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Build a Legacy


The Biology of Skin Foundation incorporated in 2019 to sustain the Montagna Symposium, a yearly gathering of leaders, young scientists and clinicians to educate on the latest scientific discoveries and solve problems of skin disease.


We are actively seeking Donors to ensure that this unique form of scientific educational interaction continues to revolutionize skin biology and skin health in the spirit of William Montagna and the first founders of 1950.


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Mission of the Foundation


Together we shall:

  • Sustain the Montagna Symposium: An annual gathering of physicians and scientists to present the best of skin research.
  • Revolutionize Skin Research: Create and provide resources that light the way through skin research to transform human health.
  • Share Knowledge: Provide the excitement of skin science for public benefit.

Goals


Now: Building the Legacy

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Raise 2.1 million dollars by 2021 to sustain support for the annual Montagna Symposium.


Future: Continuing the Legacy

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Raise 10 million dollars to create living skin and digital resources for understanding diverse skin biology.




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Montagna Symposium


Inspiring young and established investigators since 1950.




Pioneered by skin biologist William Montagna, Ph.D., the symposium:

  • Creates opportunities for the exchange of ideas and resources involving skin science
  • Inspires clinical research that leads to cures for skin disease or improves outcomes for patients


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Learn More:


List of Past Symposia

Montagna Symposium Home Page


Directors


Dennis_Roop

Dennis R. Roop, Ph.D.

Professor of Dermatology at University of Colorado and Director of the Gates Stem Cell Center


Jon_Hanifin

Jon Hanifin, M.D.

Professor of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University


Molly_Kulesz_Martin

Molly F. Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.

Professor of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University



Executive Director


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Liaison For Young Investigators

Jodi Johnson, Ph.D.

Research Assisant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Northwestern University




Other Liaisons


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Liaison for Dermatology Departments

Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University