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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, November 29, 2011

Next UTMB DIG Meeting on 12/6/11

Join us for the next UTMB Dermatology Interest Group meeting!

When: Tuesday, December 6th at 5PM
Where: 4.112 McCullough, Dermatology Conference Room

We are excited to have a panel of UTMB Dermatology residents to answer questions about getting involved in Dermatology and what it's like being a Dermatology resident. We will also discuss upcoming DIG events.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dr. Brandon Goodwin Accepts UTMB Dermatology Residency Position for July 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Brandon Goodwin, a 2011 medical graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, and a current PGY1 (Preliminary Medicine) at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Goodwin will begin dermatology residency at UTMB in July 2012. UTMB Dermatology’s proposal for a permanent resident complement increase from 9 to 10 was approved by the Dermatology Residency Review Committee in September 2011. UTMB will still be offering three advanced dermatology residency positions for July 2013 in the upcoming NRMP.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Film Class Helps UTMB MS4 Diagnose Patient in the Emergency Room

Medical students who have taken Dr. Richard Wagner's film class (DERU-4051 or DERU-4007) gain exposure to a broad spectrum of common and uncommon skin diseases. Most students taking this course have not seen patients with many of the skin diseases studied in this class. A previous film class student recently wrote Dr. Wagner with the following comment:

"I just thought you would like to hear that I saw a case of delusional parasitosis yesterday during an ER shift. It was a textbook case and she even brought a "sample" in for us to look at. Thanks to your class I was able to recognize it!"

The film class currently studied the film Bug and its depiction of the skin disease, delusions of parasitosis.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

UTMB MS4 Donnie Warren Presents Dermatology Poster

UTMB MS4 Donnie Warren presented his research about ultraviolet radiation hand injury prevention at UTMB's 15th Forum on Aging Poster Session. His UTMB coauthors were MS4 Ryan Riahi, MS3 Jason Hobbs, Dr. Daniel Freedman (Office of Biostatistics), and Dr. Richard Wagner (UTMB Department of Dermatology). Their poster was titled, “Preventing ultraviolet radiation hand injury: hand cancer awareness and protective behaviors.” The research presented is part of Donnie Warren’s UTMB Dermatology Honors Research Program. This meeting, sponsored by The Sealy Center on Aging and Research Services each fall, is a major research event on the UTMB campus. Through 2010, there have been 915 poster presentations given at this conference (249 by students).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Two Former UTMB Dermatology Medical Students and Residents Publish Case Report

Drs. Julie Fridlington and Dayna Diven, two former UTMB medical students and dermatology residents (Dr. Diven was also UTMB Dermatology Faculty before becoming the UT Southwestern (Austin) Dermatology Program Director), have published a case report in the November 2011 issue of Dermatology Online Journal (Fridlington JL, Tripple JW, Reichenberg JS, Hall CS, Diven DG. Acute methotrexate toxicity seen as plaque psoriasis ulceration and necrosis: A diagnostic clue. Dermatology Online Journal 2011; 17(11):2 http://dermatology.cdlib.org/1711/2_csr/2_11-00218/article.html. Dr. Fridlington is in private dermatology practice (Austin).

Dr. Julie Jackson Publishes UTMB Dermatology Honors Research in JAAD

The UTMB DIG has learned that Dr. Julie Jackson, a current Chief Dermatology Resident at UCLA (and Dermatopathology Fellow there during the next academic year), has published the results of her UTMB Dermatology Honors Research Thesis. Her research was published in the November 15, 2011 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (“JAAD”) online. The print version will be published at a later date. The citation is: Jackson JE, Kelly B, Petitt M, Uchida T, Wagner RF Jr. Predictive value of margins in diagnostic biopsies of nonmelanoma skin cancers. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2011.09.027. Dr. Petitt completed dermatology residency at UTMB in June 2011 and had previously completed pathology residency (New Mexico) and dermatopathology fellowship (UTMB). Mr. Uchida is with the UTMB Office of Biostatistics, and Drs. B. Kelly and Richard Wagner are UTMB Dermatology Department faculty.

Monday, November 14, 2011

DIG Members Present Dermatology Research at Annual UTMB Geriatrics Conference

Several of our DIG members are presenting their epidemiologic research poster at the Annual UTMB Geriatrics Conference this week (Warren D, Riahi R, Hobbs J, Freedman D, Wagner R. Preventing ultraviolet radiation hand injury: hand cancer awareness and protective behaviors). This research is part of UTMB MS4 Donnie Warren’s dermatology honors research program. The meeting is being held from 5 pm to 7 pm in Levin Hall on Thursday, November 17th. Please stop by to see the posters and enjoy the refreshments!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

UTMB Dermatology Resident Invited to 2012 Dermatology Foundation Clinical Symposia

Dr. Ashley Group, a PGY4 dermatology resident at UTMB, has been awarded an educational grant by the Dermatology Foundation to attend their annual Clinical Symposia (“Advances in Dermatology”). The meeting will be held in Naples, Florida during February 2012. Congratulations, Dr. Group!