UTMB Announcements for 2/8/2016

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My Road Ahead Lunch and Learn Sessions
***Join Us TOMORROW! 21st Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging***
Wireless Network Outage
**13th Annual Abundant Living Conference on Aging – Open to all**
**EXHIBITION - OLD RED: THREE STORIES**
EXTENDED PROMOTION HALF OFF ALL FRAMES WITH PURCHASE OF PRESCRIPTION LENSES
**TODAY** IMH Colloquium: Rachel Pearson to present: “Objectivity and Objectification in Medical Training: A Study of Memoirs”
***TODAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS***
$3,000 Nursing Referral Bonus Blitz – Feb. 17 to May 31, 2016
VetsRG Peer Support Network Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 18
Take a Walk for Heart Health
Is your paper process weighing you down? Looking for a better solution – a web-based solution?
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
New SciQuest Market Place Supplier
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
Grants Management Reports Training
SPARKLING MONKEY JEWELRY SHOW!

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
February 11, 2016 - Teaching Skills Workshop - Intro to PBL1/29/2016
Endocrinology Grand Rounds2/4/2016
FEB 12 - Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch2/4/2016
Sponsored Programs Management 101 Begins in February2/1/2016
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study2/3/2016
Nursing Ethics Seminar2/5/2016
PMCH SEMINAR - THURS FEB 11 - 12-1PM - 1.104 EWING HALL2/5/2016
SCI CAFE - Protecting Muscle Health: Nutrition & Exercise Strategies2/4/2016
Would you like to help advance the future of glaucoma therapy?2/5/2016
Ash Wednesday2/5/2016
15 Judges Still Needed: Galveston County Science & Engineering Fair (Saturday, Feb. 13)2/5/2016
Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed2/5/2016

My Road Ahead Lunch and Learn Sessions
First Published 2/8/2016

 

All employees are invited to attend a My Road Ahead Lunch and Learn session hosted by Human Resources. 

The purpose of the My Road Ahead initiative is to improve the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to effectively contribute to UTMB’s mission, and each session will provide:

  • Overview of the My Road Ahead development process, including employee/manager roles and responsibilities
  • Guidance on creating a development plan within the ePerformance system
  • Tools and tips for aligning individual goals with the institutional goals outlined in The Road Ahead
  • Timeline for completing all My Road Ahead activities for the FY16 annual performance review cycle
  • Question and answer period

To register for one of the sessions, simply email hremprel@utmb.edu with your preferred date and location. Lunch will not be provided; however, employees are welcome to bring their own.

Galveston Campus

  • Thursday, Jan. 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Old Red Amphitheater, Room 2.214
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Old Red Amphitheater, Room 2.214
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Old Red Amphitheater, Room 2.214
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Old Red Amphitheater, Room 2.214
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Old Red Amphitheater, Room 2.214
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Clinical Sciences Auditorium, Room 3.362

Angleton Danbury Campus

  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Training Room adjacent to Human Resources
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Training Room adjacent to Human Resources

League City Campus

  • Thursday, Feb. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, Room 2.208
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, Room 2.208

Please note that training for CMC employees will be handled separately.

For questions or more information about the My Road Ahead Lunch and Learn sessions, contact Employee Relations at (409) 772-8696.

Contact:     Email: Employee Relations     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8696
 
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***Join Us TOMORROW! 21st Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging***
First Published 2/8/2016

 

UTMB's Sealy Center on Aging presents...

