News and Publications

-Help make congress continue to fund critical psoriasis research

-Psoriasis Database Participants

-UHC Clinical Dietician Brenda Walsh
Talks about negative trends in eating fruits and vegetables

-Dr. Marie Tuttle recieves NPF research fellowship

-Dr. Kevin D. Cooper
Receives 2010 Psoriasis Achievement Award.

-Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis (MFCP) Youth Ambassador

-View pictures from this year's Psoriasis Walk for a Cure

-Dr. Nicole Ward receives $50,000 Research Grant.

-Take action Ohio!
Urge Senator Voinovich and Senator Brown to support the psoriasis community.

-Dr. Locala at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Meeting.
Click here to download the poster from this event.

-The 1st Annual Murdough Scientific Symposium October 2009
A successful event sure to generate enthusiastic discussion, new concepts and an interchange of ideas. Please click here to see photos

-Psoriasis & Flu Season National Psoriasis Foundation's warning for people with psoriasis and certain medications for more information click here

-Click here to listen to Dr. Joseph Locala discuss Murdough Multidisciplinary Clinic with NPR, Monday, 9/14/2009.


Psoriasis and flu season People with psoriasis who are taking medications that suppress the immune system should only take inactivated vaccines for both seasonal and H1N1 (swine flu) influenzas. Attenuated vaccines can be live and therefore should not be taken by people who take immunosuppressants, including biologic (Amevive, Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Simponi or Stelara) or non-biologic (cyclosporine-Neoral or methotrexate) drugs. Visit the NPF website for more information.

The first Multidisciplinary Psoriasis Clinic opened at the Bolwell Health Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Patients who are seen in the Multidisciplinary Clinic will have access to all members of the multidisciplinary team, which include dermatology, rheumatology, psychiatry, and nutrition services. Members of the team will have the opportunity to see each patient, and then collaborate with one another to develop a treatment plan that will treat the patient as a whole, and not just focus solely on the skin.

Multidisciplinary Team Description:

Dermatology For patients seeking expert and up-to-date treatment for their psoriasis

Rheumatology For patients suffering from psoriasis-related joint disease

Psychiatry For patients and their families seeking emotional support from the effects of psoriasis

Nutrition Services For patients seeking assessment and advice on nutritional changes that could aid in the treatment of psoriasis and overall general health

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Kimberly Sanders at 216-844-7394. Map and Directions Back to top


Press Releases

University Hospitals to Open Multidisciplinary Psoriasis Clinic
First everinterdisciplinary U.S. clinic for psoriasis care University

Hospitals Receives $5 Million
Largest Dermatology Gift in the U.S.



Progress Report
Update on the activities of the Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis

Center newsletter to network physicians and staff

Psoriasis Publications
Access to psoriasis publications by the team members of the Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis