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Psoriasis/Quality of Life Research Fellowship


The primary objective of the Psoriasis/Quality of Life Research Fellowship is to provide a meaningful mentored clinical research experience in quality of life, psoriasis, and the patient experience in dermatology. Secondary objectives include:

  • Providing training in clinical and population health research in dermatology
  • Providing an in-depth experience with skin disease, both clinically and through research, to prepare the fellow for a career in academic dermatology.

MD or DO degree, preference for post-PGY1 year.

Time frame
12 months (July 2021-June 2020)

The fellow is expected to work with their faculty mentor(s), Aaron Secrest and Kristina Duffin, to accomplish the following:

  • Complete all CITI training prior to starting the fellowship.
  • The fellow may help with IRB approval for projects as needed.
  • The fellow may assist with clinical trials coordinators to gain exposure to clinical trials research.
  • Fellows are encouraged to attend their mentor’s clinic at least ½ day/week.
  • Meet regularly (on a pre-determined schedule) with the mentor(s) for feedback and progress reports
  • Attend Dermatology Grand Rounds and resident lectures as well as relevant Population Health Services Research Seminars.

We anticipate the fellow to co-author at least 1-2 publications submitted for review by the end of the fellowship. We also expect at least one abstract submitted for presentation at the Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting in May 2022.

Salary Support
The fellow will be paid a salary commensurate with the fellowship rates at the University of Utah.


We are confident you will leave this program ranked among the very best physicians in America and well prepared to practice medicine.