Lubriderm, National Hispanic Health Foundation Collaborate on Skin Scholarship

Lubriderm and the National Hispanic Health Foundation collaborate on the Skin Scholarship sponsored by Lubriderm to help increase United States Hispanic representation and accessibility in dermatology.

Lubriderm, a dermatologist developed skin care brand, today announced the launch of the Skin Scholarship sponsored by Lubriderm, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF). The scholarship will award a total of $150,000—10 individual scholarships of $15,000 each—to full times United States Hispanic (USH) dermatology residents and physician associate dermatology students, according to the press release.

The goal of the sponsored scholarship, according to Lubriderm, is to help increase USH representation and accessibility in the dermatology field. Only 5% of US dermatologists identify as Hispanic.2 A recent survey conducted by Lubriderm also showed that more than a quarter of USH consumers have never visited a dermatologist.

“We believe that all consumers should have access to a dermatologist for optimal skin health, yet many health disparities and inequities in the field still exist,” said Suzanne Goldstein, senior director of marketing for Lubriderm. “While it will take time, we hope that the presence of US Hispanic dermatologists increases and that equal representation within the field is reflected in order to better serve our communities and people.”

US Hispanic dermatology residents and physician associate dermatology students, as well as non USH students and residents interested in serving the Hispanic community, are eligible to apply.

“At NHHF, our core mission is to support educational activities to improve the health of the Hispanic community,” says Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, president and CEO of NHHF and the National Hispanic Medical Association. “In partnership with Lubriderm, we are committed in our efforts to help support those who are pursuing their career in dermatology in addition to the Us Hispanic community at large.”

References:

1. Lubriderm launches skin scholarship with the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) to support U.S. Hispanics pursuing careers in dermatology. Press Release. Published January 11, 2022. Accessed January 11, 2022.

2. Dermatology has a problem with skin color. The New York Times. Article. Published August 30, 2020. Accessed January 11, 2022. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/30/health/skin-diseases-black-hispanic.html