Research

Well over 100 researchers have received CDF grants advancing investigation into a wide range of skin diseases.

The independent Scientific Advisory Committee supervises the annual competition for CDF Research Grants, which range from $5,000 to $75,000. Applications are peer-reviewed against strict criteria to ensure that the science warrants funding.

Formal presentation of grants takes place at the Annual CDF Research Grants Awards Reception.

 

2017 Grant Deadline Monday February 27th

 

2017 CDF Research Grant Recipients

 

Dr. Ivan Litvinov
Analysis of multistep carcinogenesis of Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
CDF Research Grant – $60,000

Dr. Youwen Zhou
Role of EZH2 Gene in Large Cell Transformation of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
University of British Columbia
CDF Research Grant – $50,000

Dr. Marni Wiseman
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia derived exosomes and microvesicles contribute to aggressive skin cancers in patients
CancerCare Manitoba
CDF Research Grant – $47,000

Dr. Raed Alhusayen
The genomics and transcripteomics basis of variability in response to Adalimumab treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & Sunnybrook Research Institute
CDF Research Grant – $40,000

Dr. Robert Gniadecki
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
University of Alberta
World Congress of Dermatology Research Grant – $40,000

Dr. Peter Robin Hull
Skin peeling syndromes – Is cathepsin B responsible?
Dalhousie University
CDF Research Grant – $40,000

Dr. Haishan Zeng
Multiphoton Absorption Based Photothermolysis for Precise Blood Vessel Closure with Potential Application in Treatment of Excessive Angiogenesis Skin Diseases
University of British Columbia
CDF Research Grant – $35,000

Dr. Jennifer Beecker
Systemic treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: A pilot study in advance of a Phase III clinical trial
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
CDF Research Grant – $30,000

Dr. Denis Sasseville
Determining and validating potential prognostic biomarkers in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas (CTCL) relevant for immune checkpoint therapy
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
CDF Research Grant – $24,000

Dr. Yuka Asai
FaCES – Filaggrin and the Cutaneous Environment Study
Queen’s University
CDF Research Grant – $20,000

Dr. Danielle Marcoux
Genetic and phenotypic characterization of pigmentary mosaicism in children
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
CDF Research Grant – $18,000

Dr. Scott Walsh
Influence of phenotype on mycosis fungoides prognosis
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & Sunnybrook Research Institute
CDF Research Grant – $15,000

Dr. Roni P. Dodiuk-Gad
Prognostic Factors Affecting Morbidity and Mortality of Patients with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) Hospitalized at a Burn Centre: 1995-2015
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & Sunnybrook Research Institute
CDF Research Grant – $12,000

Dr. Patrick Fleming
Adherence to Dermatological Follow-up After Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: A Retrospective Cohort
Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital
CDF Research Grant – $9,000