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National Psoriasis Foundation names Colby Evans, M.D., to Board of Trustees

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 4, 2010)—The Portland-based National Psoriasis Foundation named Colby Evans, M.D., of Austin, Texas, to its Board of Trustees in recognition of his commitment to the Psoriasis Foundation as a longtime member and volunteer.

Dr. Evans, a Foundation member since 2003 and a volunteer since 2008, currently chairs the Psoriasis Foundation's National Phototherapy Copayment Task Force, a group of physicians and patients working to address rising copayments for phototherapy treatments. Evans also helped develop the Foundation's advocacy work regarding phototherapy legislation in Illinois.

In addition to his work for the psoriasis community, Evans serves as a volunteer dermatologist at the Volunteer Health Care Clinic, a local free clinic, and as a voluntary faculty member for residency teaching at Brackenridge Hospital, both in Austin. He is the 2009 president of the Austin Dermatology Society, and has served on volunteer committees for the American Academy of Dermatology, including the Diversity Taskforce, the Workforce Taskforce and the Carrier Policy and Medical Liability Taskforce.

Evans received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and a clinical fellowship at the St. John's Institute of Dermatology in London. Currently, he is a private-practice dermatologist with Evans Dermatology in Austin.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to better serve patients with psoriasis. As a dermatologist, I see the impact psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have on people every day," Evans said. "I hope to help the National Psoriasis Foundation succeed in research, education and advocacy so we can move not only toward better treatments, but also better access to them, for all patients."

As a volunteer member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, Evans will help direct the organization by evaluating and approving long-term plans, determining goals and providing financial oversight. Board members also work with Randy Beranek, president and CEO of the National Psoriasis Foundation, to accomplish the organization's goals.

"Dr. Evans' wealth of experience and knowledge in dermatology and psoriasis will be beneficial to the work of the Board of Trustees," Beranek said. "We are delighted to have someone of his caliber and expertise to help us serve the millions of Americans living with psoriatic disease."

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About the National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world's largest organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our priority is to provide the information and services for people to take control of their condition, while increasing research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through our patient and professional education and advocacy initiatives, NPF has funded more than $10 million in psoriatic disease research. Visit us online at or call 800.723.9166. Follow NPF on Facebook and Twitter.