Live webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET. So you’ve got the funding, now how do you make the research happen? Hear from three funded PeDRA investigators and learn how they assembled their teams, tackled the paperwork, and got their projects off the ground. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from their experiences!
This program is run in partnership with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology Junior Faculty/Fellows Committee.
Catalyzing Your Research: From Idea to Action
Tuesday, April 27, 5:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM CT / 8:30 PM ET
Hosts: Lisa Arkin, MD and JiaDe Yu, MD
Speakers: Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD, Lucinda Kohn, MD and Leo Shmuylovich, MD, PhD
Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD
Elena B. Hawryluk, MD, PhD is a board-certified Dermatologist and Pediatric Dermatologist, and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, where she serves as the Faculty Director of Pediatric Dermatology for the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Computer Science and Biological Sciences, she completed her medical degree (MD) and PhD (Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Hawryluk completed her internship at St. Vincent Hospital, followed by dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School, where she served as a Chief Resident. Subsequently, she undertook advanced fellowship training in Pediatric Dermatology at Boston Children’s Hospital and was supported by the Dermatology Foundation’s Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology award. She serves on committees for the American Academy of Dermatology and Society for Pediatric Dermatology and is the Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Community Program Committee. Dr. Hawryluk has a clinical interest in pigmented lesions and melanoma, particularly in the pediatric population. She has authored both primary research and review articles on melanoma and pigmented lesions and has delivered presentations at regional and national meetings on these topics. She has been supported by the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance’s Weston Career Development Award and the Dermatology Foundation Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award.
Lucinda Kohn, MD
Lucinda Kohn, MD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and practices pediatric dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Dr. Kohn’s main area of academic interest is focused on increasing access to pediatric dermatology care for all children. She is affiliated with the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and is particularly focused on addressing disparities in dermatology care in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Her overall career goal is to develop high quality, ethical, and replicable programs to expand pediatric dermatology to American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
Leo Smuylovich, MD, PhD
Dr. Shmuylovich is a Pediatric Dermatologist in the Division of Dermatology and a postdoctoral scholar in the Optical Radiology Laboratory at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is at the start of his career as an MD/PhD dermatology physician scientist. His training has included both a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Physics PhD, and inspired by his quantitative background, he is focused on developing novel tools that objectively measure skin disease. The research mission of his lab will be the development technologies that provide all patients with access to accurate diagnosis and management of skin disease and improve treatment outcomes.