ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) announces its 2013-2014 Officers, Board of Directors and annual honorees as presented at its 40th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Miami.
Lynchburg, VA dermatologist and outgoing WDS President, Janet G. Hickman, MD, led the afternoon's proceedings, which featured an awards presentation recognizing outstanding dermatologists, an annual business meeting and a keynote address by Vivian W. Pinn, MD, who is Senior Scientist Emerita at the National Institute of Health's Fogarty International Center. Dr. Pinn shared her reflections on women in medicine drawn from her extraordinary medical career.
Amy S. Paller, MD, Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, has assumed the role of 2013-2014 WDS President.
Other WDS Officers include: President-elect--Valerie Callender, MD; Vice President--Kathleen Hectorne, MD; Treasurer--Mary Maloney, MD; Secretary--Deirdre Hooper, MD; Immediate Past President--Janet Hickman, MD; Historian-- Marianne O'Donoghue, MD, and Ex-Officio Advisor, Assistant Treasurer--Amy Derick, MD.
2013-2014 WDS Board of Directors members include: Kimberly Butterwick, MD; C. Ralph Daniel, MD; Amy Derick, MD; Mona Gohara, MD; Jane Grant-Kels, MD; Adelaide Hebert, MD; Julie Hodge, MD; Sarah Lauren Hughey, MD; Jenny Kim, MD; Michel McDonald, MD; Dedee Murrell, MD; Marta Rendon, MD; Neil Sadick, MD; Adrienne Stewart, MD; Rebecca Tung, MD and Heidi Waldorf, MD.
2013-2014 WDS Board Representatives are: E. Dorinda Shelley, MD, Historian Emerita; Rashmi Sarkar, MD, International Representative; Jennifer Lucas, MD, Parliamentarian; Kristen Stewart, MD, Young Physician Representative, and Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, Resident Representative.
DISTINGUISHED DERMATOLOGISTS HONORED
As part of its annual tradition of honoring outstanding dermatologists for their unique contributions to the Specialty and to the organization, the WDS recognized the following individuals at its Annual Luncheon meeting: Marianne O'Donoghue, MD, as recipient of the prestigious Rose Hirschler Award; Dedee Murrell, MD, as WDS Mentor of the Year, and Mary Maloney, MD, as President's Award honoree.
ABOUT THE WOMEN'S DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY (WDS)
The Women's Dermatologic Society, founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to the specialty and society. To achieve this goal, the Society relies on the active participation of its members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professional subspecialties. The mission of the Women's Dermatologic Society is to support dermatologists by striving to: promote leadership; promote the development of relationships through mentoring and networking; demonstrate a commitment to service through community outreach and volunteerism; provide a forum for communications and research relevant to women's and family issues; advocate excellence in patient care and education, and promote the highest ethical standards
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