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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Period 4 Opening for UTMB’s Dermatology Acting Internship (AI)

A UTMB MS4 or visiting medical student may want to take advantage of an unusual opening in UTMB's Dermatology 4 week long AI (DERU-4006) for Period 4, which starts on Monday, September 19 through October 14. Additional information about this elective is available at http://ar.utmb.edu/04-05review/bdisplay.asp?rec=499. This new elective received accolades from 5 of our UTMB medical students during the last academic year, all of whom matched into a dermatology residency. For further information, please contact the UTMB Registrar.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Period 1 Opening for UTMB’s Dermatology Acting Internship (AI)

A UTMB MS4 or a visiting medical student may want to take advantage of an unusual opening in UTMB’s Dermatology AI (DERU-4006) for Period 1, which starts on Monday, June 27th. Additional information about this elective is available at http://ar.utmb.edu/04-05review/bdisplay.asp?rec=499 . This new elective received accolades from 5 of our UTMB medical students during the last academic year, all of whom matched into a dermatology residency. For further information, please contact the UTMB Registrar.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

2011 UTMB Dermatology PGY4s Graduate


Congratulations (from left to right) to Drs. Mika Yamazaki, David Raimer, John Stephens and Matt Petitt! Dr. Yamazaki will practice in Honolulu, Dr. Raimer will take a Procedural Dermatology Fellowship in Birmingham (UAB), Dr. Stephens will practice in Indianapolis, and Dr. Petitt will join a practice in Pasadena, TX that combines clinical dermatology with dermatopathology. Thanks for contributing so much to our dermatology program over the past three years! Y'all will be greatly missed!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Dr. John Stephens’ Championship Seasons at UTMB



Congratulations to Dr. John Stephens for his excellent year in UTMB Intramurals. He was on the championship teams in both the Basketball and Flag Football Intramural Leagues, with a combined record of 25-1. Prior to this year, Dr. Stephens had made it to the championship in Flag football the past two years and had won the Basketball Intramural League for the past two years. He earned varsity letters in two sports (football and baseball) while an undergraduate student at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Stephens will be returning to Indiana for private dermatology practice soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dr. Audra Clos Publishes JAAD Paper about Amyloidosis

Congratulations to Dr. Clos and her coauthors (Christian Lasagna-Reeves and Drs. Brent Kelly, Richard Wagner, Michael Wilkerson, George Jackson, and Rakez Kayed) for their JAAD paper, “Role of oligomers in the amyloidogenesis of primary cutaneous amyloidosis.” The citation for this research is doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2010.09.735 . Dr. Clos will begin dermatology residency at UTMB in July 2012 following a dermatology research fellowship at MD Anderson.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dr. Matt Petitt Recognized by UTMB Dermatology Faculty for Best Research by a PGY4 Dermatology Resident

Congratulations to Dr. Petitt! Thanks for all of the research support and expertise that you provided to DIG members during your dermatopathology fellowship and dermatology residency at UTMB.

Friday, June 03, 2011

UTMB SOM Class of 2011 MS4 Awards

Four UTMB MS4s were recognized for their academic excellence in dermatology at the weekly journal club. This year’s awardees were Brett Blakeway (Beiersdorf History of Dermatology Award), Auris Huen (Best Original Essay Award for Skin Diseases Depicted in Cinema Course), Michaela Marek (Thomas B. Freese Award for Overall Excellence in Dermatology, missing from photos), and Lindsey Hunter (Edgar B. Smith Endowed Scholarship Award for Excellent Dermatology Research by a Medical Student). Auris, Michaela, and Lindsey will begin dermatology residencies following completion of their PGY1 year. Brett will begin residency in anesthesiology at the University of Oklahoma. The SOM Class of 2011 will graduate on June 4, 2011. Congratulations!

Brett Blakeway and Auris Huen with Dr. Wagner

Lindsey Hunter with Dr. Raimer

UTMB’s Clinical Dermatology Elective DERU-4010

Dr. John Stephens gave a presentation of his scholarly project to the dermatology department this morning. Part of the presentation summarized the DERU-4010 Clinical Dermatology elective ( http://ar.utmb.edu/04-05review/bdisplay.asp?rec=339 ) under the direction of Dermatology Chair, Dr. Sharon Raimer. DERU-4010 is offered every Period at UTMB to 4 UTMB medical students, visiting medical students and/or UTMB PA students. The majority of students taking this elective were MS4s intending on primary care specialties. Students taking this elective received one faculty lecture and one resident lecture on dermatology topics each week of the elective. There was a 25 question multiple choice examination that reflected previously seen lecture slides and topics that the students had been exposed to during the rotation (mean score = 91%, range = 76-100%). Student comments about the elective were positive overall:

— “This was a great rotation to take for those going into internal medicine. Thank You!”
— “Great teaching by residents and faculty. Really appreciated Dr. Brent Kelly’s impromptu teaching sessions.”
— “Great rotation with a lot of teaching by residents and faculty. Learned a lot about common derm complaints that will benefit me later in practice.”
— “ I would like to see more cosmetic derm.”
— “I enjoyed being able to participate in journal club on Fridays. The lectures by faculty and residents were very helpful because they particularly focused on common dermatological problems.”
— “I enjoyed the lectures, most rotations don’t offer that.”
— “Everyone was incredibly nice and helpful. Great group of residents. Lots of opportunity for students to get involved and perform procedures.”
— “Rotation helped very much with basic pediatrics problems.”
— “ I enjoyed working with faculty and residents. I learned a great deal that will be helpful to me in internal medicine.”
— “I loved this rotation! I want to work (as a PA) in the ER for a couple of years and eventually work in derm!”