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Press Release

August 3, 2016

Kathleen Reichert
American Skin Association

American Skin Association Announces New Education Council Member Dr. Jerry Shapiro of New York University School of Medicine

August 3, 2016 - New York, New York – American Skin Association (ASA) today announced the newest member of its Education Council, Dr. Jerry Shapiro, Professor of Dermatology at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Shapiro is an internationally recognized expert on diseases of the hair and scalp who has devoted decades to education, from the one-on-one teaching of fellows to delivering lectures around the globe about state-of-the-art techniques. He is well regarded for his ability to synthesize and simplify complex issues. His vast experience, having served as the President of the prestigious World Congress of Dermatology in June 2015, will be of great value to the ASA Educational Council.

"I am so pleased to add Dr. Shapiro to ASA's Education Council," said Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of ASA’s Board of Directors. "Dr. Shapiro runs one of the leading clinics in the world and is respected internationally for his expertise. The ASA Education Council will benefit mightily from Dr. Shapiro's extensive background and his vital support for our programs. I anticipate his contributions to our council will lead to tremendous strides forward in our mission to champion skin health education for children, teens and young adults."


A unique collaboration of patients, families, advocates, physicians and scientists, ASA has evolved over nearly three decades 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 to drive public awareness about skin disease. For more information, visit


American Skin Association’s (ASA) Education Council's mission is to promote the education of children and teenagers about skin health. To date, ASA has reached over 12 million children, teachers and parents through its award-winning, national public school programs. ASA's Education Council continues to develop highly regarded materials such as "The Wonders of the Skin," which is available as a LibGuide module on ASA's website ( The council is chaired by Humberto C. Antunes, CEO of Nestlé Skin Health and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Galderma Pharma S.A.

American Skin Association is a Four-Star Charity Navigator rated foundation.