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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
--- -- --- VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY --- -- ---
***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
Major Application Outage
REGISTER NOW: The Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium
Global Health Lecture Series ****RSVP extended****
Upgrade of MAXIMO Enterprise Asset Management System scheduled for April 25, 2015

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY4/16/2015
All Cost Centers Monthly Reconciliations4/10/2015
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar4/13/2015
LUNCH AND LEARN: Manage Your Health4/13/2015
Annual TB Screening Deadline for Academic Enterprise and Health System – April 304/13/2015
Tough Talk: How to Have Difficult Conversations - Open to All Staff4/16/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Sydney Ramirez4/13/2015
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study4/13/2015
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium 2014-20154/15/2015
March for Babies4/14/2015
Correction: Stephen Janak, TIAA-CREF Representative will be on campus on April 21, 20154/15/2015
SAVE THE DATE: Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient from Head to Toe-Part 14/15/2015
NIEHS Center for Environmental Toxicology Seminar - Monday, April 204/15/2015
**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MAY 19, 2015**4/16/2015

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 4/17/2015

 

“Stem Cell in Neuroscience Research and

Regenerative Medicine”

 

Presented by

 

Ping Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

John S. Dunn Distinguished Chair in Neurological Recovery

Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston, Texas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Thursday, April 23, 2015

4:00 p.m.

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY:  Muge Martinez, Ph.D.

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: BMB     Phone: 22742
 
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--- -- --- VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY --- -- ---
First Published 4/17/2015


Our van has an immediate opening for Clear Lake and League City riders.  Ideal for the Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm work shift.

Pick up riders at Bay Area Park & Ride and the Sportsplex parking lot in League City.  Stops at the 9th St. and Market circle.

     Guaranteed seat
           Less stops for a shorter commute
              Comfortable way to work -- all bucket seats
                    Curbside service in extreme weather conditions

For more information, please contact Luz Cheng at 409-682-1766 or email lcheng@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Luz Cheng     For: EHS - Radiation Safety Program     Phone: 21781
 
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***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 4/17/2015

Monday, April 20, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


The Total Bronchoscopy: Getting the Most Information from your Procedure

presented by

Angel R. Munoz, MD

Cytopathology Fellow

Department of Pathology

UTMB – Galveston

 

Objectives:  At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe collection, handling, and effectiveness of cytology material obtained by bronchoscopy
  • Discuss indications and advantages of cytology specimens
  • Illustrate cytology value in diagnosis of lung malignancy and report in-house investigative results

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Munoz has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, Alexander J. Indrikovs, Mahmoud A. Eltorky, and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


Accreditation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation StatementThe University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you do not have access to the GNL, you must RSVP with your UTMB ID# to Paula Gabriles at plgabril@utmb.edu by Friday, April 17th, 2015.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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Major Application Outage
First Published 4/17/2015

On Tuesday, April 21, from 9pm to 11:59pm (3 hours) all applications and systems residing in the Administration Building Datacenter will be unavailable due to network maintenance. This includes but is not limited to EPIC, PACS, PEARL, LAB/LIS systems, CITRIX.UTMB.EDU, all wireless networking, etc.

Contact:     Email: Brian Grimm     For: IS-OPS-NETWORK     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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REGISTER NOW: The Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium
First Published 4/17/2015

 The Microcirculation in Acute Infections
A Symposium in Honor of David H. Walker, MD

You are invited to register for The Microcirculation in Acute Infections scientific conference that will be held on April 27-29, 2015 at Levin Hall on the UTMB campus. The goal for the symposium is to facilitate interactions among researchers with diverse expertise in various aspects of microcirculation, particularly in regard to acute infectious viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases that cause significant morbidity or mortality in humans. Speakers who are leaders in the field will discussvascular permeability, coagulation, inflammation, and immunity.

Registration is $250, and only $75 for students and fellows. There will be no on-site registration.

Contact Angela Culler to pay the registration fee using an interdepartmental transfer (anculler@utmb.edu; x72464).  Please visit the meeting registration web site at http://tinyURL.com/Microcirc2015 for additional information.

Partial support provided by University of Texas Medical Branch McLaughlin Endowment, the Office of the Provost, and the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Global Health Lecture Series ****RSVP extended****
First Published 4/17/2015

Capacity Building:

Imperative for Global Health Experiences

Lawrence Loh, MD, MPH

Director of Programs, The 53rd Week

Adjunct Lecturer in Clinical Public Health

University of Toronto School of Public Health

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

5:00pm

Caduceus Room

Administration Building

RSVP to Caley Satterfield at casatter@utmb.edu by 4/19/2015

Contact:     Email: Kathlynn Joel-Reich     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 409/772-0637
 
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Upgrade of MAXIMO Enterprise Asset Management System scheduled for April 25, 2015
First Published 4/17/2015

The MAXIMO Enterprise Asset Management System will be upgraded to release 7.5 on Saturday April 25, 2015. The upgrade will begin at 7:00am and is anticipated to be completed by 7:00pm on Sunday April 26, 2015.

