The Awards Selection Panel includes representatives from the Council on Science and Research; the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; the Association of Professors of Dermatology; the Society for Investigative Dermatology; an AAD member-at-large; and a resident in dermatology or past winner.
The four criteria for judging nominees are:
- Originality of research concept.
- Soundness of research design.
- Quality/clarity of research report.
- Perceived value of the research to dermatology.
Each criterion will be evaluated on a numerical, zero to five basis, with five being superior and 0 being well below average.
The total of the numerical rankings combined with the letters of recommendation will be used by the six physicians on the Awards Selection Panel to determine the winner.
If external collaborators or sources of external funding represent any perceived or actual conflict of interest with the AAD and its mission, the AAD reserves the right to exclude the applicant from consideration.
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Shadmehr "Shawn" Demehri, MD, PhD
Richard Wang, MD, PhD
Raymond Cho, MD, PhD
Niroshana Anandasabapathy, MD, PhD
Keith Choate, MD, PhD
Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Kevin Wang , MD, PhD
Emanual Maverakis, MD
David Wong, MD, PhD
Lu Le, M.D., PhD
Kurt Lu, MD
Johann Eli Gudjonsson, MD, PhD
Julie V. Schaffer, MD, FAAD
Aimee S. Payne, MD
David H. Chu, MD, PhD
Luis A. Garza, MD, PhD
David J. Kouba, MD
Rochelle Mandelcorn-Monson, MD
Jennifer T. Trent, MD
Applications for the Awards for Young Investigators in Dermatology are accepted directly from eligible dermatology residents, fellows, and dermatologists. Eligibility and application requirements are as follows:
- Research must be initiated after medical school.
- Research must be initiated after PhD thesis work.
- Research must be completed by age 35 or within 7 years of completing a terminal degree.
- Research proposals are not eligible.
- The applicant must personally complete all sections of the application except the letter of recommendation.
- The application must clearly articulate the problem, strategy of attach, results, conclusion, and statement of significance to the general dermatology community.
- Published papers may be submitted.
Candidates must apply through the online submission process. Before submitting your application, please have the following materials available to upload:
- A two-page, narrative description of your research, including appropriate reference list.
- A letter of recommendation from your department head or faculty advisor.
- A brief, one-page description of the residency program or dermatology department that supported your research efforts.
- Your abbreviated curriculum vitae (not to exceed four pages).