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THE THIRD GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: APPEARANCE
Track Student Scholarly Presentation
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
DEADLINE for Recognition Awards
Neuroscience & Cell Biology Seminar Series
Implementing Good Documentation Practices
Kronos phone line 33333 Scheduled Maintenance
The Final Oral Examination of Serena Clark Hedgepeth
***Moody Medical Library Classes – March/April 2015***
Research Conflicts of Interest Annual Disclosure Period
March 1 Deadline - Submissions for Clinical & Translational Research Forum
Got Respect? Building Positive Relationships-An Open Forum for Faculty
Introduction to Velos eResearch
IPE Day Registration

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Free Weight Loss Seminar2/23/2015
Just the FAX: take the UTMB Fax Usage Survey!2/23/2015
--- -- --- VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY --- -- ---2/25/2015
Scholarships for Field Epidemiology Course in Peru2/25/2015
SXSW Event, Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Highlight UT Research, Innovation and Contributions to Texas2/19/2015
New web portal provides 24/7 access to HR-related information and support2/19/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Candice Osborne - Revised2/19/2015
UTMB to Host a Nursing Job Fair on March 6 and 9 – Invite Interested RNs for a Chance to Earn a $3,000 Referral Bonus2/20/2015
March 4- Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch2/25/2015
Letter of Intent for High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) Deadline: March 10, 20152/23/2015
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds2/24/2015
Discover Journals from the Library, Stay Current in Your Reading2/24/2015
Apply Now! UTMB Saturday Biomedical Science Academy for 4th-6th graders2/24/2015
PMCh Seminar Series2/24/2015
Epidemiological & Statistical Methods in Translational Research Tools & Techniques - **REGISTRATION NOW OPEN**2/24/2015
***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS***2/25/2015

THE THIRD GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: APPEARANCE
First Published 2/26/2015

While some people feel that eyeglasses enhance their appearance, most of us feel we look better without eyeglasses. LASIK eye surgery can reduce your need for eyeglasses or contacts.

Wondering if LASIK is right for you? Call 1-866-685-6995 to schedule your free LASIK evaluation at Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

Now that experienced LASIK specialist Dr. Kevin Merkley has joined the UTMB Health Eye Center staff, UTMB offers state-of-the-art custom wavefront LASIK at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and their family members.

The services are available through an alliance between UTMB Health Eye Center and Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire.

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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Track Student Scholarly Presentation
First Published 2/26/2015

The UTMB School of Medicine Presents Two Track Student Scholarly Presentations:

Hispanic Health Care in the United States and Abroad: Diseases, Travel Consultations & Immigration Physicals
Jasmeet Kaur

Healthy & Sikh: Exploring & Targeting Lifestyle Decisions
Jasmeet Kaur

Date/Time:
March 5, 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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UDqTVhnYqrdCKgN2cQr-NySuQkVlpJTda1KILKFs7ZI/viewform?usp=send_form

 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

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Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Office of Clinical Education     Phone: (409) 747-1850
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 2/26/2015

Monday, March 2, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


Stout Award for Best Publication in which a Scientific Medical Problem was Resolved by the Study of its Anatomic Features: Representative Cases are Shown

presented by

Landon Clarke Stout, Jr., MD

Professor

Department of Pathology

UTMB - Galveston

 

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

  • Recognize features of new USCAP endowment
  • Recognize the types of studies needed to qualify for the prize
  • Recognize that anatomic features documented radiologically may also qualify

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Stout 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, February 27th, 2015.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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DEADLINE for Recognition Awards
First Published 2/26/2015

Deadline for Recognition Awards for the
Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium 

Recognition Awardsfor junior-level faculty and trainees who reside in the Galveston-Houston area and do not require travel funds are being offered for the Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium. Registration fees for awardees will be waived (and no travel funds will be provided). The submission deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Please visit the meeting home page at http://tinyURL.com/Microcirc2015and select the “Apply for a Travel Grant or Recognition Award” button for detailed instructions.

The symposium 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 discuss vascular permeability, coagulation, inflammation, and immunity.

