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Press Release

June 17, 2015

Kathleen Reichert
American Skin Association

American Skin Association Announces New Board of Directors Member Helen T. Shin, MD of Hackensack University Medical Center

June 17, 2015 - New York, NY – American Skin Association (ASA) today announced a new member of its Board of Directors, Dr. Helen T. Shin, Section Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Shin is recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor of 2015 in Dermatology.

A longtime member of ASA's Education Council, now serving as its Chair, Dr. Shin has been an important member of the ASA family for some time. Her 15 years of experience as a pediatric dermatologist has provided her a unique perspective as it relates to educating youth on skin health and sun safety. Recently, Dr. Shin developed an impactful presentation, "The Wonders of Skin," detailing the importance of skin health education in schools. She presented this at the NJAAP Conference to NJ school physicians and nurses this past year.

"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Shin to ASA's Board of Directors. Her work on the Education Council has been a tremendous asset to our organization and I look forward to her contributions to our board," said Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of ASA's Board of Directors.

"I am honored to serve on the Board and hope to continue to fulfill the vision and mission of ASA's founder, the late Dr. George Hambrick, to promote skin health education and dermatologic research," said Dr. Shin.

Dr. Shin graduated from the Cornell University Weill Medical College in 1995.


A unique collaboration of patients, families, advocates, physicians and scientists, ASA has evolved over twenty-eight years as a leading force in efforts to defeat melanoma, skin cancer and other skin diseases. Established to serve the now more than 100 million Americans – one third of the U.S. population – afflicted with skin disorders, the organization's mission remains to: advance research, champion skin health – particularly among children, and drive public awareness about skin disease. For more information, visit