Bacteria hijack a meningeal neuroimmune axis to facilitate brain invasion
Click to read Dr. Felipe Almeida de Pinho Ribeiro’s first-authored paper “Bacteria hijack a meningeal neuroimmune axis to facilitate brain invasion“ published in Nature – the leading international weekly journal of science. The meninges are densely innervated by nociceptive sensory neurons that mediate pain and headache. Bacterial meningitis causes life-threatening infections of the meninges and […]
What to know about the kind of skin cancer Jill Biden was treated for (Links to an external site)
Assistant Professor Dr. Basia Michalski was quoted in the recent Washington Post article describing the Mohs procedure first lady Jill Biden recently underwent for basal cell carcinoma.
7 Dermatologist-Approved Ways to Treat Yourself (Links to an external site)
Our very own Basia Michalski, MD, board certified Dermatologist, shares their own tried and true special skin-care practices.
Dr. Carrie Coughlin Awarded Center for Race Ethnicity and Equity Scholar Grant
Dr. Carrie Coughlin along with Dr. Richard Dunham of Wash U Neurology were recently awarded the 2022 CRE2 Scholar Grant for their project “Investigating Patient Stigma through Visual Arts” For more information on the CRE2 Scholar Grant click here.
Wash U Derm Physician-Scientist Training Program Alumnus Wins LEO Foundation Award (Links to an external site)
Dr. David Chen Receives 2022 Young Investigator Award (Links to an external site)
Dr. David Chen was recently awarded the 2022 Young Investigator Award by the Cancer Research Foundation. The Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award is a $100,000 grant covering two years of work. It is meant to assist promising early career cancer scientist build a primary data set and lay the groundwork for much larger projects. […]
Dr. Laurin Council, PGY3 Daniel Schlessinger, and PGY2 Aubriana McEvoy Published Quiz in JID
Dr. Laurin Council and two of our residents Dr. Daniel Schlessinger, PGY3, and Dr. Aubriana McEvoy, PGY2, published a short review article and quiz regarding genetic drivers of precancerous lesions to squamous cell carcinoma. The article and quiz can be found in the Jan 2022 Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Click here to read and test […]
Dr. Ilana Rosman, residency program director, discusses residency match during COVID-19 pandemic with Dermatology Weekly (Links to an external site)
Our residency program director Dr. Ilana Rosman is a national leader in resident selection and recruitment, and serves as the Chair of the Association Professors of Dermatology’s Residency Program Directors Section. She was interviewed by Dr. Candrice Heath as part of Dermatology Weekly’s Covid Conversations. Dr. Rosman and Dr. Heath discussed the residency application process during the pandemic and beyond, as well as how to make the resident selection process more equitable in the future.
PGY-2 residents Drs. Daniel Schlessinger & Ian Ferguson accepted into this year’s Virtual Magic Wand Initiative (Links to an external site)
Congratulations to PGY-2 residents Drs. Daniel Schlessinger & Ian Ferguson for their acceptance into this year’s Virtual Magic Wand Initiative. This is a fantastic program that engages dermatologists at all levels to identify and solve clinical problems through innovation.
Dr. Carrie Coughlin awarded the Dermatology Foundation’s Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award
Director of Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Carrie Coughlin, was awarded a competitive Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Coughlin runs a pediatric pigmented lesions clinic and also serves as the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director. Her work focuses on supporting children with congenital melanoctyic nevi, pigmented lesions that are present at birth and can be a cause of social and emotional distress as they grow.
Itch-Scratch Cycle and Its Impact on Patients: Dr. Brian Kim’s discussion with The Dermatologist. (Links to an external site)
Our very own Dr. Brian Kim discusses the itch-scratch cycle, barrier disruptions, and inflammatory mechanisms of eczema with The Dermatologist. Dr. Kim is an internationally-recognized leader in dermatology, itch, and immunology, and continues to innovate in our field.
Medical student receives fellowship to study skin microbiome, diseases (Links to an external site)
Faisal Ahmad, a second-year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of 55 recipients of a $5,000 summer research fellowship from the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.
Treating Eczema on the face: A Q&A With Dr. Brian Kim (Links to an external site)
Dr. Brian Kim sits down with MyEczemaTeam to have an in-depth conversation on understanding the best ways to manage symptoms of eczema when they occur on the face.
Paths to Entrepreneurship: Precision Skincare and Drugs to Improve IVF and Contraceptives; Dr. Cristina de Guzman Strong and Dr. Liang Ma (Links to an external site)
Dr. Ilana Rosman featured on Topical: The Dermatology Podcast- Revamping the Application Process (Links to an external site)
Washington University Dermatology Residency Program Director, Dr. Ilana Rosman, was interviewed on Topical: The Dermatology Podcast about
the upcoming residency application process, and how she has worked with the Association of Professors of Dermatology to improve the process for both students and programs.
Changes to the Step 1 Scoring System and Impact on Dermatology Residents (Links to an external site)
Residency program director Dr. Ilana Rosman discussed how the upcoming change in Step 1 score reporting will impact dermatology applicants as part of The Dermatologist video series.
Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will present at the ASDS Journal Club. (Links to an external site)
This Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm CDT, Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will be presenting at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Journal Club. Dr. Michalski will discuss “Variation in Prescribing and Factors Associated With the Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Mohs Surgery: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study” published in Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Rachel Kyllo will discuss “Buffered lidocaine 1%/epinephrine 1:100,000 with sodium bicarbonate in a 3:1 ratio is less painful than a 9:1 ratio: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial” published in the JAAD.
Regional Educational Series: Strategies for Addressing Workplace Sexism for the Young Dermatologist (Links to an external site)
Dr. Laurin Council, Director of Dermatology Surgery and of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, will participate in a panel on August 20, 2020 discussing workplace sexism as part of the Women’s Dermatologic Society Regional Educational Series for dermatology residents and faculty.
Residency, Med School Interviews Go Virtual: What to know (Links to an external site)
These changes represent a potential opportunity to reduce costs, avoid bias, and increase opportunities, according to administrators. “I think it has the potential to be really beneficial to programs and to applicants,” Rosman says. “Beyond this crisis, we can implement what we’ve learned from conducting virtual interviews to improve the process in the long term.”