Penn Medicine News Blog Archive: Dermatology

Summer To-Do List: Stock Up on Sunscreen and Get Checked for Skin Cancer

It's Monday afternoon after another warm, sunny weekend here in Philadelphia, and that familiar reddish tint of sunburn is on faces all around me. As we emerge from a particularly gloomy and cold winter, people have been embracing every opportunity to spend time outside, but we're apparently out of practice...

NIH MERIT Awards Give Researchers Long-term Stability

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Earlier this summer, Sarah Millar, PhD, professor of Dermatology and Cell and Developmental Biology, received an unusual phone call from Carl Baker, MD PhD, Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Celebrating 10 Years of Collaboration in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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On Monday, October 10th, members of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) will travel from Africa to join their colleagues on Penn’s campus to celebrate 10 years of medical and academic collaboration. The partnership began in 2001, when Penn Medicine sent one physician to the southern African nation. That was during the...

An Adventure Comes to an End: Lessons Learned from Botswana

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In her final post for the blog series, Perelman School of Medicine student Hayley Goldbach reflects on what she learned during her trip with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership and how the experience has changed her life. We’re glad to have Hayley back on Penn’s campus and thrilled that she shared her...

Just a "Typical" Day in Botswana

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For many people, a typical day includes waking up, having breakfast, going to work, coming home, having dinner, and going to sleep. Sometimes, if we're being good, we'll sneak in a workout. But then again, most of us aren't studying medicine abroad in Gabarone, Botswana! Perelman School of Medicine student...

Keeping (Very) Busy in Botswana

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In a third post documenting her trip with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Hayley Goldbach details her busy schedule in Bots! Week 1 Update Hayley Goldbach Apologies for my radio silence as I adjusted to life here in Bots. Part of it is that I have so much to say that the...

Botswana Bound!

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In a second post documenting her trip with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Perelman School of Medicine student Hayley Goldbach lets us know she has arrived safe and sound in Botswana...minus a few issues getting out of the United States! Hayley Goldbach Just wanted to let everyone know that I safe, sound,...

From Philadelphia to Botswana – A Medical Student’s Voyage Halfway Around the World

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This summer, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania student Hayley Goldbach will travel to Botswana as part of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership to study dermatology and women’s health. The program that Hayley is participating in was formed by the Government of Botswana, the University of Botswana, and the...

A Father-Daughter Pair Takes On Cancer in Man -- and His Best Friend

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Penn seems to be rife with accomplished researcher-families -- married couples and parent-child pairings doing innovative medical research together. To this group, we can now add the two Doctors Rook: Dr. Alain Rook is a professor of Dermatology at Penn Medicine, and his daughter, Dr. Katie Rook, a veterinary resident in dermatology at Penn Vet. Katie is starting a pilot study in her father's lab, investigating the immune system's signaling mechanisms in cutaneous lymphoma. Their story is profiled in the latest issue of Penn Medicine magazine.

More Than Skin Deep: Understanding the Risks of Psoriasis

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Red patches, itchy, scaly skin, painful lesions -- for sufferers of severe psoriasis, the outward signs of skin disease can be a serious impediment. But psoriasis is literally and figuratively more than skin deep, as detailed in an article in the new issue of Penn Medicine magazine. The article profiles...

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