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SOCS IS CO-ORGANIZING A SKIN OF COLOR DERM COURSE FOR IMCAS!

April 25, 2019
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We are delighted to announce that a medical team representing the Skin of Color Society is in the process of co-organizing a skin of color dermatology course for the International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS), working in collaboration with IMCAS Course Director Dr. Hugues Cartier to develop this first-ever program. This meeting will take…


TMA offers various programs of interest to SOCS members

April 24, 2019
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The Myositis Association (TMA) offers various programs that may be of interest to SOCS members, including fellowships and grants. For those who are interested, the deadlines for a Letter of Intent is due May 15, 2019, the full application is due June 15, 2019. Funding decisions will be made October 1, 2019. Application Link


SOCS members elected to AAD Board of Directors

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Congratulations to Skin of Color Society members Drs. Murad Alam, Cheryl Burgess, and Amy McMichael who were elected to the AAD’s board of directors. https://www.newswise.com/articles/american-academy-of-dermatology-elects-new-officers-board-members  


Did you know about our SOCS Dermatology Application Timeline?

April 23, 2019
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The Skin of Color Society has developed a highly useful tool to help medical students prepare for applying to dermatology residency, along with helpful recommendations for the interviewing process. If you’re a medical student or know some who would benefit from this great resource, please share this link: http://skinofcolorsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SOCS_TimelineForApplicationToDermatology.pdf


NEW! Educational Video Series on Hot Topics in Skin of Color Dermatology for Sharing!

April 18, 2019
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We’re excited to have a comprehensive new educational video series covering a wide range of topics of special interest to patients of color. Visit the SOCS website to access fascinating expert discussions among SOCS leaders and members, covering key issues impacting patients of color, including: Psoriasis; Hair and Scalp Disorders; Skin Cancer & Sun Safety,…


SOCS RETURNING TO 5CC: DRS. VALERIE CALLENDER, CHERYL BURGESS AND SUSAN TAYLOR PRESENTING!

April 16, 2019
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We are excited to be returning as a Scientific Partner at the 11th Annual 5 Continent Congress (5CC) this year, with presentations by SOCS leaders Susan Taylor, MD, Valerie Callender, MD and Cheryl Burgess, MD. 5CC takes place Thursday, August 29 – Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The 5CC has been recognized internationally…


SOCS mentor-mentee pair to attend the upcoming 17th Annual Procter & Gamble Science Behind Symposium

April 12, 2019
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Congratulations to Dr. Janiene D. Luke MD (mentor) and Dr. Melanie E. Tawfik (mentee) on being selected to attend the upcoming 17th Annual Procter & Gamble Science Behind Symposium (also known as the Dermatology Technology Symposium), on May 3-4 at the company headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio! This Symposium offers a unique opportunity for dermatologists to…


REACHING OUT TO MEDICAL STUDENTS: SOCS AT SNMA!

April 11, 2019
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For the first time, we’re delighted to have a presence this year at the upcoming Annual Medical Education Conference presented by the Student National Medical Association in Philadelphia, from April 17-21. The following SOCS members will staff a jointly sponsored booth with the American Academy of Dermatology, the Association of Professors of Dermatology and the…


Skin of Color Society member Crystal Aguh, MD recognized as a National Minority Health Forum’s 40 under 40 honoree!

April 10, 2019
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Congratulations to Crystal Aguh, MD, for this award honors leaders in healthcare to address disparities in health. Kudos to an outstanding young leader in dermatology! #ccca #nmqf #nmqfsummit #nmqfsummit2019 #hopkinsdermatology #dermatology #40under40 #skinofcolor #skinofcolorsociety #SOCS


SOCS Member, Jenna Lester, MD, and UCSF opens ‘skin of color’ dermatology clinic to address disparity in care

March 27, 2019
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Jenna Lester (right), assistant professor, Department of Dermatology, UCSF Health, talks with patient Elba Clemente-Lambert (left) in an exam room in the Dermatology Clinic China Basin Location about a rash and itchy skin on Friday, March 15, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle UCSF has started a new dermatology clinic…