- Awarded the MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program Seed Grant to conduct research at the MD Anderson Melanoma & Skin Center.
- Conducted clinical research at MD Anderson Cancer Center with Dr. Madeleine Duvic, MD, in the Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Clinic.
- Floyd Haar Scholarship for Cancer and Leukemia research-April 2009
- Holman Taylor, Sr.& Jr., M.D. Scholarship for future Dermatologists-March 2009
- American Medical Association Seed Grant Recipient-April 2008
- Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship-May 2008
Publications and Presentations:
- Research published in the following academic journals:
- Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
- Journal of Investigative Dermatology
- Journal of American Dermatology
- The Dermatologist – Skin& Aging
- Porphyria Cutanea Tarda and localized Bullous Pemphigoid: Concomitant or Coincidence?: http://www.the-dermatologist.com/content/what-significance-new-onset-blistering-episodes-dorsal-hands
- Lupus erythematosus tumidus in a pre-pubescent child: http://www.the-dermatologist.com/content/diagnosis-lupus-erythematosus-tumidus-prepubescent-child
- Research presented at the following academic meetings:
- Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, in May 2009
- Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF) & International Society for Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma (ISCL) symposium, in Montreal, Canada, in May 2009
- 69th, 70th, 7th American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
- Texas Dermatologic Conference- 2011 & 2012
- International Work -Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership
- The American Academy of Dermatology and the University of Pennsylvania have established a partnership with the country of Botswana to provide permanent health care services and education.
Every month a dermatologist is sponsored. I had the privilege to be sponsored for the month of November 2012. This I served at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, the capital. In addition, I worked with UPenn & University of Botswana physicians & medical students to diagnose infectious and malignancies in the hospital setting: http://www.upenn.edu/spotlights/botswana-upenn-partnership-celebrating-10-years
Weekly, I traveled outside the capital to see patients in the out-of-hospital setting. In addition to treating dermatologic conditions, I taught basic skin care skills to new mothers with a child afflicted by atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Most importantly, I taught primary care physicians how to conduct skin biopsies and treat skin disease. This was a life-changing experience, and I plan on returning.