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National Psoriasis Foundation pays tribute to International Psoriasis Council leader

National Psoriasis Foundation joins the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) in saying farewell to IPC’s CEO and Executive Director Karen Baxter Rodman who passed away on Oct. 1, 2012.

IPC is a dermatology-led, global nonprofit dedicated to innovation across the full spectrum of psoriasis through research, education and treatment. Baxter Rodman, who led IPC from 2008 to 2012, helped the organization become an international leader in psoriasis research and education.

Among her accomplishments, Baxter Rodman established the Alan Menter Research and Education Fund, created to honor former IPC board president and world-renowned psoriasis expert Dr. Alan Menter by establishing an unrestricted endowment within IPC for the purpose of psoriasis research and education. Additionally, she helped double IPC’s programming efforts.

"National Psoriasis Foundation applauds Karen’s work on behalf of the 125 million people worldwide living with psoriasis," said Randy Beranek, National Psoriasis Foundation president and CEO. "Under her guidance, IPC has reached thousands of medical professionals, facilitated cutting-edge research with some of the top scientific minds in the psoriasis community and worked to secure better access to treatments for patients. Her expertise will be greatly missed."

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Oct. 5, 2012

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