Division of Dermatology

Dr. Adam Friedman Receives FMF Grant for Wound Healing Research

Dr. Adam Friedman, dermatologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Adam Friedman, MD

April 30, 2014 - BRONX, NY - Dr. Adam Friedman was recently awarded the Feldstein Medical Foundation research award for his research study entitled "Curcumin Nanoparticles as an Innovative, Multi-Mechanistic Antimicrobial and Wound-Healing Accelerant".

Dr. Friedman’s study focuses on the development and preclinical testing of an innovative nanoparticle for the sustained release delivery of curcumin (a crystalline compound that gives the East Asian spice turmeric its bright yellow-orange color) as a therapeutic for burn wound healing and multi-drug resistant skin infections.

Dr. Friedman is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) and of Physiology & Biophysics and Director of Dermatologic Research ( Division of Dermatology). His current study is part of a broader emphasis on investigating novel nanotechnologies that allow for controlled and sustained delivery of a wide spectrum of physiologically and medicinally relevant molecules, with an emphasis on treating infectious diseases, accelerating wound healing, immune modulation, and correcting vascular dysfunction. He holds several patents derived from these investigations, and has published over 90 papers/chapters and two textbooks on both his research as well as a variety of clinical areas in dermatology with an emphasis on emerging medical therapies. He has presented his research in both national and international forums, and received awards from multiple organizations such as the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Recently, he was featured on the online forums Dermtube, DermMatters, Nanotechnology Thought Leaders, and Dermquest.

Dr. Friedman is also committed to resident and medical education, having chaired of the leadership workgroup of the American Academy of Dermatology Resident/Fellows Committee, and currently serving on the Sulzberger Committee on Education. He is the Senior Editor of the Dermatology In-Review Online Workshop, the Dermatology Expert for healthguru.com, a columnist for “The Skin You're In” (everydayhealth.com), the Vice President of the Nanodermatology Society, and President of the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr Friedman is co-founder of the newly formed Einstein Emerging Leaders, a group of young professionals who host events through which they can introduce Einstein to like-minded young professionals and who have an interest in making the world a better place through the support of healthcare and research. He has appeared on television news programs such as Good Morning America, and has been quoted in numerous leading publications, including WebMD, In Style, Reuters, Good Housekeeping, and Women’s Day.

The Feldstein Medical Foundation, a private foundation created to promote and advance previously neglected areas of medical research, funds research in basic science, translation/implementation studies, early clinical research, and education. FMF is particularly focused on funding research in previously underfunded areas, researchers seeking initial funding or junior investigators, new or innovative research, and research where FMF grants will have the maximum beneficial impact. This one-year award provides Dr. Friedman with $60,000 of funding to complete his project.

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