The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a global report on the Psoriasis for the first time in 2016. The report should raise global awareness of this chronic inflammatory systemic disease to improve the care of people living with psoriasis. Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Mrowietz as Head of PSORIASIS-CENTER at the University Medical Center is one of four international experts who have worked on the WHO report. The WHO report includes recommendations for policy, health professionals, scientists, patient representatives and media which measures can be taken to improve the situation for people with psoriasis.
The German Psoriasis Award 2014 is supported by the company Novartis with a prize money of 30.000 Euro which makes it one of the most highly remunerated prizes in german dermatology. The prize honours the basic research on the immunologic activity of subcutaneous fatty tissue of patients with psoriasis. Dr. Gerdes has been chosen from an international top-class jury chaired by Prof. Dr. Roland Kaufmann, Frankfurt, and Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stadler, Minden.
Picture: From left to right: Prof. H. Boehncke, Genf, Dr. S. Gerdes, Kiel, Prof. U. Mrowietz, Kiel, Prof. R. Kaufmann, Frankfurt, Dr. M. Bräutigam, Nürnberg. Copyright: Florian Willnauer / Source: DDG kompakt Tagung 2014
The research grant of the „Deutscher Psoriasisbund eV.“ provided by Biogen Idec GmbH, Ismaning, was awarded to Dr. med. Kirsten Steinz, resident at the PSORIASIS-CENTER, Department of Dermatology, UKSH, Campus Kiel.
The scholarship is endowed with EUR 15.000 and is used for research on the effect of tonsillectomy in adult patients with psoriasis on disease activity.
The research grant from the „Deutscher Psoriasisbund eV.“ is by courtesy of Biogen Idec GmbH, Ismaning. The 2013 grant was awarded to Dr. med. Kirsten Steinz, resident at the Psoriasis-Center, Department of Dermatology, UKSH, Campus Kiel.
The grant includes prize money of 15.000 Euro and sponsors the investigation of the effect of tonsillectomy in adult patients with psoriasis on disease activity.
The AbbVie research award Dermatology 2013 was given to Dr. med. Sascha Gerdes. The award honours the project „Wnt5a – a potential factor linking psoriasis to metabolic complications“.
The presentation of the award that includes prize money of 5.000 Euro was held at the 40. Annual meeting of the „Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung (ADF)“ on March 14th in Dessau.