ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grants Awarded

Friday, October 06, 2017 | Skin Cancer , Research and Publications , American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) awarded a total of $96,669 to eight new research projects as part of rhe Cutting Edge Research Grant program

The program was introduced in 1999 with the goal of uniting education and innovation to encourage clinical research and the transfer of new technologies into the surgical practice setting.   Today, it also supports Board-directed research that tackle advocacy and practice management topics, in addition to translational research projects.

The 2017 recipients and research projects are:

  • Juliet F. Gibson, MD (UT Southwestern): Medical Spas in the United States: medical oversight, physician and patient perceptions, and associated litigation*
  • Jeffrey F. Scott, MD (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center): A skin cancer risk model for hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients*
  • Jeremy R. Etzkorn, MD (University of Pennsylvania): Evaluation of patient preferences for skin cancer treatment using choice-based conjoint analysis*
  • Wesley Yu, MD (University of California): Validation of the English Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Quality of Life (BaSQoL) Questionnaire and Application to Dermatologic Surgery*
  • Eric Sorenson, MD (UCLA Division of Dermatology): Early Treatment with Microneedling for Surgical Scars*
  • Thomas J. Knackstedt, MD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation): The Utility of Radiologic Imaging and Prognostic Significance of American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Pathologic (T) Staging in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nail Apparatus
  • Bassel Mahmoud, MD, PhD (University of Massachusetts Medical School): Fractional versus ablative Er:YAG laser in melanocyte transplantation surgery, a prospective randomized study with an objective evaluation
  • Diana Bolotin, MD (The University of Chicago): The Impact of Drug Compounding Regulations on Dermatologic Practice*

*Indicates Board-directed research topic

The Cutting Edge Research grant program is supported by generous contributions to the ASDS Dermasurgery Advancement Fund by ASDS members and industry partners. For more information, visit

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