Editors



Current Editors: Tim Allen and Keith Wagner



Past Editors: Kristyna Gleghorn, Dung Mac, Alex Acosta, William Tausend, Sheila Jalalat, Rebecca Philips, Chelsea Altinger, Lindsey Hunter, Alison Wiesenthal, Leslie Scroggins, Mara Dacso, Ashley Group, Fadi Constantine, Emily Fridlington, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UTMB MS2 Scheduled to Present Dermatology Research Honors Thesis

Please join UTMB MS2 Michael Ryan when he presents his UTMB Dermatology Research Honors Thesis, “Dermatologic Depictions in Animated Movies,” on Thursday October 5, 2017 in the 4th floor dermatology conference room (4.130 McCullough Bldg) at 5 pm. Mr. Ryan’s committee members are Drs. Peek, R. Wagner (faculty advisor), B. Kelly, and J. Wilson. UTMB DIG members with an interest in participating in the UTMB Research Honors Program should attend this presentation to find out more about this research opportunity. UTMB MS3s who are interested in participating should be aware that the thesis proposal deadline December 31, 2017. If the thesis proposal is approved, it meets the BSHS graduation writing requirement.

Monday, July 24, 2017

UTMB Dermatology to Provide Rotation for UTMB Family Medicine Residents

Starting this week, UTMB Dermatology will initiate a new clinical elective for UTMB Family Medicine residents. Family Medicine residents will be able to take this elective during their PGY2 and PGY3 year. UTMB Dermatology already has established rotations for UTMB Internal Medicine residents and for PGY3 Plastic Surgery residents (Mohs rotation). Dr. Brent Kelly coordinates the Family Medicine and the Internal Medicine residents, and Dr. Richard Wagner supervises the Plastic Surgery residents. The Family Medicine residents, like the Internal Medicine and Plastic Surgery residents, will be able to see patients in the dermatology clinics and write notes in EPIC, all under dermatology faculty supervision.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of the UTMB Dermatology Department!

Ms. Betty Head is the UTMB Department of Dermatology employee who has been with our department longer than anyone else. You are invited to listen to her re-collection of the Department’s history when she gives a lecture in the UTMB Dermatology 5th floor conference room at 10 am on Friday, July 21st.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Dr. Ashley Group Interviewed

UTMB Dermatology Assistant Dr. Ashley Group was interviewed for Valerie Well’s article about sunscreens in the Sunday, July 9, 2017 edition of the Galveston Daily News (“Dermatologist: Chemical sunscreens don’t cause cancer,” page A3). Dr. Group encouraged readers not to tan: “A suntan is just evidence your skin is damaged by the sun. Pasty is the new tan.”

Friday, July 07, 2017

UTMB MS2 Presents Dermatology Research at 2017 MSSRP

Congratulations to UTMB MS2 Mai-Anh Vu for her dermatology poster ("Rose Bengal Dye Reduces Collagen Expression in Post-burn Hypertrophic Scar Fibroblasts In Vitro")  at the 2017 MSSRP.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Will Artificial Intelligence Disrupt Dermatology?

The July 3, 2017 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek briefly discusses (1 page) this issue. While it is difficult to believe that “The developer, who has no background in dermatology…” has developed an AI algorithm that is a good at diagnosing skin cancer “…as accurately as a group of 21 certified dermatologists,” the writer concludes that dermatologists are still needed because 5 million US skin cancers require treatment by 12,000 US dermatologists.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Dr. Brent Kelly Appointed UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship Director

The UTMB DIG congratulates Dr. Brent Kelly on his new appointment as the UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship Program Director beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Ramon Sanchez, the former fellowship director, will continue as the Associate Program Director.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 7/6/17

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, July 6th) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:
When: Thursday, July 6th, 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Volunteer link: http://ift.tt/25Hmbgd

Monday, July 03, 2017

UTMB Dermatology Welcomes New Dermatopathology Fellow

Please welcome Dr. Chunhui Yi to the UTMB Dermatopathology Service for her 2017-2018 Dermatopathology Fellowship! She will overlap with Dr. Janice Wilson this July, while Dr. Wilson completes her UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship.

