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2022 Reflections: An unprecedented year of working together to change the world

January 24, 2023
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2022 Achievements BREAKING NEW GROUND The first-ever SOCS Summit, Meeting the Challenge: Diversity in Dermatology Clinical Trials, resulted in these important firsts: 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…

Sneak Preview: 19th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium: Where Science, Innovation & Inclusion Meet

December 20, 2022
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Registration opens on January 4, 2023 We are thrilled to unveil the program theme and lineup for the 19th Annual Skin of Color Scientific Symposium, “Where Science, Innovation & Inclusion Meet,” which will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in conjunction with the 2023 AAD Annual Meeting. This year, we will offer a full-day…

Key Values of Belonging to the Skin of Color Society From the Start

November 29, 2022
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Did you know? Dermatology practice managers and medical directors greatly value involvement in professional societies in evaluating job candidates! It is well-documented that early involvement in professional societies encourages competence, confidence, and access to professional growth and lifelong learning opportunities. Beyond these clear benefits, involvement in a professional society like the Skin of Color Society…

PROJECT GRATITUDE:
Encouraging Thankfulness & Appreciation in the Skin of Color Community

October 26, 2022
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We are in the midst of Project Gratitude, the Skin of Color Society Foundation’s (SOCSF’s) 2022 fundraising campaign, and our way of encouraging thankfulness and appreciation in the skin of color community.We are very grateful to nearly 200 donors who have made tax-deductible contributions so far this year, helping us get closer to our goal…

INTRODUCING SOCS SPEAKS!

September 14, 2022
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We are thrilled to introduce you to SOCS Speaks, our new hub that matches Skin of Color Society expertswith exciting public-facing opportunities to engage, enlighten and educate!We encourage you to learn more about the initiative and register for this dynamic program.About SOCS SpeaksSOCS Speaks Experts may participate in a variety of meaningful opportunities to engage…

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…