American Academy of Dermatology

Dermatologist Karen Wiss Recognized as Patient Care Hero

Wiss Honored by AAD

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. The condition, known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), is commonly called “the butterfly disease,” because it causes skin to be extremely fragile and blister easily after minor rubbing or scratching. It affects fewer than one in 1 million people.

Hruza Assumes Presidency of AAD

AAD Announces New Officers

George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, is the new president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). He began his one-year term on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Dr. Hruza earned his medical degree from New York University, where he completed his dermatology residency. He is an adjunct professor of dermatology at St. Louis University and has written four laser dermatology textbooks and published more than 150 articles.

AAD Announces New Officers

AAD Announces New Officers

Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, a Boston-based dermatologist, is the new president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Ted Rosen, MD, FAAD is the new vice president. Each will serve a one-year term. Dr. Olbricht is an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and chief of dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She previously served the AAD as secretary-treasurer, assistant secretary-treasurer and a member of its board of directors.

American Academy of Dermatology Takes Part in Free Sunscreen Pilot Program

AAD supports free sunscreen at NYC pools

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has teamed up with Sun Shield, a company that produces sunscreen dispensers, and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) to provide sunscreen dispensers at pools throughout the five boroughs as part of a free sunscreen pilot program NYC Parks is conducting at its beaches and pools this summer. Visitors can use these free dispensers to apply broad-spectrum, SPF 50 sunscreen during their time at the pools.

AAD Welcomes New Board Members

George J. Hruza, MD, President-Elect of the AAD

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has elected new officers and board members, who took office following the academy’s annual meeting in March.

They include:

President-Elect: George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD. Dr. Hruza is as an adjunct professor of dermatology at St. Louis University. He is currently an assistant editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and vice chair of SkinPAC, which works to raise the visibility of dermatology as a leader among physician specialties and within the health policy community.

AAD Names ContextMedia:Health a Patient Education Affinity Partner

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has selected ContextMedia:Health—a developer of healthcare technologies—as an Affinity Partner. The partnership makes ContextMedia:Health’s suite of digital technology available to U.S.-based AAD members at no cost, with the goal of delivering important decision-enhancement technologies, educational content and intelligence to patients and dermatologists for use before and during consultations.

AAD Accepting Applicants for Cochrane Colloquim Scholarship

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is accepting applications from those who would like to attend the 2017 Cochrane Colloquim, which will take place September 12 to 17 in Cape Town, South Africa. The travel grant is part of the AAD Cochrane Scholarship, founded to promote training in evidence-based medicine and expand its reach in the field of dermatology.