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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Womens Dermatological Society: Medical Student Awareness Program

Work with a leading dermatologist and learn about this fascinating field of medicine...Grants of up to $2000 each will be awarded to qualifying medical students interested in learning more about dermatology by working with a leading dermatologist in private practice or at the university level.

Deadline date for 2006 awards is December 31, 2005

For more information, please visit Womens Dermatological Society: Medical Student Awareness Program.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Trivial Pursuit for Doters of Dermatology (Round 1)


What skin disease does this King have in the movie "Kingdom of Heaven?"

Reintroducing the Tzanck Smear

Brent Kelly, MD will present on the Tzanck smear tomorrow at noon. Everyone interested is invited. The talk should be very educational and interesting.

When: Noon 5/25/05

Where: Dermatology Conference Room 4.112 McCullough

Congratulations to UTMB Residents!

Two of our UTMB dermatology residents have won awards at the Texas Dermatological Society this year:

Fall Jason Weaver, MD (Poster), 2nd Place

Spring Brent Kelly, MD (Presentation), 2nd Place
Reintroducing the Tzanck Smear

Sunday, May 22, 2005

UTMB Dermpath course

UTMB will be having their annual Dermpath Course on 6/11 and 6/12/2005.
Students may attend for free, but they need to preregister with Amy Constantine.
Please email Amy (aeconsta@UTMB.EDU) if you wish to attend.

Recent Lectures

On 5/17/2005 Dr. Ted Rosen (Professor of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine) gave us a lecture about sarcoidosis.

On 5/18/2005 Dr. Jingwu Xie (Professor of Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UTMB Galveston) entititled “Glimpse at the hedgehog signaling in human cancer”

Dr. Xie
Jingwu Xie, PhD
Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Saturday, May 14, 2005

NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowships

The May 11, 2005 issue of JAMA (page 2298) has an announcement for NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowships. The first year is spent getting an MPH.

The contact information for the fellowship is: cpfpcoordinator@mail.nih.cov

Telephone: 301-496-8640

Online application: http://cancer.gov/prevention/pob

Congratulations to Molly Warthan, MD!

Congratulations to Molly Warthan, MD for her residency position appointment at Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk) to begin in 2006 following a 1 year fellowship there. She makes 5 UTMB graduates who will begin dermatology residency training in 2006!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Edgar B. Smith, MD 6/2/1932 to 5/12/2005

It is with deep sadness that we report that Dr. Edgar B. Smith passed away early Thursday morning, May 12, 2005 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Smith was the UTMB Dermatology Chair from 1978 until his retirement in 1999.

Saturday, May 14, 2005, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visitation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Saturday, May 14, 2005, evening Dr. Smith flown to Houston, Texas

Sunday, May 15, 2005, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Visitation at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Main Street, Houston(across from the Warwick Hotel)

Monday, May 16, 2005, (time to be determined by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church) Funeral Services at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Obituary notices will appear in The Houston Chronicle and The Daily News of Galveston.

Memorials may be sent to:

Edgar B. Smith, M.D., Professorship in Dermatology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Department of Dermatology
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0783

Please forward this information to any friends, etc. who you feel knew Dr. Smith. Thank you.