VisualDx and NMA Derm Empower Researchers Through Scholarship Program Partnership

VisualDx is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with NMA Derm that aims to support and empower researchers in the field of dermatology. Through this collaboration, VisualDx is sponsoring a scholarship program that allows talented researchers to attend the highly anticipated NMA Annual Conference and Scientific Assembly in July. The program aims to showcase researchers’ outstanding projects and promote advancements in dermatological care.

In an era of rapidly evolving healthcare challenges, nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers is crucial. The growing shortage of physicians and the complexity of dermatological conditions require innovative solutions and fresh perspectives. VisualDx and NMA Derm recognize the significance of investing in researchers and providing them with platforms to share their groundbreaking work.

Let’s take a closer look at the exceptional researchers and their impactful projects that have been selected for this prestigious scholarship:

Meet the Researchers

Luis F. Andrade  

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, MS-4/Research Fellow
Impact of a Digital Atopic Dermatitis Educational Intervention on Hispanic Patients and Family Members”

Luis F. Andrade is a dedicated third-year MD/MPH student and research fellow at the Miami Itch Center, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. With a focus on atopic dermatitis and telehealth technology, Luis aims to promote patient education, address disparities, and improve outcomes in inflammatory skin disease.

Janeth Campbell 

Georgetown University School of Medicine, MS-4
“Topical Steroids Sold as Fade Creams In Beauty Supply Stores— A Danger for Cosmetic Consumers”

Janeth Campbell, a fourth-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine, passionately advocates dermatologic equity. She co-founded Community Skinterventions, providing dermatologic education and products to underserved communities. Janeth aims to raise awareness about the dangers of illegal skincare products and empower patients to make informed choices.

Jeffrey Mayo, Jr 

McGovern Medical School, MS-3 
“MALT1 Inhibitor as a Therapeutic for Sézary Syndrome”

Jeffrey Mayo, Jr, a third-year medical student at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, is drawn to dermatology for its social and scientific impact blend. As a coach and certified crisis counselor, he strives to make a difference through comprehensive patient care, innovative research, and impactful community outreach.

Ayana McLaren 

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, MS-3
“Effects of Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Plaque Psoriasis”

Ayana McLaren, a third-year medical student at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, is dedicated to promoting diversity in dermatology. Her experience as a medical assistant and scribe at a dermatology practice inspired her passion for the field. Ayana also mentors and tutors high school students in the STEM field.

Warner Robinson 

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicans and Surgeons, MS-4 
“Scalp Cooling for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia in Patients of Color”

Warner Robinson, a medical student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, focuses on improving access to dermatology services in underserved communities. His research addresses the challenges patients of color face, providing innovative solutions to better patient outcomes.

Kimberly Williams 

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, MS-3 
“The Efficacy of Artificial Intelligence in Monitoring Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia”

Kimberly Williams, a third-year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is passionate about dermatology. Through her dedication to studying Mohs surgery during her undergraduate years, Kimberly discovered her calling in dermatology and is committed to positively impacting the field.

Reneé Haughton, MD

University of California Davis, MD/Research Fellow  
“Dermatologic Disease in People Experiencing Homelessness: An Analysis of the All of Us Database”

Reneé Haughton, a complex medical dermatology research fellow, is devoted to addressing dermatologic disparities. With a focus on immune-mediated skin diseases, Reneé seeks to harness the power of dermatology to bridge gaps and provide equitable care for all.

Raveena Khanna, MD 

Howard University Department of Dermatology, PGY-2
“Follicular Unit Excision in Patients of African Descent: A Skin Responsive Technique”

Raveena Khanna, a current PGY-2 resident at Howard University Department of Dermatology, aspires to improve the outcomes of hair transplantation for patients with Afro-textured hair. Her research addresses the challenges patients face with Afro-textured hair and aims to enhance procedural settings and outcomes.

Olive Osuoji , MD

University of California, San Diego, MD/Research Fellow 
“Clinical Trial of Bacteriotherapy as Antibiotic-Sparing Therapy for Acne Vulgaris”

Olive Osuoji, a Dermatology Clinical Trials Research Fellow at the University of California, San Diego, explores the role of the skin microbiome in inflammatory skin diseases. Her dedication to global health, dermatology, and medical education drives her to make a difference in underserved communities.

Victoria Palmer, MBBS, MSc.

Richmond University Medical Center, New York, PGY-1 
“A Case of Ichthyosis Vulgaris & the Use of 70% Glycolic Acid Chemical Peels for Management”

Victoria Palmer, a first-year internal medicine resident at Richmond University Medical Center, is strongly committed to medical dermatology. She is passionate about complementary and alternative medicine and seeks to explore innovative management strategies for chronic conditions like ichthyosis vulgaris.  

The Importance of Supporting Dermatology Research:

Dermatological conditions affect millions worldwide, making research in this field vital. As the shortage of doctors persists, these researchers represent the new wave of dedicated professionals eager to make a difference. At VisualDx, we understand the importance of innovation and inclusivity in dermatology. By investing in these researchers and their projects, we contribute to cutting-edge research, address dermatologic disparities, and improve patient care.

VisualDx: Empowering Dermatologists Worldwide:

VisualDx is a leading platform that empowers dermatologists and healthcare professionals worldwide with comprehensive clinical decision support tools.

Our advanced technology supports healthcare professionals of all specialties in their clinical decision-making for a wide range of dermatological and general medicine conditions, offering timely and effective assessments.

NMA Derm x VisualDx: A Collaboration for a Better Tomorrow:

The collaboration between VisualDx and NMA Derm signifies a shared commitment to advancing dermatological research and promoting diversity and inclusivity. By providing scholarships to these talented researchers, we aim to foster an environment of innovation, knowledge-sharing, and positive change.

Together, let’s continue driving advancements in dermatology, improving patient outcomes, and supporting the future of healthcare.

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