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, June 28, 2021

DIGA Looking for National Committee Chairs

 Applications open 6/28/21 and close on Monday 7/12. There will be 2-4 positions in each committee. If you are interested, please apply!



Melanoma/Sun Protection: https://forms.gle/ppy9mfdSd2Fa6Eku7


Psoriasis: https://forms.gle/Bj8gFrUfj5kunvp77


Diversity: https://forms.gle/rQcLdmHrZCvnb9Aw8


Educational Outreach: Educational Outreach: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMdqB3r52bBDuNJri95akwUtV3hHpVnLIOKRkkaQ_n0aQ0VA/viewform

Sunday, June 27, 2021

June 2021 Hats for the Homeless

Hats for the Homeless held another successful event on June 26th. Pictured from left to right: Fareen Momin (MS2), Renat Ahatov (MS4), Benjamin Garcia (MS3), and Andrea Francis (MS3) 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Dr. Frank Winsett Recognized for Excellent Dermatology Research by a Dermatology Resident

Congratulations to UTMB PGY4 Dermatology Resident Dr. Frank Winsett for his recognition by the UTMB Dermatology Faculty for  research excellence done by a senior dermatology resident during dermatology residency. He will become UTMB dermatology faculty on July 1, 2021. The UTMB DIG looks forward to working with you on new research projects!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Publication by UTMB MS4 Medical Student in SKIN Volume 5, Number 3 (2021)

Jimenez AR, Hoyer P, Ross L. A Rare Presentation of Concomitant Alopecia Areata and Vitiligo in a Teenager. https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/1149

Monday, June 07, 2021

UTMB DIG Raises $2,000 for AIM at Melanoma Foundation

Virtual Melanoma Walk for AIM at Melanoma Foundation happened on May 22nd, where $2,000 were raised this year. The event was honoring a local Galveston family who lost a loved one to melanoma. Big thank you to Kristen Kay (MS2) and Nikke Tweet (MS2) for organizing this event. 

UTMB Dermatology Residents’ Faculty Teaching Awards

 Congratulations to the UTMB Dermatology Faculty for their recent Dermatology Teaching Awards:

Janice Wilson, MD: Dermatology Faculty Teaching Award 

Rebecca Philips, MD: Clinical Faculty Teaching Award

UTMB DIG Blog Awards Dermatology Resident and Faculty Teaching Awards

Congratulations to Drs. Frank Winsett (PGY4) and Lindy Ross for their selection as the 2021 DIG Teaching Awards!

Friday, June 04, 2021

DIG 2021-2022 Election Results

Renat Ahatov
Michael Phan

Vice President 
Andrea Francis

Research Chairs
Puja Shah
Benjamin Garcia

Bake Sale Chairs
Claire Culbertson
Grace Obanigba

Diversity Committee
Chair: Biance Uzoma
Committee: Brenda Carrillo, Briana Ortiz, Obie Okafor

Melanoma Walk
Chair: Victoria Margolis
Committee: Fareen Momin and Andrea Rego

Psoriasis Walk Chairs
Nikke Bowerman
Alyssa Hansen

Stay Shady 
Chairs: Kate Zipperer and Olivia Arriaza
Committee: Gregory Ugoh and Nesiya Sheriff

Thursday, June 03, 2021

UTMB Dermatology Announces 2022 Dermatology Residency Applicant Interview Dates

 UTMB Internal Applicants: Friday afternoon, January 21, 2022


Outside Applicants: Thursday afternoon, February 10, 2022 or Friday afternoon, February 11, 2022