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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.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Interviews from 2004-2005

U of Arkansas

Loma Linda
MLK Drew
UC Davis

U of Colorado

U of Florida Gainsville
U of Miami

Cook County
University of Chicago


Mayo Clinic

New Hampshire

New Mexico
U of New Mexico

U of Oklahoma

U of Oregon

South Carolina

UT Memphis

Scott and White
Texas Tech
UT Houston

U of Virginia

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Dr. Wagner's Study on Suntan Addiction Making National News!!

Repetitive tanning behavior may indicate ‘suntan addiction’

UTMB dermatologist Dr. Richard Wagner appeared on ABC's "World News Tonight" on August 16, 2005, discussing his study of "suntan addiction," based on data gathered on Galveston beaches. The segment also included video of sunbathers in front of the San Luis Hotel answering questions used by Dr. Wagner in his study (adapted from common substance-abuse problem screening tools) which suggest that repetitive tanning behavior has much in common with alcoholism and drug addiction.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Dermatology Informational Meeting

August 9th, Baylor Department of Dermatology hosted an informational meeting regarding residency programs. Students from UT Houston, Baylor, and UTMB were in attendance as well as residents from the Baylor program. The meeting was hosted by Baylor faculty dermatologist Dr. Hsu. Drs. Wolf, Rosen, and residents spoke about the general application process and the various residency programs in the United States. From UTMB, Jennifer Pike, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla, and Emily Fridlington were present. Feel free to contact them with any questions.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Dr. Molly Warthan's UTMB Dermatology Honors Project Published

Congratulations to Molly M. Warthan, MD for her recent publication in the August 2005 Archives of Dermatology (Warthan MM, Uchida T, Wagner RF Jr. UV light tanning as a type of substance-related disorder. Arch Dermatol 2005;141:963-966). Molly received Summa Cum Laude graduation honors at UTMB for this Honors Program research in 2004.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Congratulations to the Class of 2004!

All members of the Class of 2004 interested in dermatology have secured a residency position in dermatology:

Connie Cheung -- Loma Linda
Norma Magee -- LSU
Mark Ramirez -- UTMB
Brent Spencer -- Scott and White
Julie Sracic -- UTMB
Molly Warthan -- EVMS

Congratulations to Rebecca Lewis Kelso, MD

Second year UTMB dermatology resident Rebecca Lewis Kelso, MD, was awarded a Young Investigator’s Writing Competition Award by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) for her original research manuscript entitled, “NGFR Immunostaining for the Detection of Perineural Invasion by Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.” She will be presenting this research at the next ASDS meeting. Her manuscript is currently in press at Dermatologic Surgery. This work was done as part of Dr. Kelso’s 2003 UTMB Honors Program.