ASA Honors Researchers At Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology

April 26, 2017

Richard Edelson, MD Chair and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine, took home the David Martin Carter Mentor Award from the American Skin Association at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

The award recipients were celebrated at a ceremony hosted by ASA's Medical Advisory Committee at the Oregon Convention Center.

Since 1989 ASA's David Martin Carter Mentor Award has honored members of the dermatology community who embody the characteristics that made the late David Martin Carter, MD, PhD an inspiration to many dermatologists, investigators, colleagues and medical students throughout the world.

Among other accomplishments, Dr. Edelson  is a notable author and editor, having worked on hundreds of scholarly articles, other writings, and six books.  He is the past president of the Dermatology Foundation, and has held leadership positions with the National Cancer Institute and Association of Professors of Dermatology.

Recent recipients of the David Martin Carter Mentor Award include Dr. Jouni Uitto (2013) of Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Gerald Lazarus (2014) of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Howard Baden of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (2015), and Dr. Barbara A. Gilchrest of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (2016). 

The Research Achievement Awards, instituted in 1989 to identify established scientists in investigative dermatology and cutaneous biology, were also presented at the meeting. This year they recognize those who have greatly advanced work related to autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, vitiligo, and pigment cell disorders.

2017 Research Achievement Award winners:

Research Achievement Award in Vitiligo & Pigment Cell Biology 
Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD of University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute

Research Achievement Award in Melanoma & Skin Cancer 
Ruth Halaban, PhD of Yale School of Medicine

Research Achievement Award in Psoriasis 
James G. Krueger, MD, PhD of The Rockefeller University

Research Achievement Award in Public Policy & Medical Education 
Henry W. Lim, MD of Henry Ford Health System

Research Achievement Award in Autoimmune & Inflammatory Skin Disorders 
Robert E. Tigelaar, MD of Yale School of Medicine

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