Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center

News and Announcements

Read the latest news from the Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about the center, our leadership and our member’s latest achievements.

Announcements

  • 10.15.2019

    This year’s AOSC poster session, held Oct. 11 in Lurie Ryan Family Atrium, showcased longitudinal research findings from 141 second-year medical students.

    The AOSC is a four-year investigative project that requires students to conduct a research project regarding a chosen area of interest within biomedical research or a medically related field before graduation. The hands-on project allows students to not only develop critical thinking skills but also relationships with mentors and faculty.

    Other AOSC research focused on clinical research, such as Nari Lee’s examination of the correlation between the risk of stroke or heart attack in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis who were being treated with one of two biological drug therapies: an IL-12/23 inhibitor or a TNF alpha inhibitor.

    A big motivation for Lee’s research was the opportunity to work with data from Northwestern Medicine’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and under the mentorship of Beatrice Nardone, MD, PhD, research assistant professor of Dermatology.

  • 07.25.2019

    The SBDRC Research Retreat will be held August 26th from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium and Ryan Family Atrium. If you perform cutaneous or mucosal research, you might be interested in participating. This is an opportunity to highlight achievements in skin research, find potential new collaborators and learn about new capabilities offered by the Cores as well as examples of their value.

    If you are interested in participating in the SBDRC 2019 Research Retreat, we invite you to RSVP and submit an abstract for the poster session and/or short oral presentation.

    Abstract submissions, poster registry and attendance RSVP’s are due no later than Monday, August 12th 2019 at 5:00pm. Click here to register online today.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • 06.26.2019
    An interdisciplinary Northwestern team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding. The study was published in the journal Science.
  • 05.09.2019

    Kurt Q. Lu, MD, was formally invested as the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on April 29 at a ceremony at the Peninsula Chicago. This prestigious academic position represents the highest honor a university can bestow upon its faculty and provides protected time for Dr. Lu to pursue research projects and other scholarly pursuits.

  • 03.29.2019
    Kathleen Green, PhD, the Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr., Professor of Pathology and Toxicology and professor of Dermatology, has been named the winner of the 2019 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education.
  • Dr. Jae Choi Receives Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation
    09.26.2018

    Congratulations to SDRC member Dr. Jae Choi on being awarded the 2018 Compassionate Care Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) in recognition of their work in treatment and research for the prevention of melanoma.

     

                         

  • Skin Tissue Engineering Core Director, Dr. Bethany Perez White, Receives K01 Award
    08.30.2018

    Congratulations to the Skin Tissue Engineering Core Director, Dr. Bethany Perez White, for receiving a K01 award for her work in understanding the role of EphA2 in building epidermal tight junctions in atopic dermatitis! Please click here for further information. 

     

  • Skin Disease Research Center Director, Amy Paller, MD, selected as the recipient of the 2018 Wilma Bergfeld MD Visionary and Leadership Award
    12.11.2017

    The Skin Disease Research Center is proud to announce that our very own director, Amy Paller, MD, has been selected by her colleagues of the Women's Dermatologic Society to be the recipient of the 2018 Wilma Bergfeld, MD Visionary & Leadership Award. 

    She received the award in San Diego on Sunday, February 18, 2018. 

     

  • Roopal Kundu, MD, featured in Northwestern Magazine's Fall Issue
    11.01.2017

    Click here to view the story on Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Associate Dean for Admissions, Roopal Kundu, MD.

     

    

     

     

  • Dermatology featured in Northwestern Magazine's Fall Issue
    11.01.2017

    Click here to view the feature on the Department of Dermatology.

     

     

  • Eversight announces grant award for Northwestern University researcher, Han Peng, PhD
    08.18.2017

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    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks, has awarded a $15,000 Eye and Vision Research Grant to Northwestern University’s Han Peng, Ph.D.

    Dr. Peng was among nine recipients who received grants from Eversight for projects that aligned with the organization’s mission to restore sight and prevent blindness. The awards were determined by an independent review panel composed of distinguished scientists, ophthalmologists and health services researchers.

    Dr. Peng, a research assistant professor in the department of dermatology at Feinberg School of Medicine, is investigating a possible approach for improving the treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD), a problem that is often not recognized and treated in its early stages and may lead to corneal ulceration, scarring, chronic pain and vision loss.

    LSCD occurs because of the loss of limbal epithelial stem cells, but Dr. Peng’s research hypothesizes that an enzyme his team has identified, factor inhibiting hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (FIH-1), may preserve more stem cells. The establishment of stem-cell enriched cultures has the potential to significantly improve the outcome of corneal transplantation for patients with LSCD.

