Editors



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, July 23, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 8/2/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Are Dermatology Residency Videoconferencing Interviews a Disadvantage for Matching?

Faculty and resident respondents to a recent survey about the dermatology residency application process (J Am Acad Dermatology 2018;79:157-159) found that “Nearly 80% of both faculty and residents believe that applicants who interview via videoconferencing are not considered equally when compared with those who interview in-person.” Videoconferencing has the potential to lower application costs by decreasing travel expenses.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Preresidency Publications Predictive of Academic Dermatology Career

The July 2018 issue of JAMA Dermatology contained a Research Letter (154:844-846) from Harvard Medical School that analyzed the careers of dermatology residents certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 2015. It was found that dermatologists with advanced academic degrees were more likely to enter academic dermatology. Dermatologists who had 2 or more preresidency publications indexed in PubMEd were more likely to enter academics compared to those with 0 or 1. Dermatologists with 4 or more dermatology PubMed residency publications were also more likely to be found in an academic career 2 years after dermatology residency completion.

UTMB Medical Students Publish Another “Notable Note”

Congratulations to UTMB medical students Tyler Marion and Keven Cao for their recent article, “Tesla and the Violet Ray” that was published in the July 2018 issue of JAMA Dermatology (154:813). Their coauthor was former UTMB medical student Dr. Jorge Roman. Those of use with an interest in the history and humanities aspect  of dermatology are sad to learn that JAMA Dermatology will cease this interesting feature in the future and is no longer accepting these types of submissions.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Celebrates Elizabeth (“Betty”) Head’s 90th Birthday

Happy Birthday! Mrs. Head began working at UTMB during WW2 when she was 16 years old. She is an important part of the dermatology department (especially in mycology) and remembers all of the dermatology residents and faculty who trained and worked at UTMB. She recently co-authored a poster presented at the 2018 spring Texas Dermatological Society about one of her Ball High School (Galveston) Classmates, Dr. Charles Wilson who was the first physician to perform Mohs surgery at UTMB in the 1950s. In this 90th birthday photo, Mrs. Head is standing between UTMB faculty dermatologists, Drs. Brent and Erica Kelly. Thank you Dr. M. Wilkerson for the photo!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recent UTMB Dermatology Residency Graduate Publishes Brief Article

Congratulations to Dr. Adrian Subrt, for his recently published Brief Article, “Evolution of a Doxycycline-Induced Phototoxic Rash with an Unusual Distribution” in SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine (Volume 2, Number 4, 2018). His coauthors were Drs. Katrina Kesterson and UTMB Dermatology Professor Michael Wllkerson. The article is available online at https://jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/45/pdf

Thursday, July 05, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 7/5/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, July 5th at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550


Monday, July 02, 2018

UTMB MS1 Presents 2018 MSSRP Dermatology Research Poster

Congratulations to UTMB MS1 Tony Jimenez for his poster titled, “Rose Bengal Dye Reduces Collagen-1, -3, and -5 Expression in Post-burn Hypertrophic Scar Fibroblasts In Vitro” about laboratory research he conducted during the 2018 UTMB Medical Student Summer Research Program. His coauthors on this poster were Jayson W. Jay, Anesh Prasai,  Amina El Ayadi, Michael G. Wilkerson, David N. Herndon, and Celeste C. Finnerty.