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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

DIG Meeting

When: March 30, 2005 4-5 PM
Where: Dermatology Conference Room 4.112 McCullough
4:00-4:30 Q&A session with matched and unmatched 4th year medical students
4:30-5:00 Dates and Plans for Upcoming Community Service Projects

Monday, March 21, 2005

Class of 2006 UTMB Honors Program in Dermatology

Chad Crim
Project Title: “A Histopathologic Review Comparing Seborrheic Keratoses Excised by Dermatologists vs. Nondermatologists”
Dermatology Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Wagner

Emily Fridlington
Project Title: “Soft Tissue Vibrio Infections”
Dermatology Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erica Kelly

Joslyn Witherspoon
Project Title: “Public Health Efforts in the Prevention of Lip Cancer: Improving Awareness and Promoting Lip Protection Behavior”
Dermatology Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Wagner

Friday, March 18, 2005

Honors Thesis Results!

Congratulations to Jennifer Ray who was awarded Cum Laude graduation honors this afternoon by the Honors Program for Investigating the Role of Alcohol Consumption on Increased Phototoxicity!

Congratulations to those matched at UTMB!

Pedi Derm Cameron Coury--UT Houston
Josh Dimmick--UT Houston
Julie Sracic--UTMB

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Congratulations to the Matches of 2005!

4th year medical students from UTMB that matched:

Amy McClung--Baylor
Jennifer Ray--Mayo Rochester
Jamie Strahan--University of Colorado

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

DIG at UTMB Skin Cancer Screening

UTMB will be offering its annual free skin cancer screening.

When: Saturday, May 7th, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:Family HealthCare Center (3828 Avenue N)
Who: In the past UTMB medical students have volunteered to help residents and faculty screen for skin cancer

Future medical student involvement at the AAD

For next year’s American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, DIGA would
like to have more medical student involvement in the symposia and
forums. In order to support the idea that medical students are in fact
interested in being involved in the AAD, DIGA would like to include a list
of names of medical students.

Please send an email to Priya Rajendran prajendr@itsa.ucsf.edu , if you give permission to include your name (Please include your full name and
medical school).

Friday, March 11, 2005

Honors Thesis Results!

Congratulations to Amy Ayres McClung who was awarded Summa Cum Laude graduation honors this afternoon by the Honors Program for Behavioral Disorders in Tanners!

Monday, March 07, 2005

Article on Medical Student Research

Wagner RF Jr, Ioffe Boris. Medical student dermatology research in the United States. Dermatology Online Journal 11(1):8, 2005.

Dr. Wagner's article addresses the development of academic resesarch to encourage dermatology trainees into academic practice in the United States. His survey showed that first- and second-year medical students participated in research, but participation significantly increased during the third and fourth years. Institutional funding of medical-student research appears to be of critical importance with regard to the ability of medical students to present their research findings at meetings.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Galveston County Health Fair

We are scheduled to participate in the Galveston County Health Fair, Saturday, March 5th 2005, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be teaching about sun safety and skin cancer. Hope to see you there!

Location: Academy Sports & Outdoors (Seawall and 45th Street), Galveston. The fair will take place in a tented area of the parking lot.

Parking: Available on site.

Exhibitor Check-in: Exhibitor check-in will open at 7:30 a.m. Please look for the designated table at the entrance of the fair to receive your table/location assignment.

Set-up: All exhibitors must be set up by 8:30 a.m.

Tear-down: All materials must be removed by 2 p.m.

Specifications: (1) 6-foot covered and skirted table and 2 chairs will be provided

Attire: Comfortable, professional, weather-appropriate attire. UTMB representatives should wear department/program shirts or general UTMB shirt.

Honors Thesis Presentation Announcement

Honors Thesis Presentation on Investigating the Role of Alcohol Consumption on Increased Phototoxicity.
Who: Presented by Jennifer Ray, MSIV
When: 3/18/05 3:00 to 5:00pm
Where: 4.112 McCullough (Dermatology Conference Room)