Dr. Aron Gwertzman, first-year dermatology resident, received second place in the annual New York Academy of Medicine Resident Research Competition. This is the fifth year the Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology has received recognition for excellence in both basic and clinical research. Other programs participating in the competition included Columbia, Mount Sinai, NYU, Weill Cornell School of Medicine, New York Medical College, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, SUNY-Stonybrook Medical Center, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and New Jersey Medical School.
Einstein's five award-winning presentations are as follows:
Aron Gwertzman, MD
"High Degree of Safety, Efficacy, Tolerability, Lower Relapse Rates and Improved Quality of Life Associated with High-Dose Isotretinoin Therapy"
Jules Lipoff, MD
"Complex dermoscopic pattern: a potential risk marker for melanoma"
Manju Dawkins, MD
"Resist Microbial Resistance: Overcoming Cryptococcal Biofilms with Chitosan"
Adam Friedman, MD
"Nitric Oxide Releasing Nanoparticles: A Novel Antimicrobial Agent for the Treatment of Resistant Pathogenic Organisms"
David Ciocon, MD
"A double-blind, placebo-controlled, pilot study of 1% terbinafine cream delivered via toenail microconduits for the treatment of subungual onychomycosis"