Dermatology World March 2011 : Page 52

accolades Physician receives award for annual Camp Discovery fundraiser fter 12 years, Brookline, Mass., dermatologist Steven K. Shama, M.D., is retiring from his annual Ride for Camp Discovery event. He received a special award in recognition of his service to AAD Camp Discovery during the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. His fi nal 100-mile bike ride, held on the Cape Cod Trail in September 2010, brought to a close his chapter in an event that has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for the camp since he began cycling with friends to raise funds and awareness. His initial involvement with Camp Discovery, he said, inspired him to do whatever he could to ensure the camp’s continued existence and success. “The fi rst year I volunteered, I left with tears in my eyes — I thought it was an absolutely wonderful thing,” Dr. Shama said. “Camp Discov-ery is the best thing the Academy has ever done.” He hopes others will continue the Ride for Camp Discovery and other activities to show their support. Soon after, Dr. Shama came up with the idea of a bike ride with friends and colleagues to involve them in a cause about which he was passionate. The event, covering 100 miles in a single day, raised $4,000 the fi rst year and quickly grew in scope, topping out at a one-year high of $40,000 raised for Camp Discovery. “It was embraced right away by my patients and offi ce staff . Even the pharmaceutical representatives were giving $100, $200, out of their own pocket,” Dr. Shama said. “I thought it was an absolutely wonderful thing — these kids deserve a great camp, and people recognized that and stepped up for them.” –John Carruthers celebrating members Members Making A Difference: Jonathan kantor, m.D. DERMATOLOGIST PROVIDES CARE TO HAITI A JaCksonville, Fla., Dermatolo-gist Jonathan kantor, m.D., served for a week as the only in-country dermatologist in Haiti during the post-earthquake period in 2010. Volunteering with the University of Miami/Project Medishare Field Hos-pital in Port Au Prince, Dr. Kantor served as the chief of medicine for the fi eld hospital, providing medical care for the earthquake’s victims. “Right after the earthquake, I believe that there were a lot of physicians saying ‘that’s terrible, what can we do’? A lot of physicians and health care providers were struggling to fi nd a way to become involved.” • After submitting his application to serve in Haiti, Dr. Kantor had to wait while the program coordinat-ed relief eff orts. “You get all of your information in, and at that point, it’s hurry up and wait. I was actually backpacking in Joshua Tree [Calif.] when I got an e-mail asking me to come. My colleagues were able to cover for me during the time I was gone — they gave me a lot of support, which was great.” • Dr. Kantor is also involved in melanoma detection and prevention. He believes in the ability of full body examinations to identify melanomas, and has been gathering data from his practice for contribu-tion to the literature. • “I know this has been said, but I really think that you gain a lot more from volunteering than you give. People may say that it’s nice you’re involved in something, but honestly, I gained far more than I gave from everything — whether it’s Haiti or anything else,” he said. “It’s all about connection with patients as people and individuals, and to me, it forms a diff erent kind of respect. It’s a sense of understanding. I think it’s there that great things can happen in everyday practice and certainly in volunteer situations.” dw –John Carruthers media highlight One of the Academy’s communication objectives is to position dermatologists as skin, hair, and nail experts. An independent news analysis that measured the effec-tiveness of the Academy’s media coverage found that 83 percent of media stories on dermatology mentioned the Academy or quoted an Academy dermatologist, which helps to meet this objective. A recent example is an article titled “Is Your Diet Good For Your Skin?” in the January/Febru-ary issue of Health (circulation: 1,391,627). In the article, Cheryl karcher, m.D. , lisa airan, m.D. , Francesca Fusco, m.D. , leslie baumann, m.D. , and nicholas perricone, m.D. , discussed six popular diets and their potential benefits and detriments to skin health. To read this article and other dermatology stories in the news, visit the Academy’s Media Relations Toolkit at www. aad.org/members/media. –kara Jilek 52 Dermatology WorlD //March 2011 www.aad.org

