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Giving to the Department of Dermatology

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As a not-for-profit institution, we rely upon the generosity of individual donors, foundations, and corporations, to provide the finest medical care for patients and pursue important breakthroughs in dermatology research. To keep equipment and programs at a standard of excellence, we need to balance these costs through philanthropic support. Your generous gift will help us accomplish our goals for an unparalleled patient experience, cutting-edge research, and superior medical education.

Join us in creating the future of dermatology care. 


Giving Opportunities

Endowed Research Fund in honor of Gerald Krueger, MD

In 1972, Dr. Gerald Krueger founded the University of Utah's Dermatology program. With Dr. John Zone's recruitment in 1978, they rapidly expanded the department, enabling new services, research, and specialized training. Help us continue this legacy by supporting newly recruited faculty in advancing the Department of Dermatology's research mission. Your contribution fuels groundbreaking discoveries and enhances patient care.

Support Junior Faculty

The Glen Bowen, MD Memorial Fund

Contribute to The Glen Bowen, MD Memorial Fund, supporting wellness initiatives for faculty and residents. Help establish a wellness retreat and initiatives promoting personal development. The department aims to create an endowed chair in honor of Dr. Bowen, a revered teacher and compassionate doctor known for his impactful patient care and dedication to training the next generation of physicians. Your support honors his legacy and enhances the well-being of our medical community.

Support Wellness & Research

The Bertram H. and Janet Marshall Schaap Presidential Endowed Chair in Honor of John J. Zone

Your support advances skin-related medical expertise. This initiative aims to enhance faculty excellence in diagnosing and treating blistering diseases. Dr. Zone, a tenured Professor of Dermatology, has been a leader in the field for 34 years. His extensive research and clinical contributions have significantly advanced our understanding of blistering disorders, benefiting patients and shaping future practitioners through teaching and mentoring. Contribute to foster ongoing excellence in skin-related research and care.

Watch Us Honoring Dr. John Zone Here

Support Research

The Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship & Junior Faculty Support Fund In Memory Of Edward & Lillian Land

Support the growth of our Pediatric Dermatology program. Launched in 1994, this program has expanded alongside Utah's population and is set to grow further at the Primary Children's Hospital Miller Campus in Lehi, Utah. This fund was established to financially support pediatric dermatology fellowship training and entry-level faculty, ensuring the program's continued success in serving the expanding Wasatch Front population. Your donation makes a lasting impact on children's skin health.

Support Pediatric Faculty

Resident Research Fund

Inspire more physician-scientists to pursue careers in academic medicine by supporting the resident research fund to support trainees with additional research funding. 

Support Residents

Fellowship Funding

Help bridge the critical gap in autoimmune disease and allergy expertise by supporting our Fellowship Funding. Your contribution enables physicians to extend their training and work directly with experienced faculty, fostering a deeper understanding through patient care and research opportunities.

Support Fellows

Skin of Color Clinic

The Department of Dermatology’s Skin of Color Clinic is dedicated to supporting all individuals in accessing safe and effective dermatologic care and treatment.

Support the Clinic

Area of Greatest Need

Support the future of dermatology care by contributing to the area of greatest need. Whether it be research, equipment, rural outreach, or cutting-edge technology, any donation to the Department of Dermatology is valued and appreciated. 

Support our Work

How To Support

With the help of individuals like you, the Department of Dermatology will be able to grow into a Center of Excellence and effectively serve the local and world community.

Please consider each of the following opportunities in your philanthropic planning:

  • Charitable Cash Contributions
  • Endowed Gifts
  • Pledges -- a pledge can be paid out over a period of three to five years
  • Securities and Property
  • Life Insurance
  • Planned Gift Programs -- annuity trust, charitable remainder unitrusts, and gift annuities
  • Memorial and Honorary Gifts made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a friend you've held in esteem
  • Matching Gifts from your employer

We, in the Department of Dermatology, are available to answer any questions you may have about the specific direction or focus in which you are interested. Please contact:

Alex Phillips
Director of Advancement
University Utah Health

Grateful Patient Program

A direct way to make a difference to both research and patient care at The Department of Dermatology is to make a gift in honor of one of our remarkable physicians, researchers, nurses, or technicians. Your support will have a meaningful impact as we pursue discoveries and provide the highest quality patient care.

If you would like to make a difference, we will help you explore the possibilities.

Please call 801.587.6515.



The Department of Dermatology produces its Annual Review every year to share news from physicians, researchers, and staff.