During the upgrade, the existing MAXIMO 7.1 system will remain online for emergency use by Property Services and Service Response Center staff. Any new Work Orders or changes to existing Work Orders during the upgrade will not be transferred to the new system, and must be re-entered when the new system is available for use.

A brief training video for users showing the functions of the new Service Request application that replaces the current Construction Work Order and Maintenance Work Order applications will be available soon. 

Contact:     Email: Kenneth Frohne     For: BOF - Property Services     Phone: 409-772-2567
 
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LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
First Published 4/16/2015

If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, you can spend $500-$800 a year to see clearly. Many LASIK patients can see well without glasses or contacts, meaning that LASIK will pay for itself in just a few years.

Right now UTMB employees and family members can get special pricing for LASIK. UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering custom wavefront LASIK services at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and their family members.

Get a free LASIK evaluation by calling 1-866-685-6995.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

UTMB offers LASIK eye care by experienced LASIK specialist and UTMB ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley. Dr. Merkley has more than 17 years of experience, having performed more than 20,000 laser vision correction procedures.

Click here to friend UTMB Health Eye Center on Facebook to learn more about eye health and Eye Center news.

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Contact:     Email: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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All Cost Centers Monthly Reconciliations
First Published 4/10/2015

To assist in complying with UT System Policy 142.1 which requires the monthly reconciliation of all cost centers, the Office of Accounting has created an on-line course which may be accessed through UTMB’s online training resource Enterprise Learning Management (ELM).  The course outlines the Internal Control environment, specific internal controls such as segregation of duties, and provides guidelines for performing an actual reconciliation.  This course is required by anyone with new financial reconciliation responsibilities or for those individuals who have previously attended a class but would like a refresher.

 Please contact Carole Bell for access to the course or if you have any questions.

Contact:     Email: Carole Bell     For: Finance - Accounting     Phone: 409-747-7232
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 4/13/2015

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

"Protective CD4 responses in P. chabaudi malaria infection are characterized by IFN- g, IL-10 and IL-21 multicytokine producers"

by

Victor Carpio

Research Interest: Immunology
Mentor: Robin Stephens, PhD

Friday, April 17, 2015

Levin Hall 3.324

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 409-772-2322
 
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LUNCH AND LEARN: Manage Your Health
First Published 4/13/2015

UTMB Center for Spirituality of Aging, Sealy Center on Aging

LUNCH AND LEARN: Manage Your Health

Seniors, learn more about caring for yourself.

 

WHEN: Tuesdays, April 14 through May 12, 2015 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

WHERE: St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 41st and M1/2 St., Galveston

COST: $3.00–Reservations requested by each Friday before Tuesday lunch.

To make a reservation, call (409) 747-1987.

 Enjoy home-cooked food, live music and interactive conversations with UTMB experts!

 Tues., April 21: DIABETES – Maria Belalcazar, MD

Tues., April 28: HYPERTENSION/HEART DISEASE – Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH

Tues., May 5: COPD – Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH

Tues., May 12: DEMENTIA – Mukaila Raji, MD

 

For more information, call Rev. Helen Appelberg (409) 789-1070

Contact:     Email: Helen Appelberg     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-789-1070
 
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Annual TB Screening Deadline for Academic Enterprise and Health System – April 30
First Published 4/13/2015

 

The deadline for all credentialed medical staff and health care workers in the Academic Enterprise and Health System to complete their annual tuberculosis (TB) screening is Thursday, April 30. Annual screenings are a condition of continued employment for anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms and/or comes within six feet of patients in the course of his or her duties.

TB testing is offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Employee Health Clinic (Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125) and at certain clinics and inpatient units. A valid employee badge must be presented at the time of testing, and no appointment is necessary.

Please note that employees tested after Dec. 1, 2014, do not have to be rescreened at this time. Those who have had a positive TB test must complete and return the TB Evaluation Form to the Employee Health Clinic; a chest X-ray will not be required unless an employee is symptomatic.

For questions or more information, please contact your manager or the Employee Health Clinic at (409) 747-9172.

Contact:     Email: Employee Health Clinic     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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Tough Talk: How to Have Difficult Conversations - Open to All Staff
First Published 4/16/2015

This event will be on May 11, 2015 in the Levin Hall Dining Room.  The program will be facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Saavedra, Vice President for Strategic Management, and Barbara Bonificio, Director of Patient Care and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.  Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am with the program beginning at noon.  An hour of CNE* (professionalism/ethics) credit is available.   This event is sponsored by the UTMB Professionalism Committee.  RSVP 71247 or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRM2Y79.

* The planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships related to the planning or implementation of this CNE activity.  Nurses who attend this professional development activity will receive 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours The University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247     Fax: (409) 772-9944
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Sydney Ramirez
First Published 4/13/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Sydney Ilima Ramirez

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

April 22, 2015

9:00 A.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

MECHANISM OF TRANSMISSIBLE GASTROENTERITIS VIRUS NSP 1-MEDIATED TRANSLATION INHIBITION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Shinji Makino, DVM, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

John Wiktorowicz, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Roberto Garofalo, M.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Barry Rockx, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Bert Semler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Medical Sciences, Irvine, CA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study
First Published 4/13/2015

Subjects With Asthma or COPD Are Needed 

You could qualify for one of our studies if you have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma or COPD and are 18 years or older.  

