TSC Alert

Archive for March, 2018

Fibrous Cephalic Plaques—Beyond the Forehead

A new open access paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology investigates fibrous cephalic plaques (FCPs) in individuals with TSC. The authors found that though clinicians typically look for FCPs on the forehead, roughly 60% of FCPs are found on the neck, scalp, or elsewhere on the face. Clinicians who find FCPs should recognize them as a potential sign of TSC and evaluate the patients further.

FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists

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The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is seeking nominations for its Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists. The $10,000 prize is for early-career clinician-scientists whose research is leading to “new and innovative approaches in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment or cure of diseases and/or disabilities.” Nominations are due by March 30.

Funding Opportunities from NIAMS

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) announced two new funding opportunities that may be of interest to TSC researchers.