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September 17, 2010

Clinical and Research Growth

This fall, I will periodically be sharing updates about new additions to our clinical and research faculty. As Iíve said before, we are poised for a year of momentum and growth on all fronts at the UConn Health Center.

An area of continued strength, both clinically and through new multidisciplinary research endeavors, is our acclaimed Department of Dermatology. Under the leadership of Jane M. Grant-Kels, M.D., the department has become one of the largest comprehensive dermatology groups in the area. Recently, Dr. Grant-Kels welcomed three new physicians to the practice.

Katalin Ferenczi, M.D., is an assistant professor of dermatology and dermatopathology. She trained in dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Ferenczi is widely published and has clinical and research interests in cutaneous lymphomas.

Jun Lu, M.D., is an assistant professor of dermatology. She trained at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lu is seeing patients and focusing on general dermatology, skin cancer prevention and treatment and the treatment of psoriasis. She also has research interests in psoriasis.

Jochen T. Schaefer, M.D., is an assistant professor of dermatology and dermatopathology. He trained at Yale University School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Schaefer completed a fellowship in dermatopathology and surgical pathology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center; as well as fellowships in dermatopathology and cancer immunology from the University of Virginia Medical Center.

We wish all three physicians the very best. Iím sure they will be excellent additions to the practice, which continues to add new services, such as the new lasers for cosmetic treatments, as well as new evening hours. To learn more or make an appointment, call 860-679-4600 or visit

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, UConn School of Medicine