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Lynchburg, VA Dermatologist Janet G. Hickman, MD Honored With Rose Hirschler Award from Women's Dermatologic Society

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) proudly announces that Janet G. Hickman, MD, was honored with the prestigious Rose Hirschler award during its annual luncheon at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting held recently in San Antonio, Texas.



Named in honor of the first woman dermatologist in the United States, the Rose Hirschler Award has been given each year since 1988 to outstanding physicians who have made a significant contribution to medicine and to the dermatologic specialty and whose achievement has served to enhance the role of women in dermatology.

Dr. Hickman is a private practice dermatologist with Dermatology Consultants in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is also a consultant and clinical investigator at The Education and Research Foundation, Inc. Dr. Hickman's specialties include general medical dermatology, clinical trials, especially seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis. Her dedication to establishing the Women's Dermatologic Society Foundation (WDSF) in 2004 has led to grant funding for community service outreach projects and the creation of an endowment to ensure the future of WDS grant programs such as academic research, mentoring and service projects.

Dr. Hickman joins an esteemed group of past recipients of the Rose Hirschler Award, including: Miriam Chancy Reed, MD (1988); Nancy Burton Esterly, MD (1989); Margaret Gray Wood, MD (1989); Walter B. Shelley, MD (1990); Frances J. Storrs, MD (1991); Stephania Jablonska, MD (1992); Marie-Louise Johnson, MD, PhD (1993); Ricky K. Schacter, MD (1995); Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD (1996); Vera Price, MD (1997); Antoinette F. Hood, MD (1998); Inga Silberberg-Sinakin, MD (1999); G. Jeanette Thorbecke, MD, PhD (1999); Barbara A. Gilchrest, MD (2000); Ruth Freinkel, MD (2001) Nia K. Terezakis, MD (2002); Elizabeth McBurney, MD (2003);Richard Odom, MD (2004); Patricia G. Engasser, MD (2005);Lenore S. Kakita, MD (2006); and E. Dorinda Shelley, MD (2007).

The Women's Dermatologic Society supports the careers and professional development of women dermatologists. The mission of the Women's Dermatologic Society is to help women in dermatology achieve their greatest personal and professional potential by striving to foster, promote, and support women's issues in dermatology; identify, train, and recognize women leaders in dermatology; provide a forum for developing relationships and the exchange of ideas and research relevant to women's issues; and promote the highest possible standards of ethics, research, patient care and education, as well as public education. WDS is comprised of more than 1,500 members nationally and internationally, representing all sub-specialties in dermatology and work in private practice, academics and research. Visit:

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