Institutional Research Fellowship Grant

Skin of Color Society Foundation Institutional Research Fellowship Grant


The Institutional Research Fellowship (IRF) is a groundbreaking initiative that supports critical research on dermatologic diseases in skin of color and provides valuable opportunities for physicians of color, who are disproportionately underrepresented in dermatology and medicine. The Skin of Color Society was established to promote awareness of and excellence within skin of color dermatology through research, education, mentorship, and advocacy. SOCS recognizes the dire need to address these healthcare disparities and is working to increase the number of physicians from diverse backgrounds who can provide culturally competent care to these often—underserved communities. The IRF program provides outstanding opportunities for underrepresented minority (URM) physicians to train for and assume leadership roles in clinical care, public policy, health services research and biomedical research.

Contact Information:

Below are institutions that have provided contact information if you have questions or are interested in their respective fellowship grant programs.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Tian Ran Zhu, MD

Boston University School of Medicine
Margaret Lee, MD, PhD (PI)

Duke University School of Medicine
Jessica Braddock
Ph: 919-681-6894

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Shawn Kwatra, MD
Ph: 410-955-8662

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Giselle Singer
Ph: 212-241-3288

Northwestern University, Department of Dermatology
Stephanie Rangel, PhD
Ph: 312-503-5942

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Amanda Davies
Ph: 216-844-7546

University of California San Francisco
Wilson Liao, MD and Tina Bhutani, MD (Co-Directors)
Ph: 415-476-8364

University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Susan Taylor
Ph: 215-662-2020

University of Pennsylvania
Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE
Ph: 215-349-5551

UMass Chan Medical School
John Harris, MD, PhD
Ph: 508-856-1982

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