Dermatology Foundation Invites Applications for MRA Melanoma Detection, Prevention Mid-Career Investigator Award

In partnership with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the Dermatology Foundation is inviting applications for its MRA Melanoma Detection or Prevention Mid-Career Investigator Award.

Through the program, a single grant of $100,000 (with an option to renew for an additional $100,000 in year two) will be awarded in support of dermatologic research that addresses improved approaches to melanoma detection or prevention.

Projects could include but are not limited to artificial intelligence algorithms or dermoscopy applications focused on the evaluation of clinical lesions; artificial intelligence algorithms designed to evaluate histologic slides for melanoma diagnosis; identification of novel biomarkers that improve diagnosis and predict outcomes for melanoma; methods to detect circulating melanoma cells/DNA; identification of DNA mutations patterns that improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes; radiologic techniques focused on imaging metastatic disease; and telemedicine approaches that improve community outreach with respect to melanoma detection.

To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, MD/PhD, DO, or PhD degree; be a faculty member with a primary appointment in a department/division of dermatology with an ACGME-approved training program; and be no more than ten years beyond initial appointment as an assistant professor as of January 1, 2020.

See the Dermatology Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: November 19, 2019