The Skin Cancer Foundation Hosts Annual Members And Friends Reception in Washington, DC

New Members Inducted into Professional Membership Program; 
$75,000 in Research Grants Awarded for Skin Cancer Research

New York, NY (March 17, 2016) – The Skin Cancer Foundation hosted its annual members and friends reception on March 6 in Washington, DC during the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting. The reception was held at the Newseum, an interactive museum of the news located on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Event highlights and announcements:

  • Ellen Frankel, MD and Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf were inducted into the Foundation’s Amonette Circle, a group of individuals and physicians who have made a lifetime commitment to skin cancer.
  • $75,000 in research grants were presented, including:
  • The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Award Society for $25,000
    “Confocal Microscopy to Guide in Vivo Carbon Dioxide Laser Ablation of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer”
    Awarded to Anthony Rossi, MD, Assistant Attending Physician, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center      
    Funding for this award was made possible by Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf.
  • The Ashley Trenner Research Grant Award for $25,000
    “Targeting p53 for Skin Cancer Prevention”
    Awarded to Tamara Terzian, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology Department, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus    
    Funding for this award was made possible by Bob and Karen Trenner.
  • The Todd Nagel Memorial Award for $25,000
    “Development of CTCL-Seq, a Rapid, High Throughput Method to Simultaneously Assay All Known Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma”
    Awarded to Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Dermatology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Northwestern University
    Funding for this award was made possible by Linda Nagel and The Todd Nagel Golf Open.
  • New members were inducted into the Foundation’s Robins Fund for the Advancement of Mohs Surgery and the Leonard Goldberg Fund for the Advancement of Mohs Surgery was introduced.
  • The retirement of Photobiology Committee Chair Warwick L. Morison, MB, BS, MD, FRCP was announced. For the past 10 years Dr. Morison, a professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, served as Chair of the Committee, a volunteer group of renowned photobiologists who review scientific data to determine whether a sun protective product is eligible for the Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. Steven Q. Wang, MD, who has served on the Committee since 2006, was appointed as the new Committee Chair. Dr. Wang is the director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Basking Ridge.
  • Dan Latore, formerly the Foundation’s Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, was announced as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Gift bags for this year’s reception were generously provided by Shiseido.


Editor’s Note: Photos are available upon request

Emily Prager (212-725-5176;
About The Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use. For more information, visit