2014 Research Grants Awarded

In 2014, five grants were awarded to fund pilot research projects on skin cancer detection and treatment, including three $25,000 grants. Proposals submitted by dermatology residents, fellows and young faculty are evaluated by the Foundation’s Research Grants Committee, and grants are awarded to projects based on their relevance to the Foundation’s mission of combating the skin cancer epidemic.


The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Grant Award │$25,000

Presented by Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf

“Notch Pathway Repression in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma”

Sarah Arron, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco

Funding for this award was made possible by Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf.
 



The Dr. Alfred W. Kopf Research Grant Award│$25,000

Presented by Leonard H. Goldberg, MD

“The Role of Voriconazole in Promoting UV-induced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma”

Michael Gober, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

Funding for this award was made possible by committed Skin Cancer Foundation donors.
 



The Skin Cancer Foundation Research Award│$25,000

Presented by Leonard H. Goldberg, MD

The Effect of mTOR Inhibition in the Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Ling Gao, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas

Funding for this award was made possible by committed Skin Cancer Foundation donors.
 



The Todd Nagel Memorial Award│$15,000

Presented by Mrs. Linda Nagel

“Optimization of Mohs Surgery for Melanoma In Situ.”

Christine A. Liang, MD, Clinical Instructor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Funding for this award was made possible by The Todd Nagel Golf Open.
 



The Skin Cancer Foundation Research Award│$10,000

Presented by David Polsky, MD, PhD

“Expression of Notch and c-jun in Photoprotected and Photodamaged Skin as Compared to Actinic Keratosis and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.”

Yevgeniy Balagula, MD, Dermatology Resident at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland

Funding for this award was made possible by committed Skin Cancer Foundation donors.