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Department News

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 handwork 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 stong 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. http://www.centerwatch.com/pdfs/cwm2109_InvestigativeSitesEyeView.pdf

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 Annoucement

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 reserach 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 previoiusly 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 managment of skin disease.  Dr. Desai-Solomon will be practicing at our Duke University Medical Center clinic in Duke South Hospital.


Latest Faculty Speaking Engagements

Dr. Jonathan Cook  presented several lectures at the upcoming American Society for Dermatology Annual meeting on November 6-9, 2014 in San Diego, California.  Dr. Cook spoke on surgical reconstruction of the nose and face, including "The pedicled nasolabial flap-design and execution suggestions to improve functional and aesthetice outcomes."


Dr. Jane Bellet was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Dermatology at Geisinger Health System on October 30-31, 2014 in Danville, Pennsylvania. She spoke on the following topics: "Developmental Anomalies: From Scalp to Spine" and "Pediatric Hyperhidrosis: Diagnosis and Management."


Dr. Heather Lampel was the Grand Rounds speaker at the Department of Dermatology at Virginia Commonwealth University in September 2014.  She spoke on the following topics: "Occupational Dermatitis:A Working Diagnosis" and "Great Cases from the Contact Dermatitis Clinic."

Dr. Lampel also spoke at the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association Annual Meeting in September 2014.  She spoke on "Dermatology: an Occupational Focus."

Dr. Elise Olsen spoke on three occations resently regarding Hair Loss and Alopecia. Below are the locations and topics of her lectures:

"Update on Female Pattern Hair Loss" at the Annual Summer AAD Meeting in Chicago, Ill on August 10, 2014

"Update on Alopecia Areata" at Duke Dermatology Grand Rounds on September 17, 2014

"Update on Alopecia" at the 33rd Anniversary Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas, NV on October 16-19, 2014

Dr. Neil Prose as the Grand Rounds speaker at Campell University School of Medicine in Lillington, NC on October 17, 2014.  He spoke on "An International Perspective on Doctor-Patient Communication."


Dr. Michelle Pavlis was a guest on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio on October 23, 2014.  The topic of her discussion on "Gigapixel Whole-Body Photographic Camera for Skin Cancer Screening."





Dr. Amber Atwater gave her expert anaylsis regarding Gold and nickel lead list of eyelid irritants to Skin and Allergy News. Click on the blue link to read Dr. Atwater's thoughts on eyelid dermatitis.


Latest Faculty Publications

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.

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.

Lalani T, Murray J. Botryomycosis. UpToDate. 2014 Oct.


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