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

(Please email editors if there is blog-worthy news that you would like to see shared)

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, January 30, 2006

UTMB DIG blog has been published in the Dermatology Online Journal

Congratulations to Tasneem Poonawalla and Dr. Richard Wagner for recent publication of an article on the UTMB DIG blog in the Dermatology Online Journal. The link is http://dermatology.cdlib.org/121/commentary/blog/wagner.html for those wishing to view the article.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

January DIG Meeting

The DIG held its second meeting on 1/24/06. In attendance were Dr. Wagner, Co-presidents Joslyn Witherspoon and Emily Fridlington, Jennifer Pike, Julie Fridlington, Julie Cummings, Kristin Pogue, and Karlie Heckaman.

The first half of the meeting consisted of a resident panel. The residents that graciously conducted the Q & A session were Dr. Sra, Dr. Perri, Dr. Ramirez and Dr. Weaver. Topics discussed included research opportunities, how to prepare for the boards, the typical day of a dermatology resident, and what makes a good dermatology applicant. We would like to thank the residents for coming and sharing their insight with the DIG.

The second half of the meeting was about community service projects that the DIG will be conducting which include:
1.) The Galveston County Health Fair on March 4, 2006 on Seawall at the Academy Sports Store Parking Lot. The DIG will have a table on skin cancer and sun safety with various informational brochures and sunscreen samples.
2.) The High School Outreach Program at Ball High will most likely take place in April or May of this year. We will contact the school in order to decide what dates work best for them.
3.) AAD Skin Cancer Screening will take place in May. The DIG will assist the dermatology department with their annual skin cancer screening by registering patients and providing them with material on skin cancer.

Case report featured on cover of Archives

Archives of Dermatology, 2006

The cover of this month's Archives of Dermatology features a case report by our very own Emily Fridlington!

Full reference:

Tzanck Smear as a Rapid Diagnostic Tool for Disseminated Cryptococcal Infection
Emily Fridlington, MS; Maria Colome-Grimmer, MD; Erica Kelly, MD; Brent C. Kelly, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2006;142:25-27.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

DIG Meeting

The UTMB DIG will be having a meeting Jan 24th at 5:00 pm in the Dermatology Department conference room. We will have a resident panel to answer questions, and we'll be discussing the up coming Galveston County Healthfair. Please plan on attending.