    The Eye and Vision Research Grant program has awarded more than $3.5 million since 1980 to stimulate new and pioneering research. Several of these grant projects have led to larger studies and financial support from the National Institutes of Health.

    “There’s a real void when it comes to funding the initial investigative work that can launch new and groundbreaking discoveries,” said Dr. Gregory Grossman, Eversight Director of Research. “But Eversight is committed to supporting research that may potentially lead to innovative therapies and treatments.”

    The Eversight Center for Eye and Vision Research is one of the only eye bank-led programs focused on providing scientists with innovative resources they need to find new cures and treatments for blinding eye conditions. For more information, visit eversightvision.org/research.

     

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    About Eversight: Eversight is a charitable, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. Our network of community eye banks—in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea—is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.

  • Outstanding Core Facility Award
    07.10.2015

    Skin Disease Research Center has received the Office of Research’s Outstanding Core Facility Award for 2015. This Award is bestowed on facilities that are scored in the top 10% of all Northwestern Core Facilities. The leadership of the SDRC are both humbled and proud to once again receive this award as it is a testament to our mission to provide the best services to our clients. As always, we are committed to continuously improve each of the SDRC cores and thank our clients for their continued use and support of these core facilities.

News

  • 10.15.2019

    This year’s AOSC poster session, held Oct. 11 in Lurie Ryan Family Atrium, showcased longitudinal research findings from 141 second-year medical students.

    The AOSC is a four-year investigative project that requires students to conduct a research project regarding a chosen area of interest within biomedical research or a medically related field before graduation. The hands-on project allows students to not only develop critical thinking skills but also relationships with mentors and faculty.

    Other AOSC research focused on clinical research, such as Nari Lee’s examination of the correlation between the risk of stroke or heart attack in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis who were being treated with one of two biological drug therapies: an IL-12/23 inhibitor or a TNF alpha inhibitor.

    A big motivation for Lee’s research was the opportunity to work with data from Northwestern Medicine’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and under the mentorship of Beatrice Nardone, MD, PhD, research assistant professor of Dermatology.

  • 07.25.2019

    The SBDRC Research Retreat will be held August 26th from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium and Ryan Family Atrium. If you perform cutaneous or mucosal research, you might be interested in participating. This is an opportunity to highlight achievements in skin research, find potential new collaborators and learn about new capabilities offered by the Cores as well as examples of their value.

    If you are interested in participating in the SBDRC 2019 Research Retreat, we invite you to RSVP and submit an abstract for the poster session and/or short oral presentation.

    Abstract submissions, poster registry and attendance RSVP’s are due no later than Monday, August 12th 2019 at 5:00pm. Click here to register online today.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • 06.26.2019
    An interdisciplinary Northwestern team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding. The study was published in the journal Science.
  • 05.09.2019

    Kurt Q. Lu, MD, was formally invested as the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on April 29 at a ceremony at the Peninsula Chicago. This prestigious academic position represents the highest honor a university can bestow upon its faculty and provides protected time for Dr. Lu to pursue research projects and other scholarly pursuits.

  • 03.29.2019
    Kathleen Green, PhD, the Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr., Professor of Pathology and Toxicology and professor of Dermatology, has been named the winner of the 2019 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education.
  • Dr. Jae Choi Receives Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation
    09.26.2018

    Congratulations to SDRC member Dr. Jae Choi on being awarded the 2018 Compassionate Care Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) in recognition of their work in treatment and research for the prevention of melanoma.

     

                         

  • Skin Disease Research Center Director, Amy Paller, MD, selected as the recipient of the 2018 Wilma Bergfeld MD Visionary and Leadership Award
    12.11.2017

    The Skin Disease Research Center is proud to announce that our very own director, Amy Paller, MD, has been selected by her colleagues of the Women's Dermatologic Society to be the recipient of the 2018 Wilma Bergfeld, MD Visionary & Leadership Award. 

    She received the award in San Diego on Sunday, February 18, 2018. 

     

  • Roopal Kundu, MD, featured in Northwestern Magazine's Fall Issue
    11.01.2017

    Click here to view the story on Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Associate Dean for Admissions, Roopal Kundu, MD.

     

    

     

     

  • Dermatology featured in Northwestern Magazine's Fall Issue
    11.01.2017

    Click here to view the feature on the Department of Dermatology.