March 3, 2011

McGirt lands dermatology award

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Laura McGirt, M.D., left, examines Diane Ray at a recent Dermatology Clinic Employee Skin Screening Day. (photo by Anne Rayner)

McGirt lands dermatology award

Laura McGirt, M.D., assistant professor of Dermatology, has received a Physician-Scientist Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation.

The awards were announced during the foundation's annual meeting last month in New Orleans.

The first-time award is for $55,000, and is renewable twice.

McGirt, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2010, has a research interest in cutaneous oncology, including the identification of improved diagnostic and prognostic markers for the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides.