Gerald Lazarus, M.D., has been selected by the American Skin Association to receive the 2014 David Martin Carter Mentor Award. This award is given to academic dermatologists who meet the following criteria:
- Show superior achievement in clinical and/or basic dermatological research
- Long-term involvement as a trainer of clinical and/or basic science research fellows
- Pattern of long-term career advice and support for colleagues, including former research fellows
- Personal characteristics meriting the trust, respect and emulation of colleagues
“I owe this award to the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins, The University of Pennsylvania and Duke University,” says Dr. Lazarus. “I love what I do. Seeing my colleagues and trainees succeed and continue to be successful really makes me very happy.” Dr. Lazarus knows that the only way to be a successful mentor is through cooperation and caring for others.
Dr. Lazarus is currently a professor of dermatology and medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the former director of The Johns Hopkins Wound Center and former chief of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Previously, Dr. Lazarus served as chairman of dermatology at Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as dean of the medical school and CEO of the Health System at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.