Feldman Receives Research Award

February 4, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of dermatology, pathology and public health sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, yesterday received an Astellas Award honoring scientific research that has improved public health in the field of dermatology.
The $30,000 Astellas Awards are supported by the Astellas USA Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide long-term support for the advancement of medical and related sciences. The awards were given out this past weekend at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Feldman is the director of the Center for Dermatology Research, a research center whose mission is to improve the care of patients with skin disease. He serves as the editor of the Journal of Dermatological Treatment and is an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Dermatology Online Journal. Feldman, the author of several books, book chapters and more than 350 journal articles, also created the online patient satisfaction survey service www.DrScore.com.
Feldman earned his medical degree at Duke University and completed his post-graduate training in dermatology at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He received the 2006 Clarence Livingood Lectureship, one of the highest awards given by the American Academy of Dermatology.
The Center for Dermatology Research is a collaborative effort, with critical contributions from current dermatology chairman Alan B. Fleischer Jr., M.D., founding chairman Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D., psychiatrist Stephen R. Rapp, Ph.D., Raj Balkrishnan, Ph.D., a former health services research scientist here, and many research fellows and medical students. The center is funded by a grant from Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
The Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is listed as one of the top 15 dermatology programs in the country and the highest ranked dermatology program in North Carolina, according to a study published in the Dermatology Online Journal.
The American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, has a membership of more than 15,000 physicians worldwide. The academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.

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