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.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Josh Dimmick, MD Publishes Research Study


Congratulations to Dr. Dimmick, a first year dermatology resident at UTMB, for his latest dermatology publication in the June 2007 issue of Cosmetic Dermatology, a peer-reviewed dermatology journal. His article is entitled "Barriers to UV Radiation Lip Protection" (Cosmetic Dermatology 20:363-366, 2007). The research was conducted while he was a visiting fourth year medical student from UT Houston Health Sciences Center taking an away dermatology research elective at UTMB. Dr. Dimmick's co-authors on this study are Mr. Tatuso Uchida (UTMB Office of Biostatistics) and Dr. Richard Wagner (UTMB Dermatology).

Thursday, June 21, 2007

DIG sighting at the UTMB annual Medical Student Summer Research Program poster session


First year medical student Navin Dhingra presented his preliminary survey results about medical student opportunities for dermatology electives at U.S. Medical Schools ("Educational Opportunities & Barriers for Medical Students Interested in Dermatology") at the UTMB annual Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) poster session. Dr. Richard Wagner supervised the project. Students participating in this program receive a stipend and elective academic credit for their research. Good job Navin!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunburn and Sun Safety Teaching Program - Recent Presentations

At the beginning of May, DIG members Julie Cummings, Ashley Group, and Navin Dhingra gave a presentation to the 6th Graders at Rosenberg Elementary School on sunburns and skin safety. The kids really enjoyed having us there and had great participation throughout the talk. We are looking forward to going back next year!

Yesterday (6/10/07), Ashley Group and Julie Cummings gave another presentation to the Galveston County Beach Patrol Lifeguards. Topics that were covered included the basics of skin anatomy and function, the effects of ultraviolet light on the skin - sunburns & tanning, as well as sun protection. We really enjoyed speaking to this group! They are essential to maintaining safety on our beaches during the summer months, but by doing so are exposed to excessive amounts of sun damage. They were very receptive to our recommendations of how to minimize their risks by protecting their skin. We are hoping to go back later this summer to talk to the Junior Lifeguards. If anyone is interested in coming along, please let Ashley know.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

2007 UTMB Dermatology and Dermatopathology Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates! Where are they all headed next year? Here are their plans:
Brent Kelly, MD: Dr. Kelly will become a full-time Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the UTMB and will serve as the the new Director of Dermatopathology.
Rebecca Kelso, MD: Dr. Kelso has accepted a full-time faculty appointment at UTMB. She will be an Assistant Professor of Dermatology.
Matt Petitt, DO: Dr. Petitt will be starting an internship at UTMB in the Department of Internal Medicine, prior to returning to the UTMB Dermatology Department to start his Dermatology Residency in July 2008.
Jason Weaver, MD: Dr. Weaver will be returning home to College Station, Texas to begin a dermatology private practice.
The UTMB DIG congratulates all of the new graduates and wishes you continued success in your careers!

2007 Dermatology Awards Announced

Awards to Senior Medical Students

Edgar B. Smith Endowed Scholarship Award for Excellent Dermatology Research by a Medical Student: Laura Speck

Thomas B. Freese Award for Overall Excellence in Dermatology: David Raimer


Awards to Senior Dermatology Residents

Medical Student Teaching Award for Excellent Dermatology Teaching by a Senior Resident: Jason Weaver, MD

Dermatology Faculty Award for Excellent Dermatology Research by a Senior Dermatology Resident: Becky Kelso, MD


Awards to Dermatology Faculty

Medical Student Teaching Award for Excellent Dermatology Teaching by Dermatology Faculty: Erica Kelly, MD

Dermatology Resident Award for Excellent Dermatology Faculty Teaching: Sharon Raimer, MD

Dermatology Resident Award for Excellent Dermatology Faculty Teaching by a Community Dermatologist: Bernard Gibson, MD

Friday, June 08, 2007

UTMB Students Recognize Excellent Senior Dermatology Resident and Faulty Teaching

DIG Co-President Ashley Group presented the 2007 annual resident and faculty awards for excellent dermatology teaching to Dr. Jason Weaver (resident award) and Dr. Erica Kelly (faculty award) at the Friday dermatology journal club. Each year UTMB medical students select a senior dermatology resident and a dermatology faculty for these teaching awards.

The UTMB DIG wants to thank all of our dermatology residents and faculty for developing such an excellent teaching and research program for medical students at our medical school.

Friday, June 01, 2007

2007 UTMB Senior Medical Students Receive Dermatology Graduation Awards


Dr. Richard Wagner presented the two annual departmental dermatology awards to Laura Speck and David Raimer at the Friday Dermatology Journal Club this week. UTMB Dermatology Faculty have selected the awardees every year since 1986 for the Freese Award and 2001 for the Smith Award.

Edgar B Smith Endowed Scholarship Award for Excellent Dermatology Research by a UTMB
Medical Student: Laura Speck

Thomas B. Freese Award for Overall Excellence in Dermatology by a UTMB Medical Student: David Raimer