 The 21st Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging

 

TOMORROW 

 Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“What's Really Happening at the End of Life? Insights from the Yale PEP Study”

Thomas M. Gill, MD

Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine

Director, Yale Program on Aging

Yale School of Medicine

 

 UPCOMING

 Tuesday, February 16, 2016

“A Pragmatic Trial for COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS)”

Pamela Duncan, PhD, FATPTA, FAHA

Professor, Department of Neurology

Sticht Center on Aging

Wake Forest School of Medicine

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“Fifty Years of Elderly Empowerment in Brazil”

Cassio Turra, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Demography/Cedeplar

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"Pros and Cons of Reducing Inflammation in Aging"

Nicolas Musi, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

UT Health Science Center – San Antonio

 

Lectures are open to everyone and will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

2.220 Levin Hall South Auditorium

Reception following in Levin Hall Foyer

 

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Contact:     Email: Adrienne Shreve     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-747-1987
 
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Wireless Network Outage
First Published 2/8/2016

On 02/09/2016, 23:00 to 23:20 hours the wireless network in the following buildings will be unavailable due to system maintenance. All portable devices, computers, and other wireless-connected devices will not connect to the network during this timeframe. • Ashbel Smith 1 • JRSH 124 • Research 17 • Moody Medical Library 24 • ADC Professional 701 • ADC Ortho Once upgrade is complete, some clients may have to reboot there computer to reconnect to Wi-Fi. Mobile users using smart devices like mobile phones, iPad & tablets may have to tell their device to forget the wireless they normally connect and reconnect. If you have any questions please contact Gene McKinney at gomckinn@utmb.edu, or Brian Grimm at bgrimm@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Gene McKinney     For: IS-Ops-Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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**13th Annual Abundant Living Conference on Aging – Open to all**
First Published 2/8/2016

Abundant Living: “Yes, My Life Has Meaning”

13th Annual Conference

CAMP ALLEN - Navasota, Texas

Monday, February 29 – Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This is a 3-day conference for seniors, their families and caregivers to explore aging as a spiritual journey, a time to find deeper meaning and purpose. Enjoy stimulating informative talks, nature walks, canoeing, art, song, and many more activities.

The per-person rates includes all keynote presentations, workshops, two nights' lodging, seven buffet meals, and all socials. Optional Sunday night packages are available and include dinner on Sunday evening and breakfast Monday.

Conference check-in begins Monday at 10:00 am, with the event ending at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.

Conference Rates:

Double Occupancy: $200 (per person)

Single Occupancy: $245 (per person)

Optional Sunday Arrival Double: $66

Optional Sunday Arrival Single: $96

For further information call Bets Anderson at Ext 69692. To register online go to www.campallen.org

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Contact:     Email: Bets Anderson     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9692
 
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**EXHIBITION - OLD RED: THREE STORIES**
First Published 2/8/2016

The exhibit is a visual history and 125th Anniversary celebration of the iconic building displayed in two former specimen cabinets located between the 2nd and 3rd floor stairwells of Old Red.

The medical department building of the University of Texas Medical Branch was designed by Nicholas J. Clayton (1840-1916) & Co., Architects. The exhibit consists of copies of Clayton’s original architectural drawings and photographs depicting the history of Old Red.

The exhibit is ongoing and is generously funded by the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.

For more information, please contact Dr. Paula Summerly at mcacadem@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Paula Summerly     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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EXTENDED PROMOTION HALF OFF ALL FRAMES WITH PURCHASE OF PRESCRIPTION LENSES
First Published 2/8/2016

EXTENDED PROMOTION HALF OFF ALL FRAMES WITH PURCHASE OF PRESCRIPTION LENSES

UTMB Eye Health Optical Center has extended our promotion! Half off all Frames with purchase of prescription lenses* If you have Superior Vision you can still take advantage of this promotion. Our Superior Vision patients will receive half off their out of pocket expense on a frame, which is a huge savings. Stop in and see our wonderful designer frames including, RayBan Ophthalmic, Prada, Versace, Vera Wang, Van Huesen, Michael Ryen, Penquin, Silhouette and now introducing Gwen Stefani which is designed in U.S.A.

