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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 Directors 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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2017 Contributors

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin is supported by NIH Grant Number 2 R13 AR009431-51 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:

Sustaining Members ($10,000 or greater)

Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation
Including support for the 2017 EBMRF Travel Award for Young Investigators
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Benefactors ($5,000 or greater)

Curtis T. Thompson, MD & Associates LLC

Procter & Gamble Company

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Patrons ($2,500 or greater)

David MC Ju Foundation

Associates ($1,000 or greater)

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Contributor names will be displayed on signage and in materials distributed to meeting participants.

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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:

OHSU Foundation / Montagna Biology of Skin Education Fund

and mail to:

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

Thank you.