A friend and colleague of mine received “the Achievement Award from the American Skin Association (ASA) for his work studying vitiligo and pigment cell biology.”
Ray Boissy chairs the National Vitiligo Foundation (www.nvfi.org) which is now based here in Cincinnati. The announcement was made yesterday in the University of Cincinnati’s Deans List publication.
The announcement reads:
Raymond Boissy, PhD, professor of dermatology and cell biology, has received a 2009 Achievement Award from the American Skin Association (ASA) for his work studying vitiligo and pigment cell biology. Boissy was recognized for his contributions to the scientific understanding of the skin disorder, which causes white patches on the skin due to pigment loss. He is currently studying the etiology and cell biology of the disease. Boissy received an award plaque at the Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting this month in Montreal. The achievement award is one of a series of ASA awards recognizing outstanding work that brings significant improvement in the treatment available to people suffering from specific skin disorders. Boissy, who also serves as the director of basic science research at the College of Medicine, has published over 100 scientific papers and 30 review articles and book chapters and has helped edit a book titled “The Pigmentary System: Physiology and Pathophysiology.” He is the past secretary/treasurer of the PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research and is currently the chair of the National Vitiligo Foundation.
Congratulations to Ray Boissy!