The WDS Community Service effort, led nationally by Suzanne M. Connolly, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, was co-hosted in Long Beach by WDS members Pearl Grimes, MD, UCLA clinical dermatology faculty member and Director, Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute, Southern California, and Lenore S. Kakita, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCLA.
Several WDS dermatologist member volunteers from the Greater Los Angeles area joined in the Long Beach outreach efforts, including Mavis Billips, MD, Joyce Fox, MD, Daniel Gross, MD, Anna Guanche, MD, Zena Hatziris, MD, Lenore Kakita, MD, Bryna Kane, MD, Jenny Kim, MD, Han Lee, MD, Maryam Moinfar, MD, Paradi Mirmirani, MD, Margaret Olsen, MD, Helene Rosenzweig, MD, and Parrish Sadeghi, MD. UCLA residents who volunteered were David Beynet, MD, Dafnis Carranza, MD, Roger Lee, MD, Thomas Su, MD, Laura Westerling, MD, Eric Williams, MD, Sharona Yashar, MD, and Jay Zimmerman, MD. Volunteer support was also provided by Mari Simonson from 3M Corporation, Carol Rifton, Unilever/Dove, and Holly Rujevcan and Kathy Spencer from Connetics.
In addition to generous funding from the 3M Foundation, product donations were provided by Del-Ray Dermatologicals, LaRoche-Posay, Ortho Neutrogena, Phoenix Brands, Procter & Gamble, Schering-Plough, Starberry, Ltd., and Unilever. DermaScan units were furnished by Schering-Plough and the UV reflectance camera was provided by 3M Corporation.