"As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it’s like to specialize in dermatology?" - AMA Wire features SOCS own Dr. Amit Pandya for a look into the life of a dermatologist. Full article here.
What it’s like to specialize in dermatology: Shadowing Dr. PandyaJanuary 4, 2018
Winter Skincare for Women of Color – Health Magazine asks our ExpertsDecember 28, 2017
For these tips and more, be sure to check out www.health.com.
SOCS Secretary / Treasurer – Health Volunteers OverseasNovember 27, 2017
Dear SOCS Members, I have been serving on the Dermatology Steering Committee at Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) for several years and want to share with you an exciting opportunity. Now in its 32nd year, HVO is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing education and training to health care professionals in resource-scarce countries. Working across the globe, HVO…
Call for Oral and Poster AbstractsNovember 11, 2017
- deadline: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017 - Click here to access the 2018 Call for Abstracts Responsibilities and Guidelines. Then fill in the online Call for Abstracts submission form and click SUBMIT for consideration. Again this year, in addition to SOCS Residents, SOCS Fellow and Associate members can submit an abstract to present a poster at the Symposium.
SOCS Mentorship Program Kicks off a New SeasonNovember 10, 2017
- deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 - The Skin of Color Society Mentorship Program connects young physicians with an approved skin of color expert from SOCS. Mentoring will be provided for up to one year. If you want to get involved in this professional development endeavor, click on the appropriate link to fill out an application. Complete…
Call for Grant ApplicationsNovember 9, 2017
- deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 - The SOCS invites submission of applications for the Skin of Color Society Research Grant Award, an annual research grant(s) (up to $15,000) to promote dermatology research in the area of skin of color. Click here to access the online grant application form and instructions. If you have any questions or need assistance,…
2017 SOCS Media Day is almost here! Checkout this piece from Ms. XFactor from last year’s Media DayNovember 7, 2017
"When it comes to breakthrough beauty treatments, lasers are often an important part of the conversation. But like scores of beauty products introduced in the past, the benefits of lasers didn’t initially translate to work on those of us who have more melanin in our skin. As a result, many of us assigned lasers to…
Possible Treatment for Uneven Skin Tone? Experts Weigh-In in this New York Times PieceAugust 29, 2017
For those who suffer from dark blotches, skin discoloration and even scars -- SOCS's President Dr. Seemal Desai and other expert dermatologists discuss a possible new treatment using Glutathione, a natural antioxidant found in all human cells. Visit the New York Times article for a quick read on the upsides of Intravenous Glutathione treatment and possible risks to consider.
Health News » In dermatology, health disparities can be skin deepJuly 19, 2017
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…
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…