Education and Awareness of Scarring Alopecia

Click on the Education and Awareness Initiative boxes below to learn more about the working group opportunities available within each initiative.  Please indicate your top three working group choices when signing up for the Medical Student Program.

Patients
and
Community

Hair Stylists,
Salons and Hair
Shows

Government
Advocacy

Communications

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Medical Student Articles

Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss: Differences and Similarities in Common Medications Used for Cicatricial(Scarring) Alopecia

Wintringham, Jennifer, YR3
Eastern Virginia Medical School
MSAB Reviewer:  Lynne Goldberg, MD

Comparing and Contrasting Lymphocytic and Neutrophilic Cicatricial Alopecia

Shareef, Sarah, YR2
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
MSAB Reviewer:  Wilma Bergfeld, MD
Published in CARF365

Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on the scalp of those with Cicatricial Alopecia. Help or Hindrance? 

Ademola, Sherifat, YR 3
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
MSAB Reviewer:  Lynne Goldberg, MD

Advocating with Insurance Companies
Midgette, Bria, YR 1
Zucker School of Medicine
Medical Review: Amy McMichael, MD

Medical Student Articles Coming Soon…..

Kinks, Curls & Coils Hair Typing
Boateng, Danielle, YR3
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
MSAB Reviewer:  Kumar Sukhdeo, MD

Getting the Most out of Your Dermatologist Appointment
Quaye, Elizabeth, YR1
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
MSAB Reviewer:  Kumar Sukhdeo, MD

Causes of Scalp Itch
Ishack, Stephanie, MD Candidate
Medical Review:  Loren Krueger, MD

Scarring Alopecia Demographics and Prevalence
Tembunde, Yazmeen, YR 2
University of Maryland
Medical Review:  Corey Hartman, MD

Scarring Alopecia: What You Should Know About Scarring Alopecia (Misdiagnosis)
Enwereji, Ndidi, YR 4
The Frank H Netter Som
Medical Review: Loren Krueger, MD

A simplified explanation of the clinical trial design and phases that guide therapeutic implementation into practice
Ume, Adaku, YR 3
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Medical Review:  Victoria Barbosa, MD

Meditation as a treatment for hair loss
Nwankwo, Christy, YR 4
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Medical Review: Valerie Callender, MD

How to tell if your disease is in remission or burned out
Ramirez-Marin, Hassiel Aurelio
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas & Nutricion, “Salvador Zubiran,” Dermatology Department
Medical Review: Valerie Callender, MD

Are hair transplants an option for patients with scarring alopecia?
Ochsner, Anna, YR 1
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Medical Review:  Lynne Goldberg, MD

Sharing Internet Research with a Doctor
Shareef, Sarah, YR 1
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Medical Review: Amy McMichael, MD

Pros and Cons – Hair Toppers vs. Wigs
Kirk, Jessie, YR 3
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Review: Ronda Farah, MD

Functional Medicine in the Role of Cicatricial Alopecia Treatment
Aukerman, Erica, YR 3
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Review:  Angela Christiano, PhD

When to See a Doctor
Tamashunas, Nina, YR 4
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical Review: Jamie Mackelfresh, MD

Microneedling and Scarring Alopecia
Ezemma, Ogechi, YR 1
The Warren Albert Medical School of Brown University
Medical Review: Corey Hartman, MD

Pros and Cons of Oral Minoxidil
Lynch, Hannah, YR 1
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical Review: Jamie Mackelfresh, MD

Hair Shedding: Does Trauma Exacerbate It?
Reddy, Minal, YR 1
Loyloa University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Medical Review: Ronda Farah, MD

Can Combination Treatment with Adalimumab and Hydroxychloroquine cause regrowth?
Kimsey, Candler, YR 3
Lorann  Mercer University School of Medicine
Medical Review: Kumar Sukhdeo, MD

Summary of “The assessment of hair transplantation outcomes in cicatricial alopecia”
Gorrepati, Pavane, YR 3
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Medical Review: Victoria Barbosa, MD

Hair Stylists as Screeners
Fulton, Hale, YR 3
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Medical Review: Ronda Farah, MD

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Babalola, Folawiyo, YR 4
Uthscsa
Medical Review: Angela Christiano, PhD

Med Student Executive Committee

Jessica Brown-Korsah
Second Year Medical Student
Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine

Soneet Dhillon
Second Year Medical Student
Chicago Medical School

Kelly Flanagan
Third Year Medical Student
Massachusetts General

Itisha Jefferson
Third Year Medical Student
Loyola University Stritch
School of Medicine

Candler Kimsey
Third Year Medical Student
Mercer University
School of Medicine

Briana Neidig
Third Year Medical Student
AUC School of Medicine

Chinodebem Ogbutor
Second Year Medical Student Texas Tech Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Chidubem Okeke
Third Year Medical Student
Howard University College of Medicine

Jade Olayinka
Fourth Year Medical Student
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

James Pathoulas
Fourth Year Medical Student
University of Minnesota

Camille Robinson
Second Year Medical Student
Duke University School
of Medicine

Morinola Shobajo
Third Year Medical Student
University of Illinois at
Chicago College of Medicine

