“The historicity of hidradenitis suppurativa, which has been described under a variety of latinized names, is in itself a fascinating, convoluted
story, demonstrating once again that the only path to enlightenment and the resolution of such controversies is
through serious basic investigations.” Albert Kligman 2006
Grants & Awards
In accord with the HSF mission to improve the quality of life and quality of care for individuals and families affected by HS, the HSF recognizes outstanding achievements in HS research. We encourage the best and the brightest to devote their energies and creativity to HS research by offering the HSF International New Investigator Award and the HSF Outstanding Investigator Award.
Named Sponsorship opportunities are available for both of these awards. Please contact
the HSF for more information on how you can support and encourage HS research.
HSF International New Investigator Award
The HSF is pleased to announce the establishment of a $5000 International New Investigator Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding, prevention and treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Basic and clinical research will be recognized.
DEADLINE for submission is March 31, 2008. Additional information and an application is available for download HERE.
The HSF Outstanding Investigator Award
Dr. Gregor B.E. Jemec was awarded the "HSF Outstanding Investigator Award" at "Directions 2006," the First International HS Research Symposium on March 31, 2006. He was recognized for his lifetime achievement in researching Hidradenitis Suppurativa, and the HSF is honored to have him as part of their Medical & Scientific Advisory Board. LINK
This was the inaugural award that the HSF will present in the future to those who make significant contributions in HS research.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The pewter sculpture, called “Circle of Life” was designed and produced by artist MK Shannon. In Shannon’s words, “the dance of life in this circle of joined hands demonstrates how we depend on one another in life, and the beauty of that dependence.” Michelle Barlow, president of the HSF, carefully selected this particular piece. “I think MK Shannon captured the essence of what the HSF stands for. That is, that patients and families, clinicians and physicians and researchers, in all countries around the globe, can join together to improve the quality of life and the quality of care for those with HS.”