UTMB Announcements for 9/4/2015

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ADC Voicemail Scheduled Maintenance
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Scheduled Epic Maintenance
UTMB Hospitals and Clinics Nursing Ethics Seminar
Hector P. Garcia Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
Campus Bible Study
SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS START OVER WITH THE BEGINNING OF NEW FISCAL YEAR
Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
English Enhancement Course for Professionals

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
**ABSTRACTS: 19th Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session9/2/2015
2nd Annual Galveston Scavenger Hunt8/27/2015
TRS Member Contribution Changes, Effective September 1st, 20158/31/2015
New August Friday Focus Available Online!8/31/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Regina Hale9/2/2015
** THANK YOU! School Supplies Drive **9/2/2015
Volunteer Opportunity - Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and 5k Run9/2/2015
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - ACADEMY OF MASTER CLINICIANS9/3/2015
**OSLER CLUB MEETING, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015**9/2/2015
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study9/2/2015

ADC Voicemail Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 9/4/2015

The existing Voicemail system at ADC is currently on an unsupported software release (2.1) and hence must be upgrade to latest release (6.3).
When:
Upgrade of ADC Avaya phone system will be done in two phases. Phase 1 is upgrade of the PBX(Phone System) and Phase 2 is upgrade of the voicemail system. Voicemail system (Phase 2) will be upgraded on September 4, 2015 from 10:00 PM - Midnight
Impact:
Phase 2 (Voicemail system Upgrade)
There is no impact to incoming or outgoing phone calls at ADC. During this maintenance window, users will not be able to leave or retrieve voicemail messages. Upgraded voicemail system will be accessed via the same number (8400) after the phase 2. Users can access their old voicemail messages (existing in an old system) by dialing 6099 which will be accessible for 30 days post voicemail system upgrade (Phase 2).

Contact:     Email: Stephen Chupp     For: is-Ops-VoiceServices     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
First Published 9/4/2015

 

 Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

SEMINAR

Presents

“Alternative splicing regulatory networks in development and their disruption in disease”

Presented by

 Thomas A. Cooper, M.D.

S. Donald Greenberg Professor

Department of Pathology and Immunology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

September 10, 2015

4:00 p.m.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY:  Muge Martinez, Ph.D.

Contact:     Email: Betty Sordahl     For: BMB     Phone: 22271
 
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Scheduled Epic Maintenance
First Published 9/4/2015

********* Epic Outage *********

On Tuesday, 9/8/2015, from 9pm to Midnight (2100 - 2359), Epic will be
unavailable due to server maintenance.

During the Epic Outage, clicking on the UTMB EMR icon will take you to a READ ONLY version of Epic production.

********* Epic Outage *********

The following applications should not be impacted but do have potential impact.

PACS
Admin VMware
RightFax
Softmed
Tmics
Copia
Ewdocs

Contact:     Email: Rich Thomas     For: IS - Ops - Techsvs     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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UTMB Hospitals and Clinics Nursing Ethics Seminar
First Published 9/4/2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

13:00-1400

Research Building, Room 2.312

(Formerly “Children’s Auditorium”)

ETHICAL ISSUES IN PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING

Presented by:

Gail Kwarciany, MSN, RN-BC, OCN, AOCNS

Clinical Educator, TDCJ Nursing

Nurses who attend this presentation will receive 1.0 continuing nursing education contact hours.

 You must be present for the entire presentation to obtain credit.

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

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

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.

Contact:     Email: Maribel M. Marquez-Bhojani, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Educator     For: Nursing Education, Advancement and Resources     Phone: 409-772-8399
 
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Hector P. Garcia Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
First Published 9/4/2015

Hector P. Garcia Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Friday, September 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Levin Hall Dining Room

Please respond by Monday, September 14, to Robin Baker, Office of University Events, at events.oua@utmb.edu or 409-747-6735

 

The Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competence Award honors his legacy of commitment and service by recognizing a current UTMB student of medicine, nursing, allied health sciences or graduate of biomedical sciences who best exemplifies Dr. Garcia’s Commitment to quality health care for all.  RSVP requested, contact Robin Baker at 747-6735.

