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SOCS Mentorship Experiences: Highly Rewarding for  Mentors and Mentees Alike!

August 16, 2022
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As an important signature program of the Skin of Color Society, the SOCS Mentorship Program provides richly rewarding experiences for mentees and mentors alike.  Available exclusively to SOCS members, this meaningful program connects physicians-in-training with an approved skin of color dermatology expert for a mentorship experience that may last up to a year. There are many…

NEW! The Skin of Color Society Early Career Innovations Grant

July 11, 2022
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“Shark Tank” meets Skin of Color Dermatology in this exciting new grant program geared toward young visionaries with innovative ideas and creative solutions that need startup funding! We are thrilled to introduce The Skin of Color Society Early Career Innovations Grant,  which will provide startup funding for young visionaries and innovators who have creative solutions…

Skin of Color Society Strategic Plan: A Clear Path Toward an Envisioned Future

June 7, 2022
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2021-2022 SOCS Executive Committee (from left): Drs. Candrice Heath, Lynn McKinley-Grant, Valerie Harvey, Donald Glass and Executive Director Kimberly Miller. Over the course of several months in 2021, twenty-seven Skin of Color Society leaders and seven staff members worked in collaboration with Tecker International, a management consulting firm, to develop a comprehensive five-year strategic plan. …

Exploring and Experiencing DEEP: A rich educational resource for members and the public

May 10, 2022
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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…

Celebrating SOCS Leadership: United by Shared Passion, Dedication & Vision

April 21, 2022
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Since the Skin of Color Society was founded in 2004 by visionary leader Dr. Susan C. Taylor, our organization has been fueled by the shared passion, dedication and vision of so many outstanding individuals—from nationally/globally recognized experts to emerging leaders in the field of skin of color dermatology. We are grateful for everyone who has…

SKIN OF COLOR SOCIETY PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: DR. STEVE HOSEONG YANG

March 14, 2022
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2014 SOCS Research Award Winner Meet Skin of Color Society member and 2014 SOCS Research Award Winner, Steve Hoseong Yang, MD, PhD, FAAD, Medical Director of the Guam Dermatology Institute. Dr. Yang received his SOCS Research Award for his study titled, “Epigenetic Changes in Ethnic Human Skin During Skin Aging.” About Dr. YangDr Yang was…

Commemorating Black History Month 2022: Focus on Black Health & Wellness

February 18, 2022
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As we commemorate Black History Month, we celebrate this year’s theme of Black Health & Wellness, which dovetails beautifully with the Skin of Color Society’s year-long theme,“Diversity in Action: Science, Healthcare and Society.” This year’s Black History Month inspires us to reflect on the Skin of Color Society’s evolution as a leading global organization dedicated…

Experiencing the Many Unique Benefits of Your SOCS Membership!

January 31, 2022
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Experiencing the Many Unique Benefits of Your SOCS Membership!As we wrap up the Skin of Color Society membership renewal season, and gear up for the 18th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium, we are looking ahead to a very exciting and enriching year for SOCS members—filled with outstanding opportunities to grow professionally and personally.We invite you to…

2021 Reflections: A phenomenal year of growth & innovation

January 4, 2022
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2021 Reflections A phenomenal year of growth & innovation
 1200 SOCS Members in 35 Countries
Record # of submitted abstracts-SOCS Annual Scientific Symposium
                14 SOCS New Fellowship                 Grants
SOCS launched DEEP: A groundbreaking learning management…

The Skin of Color Society’s 5th Annual Media Day: A Great Success!

December 9, 2021
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  The Skin of Color Society’s 5th Annual Media Day, “Shaping the Future: What’s New and Next in Skin of Color Dermatology,” was a great success!  This program was our first-ever virtual Media Day, after four previous events held in person in New York City since 2015. Co-chaired by Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD,…