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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Neuroscience & Cell Biology Seminar Series
First Published 2/26/2015

 

The Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology presents a seminar by

Dr. Anuja Ghorpade

Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Immunology University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 (James E. Beall, II Distinguished Seminar Series)

 “Astrocytes, Tissue inhibitor of metallproteinase-1 and HIV-1 neuropathogenesis”

 12:00 pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212, Basic Science Building

Contact:     Email: Belinda     For: NCB     Phone: 72178
 
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Implementing Good Documentation Practices
First Published 2/26/2015

The Institutional Office of Regulated Nonclinical Studies will be offering an interactive training session on “Implementing Good Documentation Practices”.

If you didn’t document it, you didn’t do it! Good Documentation Practices are essential tools in working in a regulated and non-regulated research environment. The expectations and your defined quality system will be largely the same regardless of the regulatory environment you face. This course is structured to be interactive, and will include plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions. Topics to be covered include; the importance of good documentation practices, how to correct errors and omissions in data entry, how to sign, date and label data and records, how to complete documentation such as data collection forms and how to attach raw data to forms and lab notebooks. This course is valuable for all professionals in basic research, drug discovery, product development, quality assurance, information technology, and regulatory affairs. It is targeted toward those working in a non-clinical laboratory setting, and would be most beneficial to professionals whose job function necessitates the generation, evaluation, assurance and submission of data from discovery research, pre-clinical/clinical studies.

How do I register? Visit http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

If you do not have access to UTMB Research Services Education webpage, please contact Tasha Ri’card-Tate via e-mail at taricard@utmb.edu

Participants only need to register for ONE of the following sessions:

Date: Tuesday, March 17th
Time: 10-11:00 AM
Location: Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304

OR

Date: Thursday, April 16th
Time: 1-2:00 PM
Location: Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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Kronos phone line 33333 Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 2/26/2015

Kronos TTE users should not use the phone line 33333 to call in since the 33333 line is redirected to a test TeleTime system due to Kronos Upgrade project. Employees can use 23333 to call in punches and transfers during the down time window from 9:30 am 2/27/2015 (Friday) to 10:30 am 2/27/2015 (Friday).

Contact:     Email: Cathy Chu     For: Is-Adminsys-incidentmgmt     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Serena Clark Hedgepeth
First Published 2/26/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Serena Clark Hedgepeth

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 9, 2015

1:00 P.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

THE TUMOR SUPPRESSOR BRCA1 IN IP3R CALCIUM SIGNALING AND APOPTOSIS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Jose Barral, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Darren Boehning, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Kirill Kiselyov, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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***Moody Medical Library Classes – March/April 2015***
First Published 2/26/2015

Moody Medical Library offers free, hands-on, scholarly information management classes.  Face to face classes are held in the Carruth Room (Room 233) of the Library, unless otherwise noteed. Webinars on select classes are also offered via Microsoft Lync.  If your training needs are not met by the regular class schedule, request a house call for a customized class in your office.  Customized group sessions are also available upon request

Face to Face Classes

 Webinars:

Please register in advance by clicking on the class name above. You can also connect to the Library calendar, and click on the class name to register. You will receive a confirmation email that includes an attachment to add the class to your calendar. The link to join the webinar will be sent separately to class registrants.

Descriptions of New Classes:

My NCBI: My Bibliography - Learn how tools that are integrated with PubMed can help track compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

MY NCBI: SciENcv - SciENcv is an electronic system that helps you assemble the professional profile needed for application for federal funds. Learn how this tool can help you with the new NIH Biosketch format requirement that goes into effect on May 25.  Since it is integrated with PubMed, inserting publications into your profile has never been easier!

NIH Public Access Policy -This class provides an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy. Learn about the steps involved in complying with the policy and how to demonstrate compliance.

Finding Systematic Review: Cochrane Library and Beyond - Locating systematic reviews can help inform patient care or be an important step in gap analysis when planning a study. This class will cover how to effectively use the Cochrane Library, Medline, and CINAHL to locate systematic reviews.

Follow us on Twitter (@UTMBLibrary) or Facebook to keep up with the class schedule and other Library news!

