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The purpose of the DIGA blog is to unite student dermatology interest groups across the nation and allow DIGs to communicate in an easy effective manner.

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By DIGA Blogger on 5/13/2016 9:29 AM
Position: Clinical Research Fellow, 2017 - 2018, with possibility of additional second year Location: Henry Ford Department of Dermatology, Detroit, MI Mentor: Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi Requirements: Completion of Preliminary or Transitional Year by July 2017 Description: The clinical research fellow will be responsible for conducting clinical research in photomedicine and lasers for the indications of pigmentation and follicular disorders. Areas of focus include: vitiligo, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and hidradenitis suppurativa. Responsibilities will include; regulatory submissions to the internal review board, protocol development and implementation, data analysis, and manuscript writing. Fellow will be required to attend the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Conference, with the possibility of additional conference attendance. Clinical research conduct is not limited to but will include the following; performing biopsy procedures, melanocyte keratinocyte transplant procedure for vitiligo, carbon dioxide laser excision for hidradenitis suppurativa, and specialized imaging techniques such as colorimetry and high frequency ultrasound. Training for imaging procedures will be given by the Subcutaneous Research Physicist, Indermeet Kohli, PhD. To apply for this position, contact the Clinical Research Manager with your CV, Angela Parks-Miller, at Angie Parks-Miller Clinical Research Manager Department of Dermatology Henry Ford New Center One 3031 W. Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48202 O: (313)916-6964 C : (734)624-8112 F: (866) 314-4899
By DIGA Blogger on 4/12/2016 12:44 PM
As mentioned in our earlier blog post, the National Psoriasis Foundation is having its Inaugural Team NPF Cycle event at Duck Walk Vineyards in Water Mill, NY on Saturday, May 14th. DIGA's Psoriasis Chair John Zade, a medical student at New York Medical College, will be riding on behalf of the Dermatology Interest Group Association! Let's show our support by sending some donations his way, riding with him, or volunteering at the events!...
By DIGA Blogger on 4/12/2016 2:09 AM
The National Psoriasis Foundation is pleased to announce the National Institutes of Health – National Psoriasis Foundation Robertson Fellowship in Translational Medicine Program for the academic years 2016-2018. The program provides support to train the next generation of clinical and translational scientists who will focus on research and/or patient care in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

The nominated fellow cannot be expected to be a faculty member during the effective dates of the fellowship.

The project to be completed must focus on psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or related co- morbid diseases.

The nominated fellow must already hold an M.D., D.O. or PhD degree.

Foreign applicants must be legally certified to practice medicine or legally allowed to work (Permanent resident, J1 Visa etc) in the United States.

Applications will be reviewed...
By DIGA Blogger on 4/12/2016 1:49 AM
New Jersey: Team NPF Cycle in New Jersey

The National Psoriasis Foundation is having its 2nd Annual Team NPF Cycle event at Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, NJ on Saturday, May 21st. Our goal is to raise $140,000 to help find a cure for psoriatic disease. It’s a great opportunity to play a part in fighting a health related disease that has a major impact our community.  As many as 7.5 million Americans or 2.2% of our population suffers from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

For full details on the Ride, please check out our website at

It will be an inspiring event where over 300 riders will be challenging themselves by riding distances of 10, 29, 62 or 100 miles. 

Day of event volunteers will be asked to help set-up/clean-up, man registration tables and rest stops, t-shirt and jersey distribution, as well as take candid photos. 

For more information, please contact Kim,
By DIGA Blogger on 4/12/2016 1:38 AM
Fitting It All Together

Sunday, April 17, 2016 New York 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This annual free event features:

Leading dermatology experts presenting: Strategies for managing types of psoriatic disease Current and upcoming treatment options The latest research and what it means to you Stories from local people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis Exhibits, Q&A session and a social Guest Speakers Mark Lebwohl, M.D., F.A.A.D. Dermatology Associates Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Marianne Pistilli, PA-C Schweiger Dermatology, PLLC

Location Leon & Norma Hess Center for Science & Medicine Davis Auditorium Icahn School of Medicine...
By DIGA Blogger on 2/3/2016 11:20 AM
Please take a moment to view our Winter Newsletter, which features new opportunities and dermatology events, as well as a special feature Q&A with the Chairman and Associate Program Director for Residency at Thomas Jefferson University! 

DIGA Winter Newsletter 2016

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By DIGA Blogger on 1/5/2016 9:53 PM
We are currently accepting applications for DIGA officer positions! Read more to find out how to apply.
By DIGA Blogger on 6/4/2015 10:22 AM
Hello members! I'd like to pass on a message from organizers of the Dermatology 2016 conference. They are offering special rates for students, and are very interested in having students attend. They are also interested in potential speakers, so if you know of faculty or dermatologists who would be interested, please pass along the message. See the attached files for more information regarding this! Update: The conference date has been changed from May 5-7, 2016 to May 4-6, 2016. Please take note of this in your calendars! Dermatology 2016- speaker invitation.docxStudent invitation - Dermatology 2016.docx
By DIGA Blogger on 6/3/2015 5:16 PM
On behalf of Dr. Stephen Cohen and Dr. Diana Lee, we wanted to share a research opportunity at Albert Einstein in NY for the coming academic year.

The Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Einstein, Dr. Diana Lee, has started a robust Genodermatosis Treatment Center. The numbers of rare and exceptional patients who are being seen in this clinical setting is growing; new and exciting findings regarding genetic abnormalities are growing; and, the need for more rigorous organization of this unique pediatric cohort is growing. Dr. Lee is very interested in working with a student who may want to assist with many scholarly/research projects. Opportunities to become familiar with these patients, as well as general pediatric dermatology, and interface with the enriched clinical environment at Einstein will undoubtedly lead to many tangible rewards, including the application of research techniques, clinical experience, and publications. If interested, please contact Dr. Lee at

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