February 28, 2019
Dr. Williams and colleague, Misha Rosenbach, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Dermatology, were awarded a Presidential Citation and honored as Stars of the Academy at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Washington D.C.. Drs. Williams and Rosenbach were honored for their work in establishing an Expert Resource Group on Climate Change and Environmental Issues within the AAD. This group, founded in 2017, is working to bring awareness of the impacts of climate change on skin health to the dermatologic community, to introduce for measures that will reduce the carbon footprint of dermatology, and to advocate for climate solutions. Dr. Williams serves as the liaison from the AAD to the Medical Societies Consortium on Climate and Health.