A strong research program is a major focus of the Department of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The department has programs in clinical, translational, and basic research. Fellowships are offered in immunodermatology, clinical research, autoimmune diseases affecting the skin, and pediatric dermatology.
Trainees in the research laboratories learn a wide variety of molecular biology and cell biology techniques that are applied to the study of skin disorders. Pediatric dermatology fellows participate in clinical projects related to cutaneous disorders of children.
Clinical research projects include the origin and significance of midline congenital defects in children as well as research into the origin and classification of vascular malformation and hemangiomas in infants and children. Departmental resources and industry partners support a series of studies regarding new therapeutic agents for adults and children with various skin diseases.