Improving on the Prior Authorization Model for Medications
Jeffrey M. Cohen, MD, assistant professor of dermatology; and director, Psoriasis Treatment Program, was senior author on an article published in the International Journal of Dermatology, which proposed the addition of an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in a new, collaborative prior authorization model. This new model has the potential to decreased the burden places on physicians' offices and improve patient care.
Review Sheds Light on Understudied Truncal Acne Vulgaris
A recent review written by co-author and Yale Associate Professor of Dermatology Christopher Bunick MD, PhD and published in in "American Journal of Clinical Dermatology" characterizes truncal acne vulgaris, a psychosocially burdensome yet misunderstood skin disorder, and summarizes evaluation and treatment options.
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.
Gender and Connecting with Your Health Provider: A Q&A with Dr. Christine J. Ko
Recently, Dr. Christine J Ko wrote a book, published by Routledge, titled “How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection.” We chatted with Dr. Ko to get her insight into the roles psychology and gender play in health care interactions.
Dermatology, telemedicine and the pandemic: can skin diagnosis be done from a distance?
In the spring and summer of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking root, most medical disciplines had shifted some in-person visits to telemedicine. The ability to see a provider at a distance has transformed how people can access health care, especially when it comes to superficial conditions—those that are visible on the surface of the body. Not every specialty benefited equally from the advantages telemedicine offered, but physicians practicing dermatology quickly embraced the technology’s potential while mitigating its shortcomings. Are In-Person Visits Vital to Diagnosing Dermatological Conditions? It may seem obvious that dermatology is a specialty that is particularly reliant on in-person patient examinations. Dermatologists have long been wary of missing critical information and skeptical of technology’s ability to offer meaningful live imagery. The pandemic, however, has changed that.
On the Front Lines in Connecticut
Dermatologist Caroline Nelson, MD, from Yale School of Medicine, shares her experiences serving in the internal medicine unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. “One of the things that I’ve thought about a lot is that I became a doctor before I became a dermatologist. This experience took me back to the essence of medicine.”Source: Dermatology World
Schechner Memorial Lecture, Hosted by Department of Dermatology, to Be Given by Valentina Greco, PhD, on Oct. 30
Valentina Greco, PhD, Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics, will speak about "Principles of Skin Epithelial Tolerance Discovered by Live Imaging" on October 30 at 10 a.m., in the Fitkin Amphitheatre.
Iwasaki Is Honored by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Profesor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; and professor of dermatology, is a 2019 recipient of the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research, given by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Dermatology Grand Rounds Professor Lecture on Feb. 13: "Lessons Learned from the Other Side (of the Exam Table)"
Learn about the life of the speaker's daughter, Nicole Antaya, who has endured cystic fibrosis, CF-related diabetes, and lung transplantation, and the impact of her conditions on her family.
How do hair follicles grow? A Yale-led study untangles the science
An outstanding question in dermatology that researchers have studied for decades is: How do hair follicles emerge from a sea of seemingly uniform skin cells during embryonic development? New research findings from a Yale-led team offer answers to that question, which may lead to strategies for regenerating lost hair follicles in adults.
Yale experts treat severe, disfiguring sarcoidosis with novel therapy
An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Successful treatment of two other patients with similarly severe disease suggests an effective treatment for an incurable, sometimes life-threatening illness is within reach.
Sun Safety and skin cancer prevention
Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. As we spend our days in the sun this summer, it's important to protect your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Leventhal came to Good Morning Connecticut to share some stats and tips. Leventhal said melanoma accounts for only about one percent of skin cancers but causes a majority of skin cancer deaths. Although it is less common than other types of skin cancer, such as basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, it is more dangerous because it is more likely to spread to other parts of the body if not caught early.Source: WTNH
Five Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk
Summer is here, but enjoying longer and sunnier days outdoors means your skin is vulnerable to sunburn. Experts at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) say unless you take the right precautions, sun exposure (even if you don't get scorched) can damage your skin, causing wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. Just one sunburn during your youth doubles your chances of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.