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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
***TODAY*** Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and The Sealy Center for Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics Seminar
The Final Oral Examination of Norelle Wildburger
**TODAY** Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient from Head to Toe-Part 2 **TODAY**
Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
***SEMINAR*** Consent: A Multifaceted Approach
UTMB Faculty Auxiliary celebrates Spring with a Buffet Luncheon
Campus Bible Study on Fridays Noon

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
NIDA T32 Intitutiona; Training Program Predoctoral Call for Nominations5/18/2015
May Teaching Skills Workshop: Assessment FOR Learning5/14/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Maria Condronikola5/15/2015
Track Student Scholarly Presentation5/20/2015
Tough Talk: How to Have Constructive Conversations - Open to All Faculty5/20/2015
Emotional Intelligence5/20/2015
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology5/21/2015

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 5/22/2015

 

EhrlichiaExploitation of the Evolutionarily Conserved

Eukaryotic Pathways for Infection and Survival”

Presented by

 

Jere W. McBride, Ph.D., Professor

Director, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program

Department of Pathology

Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston, Texas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Thursday, May 28, 2015

4:00 p.m.

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY:  Kay Choi, Ph.D.

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: BMB     Phone: 22742
 
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***TODAY*** Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and The Sealy Center for Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics Seminar
First Published 5/22/2015

The Department of Pharmacology &Toxicology

and

The Sealy Center For Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics

Present

Caleb F. Davis, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Baylor College of Medicine

Human Genome Sequencing Center

Houston Texas

“Genomic rearrangements:  from adverse events to cancer”

Friday, May 22, 2015

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

1.206 Research Building 6

 

Hosted by: Monte Pettitt, PhD

Contact:     Email: Pam Arbour     For: Pharmacology & Toxicology     Phone: 409-772-9678     Fax: 409-772-9648
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Norelle Wildburger
First Published 5/22/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Norelle Wildburger

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

June 15, 2015

12:00 P.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

HUMAN MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL HOMING TO GLIOMA STEM CELL XENOGRAFTS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Carol Nilsson, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D, Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Owen Hamill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Frederick Lang, M.D., Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Robert Ullrich, Ph.D., Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Roger Kroes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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**TODAY** Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient from Head to Toe-Part 2 **TODAY**
First Published 5/22/2015

UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium (ETGEC-C)in partnership with the Texas AHEC East  presents

What: Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient from Head to Toe-Part 2

When: Friday, May 22, 2015            12pm - 3pm

Where: UTMB: Levin Hall Rm Classroom 5.521

Free Lunch Provided

Session 1:  Stress Reduction and Self Care for Health and Happiness, Anna Rotkiewicz, MD, Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Session 2:  COPD in Older Adults, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, FCCP, Sealy & Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine, Professor & Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Associate Chief Medical Officer., UTMB

 Session 3:  Patient Partnerships to Reduce Falls and Optimize Independence, Rebecca Galloway, PT, PhD, GCS, CEEAA, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education, Department of Physical Therapy, UTMB

 Learning Objectives:

At the end of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss complexity of influence of different forms of stress on quality of human life
  2. Understand stress management techniques for body, mind and spirit
  3. Recognize different ways of self-care to decrease impact of stress, improve health and life satisfaction
  4. Understand the burden of COPD in older adults in the US.
  5. Examine the Controversies surrounding the use of spirometry to diagnose of COPD in older adults
  6. Understand the Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management issues in older adults with COPD
  7. Identify risk factors and consequences for falls in older adults.
  8. Describe standards for fall prevention across clinical and community settings.
  9. Explain evidence-based evaluations and interventions for reducing fall-related injuries among community-dwelling older adults.
  10. Discuss STRIDE study aims, interventions, and patient/ stakeholder engagement.

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

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 The ETGEC –C Award # UB4HP19213 is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact:     Email: Tony DiNuzzo     For: Geriatrics     Phone: 409.266.9658
 
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Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
First Published 5/22/2015

The Police Badge and Administration Office will be closed on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 1:45 pm to 5:00pm.

We will re-open, Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:00 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

      

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
First Published 5/22/2015

The Badge Office and Police Administration Office will be closed, Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day. 

