Hair Apparent: A Multi-Part Series on Hair Disorders Part I – A Clinical Approach to Hair Loss in Pediatric Patients
hair disorders
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Physicians from throughout the Washington DC area recently convened at the Georgetown University MedStar Washington Hospital Center Hair Disorders Symposium, where distinguished experts in the field of hair disorders discussed the evaluation, work-up, and treatment of a wide variety of alopecias and scalp disorders. A treasure trove of clinical pearls was shared along the way, and the attendees le …
Acanthosis Nigricans Mimicking Melasma
Acanthosis Nigricans
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
Case Report and Pearls for Accurate Diagnosis – An Interview with the Author During the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series (now the Skin of Color Update), approximately twenty posters could be seen hanging in the poster viewing area.  Each of these posters highlights novel and exciting research in skin of color. In one such poster, Dr. Monica Huynh and colleagues presented a case of acanthosis …
Understanding Hair Loss in Skin of Color Patients
Next Steps in Derm Hair Loss Clinical Pearls from the Expert
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
In an informative 20-minute session on hair loss in skin of color patients, Dr. Valerie Callender focused on how structural differences in afrocentric hair and cultural haircare practices contribute to the high prevalence of alopecia in African American women in particular. *Clinical pearls* from this session are bolded, underlined, and marked with asterisks. Dr. Callender started her lect …
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Skin of Color: Crisis State
Sexually Transmitted Diseases SOC TedRosen
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
As one would expect, Dr. Ted Rosen’s session on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Skin of Color was engaging, informative, and shocking to many in the audience. During this 20-minute session, Dr. Rosen addressed the increasing rates of STDs in the United States and highlighted the alarming predominance in non-white ethnic groups. *Clinical pearls* from this session are bolded, underlined, …
Ask a Mentor Q&A Recap – Dr. Amy McMichael
ASK A MENTOR 5
by AMY MCMICHAELS, MD on
Our Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask a mentor,  Dr. Amy McMichael, chair and professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University Health Sciences and past president of the Skin of Color Society, questions about establishing a career in academics, finding a mentor, and better serving patients of color.  See all of her insightful answers below. Q1: I attended the Skin of Color Semina …