A groundbreaking study by a team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine dermatologists has identified the genetic triggers for chronic itch in patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. “This is the first study examining all the molecular targets of chronic itch in humans with these widespread skin diseases,” said Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology and director of the Miami Itch Center.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has opened a new clinic at 7000 S.W. 62nd Avenue in South Miami. Just a mile from the UM’s Coral Gables campus, it offers general dermatology services, as well as cosmetic and Mohs micrographic surgery.
Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored at the 9th World Congress on Itch (WCI), held October 15-17 at Wroclaw Medical University in Poland. Yosipovitch and Professor Dr. Lidia Rudnicka, president of the Polish Dermatological Society, received the Medal of Wroclaw Medical University at the opening ceremony of the international congress.
A Miller School of Medicine dermatologist offers guidance to physicians diagnosing and treating leg and foot ulcers in a collaborative article published October 19 in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Chronic lower-extremity wounds affect millions worldwide, and optimizing results through evidenced-based care can improve patient outcomes, restore healthy limbs and save lives,” said Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D.