Friday, June 23, 2017

UTMB MS3 Publishes Case Report

Congratulations to UTMB MS3 Josh Hays on his recent publication, “Delayed Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Lip: The Possible Role of Incidental Multinucleated Foreign Body Giant Cells” in Case Reports in Dermatology 2017;9:50–54 (Karger), a peer-reviewed open access online medical journal. His UTMB co-authors were Drs. Helen Malone (Mohs Fellow), Will Tausend (PGY3 Dermatology Resident), Brandon Goodwin (Dermatology and Dermatopathology Faculty), and Richard Wagner (Dermatology Residency and Mohs Fellowship Program Director). This article is available at https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/477455

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dr. C. Helen Malone Completes UTMB Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs) Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Malone! UTMB DIG members really appreciated your teaching and collaboration on our multiple research projects this academic year with you. Pictured with Dr. Malone (from left to right) are Dr. Richard Wagner (Fellowship Director) and the other two Mohs Fellowship Faculty, Drs. David Raimer and Aaron Joseph. Dr. Malone will begin the private practice of Mohs Surgery in Katy, Texas following program completion in June 2017. The new UTMB Mohs Fellowship is unique because it provides comprehensive fellowship training in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology in a setting that is a true blend of academic Mohs surgery in a University setting and private practice Mohs.

Congratulations to UTMB’s Two Graduating Dermatopathology Fellows!

The UTMB DIG wishes Drs. Janice Wilson (left) and Rebecca Philips (right) every success in their professional careers. Thanks for all of the encouragement and teaching!


Congratulations to UTMB Graduating PGY4 Dermatology Residents!

The UTMB DIG wishes you every success in your professional careers!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

2017 UTMB Dermatology MS4 Graduation Awards

History of Dermatology Award: Paulyann Maclayton  (“History of Skin-Lightening: Past to Present”)

Best Original Essay for “Skin Diseases Depicted in Cinema”: Ahmed Chatila (“The Balding Athlete”)

Thomas W. Freese Memorial Award for Excellence in Dermatology: Seena Monjazeb

Edgar B. Smith Endowed Scholarship in Dermatology: Kristyna Gleghorn


Left to right: Ahmed Chatila, Kristyna Gleghorn, Seena Monjazeb, and Paulyann Maclayton

UTMB DIG Presents Annual 2016-2017 Dermatology Resident and Faculty Teaching Awards

Resident Teaching Award: Dr. Alison Lowe

Faculty Teaching Award: Dr. Brent Kelly

(left to right): Dr. Brent Kelly, MS4 Kristyna Gleghorn (2016-2017 UTMB DIG President), Dr. Alison Lowe

Dr. Emily Grimshaw Recognized for Best UTMB PGY4 Dermatology Research

The UTMB dermatology faculty vote annually to recognize the best dermatology resident research over the 3 year training program. Both quality and quantity of the research is considered, as well as presentations at meetings and publication. This year Dr. Emily Grimshaw was recognized. Congratulations to Dr. Grimshaw for her excellent dermatology research!

UTMB Dermatology Residents Present Annual 2016-2017 Faculty Teaching Awards

UTMB Faculty: Dr. Sharon Raimer

Community Dermatologist: Dr. Ramon Sanchez

Thursday, June 01, 2017

UTMB Dermatology Resident to Serve on UTMB GME House Staff Subcommittee

Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama will serve with the UTMB Chief Resident Officers as a Member-at-Large. Her duties for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year include attendance at the GME Chief Resident/HOA Subcommittee meetings.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 6/1/17

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, June 1st) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:
When: Thursday, June 1st, 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Longer Dermatology Wait Times for New Patients Reported

Dermatology Times (May 2017, page 14) is reporting that new dermatology patients are waiting 3.5 days longer to see a dermatologist than they did three years ago. In large cities, the average wait time to see a dermatologist for new patients is 32.3 days. In midsize cities, new patients wait an average of 35.1 days to see a dermatologist. This finding could represent a growing shortage of dermatologists.

