Honors & Awards

Medical Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Congratulations to Dr. Noah Goldfarb, Assistant Professor, for speaking on medical management of hidradenitis suppurativa at the 2019 Summer American Academy of Dermatology Meeting.

We look forward to his contributions in the upcoming evidence based screening guidelines.

New Allergy Clinic!

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Congratulations to Dr. Paul Bigliardi  and his team on the opening of the new Allergy Clinic! This clinic will provide comprehensive testing including patch testing, drug and food allergy testing. Dr. Paul Bigliardi is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology.

Society for Pediatric Dermatology 44th Annual Meeting

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Congratulations to BS student Jamie Schlarbaum and Dr. Kristen Hook for their excellent poster presentation at the Society for Pediatric Dermatology 44th annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

2019 Mentorship Award Recipients

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Congratulations to Drs. Sigrid Collier and Matthew Mansh for being among those who were acknowledged for their mentorship awards. The WDS Mentorship Award Program was created to help promote the concept of Mentorship within the WDS by establishing long-term relationships between Mentors and Mentees. The purpose of the award is to develop mentoring relationships that might not otherwise be possible due to distance or funding availability. The program helps develop leadership potential in candidates who have shown early promise through exceptional activities, which will enhance their contributions to dermatology and medicine.

Dr. Collier’s mentor for this award is Dr. Esther Freeman who is an epidemiologist and dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. During her time with Dr. Freeman, Dr. Collier will develop her global health research experience by learning from Dr. Freeman's work improving the Kaposi's sarcoma care cascade in Kenya and Uganda. 

Dr. Mansh will be spending time at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA learning about cutting-edge, best practices for the prevention, screening, and management of non-melanoma skin cancers in transplant patients under the mentorship of Maryam Asgari, MD MPH and other members of the MGH High Risk Skin Cancer Program.

AAD Cochrane Scholarship

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Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Jacobsen for being awarded the AAD Cochrane Scholarship to attend the 2019 Cochrane Colloquium, October 22-25, 2019, Santiago, Chile where she plans to study health care disparities in dermatology.

This award program is founded on the goal of expanding the training in-and reach of-evidence-based medicine in dermatology. This award also provides residents the opportunity to develop a systematic review in a dermatology area or to update and highlight areas for future dermatologic basic and clinical research that will support AAD clinical guideline development.

Promotion to Associate Professor

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Congratulations to Dr. Sheilagh Maguiness for her promotion to Associate Professor in the Academic track at the University of Minnesota!

Resident International Grant from The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

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Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Kenneweg for being awarded a Resident International Grant from The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to participate in a four to six week elective in Botswana.

This grant gives residents an opportunity to learn about the care of tropical and HIV-related dermatologic conditions as well as how to practice routine dermatology with finite resources. Residents are expected to prepare lectures and presentations, develop a database of photos, submit teledermatology consults, and present reports of their activities to the Academy and their home programs.

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Christina Boull on her new leadership position! Dr. Boull will now be the Program Director for the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship and the Advanced Derm Course director. Dr. Boull looks forward to taking on these new roles and is committed to supporting learners of all stages to appreciate the depth of our specialty.

Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship (GIA)

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Congratulations to Dr. David Pearson, Assistant Professor, for being awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship (GIA) for development of a 3D printed cutaneous ultraviolet/visible photodiode!

The Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship program (GIA) promotes the research, scholarly, and artistic activities of faculty and supports both independent research and academic excellence throughout the University.

2019 VA Supervisor of the Year Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Bershow, Head of Dermatology at the Minneapolis VAMC for being selected to receive the 2019 VA Supervisor of the Year Award.

One of the Workforce Engagement Council’s goals is to identify ways to improve respectful communication, develop reward and recognition strategies and establish incentive programs that facilitate outstanding service, creativity, innovation and accountability for achievement of VHA goals.

Medical Dermatology Society (MDS) Mentorship Award

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Med Derm resident Dr. Amrita Goyal-O'Leary received a Medical Dermatology Society (MDS) Mentorship Award to spend a month working with Dr. Youn Kim at Stanford to learn more about cutaneous lymphoma and clinical trials.

Recently, she was also recognized as an HONORS Grant recipient, and received an ASH Abstract Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego. In January 2019, Dr. Goyal-O’Leary also received a T-cell Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation Travel Grant to attend the conference in La Jolla, CA, where she gave an oral presentation on the epidemiology of primary cutaneous gamma/delta T-cell lymphoma. Congratulations to Dr. Goyal-O'Leary for all her accomplishments and these awards.

Women’s Dermatologic Society 46th Annual Meeting

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Congratulations to Drs. Lori Fiessinger, Amrita Goyal-O'Leary, and Walter Liszewski for being among those who were acknowledged for their mentorship awards at the 2019 WDS meeting.

The WDS Mentorship Award Program was created to help promote the concept of Mentorship within the WDS by establishing long-term relationships between Mentors and Mentees. The purpose of the award is to develop mentoring relationships that might not otherwise be possible due to distance or funding availability. The program helps develop leadership potential in candidates who have shown early promise through exceptional activities, which will enhance their contributions to dermatology and medicine.

Distinguished Alumni Award

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Dr. Mark Dahl, Professor Emeritus and former Department Head, was recently selected as a recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which will be presented at the Medical School Alumni Awards Banquet, on Wednesday, April 24.

The Distinguished Alumni Award, formerly known as the Alumni Recognition Award, recognizes University of Minnesota Medical School graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their communities—at the local, regional, or national level—through medical practice, teaching, research, or other humanitarian activities. Nominees are graduates of the University of Minnesota Medical School.