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Contact:     Email: Julie Trumble     For: Moody Medical Library     Phone: 409-772-3642
 
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Research Conflicts of Interest Annual Disclosure Period
First Published 2/26/2015

Research Conflicts of Interest annual disclosure period has begun and will end March 31, 2015.   It is required that all those responsible for the design, conduct, and reporting of research complete and submit a financial disclosure for outside activities completed in 2014.  This disclosure process is submitted using the UT System Outside Activity Portal, which can be accessed at http://outsideactivity.utsystem.edu/.   

New for the 2014 disclosure period, for those with no interests to disclose, a “No Activity” button has been added to the Home Portal to facilitate a more straightforward negative disclosure process—simply click the button, check the box for "I have nothing to disclose" and finalize your negative disclosure for 2014.                                                               

Multiple resources are available at the COI website, located at http://www.utmb.edu/coi/, including detailed walkthroughs of the disclosure process, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the COI Office at coi.in@utmb.eduor 409-266-9435.   

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Contact:     Email: coi.in@utmb.edu     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 409.266.9435
 
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March 1 Deadline - Submissions for Clinical & Translational Research Forum
First Published 2/26/2015

March 1st is submission deadline - All UTMB faculty, fellows, staff and students are invited and encouraged to present a research poster. All UTMB Institutes, Centers and core labs are invited to contact ITS about reserving an information table describing cores/facilities/resources available to faculty, fellows, staff and student investigators. 

The Office of the VP for Research and Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) are hosting the 3rdAnnual Clinical & Translational Research Forum on March 11, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Hallway between Research Building 6 (RB6) and UTMB Health Clinics (UHC). The forum provides a venue for:

  • exchanging information about the full spectrum of research at UTMB
  • identifying resources provided by UTMB Institutes, Centers, and core laboratories
  • exploring the process of translation and its role in developing interventions to improve human health.

Everyone is invited to participate in and attend this showcase of UTMB’s research and learn about the facilities and services available to investigators.   

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Contact:     Email: Marie Carr     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-4185
 
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Got Respect? Building Positive Relationships-An Open Forum for Faculty
First Published 2/26/2015

The UTMB Professionalism Committee is hosting an open discussion for Faculty regarding RESPECT with peers, students, staff and patients on March 10, 2015.   The event will be facilitated by members of the UTMB Professionalism Committee:  Barbara A. Bonificio, Director Patient Care Services and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer; Dr. Mark Holden, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine; Dr. Joan Nichols, Professor, Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases; and Dr. Karen Szauter, Professor, Department of Medicine/Office of Clinical Simulation.   Lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited.  RSVP required

Time: Noon.   Location: The Caduceus Room, Administration Building.  One hour CME* or CNE** (Ethics/Professionalism) available.   RSVP by 03/06/2015 extension 71247 or on line https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NB296J2

 

 *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 Credits™. 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 activity for 1 hour of credit in medical ethics/professional responsibility, 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.  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.
 

Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247     Fax: (409) 772-9944
 
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Introduction to Velos eResearch
First Published 2/26/2015

Velos Training:

Wednesday, March 4
9:30 a.m. to Noon
RSH 4.302/4.304

All researchers interested in submitting protocols to the IRB for review must use Velos to initiate the process. Please plan to attend an Introduction to Velos training session to learn how to use the system to submit a study for review, as well as manage your studies after approval. Training is required for access to the Velos system.

 Class size is limited and requires advance registration. Register at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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IPE Day Registration
First Published 2/26/2015

Student registration is underway for IPE Day to be held March 5 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event allows students from all four schools to collaborate with peers and faculty in a conference-style afternoon. The event begins at 1 p.m. with a keynote speech by Dr. Victor Sierpina followed by two workshops. To register go to https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form23/index.html

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Contact:     Email: Shelley Smith     For: Interprofessional Education and Practice     Phone: 2-0213
 
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Free Weight Loss Seminar
First Published 2/23/2015

*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

 

UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UTMB - Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center

2240 Gulf Freeway South

League City, Texas 77573

6:00 pm

 

The UTMB Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery is hosting  a seminar on weight loss options. The seminar is free and will discuss medical and surgical weight loss options available. For more information or to register for the seminar please call 832-505-1500.

