According to the enactment by the research council of the Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy in 2014, and together with the commemoration ceremony of professor Yahya Dowlati for 50 years of educational, research and social activities, it was determined to give an award, named “Professor Yahya Dowlati Award”, to the best dermatology research assistant each year. The person is from the assistants participating in the dermatology board examination who gains better research point in the oral exam. The award includes a certificate of appreciation and 3 Bahar-e Azadi Coins.

The purpose of this award is to encourage young assistants to enter research field. The parameters to evaluate the best resident are: valid international articles, registering an invention, offering new treatment method, offering high quality research project and participating in the board examination. Then, nominated by the board members and confirmed by the research council of the Center for the Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, the elected assistant is introduced and appreciated in a ceremony.