Past Research Grant Recipients

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SOCS Grant Recipients & Projects

Crystal Aguh, MD
Investigating the Role of Metabolic Dysregulation in the Pathogenesis of CCCA

Shawn G. Kwatra, MD
Molecular Basis of Itch in African Americans

Temitayo A. Ogunleye, MD
Molecular Analysis of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Courtney Bagayoko, MD
Treatment outcomes for patients with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)

Giang-Huong Nguyen, MD
MicroRNA Expression Profiling of Acral Melanoma in Asian Population

Steven H. Yang, MD, PhD
Epigenetic Changes in Ethnic Human Skin During Skin Aging

Jenna O’Neil, MD
Genetic Factors in CCCA

Nada Elbuluk MD, MS
Stretch Stimulus on Melanocyte Function and Dyspigmentation in Human Skin in Vivo: A Pilot Study on Striae Distensae

Donald A. Glass, II, MD, PhD
Uncovering the Genetic Causes of Keloid Formation

Ammar Ahmed, MD
A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Oral Polypodium Leucotomos Extract as an Adjunct to Sunscreen in the Treatment of Melasma

Ginette A. Hinds (Okoye), MD
Improving acne keloidalis nuchae with targeted ultraviolet B treatment: a prospective, randomized, split-scalp comparison study

John E. Harris, MD, PhD
T cells in mouse model of vitiligo

Roopal V. Kundu, MD
Development and Validation of a Vitiligo-specific Quality of Life Instrument (VitiQol)

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Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.

By 2050, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.