 

Contact:

For:

Phone:

Fax:

Contact:     Email: Kelli Gondesen, RN, BSN, CBN     For: The Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery     Phone: x51500 or (832)505-1500     Fax: (281) 614-0686
 
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Just the FAX: take the UTMB Fax Usage Survey!
First Published 2/23/2015
 
Information Services (IS) is gathering information about the data UTMB distributes through fax transmission. We would love to know more about how your area utilizes fax machines-- what sort of data are you transmitting, where is that data going, what type of machine are you using to send it, etc. The information we gather will be used to design a faxing environment that better meets UTMB’s needs.
 
It’s important to gather information from all areas of UTMB, including clinical care, research, education and business. We appreciate your time; this survey should take just a few minutes:  http://survey.utmb.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=740L9p8
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Contact:     Email: Matt Havard     For: Information Services, Enterprise Systems     Phone: 62164
 
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--- -- --- VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY --- -- ---
First Published 2/25/2015


Our van has an immediate opening for Clear Lake and League City riders. Ideal for the Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm, work shift.  Pick up riders at Bay Area Park & Ride and Sportsplex parking lot in League City.  Stops at the circle at 9th St. and Market St.

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

Thanks! 

Contact:     Email: Luz Cheng     For: EHS - Radiation Safety Program     Phone: 21781
 
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Scholarships for Field Epidemiology Course in Peru
First Published 2/25/2015

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015

The Coordinating Center for Global Health invites applicants for the Field Epidemiology Course in Northern Peru.  Scholarships will cover a $500 airfare stipend and tuition for course in Peru ($3000, also covers room and board during the course) for UTMB students (SOM, SON, SHP, GSBS), residents, and fellows to participate in a Field Epidemiology experience for two weeks in Northern Peru.  Students will be responsible for the cost of immunizations and any additional nights spent in Peru outside of the timeframe of the course.  Course credit is available for medical students and graduate school students.

The course will begin on August 3 and run through August 14.  Trainees must arrive in Lima by August 2.

Interested applicants should have some knowledge of epidemiology (e.g. medical school courses), and/or at least a basic familiarity with Spanish.

For application, please email Caley Satterfield at casatter@utmb.edu

See what students had to say about the 2010 Field Epi experience:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=709gMvbhlyQ

Contact:     Email: Caley Satterfield     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 2-0637
 
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SXSW Event, Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Highlight UT Research, Innovation and Contributions to Texas
First Published 2/19/2015

The University of Texas System Office of Technology and Commercialization will be a program partner with the 2015 SXSW Interactive event taking place in Austin, Texas. We are inviting you and interested students to attend and share the word about an exciting event we will be hosting.

On Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. a two part discussion/conversation, exhbit and reception will take place on the plaza of the University of Texas System Ashbel Smith Hall located at 201 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

Innovative start-up companies from the campuses of the University of Texas System will be on display.

            Cecilia Conrad, Ph.D., Vice President of the MacArthur Fellows program, will lead a conversation with some of the brightest minds within the University of Texas System, some of which include:

  • Jim Allison, Ph.D.,-Chair of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Immunology Department and winner of  Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his work finding a new approach to fighting cancer by attacking it through the body's immune system.
  • Thomas Geisbert, Ph.D.,-Professor of microbiology and immunology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is currenlty testing potential Ebola vaccines and treatments and was recently named one of the Time magazine's 2014 Persons of the Year.
  • Clay Johnston, M.D. -Dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and University Vice President for Medical Affairs.     

  

For Questions Contact:

Julie Goonewardene, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment, jgoonewardene@utsystem.edu or (512) 499-4355

*Click the "more information" link below to register.

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Contact:     Email: Sundeep Mattamana     For: Office of Technology Transfer     Phone: 4097720374
 
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New web portal provides 24/7 access to HR-related information and support
First Published 2/19/2015

 

Human Resources is pleased to introduce the HR Service Center web portal. The new web portal offers easy, online access to information, policies and procedures related to benefits, common life events, compensation, Manager Self Service transactions and retirement. It also allows you to submit online requests for customer service support at any time.

To log in to the web portal, simply follow these steps:

  • Go to Employee Self Service
  • Enter your UTMB user ID and password
  • Click on Main Menu
  • Select Self Service
  • Click on HR Service Center

You also may refer to the following tools and resources for more-detailed information on accessing and using the web portal.

