UTMB Announcements for 7/3/2015

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***TODAY***Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Student Summer Seminar Series***TODAY***
Ride to Work in Comfort!
TAKE NOTE: iSpace failover testing scheduled for July 11
The Final Oral Examination of Amy Mrazek
Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
UTMB Hospitals and Clinics Nursing Ethics Seminar - Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics
Campus Bible Study
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study
UTMB Certificate in Public Health
Volunteers Needed for Menopause and Insomnia Study
The Final Oral Examination of Amit Kumar

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
NIDA T32 Institutional Training Program Predoctoral Call for Nominations6/29/2015
Superior Vision Benefits Reminder6/29/2015
Employee Benefits Fairs – July 8, 9 and 107/2/2015
You are invited to the inaugural meeting of UTMB’s Veterans Resource Group on Aug. 5!7/2/2015

***TODAY***Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Student Summer Seminar Series***TODAY***
First Published 7/3/2015

Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Program

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

and

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Present a

Seminar by

Yafang Zhang

Graduate Assistant

"Reinoic Acid Signaling in the Nucleus Accumbens: a Novel Mechanism Controlling Addiction-Related Behavior"

***TODAY***

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Research Building 6   1.206 Auditorium

Contact:     Email: Penny S. Welsh     For: Pharmacology & Toxicology     Phone: 409-772-9626     Fax: 409-772-9648
 
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Ride to Work in Comfort!
First Published 7/3/2015

 

Join our Clear Lake - League City Vanpool!

Our van has all Captain Chair seats, giving the riders comfort and privacy.  Ideal for the Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, work schedule.  We pick up at Bay Area Park & Ride (on Bay Area and Feathercraft) and at the League City Sportsplex (on FM 96). 

Call Luz Cheng at ext. 24970 or (409) 682-1766 for more details and free trial rides.

Thank you!

Contact:     Email: Luz Cheng     For: EHS     Phone: 21781
 
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TAKE NOTE: iSpace failover testing scheduled for July 11
First Published 7/3/2015

On Saturday, July 11, Information Services will be testing the iSpace (Xythos) failover process planned for disaster recovery. iSpace and Xythos Drive will be unavailable to all users; this will also include documents linked from UTMB web sites. The outage will start at 4:00 pm and is expected to last between 5 and 6 hours. During this time, iSpace may appear to be available, but login attempts will fail. A notificaton on the iSpace login page will make this clear.
 
It is critically important to test failover processes before an actual need arises. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this test.

Contact:     Email: Terry Janak     For: IS EIS     Phone: 62135
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Amy Mrazek
First Published 7/3/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Amy A. Mrazek

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

July 15, 2015

9:00 A.M.

John Sealy Annex 6.164

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF A PHARMACOLOGIC AGENT FOR THE TREATMENT OF RECURRENT ACUTE PANCREATITIS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Celia Chao, M.D., Associate Professor, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Mark Hellmich, Ph.D., Professor, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Jia Zhou, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Miriam Falzon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Dai Chung, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Taylor Riall, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
First Published 7/3/2015

The Police Badge and Administration Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm.

We will re-open, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8:00 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept     Phone: 772-1503
 
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UTMB Hospitals and Clinics Nursing Ethics Seminar - Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics
First Published 7/3/2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

12:00-2:00 PM

Research Bldg. 6, Room 2.312

Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics:  Staying Off the Edge with the Texas BON

Presented by:

David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer

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

Nurses who attend this presentation will receive 2.0 continuing nursing education contact hours.

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

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 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 CNE course meets the Texas Board of Nursing’s Mandatory CNE Requirements and contains information related to the Texas Nursing Practice Act, the Board's rules, including §217.11 of this title (relating to Standards of Nursing Practice), the Board's position statements, principles of nursing ethics, and professional boundaries.

Contact:     Email: Maribel M. Marquez-Bhojani, MS, BSN, RN-BC     For: Nursing Education, Advancement and Resources     Phone: 409-772-8399
 
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Campus Bible Study
First Published 7/3/2015

We will continue Bible study with "The Residence of the Divine Spirit.” Join us Fridays from 12-12:50 PM at the Jamail Student Center second floor, Budget Room 2.124. All are welcome. Lunch is provided, but you may also bring your own.

Contact:     Email: Bible Study     For: Campus     Phone: 304-376-5817
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study
First Published 7/3/2015

 

Subjects With Asthma or COPD Are Needed 

You could qualify for one of our studies if you have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma or COPD and are 18 years or older.  

 

William J. Calhoun, M.D.

