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.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

UTMB Dermatology Conference Room Gets New Look

Medical students and other visitors to the UTMB Dermatology Conference Room will notice that all 10 ongoing departmental commemorative award plaques have now been grouped together on one wall. Five of the awards go annually to medical students (usually seniors):

The Awards are listed chronologically:

Thomas W. Freese, MD Memorial Endowment for Excellence in Dermatology (1986-present): Best overall senior UTMB dermatology student

Edgar B. Smith Endowed Scholarship in Dermatology (2001-present): Best dermatology research by a senior UTMB dermatology student

UTMB Honors Program in Dermatology Research (2001-present): Completion of formal dermatology research project at UTMB with graduation honors awarded

Beiersdorf History of Dermatology Award (2008-present): Best original essay about dermatology by a student taking DERU-4008 each academic year (History of Dermatology)

Best Original Essay for "Skin Diseases Depicted in Cinema" (2008-present): Best original essay by a student taking DERU-4051 (UTMB senior selective) or
DERU-4007 (elective) each academic year

Monday, June 09, 2008

Sun Safety Tips Article in Galveston County Daily News

Our very own Drs. Erica Kelly and Richard Wagner offer some important sun safety tips in an article from yesterday's Galveston County Daily News - you can check out the article here:

http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=892eb47b0a49a34d

Mark Ramirez, MD Receives Special Honor

Last week Dr. Mark Ramirez, a senior dermatology resident, was recognized by The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Dermatology for his 8 years of uninterrupted service at the annual UTMB free skin cancer screening clinics in Galveston. Dr. Ramirez attended his first skin cancer screening clinic while he was a first year medical student at UTMB. He participated in the UTMB skin cancer screening effort during all four years of medical school, and also found time to attend it during his busy year of internal medicine internship at UTMB. This year he made a special effort to return to Galveston from San Angelo, Texas, where he will be going into private practice next month. Perfect, Dr. Ramirez!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

2008 Annual Dermatology Department Resident and Faculty Awards Announced

The UTMB DIG congratulates the following awardees:

Awards to Senior Dermatology Residents

Medical Student Teaching Award for Excellent Dermatology Teaching by a Senior Resident: Anthony Perri, III, MD

Dermatology Faculty Award for Excellent Dermatology Research by a Senior Dermatology Resident: Mark Ramirez, MD

Awards to Dermatology Faculty

Medical Student Teaching Award for Excellent Dermatology Teaching by Dermatology Faculty: Bernard Gibson, MD

Dermatology Resident Award for Excellent Dermatology Faculty Teaching: Brent Kelly, MD

Dermatology Resident Award for Excellent Dermatology Faculty Teaching by a Community Dermatologist: Maria Colome, MD

2008 UTMB Graduating Dermatology Residents and Dermatopathology Fellows

The UTMB DIG congratulates the following graduates:

Dermatology

Andy Perri, MD (private practice, Conroe, Texas and Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Hair Transplantation Clinic, The University of Texas Medical Branch)

Mark Ramirez, MD (private practice, San Angelo, Texas)

Karan Sra, MD (private practice, Houston, Texas)


Dermatopathology

Ashley Allison, MD (private practice, Birmingham, Alabama)

Catherine McNeese, MD (private practice, Austin, Texas)


Pediatric Dermatology

Vicki Carr, MD (private practice, Tomball, Texas)

Friday, June 06, 2008

UTMB Dermatology Department Webpage has New Look

The UTMB Department of Dermatology has updated their webpage. It still has the same web address as the previous page:

http://www.utmb.edu/dermatology

Although it is currently under construction, it intends to serve medical students, dermatology residency applicants and patients seeking information about the Department. Our UTMB Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) has been linked to the new website under the section "Galveston Information."

Monday, June 02, 2008

2008 Annual Dermatology Department Medical Student Awards

The UTMB DIG congratulates the following 2008 awardees:


2008 Awards to Medical Students

Best Original Essay for "Skin Diseases Depicted in Cinema" course: Conner Chan ("Depiction of Skin Diseases in Film Genres")

Beiersdorf History of Dermatology Award: Heather Harris ("St. Anthony's Fire: A Historical Focus on Gangrenous Ergotism")

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

Thomas B. Freese Award for Overall Excellence in Dermatology: Ashley Group


UTMB Honors Research Program in Dermatology:

Julie Cummings: Magna Cum Laude ("The Positive Predictive Value of Biopsy Margins in Non-melanoma Skin Carcinomas")

Conner Chan: Magna Cum Laude ("Positive Margins in Surgical Excision of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers")


Good luck in your careers!

2008 Beiersdorf History of Dermatology Award Announced

Heather Harris was named the first recipient of the Beiersdorf History of Dermatology Award last week prior to graduation from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) last weekend. Her winning essay was entitled, "St. Anthony's Fire: A Historical Focus on Gangrenous Ergotism." This $500 award and plaque is sponsored by an educational grant from Beiersdorf Inc to the UTMB Department of Dermatology to stimulate medical student interest in the history of dermatology and to recognize excellent original historical research on this topic. To be eligible for this award, UTMB and visiting medical students must enroll in UTMB's 4-week elective DERU-4008 (History of Dermatology) and submit an original historical essay on a topic of their choice. Dr. Harris will take her internship at UT-Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, to be followed by an Emergency Medicine Residency at the same institution. Congratulations Dr. Harris!

First "Skin Diseases Depicted in Cinema" Essay Award Announced

Conner Chan received the first annual "Skin Diseases Depicted in Cinema" Essay Award for his original manuscript, "Depiction of Skin Diseases in Film Genres" prior to graduation from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) on Saturday, May 31, 2008. Dr. Chan's essay was selected from 45 essays submitted to
elective DERU-4007 and selective DERU-4051 during the 2007-2008 academic year at UTMB. Following internal medicine internship at UTMB, Dr. Chan will go to Louisiana State University in New Orleans for dermatology residency. He has continued to conduct research in this area of dermatology, and currently has an article in press at Clinics in Dermatology co-authored with Dr. Richard Wagner entitled, "Dermatology at the Movies."