Duke Dermatology Named NIH Center for Skin Disease Research
Duke Dermatology has been named by the NIH as one of four recently funded Skin Disease Research Centers by the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. This award will support core laboratories in Cell and Gene modification, Animal Models and Tissue Engineering and in Tissue Procurement and Analysis. In addition, the Center will work with the Pinnell Center for Investigative Dermatology in developing new projects focused on expanding the breadth of skin disease research at Duke, translating laboratory results in to clinical medicine and in mentoring young scientist in skin disease research.
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.
Resident awarded top presentation at NC. Dermatology Association Summer Meeting
Dr. Jolene Jewell presented a case of cutaneous Rosai Dorfman Disease at the North Carolina Dermatology Association summer meeting.
Dr. Jewell’s presentation was recognized as the best resident presentation at the meeting. Congratulations to Dr. Jewell and to her co – author Dr. Burton for an outstanding presentation.
Duke Dermatology would like to announce the promotion of Jane S. Bellet, MD to the rank of Associate Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Bellet has developed an active pediatric dermatology practice, with a focus on procedural dermatology in children, including surgical and laser procedures. She has added additional expertise in diseases of the nail and is seeing both adults and children and significant nail disorders. She has also developed expertise in the treatment of hyperhidrosis. A special area of clinical expertise of Dr. Bellet relates to the diagnosis and management of patients with hemangiomas/port wine stains and other vascular malformations. Dr. Bellet is an excellent pediatric dermatologist who is committed to the care of children, the advancement of knowledge in this area of medicine and to teaching and we would like to say congratulations on her promotion.
He has also been named to the steering committee of “Defining Global Health Humanities at Duke,” a newly-funded project aimed at coordinating efforts of scholars in humanities and global health.