2016 Grants

2016 Recipients of CDF Grants


Dr. Ivan Litvinov

Employing Maraba MG1 and Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) oncolytic viruses to target Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSCs) in patients

University of Ottawa

CDF – LEO Dermatology Research Grant – $50,000

CDF – Galderma Canada Research Grant – $25,000


Dr. Youwen Zhou

Interleukin 2 inducible T cell kinase (ITK) in the pathogenesis and therapeutic targeting of cutaneous T cell lymphoma

University of British Columbia

CDF – Janssen Canada Research Grant – $50,000

CDF – Colin Ramsay Endowment Fund Research Grant – $15,000


Dr. Peter Robin Hull

Causative Role of a Duplicated Enhancer in Keratolytic Winter Erythema

Dalhousie University

CDF – Pfizer Research Grant – $50,000


Dr. Gilles Joseph Lauzon

Characterization of microvesicles derived from melanoma cells

University of Calgary

CDF – World Congress of Dermatology Research Grant – $40,000


Dr. David Zloty

Defining the role of PD-L1 in basal cell carcinomas

University of British Columbia

CDF – AbbVie Research Grant – $25,000

CDF – La Roche-Posay Research Grant – $10,000

CDF Research Grant – $5,000


Dr. Haishan Zeng

Development of Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) Microscopy for Non-invasive Skin Imaging

University of British Columbia

CDF – Johnson & Johnson Professional Dermatology Research Grant – $25,000

CDF – Actelion Dermatology Research Grant – $10,000

CDF Research Grant – $3,000


Dr. Heidi Wat

The prognostic value of phosphohistone H3-derived mitotic rate in sentinel lymph node status, recurrence and survival in malignant melanoma

University of Alberta

CDF – Celgene Dermatology Research Grant – $25,000

Dr. George S. Williamson Research Grant (CDF) – $10,000



Dr. Tim K. Lee

Optical techniques for monitoring superficial neoplasms

University of British Columbia

CDF – Novartis Research Grant – $25,000


Dr. Harvey Lui

Investigating the role of cutaneous blood vessels in development and pathogenesis of melasma: A non-invasive optical approach

University of British Columbia

CDF – Valeant Canada Dermatology Research Grant – $25,000


Dr. Jennifer Beecker

A multicentered retrospective analysis of the treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis comparing cyclosporine to biologic therapy in adults (OATES Cohort Study)

University of Ottawa

CDF – Eli Lilly Research Grant – $10,000

CDF Benefactor Life Members’ Research Grant  $4,000


Dr. Mohammad Almohideb

Dermatology Assessment in Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Residing in Ontario, Canada: A population-based retrospective cohort study

University of Toronto

CDF – Edwin Brown Endowment Fund Research Grant – $10,000

CDF Research Grant – $2,000


Dr. Denis Sasseville

Occupational contact dermatitis in the Canadian Aircraft Industry: A twenty five years retrospective study

McGill University

Winefride M.P. Raye Research Grant (CDF) – $10,000


Dr. Derek To

Comparing the efficacy of local anesthetics in patients undergoing Mohs surgery

University of Ottawa

CDF – Richard J. MacKay Endowment Fund Research Grant – $5,000

CDF Benefactor Life Members’ Research Grant  $1,000


Dr. Yuliya Velykoredko

Remission following rituximab treatment in patients with pemphigus vulgaris

University of Toronto 

CDF Benefactor Life Members’ Research Grant – $5,000