Key Note Speaker:  Dr. Juliet V. García, Executive Director, UT Americas Institute

Dr. Juliet V. García has devoted her life’s work to public service and has become a national thought leader in higher education innovation. Named the first female Mexican-American president of a US college or university in 1986 at Texas Southmost College, Dr. García then spearheaded the creation of the University of Texas at Brownsville in 1991 forming a unique partnership with the community college that consolidated the fiscal, physical and human resources of both institutions, eliminated redundancy in administrative structures, increased efficiency, and eliminated all transfer barriers for students in the South Texas border region.

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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences and Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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Campus Bible Study
First Published 9/4/2015

We will continue Bible study with "Obeying the sense of life.” 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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SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS START OVER WITH THE BEGINNING OF NEW FISCAL YEAR
First Published 9/4/2015

SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS START OVER WITH THE BEGINNING OF NEW FISCAL YEAR

UTMB Optometrist Dr. Matthew Crookston would like to welcome UTMB employees into the Optical Center to use their Superior Vision Benefits.  It's the beginning of the new fiscal year and you and your eligible dependents are eligible again for exam and eyeglasses or contact lenses.  Remember it does not have to be a calendar year before you can use your benefits again, a new fiscal year is all.

We offer discounts on what the insurance doesn't pay, which makes a big difference especially when you're watching pennies.  If you don't have Superior Vision not to worry, we have special eyeglass packages starting at $79.95 for single vision lenses to $149.95 for selected progressive lenses including selected frames.

Appointments Galveston 409-747-5800 , hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, closing at 12pm - 1pm.

Appointments Texas City 409-978-4321 , hours Monday 9:30am -12pm and 1pm - 5pm, Tuesday 1pm - 5pm, Wednesday 1pm - 5pm, Thursday 8am - 12pm, Friday 1pm - 5pm

  • Texas City, 10121 Emmett Lowry Expressway
  • Galveston, 700 University Blvd., near campus
  • free, convenient parking
  • yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions

Questions Galveston:  409-747-5823

Questions Texas City:  409-978-4315

 

 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
First Published 9/4/2015

The Police Badge and Administration Office will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 7th, 2015.

We will re-open, Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 8:00 am. 

Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday weekend. 
                          

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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English Enhancement Course for Professionals
First Published 9/4/2015

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP for the English Enhancement Course for Professionals. 

Is your primary language something other than English?          Would you like to improve your English speaking skills?          If so, this course is for you. 

  • Geared to Postdoctoral Scientists, however, others, are welcome to participate. Current roster includes postdocs, research scientists, faculty and visiting scientists
  • Classes on Fridays, 1-3 pm, beginning Sept. 18  through Dec. 18 (except Thanksgiving holiday), SHP/SON classroom at UTMB
  • Led by experienced faculty from the Foreign Language/English Enhancement Program at UofH-Clear Lake - a program with a 30-year history of successful work with professionals from around the world, including biochemical scientists and NASA personnel

Cost is $400 per person and includes all books and materials required. Payment by personal check or an FRS# is accepted. Deadline to sign up and pay is Wednesday, September 9.

Class size limited to 20. Contact Tammie Taylor tamtaylo@utmb.edu Ext. 23661 to reserve your space in the class TODAY.

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Contact:     Email: Tammie Taylor     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 409 772-3661
 
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**ABSTRACTS: 19th Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session
First Published 9/2/2015

Abstracts currently being accepted...deadline October 1st

http://www.utmb.edu/scoa/forum/

19th Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session

Thursday, October 22, 2015

5 - 7pm

Levin Hall Dining Room

Sponsored by

The Sealy Center on Aging

Research Services

All UTMB faculty, staff, post-docs, and students are invited.

The major purpose of the forum is to inform gerontology researchers, in particular, and the UTMB community, in general, of the types of aging research going on at UTMB and of the resources available from the Sealy Center on Aging and Research Services. Monetary awards for best student (awards sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging) and Post-doctoral (awards sponsored by Sigma Xi) posters. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Poster abstracts will be submitted online: http://www.utmb.edu/scoa/forum/

Deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, October 1st.

**Please share this information with your colleagues.**

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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2nd Annual Galveston Scavenger Hunt
First Published 8/27/2015

The Society for Neuroscience Galveston Chapter is having its 2nd Annual Galveston Scavenger Hunt on September 19 at 11:00 AM starting at Saengerfest Park to raise money for its outreach activities and for the Alzheimer's Association. Teams of 4-5 race to find clues around the island for great prizes sponsored by Fit Tri Run and other local businesses. Register by September 6 to reserve your place and guarantee a Galveston Scavenger Hunt T-shirt! 

