About half of patients will have skin of color by 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau projects. Of the many ways this demographic change will affect American society, there is one medical implication that is not widely appreciated. Dermatologists and the primary care physicians who refer to them will be faced with cutaneous diseases that happen…
Health News » In dermatology, health disparities can be skin deepJuly 19, 2017
Dr. Seemal Desai named to US FDAJuly 6, 2017
Seemal R. Desai, MD, has been appointed to the US Food & Drug Administration by the United States Department of Health & Human Services. He will be a new member of the FDA Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC). Nominated by ASDSA/AADA, he will provide advice concerning compounding, medications and federal policy to the FDA. Dr. Desai has…
REGISTER TODAY!! The 8th 5CC in Barcelona Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2017June 20, 2017
SOCS President, Seemal Desai, MD, FAAD, will be moderating the 8th 5-Continent-Congress taking place Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2017, in Barcelona. SOCS members can register at a reduced 'member' rate! Click here for more details.
Diversity in Dermatology: A Society Devoted to Skin of ColorJune 5, 2017
In Collaboration with Cutis Cutis. 2017 May;99(5):322-324 This inaugural Skin of Color column produced in collaboration with Curtis serves to demonstrate how the society aims to increase the knowledge available to dermatologists to help improve delivery of care to this underserved population. The authors highlight the ongoing efforts of SOCS and chronicle the society's approach to broadening…
Quick Facts in “Things You Didn’t Know About Skin Of Color”April 10, 2017
Find out what you can learn from Wendy Lewis of @BeautyintheBag, as she met with SOCS Physicians at Media Day in New York. Check out her full article here.
First SOCS & P&G Science Behind Symposium Mentorship Pairing Announcement!April 7, 2017
The Skin of Color Society (SOCS) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) are pleased to announce the 2017 winners: Nada Elbuluk, MD, MS (Mentee) Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD (Mentor) Pooja Sodha, MD (Mentee) Susan C. Taylor, MD (Mentor) Congratulations to all the winners and a sincere thank you for all applicants!
Congratulations to SOCS President, Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, who was elected to the AAD Board of Directors!March 31, 2017
2017 American Academy of Dermatology Election Results Congratulations to SOCS President, Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, who was elected to the AAD Board of Directors! Newly elected Officers and Directors will officially take office at the conclusion of the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on February 20, 2018. See more at: https://www.aad.org/members/election#sthash.Py9JJT1Y.dpuf
Bronze Magazine’s Tanthony Raeshawn meets SOCS Physicians at Media Day 2016March 31, 2017
We'd like extend our gratitude to Tanthony Raeshawn, Beauty Editor of @BronzeMag and the many more interested that came to the Skin of Color Society's 2016 Media Day. Click here to read her full article.
Color Me Healthy: Patient-Centered Care in Skin of ColorFebruary 6, 2017
By 2050, more than 50 percent of the US population will have skin of color. As it stands, skin of color patients are the majority in California, New Mexico, and Texas, and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York, and Florida, the Skin of Color Society reports. Visit Practical Dermatology's website for…
Survey finds almost half of black women have experienced hair lossAugust 22, 2016
In a recent study of 6,000 black women, almost half indicated hair loss on the crown or top of their scalp and of these black women, only 20% sought a physician for treatment. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting and represent a huge unmet need. Click here to read the…