  • Appointments Galveston 409-747-5800
  • 700 University Blvd., Galveston
  • Appointments Texas City 409-978-4321
  • 10121 Emmett Lowery Expressway, Texas City
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions

Questions Galveston: 409-747-5823

Questions Texas City: 409-978-4315

*discounts do not apply towards Maui Jim and Costa sunglasses or special packages. Previous sales and orders do not apply 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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**TODAY** IMH Colloquium: Rachel Pearson to present: “Objectivity and Objectification in Medical Training: A Study of Memoirs”
First Published 2/8/2016

You are cordially invited to attend our February IMH Colloquium which will be held on Monday, February 8, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., in 2.268 Primary Care Pavilion (PCP), presented by Rachel Pearson, BA, MD/PhD Candidate Medical Humanities Graduate Program will be giving a presentation titled “Objectivity and Objectification in Medical Training: A Study of Memoirs” Discussion to follow presentation.


The PCP is located at 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston.  Enter through the glass doors at Entrance A.  Immediately as you enter you will see an elevator on your right. Take the elevator up to the second floor.  Directly across from the elevator you will see a door labeled “Family Medicine.”  Enter through that door and walk about half way down that long hallway.  You will find room 2.268 on the left side of the hallway.  Door numbers are at the top of the doors. 

 

Contact:     Email: Marcy Sifuentes     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 409-772-3396
 
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***TODAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 2/8/2016

Monday, February 8, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


Overcoming Transplantation Barrier by Making Changes in Organ Allocation Policy Nationwide....A Personal Story

presented by

Smita Vaidya, PhD

Director of Tissue Antigen Laboratory

Professor, Department of Pathology

UTMB - Galveston 

 

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

·         Describe the organ allocation process

·         Identify problems associated with the allocation process

·         Review the impact of changes in the allocation process

 

Methodology: Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

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

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, 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 Statement: The 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. You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS***
First Published 2/8/2016

The Neuroscience Community at UTMB is very pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 competition for two important
awards endowed by the Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience:

The UTMB Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience
and
The UTMB Medical Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience

The award in each category is $5,000.00 and is given for the best paper prepared and submitted by a medical or graduate student,
respectively, on any topic relevant to neurosciences in the broadest sense. 

Potential applicants should request additional information regarding the rules and criteria for these awards from:
Shao-Jun Tang (shtang@utmb.edu), Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience
and Cell Biology with a copy to Aurora Galvan (agalvan@utmb.edu), Program Coordinator, Neuroscience and Cell Biology.

Three, single-sided printed copies of the papers must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Submissions should be made to:
Fisher Academic Excellence Awards Committee
%Shao-Jun Tang, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
2.104C Medical Research Building
Campus Mail Route:  1069


 

Contact:     Email: Aurora Galvan     For: Neuroscience & Cell Biology     Phone: 409-772-2124
 
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$3,000 Nursing Referral Bonus Blitz – Feb. 17 to May 31, 2016
First Published 2/8/2016

 

All UTMB employees are eligible for a $3,000 bonus by referring a BSN-degreed nurse for the Health System clinical enterprise.

  • If your referral is hired, you will receive $1,500 when he or she completes six months of service and another $1,500 when he or she completes one year of service.
  • All bonus payouts are subject to taxation, and you must be actively employed at UTMB at the time of each payout.
  • There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make – click here to learn more about the applicant requirements and referral bonus guidelines.

Take the first step toward earning extra cash by inviting interested candidates to UTMB’s Nursing Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Angleton Danbury Campus, POB II Auditorium (146 Hospital Dr., Angleton, TX 77515). Staff members will be available to answer questions, conduct onsite interviews and extend job offers.

For more information about the Nursing Referral Bonus Blitz and upcoming job fair, email oiakingb@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Bree Akingbola     For: Talent Acquisition and Recruitment     Phone: (409) 266-2246
 
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VetsRG Peer Support Network Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 18
First Published 2/8/2016

 

The VetsRG Peer Support Network, an initiative of the UTMB Veterans Resource Group, aims to help veterans find healing, balance and positive reintegration with their families and in society. Through this network, you can:

  • Meet other veterans
  • Discuss the challenges of balancing military and civilian life
  • Share testaments of healing
  • Learn new strategies for overcoming the invisible wounds of war
  • Get help accessing community resources

The network is open to all student and employee veterans and is facilitated in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Center Military Peer Network and UTMB’s Employee Assistance Program. Its next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Jamail Student Center, Room 2.110, on the Galveston Campus.

