Skinergy Dermatology | March/April 2015
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New minimally invasive varicose vent treatment, endovenous laser treatment (ELT) is worth considering

Dr. Margaret Mann, Director of UH Westlake Aesthetic and Laser Center, discusses a new treatment for varicose veins ETL, as well as treatment timeline and details.

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UH/CWRU study shows decline in cases of pediatric melanoma

The incidence of melanoma has been increasing in adults in the past 40 years and most studies show a similar trend in children. However, a study team led by Dr. Jeremy S. Bordeaux, Director of the UH Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program, finds that there is a declining trend in pediatric melanoma.

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Dr. Jennifer DePry awarded for advancing eye protection during phototherapy

Jennifer DePry, DO, 3rd year resident and academic chief resident, won the Daniel Koprince Award. Each year, all third year residents are required to give a lecture at the Annual American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Meeting. The Koprince Award is given to two osteopathic dermatology residents who present high-quality lectures. Jennifer DePry won the award for her presentation titled, “UVB Protective Properties of Contact Lenses with Intended Use in Photoresponsive Eyelid Dermatoses”.

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Identical Twins May Be Key to Unlocking Rosacea Mystery

As part of the National Rosacea Society’s research grants program, Dr. Daniel Popkin, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues were awarded $25,000 by the NRS this year to study the facial microbiomes of identical twins in whom only one has rosacea. The unique community of microorganisms that resides in each individual has been of recent growing interest to researchers as more understanding of the human microbiome is helping shed light on many diseases, including rosacea.

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Dermatology Foundation Research Awards

Three of our faculty were among the recipients when the 2015 Derm Foundation research awards were announced at the annual AAD meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Meg Gerstenblith received a new Patient Directed Investigation Grant for her project entitled "The Facial Microbiome in Identical Twins Discordant for Rosacea".

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