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John Carruthers

Physician receives award for annual Camp Discovery fundraiser<br /> <br /> After 12 years, Brookline, Mass., dermatologist Steven K. Shama, M.D., is retiring from his annual Ride for Camp Discovery event. He received a special award in recognition of his service to AAD Camp Discovery during the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. His fi nal 100-mile bike ride, held on the Cape Cod Trail in September 2010, brought to a close his chapter in an event that has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for the camp since he began cycling with friends to raise funds and awareness. His initial involvement with Camp Discovery, he said, inspired him to do whatever he could to ensure the camp’s continued existence and success.<br /> <br /> “The first year I volunteered, I left with tears in my eyes — I thought it was an absolutely wonderful thing,” Dr. Shama said. “Camp Discovery is the best thing the Academy has ever done.” He hopes others will continue the Ride for Camp Discovery and other activities to show their support.<br /> <br /> Soon after, Dr. Shama came up with the idea of a bike ride with friends and colleagues to involve them in a cause about which he was passionate. The event, covering 100 miles in a single day, raised $4,000 the first year and quickly grew in scope, topping out at a one-year high of $40,000 raised for Camp Discovery.<br /> <br /> “It was embraced right away by my patients and office staff . Even the pharmaceutical representatives were giving $100, $200, out of their own pocket,” Dr. Shama said. “I thought it was an absolutely wonderful thing — these kids deserve a great camp, and people recognized that and stepped up for them.” –John Carruthers<br /> <br /> Media Highlight<br /> <br /> One of the Academy’s communication objectives is to position dermatologists as skin, hair, and nail experts. An independent news analysis that measured the effectiveness of the Academy’s media coverage found that 83 percent of media stories on dermatology mentioned the Academy or quoted an Academy dermatologist, which helps to meet this objective.<br /> <br /> A recent example is an article titled “Is Your Diet Good For Your Skin?” in the January/February issue of Health (circulation: 1,391,627). In the article, Cheryl karcher, m.D., lisa airan, m.D., Francesca Fusco, m.D., leslie baumann, m.D., and nicholas perricone, m.D., discussed six popular diets and their potential benefits and detriments to skin health. To read this article and other dermatology stories in the news, visit the Academy’s Media Relations Toolkit at www. Aad.org/members/media. –Kara Jilek<br /> <br /> Members Making A Difference: Jonathan kantor, M.D.<br /> <br /> DERMATOLOGIST PROVIDES CARE TO HAITI<br /> <br /> Jacksonville, Fla., Dermatologist Jonathan Kantor, M.D.,<br /> <br /> Served for a week as the only in-country dermatologist in Haiti during the post-earthquake period in 2010. Volunteering with the University of Miami/Project Medishare Field Hospital in Port Au Prince, Dr. Kantor served as the chief of medicine for the field hospital, providing medical care for the earthquake’s victims.<br /> <br /> • After submitting his application to serve in Haiti, Dr. Kantor had to wait while the program coordinated relief efforts. “You get all of your information in, and at that point, it’s hurry up and wait. I was actually backpacking in Joshua Tree [Calif.] when I got an email asking me to come. My colleagues were able to cover for me during the time I was gone — they gave me a lot of support, which was great.”<br /> <br /> • Dr. Kantor is also involved in melanoma detection and prevention. He believes in the ability of full body examinations to identify melanomas, and has been gathering data from his practice for contribution to the literature.<br /> <br /> • “I know this has been said, but I really think that you gain a lot more from volunteering than you give. People may say that it’s nice you’re involved in something, but honestly, I gained far more than I gave from everything — whether it’s Haiti or anything else,” he said. “It’s all about connection with patients as people and individuals, and to me, it forms a different kind of respect. It’s a sense of understanding. I think it’s there that great things can happen in everyday practice and certainly in volunteer situations.” John Carruthers

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