Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN)

Northwestern University/ Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

Primary Investigator

Lynda Schneider, MDDr. Paller is the Walter J. Hamlin Chair and Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She also serves as Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and her medical degree from Stanford University.  Dr. Paller completed residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Northwestern University and her training in Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University. Her research fellowship training was performed at the University of North Carolina.  Dr. Paller was the head of the Division of Dermatology at Children’s Memorial Hospital before assuming the position of chair of the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University in 2004. She has been President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology as well as President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. An author of more than 350 original publications, Dr. Paller is an NIH-funded investigator who has served on the NIH Board of Scientific Counselors (NIAMS).  Her clinics and clinical research focus on genetic disorders of the skin and cutaneous immunologic disorders, including atopic dermatitis. Dr. Paller has also directed the Pediatric Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit at Northwestern for the past 15 years, and has been the lead investigator on several landmark trials in pediatric skin disease. She is co-editor of several leading textbooks of dermatology, among them Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine (Ed. 7), Pediatric Dermatology, and Hurwitz’s Clinical Pediatric Dermatology. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Dr. Paller is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Eczema Association, and an active participant in Northwestern’s Eczema Care and Education Center.


The new Children's Memorial Hospital, attached to Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital (on the right).

The new Children's Memorial Hospital, attached to Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital (on the right).

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is deeply committed to research, patient care, and education of the next generation of physicians. U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the principal teaching hospital of Northwestern University as the No. 1 hospital in Chicago with 12 nationally ranked specialties. The Children’s Memorial Hospital, the site of Northwestern’s pediatric program, is one of the premiere pediatric hospitals in the country. It ranks 1st in Chicago by U.S. News & World Report and has nine nationally ranked specialties. Now in Lincoln Park, the new Children’s Memorial Hospital will open June, 2012 on the main Northwestern campus.

Northwestern’s Eczema Care and Education Center merges dermatology, allergy-immunology and GI expertise to care for both children and adults. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists, technicians, nurses and trainees are committed to patient care and making discoveries that will improve the lives of patients with atopic dermatitis and their families.

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