Foundation's $5 million gift will create psoriasis center

November 1, 2006

Cleveland - University Hospitals of Cleveland's department of dermatology has received a $5 million dollar gift from the Murdough Foundation to advance the study and treatment of psoriasis.

The gift, the largest known for dermatology in the United States at an academic medical center, will create the Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis to enhance research, treatment and education of the public and healthcare providers. University Hospitals' department of dermatology is already recognized as having one of the world's top psoriasis programs.

Kevin D. Cooper, M.D., chairman of the department of dermatology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, says that with the Murdough Foundation's gift, "We will be able to continue to determine causes of psoriasis, as well as identify improved therapies for patients living with the condition."

For more information: http://www.murdoughpsoriasis.com/