UTMB Announcements for 5/31/2016

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Effort Reporting and ECRT Training for New Effort Coordinators - June Training
Weight Watchers Inspire Event!
BLOOD DRIVE - TOMORROW - CLC
**TOMORROW: Pepper Investigators Lecture - Rebeca Wong, PhD**

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
UTMB Veterans Thank You Reception5/18/2016
**Caregiver Connection meeting - Wednesday, June 1st, 12:15 - 1:15 P.M.**5/18/2016
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology5/24/2016
Academy of Master Clinicians - Clinician of the Month5/25/2016
June Grants for Lunch-Tuesday, June 75/25/2016
Safety Watch Program5/30/2016
KL2 Call For Applications5/26/2016
From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry - Exhibit at the Moody Medical Library5/26/2016
From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry - Exhibit at the Moody Medical Library5/26/2016
MyChart Paperless Billing Now Live5/27/2016
UTMB Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Poster Display - June 1, 20165/30/2016
Neuroscience Grand Rounds5/30/2016

Effort Reporting and ECRT Training for New Effort Coordinators - June Training
First Published 5/31/2016

All Effort Coordinators who have not previously completed the Effort Reporting and ECRT Training must attend a 2-hour classroom session before receiving access to the ECRT system.

Only one training session is scheduled in June for new Effort Coordinators. You can register for this class at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining.

Monday, June 13
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Rebecca Sealy East, 4.302 

Class size is limited.  

NOTE:  Effort Coordinators should work with his/her Trusted Requestor to get a Tivoli request submitted for Effort Coordinator access in ECRT. Once you have completed your training, your Tivoli request will be completed. Please submit your Tivoli request prior to attending the classroom session. Again, if you already have completed the course and already have access to ECRT you do NOT need to repeat the course.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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Weight Watchers Inspire Event!
First Published 5/31/2016

Stop by our WW @ Work Open House and get inspiration from the success of a Weight Watchers Meeting Leader and from your peers.  If you enroll in our WW @ Work weekly meeting group during June 6th through June 10th, you will receive a FREE GIFT of a “Year Round Fresh” cookbook, a fun H2Glow Water Bottle, and a Tote Bag (while supplies last).  Join us at our Open House for a hearty helping of motivation!

Date:  June 9, 2016

Time:  11:30am – 12:30pm

Location:  Galveston Campus – Research Bldg. 6 (1.108)

For more information about this event and how to register and join our main campus WW @ Work weekly meeting –

Contact:     Email: Patrice Houston     For: HR Health Promotion and Wellness     Phone: 409-747-5324     Fax: 409-772-5034
 
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BLOOD DRIVE - TOMORROW - CLC
First Published 5/31/2016

Information Services will be hosting a blood drive, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1 from 8:30 - 3:00. The Donor Coach will be at Clear Lake Center (At Home / Burlington parking lot), near FM 528.  ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE INVITED TO DONATE!

Appointments are available every 20 minutes from 8:30 - 3:00. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call x 61293 or email hlpritch@utmb.edu with your preferred time. As always, walk ins are welcome.

Please direct questions regarding eligibility to The Donor Center by calling 409-772-4861 (or ext. 24861).

Contact:     Email: Heather Pritchard     For: Information Services     Phone: 409-266-1293
 
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**TOMORROW: Pepper Investigators Lecture - Rebeca Wong, PhD**
First Published 5/31/2016

Please join us for the next Pepper Investigators Lecture:

June 1, 2016

12 – 1pm

RS 6.100

Disability and Recovery from Hispanics and Mexicans – Why Study These Populations?

Presented by

Rebeca Wong, PhD

Peaches & Shrub Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities 
Director, WHO/ PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health

 

*Lunch provided, first come, first served*

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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UTMB Veterans Thank You Reception
First Published 5/18/2016

To celebrate the partnership betweenTrinity Episcopal Church and UTMB Veterans Resource Group, Trinity will be hosting a reception to honor UTMB Veterans for their military service on Saturday, June 4th from 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.    Bring your immediate family so please join us for an evening of  Dinner, Fellowship, Games and activities for the children with lots of Door Prizes!   Space is limited, and your RSVP is requested

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Contact:     Email: UTMB Veterans Resource Group     For: Diversity Council     Phone: 4097474862
 
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**Caregiver Connection meeting - Wednesday, June 1st, 12:15 - 1:15 P.M.**
First Published 5/18/2016

The Caregiver Connection

Support group for family caregivers of adults with dementia and special needs

The group is open to all members of the community. Its next meeting is Wednesday, June 1st, from 12:15 to 1:15 P.M., at the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, OLLI at UTMB, Suite B101, Sand Dollar Room, in Galveston.

