Commit to Cure Gala in Chicago

Honoring Dr. Amy Paller and Mark Lillie

Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dinner, Program and Live Auction

About Dr. Amy Paller

Dr. Amy Paller is the Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Paller has served on the Board of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Dermatological Association, as co-chair of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, and as President and Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Women's Dermatologic Society, International Eczema Council and Chicago Dermatological Society.

An author of more than 400 publications, Paller is Principal Investigator of the National Institutes of Health-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern and currently serves on the Council for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Her NIH-funded laboratory focuses on the use of nanotechnology for topically applied gene regulation in treating skin disorders. Her major areas of clinical interest are genodermatoses and inflammatory skin disorders in children, particularly psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. She has been a pioneer in discoveries related to diagnosis and therapy of genetic skin disorders and has been the lead investigator on several landmark trials related to inflammatory skin disease. Paller advocates on behalf of her pediatric patients with psoriasis, serving as a member of the Foundation’s Medical Board from 2001-2007 and as a speaker at numerous Foundation provider training programs. She also works closely with the Foundation’s Chicago Division.

About Mark Lillie

Mark Lillie is a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, in Chicago, where he has practiced commercial litigation since 1984. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with a degree in Environmental Engineering and earned his law degree from the University of Denver in 1984. Mark served on the Board of Trustees for the National Psoriasis Foundation for nine years, with leadership roles in research, fundraising and strategic planning. He is also an active volunteer for Northwestern University, serving as a member of the NU Leadership Council and as an advisor to the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern. 

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