 

William J. Calhoun, M.D.

Principal Investigator

Clinical Trails Office

Contact:     Email: Rochelle Simmons     For: Internal Med-Pulmonary/Critica     Phone: 409-772-5503     Fax: 409-7471881
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium 2014-2015
First Published 4/15/2015

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
2.212 Baic Science Auditorium

Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D
Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Presenting as part of the Ifectious Diseases & Immunology Colloquium Series
"The Environmental Basis of Heart Disease"

 

Contact:     Email: Tina Brasher     For: Microbiology     Phone: 28141
 
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March for Babies
First Published 4/14/2015

Please join the UTMB Neonatal Nurseries team for the annual March for Babies walk hosted by the March of Dimes. The walk will be on April 26 at 9:00 AM at the University of Houston campus downtown. Registration to join our team can be done online at this link: http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/UTMBNeonatalNurseries

You may also register that day beginning at 8:00 AM. All walkers will receive a UTMB T-shirt for walking. We hope to see you there as we show our community that UTMB cares about babies!!

For more information, contact our team captain, Twiila Cox at 409-772-3350 or twcox@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Twiila Cox     For: Nurseries     Phone: 409-772-3350     Fax: 409-747-6630
 
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Correction: Stephen Janak, TIAA-CREF Representative will be on campus on April 21, 2015
First Published 4/15/2015

Stephen Janak, TIAA-CREF Representative will be on campus on April 21, 2015 and will be available to meet by appointment to answer your questions regarding voluntary retirement plans, UT Saver 403(b) and 457(b), and the Optional Retirement Plan. Please call for an appointment at 800-732-8353. Mr. Janak will be available 9:00AM until 4:00PM.

Contact:     Email: Stephen Janak     For: Benefits     Phone: 800-732-8353
 
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SAVE THE DATE: Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient from Head to Toe-Part 1
First Published 4/15/2015

UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium (ETGEC-C)in partnership with the Texas AHEC East  & Stephen F. Austin State University’s Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing presents

 What: Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient from Head to Toe-Part 1

When: Friday, May 8, 2015            8am -2pm

Where: Host site: SFASU Richard and Lucille Dewitt School of Nursing

5707 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75965

Videoconference at UTMB: Levin Hall Rm Classroom 5.521

Free Lunch Provided

 Session 1:  A Look at Cardiovascular Health and the Elderly,  Laura Logan, RN, CCRN, MSN,  Clinical Instructor

Session 2:  The Amazing Aging Brain, Regina D. Low, MSN, RN, Clinical Instructor

Session 3:  Art for Alzheimer’s Patients,  Carol Athey, MA, MSN, RN, Clinical Instructor

Session 4:  Healthy Living and Geriatric Safety Protection,  Veronica Sjolander, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Instructor

All speakers affiliated with SFA, Richard & Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing

Registration is free.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Please contact Mark Scott, M.B.A., C.P.M., Director, Texas AHEC East-Piney Woods Region at 936.468.6916 or by e-mail: mark.scott@txaheceast.org to register.

Contact:     Email: Mark Scott     For: Geriatrics     Phone: 936.468.6916
 
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NIEHS Center for Environmental Toxicology Seminar - Monday, April 20
First Published 4/15/2015

The NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology cordially invites you to attend the Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series featuring:

Richard Kriwacki, Ph.D. 
Member, St. Jude Faculty    
Department of Structural Biology      
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital    
Memphis, TN  

Title: Structural States of Disordered Proteins: From Local Dynamics to Liquid Droplet Formation

Monday, April 20, 2015 
***1.206 Research Building 6***   
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Contact:     Email: Shelly Lewis     For: SCEHM     Phone: 25610     Fax: 25650
 
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**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MAY 19, 2015**
First Published 4/16/2015

The John P. McGovern
Academy of Oslerian Medicine
invites you to a

Meeting of the 68th UTMB Osler Club
(Dedicated to the application of Oslerian principles to
contemporary medicine and medical education.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Open Gates Conference Center
2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX

Dialogue and Dinner:
“Sir William Osler, P2: Pediatrician and Prankster”

Featuring:
Patricia A. Rogers, MD, FAAP

Scholar, John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Medical Branch

A light buffet supper will be served.
Admission is free, but space is limited.  Reservations are advised.
For reservations, or to register for CME credit, contact Rosemary Lindley,
ext. 79680 or mcacadem@utmb.edu.
_________________________________________

Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  All members of the UTMB and surrounding communities.

Objectives:
1. Determine that through all of his contributions to the Pediatrics world, Sir William Osler was a Pediatrician at heart.
2. Review an 1891 artwork piece – The Doctor.
3. Classify Osler or Egerton Yorrick Davis, MD (E.Y.D.) as an ethical vs unethical prankster.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Patricia Rogers has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Jack Alperin and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethics Statement:  UTMB designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour in ethics/professional responsibility.

Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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