Yes, the Interview Really Counts!

For those applicants who remain skeptical about the value of the dermatology residency interview in the NRMP, a newly published letter in Dermatology Online Journal is very informative (Kamangar F, et al, “The residency interview is still paramount: results of a retrospective cohort study on concordance of dermatology residency applicant evaluators and influence of the applicant interview,” http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7rf0x11c ). The authors concluded that, “The final rank list submitted to the NRMP had a stronger correlation with interview scores than with application scores (P-value < 0.0001), which signify the importance of applicant performance during the interview. "

Will interview coaching become the next big thing for dermatology applicants?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UTMB Dermatopathology Research On Cover of May 2017 Journal of Cutaneous Pathology

Congratulations to Dr. Janice Wilson, UTMB MS4 Kristyna Gleghorn, and Dr. Brent Kelly, for their new publication, “Cryptococcoid Sweet’s syndrome: Two reports of Sweet’s Syndrome mimicking cutaneous cryptococcosis” that appeared in the May 2017 issue of Journal of Cutaneous Pathology . Dr. Wilson is currently a UTMB dermatopathology fellow who has accepted a full time UTMB dermatology faculty position following fellowship completion. Ms. Gleghorn is the former UTMB DIG president who will return to Galveston to begin dermatology residency in July 2018. Dr. Brent Kelly is the Director of the Dermatopathology Service at UTMB.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DIG members present at National Student Research Forum

This past April 20th and 21st, several DIG members attended the annual NSRF meeting in Galveston, Texas. Eduardo Rodriguez's (MS3) poster on "Acquired Ichthyosis Secondary to Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis" won the best award for "Best Presentation in Dermatology". There were many students presenting their research at the conference including: 
 
  1. Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis in the Setting of an Acute hepatitis A Viral Infection in a Child. Tara Akunna
  2. Understanding Ultraviolet Radiation Dorsal Foot Injury at the Beach. Timothy Allen
  3. Delayed Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Lip: The Possible Role of Incidental Multinucleated Foreign Body Giant Cells. Joshua Hays
  4. A Case of Primary Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Presenting with Bowel Infarction Secondary to Superior Mesenteric Artery Embolism. Eduardo Rodriguez
  5. Acquired Ichthyosis Secondary to Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez (MS3) winning his award for "Best Presentation in Dermatology"

Tara Akunna (MS3) with her poster


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

2018 UTMB Dermatology Applicant Interview Dates Announced

UTMB MS4 and other internal applicants: Friday morning, January 19, 2018

Outside applicants: Thursday morning February 1 and Friday morning February 2, 2018

Monday, May 08, 2017

UTMB Dermatology Residents and Faculty Rate Program Highly

The 2017 anonymous resident and faculty survey conducted earlier this year by the ACGME has been released, and once again the UTMB Dermatology Residency Program received high ratings. This is the second year in a row where there were no citations were issued. All surveyed residents and faculty rated their “overall evaluation of the program” as “very positive.”