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am.  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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***SEMINAR*** Consent: A Multifaceted Approach
First Published 5/22/2015

 

 

Consent: A Multifaceted Approach

Presented by the Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

12:00-1:00pm

Caduceus Room, Administration Building - 6th floor

Topics will include:

Informed Consent

Consent Forms

The Intersection of Consent and Patient Privacy

UTMB's Institutional Consent policies

Panel Members:

Nathan Andersen, Senior Legal Officer, Department of Legal Affairs

Nicole Aquino, Associate Legal Officer, Office of Institutional Compliance

Tina Conlon, Legal Officer, Department of Legal Affairs

Shelly Witter, Director, Compliance Programs and Privacy Officer 

Contact:     Email: Trish Mitrovich     For: Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs     Phone: 79707
 
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UTMB Faculty Auxiliary celebrates Spring with a Buffet Luncheon
First Published 5/22/2015

When:  Thursday, May 28th

Time: 11:30 - 1:00

Where:  Olympia Grill at Pier 21 - free parking

Program:  Ebola - the gift that keeps on giving

Cost:  $20 cash or check, cash bar

RSVP:  deadline, Monday, May 25

UTMB Events:  747-6735   events.oua@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: UTMB Faculty Auxiliary     For: UTMB Faculty Auxiliary     Phone: (409) 747-6735
 
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Campus Bible Study on Fridays Noon
First Published 5/22/2015

Campus Bible Study for all interested students, staff, and professionals will be each Friday from 12-12:50 PM at the Jamail Student Center second floor, Budget Room 2.124. Today, May 22nd, the Bible study will cover the topic “Prayer & God’s Economy.” All are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Contact:     Email: Lisa Liang     For: Christians on Campus     Phone: 304 376 5817
 
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NIDA T32 Intitutiona; Training Program Predoctoral Call for Nominations
First Published 5/18/2015

Call for Nomination:

NIDA T32 Institutional Training Program (T32 DA07287)

“Neural and Pharmacological Mechanisms of Abused Drugs”

The Center for Addiction Research is pleased to announce a call for nominations for three predoctoral fellowships sponsored via the NIDA (T32 DA07287) grant.

The goal of the NIDA T32 Training Program is to train the next generation of scientists dedicated to advancing knowledge in drug abuse and addiction.

All nominees must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Faculty mentors who are not currently affiliated with the T32 Training Program must be approved and added as a Training Program Faculty Mentor. Inclusion of a co-mentor is encourage for all mentees.

The predoctoral Nomination requirements/application are due to Kirsty Foss (klfoss@utmb.edu) in a single PDF file no later than 5pm (CST) on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Questions? Please contact Kirsty Foss; UTMB-CAR; klfoss@utmb.edu; 409-772-9620

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-9620
 
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May Teaching Skills Workshop: Assessment FOR Learning
First Published 5/14/2015

Formative assessment can substantially improve student achievement and educator effectiveness. At this session we will consider proven strategies to maximize the benefit to learners and teachers.  We will also explore some tools for incorporating such strategies.  Bring your best ideas to share!

Participants will:

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of formative assessment;
  • Identify formative assessment strategies to incorporate into their teaching

 Presenter:  Era Buck, PhD, Senior Medical Educator, Office of Educational Development, Member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers

Dates, Times and Location

Tuesday, May 26, 2015                   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm         Graves room 2.308

Wednesday, May 27, 2015               4:00 pm to 5:00 pm         Graves room 2.308

TO REGISTER click on the following link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fwbigYLdZUr5nSjNH9lWsJET0pOwn6ifjdQEO54EIgY/viewform

 For Workshop Questions: Oma Morey, PhD at x23233 or ommorey@utmb.edu

For Registration Questions: Mary-Margaret Davila at 409-772-2791 or maedavil@utmb.edu.

The TEACHING SKILLS WORKSHOP SERIES is jointly sponsored by the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the Office of Educational Development

 

 

Contact:     Email: Mary-Margaret Davila     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-2791
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Maria Condronikola
First Published 5/15/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Maria Chondronikola

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

May 26, 2015

10:00 A.M.

