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, August 31, 2016

UTMB House Staff Orientation Dates for 2017 Announced

In 2017, UTMB will hold its orientation for incoming house staff on June 26-29th. UTMB begins paying salary and benefits starting on the first day of orientation! Incoming house staff from outside institutions should plan on being at UTMB on these dates by planning vacation or terminal leave from their previous institutions.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Stay Shady" is Looking for Volunteers for September 2nd

The UTMB DIG is looking for volunteers to present our sun protection presentation, "Stay Shady!," to the students at Holy Family Catholic School in Galveston, TX“Stay Shady!” is an interactive presentation aimed to teach elementary and middle school children about sun safety.

When: Friday, September 2nd, at 10:00 A.M.
Where: 2601 Ursuline Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
 
This is fun teaching experience and a great way to get involved with DIG! Interested in participating? Please email Tara Akunna (taakunna@utmb.edu), Barrett Riddle (bcriddle@UTMB.EDU), or Keith Wagner (kedwagne@UTMB.EDU) if you would like to volunteer! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 9/1/16

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, September 1st, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:

When: Thursday, September 1st, 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/

Sunday, August 28, 2016

"Stay Shady" is Looking for Volunteers for September 19th

The UTMB DIG is looking for volunteers to present our sun protection presentation, "Stay Shady!," to the students at Satori Elementary School in Galveston, TX“Stay Shady!” is an interactive presentation aimed to teach elementary and middle school children about sun safety.

When: Monday, September 19, at 2:30 P.M.
Where: Satori Elementary School2503 Sealy St, Galveston, TX 77550
 
This is fun teaching experience and a great way to get involved with DIG! Interested in participating? Please email Tara Akunna (taakunna@utmb.edu), Barrett Riddle (bcriddle@UTMB.EDU), or Keith Wagner (kedwagne@UTMB.EDU) if you would like to volunteer! 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Join UTMB DIG in a "Walk to Cure Psoriasis" Sunday, October 2nd

The UTMB Dermatology Interest Group is participating in the annual National Psoriasis Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Psoriasis” on to take place on Sunday October 2 at Discovery Green in Houston

If you are interested in participating in the walk or donating to our goal:

1. Go to:  http://npf.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7056
2. Click “Join Our Team” to join the UTMB DIG group and walk with us!

3. Click “Support Us” to donate and select or enter a donation amount to make your donation to the UTMB DIG group.


Here are the details of the walk:


Where: Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Check-In: 8:00AM

Walk Begins: 9:00AM



If you have any additional questions, contact Seena Monjazeb (semonjaz@utmb.edu) with any questions. 

Sunday, August 07, 2016

2016 Welcome Weekend and Plazapalooza Information and Sign-up

Hey everyone,

We have some new information for y'all for Welcome Weekend and Plazapalooza! We are asking for 2 members to volunteer each shift at both events please! (2 volunteer shifts for Welcome Weekend and 3 shifts for Plazapalooza).Free food will be provided for those at Welcome weekend and free shirts for those at Plazapalooza!

If you have any questions about either events, please contact Tim Allen (tirallen2@utmb.edu) or Paige Hoyer (pehoyer@utmb.edu)

1. Welcome Weekend
- Date: Saturday, 8/20 from 10am to 1230pm
- Location: Moody Gardens Convention Center
- Set up begins at 9am
- We will be getting a half table (3'x3') for free. Tim will be getting candy to give out to the new students who are interested
- The first session will be 10-11:15 and the second will be from 11:15-12:30
- There will be free breakfast and lunch for those who volunteer

2. Plazapalooza
- Date is 8/23 (Tuesday) from 5-8pm
- Location will be Old Red Plaza
- Set up begins at 3:30pm
- Our game will be Duck Pond (http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server4100/sjl48p9/product_images/uploaded_images/duck-pond-traditional-carnival-booth3.jpg?t=1465063670). If a student guesses the correct number on the bottom, they will win a ticket. More information will be provided by SGA as well.
- We will also be getting a table for the event to have the game and 2 T-shirts for volunteers (1M and 1L)

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 8/4/16

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, August 4th, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:

When: Thursday, August 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/

Monday, August 01, 2016

New Dermatology Clinic Director Initiates Quarterly Employee Recognition Plan

The UTMB Dermatology Clinic has been recognized in the past as one of the best outpatient clinics at UTMB. Dr. Ashley Group, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and the new Dermatology Clinic Director, has created a quarterly employee recognition plan for dermatology nurses, medical assistants, and front desk employees at our Galveston and Bay Colony League City locations for their wonderful work. Anyone working in the dermatology clinics is able to make nominations to Dr. Group. The first two dermatology clinic employees selected for recognition will be named in October 2016.