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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

DIG Fall Bake Sale

The Dermatology Interest Group had their Halloween-themed bake sale on Wednesday, October 31st to raise funds for its Stay Shady Program. Special thanks to medical students Elise Weisert, Alberto Cantua and Michael Ryan who ran the table as well as DIG's fundraising chairs Caroline Crain and Catherine Hazen who coordinated the event. The bake sale would not have been a success without the delicious contributions provided by Christina Davis, Alberto Cantua, Nate Giles, Anu Reddy, Nga Nguyen, Alyssa Hansen, Michael Ryan, Elise Weisert, Caroline Crain and Keith Wagner. DIG would like to congratulate everyone involved as well as thank the UTMB community for their support!

Caroline Crain (MS3) and Elise Weisert (MS2)

Alberto Cantua (MS1) and Michael Ryan (MS3)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

UTMB MS4 Publishes Two Articles in OJCPCD

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Chris Dallo for his two publications this month in the Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology (OJCPCD). The two articles are:

Was Marx’s Probable Enemy Hidradenitis Suppurativa? http://ojcpcd.com/dallo-c-h/was-marxs-probable-enemy-hidradenitis-suppurativa/

UTMB MS4 Dermatology Research Honors Thesis Published

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Tyler Marion and his co-authors (Drs. Vail Reese and Richard Wagner) for their Dermatology Online Journal original article, “Dermatologic features in good film characters who turn evil: the transformation.” This article appeared in the September 2018 issue

Monday, October 29, 2018

American Board of Dermatology Adds Additional Subspecialty Certification in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS)

Although details are few, the American Board of Medical Specialties voted last week to approve a subspecialty certification board in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS). No test date for the first certification examination for MDS was announced, but those wishing to take this examination must meet several eligibility criteria for certification:

“1. Possess a current, valid, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or province within the United States or Canada;
2. Hold primary certification in general dermatology from ABD;
3. Be up to date in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) if certification by ABD is time-limited;
4. Demonstrate experience in the subspecialty by:
          successfully completing the ACGME-accredited MSDO fellowship
          during an initial 5-year practice pathway eligibility period only, attesting to practicing micrographic surgery;* and

5. Pass the MDS certification examination.”

UTMB DIG Bake Sale Needs Volunteers

UTMB DIG will be hosting its annual fall bake sale in the UTMB library on October 31st from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Please fill out this form if you are able to help by donating treats to sell: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MFhOPVI93sSaj2csPUw6B_g9cjoE7N1r3BI9i45r_xI/edit?fbclid=IwAR2U9MLEluX2O1iitfiY0beNSXVHc7y3IFh6wACwyUJ4PmGJiWvbWIES1jU#gid=0 We are also looking for volunteers to run the table for any or all of the time between 11am and 2pm and you can email Catherine and Caroline to sign up for that as well.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 11/1/18

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, November 1st at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Friday, October 19, 2018

DIG Suture and Procedure Workshop

UTMB DIG will be hosting it's annual Suture and Procedure Workshop on November 5th at 5pm in the 4th floor Dermatology Conference room (4.130 McCullough Bldg). Seats are limited so please only RSVP if you are certain you can make it. Preference will be given to underclassmen as well as students who attended the opening meeting. Please use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/DzDZZ6yO7jm5VMMp2 Confirmation or wait-list emails will be sent out 1 week in advance. If you can no longer make it you must let us know at that time so we can give the spot to someone else on the wait-list.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

St. Vincent Health Fair

UTMB DIG will be hosting a booth at the annual St. Vincent's Health Fair on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The health fair is a community-wide event focused on providing health screening opportunities, health resources and health education to the underserved population in Galveston. Our booth will be focused on sun and skin care, and we will be providing participants with free samples and skincare education materials during the fair. Volunteers are needed to help run the booth for any or all of the time between 9:00am to 12:00pm. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering. Please contact Elise Weisert (emweiser@utmb.edu) with any questions. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UTMB DIG Blog Request

Our UTMB DIG blog is the best way to let our community (and others) know about your recent dermatology presentations and publications. Although we make every attempt to bring these academic accomplishments to everyone’s attention, your help is needed to make sure we are aware of them. Please share your success with our DIG blog editors, so that your excellence can be recognized!

More UTMB Medical Student Publications in September 2018 OJCPCD

A Pioneer of Dermatologic Literature
Gibbons J and Marion T

Skin Stretching
Marion T, Cao K, Roman J

Monday, October 08, 2018

UTMB DIG Needs Volunteers for Annual Fall Bake Sale

UTMB DIG will be hosting its annual fall bake sale in the UTMB library on October 31st from 11:00am to 2:00pm. If you didn't get a chance to sign up to donate a baked good during our opening meeting and would still like to help out, please email the DIG fundraising chairs Catherine Hazen (cehazen@utmb) and Caroline Crain (cbcrain@utmb.edu) to sign up to bring a treat. We are also looking for volunteers to run the table for any or all of the time between 11am and 2pm and you can email Catherine and Caroline to sign up for that as well.