Vision for the Center

 

Mission

Strategies

Focus

Anticipated Outcomes

 

Mission

  • Ensure the best possible care for patients with psoriasis
  • Discover the causes of psoriasis
  • Identify improved therapies for patients with psoriasis
  • Partner with industry to bring treatments to market more quickly
  • Educate physicians and the community about new findings

 


Strategies

  • Patients at the core
  • Discovery Research: Highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, leads to patents, start-up companies, out-licensing
  • Translational Research: Leads to improved clinical trial design, validation of spin-off benefits for other autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory, vascular, and neoplastic diseases
  • Clinical Research: Collaboration with pharmaceutical and biologic-products manufacturers to test new therapies
  • Community Outreach: Website and other educational offerings for patients, care providers, and the media focused on medical and psychological effects
  • Outcomes Research: To identify unmet needs and direct new discovery

 


Focus

  • Rebalancing the immune system in psoriasis
  • Genetics of psoriasis
  • Veterans and psoriasis
  • Triggers for psoriasis flare-ups
  • Photomedicine

 


Anticipated Outcomes

  • Protected time for physician-researchers to pursue new and promising ideas
  • Increased funding leveraged from the NIH, VA, and other sources
  • Increased opportunities for collaboration among University Hospitals Case Medical Center departments
  • Increased number of national clinical trials to evaluate new and established therapies
  • Translational research that improves the quality of patients’ lives
  • Partnerships with industry to bring therapies to market
  • Education of community and beyond about the causes and treatments of psoriasis
  • Training a cadre of physicians and scientists dedicated to psoriasis