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Dept. of Dermatology
Mail Code: L468R
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Office: (503) 418-4273
Fax: (503) 418-4266


Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Symposium Director

David Norris, M.D.
Jackie Bickenbach, Ph.D.
Symposium Director Emeriti

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Registration income and our NIH conference grant together cover less than 70% of Symposium costs. The remaining ~30% must come from corporate, foundation, and individual contributions. Please consider supporting the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin today.

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2019 Support

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin/PASPCR Annual Meeting is supported by NIH Grant Number 2 R13 AR009431-53 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Institute on Aging.

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin gratefully acknowledges ongoing support from:

Major contributors are acknowledged in materials distributed to participants as:


Champion ($25,000 or greater)


Sustainer ($10,000 - 24,999)


Benefactor ($5,000 - 9,999)

Patron ($2,500 - 4,999)


Associate ($1,000 - 2,499)

Why your support counts

Since its founding, over 5,000 researchers, clinicians, and young investigators from all over the world have attended the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin. With your help, the Symposium will continue to fulfill its mission to thoroughly cover one aspect of skin biology annually, identifying unsolved problems and long term goals; to allow the exchange and acquisition of new knowledge on a formal basis and provide a proving ground for new concepts, as well as sharing information with the greater scientific and medical community; to integrate topics at the interfaces of disciplines, fostering new collaborations and developing and translating animal models, where necessary, to human benefit; and to encourage young investigators in pursuit of careers in academic and investigational dermatology by interacting with established scientists and physicians.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to this historic meeting, please contribute online or endorse your check to:

Oregon Health & Science University Foundation / Montagna Biology of Skin Education Fund (Taxpayer ID number 23-7083114)

and mail to:

Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
OHSU Department of Dermatology
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L468R
Portland, OR 97239

Thank you.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (2 R13AR009431-53) and (1 R13AR07429-01) from the National Institute Of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and all cofunding support provided the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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