Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, Director of the Skin of Color Division for the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery discusses the expansion of the Incyte Ingenuity Award. The expanded 2022 program will seek to positively impact people living with vitiligo by providing funding for innovative ideas from organizations and medical institutions that address unmet needs in the vitiligo community. Vitiligo is a chronic autoimmune condition and is characterized by white patches of skin, also known as depigmentation. Two initiatives will be selected by an independent judging panel to win up to $35,000 and $100,000. Applications are due October 31, 2022 and can be submitted online at www.IncyteIngenuityAwards.com/vitiligo
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in skin of color and lectures nationally and internationally on the cosmetic concerns of skin of color. Dr Woolery-Lloyd participates extensively in clinical research, serving as an investigator for clinical trials with an emphasis on increasing inclusion of skin of color patients. She has dozens of publications in the medical literature with a focus on skin of color dermatology. She has also been featured as an expert dermatologist in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes.
Dr Woolery-Lloyd is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin of Color Society. She also serves as Director of the Skin of Color Division for the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery.