USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program
The USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program was founded in 2018 by Dr. Nada Elbuluk with the support of Department Chair, Dr. David Peng. This unique and distinctive program includes medical and procedural clinics specializing in comprehensive, personalized and culturally sensitive care for a broad variety of conditions that disproportionately impact the skin of color population, which includes people of African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, and mixed-race backgrounds. The program also includes a research component aimed to increase research on skin of color and pigmentary conditions. The research arm of the program includes a research fellowship available to medical students between their third and fourth year of medical school.
Program website: https://dermatology.keckmedicine.org/treatments-services/skin-of-color/
USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Research Fellowship
Number of positions: 1
Duration: 10-12 months
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Notifications: Late March/early April
Qualifying applicants are encouraged to apply for this research fellowship. The research fellow will work on a variety of study types, which may include sponsored clinical trials, prospective and retrospective studies, case reports, literature reviews, and book chapters related to ethnic skin conditions and pigmentary disorders. The student will also have the opportunity to work with Dr. Elbuluk in clinic on a weekly basis (this requires an approval process for non-USC students) and helps in coordinating the DermRISES Pipeline Initiative, sponsored by the Dermatology Diversity and Inclusion Program.
Students who have completed their third year of medical school will be considered.
Priority will be given to KSOM students completing the Dean’s Research Year.