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, May 22, 2006

Congratulations to Dr. Brent Kelly

An article by senior UTMB dermatology resident Dr. Brent Kelly has been featured on the cover of Archives of Dermatology for the second time in 2006 (Kelly B, Kelly E. Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum in a patient with no recognizable enzyme abnormalities. Arch Dermatol 2006;142:615-618). His co-author was Erica Kelly, a UTMB dermatology faculty. Dr. Brent Kelly was previously the senior author of an article that appeared on the cover of the January 2006 Archives of Dermatology issue (Fridlington E, MS, Colome-Grimmer M, Kelly E, Kelly B. Tzanck smear as a rapid diagnostic tool for disseminated cryptococcal infection. Arch Dermatol 2006;142:25-27).

Saturday, May 20, 2006

2006 UTMB Medical Student Awards for Excellent Dermatology Teaching by a Senior Dermatology Resident and a Dermatology Faculty

Congratulations to Drs. Brent and Erica Kelly for receiving the 2006 medical student annual awards for excellent dermatology teaching by a senior dermatology resident (Dr. Brent Kelly) and a dermatology faculty (Dr. Erica Kelly). Emily Fridlington, DIG 2005-2006 Co-President (center) made the award at the weekly dermatology journal club meeting.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Congratulations to Dr. Josh Dimmick

Congratulations to incoming first year dermatology Dr. Josh Dimmick for having a clinical photograph of "Smoker's Mustache" selected as a component for the April 2006 collage cover of Resident & Staff Physician. The publication citation is: Dimmick JR, Wagner RF Jr. A patient with smoker's mustache. Res Staff Phys 52(4):23-25, 2006. This case report provides an interesting review of exogenous hair-shaft discoloration.

UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowships 2007-2008

Congratulations to Ashley W. Allison, MD and Catherine C. McNeese, MD for accepting the 2007-2008 UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship positions. Dr. Allison received her MD from the University of Alabama (Birmingham) in 2004 and is currently completing residency in pathology at UTHSC at Houston. Dr. McNeese graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 2000 and completed a pathology residency at the UTHSC at Houston in 2004. She is currently an Advanced Surgical Pathology Fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Karan Sra for her first prize poster award at the 2006 Annual Spring Texas Dermatological Society Meeting. The poster was entitled, "Can Development of Herpes Zoster Be Predicted?" Dr. Sra is currently a first year dermatology resident at UTMB.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Fun in the Sun

DIG has been asked to attend a community event at Mood Gardens on Saturday May 13, 2006 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. The name of the event is Fun in the Sun. They are asking for information on skin care, the effects of sun on the skin, and possibly dermatology screenings. Ashley and I will be setting up a table at the event in order to help out. More volunteers would be great. If we get more people to attend, we could split up the responsibilities into shifts. Please contact Ashley (argroup@utmb.edu) or myself (fcconsta@utmb.edu) if you are interested.

Congratulations to 2006 NSRF Dermatology Poster Award Winner

Douglas Nguyen, a second year medical student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, was awarded the 2006 National Student Research Forum Dermatology Poster Award for his basic science research, "Microthalmia transcription factor and melanocyte stimulation hormone mediate cytotoxicity to reactive oxygen species in human melanocytes." He also received 1st Place in the National Student Research Forum Overall Poster Awards. His coauthors were Prashiela Manga and Raymond Boissy.