Dr. Johann Gudjonsson Named Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology
This October, Johann Gudjonsson, MD PhD was installed as the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology. At the professorship ceremony, Drs. John Voorhees, and James T. Elder each spoke on Dr. Gudjonsson’s behalf, praising him as a highly accomplished scientist, an outstanding physician, and a valued member of the research community at the University of Michigan. Dr. Carol Bradford, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, presented Dr. Gudjonsson with a medallion to commemorate the occasion and celebrations continued with U-M colleagues, family and friends at the reception which followed.
Dr. Gudjonsson has made major discoveries concerning the genetic, inflammatory, and the immunologic basis of psoriasis and is a leading expert for patients with medically complex dermatologic disease. He received his medical degree and his PhD from the University of Iceland, where he completed training with renowned immunologist, Dr. Helgi Valdimarsson. In 2003, Johann came to the University of Michigan to complete an internship in internal medicine, and his dermatology residency and post-doctoral research training with Dr. Elder.
In 2008, Dr. Gudjonsson was recruited to the dermatology faculty. In 2010, he became the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar of the Taubman Medical Research Institute. He was promoted to associate professor of dermatology, with tenure in 2017. Dr. Gudjonsson will deliver the Rising Star Lecture representing the U.S. Society for Investigative Dermatology at the 2018 International Investigative Dermatology Meeting next spring – this prestigious honor only occurs once in every five years.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gudjonsson on his appointment as the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology, which is a very well-deserved honor.
(Photography: Austin Thomason) Top Photo: Drs. Bradford, Gudjonsson and Voorhees. Bottom Photo: Drs. Gudjonsson and Bradford