For questions or assistance with the web portal, please contact the HR Benefits and Business Center at (409) 772-2630 or toll-free at (866) 996-8862. HR specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact:     Email: HR Benefits and Business Center     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Candice Osborne - Revised
First Published 2/19/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Candice Osborne

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

February 27, 2015

2:00 P.M.

SHP 1.104

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

EXAMINATION OF THE BURN INJURY MODEL SYSTEMS AND THE MULTICENTER BENCHMARKING OUTCOME MEASURES USING THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF FUNCTIONING, DISABILITY AND HEALTH

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Kenneth Ottenbacher, Ph.D., Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Walter Meyer, M.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

James Graham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Oscar Suman, Ph.D., Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Rune Simeonsson, Ph.D., Professor, School Psychology and Early Childhood Education, School Psychology Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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UTMB to Host a Nursing Job Fair on March 6 and 9 – Invite Interested RNs for a Chance to Earn a $3,000 Referral Bonus
First Published 2/20/2015

 

All UTMB employees are eligible for a $3,000 bonus by referring an ADN or a BSN degreed nurse for the Health System Clinical Enterprise.

  • This referral bonus program will run until May 30, 2015.
  • If your referral meets the applicant requirements and 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 employed at UTMB at the time of each payout.
  • There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make, which can really add up for you and benefit UTMB at the same time.

Please invite your referrals to attend our upcoming Nursing Job Fair to learn more about joining our patient care family.

The job fair will held Friday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Monday, March 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Primary Care Pavilion, Room 2.268. Staff members will be available to answer questions, conduct onsite interviews and even extend job offers. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the $3,000 nursing referral bonus program and applicant requirements, click here. For more information about the upcoming job fair, click here

Contact:     Email: Bree Akingbola     For: Talent Acquisition and Recruitment     Phone: (409) 266-2246
 
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March 4- Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch
First Published 2/25/2015

Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Abner Mason, Founder and CEO, ConsejoSano and Workplace Wellness Council of Mexico for UTMB Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch, Wednesday, March 4, 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, “ConsejoSano: Leapfrogging Barriers and Borders to Connect Hispanics to High Quality, Affordable Healthcare.” We hope you will join Mr. Mason for the discussion on this very important topic in health care. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored bythe UTMB Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and the UTMB student chapters of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.

For those unable to attend the lecture in person, a remote broadcast of the lecture can be scheduled for UTMB locations equipped for videoconferencing by contacting Veronica Pleasant in Videoconferencing Services at ext. 79037 by March 4 at 10:00 a.m. Please provide your location and IP address when requesting service. The webcast can also be viewed live from a PC using the Windows Media HD link: http://129.109.197.58/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6 or Apple Quick Time Media Player: http://129.109.152.33/strea.sdp (please copy and paste URL using Apple Quick Time Media Player software). The broadcast will not be interactive.

For information, contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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Letter of Intent for High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) Deadline: March 10, 2015
First Published 2/23/2015

The next round of competition for the NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) is due May 29, 2015 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-118.html).  Investigators and groups interested in developing this type of application will need to submit a Letter of Intent (maximum length is 2 pages).  The deadline for submitting the Letter of Intent is March 10, 2015.  The Letter of Intent must include the following information:

  • Equipment being considered
  • Justification for the equipment
  • List of Users 

Please email the Letter of Intent to Toni D’Agostino (email: todagost@utmb.edu) by March 10, 2015.

REMINDERS:   All research applications should go through the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to submission. Please contact your pre-award analyst (http://research.utmb.edu/AboutUs/PrePostSpecialists.aspx ) if you plan to apply for this opportunity.

PI must submit all material to the Office of Sponsored Projects ten (10) working days prior to the submission deadline.  http://research.utmb.edu/AskForFunding/Files/PolicyStatementDeadlines2013.pdf.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 2/24/2015

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

 

“Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?”

 

 

Michael K. Gould, MD, MS

Director for Health Services Research & Implementation Science

Department of Research and Evaluation

Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Pasadena, California

Thursday, February 26, 2015

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium

 

 

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

1.       Describe potential benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT.

2.       Understand how tradeoffs may vary for individual patients depending on the baseline risk of lung cancer and other factors.

