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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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    Pediatric Dermatology at the University of Minnesota

    The Pediatric Specialty Care Explorer Clinic is in the East Building at 2450 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis. Call 612-365-6777 for an appointment.

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    Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program

    The Melanoma and Skin Cancer team provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive care from the initial screening to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing follow-up. For more information call the Cancer Care referral line: 855-486-7226, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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    World Congress of Hair Research Meeting 2014

    Dr. Maria Hordinsky (third from left) and other International Board members from around the world met on Jeju Island in South Korea.

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

General announcements 

The Department of Dermatology is proud to congratulate Christina Boull, M.D., who will be our first Pediatric Dermatology fellow starting July 1, 2015. Congratulations Dr. Boull!

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

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

Dermatology resident Diana Cohen, MD was nominated/selected to attend the inaugural Dermatology Entrepreneurship Conference in May, 2015.

Dermatology resident Kevin Gaddis, M.D., has been nominated and selected to serve as a representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Resident Representatives (AAMC ORR).

Lisa Hurliman MD, PhD and Leah Swanson, BS presented at the annual Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting on May 9, 2014 in Albuquerque.

Medical Student Dan Groth and Department Chair Maria Hordinsky, M.D., presented at the 8th World Congress for Hair Research 2014 on Jeju Island in South Korea.

Research Fellow Nathan Welty received the 2014 J. Jacob Kaplan award from the University of Minnesota Foundation and a travel award to the 13th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells from the Club Francophone des Cellules Dendritiques (CFCD).

Botond Igyarto, PhD, received a New Faculty Grant from the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation, a Research Scholar Award from the American Skin Association and a Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation.


 

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 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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Lecture Schedule & Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Joint Grand Rounds - Departments of Dermatology and Family Medicine
12:00-1:00 pm - Mayo 3-100
David Swanson, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
"Spiders! And a Few Friends"


Evening Grand Rounds

5:00-5:30 Patient Viewing – Derm Surgery Clinic, 4th floor PWB
5:45-8:00 Case Discussion/Dinner/Lecture – Campus Club, 4th Floor Coffman, Room ABC
David Swanson, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Dermoscopy in General Dermatology Practice
 

Friday, February 20, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pediatric Dermatology Progress and Practices
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Auditorium
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Register for this course
Register by January 22nd to take advantage of the Early Registration special rates!


Weekly Lecture Schedule

For the week of February 2, 2014 – February 6, 2014

Wednesday, February 4, 2014
Location: Dermatology Department Library, 4th Floor, PWB

1:00-2:00: Biologics (Wolverton Ch. 24-27) - Ronda Farah, MD, Assistant Professor

2:00-2:30: Board Review: Porphyrias
- Katie Ward, MD, Dermatology Resident

2:30-3:00: Board Review: Bugs - Christina Boull, MD, Dermatology Resident

3:00-4:00: JAMA Journal Club
- Cynthia Olson, MD, Associate Professor

Friday, February 6, 2014
Location: Dermatology Department Library, 4th Floor, PWB


1:30-2:00: Board Review: Pregnancy Dermatoses - Angela Aakhus, MD, Dermatology Resident

2:00-2:30: Board Review: Mnemonics to Memorize - Christina Boull, MD, Dermatology Resident

2:30-3:30: Kodachromes
- Lynda Kauls, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

3:30-4:30: JAAD Journal Club
- Maria Hordinsky, MD, Professor & Chair

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