Honors & Awards

2020 ASDS Review Article Incentive Program Award


Congratulations to chief resident Dr. West Mori for being selected to receive a 2020 ASDS Review Article Incentive Program award for his manuscript, “Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Challenging Anatomical Sites." This will be recognized at the 2020 ASDS Annual Meeting. This award honors articles in the journal Dermatologic Surgery that are a critical review of published material on topics of broad scientific interest. Only three or fewer articles win this award each year. Way to go!

Rob Sias Award


Congratulations to Dr. Katie Shahwan for being awarded with the Rob Sias Award. This is an annual award given to the senior resident who is the most outstanding in all aspects of clinical dermatology and is selected by teaching faculty. Way to go!

Harold Ellis Prize


Congratulations to Dr. Paul Bigliardi, Professor, for being awarded the winnder of the Harold Ellis Prize for his article, Povidone Iodine in Wound Healing: A Review of Current Concepts and Practices." The Harold Ellis Prize (est 2004) is awarded every year to the best paper published in the previous year as voted by the IJS Editorial Board. A shortlist is drawn up using download and citation data or through Editorial Board recommendations.

Check out the article here.

2020 Fisher Resident Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the following research fellows and students for winning top Fisher Resident Awards at the American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual Meeting: An Online Experience. Way to go!
Silver Award for Best Trainee Presentation - Rachit Gupta, MS3 (current research fellow): Carba Mix Misses 40% of Reactions to Diphenylguanidine: A Retrospective Analysis from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group 2013-2016.
Bronze Award for Best Trainee Presentation - Linda Liou, DO (former research fellow) – along with Lindsey Voller, MS3 (current research fellow), Marna Ericson, PhD and Walter Liszewski, MD: Formaldehyde Release from Pre-dispersed Tattoo Inks: Analysis Using the Chromotropic Acid Method.
Bronze Award for Best Poster – Rachit Gupta, MS3 (current research fellow): Positive Patch Test Reactions to Carba Mix and Thiuram Mix: An Analysis of Co-Reactivity from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group.

Board of Directors American Academy of Dermatology


The votes are in! The following candidates will take office at the conclusion of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in San Francisco, CA on March 23, 2021. Congratulations to the Department of Dermatology's Chair, Dr. Maria Hordinsky, for being elected to the Board of Directors of the AAD! The AAD is one of the largest organizations of dermatologists in the world. Founded in 1938, the AAD represents more than 20,500 dermatologists in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD

Vice President-Elect
Linda F. Stein Gold, MD, FAAD

Board of Directors
April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, FAAD
James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAAD*
Lindy P. Fox, MD, FAAD
Maria K. Hordinsky, MD, FAAD
Jennifer Lucas, MD, FAAD

Nominating Committee Member Representative
Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD*

Women’s Dermatologic Society Board of Directors


Congratulations to Dr. Ronda Farah, Assistant Professor, for being elected to serve on the Women's Dermatologic Society Board of Directors!

President (2020-2021)
Molly Hinshaw, MD

President-Elect (2020-2021)
Erin Gilbert, MD, PhD, FAAD

Vice President (2020-2021)
Jennifer Lucas, MD

Directors (2020-2024)
Seemal Desai, MD, FAAD
Ronda Farah, MD
Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, FAAD
Michi Shinohara, MD

Scholar Grant, Academic Investment Research Program (AIRP)


Congratulations to Dr. David Pearson, Assistant Professor, for being awarded a Scholar Grant from the Academic Investment Research Program (AIRP) for the development of a cutaneous ultraviolet/visible photodiode! 

Medical Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa


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!


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.

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship


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)


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.