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.

2019 Grant Deadline Monday January 28th

 

2018 CDF Research Grant Recipients

Dr. Aaron Drucker
Population burden of atopic dermatitis in Ontario
Women’s College Hospital
World Congress of Dermatology Research Grant – $55,000

Dr. An-Wen Chan
Anti-hypertensive drugs and risk of keratinocyte carcinoma: Population-based study
Women’s College Hospital
CDF Research Grant – $55,000

Dr. Ivan Litvinov
Uncovering immunotherapy and novel therapeutic targets in non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) using genomic analyses and molecular experimentation.
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
CDF Research Grant – $50,000

Dr. Harvey Lui
Multispectral imaging for clinical evaluation of skin conditions
University of British Columbia
CDF Research Grant – $35,000

Dr. Raed Alhusayen
Defining the Spectrum of Inflammatory Arthropathies in Hidradenitis Suppurativa (DSIAH Study)
Sunnybrook Research Institute
CDF Research Grant – $35,000

Dr. Marisa Ponzo
Characterizing skin autoimmunity induced by immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy
University of British Columbia
CDF Research Grant – $30,000

Dr. Régine Mydlarski
Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum: a novel pathogen in non-melanoma skin cancer
The University of Calgary
CDF Research Grant – $30,000

Dr. Robert Gniadecki
Involvement of CARD11 in the pathogenesis of mycosis fungoides
University of Alberta
CDF Research Grant – $30,000

Dr. Jan Dutz
Phenotyipical and clinical analysis of small plaque type psoriasis
University of British Columbia
CDF Research Grant – $25,000

Dr. Sunil Kalia
NIR Fluorescence of Melanin and Its Application for Evaluation of Pigmented Skin Diseases
University of British Columbia
CDF Research Grant – $20,000

Dr. Kirsten Walker
Attitudes Towards Sun Protection and Skin Cancer Risk Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Women’s College Hospital
CDF Research Grant – $10,000

Dr. Michele Ramien
A Pilot Study to Assess the Impact of a Validated Illustrated Eczema Action Plan on Pediatric Patients
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
CDF Research Grant – $10,000

Dr. Misaki Kinoshita
Development of non-invasive diagnostic methodology for hair disorders integrating trichoscopy with novel imaging technologies: Ultra high frequency ultrasound and multispectral imaging
Sunnybrook Research Institute
CDF Research Grant – $10,000

Dr. Bahar Bahrani
Prospective study to assess the utility and validity of a chromameter in the assessment of infantile
Hemangiomas
The Hospital for Sick Children
CDF Research Grant – $5,000