2012 Clinical Scholar Program applications are being accepted
2012 Ichthyosis Clinical Scholar Program
The Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST) is currently accepting applications for an Ichthyosis Fellow. The broad goals of the Fellowship Program are to identify and train the next generation of clinicians who will treat patients with ichthyosis and who, through their own clinical and laboratory investigations, advance understanding of this group of diseases.
The successful candidate will be a Board certified or eligible dermatologist in a tertiary care academic institution and must be nominated by their institution and mentor, who will attest to the likelihood of his/her opportunities to continue his/her interest in patients with ichthyosis.
Requirements for the fellowship include:
- Active involvement in a clinical setting likely to provide exposure to patients representing a wide range of diagnoses of disorders of keratinization . (IV, RXLI, EHK, LI, CIE, DD, ILC/Neth, EKV, KID, HI, PRP, PSS, PPK, syndromic disease plus ichthyosis). A “curriculum” assuring that the fellow will have training in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and longitudinal follow-up of patients with ichthyosis is an essential component of this fellowship experience.
- Active involvement with FIRST and related patient-support activities, including participation in biennial family or regional conference; writing and editing brochures, articles for the newsletter; monitoring medical content on the website; and handling medical questions received by the office or support network.
- Conduct research directly related to ichthyosis as a PI or co-PI on IRB-approved clinical trial involving patients with ichthyosis; or hunt for new gene in well-characterized group of patients with ichthyosis; or lab-based treatment discovery effort or similar.
The deadline for applications is November 16, 2012.
The application is available as a pdf by clicking here.
Completed applications may be emailed to Jean Pickford, faxed to the FIRST office at 215.997.9403, or mailed to the FIRST office at 2616 N. Broad Street, Colmar, PA 18915