Resources

Blog

Blog

2021 Reflections: A phenomenal year of growth & innovation

January 4, 2022
Share This:
2021 Reflections: A phenomenal year of growth & innovation-banner-image

2021 Reflections A phenomenal year of growth & innovation SOCS launched DEEP: A groundbreaking learning management system allowing members to learn straight from the experts at your own pace and earn CME credit through dermatology educational webinars and practice management content. Skin of Color Society Awards Programs Thrive!   25 SOCS Mentorship Awards | 9…


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

December 9, 2021
Share This:
The Skin of Color Society’s 5th Annual Media Day: A Great Success!-banner-image

  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,…


Support the SOCS Diversity Movement Fund on #GivingTuesday!

November 18, 2021
Share This:
Support the SOCS Diversity Movement Fund on #GivingTuesday!-banner-image

As a member of the Skin of Color Society, YOU are a greatly valued part of our raison d’être--our “why”--which we sum up this way: We work to achieve health equity and excellence in patient care for all. So as we approach #GivingTuesday, we ask you to consider donating to the SOCS Foundation’s Diversity Movement…


SOCS in the 4th Quarter: A Mosaic of Activity!

October 28, 2021
Share This:
SOCS in the 4th Quarter: A Mosaic of Activity!-banner-image

As we approach the year’s end, we’re energized by all the exciting activity among our signature SOCS programs and initiatives. DEEP Recently, we launched the SOCS Dermatology E-learning + Equity Platform, (DEEP), our online learning management system offering skin of color dermatology education and practice management content. SOCS members will have free, exclusive access to…


SOCS LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

October 11, 2021
Share This:
SOCS LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-banner-image

We are thrilled to let you in on some very exciting news about a groundbreaking project that has been in development for some time, which we are rolling out to Skin of Color Society membership initially, and eventually, the dermatology community and the medical world at-large. Known for short as DEEP, the SOCS Dermatology E-Learning…


Observership Experience: A Closer Look

September 20, 2021
Share This:
Observership Experience: A Closer Look-banner-image

The Skin of Color Society Observership Program offers young physicians and scientists a unique and highly valuable opportunity to learn directly from SOCS mentors, enabling them to acquire academic and/or research skills that will further their careers as future leaders in skin of color dermatology. This exciting and meaningful program is open to medical students…


Approaching 15 Years of Supporting Scientific Trailblazers through Skin of Color Society Grant Awards

August 25, 2021
Share This:
Approaching 15 Years of Supporting Scientific Trailblazers through  Skin of Color Society Grant Awards-banner-image

  As you may have seen from recent member communiqués in your email inbox and on our SOCS social media platforms, we are currently in the height of “open season” for applications for some exciting opportunities for SOCS members that help support and advance skin of color dermatology research and career development.(Details about both of…


SOCS in the News: The Media Takes Note of Members’ Expertise

July 31, 2021
Share This:
SOCS in the News: The Media Takes Note of Members’ Expertise-banner-image

We are thrilled to see the continuous flow of interesting, informative, and in-depth articles featuring Skin of Color Society leaders and members, who are regularly sought-after and quoted in the media about many important topics affecting people of color. It is truly exciting to see so many SOCS members sharing their expert opinions and perspectives…


Skin of Color Society Leadership Statement on FINA’s Recent Ban on Swim Caps That Protect Naturally Tightly-Coiled Hair at Tokyo Olympics

July 22, 2021
Share This:
Skin of Color Society Leadership Statement on FINA’s Recent Ban on Swim Caps  That Protect Naturally Tightly-Coiled Hair at Tokyo Olympics-banner-image

At a time when all corners of society need to be working wholeheartedly to remove racial bias, discrimination, and barriers for people of color, we are profoundly disappointed in the recent decision by FINA (Fédération Internationale De Natation—the international swimming federation) to disallow swim caps that accommodate naturally tightly-coiled hair from the Tokyo Olympics. This…


SOCS and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

June 30, 2021
Share This:
SOCS and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion-banner-image

Since the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) was founded in 2004 by Dr. Susan Taylor, SOCS leaders and members have been working passionately toward advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the field of dermatology and healthcare, in communities around the world, and society as a whole. This vitally important work lies at the heart…