 

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Contact:     Email: Julia Gerson     For: Neuroscience and Cell Biology     Phone: 4404882039
 
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TRS Member Contribution Changes, Effective September 1st, 2015
First Published 8/31/2015

In May 2013, the 83rdTexas Legislature, Regular Session, approved Senate Bill 1458- “TRS Benefits and Contributions” which requires contribution rates for TRS active members to increase from the current 6.7% rate to 7.2% in fiscal year 2016. Effective September 1 2015, 7.2% of eligible compensation will be deducted from your paycheck for TRS. The state contribution to match funds will remain at 6.8%.

Eligible TRS compensation includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Regular salaries and wages
  • Overtime
  • Longevity Pay
  • Vacation Leave taken with pay
  • Sick Leave taken with pay
  • Comp time taken with pay

TRS contribution rate increases will begin to appear on the following paychecks:

  • Biweekly employees will see the TRS contribution rate increases beginning with the September 18thpaycheck; and
  • Monthly employees will see the TRS contribution rate increase beginning with the October 1st paycheck.

For additional information regarding TRS and your TRS account, please visit the attached websites:

Summary of 2015 TRS-Related Legislation, HB1- State Appropriations

http://www.trs.state.tx.us/info.jsp?submenu=legislation&page_id=/about/legislative_update

TRS July 2015 Newsletter, p. 8- “Active Member Contribution Rates to Increase to 7.2%”

http://www.trs.state.tx.us/about/documents/trs_newsletter.pdf

Contact:     Email: Kathy House     For: Finance-Payroll Services     Phone: 409-747-8078
 
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New August Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 8/31/2015

In this issue:

Construction Update! Jennie Sealy Hospital

New Year, New Opportunities! Welcome FY2016

Employee Advisory Council Visits UTMB’s Correctional Managed Care Teams in Gatesville

UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Preventing Falls and Injury

Service Learning: A Cornerstone for Better Health Care and Interprofessional Collaboration

Shout Outs!

 

Would you like to submit an article, photo or make a suggestion?

Contact us at friday.focus@utmb.edu

Miss an issue? Visit www.utmb.edu/fridayfocus

 

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Contact:     Email: Erin Swearingen     For: Health System Administration     Phone: 73825
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Regina Hale
First Published 9/2/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Regina L. Hale

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

September 9, 2015

2:00 P.M.

SON 1.304

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

MENTORING UP: A CLASSICAL GROUNDED THEORY EXPLORING THE PROTÉGÉ’S PERCEPTIONS OF NURSE-TO-NURSE MENTORING

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Carolyn Phillips, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Susan Nilsen, Ph.D., RN, CMN, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Alice Hill, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Yolanda Davila, Ph.D., RN, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Eileen Deges Curl, Ph.D., RN, APRN-CNS, CNE, ANEF, Professor, Department of Nursing, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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** THANK YOU! School Supplies Drive **
First Published 9/2/2015

The Department of Pediatrics and Dr. Joan Richardson would like to thank all the UTMB staff, departments and leadership for their support during this year's "Back to School Drive".  Because of your generosity we were able to not only donate school supplies, but we were able to purchase much needed uniforms and headphones for students at LA Morgan Elementary.  Our UTMB family never fails to support our community.  Thank you!  Please join us at www.facebook.com/utmbpediatrics to keep up with all our events and to find out how you may continue to support our pediatric patients and their families.

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Contact:     Email: Tayna Vazquez     For: Pediatrics     Phone: 409-772-5270
 
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Volunteer Opportunity - Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and 5k Run
First Published 9/2/2015

The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and 5k Run is an event for all ages and fitness levels. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Justin Hughes Foundation at UTMB "To raise awareness and provide assistance to medical students experiencing depression." Volunteers are needed to help with event preparation and day of festival and run activities. Duties include volunteer and runner check-in, assisting runners with time chips, and distributing festival and race information to visitors and participants. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two hours and must wear a UTMB shirt. Please contact Diana Davison for additional volunteer information at dldaviso@utmb.edu.

