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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Skin Disease Research Center


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (UCAMC) “Skin Disease Research Center” (SDRC) is an organization that supports the development and enhancement of the research environment for basic, translational and clinical scientists with an interest in skin and skin diseases.  The UCAMC-SDRC is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS/NIH), the Department of Dermatology and the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology.  The Gates Stem Cell Center and the SDRC have overlapping interests in the areas of adult stem cells, consequently the Gates Center provides further support for SDRC members by providing additional subsidies for Core usage by SDRC members and co-sponsoring the SDRC seminar series.

Core Facilities
UCAMC-SDRC members receive subsidized access to these Core facilities: the Bioengineering Core (Transgenic and Gene Targeting Core and iPSC Core)Morphology and Phenotyping Core (Histology)Flow Cytometry Core, and the Molecular Genetics Analysis Core.

Seminar Series
The UCAMC-SDRC maintains a research seminar series in conjunction with the
Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology at the UCAMC and provides funding for pilot and feasibility studies. The UCAMC-SDRC also organizes an annual retreat.

Recruitment
During its first funding cycle (2009-2014), the UCAMC-SDRC has recruited 56 investigators to the Center. The UCAMC-SDRC members consist of faculty from 28 basic science and clinical Departments at 8 Universities throughout the US and in Europe.

Funding Results
Thus far, UCAMC-SDRC-supported research has resulted in 71 peer-reviewed publications and 13 UCAMC-SDRC-funded pilot projects have led to over $20 million in new research funding, representing a 35-fold return on investment.

Mentoring
Senior investigators from the SDRC advise and support junior faculty in the preparation and submission of their skin-related grant proposals to federal and private funding agencies.

The Skin Disease Research Center sponsored an International Symposium on the Advancement of Basic and Clinical Skin Research on March 21st, 2014 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  There were presentations by six international specialists in skin research.

The Gates Stem Cell Center held an iPSC Culture Course at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on March 10-17, 2014. 
If you would like to inquire into participating in this course in the future, please contact iPSCore@ucdenver.edu.

SDRC New Member News: The Skin Disease Research Center would like to welcome our newest SDRC Member, Emily Bates, Ph.D.  Dr. Bates is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  Her research is focused on ectodermal dysplasias, developmental disorders, and ion channels.

The Skin Disease Research Center announces the establishment of the Global Skin Diseases Research Consortium (GSDRC).  The long-term goal of the GSDRC is to foster collaboration among institutions worldwide...
Link to Announcement >>

The Global Skin Diseases Research Consortium (GSDRC) presents the GSDRC Summer School July 28-30, 2014 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado for Senior graduate students & postdoctoral fellows.  The topics will cover the biology of skin stem cells, iPS cell-based modeling of skin diseases, animal models for skin diseases and stem cell-based therapies.

The Gates Stem Cell Center held an iPSC Culture Course at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on March 10-17, 2014. 

If you would like to inquire into participating in this course in the future, please contact iPSCore@ucdenver.edu.
 
The Global Skin Diseases Research Consortium (GSDRC) presents the GSDRC Summer School July 28-30, 2014 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado for Senior graduate students & postdoctoral fellows.  The topics will cover the biology of skin stem cells, iPS cell-based modeling of skin diseases, animal models for skin diseases and stem cell-based therapies.
 

Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology and the Skin Disease Research Center (SDRC) Program Seminars:

Upcoming Seminars
9/23/2014  Steven Dow, PhD
Colorado State University

10/1/2014  Cheng-Ming Chuong, MD, PhD
University of Southern California

10/7/2014  Peter Dempsey, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 

The Skin Disease Research Center
Department of Dermatology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mailing Address:
12800 East 19th Ave.
Mail Stop 8320
Aurora, CO 80045

Location: Research One North (RC1-North) Room P18-8130
Office Phone: (303) 724-3050
Fax: (303) 724-3051

Email: beth.spring@ucdenver.edu