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Feb 2001

  1. 1. Monthly News and Information The Department of Dermatology At University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University February, 2001 Editor: Ellen M. Miles Vol. 3, No. 2 Dermatology Grand Rounds & Lecture Series Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:45 am grand rounds: patient viewing - 3100 Bolwell Health Center 8:15 am grand rounds: patient discussions - Lakeside Hospital room 3508 9:45-10:45 speaker - Lakeside Hospital room 3508 Feb. 08 Feb. 22 Mar. 22 Anthony Oro, MD, PhD Stanford University Medical Ctr. Department of Dermatology Jere Guin, MD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Dermatology (Professor Emeritus) Jinming Gao, PhD Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Eng. “Insights into the Pathogenesis of Basal Cell Carcinomas” “Eyelid Dermatitis” “Targeted and Controlled Release Drug Delivery” New Grants Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD received a grant from the Steris Corp. aimed at understanding the biology and mechanisms of resistance of catheter-related Candida Albicans biofilms. Co-investigators are Jyotsna Chandra, PhD and Duncan Kuhn, MD. Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program Lakeside Dermatology Conference Room Thursdays, 5:00 pm Lymphoma- February 8, 22 and March 8, 22 Melanoma- February 1, 15 and March 15, 29 Presentations Anita Gilliam, MD, PhD was a keynote speaker at the Scleroderma Postgraduate Course at the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, England, Jan 24-26. The title of her talk was "Animal models for scleroderma”. Seth Stevens, MD was one of the keynote speakers at the AAD Consensus Conference on Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis held in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 19-21, 2001. His talk was entitled "Immunopathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis." He also contributed to the document to be generated by this group. Elma Baron, MD will present the study “UVA- filtering sunscreen results in immune protection which exceeds erythema protection” by E. Baron, A. Fourtanier, D. Compan and S. Stevens at the annual meeting of the American Photomedicine Society on March 1, 2001 in Washington, D.C. Honors Hasan Mukhtar, PhD has been appointed to a four- year term to serve on the study section of the American Cancer Society, a national organization that evaluates grants and research proposals in the area of carcinogenesis.
  2. 2. Focus – Dermatology Residents Laurie Jacobson, MD is currently working on a case report with Christine Jaworsky, MD entitled “Superficial Morphea” for submission to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She wrote a paper with Seth Stevens, MD on atopic dermatitis that was published in the December, 2000 issue of Skin and Aging. Christine Lin, MD and Douglas Semler, MD are doing clinical trials studying a gene cream for psoriasis. The cream targets the Adhesion milecule ICAM-1. Douglas Semler, MD is currently working on a report of Mycobacterium Szulgai presenting as Lypopigmented nodules in an immunosuppressed patient. He is working with Stephen Somach, MD. Maria El Charif, MD is participating in an ongoing clinical trial. She is the unblinded investigator for the LFA 3 Tip study in Psoriasis. She also completed and submitted to IRB a protocol for a novel topical therapy for tinea pedis with Ganaderm. Welcome At this time, we would like to welcome several new members to the Department of Dermatology. Shaza Daoud, MD is a post-doctoral fellow who will be working with Drs. Faith Durden, Tom McCormick and Kevin Cooper. She will work on atopic dermatitis and hair disorders. She expects to also work with Dr. Neil Korman on clinical trials. Originally from Syria, Dr. Daoud received her medical degree from Damascus University where she also completed her residency. During her residency, Dr. Daoud had two two-month externships in Cleveland. In 1998, she worked at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and in 1999 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She enjoys traveling and reading. When she was a young girl, Dr. Daoud won a summer scholarship to Germany and Bulgaria to study music and to play the Odde (a guitar-like instrument) that she still enjoys. Currently, Dr. Daoud lives in Cleveland Heights and is looking forward to June when she will marry Dr. Adib Alsouss, a dentist. Zhufeng Ouyang, MD is a Research Associate in Dr. Seth Stevens’ lab where she works on mechanisms of Ultra-Violet induced immunotolerance. Dr. Ouyang is interested in continuing her career in research. She graduated from the West China University of Medical Sciences and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and then taught immunology and microbiology to medical students in China. Originally from the Hunan Province of China, Dr. Ouyang now lives in Shaker Heights with her husband, Xin Chen, PhD, a research associate in the Orthopedics Department, and their 11 year old daughter, Xi Chen. She enjoys traveling, nature, and Chinese dancing. Diane Miceli, R.N. is a clinical staff supervisor at Bolwell Health Center and the coordinator of the Melanoma conferences. She went to nursing school at St. Vincent Charity Hospital and St. John’s College and then continued her education at Ursuline College. During her 15-year tenure at Hillcrest Hospital, Ms. Miceli worked in the Coronary Unit and on the medical and surgical floors. She then worked as an office nurse in a private practice for one year. Most recently, before coming to University Hospitals of Cleveland, she worked as a school nurse for 10 years in the South Euclid Lyndhurst School System. Ms. Miceli is a native Clevelander and lives in Pepper Pike with her husband, John, who is a vice president of Miceli Dairy. They both enjoy hiking and have taken hiking trips in the western United States, Hawaii, and Europe. The couple has three children. One daughter (Marlo) is a physical therapist in Hanna House and is working on a master’s degree at Case Western Reserve University in anatomy. Another daughter (Maria) who is pregnant with Ms. Miceli’s first grandchild, is the Marketing Director at Micelli Dairy. Their son John is a journalism student at Ohio University. Farewell Satomi Kobayashi, MD left our Department in January. She will be working in the Department of Dermatology at Tokyo Women’s Medical University. We wish her and her family the best of luck in her new position.
