Congratulating Our Contributors

Stefanie Tuleya
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recently presented the 2010 Gold Triangle Awards during its 68th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. Skin & Aging is excited to announce that it is among the 49 winners being recognized for excellence in furthering public understanding of dermatologic issues and encouraging healthy behavior in the care of skin, hair and nails. “The Academy commends each of our Gold Triangle Award winners for their efforts to increase public awareness of dermatology, encourage healthy behaviors in the care of their skin, hair and nails, and educate the public about the expert care of a dermatologist,” said dermatologist David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD, president of the American Academy of Dermatology, in a press release. “These programs and initiatives have the potential to improve the quality of life for numerous individuals affected by dermatologic conditions.” We would like to congratulate our Gold Triangle Award-winning authors. They include: • Contributing Editor Bonnie Darves, for her article, “A New Approach to Managing Atopic Dermatitis,” which appeared in the June 2009 issue. In this article, Ms. Darves profiled The Eczema Center at Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California-San Diego, which is the first standalone dedicated pediatric eczema care and research center of its kind. The article described the new approach to treating moderate to severe atopic dermatitis that this center takes and how that approach can enhance care. She interviewed some of the staff and the parents of patients at the center to get an idea of how this facility was set up and how doctors and patients are benefiting from it. To read this entry, please visit • Co-Authors Sharon E. Jacob, MD, and Andrew Breithaupt, BS, for their article, “Environmental Exposures — A Pediatric Perspective on Allergic Contact Dermatitis,” which appeared in the July 2009 issue. In this article, the authors discussed that despite a rising number of pediatric patients with contact dermatitis, there are too few patch testing providers in the United States. The article also provided an overview of the history of contact dermatitis in pediatric patients, the top allergens for children in the United States, and the most common sources of these allergens. To read this article, please visit Sincerely, Stefanie Tuleya Executive Editor

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