Members of the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology actively participate in clinical, mostly non-funded research.
We have four full-time faculty members, led by Jeffrey P. Callen, M.D.
Our faculty participates with our residents and medical students in the preparation of case reports for presentation at meetings as oral and poster presentations.
Our residents are required to write three (3) case reports during their 3 years of residency or perform one IRB approved study with faculty mentorship.
The following are some of the projects that we are working on at this time:
► Drs. Janine C. Malone and Soon Bahrami are pathology–trained dermatopathologists and as such their interest is in projects that involve pathology. Dr. Bahrami in conjunction with Callen, Dr. Brooke Jeffy (PGY-4 Dermatology) and Dr. Paul Hiilesheim
(Pathology resident) are conducting a study comparing the ability to predict the involvement of drugs as a cause of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus based upon histologic findings.
► Dr. Bahrami is studying the value of tip analysis of pigmented lesions with Dr. Matt Hazey (PGY3), and an immunoperoxidase study comparing lentigo maligna with solar lentigines.
► Dr. Malone is studying the use of immunoperoxidase staining of atypical fibroxanthomas with Dr. Van Meter (PGY2) and has discussed a study of Neutrophilic dermatoses with one of the GI faculty.
► Dr. Callen is working on an analysis of how cancer is discovered in patients with dermatomyositis with Dr. Courtney Schadt (PGY4 at Vanderbilt U.) and this is part of a multi-center effort.
► Drs. Paula Malhotra (PGY3) and Callen have a protocol in development to assess the risk of pseudotumor cerebri in patients on oral tetracyclines with a member of the Department of Ophthalmology.
► Dr. Cindy Owen has discussed the creation of a combined clinic with cardiology to establish a preventative program for patients with psoriasis, a disease with known risks for C-V disease. She also has a desire to create a data base for severe drug reactions and prospectively assess whether there is a viral trigger or etiology.
► Drs. Michael McCall and Timothy Brown are working on a follow-up study of Micrographic surgery for lentigo maligna.