Research Grant Recipients

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SOCS Research Grant Recipients & Projects

Courtney Johnson, MD, PhD
Investigating the Molecular Differences of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas in Black Women for Personalized Therapeutic Options

Nayoung Lee, MD
Laser-Assisted Delivery of 5-Fluorouracil versus Triamcinolone in the Treatment of Keloids

Sarah Noor, MD
Patterns of Chemotherapy and Endocrine Therapy-induced Alopecia in Black Patients with Breast Cancer

The 2021 SOCS Research Grants were made possible thanks to the support from OrthoDermatologics and Pfizer.

Tarannum Jaleel, MD, MHSc
Racial Variation in the Effect of Sex Hormones in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Maggi Ahmed, MD, MSc
Melanocyte Transplantation Plus Topical JAK Inhibitor or Tacrolimus for Treatment of Vitiligo: A Randomized Comparative Study

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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