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Wendy E. Roberts, MD, Named 2009-2010 President of the Women's Dermatologic Society
Date:3/18/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS), now the nation's third-largest dermatology organization, announces the 2009-2010 presidency of Wendy E. Roberts, MD, who took office during the WDS 34th Annual Meeting Luncheon held recently in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Suzanne M. Connolly, MD, served as WDS President in 2008-2009.

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In her energized address to the largest luncheon crowd since this signature tradition began in 1974, Dr. Roberts cited the organization's phenomenal growth and remarked, "We are interested in your unique characteristics, and leveraging our diversity can lead to rich, fulfilling experiences...that can take this organization to the next level."

Under Dr. Roberts' leadership in her previous role as Vice President in 2008, WDS achieved a first for the profession by developing an unprecedented network television special about ethnic skin that was produced in collaboration with Al Roker Entertainment, called "America's Ethnic Skin: an Al Roker Health Special," which aired on NBC television stations in May, 2008. The program, which was recently recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology with the prestigious Gold Triangle Award, featured several WDS members sharing their expertise on the treatment of various ethnic skin conditions.

See: www.womensderm.org/ethnicskin

Dr. Roberts also spearheaded the original development of the WDS Play Safe in the Sun Campaign, which began
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