Stephen Rothman Memorial Awardee (MU)
Mark Udey, MD/PhD (retired)
Dr. Mark Udey led a vigorous independent laboratory-based research program for more than 30 years. He trained at Washington University and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and initiated his independent academic and research career at that institution. In 1989, Dr. Udey was recruited to the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda where he ultimately became Chief of the Dermatology Branch and a Deputy Director of NCI’s Center for Cancer Research. At NCI, Dr. Udey focused on dendritic cell and epithelial cell biology and cutaneous immunophysiology more globally. Dr. Udey joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in June of 2017, and retired in 2022. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, an elected member of the American Association of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Udey is also a member of the Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID) and the European Society for Dermatologic Research (ESDR), and has actively participated in the SID and the Journal of Investigative dermatology (JID) throughout his career. He is a Past-President of the SID, a former member of the SID Board of Directors (2007-2012) and he Co-Chaired the SID Scientific Program Committee in 2006. In addition to serving as a frequent contributor to, and reviewer for, the JID, Dr. Udey has been an Associate (1997-2002 and 2012-2016) and a Section Chief (2002-2007). Dr. Udey also has extensive prior editorial experience in association with other highly-regarded, peer-reviewed journals. He functioned as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Immunology from 1995-1998 and as a Section Editor from 1998-2001. This experience overlapped with a term as a Member of the Board of Consulting Editors of the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI; 1998-2010) and he served as a Consulting Editor for the journal JCI Insight during its launch. Dr. Udey has additionally participated in the international investigative dermatology community as a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Dermatology (Japan) and as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dermatological Science (Japan). Dr. Udey also served as the Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID) and served in that capacity from 2017 – 2022.
About the Award:
The Stephen Rothman Memorial Award is presented annually for distinguished service to investigative cutaneous medicine. The recipient of this award has made major scientific achievements and excelled as a teacher and recruiter of outstanding dermatologists. The recipient is also an individual who has distinctly altered the course and image of dermatology or its allied fields. It is the Society’s highest award.