Medical Student Program 2021 Participants

Patients and Community Working Group
Sharanda K, M3, Brody School of Medicine
Marilyn L, M3, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jay N, M3, Lincoln Memorial University – Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Obiageliaku O, M3, University Of Texas Medical Branch
Cassandra Y, M3, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jenna Y, M3, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Wonder E, M2, University Of California, Riverside
Lydia Z, M1, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Hair Stylists, Salons and Hair Shows Working Group
Chloe R, M5, University of the West Indies
Jabreia J, M4, Medical College of Georgia – Augusta, Ga
Aisha K, M3, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Stephanie A, M2, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Jewell D, M2, Meharry Medical College
Erika M, M2, Michigan State University Com
John G, M1, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jessica M, M1, Paul Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech Health Science Center
Anna O, M1, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Government Advocacy Working Group
Danielle B, M3, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer W, M3, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Yazmeen T, M2, University of Maryland
Priya V, M2, California University of Science and Medicine
Elizabeth Q, M1, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Catherine R, M1, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Communications Working Group
Chrislene O, M4, American University of Antigua
Nina T, M4, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Safiyya A, M4, University Of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Erica A, M3, Indiana University School of Medicine
Anisha B, M3, University Of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Cassandra D, M3, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Harpinder D, M3, University Of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Ogechi E, M3, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rachel L, M3, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren S, M3, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Geeta A, M3, Howard University
Munachimso A, M3, Cuny School of Medicine
Amber J, M3, University of Utah School of Medicine
Ivy O, M3, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Stephanie I, M2, NYU-LUHS Program
Ahana G, M1, Medical College of Georgia
Abigail M, M1, Albany Medical College
Bria M, M1, Zucker School of Medicine
Sarah S, M1, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Priya S, M1, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sophie B, M1, University of Missouri Kansas City
Lily G, M1, Chicago Medical School
Bianca P, M1, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Marketplace Working Group
Folawiyo B, M4, Uthscsa
Ndidi E, M4, The Frank H Netter Som
Christy N, M4, University Of Missouri- Kansas City
Adetayo A, M3, Meharry Medical College
Sherifat A, M3, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Jessie K, M3, University Of Illinois College of Medicine
Adaku U, M3, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Mairead M, M2, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Olivia G, M1, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hannah L, M1, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nina N, M1, Howard University College of Medicine
Chiamaka O, M1, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Aliya R, M1, Rush Medical College
Hassiel R, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición “Salvador Zubirán”, Dermatology Department

Journey to Acceptance Working Group
Sarah P, M4, Vanderbilt
Haley F, M3, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Pavane G, M3, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Chloe J, M3, Saba University School of Medicine
Erica M, M3, University of Virginia
Paige M, M3, Ut Southwestern
Jessika S, M3, Nyit College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ademola A, M2, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Karina G, M2, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Hajara O, M2, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sara R, M1, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Meenu R, M1, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Akber S, M1, Western University of Health Sciences
Marta T, M1, Emory University School of Medicine

CARF MSP ALUMNI

2021 MSP Alumni

Kayla Felix Taylor
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Amaris Geisler
CUNY School of Medicine

Welcome to CARF’s Medical Student Program. The purpose of this program is to inspire the next generation of medical leaders to study and advance the care, knowledge, and treatments for patients with scarring hair loss through programs and projects that mutually benefit patients, CARF and medical students.

The focus of this program is Education & Awareness with various working groups supporting each initiative. Volunteer student applicants are encouraged to explore each working group and their purpose and choose the top three that best suit your interests and skills.

Applications will be reviewed, and applicants will be divided into working groups (considering your top choices) by members of the MSP Executive Committee and CARF staff. Volunteer student applicants will be notified by email to which working group you have been assigned. You will only be assigned to one working group.

Applications must be completed in full by May 18 with all requirements. Incomplete applications will be purged after the deadline has passed.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Proof of good academic standing and enrollment in an accredited medical school. Send document via email to info@carfintl.org.
  • An interest or passion for dermatology, specifically hair loss disorders.
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of one full year of volunteer service; two
    years is optimal.

Expectations of Committee Members:

  • To be an active member and engage in all group work during your term.
  • Working group members will be supported and guided by the MSP Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will organize duties and report regularly to the CARF office.
  • Clearly define your role when representing CARF and present yourself and the organization in a positive light and professional manner.
  • Follow through on volunteer assignments.
  • Keep other working group members and the Executive Committee informed of any conflicts or issues that may arise.
  • Working group members who are inactive, miss deadlines, non-responsive, or misrepresent CARF in any way will be asked to step down.

Medical Student Working Group Benefits:

  • Invitation to one-hour quarterly Q & A session with an expert hair loss physician(s) through CARF.
  • Name associated with any work product that is generated from working group initiatives.
  • Name listed on CARF’s website; moved to alumni after graduation.
  • $5 nominal fee to attend all CARF educational webinars.
  • Discounted fee to attend CARF’s national in-person conference.

2021 Enrollment is now closed.  2022 Enrollment details coming soon.

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Med Student Working Group Descriptions

2021 Enrollment Closed

Medical Student Contact:
Colleen Leader,
Program Coordinator

267.613.9811
info@carfintl.org

2021 Cycle Timeline
Application period
May 1 – 18, 2021

Working Group Assignments
May 19 – May 28, 2021

Working Group Term
June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022