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Observership Experience: A Closer Look

September 20, 2021
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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
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  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
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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
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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
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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…


2021-22 Skin of Color Society Committees and Task Forces: Meet the Leaders

June 21, 2021
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Since the Skin of Color Society was founded in 2004 by Dr. Susan C. Taylor, the organization has grown robustly over the years— from a dedicated small core group to now nearly 800 members representing 41 US states and 32 countries around the world, representing all ethnicities. With this growth and in response to the…


Skin of Color Society Mentorship Program Welcoming in a Vibrant Group of SOCS Mentors and Mentees for 2021

May 28, 2021
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Mentorship is a pillar of the Skin of Color Society. We pride our organization on its strong commitment to mentoring the next generation of skin of color dermatologists, providing a rich and rewarding experience for mentors and mentees alike. Over the years since the Society was founded in 2004, the SOCS Mentorship Program connects young…


Reducing Healthcare Disparities, Bridging Gaps of Knowledge and Improving Outcomes for Patients of Color through Project IMPACT

May 19, 2021
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  The Skin of Color Society is a proud collaborator on Project IMPACT, which VisualDx launched on February 24, 2021 at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Annual Education Conference. Designed to reduce disparities in medicine and highlight ways to bridge gaps of knowledge and improve healthcare outcomes for patients of color, Project IMPACT…


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…