For questions or more information about the VetsRG Peer Support Network, email veterans@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Deborah Goolishian     For: UTMB Employee Assistance Program     Phone: (409) 772-2485
 
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Take a Walk for Heart Health
First Published 2/8/2016

 

In recognition of American Heart Month, the UT System community will celebrate with a walk.  As part of the UT System community, UTMB Health encourages any and all employees to gather at their respective clinic/facility location for a 10 minute walk on February 10th at 10am to raise awareness about heart health.  We understand there is a challenge for many of you at your clinic/facility location to meet at a specific place and time, so in the spirit of the event, foster discussions within your workplace groups to find a time or times during the day to walk.

All participants will receive a collector’s 2016 UT System Heart Walk pin. 

  • On-campus employees --

o   The UTMB Health Promotion & Wellness team will be located in John Sealy Hospital (1st floor main hallway by Café on the Court) on February 10, 2016 from 7:00am – 1:30pm for employees to pick-up a collector’s pin.

  • Off-campus employees --

o   The designated Wellness Champion at your clinic/facility location will distribute a collector’s pin to you. 

 

For more information --   

Contact:     Email: Health Promotion & Wellness     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-5324     Fax: (409) 772-5034
 
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Is your paper process weighing you down? Looking for a better solution – a web-based solution?
First Published 2/8/2016

IDS is here to help you discover a better way – The user friendly way!

Information Design Services (IDS) is a UTMB service center here to help you develop, redesign, and maintain your website or web application.  Ditch that paper process, hug your favorite tree, and contact IDS to learn how we can help!

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Ashley West     For: Information Design Services     Phone: 409-266-2168
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 2/8/2016

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
February 10, 2016
8:00 a.m.
6.106 McCullough Building

“Lung Cancer Treatment in 2016 and Beyond”

Mark Onaitis, MD
Associate Professor

Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Describe Lymph Node Assessment in Lung Cancer
2. Analyze Hoe Robotic Lung Surgery may Improve Outcomes
3. Understand the Cell of Origin of Lung Adenocarcinoma and How this May Affect Treatments

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members): Dr. Kristene Gugliuzza, Ms. Erica Ruiz, and Ms. 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 Statement: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Dana Wyatt     For: Department of Surgery     Phone: 409.772.5666
 
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New SciQuest Market Place Supplier
First Published 2/8/2016

Genesee Scientific

Genesee Scientific has recently been added to the SciQuest MarketPlace with new UTMB specific discounted pricing.  Genesee Scientific’s discount to UTMB is on average 41% off of list price across a variety of items.  As an added incentive, free shipping is included for all items ordered from Genesee via the SciQuest Marketplace.  The length of this new agreement is for 36 months (Nov 2015 – Nov 2018).  

For further information concerning Genesee, please contact Genesee Scientific’s Mike Mancia via email at  mmancia@geneseesci.com or via phone at 800.789.5550 x 2030 

As a reminder, other suppliers available in the SciQuest MarketPlace include:

 

 

Affymetrix

McKesson

Santa Cruz Biotechnologies

BD Diagnostics

New England Biolabs

SHI  Technologies

Bio Rad

Owens & Minor

Sigma-Aldrich

BioExpress

Perkin Elmer

Today's Business Solutions/OfficeMax

Burgoon/Grainger

Possible Missions/Fisher Scientific

VWR International

Cell Signaling

Promega

 

Dell

Qiagen

 

EMD Millipore

Rainin Pipetting

 

GE Healthcare

Roche

 

