2012 Cutting Edge Research Grant Winners
The Cutting Edge Research Grant Program unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from the research settings to surgical practice. Since 2000, the ASDS has awarded more than $1 million in clinical research funding in surgical oncology, lasers, neuromodulators, fillers, liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. This year, the following researchers were awarded funds to complete their studies:
- Todd V. Cartee, MD, for “Impact of Early Post-Operative Water Exposure on Complications of Cutaneous Surgeries”
- Patrick M. Ellison, MD, for “A Prospective Multi-Center Characterization of Malignant Melanoma Treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery”
- Jeremy R. Etzkorn, MD, for “Mohs Surgery for Melanoma Using MART-1: A Comparison of Head and Neck Lesions with Other Anatomic Locations”
- Allison M. Hanlon, MD, for “Examination of Clinical and Genetic Differences Between Atypical Fibroxanthoma and Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma”
- Rajan Kulkarni, MD, PhD, for “Investigating Determinants of Pathogenesis in Keratoacanthomas and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas”
- Thanh-Nga Tran, MD, PhD, for “Understanding Radiation Dermatitis - A Study Pilot”
- Nathalie C. Zeitouni, MD, for "Multimodal Image-guided planning for Treatment of Thick Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers."
For more information or an application for next year’s program: visit Cutting Edge Research Grant.