Research in Dermatology

The national prominence held by the Department of Dermatology in basic and clinical investigation has continued to increase. The Department currently ranks sixth nationally among departments of dermatology in NIH grant support. Members of the faculty play major roles in national research organizations, including the American Board of Dermatology, the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Photomedicine Society, and the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Current extramural funding sources assigned to our department include:

  • Several NIH R01 Awards
  • VA Merit Award
  • NIH K23 Award
  • Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists
  • Galderma Pilot & Feasibility Awards
  • UT Southwestern Physician Scientist Training Program Awards
  • Skin of Color Society Research Grant
  • Clinical Sciences NIH 5-UL1 Pilot Awards
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Grant
  • Several Career Development Awards from the Dermatology Foundation

Most clinical research in our department is investigator initiated. Moreover, faculty members conduct research-oriented subspecialty clinics that offer patients unique opportunities to participate in clinical research and garner experience with new and emerging therapies. Conditions treated include: morphea, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, disorders of pigmentation, immunobullous diseases, cutaneous lymphomas, contact dermatitis, and pigmented skin lesions.

Scholarly Work

Our residents and faculty also regularly formulate and/or participate in pilot studies, scholarly clinical reports and/or reviews, industry-sponsored research initiatives, and collaborative research projects. Within the past five years, scholarly work from our Department has appeared in the following publications:

  • Nature Medicine
  • The Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • The Journal of Immunology
  • Blood
  • The European Journal of Immunology
  • Cell Stem Cell
  • Oncogene
  • PLoS Genetics
  • Experimental Dermatology
  • The British Journal of Dermatology
  • The Archives of Dermatology
  • The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatologic Therapy