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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.…


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 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 committee. Dr. Kerby specializes in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery,…

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…

Reducing Healthcare Disparities, Bridging Gaps of Knowledge and Improving Outcomes for Patients of Color through Project IMPACT

  The Skin of Color Society is a proud collaborator on Project IMPACT, which VisualDx launched on February 24, 2021 at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Annual Education Conference. Designed to reduce disparities in medicine and highlight ways to bridge gaps of knowledge and improve healthcare outcomes for patients of color, Project IMPACT…

Enhanced Patient Education Resources on the SOCS Website

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of patient educational resources on the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) website, now available in English and Spanish translations! Thanks to expert contributions from many SOCS members, the Patient Dermatology Education section of the site features informative articles to help patients of color better understand the following dermatologic…

Reaching Derm and Medical Colleagues Around the World through our Riveting Skin of Color Series

We are thrilled to see such phenomenal attendance and response to our virtual series addressing “The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research.” This educational series is collaborative, presented by the Skin of Color Society (SOCS), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Group, and VisualDx, with in-kind support from Zoom…

The Skin of Color Society, New England Journal of Medicine Group and VisualDX Collaboration: The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research

We are thrilled to be a part of a groundbreaking virtual series in collaboration with the New England Journal of Medicine Group (NEJM Group) and VisualDx, which brings together Skin of Color Society experts, thought leaders and other advocates in collaborative discussions addressing issues of health disparities, structural racism and medicine, while examining specific dermatologic…

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