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DIG Journal Club

The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) Journal Club meets weekly during May block and monthly during the academic year to discuss manuscripts in the field. We present and discuss recent dermatology publications, research, and projects. We hope that this will be an informative and interactive way to learn more about research being done on both a national and institutional level. The journal club is open to any UMMS students. There will be opportunities to share your own research, or to review and present recently published articles for discussion.

Student Leader: Ellen Franciosi
Faculty Advisor: Jillian Richmond, PhD
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2020 Journal Club:

Date Discussion Leader(s) Topic(s) Manuscript(s)
May 11, 2020 Nick Leonard

-Theme/Topic: Vitiligo

-Learning objective:

May 18, 2020 Alec Gramann (MS4)

-Theme/Topic: GNA11 mutations, capillary malformations & rare skin diseases

-Learning objective: Different types of Articles - Letter to the Editor

Jordan et al JID 2020

Polubothu et al JID 2020

May 29, 2020 Ellen Franciosi (MS4)

-Theme/Topic: Microbiome in vitiligo

-Learning objective: How to review a journal article

Dellacecca et al JID 2020
June 15, 2020

Ellen Franciosi (MS4) &

Jim Strassner (MS4)

-Theme/Topic: Suction blister biopsies and single cell RNA sequencing for dermatology research

-Learning objective: What makes an article "high-impact"?

Rojahn et al JACI 2020 

& Wu et al JID 2018

Strassner et al JAAD 2017

July 13, 2020

Alice Tan (MS2)

Coleen Gabel (MS4)

-Theme/Topic: Laser ablation for port wine stains

-Immunotherapies for Atopic Dermatitis

-Learning objective: How to present a case study

Drucker et al JAMA Dermatol 2020

Yu et al JAMA Dermatol 2020

September 21, 2020

Peyton Morss-Walton (MS4)

-Learning objective: How to describe skin findings