The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University will host the Dermatology in Education, Research and Medicine (D.E.R.M) conference, “Dermatology in Historically Marginalized Populations,” from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12.
The virtual event is free and open to the public. Register here.
The conference, which is funded by Netter’s Inclusion and Diversity Council, will focus primarily on healthcare disparities in dermatology. The panelists are Dr. Alaina James, Dr. Brett Sloan, and Dr. Roxana Daneshjou.
James is an assistant professor who joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Dermatology in 2012. She completed her undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University. She simultaneously earned her MD and PhD, in cellular biology, at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in skin of color. Prior to joining Pitt, James was a faculty member in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Dermatology.
Sloan is a professor of dermatology at the University of Connecticut and is also the residency site director at the Newington Veterans Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama and obtained his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He then completed his dermatology residency in San Antonio, Texas after serving seven years as a senior flight surgeon in the USAF in Europe and Southwest Asia. He is the founding editor of the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports and serves on the AAD LGBT/SGM Expert Resource Group.
Daneshjou, a dermatologist in Palo Alto, California, received her undergraduate degree from Rice University, her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, and her PhD in genetics and bioinformatics from Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a clinical scholar in dermatology and postdoctoral scholar in biomedical data sciences at Stanford. Her main research interests sit at the intersection of artificial intelligence and dermatology.
For more information, call 203-582-8652.