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Duke Lightner Dermatology Selected as Best of the Best Finalist

The PDC congratulates Duke Lightner Dermatology in Raleigh on being selected as a finalist in the 2015 Best Dermatology Practice competition hosted by Wake Weekly magazine.  Dr. Virginia Lightner, Dr. Sinae Kane and their team were chosen from more than 53,000 ballots submitted from across the Triangle.

 

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Faculty Awards

M. Angelica Selim, MD, in collaboration with Francisco Robles, PhD and WS Warren, PhD, has received the “Best Abstract Presentation” in the XXIII World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvar Disease in New York City.  The title of their presentation is “Quantitative Molecular Imaging of Microscopic Pigment Chemistry in Female Genital Tract Melanocytic Lesions using Pump-Probe Laser Microsopy.”

 
Amanda MacLeod, MD and her lab have received the Duke Cancer Institute Pilot Project Award for their studies "Novel Regulation of Cutaneous DNA Repair by Immune Cells."
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jonathan Cook, MD has been named Newsweek Magazine's "Top Doctors for Cancer."
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Zhang, PhD has received an RO3. The title of her RO3 is “The role of MALT1 in Melanoma Growth and Tumorigenesis.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Terry Lechler, PhD has received a RO1. The title of his RO1 is “Role of Cell Adhesion and the Cytoskeleton in Epidermal Integrity.”
 
 
 

 

Elise Olsen, MD has been named Newsweek Magazine's "Top Doctors for Cancer."

 

 

 

Dr. Neil ProseOver the past several years, Neil Prose, MD has helped to create instructional videos on doctor-patient communication for neurosurgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, ENT surgeons, and urologists.  The nuerosurgery videos are now the core of a national course for residents in neurosurgery, and the success of that program was documented in a recent article in the Journal of Surgical Education.  In addition, several of the videos are available online to registrants of the Open School of the Institute of Health Care Improvement (IHI).  Courses at the school reach 250,000 students and residents in 76 countries.

Latest Faculty Speaking Engagements

Sarah Myers, MD
74th Annual Academy of Dermatology Meeting in Washington, DC - March 4-8, 2016
--Panelist: International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative Meeting

 


 

Angelica Selim, MD

74th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting in Washington, DC - March 4-8, 2016

--Speaker: Advanced Dermatopatholgy

--Speaker: Journal Watch Dermatology

 

 
 
 
 
Jane Bellet, MD
74th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting in Washington, DC - March 3-8, 2016
-- Program Director: Pre-AAD Society of Pediatric Dermatology
-- Speaker, Council for Nail Disorders
-- Challenges of Pediatric Nail Disease Speaker
-- Practice Gaps in Dermatology:  Are We Doing What the Evidence Tells Us We Should? Tips for Your Practice
-- Pediatric Hyperhidrosis Speaker/Facilitator
-- Nail Surgery Workshops
 
 

Amanda MacLeod, MD
Duke Dermatology Grand Rounds, Feb 17, 2016
-- Skin-resident innate and adaptive immunity

 

 

 
 
Jennifer Powers, MD
SAWC in Atlanta, GA -- April 2016
-- Malignant and inflammatory wounds
 

 

 

 

Sarah Wolfe, MD

Dermatology Grand Rounds - Virginia Commonwealth University -- February 24, 2016
--HIV and the Skin

 

 

Terry Lechler, PhD

Gordon Research Seminar on Cell Polarity Signaling in West Dover, VT -- June 11-12, 2106
--Spindle orientation in epidermal development and disease

 

 

Latest Faculty Publications

Olsen EA, ed. Issue of Dermatologic Clinics on Cutaneous Lymphoma.
 
Olsen EA. Evaluation, diagnosis and staging of cutaneous lymphoma. Accepted for publication Dermatologic Clinics.
 
