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Annual Research Achievement and David Martin Carter Mentor Awards Dinner at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Portland, Oregon

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 American Skin Association (ASA) presented its Research Achievement Awards and David Martin Carter Mentor Award at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. ASA is celebrating our 30th anniversary – for three decades we have been advancing research, championing skin health, and driving public awareness about skin disease. And we look forward to continuing this great work in the future.

Dr. David A. Norris, President of ASA, was pleased to present the 25th David Martin Carter Mentor Award to Dr. Richard Edelson, Chair and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine. ASA's David Martin Carter Mentor Award has honored members of the dermatology community who embody the characteristics that made the late David Martin Carter, MD, PhD an inspiration to many dermatologists, investigators, colleagues and medical students throughout the world. Dr. Carter and ASA's late founder, Dr. George Hambrick, were dear friends who worked tirelessly to grow ASA into a leading force in the effort to defeat melanoma, skin cancer and other skin diseases.

For over four decades Dr. Richard Edelson has influenced the field of dermatology as a distinguished dermatologist, researcher, educator and esteemed mentor. He is a notable author and editor, having worked on hundreds of scholarly articles, other writings, and six books. Dr. Edelson is the past president of the Dermatology Foundation, and has held leadership positions with the National Cancer Institute and Association of Professors of Dermatology.

Dr. Norris was delighted to also present the Research Achievement Awards, which were instituted in 1989 to identify established scientists in investigative dermatology and cutaneous biology. This year they recognize those who have greatly advanced work related to autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, vitiligo, and pigment cell disorders.

2017 Research Achievement Award winners:

Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD

University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute
Research Achievement Award in Vitiligo & Pigment Cell Biology

Ruth Halaban, PhD

Yale School of Medicine
Research Achievement Award in Melanoma & Skin Cancer

James G. Krueger, MD, PhD

The Rockefeller University
Research Achievement Award in Psoriasis

Henry W. Lim, MD

Henry Ford Health System
Research Achievement Award in Public Policy & Medical Education

Robert E. Tigelaar, MD

Yale School of Medicine
Research Achievement Award in Autoimmune & Inflammatory Skin Disorders

Following the ceremony, ASA hosted a dinner for all award recipients and Medical Advisory Committee members to celebrate their achievements and contributions to dermatology.

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