Dermatology World June 2011 : Page 52

accolades celebrating members Dermatologist Richard B. Odom honored with AAD Gold Medal he Academy presented Sonoma, Calif., dermatologist Richard B. Odom, M.D., with the organization’s high-est honor earlier this year during the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Odom was nominated by William D. James, M.D., immediate past president, in recognition of his exceptional and uncom-mon contributions to the specialty of dermatology and commitment to the Academy’s mission. Dr. Odom is a past president of the Academy, as well as a past member of the AAD board of directors. He has served as chief of dermatology at the former Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, as well as a professor of dermatology and dean of continuing medical education at the University of California, San Francisco. As a writer and editor, he has served on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and co-edited multiple editions of Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin . He has also authored more than 125 abstracts, book chapters, and journal articles. “It’s the highlight of my professional life,” Dr. Odom said. “It was thrill-ing, humbling, and quite an honor to receive it — particularly in view of all of the previous winners. It’s a very distinguished group of people, and it’s an honor to be recognized this way by the AAD.” –John cArruThers Members Making A Difference: Tina chen, m.d. ResiDent tAkes DeRMAtologic teAching AbRoAD T despiTe A FAirly shorT cAreer compAred To mAny oF her col-leAGues, Tina Chen, M.D., has undertaken a great deal of volunteer work both in the U.S. and abroad as part of her mission to share her dermatology skills with those in most need of them. The third-year resident at the University of California-Irvine has traveled to Mexico and China to deliver der-matologic care, as well as volunteering with a severely underserved community of sex workers and trans-gendered people during her time in medical school in San Francisco. “I think my favorite part is being able to love those who are underserved. There’s a real need, not just internationally, but domestically, to serve them.” • Dr. Chen has undertaken a number of trips through the Global Health Outreach, traveling to Wafangdian, China and Valladolid, Mexico. • During her volunteer trips, Dr. Chen has seen a number of uncommon conditions, including x-linked ichthyosis and chromoblastomycosis. • Prior to her trip to China, Dr. Chen worked with her mother — who is fluent in Mandarin — to translate the Academy’s teaching cards. They’re now available through the Academy for dermatologists traveling to China who wish to leave behind teaching material for local primary care physicians. • “I would encourage everyone to participate in an international volunteer trip. It’s a lot of fun; you get to work with other amazing doctors who share a passion for caring for the needy. You learn about a new culture and form relationships with people you may otherwise never have met.” –John cArruThers media highlight the Academy’s key Messages booklet provides tips for media interviews and talking points on the dermatology topics about which media most frequently inquire. the online booklet can be found in the Academy’s Media Relations toolkit at www.aad.org/member-tools-and-benefits/ media-relations-toolkit. in the May issue of Allure (circulation: 1,082,873), lisa rhodes, m.d. , melissa lazarus, m.d. , Fredric Brandt, m.d. , elisabeth shim, m.d. , Francesca Fusco, m.d. , neal schultz, m.d. , steven wang, m.d. , leslie Baumann, m.d. , and Zoe draelos, m.d. , were all featured in a “sun & skin special” that provided readers with tips for sunscreen selection and application. the article also promoted the Academy’s free skin cancer screening program and directed readers to the Academy’s website, Melano-maMonday.org. to read other dermatology stories in the news, visit the Academy’s Media Relations toolkit. –kArA Jilek 52 Dermatology WorlD // //June June 2011 www.aad.org

Accolades

Dermatologist Richard B. Odom honored with AAD Gold Medal<br /> <br /> The Academy presented Sonoma, Calif., dermatologist Richard B.Odom, M.D., with the organization's highest honor earlier this year during the Academy's 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Dr.Odom was nominated by William D. James, M.D., immediate past president, in recognition of his exceptional and uncommon contributions to the specialty of dermatology and commitment to the Academy's mission.<br /> <br /> Dr.Odom is a past president of the Academy, as well as a past member of the AAD board of directors. He has served as chief of dermatology at the former Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, as well as a professor of dermatology and dean of continuing medical education at the University of California, San Francisco. As a writer and editor, he has served on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and co-edited multiple editions of Andrews' Diseases of the Skin. He has also authored more than 125 abstracts, book chapters, and journal articles.<br /> <br /> "It's the highlight of my professional life," Dr. Odom said. "It was thrilling, humbling, and quite an honor to receive it - particularly in view of all of the previous winners. It's a very distinguished group of people, and it's an honor to be recognized this way by the AAD." -John cArruThers<br /> <br /> Media highlight <br /> <br /> The Academy’s key Messages booklet provides tips for media interviews and talking points on the dermatology topics about which media most frequently inquire. The online booklet can be found in the Academy’s Media Relations toolkit at www.aad.org/member-tools-and-benefits/ media-relations-toolkit.<br /> <br /> In the May issue of Allure (circulation: 1,082,873), lisa rhodes, m.d., melissa lazarus, m.d., Fredric Brandt, m.d., elisabeth shim, m.d., Francesca Fusco, m.d., neal schultz, m.d., steven wang, m.d., leslie Baumann, m.d., and Zoe draelos,m.d., were all featured in a “sun & skin special” that provided readers with tips for sunscreen selection and application. The article also promoted the Academy’s free skin cancer screening program and directed readers to the Academy’s website, MelanomaMonday.Org. to read other dermatology stories in the news, visit the Academy’s Media Relations toolkit. –kArA Jilek<br /> <br /> Members Making A Difference: Tina chen, m.d.<br /> <br /> ResiDent tAkes DeRMAtologic teAching AbRoAD<br /> <br /> DespiTe A Fairly shorT cAreer compAred To mAny oF her colleAGues, Tina Chen, M.D., has undertaken a great deal of volunteer work both in the U.S. and abroad as part of her mission to share her dermatology skills with those in most need of them. The third-year resident at the University of California- Irvine has traveled to Mexico and China to deliver dermatologic care, as well as volunteering with a severely underserved community of sex workers and transgendered people during her time in medical school in San Francisco.<br /> <br /> • Dr.Chen has undertaken a number of trips through the Global Health Outreach, traveling to Wafangdian, China and Valladolid, Mexico.<br /> <br /> • During her volunteer trips, Dr.Chen has seen a number of uncommon conditions, including x-linked ichthyosis and chromoblastomycosis.<br /> <br /> • Prior to her trip to China, Dr.Chen worked with her mother — who is fluent in Mandarin — to translate the Academy’s teaching cards. They’re now available through the Academy for dermatologists traveling to China who wish to leave behind teaching material for local primary care physicians.<br /> <br /> • “I would encourage everyone to participate in an international volunteer trip. It’s a lot of fun; you get to work with other amazing doctors who share a passion for caring for the needy. You learn about a new culture and form relationships with people you may otherwise never have met.”

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