Shining a Light on Sun Safety and Early Detecting of Melanoma


Dr. Ruiz de Luzuriaga

Vice-Chief for Dermatopathology Operations

The University of Chicago Medicine

Dr. Ruiz de Luzuriaga is a board certified dermatologistand dermatopathologist. She is interested in epidemiologic studies in dermatology anddermatopathology, clinical informatics, and the use of information technology for theimprovement of patient care, diagnosis and treatment algorithms, quality improvement,and medical education. Her clinical focus is on total body photography, dermatoscopy,skin cancer surveillance, and melanoma prevention and early detection. She hopes toexplore the decision-making experience surrounding ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms, andhow patients and dermatologists incorporate additional data from novelancillary diagnostic tests for melanocytic lesions.

Jeffrey Whitridge

Patient Advocate

Jeffrey Whitridge is a medical professional that works in the field of nutrition.  He has been practicing clinical nutrition and dietetics for over 25 years.  Jeffrey has been monitoring and surveilling his skin and mole integrity for over 20 years.  Jeffrey enjoys being active, travel and of course eats a plant forward diet.


Shining a Light on Sun Safety and Early Detecting of Melanoma
Recorded 05/22/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 05/22/2024  |  60 minutes On May 22, 2024, the Melanoma research Foundation held a webinar titled "Shining a Light on Sun Safety and Early Detecting of Melanoma" to discuss practical tips on how to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays and the importance of early detection in preventing melanoma.
Post-webinar evaluation
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