  3. 3. American Academy of Dermatology 59th Annual Meeting The American Academy of Dermatology 59th Annual Meeting will take place in Washington, D.C. March 2-7, 2001. Below is a listing of activities of members and affiliates of the Department of Dermatology of University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Research Institute of University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University. Faculty Presentations The following faculty members from the Department and our affiliates at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center will give presentations: Robert Brodell, MD Neil Korman, MD, PhD Kevin Cooper, MD Eliot Mostow, MD Anita Gilliam, MD, PhD Seth Stevens, MD Christine Jaworsky, MD Gary Wood, MD Resident and Student Presentations Residents who are presenting at the meeting are: Laurie Jacobson, MD Rick Averitte, MD Christine Lin, MD Andrea Trowers. MD April Atkins, a student in the CWRU Medical School will also give a presentation. Committees Several people from the Department serve on committees of the American Academy of Dermatology: Bryan Davis, MD Eliot Mostow, MD Robert Brodell, MD Susan Nedorost, MD Kevin Cooper, MD Albert Peng, MD Anita Gilliam, MD, PhD Seth Stevens, MD
  4. 4. UPCOMING MEETINGS UHC and UHDA Meetings Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. -3508 Lakeside Hospital Dermatology Conference Room Feb. 27, March 20, April 17, May 22, June 26, July 17, August 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18 Research Division Faculty Meetings Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. BRB 5th floor Conference Room Mar. 29, May 17 Dermatopathology Conference Wednesdays, 7:45 a.m. 3508 Lakeside Dermatology Conference Room Please send news to Ellen Miles. Email: emm5@po.cwru.edu Telephone: (216) 844-7814 Fax: (216) 844-8993 Wednesday Morning Speakers, 8:15am Lakeside Dermatology Conference Room 02/07-Mark Levine, MD -“Oculoplastic surgery lower eyelid” 02/14- Joe Molter-“Medical Photography” 02/28-TBA-“Bacteriology Part II” 03/14-Kent Knauer, MD-“Allergy Testing” 03/21-Hans Merk, MD-“TBA” 03/28-Robert Brodell, MD-“TBA” Skin Diseases Research Center Department of Dermatology Case Western Reserve University University Hospitals of Cleveland 11100 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5028 Save the Dates AAD annual meeting: March 2-7, 2001 SID annual meeting: May 9-12, 2001
  5. 5. SDRC Speakers Series 2000-2001 Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dermatology Grand Rounds & Lecture Series 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:45 am Grand Rounds: patient viewing-3100 Bolwell Center 8:15 am Grand Rounds: patient discussions-3508 Lakeside Hospital 9:45-10:45am Speaker-3508 Lakeside Hospital (Unless otherwise noted) Date Speaker Topic Notes 9/28/00 Martin Weinstock, M.D. Professor, Dept. of Dermatology Brown University Chair, American Cancer Society Skin Cancer Advisory Group “Sunscreens and Melanoma” Lead Grand Rounds 10/12/00 Mahmoud Ghannoum, M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of Dermatology Director, Center for Medical Mycology Case Western Reserve University “The New, Exciting Area of Biofilms” 10/26/00 Eliot Mostow, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University “New Treatments in Wound Care” 11/09/00 David Woodley, M.D. Professor, Department of Medicine LAC/USC Medical Center “Autoimmunity to Type VII Collagen” 12/14/00 Edward Maytin, M.D., Ph.D. Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Dermatology. Cleveland Clinic Foundation “Studying the Skin, Through Thick and Thin: Transcriptional Control of Epidermal Differentiation” 1/11/01 Kathleen Green, Ph.D Professor, Departments of Pathology & Dermatology Northwestern University “Making and Breaking Desmosomes: Lessons for Human Disease” 1/25/01 Hasan Mukhtar, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Dermatology Case Western Reserve University “Light for Life and Death-It All Matters How It Falls: Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology” 2/08/01 Anthony Oro, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dermatology Stanford University Medical Center “Insights into the Pathogenesis of Basal Cell Carcinomas” 2/22/01 Jere Guin, M.D. Professor Emeritus of Dermatology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences “Eyelid Dermatitis” 3/22/01 Jinming Gao, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering Case Western Reserve University “Targeted and Controlled Release Drug Delivery” 4/12/01 TBA 4/26/01 Stuart Levitz, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Microbiology Boston University School of Medicine “Macrophage interactions with Cryptococcus neoformans: A journey from toll-like receptors to acidic phagosomes” 5/24/01 Lynn A. Drake, M.D. Lecturer, Department of Dermatology Harvard University Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital “TBA” 6/14/01 TBA 6/28/01 Eleanor Fendler, M.D., Ph.D GOJO Industries, Akron, Ohio “Irritant Contact Dermatitis”
  6. 6. Category 1 Continuing Education Credits will be awarded. As of 2/20/01 “The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.”
  7. 7. Category 1 Continuing Education Credits will be awarded. As of 2/20/01 “The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.”