Participants will:

  • Take part in group discussions led by licensed professionals from the UTMB Department of Family Medicine, the UTMB Employee Assistance Program and Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program
     
  • Discover the benefits of connecting with others and sharing your experiences
     
  • Realize the importance of accepting your feelings and attending to your own needs
     
  • Learn new coping strategies and ways to reduce caregiver strain
     
  • Get tips for accessing community resources
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Contact:     Email: Kathy Garry     For: OLLI @ UTMB Health     Phone: 409-763-5604
 
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 5/24/2016

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PRESENTS

RESEARCH PROGRESS TALKS

PRESENTED BY

Kay Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

"Subversion of type I interferon induction by pestivirus Npro"

and

Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

"Structural basis for ß-CASP heterodimerization in the cleavage of cellular RNA"

"NOTE DAY CHANGE"

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served afterwards

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

 

 

Contact:     Email: Rhoda C. Thompson     For: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Phone: 24226
 
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Academy of Master Clinicians - Clinician of the Month
First Published 5/25/2016

The ACADEMY OF MASTER CLINICIANS is accepting Letters of Support for Nominations for Clinician of the Month.

Nomination letters should be sent, from the clinician’s direct supervisor, to Debra Liedy at dliedy@utmb.edu . Criteria for this award can be found on the AMC homepage http://www.utmb.edu/amc.

The AMC at UTMB will honor those clinicians who are recognized as consistently outstanding in this domain. Election to the AMC is envisioned to be the highest honor that is bestowed upon a clinician at UTMB.  Election as a Clinician of the Month recognizes those who have not practiced their discipline as long or been faculty as long as a clinician who qualifies for election to the AMC.  While providing excellent patient-centric clinical care, a Clinician of the Month will be distinguished and recognized by their commitment and professionalism in their daily work.

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Contact:     Email: Debra Liedy     For: Office of Student Affairs & Admissions     Phone: (409) 772-2784
 
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June Grants for Lunch-Tuesday, June 7
First Published 5/25/2016

TITLE: "Influuent Updates"

Imagine a faculty database where you can see a picture of the faculty member, their scientific publications, who they collaborate and publish with, where in the world they work, impact of publications and a comprehensive listing of their active grants.  Now imagine you can easily share all this information.

The UTMB community now has all of this and more with Influuent 2.0.  Be one of the first to see what the new version offers and how to best use it whatever your job title or position.  

Presented By:  Melodi Moore, Funding Specialist, Research Services

Tuesday, June 7
Noon to 1 p.m.
Research Bldg. #6, 1.108

Bring your lunch and join in the discussion.

RSVP at https://my.utmb.edu/pstraining

*Seating is limited.  Also note the room is inside the Testing Center.  Please enter and exit the session quietly so we do not disturb any group that might be using the testing facility. 

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69436
 
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Safety Watch Program
First Published 5/30/2016

The UTMB Police Department provides a Safety Watch Program for employees, students and visitors.

During the hours of Dusk to Dawn, officers will either walk with the individuals or provide a ride in a UTMB Police Department vehicle to any location on campus or to the individual's vehicle if it is parked in one of the UTMB parking garages or lots. This escort service is not provided to any location off campus.

Safety Watches may be requested by either telephoning UTMB Police Dispatch at (409) 772-2691 or asking an officer.

Depending upon the emergency and non-emergency services being provided by the UTMB Police Department at the time of the call, a Safety Watch is usually provided within fifteen minutes. 

