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Ettelson Fund

The Dr. Jesse Ettelson Fund for the Advancement of Dermatology Research

In 1959, Jesse Ettelson, M.D., a Portland dermatologist, was honored by his son with the establishment of an endowment in his name. George W. Ettelson established the Dr. Jesse Ettelson Fund for the Advancement of Dermatology to honor his father, Jesse Ettelson, M.D. (1884-1968), on his 75th birthday. Throughout the years, George Ettelson and his wife, Helene, contributed to the fund and have encouraged others in their family to do the same. Regretfully, on January 27, 2007, George Ettelson passed away at the age of 81. A true philanthropist, George further grew the fund through a generous bequest. His wife has even continued to support the fund, which the Department of Dermatology uses to support innovative research. We applaud and thank the Ettelsons for their vision and philanthropic spirit. George Ettelson’s vision and generosity will continue forever through the ongoing life of the endowment fund named for his father.

This endowment is a vital resource for the department’s research mission: dedication to finding tomorrow’s dermatologic advances.

Ettelson Award Recipients

2013 - 2014 - Amala Soumyanath, Ph.D.

Exploring a role for piperine in the treatment of vitiligo


2011 - 2013 - Melissa Wong, Ph.D.

Researching epithelial cell differentiation, stem cells and β-catenin signaling in development and cancer