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Simpson Lab Awarded $50k Grant from Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST)

Originally published to the UW Department of Dermatology website on August 22, 2023.

Congratulations to Cory Simpson, MD, PhD, on receiving a one-year $50k grant from the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST) to support the Simpson Lab’s ongoing research in epidermal differentiation and skin disease! 

Funding from this award will support Simpson Lab personnel and provide supplies for research aimed at defining the pathogenic mechanisms of Darier disease and discovering new treatment strategies for this rare skin blistering disorder. Of note, the late Dr. Phil Fleckman was a long-time supporter of FIRST and a dedicated member of its Board of Directors and Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. The start date for this award is October 1, 2023.

Thank you to the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (FIRST) for supporting our research! 

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