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, May 29, 2017

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 6/1/17

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, June 1st) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:
When: Thursday, June 1st, 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Longer Dermatology Wait Times for New Patients Reported

Dermatology Times (May 2017, page 14) is reporting that new dermatology patients are waiting 3.5 days longer to see a dermatologist than they did three years ago. In large cities, the average wait time to see a dermatologist for new patients is 32.3 days. In midsize cities, new patients wait an average of 35.1 days to see a dermatologist. This finding could represent a growing shortage of dermatologists.

Yes, the Interview Really Counts!

For those applicants who remain skeptical about the value of the dermatology residency interview in the NRMP, a newly published letter in Dermatology Online Journal is very informative (Kamangar F, et al, “The residency interview is still paramount: results of a retrospective cohort study on concordance of dermatology residency applicant evaluators and influence of the applicant interview,” http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7rf0x11c ). The authors concluded that, “The final rank list submitted to the NRMP had a stronger correlation with interview scores than with application scores (P-value < 0.0001), which signify the importance of applicant performance during the interview. "

Will interview coaching become the next big thing for dermatology applicants?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UTMB Dermatopathology Research On Cover of May 2017 Journal of Cutaneous Pathology

Congratulations to Dr. Janice Wilson, UTMB MS4 Kristyna Gleghorn, and Dr. Brent Kelly, for their new publication, “Cryptococcoid Sweet’s syndrome: Two reports of Sweet’s Syndrome mimicking cutaneous cryptococcosis” that appeared in the May 2017 issue of Journal of Cutaneous Pathology . Dr. Wilson is currently a UTMB dermatopathology fellow who has accepted a full time UTMB dermatology faculty position following fellowship completion. Ms. Gleghorn is the former UTMB DIG president who will return to Galveston to begin dermatology residency in July 2018. Dr. Brent Kelly is the Director of the Dermatopathology Service at UTMB.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DIG members present at National Student Research Forum

This past April 20th and 21st, several DIG members attended the annual NSRF meeting in Galveston, Texas. Eduardo Rodriguez's (MS3) poster on "Acquired Ichthyosis Secondary to Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis" won the best award for "Best Presentation in Dermatology". There were many students presenting their research at the conference including: 
 
  1. Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis in the Setting of an Acute hepatitis A Viral Infection in a Child. Tara Akunna
  2. Understanding Ultraviolet Radiation Dorsal Foot Injury at the Beach. Timothy Allen
  3. Delayed Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Lip: The Possible Role of Incidental Multinucleated Foreign Body Giant Cells. Joshua Hays
  4. A Case of Primary Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Presenting with Bowel Infarction Secondary to Superior Mesenteric Artery Embolism. Eduardo Rodriguez
  5. Acquired Ichthyosis Secondary to Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez (MS3) winning his award for "Best Presentation in Dermatology"

Tara Akunna (MS3) with her poster


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

2018 UTMB Dermatology Applicant Interview Dates Announced

UTMB MS4 and other internal applicants: Friday morning, January 19, 2018

Outside applicants: Thursday morning February 1 and Friday morning February 2, 2018

Monday, May 08, 2017

UTMB Dermatology Residents and Faculty Rate Program Highly

The 2017 anonymous resident and faculty survey conducted earlier this year by the ACGME has been released, and once again the UTMB Dermatology Residency Program received high ratings. This is the second year in a row where there were no citations were issued. All surveyed residents and faculty rated their “overall evaluation of the program” as “very positive.”

