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A native of Illinois, Jennifer G. Powers, MD, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in the History of Science. She completed her medical training at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 2008. Following an internship with Michigan State University, she completed a Dermatology Residency at Boston University, where she served as Chief Resident. From 2012-2015, she was an Assistant Professor with the Division of Dermatology at Vanderbilt, where she looked at melanoma risk factors experienced in combat and engaged with medical students as an academic coach. In August 2015, she joined Duke Dermatology where she hopes to continue her interests in chronic wounds and the microbiome. 

 

Dr. Jolene Jewell, 3rd Year resident in Dermatology presented a case at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology this month. Her case, co authored with Dr. Neil Prose, presented in the Cases of the Year session was entitled “Self-Healing Juvenile Cutaneous Mucinosis”.  Congratulations to Drs. Jewell and Prose. 

 

Departing & Incoming Dermatology Residents

Duke Dermatology celebrated the graduation of our third year residents with a dinner in their honor on June 20th.    Dr. Rebecca Bialas is joining Palm Harbor Dermatology in Palm Harbor, Florida.  She starts her new position on September 1, 2015, and will be doing general dermatology and procedures including cosmetics and lasers.  Dr. Sinae Kane will practice dermatology at Duke Dermatology – Wakefield here in North Carolina.  She will start her job in mid-August 2015 and will practice medical, surgical & cosmetic dermatology, including lasers.  Dr. Daniel Chang is joining St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California.  He will start his new position on August 17, 2015 and will practice general dermatology, inpatient consults, and possibly lasers and cosmetics.

Duke Dermatology would like to welcome our 2015-2018 Dermatology Residents: Dr. Annie Donato, Dr. Marilia Oliveira, and Dr. Ryan Thorpe. Annie Donato, MD spent her year prior to joining Duke Dermatology at New Hanover Regional Med Center and graduated Medical School from Duke University. Marilia Oliveira, MD spent her year prior to joining Duke Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and graduated Medical School from Duke University. Ryan Thorpe, MD spent his year prior to joining Duke Dermatology at Providence Sacred Heart Med Center and graduated Medical School from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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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 SDRC Translational and Innovative Award.  In close collaboration with Drs. Anthony Sung and A. Rambi Cardones, this grant will elucidate regulation of innate immunity and antimicrobial peptides and proteins in graft-versus-host-disease.
 
 
 
 

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.”
 
 
 

 

 

Latest Faculty Speaking Engagements

Angelica Selim, MD

Harvard Medical School - September 2015

-- Guest Speaker: Dermatopathology Update

 

American Society of Dermatopathology - October 2015

-- Speaker, short course

-- Leading two consultation sections

 

A. Rambi Cardones, MD
2015 BANFF-CST (Canadian Society of Transplatation) Joint Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, BC -- October 5-10
--Skin in Transplantation

 

 

 

Amanda MacLeod, MD
SDRC & Pinnell Center Annual Symposium - October 15-16, 2015
--Role of the immune system in the development of skin cancers

 

 

Jonathan Cook, MD
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in Chicago, IL -- October 15-18, 2015
-- Reconstruction of the Nose and Lips
 
 
 
 
 
Terry Lechler, PhD
American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in San Diego -- December 2015
Co-Chair of Microtubule Networks in Differentiated Cells Talk
-- Loss of Centrosomal MTOC activity upon Differentiation
 
 
 
 

Latest Faculty Publications

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
 
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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