Quinnipiac medical school to host dermatology conference
October 06, 2020
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October 06, 2020
The virtual event is open to the public, free to students and Continuing Medical Education-accredited by St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Click here to register.
The conference, which is funded by Netter’s Inclusion and Diversity Council will focus primarily on people of color. Guests panelist are: Shawna Collins, a melanoma survivor; Dr. Jane Grant-Kels; Shontay Lundy, founder of Black Girl Sunscreen; and Dr. Sarika Ramachandran.
“This event is important as it addresses the gaps of knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis and prevention of melanoma in patients of color,” said Margaret Kaszycki, a second-year medical student and co-president of the Netter Dermatology Interest Group who helped organize the event.
“As future medical providers we believe it is essential that we carry the skillset to provide care in a way that optimizes health for all people equally.”
Dr. Grant-Kels is professor of dermatology, pathology and pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She also serves as vice chair of the department of dermatology and director of the Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program.
Lundy created Black Girl Sunscreen, the only indie black-owned brand sold in Target’s sun care section full time. She has an MBA and has traveled the world educating women of color on the importance of wearing sunscreen. Lundy has been chronicled by “Forbes,” “Black Enterprise” and countless other national publications.
Dr. Ramachandran is a professor of dermatology at Yale University, medical director of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine and founder and director of the Yale Rheumatologic Dermatology Clinic.
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