Students Present at National Dermatology Meeting: Katherine Stiff

Three College of Medicine students presented cases at the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in San Diego in February. Shown in the photo, left to right, are the presenters: Yostina Farid, a second-year student; Parker Hollingsworth, a third-year student; and Katherine Stiff, a third-year student. Classmate Mansee Desai, a third-year student, is also pictured.

Funding from the NEOMED Student Council helped to support the students’ travel expenses, as it does for student presentations at many conferences.  All three students are pursuing their interest in dermatology by working with dermatologist Eliot Mostow, M.D., professor of internal medicine, as a faculty mentor. 

In three installments, we’ll present the three students’ stories. Here’s the first.


Katherine Stiff (M3)

Between my first and second year of medical school, I participated in the Medical Students Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program at University of California San Diego, where I worked with Philip Cohen, M.D. I saw many interesting cases with him that summer, which resulted in poster presentations at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting and the Ohio Dermatology Association meeting in 2017.  We have continued to keep in touch, and I worked with Dr. Cohen on a poster and oral presentation at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in San Diego. We presented a case of a patient with skin lesions mimicking pityriasis rosea. The patient was found to have scabies instead.

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