Life Tech

RR Donnelly

 

 

 

Questions or comments regarding the SciQuest Marketplace should be directed to the Purchasing Help Desk at On-campus ext. 7-8000 or via e-mail at purchasing.helpdesk@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Purchasing Help Desk     For: Supply Chain     Phone: 409-747-8000
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 2/8/2016

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

"In vitro and in vivo efficacy of T-705 (favipiravir) against Henipaviruses"

by

Brian Dawes
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest: Viral Pathogenesis of Emerging Infections and Vaccine Development
Mentor: Alexander Freiberg, PhD

Friday, February 12, 2016

Levin Hall 3.324

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Pizza sponsored by VWR International, LLC - 12835 Jess Pirtle Blvd. - Sugar Land, TX 77478

(first-come, first-served)

 
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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 409-772-2322
 
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Grants Management Reports Training
First Published 2/8/2016

 

If you are a PI or a Grants Administrator and have not already attended myPOWER or POWER training related to grants reports, please note that training will be offered regularly for the next several months.  Please visit https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining/ to view details and register for “myPOWER - Grants Mgmt Reports Training – PIs” OR “POWER - Grants Mgmt Reports Training - Grants Administrators,” depending on your role.  Please note that training is required before access to the reports is granted.

 myPOWER - Grants Mgmt Reports Training – PIs

Training for PIs is being offered on February 23, March 15, April 12, and May 17 from 2-3pm in Research Building #6, Room 1.102, or 1.108, depending on the date selected.

 POWER - Grants Mgmt Reports Training - Grants Administrators

Training for Grants Administrators is being offered on the 2nd Thursday of the month (February 11, March 10, April 14, and May 12) from 130 – 230pm in Rebecca Sealy 1.144.

 

If you have any questions about training, please contact Lori Bain (lobain@utmb.edu) or Christy Taylor Bray (cjtaylor@utmb.edu).

 

 

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Service     Phone: 69431
 
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SPARKLING MONKEY JEWELRY SHOW!
First Published 2/8/2016

PLEASE COME OUT AND AGAIN WELCOME THE

SPARKLING MONKEY JEWELRY SHOW!!!

 

Sparkling Monkey offers hand-made necklaces, earrings, bracelets, ankle bracelets, and book

markers using sterling silver, 24 karat gold overlay, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals,

and fresh water pearls.  They have beautiful jewelry for all your needs and great

gifts at very affordable prices.  All of these fantastic items range in price from $6. - $199. 

Go see all of the wonderful new designs today!

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

THROUGH

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH

 

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

LOBBY

RESEARCH BUILDING 6

(OLD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL)

 

Visa and MasterCard will both be gladly accepted.

 

Proceeds benefit patient and volunteer programs.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
 

Contact:     Email: Mary Moody     For: Volunteer Services     Phone: 22549
 
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February 11, 2016 - Teaching Skills Workshop - Intro to PBL
First Published 1/29/2016

Do you facilitate small teams?  Will you be facilitating a Problem-based Learning Team?  Then this workshop is for you!

Are you interested in learning about Problem-Based Learning (PBL) or in developing your skills for facilitating student learning in small groups?  Do you teach in the medical school's integrated medical Curriculum (IMC)?  The Office of Educational Development offers a pair of workshops to prepare faculty for PBL and small-group work.  Both courses offer foundational skills for new IMC facilitators.

The Introduction to Problem-based Learning Workshop introduces faculty new to Problem-Based Learning to this teaching/learning method and to the faculty role in PBL groups.  This workshop is highly recommended for all new IMC facilitators.  Other UTMB teachers are invited to participate as well.

If you are unable to attend the Introduction to Problem Based Learning please contact Oma Morey at ommorey@utmb.edu or ext. 23233 to see about setting up a one-on-one training session.

