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Department of Dermatology


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    Welcome to the U of M Department of Dermatology

    We are committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting investigational research and training the next generation of dermatologists.

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    Doctors Charles and Susan Crutchfield Dermatology Lectureship

    Thank you to the Crutchfield family for establishing the Crutchfield Lectureship on Ethnic Skin. This year’s outstanding speaker was Dr. Amy McMichael, Professor and Chair of Dermatology, Wake Forest University.


    Research Day 2014

    Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of awards for Outstanding Research Projects: Chen Yao, BS, Research Lab Assistant, and Addison Demer, Third Year Medical Student.

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    Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions

    The UMN Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatrics Specialty Clinic, in conjuction with Pediatric Dermatology, is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions.

Welcome to the Department of Dermatology

We are committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting investigational research and training the next generation of dermatologists. Explore our Web site to learn more about our world-renowned clinical programs, nationally recognized educational program, and pioneering clinical trials. We are dedicated to improving dermatological care not only for today, but for the future.

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Department Highlights

Upcoming events

Pediatric Dermatology 2014: Progress and Practices
Continuing Medical Education
April 25, 2014 - 8:00-12:00
Commons Hotel, Pinnacle Room
Information and Registration

Minnesota Dermatological Society Spring Meeting
April 25, 2014 - 12:00-5:00 pm
Commons Hotel, Pinnacle Room


General announcements 

Match and resident leadership results are in!

Dr. Ingrid Polcari named Associate Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program.

The Drs Charles and Susan Crutchfield Dermatology Lectureship was held on January 8th, 2014.

Check out this video on sunburn care and prevention featuring Pediatric Dermatologist Ingrid Polcari, MD.

UMN Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinic and Pediatric Dermatology announce Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions. 

Recent honors, awards and presentations

Daniel Kaplan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Immunology Center received the Young Leadership Award at the 133rd annual meeting of the American Dermatological Society held September 10th, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Marna Ericson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology is a co-investigator on the NIH UO1 grant awarded to the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Botond Igyarto received a research grant from the University of Minnesota Foundation

 Photo Credit: Marna Ericson, PhD, Assistant Professor Vessels (red), tryptase (blue) and collagen type 4(green) staining in dermis of control scalp skin. Image was collected using laser scanning confocal microscopy and is an in-focus projection of 13 1.62-micron optical sections . I800Xmag.

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Weekly Lecture Schedule

For the week of April 14, 2014 – April 18, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Location: Park Nicollet Clinic (Norwest Conf. Room, 6th Floor)

1:00-3:00: Kodachromes - Caleb Creswell, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
3:00-4:00: JAMA Journal Club - Christina Boull, MD, Dermatology Resident; Cynthia Olson, MD, Associate Professor

Friday, April 18, 2014

Location: Dermatology Department Library, 4th Floor, PWB

1:30-2:30: “Mites & Bites”
- Cindy Firkins-Smith, MD, Clinical Professor
2:30-3:30: Andrews Review (Ch. 20): Parasites - Tiffany Shih, MD, Med/Derm Resident
3:30-4:30: Quizachromes - Bethany Cook, MD, Dermatology Resident

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