Current Editors: Renat Ahatov, Michael Phan, and Andrea Francis

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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, October 31, 2005

Knox Lecture and Patient Viewing

What: Many interesting dermatologic cases will be presented followed by a lecture

Where: UTMB Dermatology Clinic with live patients followed by a lecture and presentation of cases at Levin Hall South

When: November 5, 2005 at 9:00 AM starting at the UTMB Dermatology Clinic

Who: All DIG members are invited to enjoy and learn from many unique dermatologic cases

Friday, October 28, 2005


Congratulations to UTMB’s 2005 Dermatology Residency Program graduates for passing the recent American Board of Dermatology Certifying Examination. Our three new Diplomates of the American Board of Dermatology are:

Stacy Beaty, MD

Matt Brentjens, MD

Renee Snyder, MD

Reminder: 51st annual NSRF deadline is January 22

The 51st Annual National Student Research Forum is scheduled for April 22-23, 2010. Abstracts for submission must be postmarked by January 22nd. Check out the NSRF UTMB Homepage at: http://www.utmb.edu/nsrf/ for more details. Medical students, residents and graduate students are all able to submit abstracts about dermatology to this meeting.

Dr. Kelso presents at ASDS in Atlanta


2005 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Young Investigator Writing Competition Award winner, Dr. Rebecca Kelso presents her original research about perineural invasion by cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma at the annual ASDS meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Moderator Doris Day, MD (NY, NY) and session participant, Sachin Bhardwaj, MD (Minneapolis, MN) are also pictured. Dr. Kelso is currently a second year dermatology resident at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

First DIG meeting

The first DIG meeting was held 10/05/05. In attendance were Dr. Wagner, 3 new members, and Co-President Emily Fridlington. The meeting served as a general introduction to the DIG and provided new members with an opportunity to meet our faculty sponsor, Dr. Wagner. We discussed the goals for the year including plans to host a resident panel and opportunities for service and involvement in various projects such as the Galveston County Health Fair, the AAD Skin Cancer Screening, and Sunburn and Sun Safety Workshops. New members were also given information on the UTMB Honor's Research Program and encouraged to brainstorm further projects for the DIG.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

DIG First General Meeting!!

The Dermatology Interest Group will be having its first general meeting on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the dermatology department conference room on the 4th floor of the John McCullough Building. Meeting is open to all students interested in learning more about the field of dermatology.