To register, please go to the link below and click and this will take you to the registration form. If you are having a problem opening the link, please put the cursor over the link and right click choosing “Open Hyperlink”.  If you still have problems, please call ext. 22791.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aWYP1SJPCS9d0f_j5D_Rm_W2NWRVLH930WR-wFpTu6g/viewform

Contact:     Email: Oma Morey     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: ext. 23233
 
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Endocrinology Grand Rounds
First Published 2/4/2016

 

Department of Endocrinology

Grand Rounds

Vitamin C and Goldilocks

“Just right - recommended intake; lots - cancer treatment; little - diabetes” 

Mark Levine, M.D.

Chief, Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section

Senior Staff Physician

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD  

Thursday February 11, 2016

11:00am – 12:00 pm

BSA 2.212

 

 

 

Objective: Vitamin C pharmacokinetics as basis for recommended dietary allowance Ascorbic acid as an intravenous drug in cancer treatment: pharmacokinetics and pharmacology Ascorbic acid in diabetes: emphasis on red blood cells

Contact:     Email: Julie Kuper     For: Internal Medicine-Division of Endocrinology     Phone: 409-772-2824
 
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FEB 12 - Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch
First Published 2/4/2016

Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch presented by Dr. Shane Miller, February 12, 2016

Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Shane Miller, M.D., FAAP, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Sports Medicine Center, for a UTMB Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch, Friday, February 12, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The discussion begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

This week’s Health Policy Dialogue is, “Sports Concussion and Texas Law.” We hope you will join Dr. Miller for the discussion on this very relevant topic in health care. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored by The Center to Eliminate Health Disparities.

The Health Policy Lecture is available to remote Polycom equipped locations and via the web using a PC and speakers.

To join via a Polycom system please video dial 4090120.

To join conference via a PC/Speakers use the URL that is most suitable with the PC:

For High Definition PC users - http://129.109.197.58/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6.

For Apple QuickTime PC users - http://stream.utmb.edu/stream.sdp. The broadcast will not be interactive.

For additional information or to RSVP please contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.eduor (409) 747-2734.

http://www.utmbhpla.org/

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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Sponsored Programs Management 101 Begins in February
First Published 2/1/2016

In an effort to provide on-going education regarding the management of federally sponsored projects, Research Services offers a 3-session Sponsored Programs Management 101 course taught by Research Services personnel.

The goal of the Sponsored Programs Management 101 course is to provide the UTMB research community with tools and knowledge so that they are responsible custodians for the federal funds they manage.

Session 1: Introduction to Sponsored Projects Administration
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Session 2: Proposal Preparation and Processing
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Session 3: Project Management
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

All sessions will be in Rebecca Sealy East, Room 4.302/4.304.

Register at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining.

Two supplemental online courses will be assigned once you are registered. You must complete these two trainings prior to the end of class to receive credit for Sponsored Programs Management. You will learn more in the first session.

For more information about this course, go to HERE.

Please contact Heidi Lutz at Ext. 69432, or Christy Taylor Bray at Ext. 69431, with any questions.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study
First Published 2/3/2016

  

Normal Healthy Participants And Subjects With Asthma or COPD Are Needed:

 

 You could qualify for one of our studies if you are a normal healthy participant or

have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma or COPD and are between the ages

of 18 and 65 and are a non-smoker for at least one year

 

William J. Calhoun, M.D.

Principal Investigator

Clinical Trails Office

Contact:     Email: Rochelle Simmons     For: Internal Med-Pulmonary/Critica     Phone: 409-772-5503
 
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Nursing Ethics Seminar
First Published 2/5/2016

UTMB Hospitals and Clinics

Nursing Ethics Seminar

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

12:00-1:00 PM

Research Bldg. 6, Room 2.312

HIV Infection:  Can you Keep It A Secret?