 

Event Date and Time:

Saturday, September 26, 2015,  6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Galveston, Texas

Festival - Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand

Run - Downtown/Runners Village, 23rd and Strand

Volunteer Schedule:

Run

¨6:15 a.m. - 9 a.m. Volunteer check-in for Shrimp Festival 5k Run

¨6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Runner registration and route monitor for Shrimp Festival 5k Run

¨7:00 a.m. - 9 a.m. Run Chip monitor

¨8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Run Chip monitor

 Festival

¨9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Shrimp Fest information booths Saengerfest Park

¨12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Shrimp Fest information booths Saengerfest Park


Link to volunteer form: http://www.utmbhpla.org/wtn/Page.asp?PageID=WTN000948&skin=HPLA

Link to Shrimp Festival: http://www.yagaspresents.com/shrimpfestival/5k.html

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739     Fax: 409-747-2757
 
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - ACADEMY OF MASTER CLINICIANS
First Published 9/3/2015

 

Call for Nominations:

The Academy of Master Clinicians

It gives me great pleasure to issue a call for nominations for membership with the Academy of Master Clinicians (AMC).

The AMC recognizes and promotes distinction in all clinical domains by fostering excellence in patient-centric care, with a commitment to developing future leaders through the tenets of the art of healing, empathy, education, scientific rigor, professionalism, mentorship and collaborative team work.

The successful candidates will be chosen for demonstrating and exemplifying the highest levels of ethics and professionalism; demonstrating superior depth of knowledge in the clinical field and pursuit of new clinical knowledge and innovative methods and strategies; striving to raise healthcare standards in the communities we serve; demonstrating attributes (trust, accountability, and stewardship) of a supportive and collaborative team player, providing superior care to all patients (safe, effective, patient-centered, culturally congruent, timely, efficient, and evidence based) in an equitable manner without favor or prejudice and being a strong patient advocate; demonstrating compassion and empathy toward patients and their families; elevating the performance of colleagues, coworkers and trainees through education, role-modeling, and mentoring; and striving for continuing quality improvement and outcomes as measured by standard benchmarks.

Nominations may be made from UTMB students, faculty, and staff.  Self nominations are also allowed.   You can obtain more information on the nomination process by visiting The Academy of Master Clinicians website at www.utmb.edu/amc

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th.  You may submit as a hard copy or electronically to Karen Little, Executive Assistant, Office of the EVP, Provost and Dean, SOM, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0133 (campus mail:  Route 0133) or via email to klittle@utmb.edu.  

Linda G. Phillips, MD

Director

The Academy of Master Clinicians Executive Committee

Contact:     Email: Karen Little     For: EVP Provost Administration     Phone: 772-4762     Fax: 772-5199
 
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**OSLER CLUB MEETING, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015**
First Published 9/2/2015

 The John P. McGovern
Academy of Oslerian Medicine
invites you to a

Meeting of the 69th UTMB Osler Club
(Dedicated to the application of Oslerian principles to
contemporary medicine and medical education.)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Open Gates Conference Center
2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX

Dialogue and Dinner:
“Academia and Industry”

Featuring:
Avi B. Markowitz, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Bill and Louise Bauer Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research
The University of Texas Medical Branch

A light buffet supper will be served.
Admission is free, but space is limited.  Reservations are advised.
For reservations, or to register for CME credit, contact Rosemary Lindley,
ext. 79680 or mcacadem@utmb.edu.
_________________________________________

Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  All members of the UTMB and surrounding communities.

Objectives:
     1. Recognize the nature of the current Conflict of Interest (COI) debate.
     2. Differentiate opinions from facts regarding COI.
     3. Interpret the available COI data critically/objectively/ethically.

Sub-objectives:
     1. Differentiate Editorials/Opinions from data regarding COI.
     2. Question all publications critically and objectively.
     3. Determine the validity of the arguments for yourself.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Avi Markowitz has the following interests to disclose: 1) grant/research support from Merck Pharma, Celgene and Novartis, and 2) member of the pharmaceutical speakers bureau for Genentech and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Jack Alperin 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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethics Statement:  UTMB designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour in ethics/professional responsibility.
 

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Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma & COPD Research Study
First Published 9/2/2015

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
 
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