Members Making a Difference Award

The Academy's Council on Member Services reviews all completed nominations and selects one winner for each quarter in the year. The award is distributed quarterly to an AAD member, chosen based on the significance of the work he/she has done and the uniqueness of the volunteer activity. All nominees will remain on the selection list for up to three years.

Award: Each winner will be honored with a plaque at the Recognition Reception during the follow year's Annual Meeting and will be profiled in Aspire Magazine. 


  • Exceptional service to the underserved.
  • Exceptional service to the community.
  • Exceptional service to the state/local/medical/subspecialty dermatology society.
  • Exceptional service to academic physician education.
  • Exceptional service to the Academy.
  • Exceptional service to the international audience.
  • Significant commitment of time, energy, and resources.
  • Significant benefit to others as a result of their volunteerism. 
  • Volunteer work is outside the realm of paid positions.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.