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Department News

Dr. Xiaoling (Shirley) Zhang, a postdoctoral associate, in Dr. Jennifer Zhang's Lab has been awarded a Research Grant from Dermatology Foundation to study the role of KIND1, a cytoskeletal protein, in skin inflammation and cancer.
 
MOHs Surgery Ambulatory Care Nurse, Lorraine Grumieaux, RN, has been recognized for her outstanding patient care and commitment to Duke Medicine and the Department of Dermatology by receiving a Strength, Hope, and Caring Award.  Duke gives this award to nominated employees who go above and beyond expectations and to those who reflect Duke's core as an organization.  We congratulate Lorraine for receiving the Strength, Hope, and Caring Award and thank her for all her hard work and dedication to her patients, the MOHs Team, and Duke Dermatology.
 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Clare Pipkin will now serve as our Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Dermatology.  Dr. Pipkin will continue on as our Clinic Director at the Patterson Place office as well.  She will provide a strong background in clinical operations as well as strong commitment to working to constantly improve operations.

 
Deborah Hannah, Dermatology/Pathology Clinical Research Unit Research Practices Manager participated in CenterWatch's inaugural Site Focus Group at the 2014 ACRP Global Conference earlier this year.  Her feedback is featured a special report in the recent issue of The CenterWatch Monthly
 

Resident News

Reed Garza, MD, 1st year Resident, presented at the Spring NC
Dermatology Conference on January 25, 2015.
Dr. Garza received 1st prize for the best resident presentation were he spoke on about "Refractory pyoderma gangrenosum as Initial Presentation of Occult Myelodysplastic Syndrome."

 

 

New Faculty Announcements

Dr. Amanda MacLeod joined the faculty of the Department of Dermatology in September 2014.  Dr. MacLeod recently completely her post-doctoral research fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute working in the laboratory of Dr. Wendy Havran.  At Duke, her research will be focused on the mechanisms of immune regulations and escape in UV induced skin cancer.  Dr. MacLeod is the recipient of an NIH K08 Career Development Award and is a great addition to our faculty.
 
 
Dr. Sheel Desai-Solomon joined the clinical faculty of the Department of Dermatology in September 2014 after completing her residency in Dermatology at the NYU School of Medicine.   Dr. Desai-Solomon previously trained in dermatology at the St. John's Institute of Dermatology in London before coming to the United States.  She has interest in general dermatology and the use of lasers in management of skin disease.  Dr. Desai-Solomon will be practicing at our Duke University Medical Center clinic in Duke South Hospital.

 

Latest Faculty Speaking Engagements

Amber Atwater, MD
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 20, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Jane Bellet, MD
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 23, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Rambi Cardones, MD
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 20, 2015
 
 
 
 
Jonathan Cook, MD
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 20, 2015
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 21, 2015
 
 
Russell Hall, MD
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 22, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Heather Lampel, MD
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 20, 2015
 
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 21, 2015
 
Terry Lechler, MD
SID Annual Mtg., Atlanta, GA – May 2015
-- CONCURRENT MINI-SYMPOSIUM 7 EPIDERMAL STRUCTURE & BARRIER FUNCTION

 

 

 

Elise Olsen, MD
Annual American Academy of Dermatology Mtg. - March 22, 2015

 


 

 

Latest Faculty Publications

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

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

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.

Wold L, Chen JK, Lampel HPHand dermatitis: an allergist’s nightmare.  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2014 Nov;14(11):474. PMID: 25228264 doi: 10.1007/s11882-014-0474-0.
 
Chang DS, Lampel HP.  What is Causing This Lip Dermatitis?  The Dermatologist. 2014 Aug; 22(8):147-150.
 
Lampel HP, Silvestri DL.  Systemic contact dermatitis: Current challenges and emerging treatments.  Curr Treat Options Allergy. 2014; 1:348-357.  doi: 10.1007/s40521-014-0029-6.
 
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.
Lalani T, Murray J. Botryomycosis. UpToDate. 2014 Oct.
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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