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Editorial
April 1999

Annual Trainee Award for 1998

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(4):456. doi:10.1001/archderm.135.4.456

THE ANNUAL Trainee Award is given to the dermatology resident or fellow who was the first author for the most meritorious original research article published in the ARCHIVES for the year ending in October. The award recipient is given a certificate of commendation, $100, and 100 Years of JAMA Landmark Articles. The award is presented at the Residents' Colloquium held during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

The awardee for 1998 (November 1997 to October 1998) is Todd R. Coven, MD, for his article, "Narrowband UVB Produces Superior Clinical and Histopathological Resolution of Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis in Patients Compared With Broadband UVB," coauthored by Lauren H. Burack, MD, Patricia Gilleaudeau, RN, BSN, Mary Keough RN, BSN, Maki Ozawa, MD, and James G. Krueger, MD, PhD. Twenty-two patients with moderate-to-severe plaque-type psoriasis completed the study in which results of half-body exposures to narrowband and broadband UV-B administered for 4 weeks were compared. Narrowband UV-B produced faster clearing and more complete disease resolution, as judged by psoriasis severity scores and histopathological analyses of epidermal acanthosis and keratin 16 expression. This work was performed during Dr Coven's clinical research fellowship at the Rockefeller University, New York, NY. Currently, Dr Coven serves as a second-year dermatology resident at Cornell University Medical Center, New York.

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