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Update from Texas Dermatologic Society 2017 Annual Spring Meeting

UTMB dermatology faculty, residents, and medical students attended the spring TDS meeting in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend. UTMB had an impressive number of posters accepted for presentation at the conference: 

 
  1. Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Case of Cutaneous Involvement with Subsequent Transformation. Tara Akunna, Emily Grimshaw, Janice Wilson, Brent Kelly
  2. A 60 year old male with a leg rash and leg pain. Timothy Allen, Chinelo Ikpeama, Brandon Goodwin
  3. A 39 year old female inmate with a dark facial rash. Morgan Arnold, Chinelo Ikpeama, Michael Wilkerson
  4. Aplasia Cutis Congenita with Transverse Terminal Limb Defects (Adams-Oliver Syndrome): A Case Report. Vlad Codrea, Saied Montazari, Michael Wilkerson
  5. A Case of Old World Leishmaniasis in the New World. Benjamin Falck, Lindy Skye Ross, Erica Kelly
  6. Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris with Rituximab: A Review of Eleven Cases. Emily Grimshaw, Anna Buteau, Andrew DeCrescenzo, Michael Wilkerson
  7. Delayed Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Lip; The Possible Role of Incidental Multinucleated Foreign Body Giant Cells. Joshua Hays, C. Helen Malone, William Tausend, Brandon Goodwin, Richard F. Wagner Jr.
  8. Dermatology Services in a Medically Indigent Population: A Comparison of Patient Demographics in a Student- Run Free Clinic versus a Tertiary Referral Center. Paige Hoyer, Elizabeth Schepp, Ashley Group.
  9. The Clinicopathologic Dilemma of a Fully Regressed Melanoma: A Case of Tumoral Melanosis. Seena Monjazeb, EMily Grimshaw, Sharon Raimer
  10. Acquired Ichthyosis Secondary to Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. Eduardo Rodriguez, Chinelo Ikpeama, Michael Wilkerson
  11. Progressive Tightening of Pulley Sutures for Primary Repair of Large Scalp Wounds. Lindy Ross, Benjamin Falck, Jillian McLaughlin, Helen Malone, Richard F. Wagner Jr.
  12. Geometric Facial Erosions in a Newborn: A Case of MiDAS Syndrome. Shelby Stribling, Lindy Ross, Brent Kelly, Sharon Raimer
  13. Relapsing Polychondritis: A Unique Presentation. William Tausend, Paige Hoyer, Keith Wagner, Brandon Goodwin, Brent Kelly
  14. Histologically aggressive basal cell carcinomas are more common on the ear and nose. Jay Truitt, Alison Lowe, Rebecca Phillips, Janice Wilson, Brent Kelly
Timothy Allen MS3
Paige Hoyer MS3
Tara Akunna MS3

Eduardo Rodriguez MS3

Joshua Hays MS3




New Dermatology Conference Room Opens

UTMB Dermatology now has a new conference room located at McCullough Bldg (5.120). It was fitting that its first official use is scheduled for the 2017 PGY4 dermatology resident presentations of their required dermatology scholarly projects. This conference room is larger than the previous one, and has more seating capacity for students, residents, and faculty (25 chairs).

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

UTMB MS4 Kristyna Gleghorn Awarded Magna Cum Laude Research Graduation Honors

UTMB MS4 Kristyna Gleghorn (SOM Class of 2017) successfully defended her dermatology research thesis, “Severe Cutaneous Drug Reactions, such as Steven-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, in Pediatric Patients with an Emphasis on Recently Approved Medications,” to her ad hoc thesis committee on Monday, April 24, 2017. Her ad hoc committee was composed of dermatology faculty, Dr. Brent Kelly (thesis advisor), and Drs. Janice Wilson and Richard Wagner. The University Committee awarded Ms. Gleghorn Magna Cum Laude Research Graduation Honors. Congratulations to Ms. Gleghorn on this wonderful research accomplishment!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Dr. Erica Kelly Receives UTMB “Shout Out”

A patient recently wrote, “I’ve had many dermatologist in my past. Dr. Erica Kelly is the best! She listens, she cares!”  The anonymous comment was published in UTMB’s April 2017 newsletter, Friday Focus (page 8). Congratulations to Dr. E. Kelly!

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 5/4/17

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, May 4th, 2017) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:

When: Thursday, May 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/