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SOCS | HVO – We Want to Know What YOU think!

September 26, 2019
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Dear SOCS Members, Are you drawn to the idea of volunteering overseas? Would you be interested in teaching opportunities for one to four weeks in an underserved part of the world? Giving back to the world makes a true difference and can remind us of why we chose to go into medicine. Interestingly, doctors who…


Let’s Get Social: Connect with SOCS in real time AND through social media!

September 19, 2019
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SOCS Members connecting face-to-face at a recent SOCS Networking and Educational Symposium Event in Miami, Fl As the Skin of Color Society continues to grow and expand with members all over the world, we see that social media is helping to make the world seem like a smaller place, keeping us connected in between SOCS gatherings and dermatology…


SOCS-IMCAS COLLABORATION CONTINUES!

September 17, 2019
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Mark your calendars for the upcoming IMCAS Academy Webinar of the Month, “Melasma—Change the Skin Color of your Patients” featuring SOCS experts on September 25, 2019! We’re very excited to build on our collaboration with IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Science), which began in 2018 under Dr. Seemal R. Desai’s presidency of the Skin…


Celebrating Double Milestones in Skin of Color Dermatology

August 14, 2019
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SOCS Networking & Educational Symposium Event Co-Hosts Susan C. Taylor, MD and Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH toast to the 15th Anniversary of the Skin of Color Society and the 20th Anniversary of the Skin of Color Center. A lively, engaged crowd of longtime Skin of Color Society members, dermatology colleagues from the Skin of Color…


SPOTLIGHT ON SOCS MEMBER JENNA LESTER, MD, WHO LEADS THE NEW SKIN OF COLOR CLINIC AT UCSF

July 16, 2019
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  We are always delighted when we see evidence that the field of skin of color dermatology is blossoming and growing! So, as we commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Skin of Color Society (SOCS), as well as the 20th anniversary of the Skin of Color Center at Mount. Sinai-St. Luke’s in NYC, we now…


SOCS GROWS LEADERS!

June 28, 2019
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Did you know that many Skin of Color Society leaders throughout our 15-year history also serve in leadership roles in other major dermatologic organizations, as well as other important public roles in health, medicine and the community? We proudly recognize that active involvement in SOCS provides unique opportunities for members to serve and contribute, develop…


Johns Hopkins Dermatology Residency Program has an unexpected opening for a PGY-2 position

June 6, 2019
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..beginning July 1, 2019. Interested applicants should submit their CV, official medical school transcript, USMLE board scores, a brief personal statement, as well as email and phone contacts for 3 references including their current or most recent program director. Please send the requested info to Marsha Mackey (mcunnin5@jhmi.edu)


Two SOCS members share a fantastic mentorship experience at the recent Procter & Gamble Science Behind/Dermatology Technology Symposium!

May 28, 2019
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Mentor Janiene D. Luke, MD, (left) with mentee Melanie E. Tawfik, MD. Thanks to support from Procter & Gamble, the Skin of Color Society was able to send members Janiene D. Luke, MD, as mentor, and Melanie E. Tawfik, MD, as mentee, to the 17th Annual Procter & Gamble Science Behind Symposium (also known as…


PSORIASIS IN SKIN OF COLOR

May 21, 2019
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Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, multi-system disease that is one of the most common skin disorders that dermatologists treat, affecting an estimated 125 million people worldwide. There are many misconceptions, challenges and special nuanced considerations when it comes to psoriasis in patients with skin of color. Check out this enlightening educational video featuring SOCS leaders…


Skin of Color Society Leader Spotlight: Featuring Founder Susan C. Taylor, MD

May 16, 2019
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In commemoration of the Skin of Color Society’s 15th anniversary, SOCS Founder Susan C. Taylor, MD shares her memories about establishing the organization, and thoughts about its growth and evolution ever since… Early history that led to the formation of SOCS The inspiration for an organization primarily dedicated to skin of color dermatology came about…