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept     Phone: 772-1503
 
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KL2 Call For Applications
First Published 5/26/2016

KL2 Career Development Position for

Assistant Professor

 

Engaged in Clinical or Translational Research

The ITS Translational Research Scholars Career Development (ITS Scholars) Program engages early stage investigators in a mentored research experience to support development of their externally funded research program in clinical and/or translational science.  Scholars will work with their primary mentor to create an individual development plan outlining their planned educational activities, research projects, funding initiatives, and publications. Scholars will also participate in a series of seminars and workshops for junior faculty members preparing initial grant applications.

Currently, one new position will be funded, for up to 3 years of at least 75% effort of a university base salary up to $100,000 per year, or until the Scholar secures independent funding. Additional positions may be added, based on the availability of institutional funds. We will solicit applications annually to fill vacant or new positions.

Applicants must be members of an existing Multidisciplinary Translational Team (MTT), and should be early stage investigators with doctoral degrees and full-time UTMB appointments at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must also be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Members of the Translational Research Scholars Program (TRSP) who do not have K12 support are also encouraged to apply.

The ITS Scholars Program is funded by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (KL2TR001441), and is an integral component of UTMB’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The CTSA is a program of the Institute for Translational Sciences, UTMB’s home for clinical and translational research.

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Contact:     Email: Loren Provoyeur     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 409-772-1484
 
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From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry - Exhibit at the Moody Medical Library
First Published 5/26/2016

The Moody Medical Library is pleased to present the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry. It explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Drawing from the collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, From DNA to Beer  illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology, and industry. Additional information can be found at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/index.html

The exhibition will be on display from May 23rd – July 10th on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Contact:     Email: Rebecca McKay Johnson     For: Moody Medical Library     Phone: 409-772-2305
 
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From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry - Exhibit at the Moody Medical Library
First Published 5/26/2016

The Moody Medical Library is pleased to present the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry. It explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Drawing from the collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, From DNA to Beer  illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology, and industry. Additional information can be found at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/index.html

The exhibition will be on display from May 23rd – July 10th on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Contact:     Email: Rebecca McKay Johnson     For: Moody Medical Library     Phone: 409-772-2305
 
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MyChart Paperless Billing Now Live
First Published 5/27/2016

MyChart paperless billing is now available as part of UTMB’s “go green” efforts! ‘Opt In’ to paperless billing from your MyChart account and you will no longer receive printed statements in the mail.  With paperless billing you can view your statement online anytime and will have secure online access to your past 18 months of statements. As before, you can securely pay your outstanding balance with a credit card through MyChart. You will receive an email notification whenever you have new billing information in MyChart, or when a payment is due so be sure to verify, and correct if necessary, the email address on file. Login to your MyChart account today to Opt In to paperless billing, or go to www.utmb.edu/MyChart for more information on how to enroll in MyChart.   

For questions about paperless billing please contact Beth Scribner (eascribn@utmb.edu) or Patricia Ojeda (pojeda@utmb.edu). 

Contact:     Email: Beth Scribner     For: Ambulatory Operations     Phone: 409-772-7110
 
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UTMB Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Poster Display - June 1, 2016
First Published 5/30/2016

UTMB

Quality Improvement

and

Patient Safety Poster Display

JUNE 1, 2016

UTMB, 1stFloor Hospital
(Brown Hallway between John Sealy and UHC)

9:00am - 4:30pm

Hosted By:

UTMB Health Systems
Office of Academic Enterprise

Office of Graduate Medical Education

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

James P. Bagian, M.D.

Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

and the College of Engineering

University of Michigan

Patient Safety: It’s Not Rocket Science

12:00pm - 1:00pm

3.362 Clinical Science Building (3rdFloor)

Contact:     Email: Lynn Schultz     For: Office for Graduate Medical Education     Phone: 772-5285     Fax: 772-9785
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 5/30/2016

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Eric J. Wagner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

UTMB

 

"RNA Processing and the Human Brain:  From Glioblastoma to Rhett Syndrome"

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives

1.  Define the process of alternative polyadenylation (APA).

2.  Understand the role of the APA regulator CFlm25 in glioblastoma tumor progression.

3.  Explain the interplay between CFlm25 and Mecp2 in Rhett syndrome.

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson, Michele Sefcik, and 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: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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