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.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

2019 National Student Research Forum

UTMB medical students interested in a dermatology career should consider submitting an abstract to the 2019 National Student Research Forum, scheduled for April 17-19. Abstracts for poster or oral podium presentation may be submitted through the website ( https://www.utmb.edu/nsrf/ ) by the March 1 due date. Registration payment ($150) is due by March 17. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

UTMB PGY3 Dermatology Resident Writes Interesting Column for Cutis

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Croley for her recent “Residents’ Corner” article, “Emerging Roles of Social Media in Dermatology” that was published in the January 2019 issue of Cutis 103(1):E13-E14. Those attending the 2018 fall annual meeting of the Texas Dermatological Society Meeting in Galveston will be especially interested, as the article incorporates the meeting from a presenter’s point of view. Her article is available online at https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/192903/practice-management/emerging-roles-social-media-dermatology

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Stay Shady Volunteer Opportunity

UTMB DIG will have an upcoming Stay Shady Presentation at Satori School. Please contact Eunice Ko (heko@utmb.edu) for more information if you would like to help out. It will be on Thurs, Feb 21, 2019 at 2:15 PM, at Satori School in Galveston (2503 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX 77550).

Sunday, January 13, 2019

UTMB Dermatology Hosts Lectures on Oral Pathology for Dermatologists

The UTMB Department of Dermatology hosted Ohio oral pathologist, Ashleigh Briody, DDS, MS on Friday, January 11, 2019 for her 3 interesting lectures about oral pathology of interest to dermatologists. Thank you Dr. Briody for your excellent presentation and UTMB PGY4 dermatology resident Dr. Katelyn Woolridge for arranging this valuable educational event for UTMB medical students, dermatology residents, and the dermatology faculty.

UTMB MS4 Publishes Case Report

Congratulations to UTMB MS4, Matthew LaCour for the publication of his case report, “A case of erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp in a pediatric patient” in the February 2019
JAAD Case Reports 2019;5(2):118-120. His coauthors are Drs. Tim Allen (UTMB SOM 2018 and current resident in the University of Minnesota combined dermatology/internal medicine program, Michael Wilkerson (UTMB Professor Dermatology), and Adam Nguyen (UTMB PGY3 dermatology resident). The article is available online (open access) at  https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S2352512618303229

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

UTMB MS4s Coauthor Three Compelling Comment in SKIN

Congratulations to Andrew Armenta, a UTMB MS4 for his two Compelling Comments in January 2019 issue of  SKIN (Volume 3). The article, “Was it Auspitz’s Sign?” was coauthored with and a former UTMB medical student and dermatology resident, Dr. Mara Dacso, who is now in private practice. The article may be found at: https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/349 His other comment was, “Dermoscopy: Past and Present” (see https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/334 ).

UTMB MS4 Tyler Marion’s article, “Fast Absorbing Cat-Gut Sutures” also appeared in the same issue ( https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/343 ).

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

DIG Participates in Cast Away Cancer

The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) hosted a Stay Shady skin cancer awareness table at UTMB's Castaway Cancer event on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at UTMB. Second-year medical student Eunice Ko delivered an educational presentation on sun safety and skin cancer prevention to visitors, students, and staff at UTMB.

UTMB Dermatology Residency and Fellowship Programs Receive Continued ACGME Accreditation

Congratulations to the UTMB dermatology residency and two fellowship programs (dermatopathology and micrographic surgery/dermatologic oncology) for continued accreditation following annual ACGME review this month by the Dermatology Review Committee.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

UTMB Dermatology Department Learns About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

On Friday, December 21, 2018 UTMB Dermatology faculty, residents, and medical students learned more about applications of hyperbaric oxygen for dermatology patients. The presentation was made by Dr. Phi-Nga Jeannie Le from the UTMB Wound Care & Hyperbarics in League City, Texas. Dr. Ashley Group, UTMB Associate professor of Dermatology, also sees dermatology patients with wounds at this location.

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 1/3/19

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, January 3rd at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550