ABOUT NATIONAL BLACK ESTHETICIANS’ WEEK
The National Black Estheticians’ Week (NBEW) is an annual event devoted to increasing the visibility of estheticians who understand the unique skin care needs of people of color. In celebration of our third year, we are asking the skin care community to join us in supporting the Tanya A. Haman Melanoma Research Fund at Dell Medical School, established by Brown Skin, Too.
As licensed estheticians, we are passionate about skin, health and the well-being of individuals — and as professionals, our role is to support, inform and guide clients toward wellness. That’s why Tanya’s story resonated and empowered us to spread the word that skin cancer affects individuals with dark skin, too.
CLOSING GAPS IN MELANOMA CARE
Your gift will support Dr. Ade Adamson’s innovative work to raise awareness about melanoma and educate professionals how to support, inform and prevent skin cancer in the Black community.
Dr. Ade Adamson is a board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor in Dell Medical School’s Division of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Adamson’s research focuses on patterns of care for melanoma, especially among people of color. People of color are underrepresented in research, which contributes to misunderstandings about risk factors and diagnosis that often delay treatment.
Your gift can help Dell Medical School and Dr. Adamson break new ground in melanoma prevention and treatment by identifying and closing gaps in care.
CREATING A DESTINATION FOR EXCELLENCE IN MELANOMA CARE
Your gift will help Dr. Ade Adamson and Dell Medical School’s Division of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery:
- Enhance team-based, patient-centered care that improves early detection and treatment for melanoma in Central Texas and beyond.
- Accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to address challenges of racial bias and overdiagnosis.
- Develop a tissue bank for melanoma samples to accelerate research, further clinical trials and improve care.
- Create a multiday symposium to combine expertise, share knowledge and increase innovative collaboration among care providers and national leaders.
We are grateful for your support. With your help, we can secure a brighter future for people affected by melanoma, build a foundation for world-class cancer care, and address health care disparities in the Austin community and beyond.
ABOUT BROWN SKIN, TOO & TANYA A. HAMAN MELANOMA RESEARCH FUND
Tanya Haman was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in 2015 and passed away just two months later. At age 44, her diagnosis felt sudden and unexpected. Today, Tanya’s loved ones advocate for skin cancer awareness and prevention efforts — and are supporting this work through Dell Medical School.
Established by Brown Skin, Too, the Tanya A. Haman Melanoma Research Fund supports Dr. Ade Adamson’s research and advocacy efforts, particularly for people of color, like Tanya. Tanya’s memory lives on through our work to eliminate disparities in skin cancer prevention and care.