Resident Research Opportunities

Residents are encouraged to participate in both clinical and basic research. We currently have active clinical research projects on psoriasis, atopci dermatitis, lymphoma, digital imaging, pathogen detection, confocal microscopy, and cutaneous oncology. These projects provide experience for residents in understanding new drugs and techniques in caring for skin disorders.

Basic science research is centered in our 4,600-square-foot dermatology research laboratories. Ongoing basic science research, funded by NIH includes studies of melanocyte biology, visual informatics, cutaneous oncogenesis, mind-body interactions, proteomics-based smart bandage technology, nanotechnology and a wide array of state-of-the-art research technologies. For residents who show special aptitude or desire, additional time for specific research projects is made available. The department has an NIH-funded training grant, which allows one to three years of full-time research training. Dr. Pentland and the Department of Dermatology faculty are passionate about research training in Dermatology. For more information, click here.

Research Job Opportunity

Clinical Research Fellowship within the Department of Dermatology and the Division of Allergy and Immunology. The fellow will be involved in industry-sponsored, NIH-funded and investigator-initiated trials and will function as the primary study coordinator and sub-investigator on certain studies and the backup coordinator on studies managed by other coordinators. The fellow will acquire proficiency in all aspects of clinical research including:

  • study design
  • submission of materials to local and central Institutional Review Boards
  • recruiting, consenting, and enrolling patients,
  • participation in study monitoring visits
  • performing physical exams
  • utilizing validated skin assessment tools such as the EASI
  • performing non-invasive measures of skin barrier integrity
  • taking medical photographs
  • performing skin biopsies if (s)he is able to obtain a New York Medical License.

Research focus is on allergic skin diseases particularly atopic dermatitis/eczema and chronic idiopathic urticaria.Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the Dermatology departmental and Allergy Divisional grand rounds, resident didactic sessions, Journal Club and other academic opportunities.The fellow will also have the opportunity to attend to the AAD, AAAAI or SID annual meetings if they submit an abstract.

Start Date

  • May to July 2013
  • 1-2 yrs

Stipend & Benefits

  • Commensurate with experience.Full Benefit package.

Qualifications

  • Required: MD degree from a US Medical School
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Preferred but not required

  • Completion of a medicine, pediatrics, surgery or transitional PGY1 year
  • Completion of USMLE step 3
  • Eligibility for a New York State Medical License.

Information

Director: Lisa Beck, MD

Co-Director: Anna De Benedetto, MD

To apply, please contact Dr. Lisa Beck via email Lisa_Beck@URMC.Rochester.edu