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Past Editors: Elise Weisert, 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, October 29, 2004

2004 Interview Roster for UTMB students

Cook County Hospital
East Carolina
Geisinger Health System
Louisiana State University
Medical College of Georgia
Mount Sinai
Scott and White Texas A&M
Texas Tech
University of Arkansas
University of Cincinnati
University of Chicago
University of Miami
University of New Mexico
University of Oklahoma
University of Tennessee
Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch
University of Texas at Houston
University of Virginia
Wake Forest

Sunday, October 24, 2004

66th SID Annual Meeting

May 4-7, 2005
St. Louis, MO

The SID Abstract Submission website is now open!

Submission begins October 18, 2004 at 9:00 AM ET
Submission ends January 18, 2005 at 11:59 PM ET
Clinical Trials Submission ends February 14, 2005 at 11:59 PM ET

Monday, October 18, 2004



November 1…….Members
November 15…..Residents, Research Fellows, and Medical Students
November 22…..Non-Members, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Office Staff/Registered Nurses

ONLINE ACCESS at www.aad.org
Beginning 8:30 A.M. (CST)
Monday, November 1

AAD 63rd Annual Meeting
February 18-22, 2005
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – New Orleans, LA

Program books (including registration and housing information) are being sent out the week of October 18.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Honors Research Proposal Guidelines

A research proposal
The proposal must be typewritten, 5 to 10 pages in length, single-spaced, including an appropriate bibliography. The general outline and style of an NIH research grant application should be utilized with the following sections, in order:

a. specific aims/objectives of the project (what is to be done; hypothesis to be

b. significance, rationale and background of the project (why the proposed work is important)

c. preliminary data and/or relevant experience of the applicant (this is a feasible project for which you have or can acquire the skills and knowledge to perform)

d. experimental design and methods to be utilized to meet the goals of the project(A description of the protocols to be used and how they will answer your aims. How many experiments? How will you validate your results? How reliable are they? Are there pitfalls, problems, alternative explanations or conclusions? Is the amount of experimental work realistic for the time you have available?); and

e. bibliography.

For more information on Honors Program Guidelines and Operating Policies download the UTMB SOM curriculum PDF (the Honors program information is on pg 13-14.)

Friday, October 08, 2004

President 2005-2006

I would like to announce next year's president of the Dermatology Interest Group at UTMB: Jennifer Pike.

Jennifer has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Student Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics during her second year and currently serves as the Vice President of the Pathology Student Society. She is very excited to be the president of the interest group in the field she is has the greatest passion for: Dermatology.

Monday, October 04, 2004

NSRF deadline is November 1st

Just a reminder that the NSRF deadline for abstracts is November 1st 2004. The forum will be held on April 28-29, 2005.

Some links: