Eugene M. Farber Lecturer
April Armstrong, MD/MPH
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC)
Title: Getting Clear: Psoriasis Advancements and Beyond
Dr. April Armstrong is Professor of Dermatology and Associate Dean of Clinical Research at the University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong also serves as Director of Clinical Research Support at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Research Institute.
Dr. Armstrong obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed dermatology residency at Harvard. She also obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Armstrong served as Vice Chair and Director of Clinical Trials and Outcomes Units at the University of California Davis in Sacramento and later at the University of Colorado in Denver.
Dr. Armstrong is a federally funded investigator who is highly committed to clinical research and the care of patients with inflammatory skin diseases including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Her research in focuses on (1) investigating comorbidities related to psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, (2) identifying treatment patterns, treatment goals, and economic burden of inflammatory skin disease, and (3) increasing patient access using innovative, technology-enabled healthcare delivery methods. She has conducted over 150 clinical trials and published over 300 articles in scientific journals. Her research has been supported by the NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, Dermatology Foundation, and the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Dr. Armstrong currently serves as the Chair of the Medical Board at the National Psoriasis Foundation. She also holds multiple leadership positions at other professional organizations such as Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), the International Psoriasis Council, International Eczema Council, and the American Academy of Dermatology. She is an editorial board member of JAMA Dermatology and had also served on the editorial boards of JAAD and Telemedicine and eHealth.
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About the Lectureship:
The Eugene M. Farber endowment was established by his family in memory of Dr. Farber’s scientific career and devotion to understanding the pathogenesis of psoriasis. In 2007, the SID Board of Directors voted to create the Eugene M. Farber endowed lecture. It is typically presented at the SID’s Annual Meeting (and Virtual ones) by an investigator whose work is relevant to expanding insights into the pathophysiology and treatment of psoriasis.