Diversity in Dermatology Clinical Trials Task Force Co-chair
Moderator | Meeting the Challenge Summit
Dr. Valerie D. Callender is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who is known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to the management of hair loss in women and the treatment of pigmentation disorders. Dr. Callender has performed leadership roles in many dermatological organizations, including the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Skin of Color Society, which she is Past President of both societies, and has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Callender is the current President of the American Dermatological Association the oldest Dermatologic Society in the United States. She is the Founder and Medical Director of the Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center and Founder and Principal Investigator for Callender Center for Clinical Research, which is in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Dr. Callender received her medical degree from Howard University, where she also did her residency and currently serves as Professor of Dermatology at the College of Medicine. She is the recipient of the Women’s Dermatologic President’s Award and Mentor of the Year Award, and the Dermatology Foundation’s Clark W. Finnerud Award. The Clark W. Finnerud Award is given each year to an individual who has devoted extraordinary time and talent as a part-time teacher and clinician.
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Did You Know
Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.
By 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.