2014 Grants

2014 Recipients of CDF Grants


Dr. Raed Alhusayen
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
CDF – La Roche-Posay Research Grant, $10,000
Quality of Life in Adult Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Dr. An-Wen Chan
Women’s College Research Institute
CDF – Valeant Canada Dermatology Research Grant, $20,000
CDF – Actelion Dermatology Research Grant, $10,000
Richard J. MacKay Endowment Fund Research Grant, $5,000
Adherence to screening for non-melanoma skin cancer after solid organ transplantation

Dr. Aaron Drucker
Toronto Western Research Institute
CDF Research Grant, $3, 000
A comparison of therapeutic response among different forms of cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Dr. Jan Dutz
University of British Columbia
Dr. George S. Williamson Research Grant (CDF), $20,000
Topical Nifedipine for the Treatment of Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Dr. Mehran Ghoreishi
University of British Columbia
CDF – Johnson & Johnson Professional Dermatology Research Grant, $25,000
The role of dermal γ δ T cells in psoriasis and cutaneous autoimmunity

Dr. Peter Hull
Royal University Hospital
CDF – Celgene Dermatology Research Grant, $10,000
Filaggrin mutations in atopic dermatitis in the Inuit population of Baffin Island

Dr. Carolyn Jack
Université de Montréal
CDF Colin Ramsay Endowment Fund Research Grant, $15,000
Characterization of cutaneous immune profiles of persistently active plaques in patients treated with ustekinumab

Dr. Sunil Kalia
University of British Columbia
CDF – AbbVie Research Grant, $25,000
Utilization of Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy for Skin Cancer Detection

Dr. Kevin McElwee
University of British Columbia
CDF – Janssen Canada Research Grant, $50,000
Using regulatory T cells to treat alopecia areata

Dr. Farheen Mussani
Sunnybrook Research Institute
CDF Research Grant, $2,000
Website Translation for Non-English Speaking Patients with Skin Disease

Dr. Régine Mydlarski
University of Calgary
CDF – Pfizer Research Grant, $50,000
MiR-125b: a key regulator of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signalling pathway in squamous cell carcinomas

Dr. Denis Sasseville
McGill University Health Centre
Edwin Brown – CDA Endowment – CDF Research Grant, $20,000
Improving our understanding and clinical relevance of available cell line models for Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

Dr. Jerry Shapiro
University of British Columbia
CDF – Galderma Canada Research Grant, $25,000
Heat shock proteins in alopecia areata

Dr. Neil Shear
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
CDF Benefactor Life Contributors’ Research Grant, $15,000
The study of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

Dr. Haishan Zeng
University of British Columbia
CDF – LEO Dermatology Research Grant, $50,000
Imaging guided Micro-Raman spectroscopy for label-free identification of skin stem cells in vivo for skin biology and skin therapeutic applications

Dr. Jianhua Zhao
University of British Columbia
Winefride M.P. Raye Research Grant (CDF), $10,000
Noninvasive Assessment of Skin Cancers and Skin Diseases using Dual-Band Fluorescence Imaging Techniques