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Enhanced Patient Education Resources on the SOCS Website

April 29, 2021
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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…


Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Susan C. Taylor, Skin of Color Society Founder

April 13, 2021
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Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, Founder of the Skin of Color Society (SOCS), is widely recognized as a trailblazer and inspirational role model in the field of skin of color dermatology. She has greatly influenced many physicians-in-training and young dermatologists, and has significantly impacted the careers and lives of many individuals throughout their journeys in…


In loving memory of SOCS Leader Marta I. Rendon, MD, FAAD

March 25, 2021
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With tremendous sadness, we are writing to let you know about the passing of our beloved friend, colleague and longtime Skin of Color Society leader, Marta I. Rendon, MD, FAAD, after a long and courageous battle against cancer.   Dr. Rendon was a founding member of SOCS and served our organization with boundless devotion as…


17th Annual Skin of Color Society
Virtual Scientific Symposium Recap

March 18, 2021
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Our recent 17th Annual Skin of Color Society Virtual Scientific Symposium was a tremendous success on many levels, with thanks and congratulations to many SOCS members and supporters for their contributions to help make this superb program possible. We begin our recap by heartily congratulating and thanking SOCS Scientific Committee co-chairs, Amy McMichael, MD, FAAD…


Commemorating Black History Month: Historymakers and Mentors in Skin of Color Dermatology

February 23, 2021
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This year’s Black History Month (BHM) focuses on family as its theme, exploring perspectives on Representation, Identity and Diversity, according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other individuals of African descent. We are touched that several…


GEARING UP FOR THE 17TH ANNUAL SOCS SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM

January 29, 2021
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With great anticipation, we look ahead to the 17th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium, “Shaping the Future,” which will take place virtually on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 10:00 AM CT. Co-chaired again by Amy McMichael, MD, FAAD and Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD, this year’s Symposium will continue in its well-established tradition…


SOCS and LiVDerm Collaborate on Skin of Color Dermatology Education

January 21, 2021
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  The Skin of Color Society is pleased to announce a new collaboration with LiVDerm, the comprehensive medical education hub that presents the South Beach Symposium (SBS), the Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium (MOPD), and LiVDerm Deep Dives. SOCS experts will present skin of color dermatology educational content at the Pediatric Skin of Color Symposium…


Soaring Interest in the Work of the Skin of Color Society amid Historic Year

December 21, 2020
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This has been a historic year on many fronts. The oft-repeated phrase, “In these unprecedented and challenging times” prefaces myriad if not most of the communications we take in on a daily basis. It has been a remarkable year for SOCS in many respects in terms of soaring awareness and interest in the longtime work…


Meet the Skin of Color Society’s New Associate Executive Director, Veronica T. Holmes Purvis, MSM, CAE

December 11, 2020
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We are thrilled to announce that the Skin of Color Society has brought on Veronica T. Holmes Purvis to serve as Associate Executive Director, beginning January 4, 2021. Veronica is a dynamic, experienced professional who has had a substantial career in non-profit STEM associations for the past twenty years, with a special emphasis on strategic…


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

November 20, 2020
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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…