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Apply Now – FY17 Physician Leadership Academy
Change in Location:: Inaia Phoenix Final Oral

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Now accepting new membership applications for FY17 UTMB Diversity Council6/27/2016
Learn more about transgender issues in the workplace on June 286/27/2016
The Final Oral Examination of Shannon Ronca6/21/2016
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES WHITE COAT CEREMONY - ALL INVITED6/27/2016
Cell Line Authentication (STR Analysis)6/24/2016
Neuroscience Grand Rounds6/27/2016
Get your UTMB lanyard!6/27/2016

Apply Now – FY17 Physician Leadership Academy
First Published 6/28/2016

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the FY17 Physician Leadership Academy. 

The Physician Leadership Academy addresses the transformations taking place in health care delivery, and those who take part in the 13-month program will:

  • Gain a better understanding of their leadership and communication styles
  • Increase their knowledge of management practices and the business of health care
  • Develop the skills and confidence needed to effectively lead people and processes
  • Benefit from greater collaboration across departments and disciplines

The Academy is open to all medical directors and physicians, and the deadline for submitting a nomination packet (i.e., online application, letter of support from department chair and curriculum vitae) is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1.

For more information about the academy or to begin the FY17 nomination process, see http://hr.utmb.edu/tod/physicianleadership/.

Contact:     Email: Dr. Ian Barrett     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8692
 
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Change in Location:: Inaia Phoenix Final Oral
First Published 6/28/2016

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Inaia Rochelle Phoenix

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

June 30, 2016

2:00 P.M.

MRB 4.145

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

MANIPULATION OF THE RIFT VALLEY FEVER M-SEGMENT FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Tetsuro Ikegami, Ph.D., DVM, Associate Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

John Morrill, Ph.D., DVM, Adjunct Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Alexander Freiberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Robert Tesh, M.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Hideki Ebihara, Ph.D., Investigator, Molecular Virology and Host-Pathogen Interaction Unit, NIH/NIAID, Hamilton, MT

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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Now accepting new membership applications for FY17 UTMB Diversity Council
First Published 6/27/2016

 

The UTMB Diversity Council assists with the development and implementation of programs and initiatives that reinforce the institution’s core value of diversity.

Members of the FY17 council will work together to:

  • Harness the broad spectrum of ideas, experiences and voices that characterize the UTMB community
  • Preserve an inclusive and collaborative environment that actively promotes and values diversity in its broadest sense
  • Ensure that best practices in support of diversity and inclusion are woven throughout the fabric of university life

The council is open to all faculty, staff and students, and it will meet once a month on the Galveston Campus.

If you are interested in serving on the council, click here to complete an online application. Paper copies of the application also are available at the HR Welcome Center and Jamail Student Center. The deadline for submitting an application is midnight, Thursday, June 30.

For questions or more information, please see the UTMB Diversity Council Get Involved web page or email the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at culture@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4862
 
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Learn more about transgender issues in the workplace on June 28
First Published 6/27/2016

 

In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, the UTMB Diversity Council will host an interactive workshop on transgender issues in the workplace.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Levin Hall Main Auditorium and is open to all faculty, staff and students. It will address potential and existing obstacles facing the transgender community in health care, including key distinctions in terminology and language.

This educational experience will also support UTMB’s participation in the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index, which is the national benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees.

For questions or more information about the workshop, please email culture@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4875
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Shannon Ronca
First Published 6/21/2016

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Shannon Elizabeth Ronca

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

July 8, 2016

10:00 A.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

ANIMAL MODELS FOR BEHAVIORAL CHANGES OR HEARING LOSS UPON ACUTE VIRUS INFECTIONS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Slobodan Paessler, DVM, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Tomoko Makishima, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Nadezda Yun, M.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

Janko Nikolich-Zugich, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Immunobiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES WHITE COAT CEREMONY - ALL INVITED
First Published 6/27/2016

The Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony is a tradition that began in 2001 for physician assistant students in the UTMB School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program.  Eighty-nine students will get their white coats and take the professional oath on Friday, July 1st at 6 p.m. in Levin Hall.  The entire campus community is invited to the ceremony.  Please join us in celebrating and congratulating our newest class of PA students.   

Contact:     Email: Shirley McGraw     For: Physician Assistant Studies     Phone: 772-9565     Fax: 772-9710
 
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Cell Line Authentication (STR Analysis)
First Published 6/24/2016

To provide for compliance with the NIH policies on enhancing reproducibility through rigor and transparency (NOT-OD-15-103), the Molecular Genomics (MG) Core (MRB 6.160) will begin offering STR analysis of genomic DNA isolated from human cells maintained in culture.  Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis is a well-established technique for assessing cell line identity and has been the subject of a comprehensive evaluation (ASN-0002) by the ATCC Standard Development Organization (SDO). STR analysis will use a PCR-based strategy to target nine human STR loci and the amelogenin gene (gender determination). Amplicons are analyzed using capillary electrophoresis on an ABI genomic analyzer and the resulting profile is compared to the STR database maintained by ATCC. The results from this analysis can be used in providing evidence of compliance for the cell line authentication that is being requested by the NIH and many scientific journals.

Cost : $50.00/ cell sample

Please provide 2-3 µg of genomic DNA in 10-20 µl sterile water.

MG Core website: http://www.scmm.utmb.edu/genomics/

Questions?  Contact Dr. Thomas Wood  tgwood@utmb.edu

Molecular Genomics Core

MRB 6.136A

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Thomas G. Wood     For: BMB     Phone: 409-747-0387
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 6/27/2016

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Lei Lu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

UTMB

 

"The Neuropsychological Examination"

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

Objectives:

1.  Review the examination purposes.

2.  Review the examination procedures. 

3.  Review the major disorders of the nervous system with neuropsychological sequelae.

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson, Michele Sefcik, and Brenda Johnson have no relevevant 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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Get your UTMB lanyard!
First Published 6/27/2016
What's the No. 1 thing employees can do to improve campus safety? Wear your ID badge! 
Don’t forget to stay a-WEAR
•  Wear your badge •  Every day •  All shifts •  Responsibly
 
Swing by the following locations between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to get your free UTMB lanyard
 
Tuesday, June 28
John Sealy Hospital
Hallway near Starbucks
 
Wednesday, June 29
Jennie Sealy Hospital
Hallway near Einstein Bagels
 
Thursday, June 30
League City Campus
Front Lobby area
 
Contact:     Email: Kristen Hensley     For: Marketing & Communications     Phone: 409-772-8772
 
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