Dermatology Research

  • Contributed to the Marion B. Sulzberger Chair of Dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Granted “Best Dermatology Research” awards to University of Miami dermatologists in training for outstanding dermatology research.
  • Funded the training of research assistants in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Blistering Diseases

  • Supported research on a novel treatment using bioengineered skin to stimulate wound healing in patients with epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic disease that causes blisters in the skin and mucous membranes.
  • Supported research on the effect of early corticosteroid therapy on the skin eruption and pain of herpes zoster
    (shingles).

Skin Infections

  • Provided grants to support field research on tropical bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases, including endemic impetigo in Puerto Rico, “immersion foot syndrome,” in Vietnam and endemic scabies in the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama.
  • Supported a global health initiative to eradicate scabies in the indigenous Kuna Indian population of the San Blas Islands that led to validation of 5 % Permethrin cream as the preferred treatment.

Skin Cancer and Melanoma

  • Provided grants to support cutting edge scientific research on skin cancer.

Wound Healing

  • Provided grants to support cutting edge scientific research on wound healing, including the benefits of occlusive dressings.
  • Provided grants to develop education regarding public health implications of chronic wounds

Psoriasis

  • Provided grants to support cutting edge scientific research on psoriasis.

Drug Delivery

  • Provided grants to support cutting edge scientific research on transdermal delivery of drugs

Education

  • Funded the publication of a manual on fungi that cause skin, hair and nail infections.
  • Provided support for Dr. Victor Witten’s Profiles of the Past: An Audio History of Dermatology, a compilation of audio interviews chronicling the history of dermatology.
  • Awarded travel grants to enable physicians and investigators to attend national and international scientific meetings to present research supported by the Dermatology Foundation of Sout

Scholarships

  • Granted scholarships for fellowship training in dermatopathology and a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering and the skin in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Medical Equipment

  • Provided funds for the acquisition of a multi-head microscopic to facilitate the training of medical and dermatology students and dermatopathology fellows.

Access to Care

  • Provided a grant to establish a contact dermatitis clinic in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
  • Provided a grant to support a dermato-immunology laboratory at Vargas Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela.