Yale scientists chosen by White House to expedite cancer research
Yale is one of three institutions that have been honored with the White House Cancer Moonshot research grant. Yale's Douglas Hanlon, PhD, research scientist in dermatology, and Richard Edelson, MD, the Anthony N. Brady Professor of Dermatology, describe their groundbreaking research, using mRNA technology to create a vaccine that targets only cancer cells.Source: WTNH News 8
National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Clinical Trials Research Program Admits William D. Shipman, MD, PhD
William D. Shipman, MD, PhD, a PGY-4 resident and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Dermatology, joins the fall cohort of the National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Clinical Trials Research Program. The purpose of the Program is to train and diversify clinical trial Principal Investigators, thereby increasing the diversity among trial participants and generating a more inclusive and comprehensive body of research data.
Woman's Colleague Spots Mark on Her Arm That Led to Cancer Diagnosis
A rise in melanoma cases in recent years has led the American Cancer Society to estimate that approximately 97,610 new cases will be diagnosed in 2023, resulting in 7,990 deaths. Although the average age to receive a diagnosis is 65, melanoma can occur at any age and is prevalent in young females. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk of melanoma or to catch it early. Dr. Jonathan Leventhal, the director of the Onco-Dermatology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center said that UV exposure is the primary risk of skin cancer, so the importance of sun safety shouldn't be underestimated. "UV exposure is the greatest environmental risk factor, so prevention includes avoiding UV damage to the skin," Leventhal told Newsweek. "Avoid tanning beds, protect skin outdoors by seeking shade, wear protective clothing, hat, and sunglasses, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or above, and reapply frequently.Source: Newsweek
Christopher G. Bunick, MD, PhD, Receives the American Acne and Rosacea Society's 2023 Research Scholar Award
Associate Professor of Dermatology Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the The American Acne and Rosacea Society’s (AARS) 2023 Research Scholar Award. The Award will support Dr. Bunick's ongoing research into more effective, antibiotic-resistant treatments for Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes).Source: Practical Dermatology
1st ARPA-H Grant: mRNA-Based Anti-Cancer and Anti-Microbial Vaccine Development
Cancer vaccines utilizing mRNA vaccine technology have such potential that ARPA-H, a newly established White House-originated program, has made it the focus of its first ever grant to be split among teams at Emory University, Yale School of Medicine, and the University of Georgia.
Simon Roy, MD Awarded Grant for Diversifying Acral Melanoma Research
Yale Dermatology Clinical Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow Simon Roy, MD has received a $50,000 Dermatology Fellowship Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance. This competitive grant boosts Dr. Roy's efforts to conduct research into acral melanoma - a rare and understudied melanoma subtype - among a diverse patient population.
August Is Psoriasis Action Month: Experts Offer Treatment Tips
Safe and effective new treatments for psoriasis are widely available. For patients with high-impact limited disease, physicians can even recommend systemic/biologic therapy or phototherapy, according to Bruce Strober, MD, PhD, clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of MedicineSource: Practical Dermatology
Yale dermatologist warns of sun dangers
Yale Associate Professor of Dermatology Kathleen Suozzi, MD stresses the importance of protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays to prevent melanoma and offers tips on how to identify potentially dangerous changes in the skin's appearance.Source: WTNH News8
Do “Beauty Boosters” Like Collagen and Biotin Really Work?
Assistant Professor of Dermatology Amanda Zubek, MD, PhD explains the science behind and potential safety risks of ingesting beauty supplements such as collagen and biotin, which are widely believed to promote healthy skin and hair.Source: HealthDay
This Was No Ordinary Sunburn. What Was Wrong?
An 80-year-old man presented with a mysterious red rash that developed whenever his skin was exposed to sunlight, but was not a sunburn. Yale's Jeff Cohen, MD treated this patient, who eventually diagnosed him with solar urticaria, a rare allergic reaction to cellular changes caused by sunlight.Source: New York Times
Yale Cancer Center Warns About Melanoma Risks as Summer Heats Up
The hot weather may be bringing more people outside this week, but it may come at a cost. The next time you go to the beach consider your skin. "Every sunburn is dangerous," said Dr. Kathleen Suozzi, dermatologic surgeon at Yale Cancer Center.Source: News12 Connecticut
Peggy Myung, MD, PhD Wins $30K Biotech Accelerator Award
Peggy, Myung, MD, PhD, an expert in hair follicle development and regeneration at Yale, has been honored with eh $30K Biotech Accelerator Award by the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale for her innovative research that leverages key molecular signals to induce hair follicle formation.