Travel Awards Program

Attendance at the Society for Investigative Dermatology provides early career scientists with an invaluable learning and training experience, as well as exposure to a breadth of research in cutaneous biology and disease.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

The UM-SBDRC Travel Awards Program will be issued on a rolling basis for registrations to the Annual Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) and other conferences related to skin biology and diseases. In addition, there will be limited funds for travel to the 2022 SID Meeting.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Applicants must be non-faculty trainees (post-doctoral fellow, resident, graduate student, trainee, etc.), who currently work in the laboratory of a SBDRC member and have submitted an abstract that has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming meeting.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must submit the following information in a PDF to Carmel McKeon, UM-SBDRC Center Administrator at cmmckeon@med.umich.edu:

    • One paragraph that briefly describes the work they will be presenting at the meeting, including an explanation of why attendance at the meeting is important for their training.
    • Abstract of their presentation.
    • Confirmation of meeting registration and the cost of registration.

DEADLINE

Application cycle is closed

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Applicants chosen to receive an Award are required to formally discuss the key presentations from the meeting that are relevant to their work and that of their coworkers at a lab meeting.

Travel Award Recipients

2022

  • Qinmengge Li, PhD Student, Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Alex Tsoi, PhD; James T. Elder, MD, PhD; and Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD: U-M Dermatology
  • Enze Xing, MD/PhD Student, Medical Student and Immunology Program Graduate Student, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD: U-M Dermatology; J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD: U-M Internal Medicine/Rheumatology
  • Yutein (Andy) Chung, PhD, NIH T32 Research Fellow, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Alex Tsoi, PhD; Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD: U-M Dermatology; Bethany Perez White, PhD: Northwestern Dermatology
  • Haihan Zhang, PhD Student, Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Alex Tsoi, PhD and James T. Elder, MD, PhD: U-M Dermatology
  • Zhaolin Zhang, PhD, Research Lab Specialist, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Alex Tsoi, PhD and James T. Elder, MD, PhD: U-M Dermatology
  • Joey Kirma, NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program Intern, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Alex Tsoi, PhD; Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD: U-M Dermatology; J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD: U-M Internal Medicine/Rheumatology
  • Uppala Ranjitha, PhD Candidate, Immunology Program Graduate Student, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Alex Tsoi, PhD; Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD; Mrinal Sarkar, PhD: U-M Dermatology; J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD: U-M Internal Medicine/Rheumatology
  • Elisabeth Pedersen, MD, PhD, House Officer and Resident Trainee on NIH T32, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Andrzej Dlugosz, MD; Marina Grachtchouk, PhD: U-M Dermatology; Paul Harms, MD, PhD: U-M Pathology
  • Grace Hile, MD, House Officer and Resident Trainee on NIH T32, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan
    • SBDRC members co-authoring their SID abstract: Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD: U-M Dermatology; J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD: U-M Internal Medicine/Rheumatology

Director

Gary J. Fisher, PhD

Gary J. Fisher, PhD

Director, UM-SBDRC Travel Awards Program