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American Skin Association Honors Leading Physicians and Scientists; Journalist Deborah Norville
Date:10/26/2011

ociation said: "With her many contributions as a communicator and educator, Deborah Norville is a perfect fit for our Education Award.  Her work is very relevant to ASA's efforts to inform and engage young people with a message about skin health and sun safety."

ASA also presented awards to physicians and scientists who have made groundbreaking discoveries and unique contributions to the field of dermatology and the treatment of skin cancer.

"I am proud that ASA has recognized these prominent physicians and scientists, dedicated to the fight against serious skin disease," Mr. Milstein said. "Through their innovative work, they embody ASA's mission to make a life-changing difference in critical areas of prevention, detection, treatment and cure."

Dr. Barbara Gilchrest of the Boston University School of Medicine and Chair of ASA's Medical Advisory Committee said: "Our award recipients are leading the charge to prevent, treat, and improve outcomes for patients with melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers and other serious skin afflictions."  

ASA's honorees in medicine and research are:

Breakthrough Achievements in Translational Cancer Research
Dr. James Allison, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Gideon Bollag, Plexxikon
Dr. Frederic de Sauvage, Genentech, Inc.

Humanitarian Award:
Dr. John Parrish, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Harvard Medical School

Lifetime Achievement in Dermatology
Dr. James Graham, retired, formerly Temple University, University of California and Armed Forced Institute of Pathology, among other affiliations
Dr. John Strauss, University of Iowa

The awards were presented by well-regarded physicians in the field of dermatology, and the event Masters of Ceremonies were Broadway legends Rosemary Harris and Tony Roberts.

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