Two manuscripts submitted for publication in two high impact peer-reviewed dermatology journals.
Expansion of the task force’s focus to address language and classification of terms to be used in clinical trials.
Creation of a working group to develop a comprehensive, evidence-based review focusing on the use and misuse of the current scales used to measure skin tone.
Coverage in Dermatology Times.
The SOCS Foundation launched its first fundraising campaign,Project Gratitude, raising nearly $108,000 in donations from 241 donors. THX2U!
Thanks to the vision and generosity of Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, FAAD, SOCS introduced the Early Career Innovations Grant, which provides startup funding for young visionaries and innovators who have creative solutions addressing needs and opportunities within the skin of color dermatology ecosystem.
We rolled out SOCS Speaks, which matches SOCS experts with public-facing opportunities to engage, enlighten and educate.
We worked to increase recognition of the Society and its place/role in dermatology by expanding collaborative efforts to advance education and awareness around skin of color dermatology. We now have active relationships with nearly 40 external, mission-aligned partners.
1 Career Development Award of $100,000 was awarded to Shawn Kwatra, MD, FAAD for “Racial Differences in Germline and Somatic Mutations in Prurigo Nodularis.”
3 SOCS Research Awards of $15,000 each were awarded to:
Jillian Richmond, PhD, Examining Gene and Protein Expression in Clinically Diverse Mycosis Fungoides Samples From Skin of Color Patients;
Shawn Shih, MD, The Utility of Topical Oxymetazoline in Preventing Post-filler Ecchymosis in Skin of Color Patients: A Randomized, Double-blind, Split-Face Study;
Nkemjika Ugonabo, MD, MPH, Combination Topical Cysteamine and Fractional 1927nm Low-Powered Diode Laser Resurfacing vs. Topical Cysteamine Alone in the Treatment of Melasma: A Prospective, Split-Face Cohort Study.
560 NEW Members from 35 countries around the world, continuing our place as the world’s premier skin of color dermatology organization.