This is the official web site of the Department of Dermatology of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It should be used as a source of information for our patients, our colleagues in academia, our students, and all those interested in our department. We adhere to high ethical and professional standards in our program aimed at serving the people of North Carolina, as well as the medical profession, through our research and education programs. We are committed to pursuing and maintaining excellence in the following areas:

  • Routine and Highly Specialized Dermatological Care. Diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases are offered in our Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers which are conveniently located at Southern Village in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Raleigh (Rex), and Burlington.  Visit Clinic Sites for more information and directions to our Centers.
  • NIH-sponsored Innovative Dermatological Research. The research programs in Autoimmune Skin Diseases and Melanoma enjoy a national and international reputation and are considered as one of the world's leaders in these areas of investigation. The labs are located in the Genome Science Building near the corner of South Road and Columbia Street.
  • Clinical Trials.  The Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) under the direction of Dr. Aida Lugo-Somolinos is located in our Dermatology Clinic in Southern Village.  The CTRU works with industry sponsors on multi-center trials to look for new drugs or new indications of drugs to treat various dermatological conditions.
  • Medical Students and Dermatology Residents Education, and Postdoctoral and Fellowship Training. Our department’s teaching programs span the education of medical students, dermatology residents and postdoctoral fellows. The three year Residency Program is comprised of 16 positions that are filled by the best applicants from around the country.

We welcome you to the UNC Department of Dermatology and suggest you visit the different sections of our web site to gain information on our history, and other aspects that may be of interest to you.

Thank you,

Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair

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