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American Academy of Dermatology Awards Presidential Citations

NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — William D. James, MD, FAAD, president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), awarded distinguished presidential citations to the following people during the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting: 

  • Timothy G. Berger, MD, FAAD, of San Francisco, in recognition of his tireless efforts as Chair of the Medical Students Core Curriculum Work Group. 
  • Bruce A. Brod, MD, FAAD, of Lancaster, Pa., in recognition of his dedication to the creation of state societies by serving as a resource to those states in the process of creating a state dermatological society. 
  • Scott A.B. Collins, MD, FAAD, of Tigard, Ore., in recognition of his many years of service to the Academy at the AMA Relative Value System Update Committee (RUC) meetings. 
  • Richard L. Gallo, MD, PhD, FAAD, of San Diego, in recognition of his service representing dermatology on the Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium. 
  • Andrew Paul Lazar, MD, MPH, FAAD, of Modesto, Calif., in recognition of his vigilance on Academy issues, especially indoor tanning, and for his leadership on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Board Structure. 
  • Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, of Detroit, in recognition of his research and media relations efforts to educate the specialty, media and public about the safety of sunscreen ingredients. 
  • John C. Maize, Sr., MD, FAAD, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., in recognition of his ten years of service as the Academy’s representative to the Council on Medical Specialty Societies. 
  • Jack S. Resneck, Jr., MD, FAAD, of San Francisco, in recognition of his dedication, leadership and tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of the Academy and dermatology. 
  • Jack S. Resneck, Sr., MD, FAAD, of Shreveport, La., in recognition of his leadership in serving as the Chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Potential Conflicts of Interest.
  • James S. Taylor, MD, FAAD, of Cleveland, in recognition of his leadership in serving as Chair of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Election Reform. 
  • Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, of Philadelphia, in recognition of her work to educate the media and public about psoriasis through the Addressing PsoriasisTM public awareness program.
  • Marta J. VanBeek, MD, FAAD, of Iowa City, Iowa, in recognition of her advocacy efforts on the Academy’s behalf and her willingness to bring dermatology issues to policymakers on Capitol Hill. 
  • Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD, of Naples, Fla., in recognition of elevating the visibility of dermatology in the House of Medicine by serving on the American Medical Association’s Council on Constitution and Bylaws. 
  • Bruce Brod, MD, FAAD, of Lancaster, Pa., and John J. Laskas, Sr., MD, FAAD, of Media, Pa., in recognition of the tremendous effort they put forth in spearheading the passage of legislation that will now require all health care facility employees in Pennsylvania to wear a standardized photo identification badge, which will highlight the individual's professional licensure credential or a title determined by the state when licensure does not apply. 
  • Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD, of Philadelphia, and Maj. Hon S. Pak, MD, FAAD, of Falls Church, Va., in recognition of their leadership as co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Teledermatology and helping make the teledermatology pilot program launch a success. 
  • April W. Armstrong, MD, FAAD, of Sacramento, Calif., Roy M. Colven, MD, FAAD, of Seattle, Nicholas Compton, MD, FAAD, of Philadelphia, Karen E. Edison, MD, FAAD, of Columbia, Mo., Camille E. Introcaso, MD, FAAD of Philadelphia, Ivy Lee, MD, FAAD, of Palo Alto, Calif., Toby A. Maurer, MD, FAAD, of San Francisco, andWingfield E. Rehmus, MD, FAAD, of Vancouver, Canada, in recognition of their service on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Teledermatology and helping make the teledermatology pilot program launch a success. 
  • Susan K. Ailor, MD, FAAD, of Columbia, Mo., Ron Birnbaum, MD, of Torrance, Calif., Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, FAAD, of San Francisco, Noah A. Craft, MD, PhD, FAAD,of Torrance, Calif., Brenda J. Dintiman, MD, FAAD, of Fairfax, Va., Jonathan A. Dyer, MD, FAAD, of Columbia, Mo., Ilona J. Frieden, MD, FAAD, of San Francisco,Miki S. Garcia, MD, FAAD, of Sacramento, Calif., Ernesto Gonzalez, MD, FAAD, of Boston, 
  • Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, FAAD, of Boston, Robert A. Lee, MD, PhD, FAAD, of San Diego, David Lortscher, MD, of San Diego, Karen McKoy, MD, MPH, FAAD, of Dover, Mass., Rudolf R. Roth, MD, FAAD, of Radnor, Pa., Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, of Seattle, Jennifer Tan-Billet, MD, of Boston, Paul C. Tumeh, MD, of Torrance, Calif., Karolyn Wanat, MD, of Philadelphia, Dana S. Ward, MD, FAAD, of Columbia, Mo., Laura S. Winterfield, MD, FAAD, of Boston, and Susan M. Zurowski, MD, FAAD, of Columbia, Mo., in recognition of their help making the teledermatology pilot program launch a success.
  • Ann F. Haas, MD, FAAD, of Sacramento, Calif., Arielle N.B. Kauvar, MD, FAAD, of New York, and Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, of Philadelphia, in recognition of their service on the Expert Panel to Guide the Museum Exhibit which has developed the vision and reviewed content for the interactive traveling science museum exhibit that will educate children and their families about dermatologic conditions.
  • In recognition of the following organizations’ collaborative efforts with the Academy to serve on the Expert Panel to Guide the Museum Exhibit: 

