Top Residents Attend Caribbean Dermatology Symposium
ARUBA, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES,
February 21, 2017 (Newswire.com) -
As part of the dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction Award program, sponsored by Beiersdorf Inc., five dermatology residents attended the 16th Annual Caribbean Dermatology Symposium, held in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, from January 17 - 21, 2017.
The dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction awardees – Sean Condon, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, Brienne Cressey, MD, of New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College, Daniel Opel, MD, of Loyola University Chicago, Eric Sorenson, MD, of The University of California-Los Angeles, and Valerie Yanofsky, MD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – attended the Caribbean Dermatology Symposium scientific sessions as well as networking events with top thought leaders in dermatology. The residents presented new scientific research during an independent mentoring session which was held on Friday, January 20.
Valerie Yanofsky, MD, a third-year resident in dermatology at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was awarded the overall grand prize for her presentation, entitled: “Cyclosporine A Polarizes T Cells toward T22 and Induces IL-22 Receptor in Human SCC Cells in vitro: A Mechanism Driving IL-22 Induced SCC Proliferation.”
DermMentors.org and the dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction Award program are sponsored by Beiersdorf Inc., makers of Eucerin and Aquaphor, and administered by DermEd, Inc. Now in its 7th year, The dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction Award has recognized top residents in dermatology with a sponsorship to attend the Caribbean Dermatology Symposium and the Coastal Dermatology Symposium, and offers selected residents Virtual Mentorship and Mentor Meet-up award opportunities. The dermMentors.org website is dedicated to helping residents during their training and throughout their careers, by providing insights from respected thought leaders, and facilitating and fostering relationships between residents and mentors in dermatology. For more information, visit www.dermMentors.org, or contact Evince Communications at (203) 354-6953
Source: Beiersdorf, Inc.