UConn Health Dermatologists Honored by the American Academy of Dermatology

Strober and Kels AAD award March 3
Dermatologists, Dr. Jane Grant-Kels and Dr. Bruce Strober, were both highly honored on March 3 by the American Academy of Dermatology with presidential citations.

UConn Health dermatologists, Dr. Bruce Strober and Dr. Jane Grant-Kels, were honored with Presidential Citations by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) at its annual meeting in Washington, DC on March 3.

Strober and Grant-Kels received their awards from AAD President Dr. Mark Lebwohl at the annual meeting’s Stars of the Academy Reception.

Strober, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at UConn Health, was recognized for his dedication and significant contributions to promoting excellence in psoriasis research. He also serves as the director of UConn Health’s clinical trials for the Department of Dermatology.

“I feel immensely flattered by the recognition by the AAD of my strong interests and efforts in helping dermatologists deliver and patients receive the best care for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis,” said Strober. “So much progress has been made over the past decade, and I anticipate further great strides occurring before my career is over.”

Grant-Kels, professor and vice chair of the Department of Dermatology at UConn Health, was honored for her commitment and significant contributions to promote the most ethical practices in medicine.

“The recognition by the AAD of the importance of ethical standards in the practice of dermatology is extremely rewarding,” said Grant-Kels. “At UConn Health we have initiated one of the first curriculums in dermatoethics for our dermatology residents that we would like to see adopted at other dermatology residencies throughout the U.S. I am honored to be recognized by my peers for my interest and efforts in this field.”

She also serves as professor of pediatrics and pathology and director of the Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program at UConn Health.  Grant-Kels is the founding chair of the Department of Dermatology and served in that role until July 2015.