Principal Investigator

Clinical Trails Office

Contact:     Email: Rochelle Simmons     For: Internal Med-Pulmonary/Critica     Phone: 409-772-5503     Fax: 409-7471881
 
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UTMB Certificate in Public Health
First Published 7/3/2015

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health is offering a Certificate in Public Health. The 12-credit, three-course certificate offers graduate training in the five foundational areas of public health – biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences.  It is ideal if you are seeking training in the basic skills and concepts of public health to enhance your current degree and/or expand your job opportunities.  It can be completed full-time in 1 semester (Fall) or part-time over 2 years.   See WEBSITE for more information.

Please contact Shannon Carroll (Academic Coordinator) directly if you are interested in applying! The applications deadline is July 7, 2015.

 

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Contact:     Email: Shannon Carroll     For: PMCH     Phone: 26635
 
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Volunteers Needed for Menopause and Insomnia Study
First Published 7/3/2015

Are you peri- or post-menopausal and suffering from insomnia?

Investigators at UTMB are conducting a preliminary evaluation of a behavioral (non-drug) treatment for insomnia and hot flashes in women who are transitioning into menopause or are post-menopausal.

You may qualify if you:

  • Are transitioning into menopause or are post-menopausal
  • Have difficulty sleeping
  • Have hot flashes at night
  • Are otherwise healthy

The study involves:

  • Individual therapy with a nurse therapist
  • Overnight sleep studies
  • Wearing a watch-like device to monitor your sleep

Reimbursement for lost time, travel, and expenses will be provided!

If interested, please contact Jessica Meers at jmmeers@utmb.edu or 409-747-4971

 

Contact:     Email: Jessica Meers     For: OBGYN Behavioral Health     Phone: 409-747-4971
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Amit Kumar
First Published 7/3/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Amit Kumar

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

July 14, 2015

10:00 A.M.

Rebecca Sealy 6.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

EVALUATING COMORBIDITY INDICES FOR PREDICTING POST-ACUTE OUTCOMES IN U.S. MEDICARE POPULATION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

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

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

Amol Karmarkar, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Alai Tan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Linda Resnik, Ph.D. PT, Associate Professor, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University, Providence , RI

Anne Deutsch, Ph.D., BSN, CRRN, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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NIDA T32 Institutional Training Program Predoctoral Call for Nominations
First Published 6/29/2015

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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Superior Vision Benefits Reminder
First Published 6/29/2015

UTMB Health Optical Center optometrists Drs. Praveena Gupta and Mathew Crookston would like to remind UTMB employees to use their 2014 - 2015 Superior Vision benefits this fiscal year before they expire after August 31, 2015.

Stop by one of two locations and view our great selection of designer frames including Tom Ford, Michael Kor, Silhouette, Prada, Coach, ZigEyewear and many more.

Call today and schedule your eye appointment with Dr. Gupta or Dr. Crookston:

Galveston Location Appointments: 409-747-5800.

  • 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Hours - Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm, Closed 12-1pm

Texas City Location Appointments: 409-978-4321

  • 10121 Emmett F. Lowry Expy
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Hours – Monday 9:30am-5:00pm (closed 12-1pm), Tuesday 1:00-5:00, Wed 1:00-5:00 Thursday 8:00-12:00, Friday 1:00-5:00  

Contact:     Email: Optical Center     For: Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences     Phone: 409-7474-5800     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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Employee Benefits Fairs – July 8, 9 and 10
First Published 7/2/2015

 

Get ready for annual enrollment with UTMB’s Employee Benefits Fairs! Stop by one of these fairs to learn more about the benefits enrollment options and processes for the 2015–2016 plan year:   

Galveston Campus
Wednesday, July 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Levin Hall, Dining Room
10th and Market Streets
Galveston, TX 77555

League City Campus
Thursday, July 9
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2nd Floor
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573

Angleton Danbury Campus
Friday, July 10
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Professional Office Building, Auditorium
132 E. Hospital Drive
Angleton, TX 77515

Representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Delta Dental, Superior Vision and other plan providers will be onsite to discuss their services and answer your questions.

For more information about the Employee Benefits Fairs, email benefits.services@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Benefits Services     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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You are invited to the inaugural meeting of UTMB’s Veterans Resource Group on Aug. 5!
First Published 7/2/2015

 

UTMB invites all employees and students to the inaugural meeting of its Veterans Resource Group (VRG) on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

The VRG’s mission is to provide support to those who have served, or are currently serving, in the armed forces and their family members and friends, who represent an important dimension of diversity and inclusion at UTMB.

The group is open to all employees and students – regardless of veteran status – and its primary objectives are to assist veterans with their transition to the workplace; educate non-veterans on the importance of inclusion; and support the hiring and development of former and current service members.

The meeting will be held on the Galveston Campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 6.300. All members of the UTMB community are welcome to attend this networking event, and no registration is needed. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the VRG and how you can get involved, click here or email veterans@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4862
 
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