American DermatoEpidemiology Network Presents Dr. Martin Weinstock with Its First Founders Award

May 14, 2014

R.I. dermatologist also elected VP of Society for Investigative Dermatology board

Martin A. Weinstock, MD, PhD, of Barrington, Rhode Island, was awarded the first Founders Award by the American DermatoEpidemiology Network (ADEN). The award ceremony occurred May 7 at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) annual meeting in Atlanta. At that meeting, Weinstock was also elected vice president of the SID board of directors.

Weinstock is a board-certified dermatologist affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is a professor of dermatology and epidemiology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The Founders Award recognizes work in the field of dermatoepidemiology to advance the care of dermatological disease and for inspiring and mentoring the careers of dermatoepidemiologists.

“Marty’s work and commitment to the field of dermatoepidemiology are towering examples of the spirit behind the Founds Award recognition,” said Jean Tang, president of ADEN. “His rigorous epidemiological and clinical research has advanced the detection, prevention, and treatment of patients with melanoma and keratinocyte carcinoma. He has also been instrumental in the founding of ADEN and its precursor organization, ultimately creating a thriving scientific home for dermatoepidemiology at the SID.”

“Dr. Weinstock has been a leader in skin cancer research nationally and internationally for the last two decades,” said Abrar A. Qureshi, MD, MPH, chief of the department of dermatology at Rhode Island Hospital and chairman of the department of dermatology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. “He continues to publish high-quality research on cutting-edge topics, particularly in the area of melanoma and keratinocyte skin cancers. We are fortunate to have him on our faculty.”

Weinstock earned a medical degree, masters of philosophy degree in epidemiology and a doctor of philosophy degree in epidemiology from Columbia University, New York, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. He completed an internship in internal medicine at University of Pittsburgh-affiliated hospitals and his residency in dermatology at Harvard University-affiliated hospitals. He completed a research fellowship in dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as a clinical fellowship in epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. Weinstock is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is actively engaged in research.

In 2013, he was the first and only epidemiologist to receive the prestigious American Academy of Dermatology’s Lila and Murray Gruber Cancer Research Award, presented annually for contributions in the field of cancer research. He served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

ADEN meets yearly in collaboration with the SID annual meeting, and the group organizes and conducts its own sessions at the SID meeting.