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Friday, July 23, 2010

Dr. Anthony Perri on Cover of July 2010 Living

Congratulations to Dr. Perri, a 2008 UTMB Dermatology Residency Program graduate and board certified dermatologist with offices in Conroe and in The Woodlands, Texas, for his appearance on the cover of the July 2010 issue of Living, and the related cover story on pages 40 and 41 about Dr. Perri’s practice philosophy (PerriDermatology.com). Dr. Perry is quoted in the article as saying, “If an individual has a rash or a changing mole, it should not have to wait.”

Thursday, July 08, 2010

UTMB Dermatology Resident Appointed to School of Medicine Alumni Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Martin, a new PGY2 UTMB dermatology resident. She was just named to the UTMB School of Medicine Alumni Committee by the Office of Graduate Medical Education. A LSU (New Orleans) medical school graduate, Dr. Martin was in the UTMB General Surgery Residency for three years before taking a year fellowship in cutaneous oncology at Harvard, and then returning to UTMB for a dermatology residency.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Dr. Audra Clos Publishes Amyloidosis Research

Congratulations to UTMB PGY1 Internal Medicine resident and 2010 UTMB SOM graduate and Edgar B. Smith Graduation Award Recipient, Dr. Audra Clos. She recently published her innovative research about the treatment of amyloidosis in Experimental Dermatology. Her UTMB dermatology coauthors were Drs. Brent Kelly and Wagner.

Lecture About Hollywood Depictions of Contagious Diseases

Rice Associate Professor of English, Kirsten Ostherr, will lecture about “Going Viral: Visualizing Contagion and Pathology in Hollywood and Public Health Films, 1922-2010” on Monday, July 12th at noon in Levin Hall South Auditorium. Her lecture is supported by the Samuel G. Dunn Lectureship in Medicine and the Humanities. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Opening for Period 2 Dermatologic Surgery (DERU-4003)

There has been an unexpected opening for DERU-4003 in Period 2 starting on July 26th. If any medical student wants to add this course, please email your C-Form to Ms. Marianne Keeswood.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Dr. Vickers First Author on UTMB Case Report

Dr. Jennifer Vickers, well known to the UTMB DIG and recent UTMB Internal Medicine PGY-1 who is currently a PGY-2 dermatology resident at New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY), was the first author on a case report about transitional cell neoplasm of the nasolacrimal duct that was published this month by the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology (J Cutan Pathol 2010;37:793-796). Her other UTMB coauthors were Drs. Matherne, Allison, Wilkerson, and Brent Kelly. The entire article is available online at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122510836/HTMLSTART.

UTMB Dermatology Announces Residency Interview Dates for 2011

The UTMB Department of Dermatology will conduct its 2011 residency interview dates on Thursday, February 10th and Friday, February 11th with approximately 30 ERAS applicants applying for three PGY-2 positions that will start in July 2012. Email invitations are typically sent via email in December. Visiting MS4 students taking one of the UTMB dermatology electives are automatically invited to interview during their rotation, and may be invited to return to Galveston for a February interview as well. MS4 UTMB students applying for dermatology residency typically receive an email invitation to interview sometime in December, and need to have their interviews completed by January 31st. UTMB students are not included in the February interviews. All interviewed applicants, regardless of the interview type, are considered for the UTMB Dermatology rank list.