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Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium Recap:
A Virtual, Record-setting Success!

August 4, 2020
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Due to COVID-19, the 16th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium was reimagined as a virtual experience, created and curated so that SOCS members and colleagues from around the world could partake in the program from the safety and comfort of their own homes or offices. While we have been experiencing increasing Scientific Symposium attendance with…


SOCS In the News: Understanding Healthcare Disparities Affecting People of Color

July 21, 2020
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As leaders and members of the Skin of Color Society know firsthand, various dermatologic conditions can manifest differently on darker skin, ranging from subtle to dramatic variances. Recognizing these differences and discerning the nuances are essential to avoid misdiagnosis, mistreatment or serious complications involving patients of color. The historical dearth of images in medical literature…


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…