The sun is the primary source of excessive ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is the cause of most skin cancers. Immediate adverse effects of excessive exposure are sunburn and eye damage; longer effects include premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
Deborah Mance Kirkland (2010 – 2013)
Ms. Kirkland is currently the Director of Prevention and Early Detection in the Health Promotions department at the National Home Office of the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta, Georgia. The ACS accomplishes its life saving mission through national, state and local work and with the support of more than 3 million volunteers. Ms. Kirkland joined the ACS as a national staff member in 1992. Since joining ACS, she has served in a number of cancer control capacities including managing and directing colorectal cancer risk reduction initiatives, prostate cancer informed decision-making strategies, and most recently adding an enhanced focus on prevention in the area of skin cancer. Her work at ACS in 2007 directing development of 3 new evidence-based initiatives for colon cancer at the national, state, and community levels became the model for future ACS nationwide cancer control initiatives. She has directed development, testing and dissemination of tools and resources for clinicians, the public, and cancer patients and survivors. In addition to chairing and serving on ACS National and Division Cancer Control Committees, she chairs the National Council's Don't Fry DayTask Force and serves on the National Council's Steering Committee. She is also active on multiple professional education and practice, and public awareness committees of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a collaborative group similar to the National Council. Results of these collaborative initiatives are leading to increased knowledge, awareness, and behavior change which to reduce incidence, morbidity, and mortality from cancer.
Sandra I. Read, M.D. (2011 - 2014)
Dr. Sandra I. Read is a private practice dermatologist for the past 30 years in Washington, D.C. and is an instructor at the Department of Dermatology, Georgetown University. She is currently the Chair of the Political Action Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD), Chair of the Audit Committee for the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), representative for the National Council Skin Cancer Prevention for the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Chair of the Mentorship and Scholarship Committee for the International Society of Dermatology, and a member of the Board of Directors for Health Volunteers Overseas. Dr. Read is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Atlantic Dermatology Society, Noah Worcester Society, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Dermatology Society, and the International Society of Dermatology. She is also currently Chair of the Scholarship/Grants Program for the Washington, D.C. Dermatology Society and has served as an officer for numerous other state and professional societies in the past. Dr. Read has been a guest lecturer for numerous national organizations on such topics as acne, ethics and practice, liability risk management, legal issues in dermatology, skin cancer, and anti-aging. She has been presented on television and radio most especially to discuss skin cancer, sunscreens, and indoor tanning. She served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve at the Walter Reed Medical Center from 1972 to 1982, as Assistant Chief of Dermatology. She has publications in the Journal of American Academic Dermatology, Arch Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, and the Health Sciences Consortium. She received the WDS President’s Award in both 1999 and 2002 as well as the AAD President’s Citation in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2011. Dr. Read is fluent in English and German.
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