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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008 UTMB DIG Meeting Summary

There was a good student showing at last night's UTMB DIG meeting, where Dr. Brent Kelly presented an interactive introduction to dermatopathology and inflammatory reaction patterns. After the presentation, members discussed the following upcoming service projects:

Miles for Melanoma Walk: Julie Cummings, MSIV, who is our Miles for Melanoma Service Chair, has been working on organizing this event. It is still in the planning stages, but it will most likely be held on Saturday, May 3, at the Fieldhouse track. We will announce when sign up sheets are available. We will be looking for volunteers to help advertise prior to the walk, and we encourage everyone to participate!

Sunburn and Skin Cancer Awareness Program/Sun Smart: In the past, the UTMB DIG has talked to area high schools, elementary schools, and Galveston County Beach Patrol about the risks of sun exposure and skin cancer. We plan to continue with these outreach efforts this spring. Alison Wiesenthal, MSII, was recently named the DIGA's National Community Service Director. She will be working with medical schools throughout the country to direct a project called Sun Smart. At our meeting last night, we discussed the idea of Alison working with our current Community Service Outreach Chair, Leslie Scroggins, MSIII, about combining/updating last year's Sunburn and Skin Cancer Awareness presentation to combine some of the ideas of Sun Smart.

Thank you to Dr. Kelly and all of the students who participated in last night's meeting.

Our next meeting will be held Monday, March 3. Please mark this off on your calendars! A formal announcement will be made closer to that time.