Editors



Current Editors: Elise Weisert and Michael Phan

(Please email editors if there is blog-worthy news that you would like to see shared)

Past Editors: Michael Ryan, Keith Wagner, Tim Allen, 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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

UTMB Dermatology Resident Receives eGEM Recognition

The UTMB eGem (“Going the Extra Mile,” https://www.utmb.edu/gem/ program recognizes UTMB employees, students and volunteers for professional behavior and excellent patient care. One recent patient wrote, “Dr. Tausend took the time to personally call me and give me my bx results the normal 8 to 5 hours. It was a great feeling to have a personal touch to my care instead of only getting an update via MyChart. Dr. Tausend was wonderful during my clinic appointment answering my questions. He's wonderful asset to the derm depart. and we are lucky to have a Resident that cares as he does.” Congratulations Dr. Tausend! Nominations for eGEM awards can be made at https://www.utmb.edu/gem/SendGEM

New Dermatology Journal Publishes Two Articles from UTMB Dermatology

A new peer-reviewed, open access, quarterly dermatology journal, Skin: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine (http://jofskin.org/index.php/skin), has published two articles from the UTMB Department of Dermatology in its first issue. Dr. M. Wilkerson, Professor, Dermatology supervised the medical student (first author) and two UTMB dermatology residents who co-authored these reports. The full articles are available at the journal website:

A Rare Transition from Pemphigus Vulgaris to Pemphigus Foliaceus Following Rituximab Therapy Confirmed by Antidesmoglein ELISA
Samuel P Haslam, Katelyn F Woolridge, Michael G Wilkerson

Penile Mondor's Disease: Two Rare Cases
Samuel P. Haslam, Chinelo Ikpeama, Michael G. Wilkerson

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UTMB MS2 Scheduled to Present Dermatology Research Honors Thesis

Please join UTMB MS2 Michael Ryan when he presents his UTMB Dermatology Research Honors Thesis, “Dermatologic Depictions in Animated Movies,” on Thursday October 5, 2017 in the 4th floor dermatology conference room (4.130 McCullough Bldg) at 5 pm. Mr. Ryan’s committee members are Drs. Peek, R. Wagner (faculty advisor), B. Kelly, and J. Wilson. UTMB DIG members with an interest in participating in the UTMB Research Honors Program should attend this presentation to find out more about this research opportunity. UTMB MS3s who are interested in participating should be aware that the thesis proposal deadline December 31, 2017. If the thesis proposal is approved, it meets the BSHS graduation writing requirement.

Monday, July 24, 2017

UTMB Dermatology to Provide Rotation for UTMB Family Medicine Residents

Starting this week, UTMB Dermatology will initiate a new clinical elective for UTMB Family Medicine residents. Family Medicine residents will be able to take this elective during their PGY2 and PGY3 year. UTMB Dermatology already has established rotations for UTMB Internal Medicine residents and for PGY3 Plastic Surgery residents (Mohs rotation). Dr. Brent Kelly coordinates the Family Medicine and the Internal Medicine residents, and Dr. Richard Wagner supervises the Plastic Surgery residents. The Family Medicine residents, like the Internal Medicine and Plastic Surgery residents, will be able to see patients in the dermatology clinics and write notes in EPIC, all under dermatology faculty supervision.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of the UTMB Dermatology Department!

Ms. Betty Head is the UTMB Department of Dermatology employee who has been with our department longer than anyone else. You are invited to listen to her re-collection of the Department’s history when she gives a lecture in the UTMB Dermatology 5th floor conference room at 10 am on Friday, July 21st.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Dr. Ashley Group Interviewed

UTMB Dermatology Assistant Dr. Ashley Group was interviewed for Valerie Well’s article about sunscreens in the Sunday, July 9, 2017 edition of the Galveston Daily News (“Dermatologist: Chemical sunscreens don’t cause cancer,” page A3). Dr. Group encouraged readers not to tan: “A suntan is just evidence your skin is damaged by the sun. Pasty is the new tan.”

Friday, July 07, 2017

UTMB MS2 Presents Dermatology Research at 2017 MSSRP

Congratulations to UTMB MS2 Mai-Anh Vu for her dermatology poster ("Rose Bengal Dye Reduces Collagen Expression in Post-burn Hypertrophic Scar Fibroblasts In Vitro")  at the 2017 MSSRP.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Will Artificial Intelligence Disrupt Dermatology?

The July 3, 2017 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek briefly discusses (1 page) this issue. While it is difficult to believe that “The developer, who has no background in dermatology…” has developed an AI algorithm that is a good at diagnosing skin cancer “…as accurately as a group of 21 certified dermatologists,” the writer concludes that dermatologists are still needed because 5 million US skin cancers require treatment by 12,000 US dermatologists.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Dr. Brent Kelly Appointed UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship Director

The UTMB DIG congratulates Dr. Brent Kelly on his new appointment as the UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship Program Director beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Ramon Sanchez, the former fellowship director, will continue as the Associate Program Director.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Dermatology Night At St. Vincent's on 7/6/17

Join UTMB Dermatology residents and faculty for the upcoming dermatology night (Thursday, July 6th) at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot:
When: Thursday, July 6th, 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Volunteer link: http://ift.tt/25Hmbgd

Monday, July 03, 2017

UTMB Dermatology Welcomes New Dermatopathology Fellow

Please welcome Dr. Chunhui Yi to the UTMB Dermatopathology Service for her 2017-2018 Dermatopathology Fellowship! She will overlap with Dr. Janice Wilson this July, while Dr. Wilson completes her UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship.