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Keloids Keloids Gary J. Brauner, MD What is the cause of keloids? Keloids are scars that continue to heal and grow beyond the time for normal wound healing. They occur rarely in Caucasians and are more prevalent in those of South Asian ancestry and especially African sub-Saharan ancestry. They bear no relation to the depth of…

Acne Keloidalis (Folliculitis Papillaris) What is the cause of “acne keloidalis?” Shirin Bajaj, BA Roopal V. Kundu, MD Folliculitis papillaris or the commonly misnamed “acne keloid” (since it is not acne and does not result in keloids) is a chronic condition lasting many years occurring mostly in Black young men as itchy bumps on the back of the neck.…

Exploring and Experiencing DEEP: A rich educational resource for members and the public Have you explored and experienced DEEP? DEEP stands for the Skin of Color Society’s Dermatology E-learning + Equity Platform. This innovative, online learning management system is an amazing benefit of your SOCS membership— offering members free, unlimited access to all educational content! (Non-members may enroll in courses for a fee.) Launched in late 2021, this…

Scabies ScabiesNonye Ogbuefi, BA and Brandi Kenner-Bell, MD What is scabies? Scabies is an infestation where tiny mites burrow into the skin and cause an itchy rash. Scabies is very contagious and affects both children and adults worldwide. The most common symptom of scabies is itching that is worse at night. As a result, scabies can…

Meeting the Challenge Summit: June 10-11, 2022 Meeting the Challenge Summit:Diversity in Dermatology Clinical Trials Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2022 The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection1127 Connecticut Ave., NWWashington, D.C. 20036 Meeting the Challenge Summit: Diversity in Dermatology Clinical Trials is a 1.5 day interactive meeting, with a networking welcome reception. The Summit convened key stakeholders across numerous disciplines and sectors to…

SOCS LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM We are thrilled to let you in on some very exciting news about a groundbreaking project that has been in development for some time, which we are rolling out to Skin of Color Society membership initially, and eventually, the dermatology community and the medical world at-large. Known for short as DEEP, the SOCS Dermatology E-Learning…

Eva Kerby, MD, FAAD Eva Kerby, MD, FAAD Eva Kerby, MD, FAAD is an assistant clinical professor in the department of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kerby is the founder and director of the Weill Cornell Dermatology Center for Diverse Skin Complexions (CDSC). She also currently serves as the co-chair of the Skin of Color Society Mentorship…

Approaching 15 Years of Supporting Scientific Trailblazers through Skin of Color Society Grant Awards   As you may have seen from recent member communiqués in your email inbox and on our SOCS social media platforms, we are currently in the height of “open season” for applications for some exciting opportunities for SOCS members that help support and advance skin of color dermatology research and career development.(Details about both of…

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