- July 28, 2011
University of Pennsylvania Dermatologist Receives $40,000 Grant from National Psoriasis Foundation
Junko Takeshita, M.D, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow and instructor of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, received a one-year, $40,000 fellowship grant from the National Psoriasis Foundation.
The fellowship pairs an early career doctor with an investigator experienced in psoriatic disease research to oversee the fellow’s study. Dr. Takeshita will work in collaboration with Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, to study cardiovascular risk in psoriasis and the effectiveness of available therapies.
The funding intends to encourage young dermatologists to focus their career on the study of psoriasis and advance methods of treatment for psoriasis and other complex skin diseases. For more information about the National Psoriasis Foundation research fellowship awards, see the NPF press release.
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