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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Meeting Recap

We had a great turnout at the meeting last night! Thanks to Dr. Wagner for his interesting talk on "Dermatology in the Media." If you are interested in this topic, Dr. Wagner teaches "Skin Disease Depicted in Film," which may be taken for elective or BSHS credit.

We discussed future community service projects, including visiting local schools to teach about sun protection and a Miles for Melanoma walk. Stay tuned for more details!

Thanks to the medical and PA students for joining us! I believe we had a record attendance.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reminder: Meeting Tomorrow

Please join us in the Dermatology Conference Room, McCullough 4.112 tomorrow (1/26) at 5:00. Please contact Leslie Scroggins (lkscrogg@utmb.edu) if you would like to join in by teleconference. Dr. Wagner will be presenting a talk on "Dermatology in the Media."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dermatology Interest Group Meeting on January 26th

Please join us at 5PM on January 26th in the conference room of the Dermatology Department (4.112 McCullough Building) for our DIG meeting. We will be talking about upcoming events such as Miles for Melanoma and a visit to a local Galveston elementary school for a sun protection workshop. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the seniors' experiences with away rotations and the interview trail in general. In addition, Dr. Richard Wagner will be giving a talk on 'Dermatology in the Media'. If you would like to attend the meeting but are not currently in Galveston, a teleconference can be arranged. If you have any questions, please contact Mara Dacso (madacso@utmb.edu) or Leslie Scroggins (lkscrogg@utmb.edu). We hope to see you there!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dr. Brent Kelly Named Dermatology Assistant Program Director

The UTMB Department of Dermatology announced that Brent Kelly, MD has been appointed the Assistant Dermatology Program Director for Dermatology. He will assist Dr. Richard Wagner, the Dermatology Program Director. Dr. Kelly is a graduate of LSU-NO School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at UTMB before taking a second residency in dermatology (UTMB) and a dermatopathology fellowship (UTMB). Dr. Wagner also completed a residency in internal medicine before dermatology residency and a Mohs fellowship.

Congratulations to Dr. Brent Kelly in his new departmental role!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

UTMB Dermatology to Offer Three PGY-2 Positions in 2009 NRMP

The Dermatology Department at UTMB was pleased to learn today from UTMB Administrators that three positions for PGY-2 dermatology residents will be offered in the upcoming 2009 NRMP. The matched dermatology residents will begin dermatology training at UTMB in July 2010, after completing their PGY-1 year. This will be the third year in a row that 3 residency positions are being offered.