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Foundation for Dermatology Research and Education Welcomes Sonia Schursky, MD as Chief Medical Officer

I am excited to join the FRED team to rapidly expand their educational footprint into new, exciting and innovative programs to provide our learners with a next-generation educational experience.

—Sonia Schursky, MD

NEW YORK, USA, March 22, 2022 / — The Foundation for Dermatology Research and Education (FRED), a leading provider of dermatology and skin health education for healthcare professionals, welcomes Sonia Schursky, MD as the new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Schursky will lead FRED’s expansion of its continuing medical education activities in the area of ​​skin health by developing new, innovative educational programs to enhance the dermatology practice of skin health professionals with the goal of improve patient outcomes.

“I am excited to join the FRED team in rapidly expanding their educational footprint in new, exciting and innovative programming to provide our learners with a next-generation educational experience,” said Dr. Schursky.

Dr. Schursky has worked in the health education and communication industry since 2003. She began her career at Integrated Communications Corporation focusing on creating promotional programs for several cardiovascular therapies. While later working at Interquest Medical and Scientific Communications, Dr. Schursky served as the agency’s team leader for global educational efforts. Her strategic role focused on developing faculty relationships (KOL) and designing clinically relevant information for healthcare professionals (HCP) across multiple indications.

In 2008, Dr. Schursky joined PeerVoice, part of the PSL business group, where she led the content team and helped create grants and content development for over 600 EMI and CME activities in a variety therapeutic areas for healthcare professionals around the world. She was instrumental in the development and growth of a new PSL company, AiCME, and was instrumental in creating content for grants and activities, developing new processes, and expanding the team of content to meet AiCME’s rapidly growing needs. “His global clinical experience, combined with his experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, will enhance him by bringing exciting new ideas and strategic initiatives to the FRED team,” said the co-Chief Scientists. Mark Lebwohl, MD and Darrell Rigel, MD.

About the Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology
The Foundation for Dermatology Research and Education is a market leader in dermatology education and pharma marketing solutions with offerings that span multiple channels of engagement, including on-site events and content digital. FRED’s programming reaches more than 16,000 dermatology healthcare professionals, including board-certified dermatologists, dermatology residents, advanced practitioners, and other dermatology-affiliated providers. This goal-driven organization creates experiences that both change behavior and build trust. For the past 20+ years, FRED has produced the premier educational events, the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference® and Clinical Dermatology Winter Conference – Hawaii®lectures for dermatology residents, virtual learning and content via the website, the peer-reviewed digital journal SKIN: the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine®, and other leading digital educational and promotional initiatives, including the Fall Clinical Virtual Grand Rounds™ webinar series, the Derms and Conditions™ podcast, and the Skin to Skin™ newsletter. Additionally, FRED provides marketing, training and other engagement services for the life sciences industry.

Michelle Gratz
Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology
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