News & Events

General Announcements

Peds Derm Annual Meeting 2017

Congratulations to the pediatric dermatology team for hosting another successful Pediatric Dermatology Progress & Practices CME.  Invited speaker, Jane Bellet, MD, from Duke University lectured on pediatric nail disease and pediatric hyperhidrosis.  Other UMMCH lecturers included, Nancy Harper,MD from the Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Siobhan Flanagan,MD (interventional radiology) and Colleen Correll, MD (pediatric rheumatology). 

This is the 4th year as course director for Kristen Hook.  Planning committee members included Ingrid Polcari, MD, Sheilagh Maguiness, MD and Bri Schwab,RN.  

Pictured left to right:Christina Boull,MD, Ingrid Polcari, MD, Jane Bellet, MD, Kristen Hook, MD, Sheilagh Maguiness, MD.

Honors, awards and presentations

Dermatology Faculty in the News

Dr. Kristen Hook, Director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology, recently shared her expertise about allergy to preservatives found in household products with KSTP TV.

Assistant Professor Sheilagh Maguiness, M.D. is featured in the U of M Masonic Children's Hospital newsletter article, "Scary start, happy ending," for her successful treatment of infantile hemangiomas.

Congratulations to Pediatric Dermatologist Ingrid Polcari, M.D. for being named a Rising Star by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine in their article, "In the Spotlight: 2017 Top Doctors, Rising Stars Edition."

Dermatologic Surgeon Amanda Tschetter, M.D., explains how Mohs surgery has changed the way we treat skin cancer in the MHealth article, "Five things to know about Mohs surgery for skin cancer."

Dr. Hilary Reich was interviewed by Twelve.tv about the University of Minnesota's Melanoma Monday event held Monday, May 2nd at the MHealth Maple Grove clinics. Melanoma Monday is a free skin cancer screening event sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. Check out the video for information about staying safe in the sun.

Dermatology Professor and Department Chair Dr. Maria Hordinsky was interviewed by CBS Minnesota about the increase in traction alopecia in people of all ages. Traction alopecia is caused by certain hairstyles that pull hair over extended time periods, causing breakage and sometimes permanent damage to the hair follicle. Read more in Angela Davis' story More Women Losing Hair Due to Certain Styles.

Dermatology Professor Erin Warshaw, M.D. contributed to Ana Wilde Mathews' article for the Wall Street Journal titled, "Surprise Allergies to 'Natural' Skin-Care Products" about how Dermatologists are seeing an increase in allergic reactions to products containing botanical substances. Dr. Warshaw is a member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group.

Drs. Sheilagh Maguiness and Lucie TurcottePediatric Dermatologist and Assistant Professor Sheilagh Maguiness, M.D. and Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Lucie Turcotte, M.D. are a launching a study with the support of Minnesota Masonic Charities to evaluate infants and children with a mast cell disorder called cutaneous mastocytosis. While their initial work will focus on this specific mast cell disorder, they hope to expand their study to include other mast cell disorders and eventually create a center of excellence for mast cell disease at the University of Minnesota.

Upcoming events

Clinical Research Division Recruiting Study Subjects

The Clinical Research Division in the Department of Dermatology conducts ongoing studies of novel therapeutic agents. The Division is currently enrolling subjects for studies in:

  • alopecia areata
  • psoriasis
  • cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  • atopic dermatitis
  • discoid lupus erythematosus

We are also recruiting for normal control subjects. Please contact the clinical research office at 612-624-5721 for more information or to see if you qualify.

Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions

The University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatrics Specialty Clinic, in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Dermatology, is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions. Experts in the fields of Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Survery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Ophthalmology, Hematology/Oncology and Interventional Radiology have collaborated to provide multi-disciplinary care for children in Minnesota and the Midwest. Call 612-672-5932 for more information, 612-365-6777 for an appointment.