NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to dermatology, La Roche-Posay continues its "Dermatologist from the Heart" program for its fifth year. Every year, La Roche-Posay provides grant money up to $10,000 to fund community-oriented projects making dermatology available to all and enhancing the quality of life for patients.
Recent winning programs include where dermatologists trained primary care physicians on how to check for suspicious moles during routine physicals, a teledermatology program in Malawi, and a grant for travel assistance for dermatologists traveling to Grenada to perform skin cancer removal surgeries on patients with albinism.
Applications for the 2017 program are currently open and are due by September 15, 2016. To enter, entrants must submit a grant proposal outlining their project, which should fall under:
- Information and Prevention
- Health Professional Training
- Advice and Support
- Improving Social Integration
- Improving Access to Healthcare
All dermatologists practicing in the country are eligible to apply. Interested applicants must submit their proposal to:
La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique
10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
Attention: Tyler Steele
Winners are selected by a panel of five dermatologists, who assess each submission and award based on the proposal's creativity, impact on patients' quality of life, method and feasibility. Winners will be announced in October 2016.
For more information visit www.laroche-posay.us/dermfromtheheart.
About the Dermatologist from the Heart Program
Committed to working alongside dermatologists, La Roche-Posay created its namesake foundation in 1995 to encourage dermatological research in the fields of clinical medicine, biology and pharmacology. The Dermatologist from the Heart program is the latest initiative to join the La Fondation La Roche-Posay's several other global community-oriented programs, which include the Atopy Schools initiative that helps atopic dermatitis patients and their families face the challenges of the disease, as well as the Corrective Make-Up Workshops, which are devoted to instilling self-confidence in patients suffering from skin lesions.
For additional information about La Roche-Posay, visit www.laroche-posay.us
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SOURCE La Roche-Posay