Behind the Brand: Eraclea
An in-depth look at the eraclea product line and its founders.

Skincare company eraclea was founded in 2011 by Morgan Hare and Janet Denlinger, PhD. The two met 40 years ago in Boston—they were neighbors, though neither knew anyone lived in the apartment next door. One night, Hare heard noises and looked out her peephole to see Denlinger trying to move a number of suitcases; she introduced herself and the two had dinner together. They quickly went from being...

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Behind the Brand: Eraclea

Skincare company eraclea was founded in 2011 by Morgan Hare and Janet Denlinger, PhD....

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IBM and Sloan Kettering Collaborate on Cognitive Computer Imaging for Dermatology

IBM is collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering to develop cognitive visual computing that can analyze dermatological images of skin lesions. The technology “learns” by identifying specific patterns in medical images. Their goal is to help physicians identify cancerous lesions earlier in treatment.

Preliminary experiments—using a controlled research dataset of specialized dermoscopy images containing over 3,000 cases of melanoma, atypical lesions, and benign lesions—have shown that the technology developed by IBM recognized diseased states with a performance of 97% sensitivity and 95% specificity.

“Skin cancer is a major public health problem. Treatment options exist, with the best outcomes attained through early detection,” said Allan Halpern, MD, chief of dermatology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering. “Accurately distinguishing the earliest cancers from concerning benign lesions can be very challenging even for dermatologists, so having the aid of analytics that can recognize medical images and detect small variations over time could vastly improve patient prognoses.”

“At IBM, we are uniquely equipped to help tackle this problem with our expertise in cognitive computing, including machine learning...

Gary D. Monheit, MD, Awarded Top ASDS Honor

Gary D. Monheit, MD, of Total Skin & Beauty Dermatology Center in Birmingham, Alabama, received the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Samuel J. Stegman, MD, Award for Distinguished Service—the society’s highest honor. The tribute recognizes members who have made a substantial contribution to advance ASDS goals in the areas of education, organized service and/or research.

A long-standing member and past president of the ASDS, Dr. Monheit received the very first ASDS Resident Scholarship and is a first-generation Mohs surgeon, having personally trained with Frederic E. Mohs, MD. In his early career, he also trained with some of the first ASDS members, including Dr. Stegman. Dr. Monheit has been a fixture on the ASDS Annual Meeting faculty, participated in and chaired work groups, trained two generations of fellows, helped conduct studies for the United States Food and Drug Administration, and is a traveling mentor and legislative liaison.

“Dr. Monheit is renowned for his enthusiastic support of dermatologic surgery through his commitment to ASDS as well as to teaching, patient care and academic advancement of the field,” said Roy G. Geronemus, MD, the 2013 Stegman Award winner. “He is a sought-...

Vivacare Launches Dermatologist Directory

Vivacare, a leading provider of patient education services for medical practices, has launched the Find a Dermatologist Directory to help dermatologists connect with prospective patients. The directory lists dermatologists, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners based in the United States. It features professionals who display Vivacare patient education material on their websites and shares these providers’ expert opinions on dermatology-related topics.

“Vivacare’s goal is to support medical professionals who are committed to patient education," said Mark Becker, MD, pediatrician and founder of Vivacare. “The Find a Dermatologist Directory enables dermatologists to share their professional expertise and insights with the community and reach prospective patients who appreciate learning the doctor’s unique approach to care.”

For more information, contact 800.279.2991, www.vivacare.com.