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Friday, November 30, 2018

2019 UTMB Dermatology Residency Interviews

The UTMB Dermatology Residency Program sent 2019  interview invitations for 4 available PGY2 NRMP positions offered through ERAS. UTMB medical students interview on Friday morning, January 25, 2019 and external applicants (including clinical rotators) will interview on the morning of either February 7th  or February 8th. All interviews are scheduled to end about noon. There is a resident dinner for external applicants the evening before scheduled interviews. 30 Medical students were invited from 17 different medical schools this year from over 400 applications received.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 12/6/18

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, December 6th at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Monday, November 12, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Faculty Participates in “The Arts of Healing”

UTMB dermatology residents and alumni showed support for Dr. Brandon Goodwin (UTMB dermatology / dermatopathology faculty), Dr. John Cangelosi (UTMB dermatopathology alumni), and Dr. Paul Smith (husband of UTMB dermatology alumni Dr. Neda Nosrati) in "The Arts of Healing," a physician-based charity that raised money and awareness for lung cancer through a representation of a physician's personal artistic talents to the local community.  Dermatopathology photography art was displayed by both Drs. Brandon Goodwin and John Cangelosi.  Dr. Paul Smith entertained the guests by singing and playing the guitar.  The annual event was held November 8th at the River Oaks Shopping District in Houston and was quite a success. All proceeds went to the The American Lung Association's Lung Force initiative.   
For more information about the event:  https://theartsofhealing.org/

UTMB MS4 Publishes in SKIN

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Tyler Marion for his 2018 “Compelling Comment” publication in SKIN, Volume 2, Number 6 (“Diaries of James Clarke White,” https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/333/pdf ). His coauthor was UTMB MS4 Jake Gibbons.

UTMB PGY4 Dermatology Scholarly Project Published

Congratulations to Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama her research letter publication of her UTMB Dermatology Scholarly Project publication, “Why dermatology? A survey of factors influencing resident physician selection of a career in dermatology,” in volume 2 (2018), issue 6 of the peer-reviewed publication, SKIN  (https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/365/pdf). Her coauthors were UTMB  PGY2 dermatology resident Dr. Kristyna Gleghorn, Dr. Tara Acuna (UTMB SOM 2018 and future PGY2 dermatology resident at the University of Arkansas), UTMB MS3 Michael Ryan, and dermatology faculty supervisor, Dr. Michael Wilkerson.

UTMB Dermatology PGY3 Appointed to American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Council on Communications

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Croley, a UTMB PGY3 dermatology resident, for her selection as the dermatology resident member to the AAD’s Council for Communications. The appointment is for 2 years (2019-2021).

UTMB Dermatology Adjunct Instructor Volunteers in Rural India

New appointed dermatology adjunct faculty Anna Ryan’s volunteer work (“Passion to Heal” Program) in Rajasthan, India was reported in the September 2018 issue of Dermatology Times (pages 18, 94, 96, 98). Congratulations on such wonderful volunteer work!

St. Vincent's HOPE Health Fair

The Dermatology Interest Group hosted a booth at the annual St. Vincent's HOPE Health Fair on Saturday, November 10th. The health fair is a community-wide event focused on providing health screening opportunities, health resources and health education to the underserved population of Galveston. The "Skin & Hair" Booth provided participants with free skin and haircare items as well as educational materials on sun protection, sunscreen usage, spotting skin cancers, psoriasis, and lice. The booth was created and run by Elise Weisert. Thank you to Anu Reddy for your help educating participants and thank you to all of the UTMB students who helped put on a great event. 

Thursday, November 08, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Resident Selected for Cutis Resident Corner

Congratulations to UTMB PGY3 dermatology resident, Dr. Julie Croley for her selection by Cutis as one of their 3 dermatology resident contributors to the Cutis Resident Corner. Contributors are expected to write 4 columns during 2019 on current topics of interest to residents. She is the first UTMB dermatology resident to be selected for this competitive honor.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Dr. Michael Wilkerson Named Clinician of the Month

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Wilkerson (Professor Dermatology) for his November 2018 recognition as Clinician of the Month by the UTMB Academy of Master Clinicians. This award is made in recognition of outstanding care of patients.

UTMB MS3 Publishes in JAAD

Congratulations to Mai-Anh Vu (MS3) for her publication to JAAD. Her paper is titled "Insect Repellents: An Updated Review for the Clinician". The full publication can be seen here: https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(18)32824-X/fulltext

Monday, November 05, 2018

UTMB DIG Presents Stay Shady to Austin Middle School

The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) hosted their first Stay Shady event on Wednesday, October 24th at Austin Middle School in Galveston. Second-year medical students Eunice Ko and Elise Weisert delivered an educational presentation on sun safety and helped Austin Middle School students make UV-sensitive bead bracelets. Special thanks to Ms. Nancy Cooley at Austin Middle School for coordinating the event and to DIG fundraising participants for providing the materials for the bead bracelets.

Dermatology Procedure and Suture Workshop!

UTMB DIG had their annual Dermatology Procedure and Suture Workshop on Monday where participants learned to how to perform common dermatology procedures. Students learned how to do shave biopsies on tomatoes, punch biopsies on pigs feet, and how to close excisions and punch biopsies using sutures. The UTMB DIG would like to thank our faculty advisor Dr. Wagner and chief residents (PGY-4s) Dr. Wolf and Dr. Codrea for volunteering their time to help teach students. Special thanks to Michael Ryan (MS3) for organizing the event and bringing supplies. The event was a great success and students left with an understanding of some of the common procedures performed in dermatology clinics.