Our Finalists

This award recognizes companies with significant contributions to the education and development of new treatments through educational and research grants, programs, and community outreach.

The Future of Dermatology Award


Galderma is a global dermatology company committed to delivering innovative medical dermatological solutions that meet the needs of both patients and physicians. Galderma also fosters medical education initiatives and provides support for training programs, such as grants and donations - paying particular attention to frequently neglected or misdiagnosed skin diseases. It supports several Resident seminars in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Through its partnership with the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), Galderma supports research to find a cure for psoriasis; and it also partners with Camp Wonder and the Children's Skin Diseases Foundation, providing a generous grant, employee volunteers, and Cetaphil products to support children's skin health needs.


Today's Merck is a global health care leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products, Merck works with customers and operates in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. Merck also demonstrates its commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs, and partnerships.


Founded over 35 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. The company, a member of the Roche Group, has been studying new treatments for skin cancer for nearly 20 years, and in the last 5 years has brought 3 new medicines to people with potentially disfiguring or deadly advanced skin cancers, or burdensome skin conditions. Genentech also works with the healthcare professional and patient community to ensure the latest information about its medicines and the diseases they treat are available to the people who need them. Genentech is continuing to study its skin medicines as monotherapies or in combination with other investigational medicines, such as cancer immunotherapies, in several cancer types and diseases.

Skin of Color Society

The Skin of Color Society (SOCS) is committed to the highest level of medical, surgical, dermatologic, and cosmetic care education for skin of color health care providers, while promoting excellence in patient care. SOCS promotes awareness of medical issues and concerns pertaining to skin of color by partnering with national and international dermatologists and medical organizations, as well as corporate and industry groups. SOCS is proud to offer an annual Research Award and a yearly Mentorship Program, both of which assist dermatology residents and fellows/young dermatologists with the expectation that the recipients will be tomorrow's clinical leaders in this specialty, shaping its future.

Online Voting

NOV 17 - DEC 4, 2015

Vote for the Leaders of Distinction in Dermatology

Winners Announced

WEEK OF DEC 14, 2015

Award Ceremony

JAN 15 - 18, 2016

Orlando Derm Aesthetic & Clinical Conference
Omni Orlando Resort, Championsgate, FL.