Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute
 

By the year 2050, people with skin of color (including Africans, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Hispanics) will represent more than half of the U.S. population. Little data exists on the structural, functional, and clinical properties in skin of color. The Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute (HUSCRI) was established to advance the research and treatment of skin diseases that primarily affect people with skin of color and is the first of its kind in Virginia and at an historically black college or university.

Mission

Our mission is to conduct research, build and disseminate knowledge and create educational forums in order to improve the understanding and treatment of skin disorders that uniquely affect people with skin of color.

HUSCRI Symposium 2013 Poster Presentation Awards

1st Place

Alon Mantel, Ph. D.

The Role of Aldo Keto Reductase 1C3 mediated Metabolism of Prostaglandin D2 in Keloid Fibrosis

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute

2nd Place

Ernst Reichenberger, Ph.D.

Linkage Analysis for familial Keloids in the Yoruba of Nigeria

University of Connecticut Health Center

Department of Reconstructive Sciences

3rd Place

Theresa Thekkudan, Ph.D.

Dermal Mast Cells and Fibrosis: Correlation to Keloid Pathology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute

Honorable Mentions

Sophia Sandhu

Social Determinants of Race and Ethnicity Based Disparities in Melanoma Outcomes: A Review

4th Year Medical Student

Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Dermatology

Ernst Reichenberger

Human Melanocytes-Derived Macrophages Promote Skin Cancer

University of Connecticut Health Center

Department of Reconstructive Services


2013 Skin of Color Symposium: From Bench to Bedside


The Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute (HUSCRI) Skin of Color Symposium 2013: From Bench to Bedside is a unique conference designed to disseminate and communicate the latest research in skin diseases disproportionately affecting minority populations. This year’s meeting will be held in Baltimore.

Learn more


HUSCRI 2011 Symposium Registration Open

Go to www.symposium.huscri.com to register for the conference, book a hotel and submit abstracts.

In cooperation with National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

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