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Skin of Color Society Committee/Chair Highlight: Research Committee

June 30, 2020
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To help fulfill the overarching mission of the Skin of Color Society (SOCS), which focuses on promoting excellence in, and awareness of, the special interest area of skin of color dermatology, SOCS members serve on twelve different standing committees to carry out various aspects of the organization’s work. For our first SOCS Committee Highlight, we’ll…


A Time for Resolve, Change, Unity and Hope: A United Message from SOCS Leadership and the Dermatology Section of the NMA

June 19, 2020
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We are honored to have been recently invited to contribute an editorial to the June 2020 issue of The Dermatologist Magazine. This opinion piece gave us an especially important opportunity to share a united message calling for resolve, change, unity and hope, representing the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) and the Dermatology Section of the…


An Important Message of Solidarity from the SOCS Executive Committee in our Turbulent Times

June 1, 2020
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DERMS ON THE FRONTLINES OF FIGHTING COVID-19:
Q & A with SOCS Board Member Candrice Heath, MD

May 21, 2020
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Several Skin of Color Society members have volunteered to help in the battle against the novel coronavirus, through institutions around the US and the world. In the first of our series, we share the frontline experiences of SOCS Board member Candrice Heath, MD, FAAD, who is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Lewis Katz School of…


Remembering Dr. A. Paul Kelly

May 13, 2020
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On May 13, six years ago, SOCS founding/honorary emeritus member Dr. A. Paul Kelly passed away. Known as a “Quiet Pioneer” of skin of color dermatology, Dr. Kelly dedicated his life to researching issues associated with skin of color, and to improving dermatological care for his patients. He inspired and challenged nearly 90 dermatology residents,…


A Treasure Trove of SOCS Educational Videos Available Online!

May 5, 2020
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Raising awareness and promoting excellence in skin of color dermatology are central to the mission of the Skin of Color Society, so we are pleased to offer a wide array of online, free educational resources to SOCS members, medical colleagues, industry, media, and the general public. Over the past few years, we have developed a…


SOCS MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

April 16, 2020
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Our members make all the difference in the world! Thank you to SOCS Board of Directors who have just completed their terms, from top l- r: Drs. Chere Lucas Anthony, Nada Elbuluk and Ginette A. Okoye. Welcome new SOCS board members (bottom l-r) Drs. Crystal Aguh, Candrice Heath and Neelam Ajit Vashi! SOCS Board of…


4 SKIN OF COLOR SOCIETY MEMBERS INSTALLED ON AAD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

March 26, 2020
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We are so thrilled about the recent news from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), announcing the installation of its new Board of Directors, including four Skin of Color Society (SOCS) members! SOCS Founder, Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, will begin a one-year term as an officer in the role of AAD vice president. Joining…


SKIN OF COLOR SOCIETY’S 2020 OBSERVERSHIP AWARDEES ANNOUNCED!

March 17, 2020
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SOCS 2020 Observership Award recipients (From top, l-r): Tiffany Alexander, Brittany Fester, Gary Gibson; (middle row): Alexis Holmes, Padmavathi Karri, Adeline Kikam; bottom: Karan Lal, Linda Oyesiku SKIN OF COLOR SOCIETY’S 2020 OBSERVERSHIP AWARDEES ANNOUNCED! We congratulate this year’s recipients of the Skin of Color Society’s Observership Award, including the following individuals and their respective…


SOCS 16TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM CANCELLED DUE TO AAD MEETING CANCELLATION AMIDST COVID-19 CONCERNS

March 10, 2020
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16TH ANNUAL SKIN OF COLOR SOCIETY SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM CANCELED