2018 Award Recipients

To honor the memory of Maria M. Duran, MD, former Secretary-General and Executive Vice-President of the International Society of Dermatology, the Maria M. Duran Committee wishes to recognize leaders in international dermatology and those who have made significant contributions to dermatologic conditions affecting women and children.

2018 Maria Duran Lectureship

Dr. Evangeline Handog, Philippines, Immediate Past President of ISD

Dr. Handog is the Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Asian Hospital and Medical Center and the Head of Aesthetic Dermatology Unit, Department of Dermatology at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Philippines.

At the 6th Continental Congress of Dermatology in Taipei, Taiwan, she gave a presentation entitled, “Oral Skin Lightening Agents: Do they work?”. It examined the changing treatment landscape and was based upon her personal experience and the scientific literature.

Dr. Handog is the Immediate Past President of ISD and an active mentor to young dermatologists from around the world. 


2018 Maria Duran Fellowship

Dr. Vaishnavi Gowda, India

Dr. Grace Monica Ibaviosa, Philippines

Dr. Vaishnavi Gowda (left) "Atypical mycobacterial cutaneous infections: A 5 years retrospective study"

Dr. Grace Monica Ibaviosa (right-center) "A randomized, double-blind, controlled study on the safety and efficacy of 25% Tinospora rumphii (Makabuhay) cream versus 2% mupirocin cream on superficial pyodermas caused by Staphylococcus aureus"

Dr. George Reizner, ISD President (right) and Dr. Nellie Konnikov, ISD Secretary-General (left-center) present the Maria Duran Fellowships at the 6th Continental Congress of Dermatology in Taipei, Taiwan. 

The Fellowship included a travel grant of $1,000 and waiver of registration fees to support their presentations at the 6th Continental Congress of Dermatology. 


2018 Maria Duran Medalist

Dr. Rokea el-Azhary, US/Egypt

The 2018 Maria Duran Medal was awarded to Dr. Rokea el-Azhary, the current Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Dermatology. A long, joyous round of applause by all those in attendance reflected the high regard for Dr. el-Azhary’s many accomplishments. 

Dr. Rokea el-Azhary (center) receives the Maria Duran Medal from Dr. Mercedes Florez-White, Chair of the Maria Duran Committee (left) and Dr. George Reizner, ISD President (right) at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Diego, California, in recognition of her lifetime commitment to promoting the advancement of women in dermatology. 



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