  • Ellen S. Marmur, MD, FAAD, of New York, and Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD, of New York, in recognition of their work with the media to positively position the specialty of dermatology and educate the public about the importance of skin cancer detection and prevention. 
  • Elizabeth S. Martin, MD, FAAD, of Hoover, Ala., in recognition of her work with the media to positively position the specialty of dermatology and educate the public about the dangers of indoor tanning. 
  • Flor A. Mayoral, MD, FAAD, of South Miami, Fla., in recognition of her work with the media to positively position the specialty of dermatology and educate people with skin of color about the importance of skin cancer detection and prevention. 
  • Amanda Asplin, of Highland Village, Texas, in recognition of her willingness to educate the public about the dangers of tanning by sharing her aunt’s battle with melanoma in the Academy’s skin cancer public service advertising campaign. 
  • Donna Regen, of Allen, Texas, in recognition of her willingness to educate the public about the dangers of tanning by sharing her daughter’s battle with melanoma in the Academy’s skin cancer public service advertising campaign.
  • In recognition of the following organizations’ collaborative efforts with the AADA to bring the critical issue of indoor tanning to the attention of the Food and Drug Administration:

American Academy of Pediatrics: Bernard Cohen, MD, FAAD, of Baltimore, and Robert Silverman, MD, FAAD, of Fairfax, Va. 
American Cancer Society: J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, of Atlanta
American College of Mohs Surgery: Mary E. Maloney, MD, FAAD, of Worcester, Mass. 
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD, of New York 
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention: Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, of Detroit 
Skin Cancer Foundation: Allan C. Halpern, MD, FAAD, of New York 
Photomedicine Society: Michael D. Zanolli, MD, FAAD, of Nashville, Tenn. 
Women’s Dermatologic Society: Sandra I. Read, MD, FAAD, of Washington, D.C. 

  • Louis L. Barich, MD, of Hamilton, Ohio, David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, of Boston, Alan Geller, MPH, RN, of Boston, Barbara A. Gilchrest, MD, FAAD, of Boston, Lawrence J. Green, MD, FAAD, of Rockville, Md., Robin L. Hornung, MD, FAAD, of Everett, Wash., Sewon Kang, MD, FAAD, of Baltimore, Brian P. O’Donnell, MD, FAAD, of Freeport, Maine, Kelley P. Redbord, MD, FAAD, of Washington, D.C., and Suraj S. Venna, MD, FAAD, of Washington, D.C., in recognition of their collaborative efforts with the AADA to bring the critical issue of indoor tanning to the attention of the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Brittany Cicala, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., Colette Coyne, of New Hyde Park, N.Y., Jenifer Kuykendall of Rockport-Fulton, Texas, and Amy Waldrop, of Clifton, Va., in recognition of their collaborative efforts with the AADA to relay their personal experience and bring the critical issue of indoor tanning to the attention of the Food and Drug Administration.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. A sister organization to the Academy, the American Academy of Dermatology Association is the resource for government affairs, health policy and practice information for dermatologists, and plays a major role in formulating policies that can enhance the quality of dermatologic care. With a membership of more than 16,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org.

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