Shriners Hosp. Auditorium

7th Floor

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

THE ROLE OF BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE ON SUBSTRATE METABOLISM AND INSULIN SENSITIVITY IN HUMANS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Labros Sidossis, Ph.D., Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Csaba Szabo, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Elena Volpi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

David Herndon, M.D., Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Shingo Kajimura, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, D-Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Track Student Scholarly Presentation
First Published 5/20/2015

The UTMB School of Medicine Presents a Track Student Scholarly Presentation:

Developing Salud de Ella - A Hispanic Health Improvement App
Carlos Garcia Jasso

Date/Time:
May 28, 2015, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location:
Research Building 6, Room 1.108

Pizza will be provided for all attendees who RSVP.  Please provide your own drink.  RSVP:

http://goo.gl/forms/acv9lA3S04

UTMB's Areas of Scholarly Concentration
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while completing the 4-year Integrated Medical Curriculum

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Office of Clinical Education     Phone: (409) 747-1850
 
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Tough Talk: How to Have Constructive Conversations - Open to All Faculty
First Published 5/20/2015

The program is on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.  The session will be facilitated by Drs. Mark Holden, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Rebecca Saavedra, Vice-President, Office of Strategic Management, and Karen Szauter, Professor, Department of Medicine/Office of Clinical Simulation.  Lunch will be available at 11:30 AM and the program will begin at noon.  The event is in the Caduceus Room, sixth floor of the Administration Building.  Seating is limited.  RSVP required.

One hour CME* or CNE** (Ethics/Professionalism) available.  This event is sponsored by the UTMB Professionalism Committee.  RSVP by 06/05/15, extension 71247 or on line https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VYC6NPW

*  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. 

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this educational activity for up to 1.0 hour in ethics/professional responsibility credits, as required for physicians by the Texas Medical Board.

** 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. 

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.

Nurses who attend this professional development activity will receive 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours.

Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247
 
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Emotional Intelligence
First Published 5/20/2015

Emotional Intelligence Overview – Session I
This session focuses on what Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is and why it’s so important to your career
success. You will learn the basic EQ building blocks that form a foundation for practicing new EQ skills,
practical ways to raise your own EQ and the “next steps” you can take to further advance your own EQ
and the EQ of those around you.

Self-Awareness and Assertiveness - Session I
You will learn to identify common barriers to emotional self-awareness. You will also come to understand how to turn self-awareness into a positive cycle of thoughts and action and the ability to distinguish between assertive behavior and non-productive responses.

Using Impulse Control to Enhance Stress Tolerance – Session II
During this session you will define stress and look at ways to better tolerate your stress. You will learn how to identify personal “triggers” and recognize when you are in a HALT state, better understand and learn how to prevent or minimize “emotional hijacks”. You will also learn how to turn “hot feelings” into “cool feelings”.

Interpersonal Relationships and Moving Toward Happiness – Session II
This session will identify the link between strong interpersonal skills and career success. You will learn
key relationship “killers” to avoid, new behaviors that strengthen relationships, how to appropriately ask
for what you need, and the ability to understand and learn how to stop interpersonal patterns and cycles
that are not working for you. You will leave this session with proven ways to bring more happiness and
optimism into your life.

June 18 & 25, 2015

8 - 5

Open Gates – Rm. 201

To register for this upcoming session, please visit: http://ebizlearn.utmb.edu/psp/ps/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&

Your registration will be processed through the Enterprise Learning Management system. Sign in with your username and password then follow these steps to submit your registration:

  • Browse Catalog
  • Human Resources
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Select
  • Enroll
  •  Submit Enrollment
Contact:     Email: Steven Baines     For: Human Resources - Talent & Organizational Development     Phone: 747-6700
 
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 5/21/2015

PRESENTS

RESEARCH PROGRESS TALKS

PRESENTED TALKS BY

Cheryl Watson, Ph.D.

Professor

"Xenoestrogens disrupt normal estrogenic signaling via nongenomic signaling mechanisms"

and

Rafael Kroon Campos

Graduate Assistant

"Ribosomal proteins RPLP1 and RPLP2 as host dependency factors for Flavivivus"

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

4:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served afterwards

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

 

 

Contact:     Email: Rhoda C. Thompson     For: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-4226
 
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