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