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Update from Texas Dermatologic Society 2017 Annual Spring Meeting

UTMB dermatology faculty, residents, and medical students attended the spring TDS meeting in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend. UTMB had an impressive number of posters accepted for presentation at the conference: 

 
  1. Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Case of Cutaneous Involvement with Subsequent Transformation. Tara Akunna, Emily Grimshaw, Janice Wilson, Brent Kelly
  2. A 60 year old male with a leg rash and leg pain. Timothy Allen, Chinelo Ikpeama, Brandon Goodwin
  3. A 39 year old female inmate with a dark facial rash. Morgan Arnold, Chinelo Ikpeama, Michael Wilkerson
  4. Aplasia Cutis Congenita with Transverse Terminal Limb Defects (Adams-Oliver Syndrome): A Case Report. Vlad Codrea, Saied Montazari, Michael Wilkerson
  5. A Case of Old World Leishmaniasis in the New World. Benjamin Falck, Lindy Skye Ross, Erica Kelly
  6. Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris with Rituximab: A Review of Eleven Cases. Emily Grimshaw, Anna Buteau, Andrew DeCrescenzo, Michael Wilkerson
  7. Delayed Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Lip; The Possible Role of Incidental Multinucleated Foreign Body Giant Cells. Joshua Hays, C. Helen Malone, William Tausend, Brandon Goodwin, Richard F. Wagner Jr.
  8. Dermatology Services in a Medically Indigent Population: A Comparison of Patient Demographics in a Student- Run Free Clinic versus a Tertiary Referral Center. Paige Hoyer, Elizabeth Schepp, Ashley Group.
  9. The Clinicopathologic Dilemma of a Fully Regressed Melanoma: A Case of Tumoral Melanosis. Seena Monjazeb, EMily Grimshaw, Sharon Raimer
  10. Acquired Ichthyosis Secondary to Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. Eduardo Rodriguez, Chinelo Ikpeama, Michael Wilkerson
  11. Progressive Tightening of Pulley Sutures for Primary Repair of Large Scalp Wounds. Lindy Ross, Benjamin Falck, Jillian McLaughlin, Helen Malone, Richard F. Wagner Jr.
  12. Geometric Facial Erosions in a Newborn: A Case of MiDAS Syndrome. Shelby Stribling, Lindy Ross, Brent Kelly, Sharon Raimer
  13. Relapsing Polychondritis: A Unique Presentation. William Tausend, Paige Hoyer, Keith Wagner, Brandon Goodwin, Brent Kelly
  14. Histologically aggressive basal cell carcinomas are more common on the ear and nose. Jay Truitt, Alison Lowe, Rebecca Phillips, Janice Wilson, Brent Kelly
Timothy Allen MS3
Paige Hoyer MS3
Tara Akunna MS3

Eduardo Rodriguez MS3

Joshua Hays MS3




New Dermatology Conference Room Opens

UTMB Dermatology now has a new conference room located at McCullough Bldg (5.120). It was fitting that its first official use is scheduled for the 2017 PGY4 dermatology resident presentations of their required dermatology scholarly projects. This conference room is larger than the previous one, and has more seating capacity for students, residents, and faculty (25 chairs).

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

UTMB MS4 Kristyna Gleghorn Awarded Magna Cum Laude Research Graduation Honors

UTMB MS4 Kristyna Gleghorn (SOM Class of 2017) successfully defended her dermatology research thesis, “Severe Cutaneous Drug Reactions, such as Steven-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, in Pediatric Patients with an Emphasis on Recently Approved Medications,” to her ad hoc thesis committee on Monday, April 24, 2017. Her ad hoc committee was composed of dermatology faculty, Dr. Brent Kelly (thesis advisor), and Drs. Janice Wilson and Richard Wagner. The University Committee awarded Ms. Gleghorn Magna Cum Laude Research Graduation Honors. Congratulations to Ms. Gleghorn on this wonderful research accomplishment!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Dr. Erica Kelly Receives UTMB “Shout Out”

A patient recently wrote, “I’ve had many dermatologist in my past. Dr. Erica Kelly is the best! She listens, she cares!”  The anonymous comment was published in UTMB’s April 2017 newsletter, Friday Focus (page 8). Congratulations to Dr. E. Kelly!

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 5/4/17

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, May 4th, 2017) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:

When: Thursday, May 4th, 5:30 - 8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550
Volunteer link: http://www.stvsc.org/index.php/students/