Next Meeting: Friday, May 8, 2020

Annual George F. Odland Lecture

“Hair Raising Tales of JAK Inhibitors in Alopecia”

presented by Angela Christiano, PhD
Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology
Columbia University

Friday, May 8, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm

The presentation will be held via Zoom. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Trang Nguyen at and a link will be sent out to you. We hope you can join us!


Angela M. Christiano, PhD, is the Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center. She is also the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Dermatology at CUMC. For the past 20 years, Dr. Christiano’s research has focused on understanding the molecular processes that lead to inherited skin and hair disorders in humans. Her research career began with the discovery of genetic mutations associated with epidermolysis bullosa, a skin disease that causes severe blistering. Dr. Christiano’s recent work has focused on the investigation of the underlying genetic causes of and identification of potential therapies for alopecia areata, an autoimmune form of hair loss.  She has published more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has trained more than 50 postdoctoral researchers and clinical fellows at Columbia University. Dr. Christiano has received numerous awards, including the New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology – Young Investigator’s Award, Columbia University’s Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award for Excellence in Clinical Sciences, the CERIES Research Award, and the North American Hair Research Society’s award for Outstanding Paper of the Year, the Montagna Award from the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Ebling Award from the European Hair Research Society. Dr. Christiano is a Past President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and served as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology for ten years.  Dr. Christiano is a prolific inventor and serial entrepreneur, having filed numerous patents on her discoveries, and successfully moved technologies from the academic setting into the commercial sector.  She earned her MS and PhD degrees in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University.


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.        (Each session is 3.0 credits)