Presented by:

Cynthia Schaaf, BSN, RNC-OB

The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge of Registered Nurses in the area of nursing practice by addressing ethical issues, legal and emotional dilemmas related to HIV infection disclosure to families, loved ones, friends/colleagues, and healthcare providers in an effort to overcome secrecy, lies, stigma, shame and misunderstandings about HIV and AIDS and improve the quality of care provided to HIV infected patients and prevent further transmission..

Organized and facilitated by Nursing Education, Advancement and Resources and the Institute for the Medical Humanities

Promoting thoughtful discussion about issues related to excellence in patient care.

The University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing 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.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.

You must be present for the entire presentation to obtain Continuing Nursing Education contact hours.

Contact:     Email: Maribel M. Marquez-Bhojani, MS, BSN, RN-BC     For: Nursing Education, Advance and Resources     Phone: 409-772-8399
 
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PMCH SEMINAR - THURS FEB 11 - 12-1PM - 1.104 EWING HALL
First Published 2/5/2016

  "Understanding pornography:  On being sex positive, violence negative, and promoting public health

Emily F. Rothman, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Community Health Sciences

Thursday, February 11th
Noon-1pm
1.104 Maurice Ewing Hall

lunch provided

 

 

Contact:     Email: Alisa Halla     For: PMCH     Phone: 21128
 
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SCI CAFE - Protecting Muscle Health: Nutrition & Exercise Strategies
First Published 2/4/2016

Where Science & Communities Interact 

Come join the discussion at SCI Cafe 

Protecting Muscle Health: Nutrition & Exercise Strategies

Thursday, February 25th 
5:30pm
Mod Coffeehouse in downtown Galveston 
2126 Post Office Street

with

Glenda E. Blaskey, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Research Dietitian
Institute for Translational Sciences

&

Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition & Metabolism

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: ITS     Phone: 23299
 
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Would you like to help advance the future of glaucoma therapy?
First Published 2/5/2016

 

Your doctor is currently enrolling participants in a study called ARTEMIS that could advance

research in dropless glaucoma therapy.

In this research study:

• All participants will receive a prescription, branded eye-pressure–lowering medication in an investigational delivery system

• Your study medication and monthly study-related eye care visits will be provided at no cost, and you may receive compensation for your time and travel expenses

—Ask your doctor today—

You could help advance the future of research in dropless glaucoma therapy.

For more information about ARTEMIS please contact

UTMB Ophthalmology Clinical Research Center

409-747-5843

©2014 Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA 92612 ® mark owned by Allergan, Inc.

www.allergan.com 142047

Contact:     Email: Mary Schmitz-Brown     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 409-747-5843
 
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Ash Wednesday
First Published 2/5/2016

Ashes for Ash Wednesday at Galveston Campus

Wednesday, February 10

from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Hospital Chapel, John Sealy Towers, 1.202

Contact:     Email: Kathy Ozenberger     For: Pastoral Care     Phone: 409-772-3909
 
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15 Judges Still Needed: Galveston County Science & Engineering Fair (Saturday, Feb. 13)
First Published 2/5/2016
15 judges are STILL NEEDED for the 2016 Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair (GCSEF).  We are presently 90% recruited. Co-sponsored by UTMB, Texas A&M University at Galveston and Galveston College, the event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Galveston College. Seventh-12th grade students from across the county will be presenting the top projects from their respective schools. Winners from the GCSEF will be eligible to compete in the Houston Science and Engineering Fair with the potential to proceed to the state and national levels.
 
If you are willing to volunteer a few hours of your time, please contact Dr. Adrian Recinos at a.recinos@utmb.edu . For more information about the fair, please visit the web site at http://www.tamug.edu/scifair/index.html .  Thank you and see you at the FAIR!
 
Contact:     Email: Alicia C. Simmons     For: UTMB Office of Educational Outreach     Phone: ext. 29119
 
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Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed
First Published 2/5/2016

The Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices will be closed, Tuesday, February 9, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for training and development.

We will re-open on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:00 am

We apologize for any inconvenience  

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept     Phone: 772-1503
 
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