ASA Lauds Three Honorees at Spring Gala

April 18, 2016

The American Skin Association (ASA) honored Yale Educator Irwin M. Braverman, MD, Melanoma Researcher John M. Kirkwood MD and Nestlé’s SHIELD program at their Spring gala in New York City.

Yale University School of Medicine Professor Emeritus, Irwin Braverman, MD received the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award for sharing his knowledge and insights with generations of dermatologists as a mentor. His laboratory has conducted research on microcirculation in skin, the cutaneous changes associated with chronological aging, actinic damage and diabetes mellitus, and the pathogenesis of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

John Kirkwood, MD, the Usher Professor of Medicine, Dermatology, and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and Co-Leader of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, won the Leadership in Melanoma Research, Treatment and Prevention Award for his melanoma research. Dr. Kirkwood's research focuses on melanoma immune-biology, therapy and prevention.  He has trained more than 200 fellows, many of whom are now leaders of melanoma investigation across the U.S. and in Europe.

ASA presented the Corporate Leadership Award to Nestlé Skin Health Investigation Education Longevity Development (SHIELD), a global network of innovation and education hubs, the first of which will open in New York City this Fall.

"We were pleased to honor Dr. Irwin Braverman, Dr. John Kirkwood and Nestlé SHIELD for their outstanding contributions to the field of dermatology,” says Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of ASA, in a news release. “Whether through education, research or innovation, their contributions help to further our important mission on defeating melanoma, skin cancer and other skin diseases. “

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