Olsen EA, Hodak E, Anderson T, Carter JB, Henderson M, Cooper K, Lim HW.  Guidelines for Phototherapy of Mycosis Fungoides and Sezary Syndrome: A Consensus Statement of the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium (USCLC).  Accepted for publication, J Am Acad Dermatol.
Dr. Angelica SelimHoang M, Selim MA, eds. Vulvar Pathology. Springer, 2015 edition.
Dr. Navjeet Sidhu-MalikPomerantz H, Hogan D, Eilers D, Swetter SM, Chen SC, Jacob SE, Warshaw EM, Stricklin G, Dellavalle RP, Sidhu-Malik N, Konnikov N, Werth VP, Keri J, Lew R, Weinstock MA; for the Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention (VAKCC) Trial Group. Long-term Efficacy of Topical Fluorouracil Cream, 5%, for Treating Actinic Keratosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 May 7. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.0502.

Kim JK, Ahmad A, Selim MAOlsen EACardones ARDisseminated Cutaneous Cytomegalovirus Infection Following Total Body Electron Beam Irradiation for Mycosis Fungoides. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Lee SY, Cardones AR, Doherty J, Nightingale K, Palmeri M. Preliminary Results on the Feasibility of Using ARFI/SWEI to Assess Cutaneous Sclerotic Diseases. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2015 Aug 7. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.06.007 [Epub ahead of print].

Poster - SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- Retrospective study comparing outcomes among patients receiving rituximab vs conventional adjuvant therapy for pemphigus vulgaris. 
-- Patients with sorafenib induced drug eruptions can be successfully re-challenged. 
-- Novel imaging techniques for quantifying cutaneous sclerosis.
 
Poster - SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- A counter-intuitive role for caspase-3 in promoting genetic instability and skin carcinogenesis.

Liu X, He Y, Li F, Huang Q, Kato TA, Hall RP, Li CY.  Caspase-3 Promotes Genetic Instability and Carcinogenesis. Mol Cell. 2015 Apr 8. PMID; 25866249 doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2015.03.003

Liu X, He Y, Li F, Huang Q, Kato TA, Hall RP, Li CY.  Caspase-3 Promotes Genetic Instability and Carcinogenesis. Mol Cell. 2015 Apr 8. PMID; 25866249 doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2015.03.003
 

Poster - SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015 -- A counter-intuitive role for caspase-3 in promoting genetic instability and skin carcinogenesis. Xinjian Liu, Fang Li, and Chuan-Yuan Li

Liu X, He Y, Li F, Huang Q, Kato TA, Hall RP, Li CY.  Caspase-3 Promotes Genetic Instability and Carcinogenesis. Mol Cell. 2015 Apr 8. PMID; 25866249 doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2015.03.003
 

Poster - SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- ENTPD1 and PD-1/PD-1 ligands are highly expressed by skin-resident immune cells in subsets of human SCC.
 
 
Cook JL. Tunneled and transposed island flaps in facial reconstructive surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2014 Sep;40 Suppl 9:S16-29. PMID: 25158873 doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000119.
 
Poster - SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- Retrospective study comparing outcomes among patients receiving rituximab vs conventional adjuvant therapy for pemphigus vulgaris.
-- Novel imaging techniques for quantifying cutaneous sclerosis.
 
Liu X, He Y, Li F, Huang Q, Kato TA, Hall RP, Li CY.  Caspase-3 Promotes Genetic Instability and Carcinogenesis. Mol Cell. 2015 Apr 8. PMID; 25866249 doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2015.03.003
 
Lechler T, "Studying Cell Biology in the Skin" in Molecular Biology of the Cell, commissioned review
 
Poster - SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- FRA1 plays an essential role in skin, head and neck cancer cell growth and migration .
--NuMA/microtubule interactions are critical for asymmetric cell divisions and epidermal morphogenesis.
Poster -- SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- ENTPD1 and PD-1/PD-1 ligands are highly expressed by skin-resident immune cells in subsets of human SCC.
 
MacLeod AS, Mansbridge, JN. The Innate Immune System in Acute and Chronic Wounds.  Advances in Wound Care. eprint 2015 Mar 25.  doi: 10.1089/wound.2014.0608.
 
Poster - SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- FRA1 plays an essential role in skin, head and neck cancer cell growth and migration.
--ENTPD1 and PD-1/PD-1 ligands are highly expressed by skin-resident immune cells in subsets of human SCC.
--miR29b1 plays an important role in epidermal cell growth and survival. 
 
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