My Name Is Not “Interpreter” – Roberto E.Montenegro, MD, PhD

June 2, 2016
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“Medical institutions can create environments that either facilitate or curb microaggressions.  Microaggressions go beyond race and extend into socially constructed identities that embody privilege in different ways, such as income, social capital, religion, ableness, gender, and sexual orientation. These acts do not respect boundaries—they exist in our personal, academic, and work lives and are detrimental…

The Impact of Ethnic Skin Centers in the United States

May 12, 2016
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By 2044, persons of color will represent over half of the United States population, increasing the demand for trained experts for treating those with skin of color. Click to view a poster detailing the full list of organizations that are providing residents with specialized training and multicultural skin centers that are working to treat patients of color.…

Ethnic Skin Requires Sunscreen Protection

March 25, 2016
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It is a myth that skin of color individuals do not require the use of sunscreen or as much sunscreen as fair skinned individuals. While skin of color does not tan or burn easily, the damage caused by UV rays still occurs with sun exposure. According to the Skin of Cancer Foundation, the incidence of skin…

Ethnic Skin Expert – Dr. Amy McMichael

February 16, 2016
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Over 20 years of researching and education has placed Dr. Amy McMichael in forefront of progressive dermatology treatment and care. From shining a light on psoriasis for skin of color before congress, to publications emphasizing the demographics of skin care that are overlooked and lack of funding for basic research, Dr. McMichael aims to consolidate…

Diversity in Medicine

January 20, 2016
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As the population of the United States becomes increasingly diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, social-economic status, disability and sexual orientation, there comes a greater need for dermatology diversity to address this transformation and determine solutions that will best serve more dynamic patient and practitioner needs. Over the years, the Women’s Dermatologic Society has helped improve gender…