3.       Gain familiarity with existing lung cancer risk assessment models.

 

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

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Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDS, Residents, Students and Alumni

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Randall Urban, Dr.  Mark Holden, Dr. Richard Goodgame, Mrs. Kimblyn Raschke 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 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Everyone is welcome

Contact:     Email: Kim Raschke     For: Internal Medicine     Phone: 21176     Fax: 28762
 
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Discover Journals from the Library, Stay Current in Your Reading
First Published 2/24/2015

The Moody Medical Library is now sponsoring BrowZine, a great new service that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s journals, all in a format optimized for your smartphone, iPad, or Android tablet.

Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, Zotero, Papers and more

Get started in three easy steps:

  • From your device, go to your app store (Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon), search for “BrowZine” and download it for free
  • Open BrowZine and select University of Texas Medical Branch from the list (tip: avoid scrolling by searching “medical branch”)
  • Enter your UTMB email username and password.

Start browsing and reading your favorite journals!

To learn more, please take a look at this short two-minute video or visit our guide to get started.

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Contact:     Email: Julie Trumble     For: Moody Medical Library     Phone: 409-772-3642
 
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Apply Now! UTMB Saturday Biomedical Science Academy for 4th-6th graders
First Published 2/24/2015

UTMB Educational Outreach-Science Education is offering the Saturday Biomedical Science Academy to 4th-6th grade students. The 2015 Spring session targets students from Galveston, Dickinson, Texas City, Hitchcock, Santa Fe and La Marque who are enrolled in private and public schools as well as those who are home-schooled are eligible to apply. Students outside of the listed areas will be considered, if space is available. Students must apply online at http://www.utmb.edu/oeo/students/ssa/default.asp . The application deadline is Feb. 27.

This science enrichment program is free to participants. The three-session program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 11, April 18 and May 2. Applicants must commit to attending all three sessions.

 Our goal is to provide a medium that will allow 4th-6th grade students an opportunity to:
- Stimulate student knowledge, appreciation and interest for science and related fields.
- Participate in fun hands-on activities in basic chemistry, forensic science, biology and anatomy.
- See how creative, fun and applicable science can be.

For more information, contact Alicia C. Simmons in the UTMB Office of Educational Outreach-Science Education at ext. 29119 or (409) 772-9119.      

Contact:     Email: Alicia C. Simmons     For: UTMB Office of Educational Outreach     Phone: ext. 29119
 
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PMCh Seminar Series
First Published 2/24/2015


“Public Reporting by Multi-Stakeholder Health Alliances and Its Impact on Consumer Awareness and Use of Quality Information”

Yunfeng Shi, PhD
Faculty Reserach Associate
Center fo Health Care and Policy Research
Department of Health Policy and Adminstration
Pennsylvanina State University

Thursday, February 26th
Noon
1.104 Ewing Hall

Lunch Provided

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: PMCH     Phone: 21128
 
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Epidemiological & Statistical Methods in Translational Research Tools & Techniques - **REGISTRATION NOW OPEN**
First Published 2/24/2015

Epidemiological & Statistical Methods in Translational Research: Tools and Techniques”, is a series of weekly sessions offered by the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office (Karl E. Anderson, M.D. Course Director, Christine M. Acari, Ph.D., M.P.H., Module Director). This module will begin Monday, March 3, 2015, 5:15 p.m., Research Building 6 (formerly Children’s Hospital), Room 2.312. The one hour sessions will provide an overview of ethics, methods, and issues in the conduct of research involving human subjects.  Risk Education and GME credits are available for selected sessions; additionally, it is also approved for credit for graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

NEW for this year, participants may register ON-LINE! To register, please visit: https://redcapproject.utmb.edu/surveys/index.php?s=nWEta6

(You must be inside the UTMB “firewall” or if off-campus, VPN)

For more information, please visit: http://www.its.utmb.edu/documents/EpideStatsBrochure.pdf  or contact the Institute for Translational Sciences Education Office at 772-1484.   

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Contact:     Email: Donna Adams     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 772-1484
 
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***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS***
First Published 2/25/2015

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT-PAPERS DUE BY 5:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 27, 2015

The Neuroscience Community at UTMB is very pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 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 printed copies of the papers must be received by 5:00 P.M. on February 27, 2015. 

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: 772-2124
 
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