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UK TREND priority setting exercise


Results of the e-Delphi priority setting exercise in translational dermatology research have been published by the British Journal of Dermatology and are available online by following this link:



Identification of Translational Dermatology Research Priorities in the UK: Results of an e-Delphi Exercise.  E. Healy, S.J. Brown, S.M. Langan, S.G. Nicholls, K. Shams & N.J. Reynolds

Professor Sara Brown was recently successful in her application for a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science:




Sara’s research focuses on an investigation of genetic mechanisms in atopic eczema; her grant proposal was reviewed and critiqued by members of the UK TREND steering committee and her work will involve the analysis of DNA samples collected by collaborative groups in London and Newcastle as well as Dundee.



The UK Translational Research Network in Dermatology (UK TREND) has been established to support, facilitate and further develop internationally-leading, translational research in skin biology and skin disease across the UK for the direct benefit of patient care.





Prof Eugene Healy Chair of UK TREND Steering Committee        

Prof Chris Griffiths


Advisory Committee


News and Events



Clinical Research Associate in Dermatology position is available at Newcastle University

See here for more information. Closing date -  14 June 2017



THESIS/BAD/BSID Research Course  15 - 16 June 2017

London, UK - click here for more information



UK DCTN 2017 Themed Research Call - closing date 26 June 2017

This year the theme is skin health for older people - click here for more information



BAD Annual Meeting  4 - 6 July 2017 (including UK TREND session on 5 July)

Liverpool, UK - click here for more information



AAD Summer meeting - 27-30 July 2017

New York, USA - click here for more information

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Dr Carsten Flohr has recently been awarded an NIHR grant for the study:


The TREatment of Severe Atopic Dermatitis (TREAT) Trial


Dr Carsten Flohr and his team at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London have been awarded funding from the NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme to conduct a randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of methotrexate versus ciclosporin in the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis in children.




Click here for more information.

Professor Catherine Smith has been awarded funding from the NIHR EME programme for the APRICOT study a randomised placebo-controlled trial for Pustular Psoriasis. Click here for more information.







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UK TREND welcomes patient involvement and is delighted to have Emma Rush as a member to our Steering group.  We congratulate her on setting up a new charity Vitiligo Support UK (see here).  If you are a patient and would like to know more about research, please click here.