Improving diversity in dermatology education resources; plus risks of COVID in psoriasis patients and red hair linked with CRP?

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Dermatology news:

  1. Data on potential risks of COVID-19 in psoriasis patients limited, but reassuring: https://bit.ly/3jwNc0Q
  2. Red hair in women linked to elevated CRP levels in Nurses’ Health Study: https://bit.ly/2HyJRSb
  3. Rinse and repeat? Mouthwash might mitigate COVID-19 spread: https://bit.ly/2HKjF6w

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Dermatologists must feel comfortable and confident in diagnosing skin conditions in patients with skin of color, which begins during residency. In this resident takeover, Daniel R. Mazori, MD, and Nadine Shabeeb, MD, MPH, discuss how images of skin of color are greatly underrepresented in dermatology education resources, specifically textbooks and online resources. “We really rely on our textbooks for images and photographs of disease entities that we may not see that often clinically, and so if all of our patients are not represented in our resources and if we’re not seeing those patients in clinic, we’re really not ever going to be able to accurately learn and diagnose certain skin diseases,” Dr. Shabeeb explains. She also talks about her efforts to improve and strengthen the skin of color curriculum and provide antiracism resources within her residency program.

Article: https://bit.ly/3kvBTHo

PDF: https://bit.ly/35CfF0a

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Hosts: Nick Andrews; Daniel R. Mazori, MD (State University of New York, Brooklyn)

Guests: Nadine Shabeeb, MD, MPH (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Disclosures: Dr. Mazori and Dr. Shabeeb report no conflict of interest.

Show notes by: Alicia Sonners, Melissa Sears

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Vincent A. DeLeo, MD
Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, is from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. He also is the editor in chief of Cutis and the author of more than 200 publications. He is a leading expert on contact dermatitis, sunscreens, and photosensitivity. Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder.