UTMB Announcements for 7/28/2014

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Pharmacology & Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series
DONíT WAIT. NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO GET LASIK
USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Unveiling
20th Annual Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament
High School Summer Research Program
REGISTERING OF FACULTY AND STAFF ORGANIZATIONS
Grants For Lunch - August 5
Clinical Coordinator Monthly Meeting
Certified Research Administrator Exam Review Course Begins August 18
New July Friday Focus Available Online!
For Postdocs Only - Outstanding Service Awards - Apply Today

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study7/23/2014
Ride a van to work7/21/2014
SAVE THE DATE: Multicomponent Grant Applications Workshop7/22/2014
The Final Oral Examination of Olga Kolokoltsova7/22/2014
Payroll and Asset Management Fiscal Year-End 2014 Deadlines7/25/2014
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study7/25/2014
** ORDER FY 2014-15 CALENDAR/PLANNERS NOW **7/25/2014
2014 Professionalism Summit7/25/2014

Pharmacology & Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series
First Published 7/28/2014

Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Program

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

and

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Present a

Qualifying Proposal Seminar by

Shariq Ali

Graduate Assistant

"Paclitaxel Nanoparticles for Breast Cancer Therapy During Pregnancy"

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

BSB Auditorium, 2.212

 

Contact:     Email: Penny S. Welsh     For: Pharmacology & Toxicology     Phone: 2-9626     Fax: 2-9642
 
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DONíT WAIT. NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO GET LASIK
First Published 7/28/2014

If you’ve been thinking about LASIK, now is a great time to take the next step. Call 1-866-685-6995 today to schedule your free LASIK evaluation at Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire. Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering state-of-the-art, custom wavefront LASIK eye surgery at special pricing from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members. 

UTMB faculty member and experienced LASIK specialist and ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley is medical director of Joffe MediCenter, where heperforms custom LASIK eye surgery. A UTMB ophthalmologist with more than 17 years of LASIK experience, Dr. Merkley has performed more than 20,000 ophthalmic procedures, including corneal transplants, LASIK, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and astigmatic corrections.

Click here to friend UTMB Health Eye Center on Facebook to learn more about eye health and Eye Center news.

Contact:     Email: Joffe Center     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
First Published 7/28/2014

USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM

If you haven't used your 2013-2014 Superior Vision Benefit this fiscal year, UTMB Health Optical Center would like to remind you.  Call today to schedule your appointment for an eye exam with Dr. Gupta, or bring in your own prescription.  Stop by to see our great selection of designer frames including Tom Ford, Michael Kor, Silhouette, Prada, Coach, ZigEyewear and many more.  Take advantage of special discounts including 20% savings on your out of pocket expense on your frame choice,and 20% savings on special treatments added to prescription lenses.   Don't have Superior Vision not to worry, we have special package prices starting as low as $79.95 for single vision lenses including selected  frames to $149.95 including selected progressive lenses and selected frame.

  • 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • open 8am - 6pm Monday - Friday

Appointments:  409-747-5800

Questions:  409-747-5823

*Maui Jim and Costa sunglasses excluded from discounts 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
First Published 7/28/2014

 *** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

 UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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:     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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UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Unveiling
First Published 7/28/2014

You're Invited to an unveiling of the new

UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

4:30-6:30 p.m. Reception

5:15 p.m. Program

Angleton Danbury Campus Lobby, 132 E. Hospital Drive, Angleton, TX

Please respond by Wednesday, Aug. 20 to  Rosey Ruiz, Office of University Events, at 409.747.6735 or events.oua@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Rosey Ruiz     For: University Events     Phone: 74735     Fax: 74734
 
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20th Annual Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament
First Published 7/28/2014

Save the Date

Friday, October 10, 2014 Galveston Country Club

The Salute to Nursing Tournament held at the prestigious Galveston Country Club, has become one of the most popular events on campus and throughout the Galveston Community. The tournament has become the School’s largest fund raising event with all proceeds benefiting nursing scholarships.

Galveston Country Club
14228 Stewart Road, Galveston, Texas

10:00 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – Shotgun Start
 

Awards Ceremony & Dinner Immediately Following Tournament

For more information contact  Joan Farmer 409-772-1456

jvfarmer@utmb.edu or visit: http://son.utmb.edu/golftournament/Default.cshtml

 

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Contact:     Email: Joan Farmer     For: School of Nursing     Phone: 409-772-1456
 
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High School Summer Research Program
First Published 7/28/2014

Poster Session & Closing Reception

Poster Session & Closing Reception

 Date:   Thursday, July 31, 2014

 Time:   11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Place:   Levin Hall Dining Room, 2nd fl.

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

 

UTMB's Office of Educational Outreach encourages interaction between UTMB's scientific community and area schools through summer science camps, professional development for science teachers and other programs. Through these programs, UTMB plays an integral role in enhancing pre-college students' knowledge about science and encouraging students to pursue science careers.  Please visit our web site (www.utmb.edu/oeo) for more information. 

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Contact:     Email: Sylvia Torres     For: Office of Educational Outreach     Phone: 27836
 
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REGISTERING OF FACULTY AND STAFF ORGANIZATIONS
First Published 7/28/2014

The deadline for registering your faculty or staff organization for academic year 2015 is August 31. 2014.  Forms can be obtained by calling extension 22910 or you may contact me via email sllashwa@utmb.edu and I can send the application, guidelines, and The University of Texas System - Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents regarding Registered Organizations.

Contact:     Email: Sheryl Lashway     For: Office of the President     Phone: 409-772-2910     Fax: 409-772-5064
 
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Grants For Lunch - August 5
First Published 7/28/2014

Grants for Lunch

Tuesday, August 5
Noon – 1:00 pm
Research Building #6, Room 1.108

“Changes and Improvements in SciVal Experts:  Making a great tool better”

Presenter:  Melodi Moore, Funding Specialist, Research Services/Research Education

RSVP at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

Description:

As Research changes, so must the tools we use.  In response to this, the developers at Elsevier have addressed many of the questions asked by SciVal Experts users over the past 24 months.  Attend and find out what the latest edition of Experts has to offer you and how you can use this tool to make your research better.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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Clinical Coordinator Monthly Meeting
First Published 7/28/2014

Tuesday, August 19
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Research Building #6, 2.312

 RSVP at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

 The Office of Clinical Research invites you to come and meet Gaylene Malmberg, RN, MSN, and Clinical Research Quality Analyst for the Office of Institutional Compliance.

 Gaylene will present on what steps you need to take to avoid auditing of your clinical trials.

Gaylene has 20+ years in the Clinical Research Industry, which started here at UTMB in the Cardiology Dept., She was then recruited by Merck as a CRA, and later moved over to Takeda as a Trial Operations Manager and then to Covance as a Project Manager. We are very excited to have Gaylene back at UTMB and know that her experience will be an asset to us all.

 If time allows, we will also have a Q & A session on the process changes which were presented at the July 15th CRC meeting on Velos.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services/Clinical Research     Phone: 21976
 
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Certified Research Administrator Exam Review Course Begins August 18
First Published 7/28/2014

CRA Exam Review Course:

Research Services will present a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) Exam Review Course beginning Monday, August 18, 2014 and will continue weekly each subsequent Monday through October 27.  Classes are from 12:00–1:00 p.m. and all will be held in Research Services Conference Room 4.302 of Rebecca Sealy East.

What is a Certified Research Administrator?

The designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) means that an individual has met the eligibility requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council and has demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for the individual to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.

Qualifications/Credentials:

Candidates applying to sit for the Certified Research Administrator’s Examination must possess:

1. Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization;

OR

2.  An Associate’s Degree and 5 years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization;

OR

3. No degree and 6 years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization (this requires completion of a Petition Application, which can be found at http://www.cra-cert.org/CPRApetition.htm). 

For more information or to download the CRA Candidate Handbook, go to http://www.cra-cert.org/

Register to attend the introduction of this course on Monday August 18 at noon at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining.

For additional information please contact:

Christy Taylor, CRA
(409) 266-9431
cjtaylor@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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New July Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 7/28/2014

New July Friday Focus Available Online!

 

In this issue:

Excellent Service Starts With Us

Hydration Stations Approved for All Units

Joint Commission Readiness

Annual Enrollment Ends July 31

Inside UTMB: Donna Sollenberger Appointed to National Board

Budget Improvement Project Update

Welcome Aboard Jeremy Brynes and Michael Rape

Physical Therapy and You: Hand, Wrist & Elbow Injury Therapy from a Patient's Perspective

Operations Council Patient & Family Advisor Update with Bonnie Farmer

 

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 Lesly Swearingen     For: UTMB Health System     Phone: 73825
 
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For Postdocs Only - Outstanding Service Awards - Apply Today
First Published 7/28/2014

In recognition of the unique contributions postdoctoral scientists make at UTMB, two new awards have been established for Outstanding Service - a $1,500 cash award and a $1,000 travel award to attend the annual meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association in Baltimore next spring. Postdocs may apply for one or both awards. Click on the link below to learn more and view the application.  Deadline to apply is Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Contact:     Email: Tammie Taylor     For: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs     Phone: 409 772-3661
 
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Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study
First Published 7/23/2014

The Sealy Center for Vaccine Development is recruiting healthy men and women ages 18 and older for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) vaccine clinical trial.  Participants must be available for about 10 study visits over approximately 18 months. 

Travel reimbursement is provided.  

Please contact Lori Simon, RN at (409) 772-5278 or lasimon@utmb.edufor more information.  

Contact:     Email: Lori Simon     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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Ride a van to work
First Published 7/21/2014

Van has an opening for Clear Lake riders.  Ideal for the Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm workshift.  Pick up riders at Bay Area Park & Ride drops off at the 9th Street and Market circle.  If interested please email or call for more details.   Thanks. 

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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SAVE THE DATE: Multicomponent Grant Applications Workshop
First Published 7/22/2014

Please mark your calendars:

Multicomponent Grant Applications Workshop
September 18, 2014
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Research Bldg 6, Room 1.206

The Provost's Office is hosting a workshop on constructing and submitting large, multicomponent
grant applications, such as Center grants, U series, PPG, and R-24. The topics will include planning,
timeline, prioritization, constructing a team, communication, and what reviewers look for. There will
be presentations, with considerable time allocated for questions and general discussion.
The presenters are:

Dr. James Goodwin, Vice President and Chief Research Officer
Dr. Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, Director, Center for Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Kathryn Cunningham, Director, UTMB Center for Addiction Research
Dr. David Herndon, Director of Research, Shriner's Burn Hospital

All of the presenters have a track record of leading successful multicomponent grant applications.

Registration is not required but we would appreciate your emailing Kelley Prevou (kaprevou@utmb.edu) if you
intend to attend in order to give us an idea for number of handouts, etc.

We hope to see you there

James S. Goodwin, MD, VP of Research and Nisha J. Garg, PhD, Assoc. Director, IHII 

Contact:     Email: Kelley A. Prevou     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-747-1987     Fax: 409-747-9598
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Olga Kolokoltsova
First Published 7/22/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Olga A. Kolokoltsova

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

August 1, 2014

3:00P.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

RIG-I-ENHANCED TYPE I INTERFERON-INDEPENDENT APOPTOSIS IN RESPONSE TO JUNIN VIRUS INFECTION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

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

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

Allan Brasier, M.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Scott Weaver, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Juan Carlos de la Torre, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Payroll and Asset Management Fiscal Year-End 2014 Deadlines
First Published 7/25/2014

**PAYROLL SERVICES**

KRONOS Time Keeping

Biweekly

All leave time used through Friday, August 29, 2014 for bi-weekly paid employees must be reported on timecards by 5:00 PM August 29, 2014.   All vacation leave balances existing in KRONOS at 5:00 PM on August 31, 2014 which exceed the maximum carryover amounts will be converted to sick leave. 

Monthly

All leave time used through Sunday, August 31, 2014 for monthly paid employees must be reported on timecards by 5:00 PM August 31, 2014. All vacation leave balances existing in KRONOS at 5:00 PM on August 31, 2014 which exceed the maximum carryover amounts will be converted to sick leave. 

Failure to update timecards by the designated dates/times above will result in the rollover of vacation leave balances exceeding the maximum carryover amounts.  No adjustments will be made in FY2014 to correct timecards by moving accrued vacation hours out of sick leave.

 

Salary Cost Transfers and Prospective Funding Changes

Please adhere to deadlines provided to you by the HR Benefits and Business Center (HRBBC).

**ASSET MANAGEMENT**

Annual Inventory

The last day to meet the Institutional Goal of locating and accounting for 100% of all assets via scanning or other means (disposition forms, loan forms, unscannable assets schedule, untaggable assets schedule, etc.) is July 31, 2014.  However, Asset custodians who have yet to complete the inventory process are able to account for assets through August 29, 2014.  Inventory status reports are being forwarded to UTMB Executive Leadership on a weekly basis identifying departments that are delinquent in completing their asset inventory.
 

Asset Transfers


All Inter-Departmental Transfers (IDR's) of assets should be approved/ accepted by the receiving department by 5 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014, in order for the asset to be officially transferred between departments in FY2014.  Asset Custodians should frequently log-into the PeopleSoft Asset Management (PSAM) system to review their work list, and all transfers need to be reviewed and accepted no later than August 22nd.

 
Contact:     Email: Craig Elmore     For: Finance Payroll / Asset Management     Phone: 409-747-7901
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 7/25/2014

 

Subjects With Asthma Are Needed

 

You could qualify for one of our studies if you have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma AND are between the ages of 18 and 65 and are a non-smoker for at least one year. Eligible Participants will be reimbursed for their time.

William J. Calhoun, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Clinical Trials Office

Contact:     Email: Afifa Khalil     For: Clinical Trials Office     Phone: 409-747-1887
 
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** ORDER FY 2014-15 CALENDAR/PLANNERS NOW **
First Published 7/25/2014

 

 

The clock is winding on this fiscal year and FY2015 is fast approaching!  Place you order now for 2014-15 FY Calendar/Planners to be delivered mid-August. We will fulfill the requests in the order they are received, so don’t wait if you want to use this year's funds! Order online today at http://ar.utmb.edu/prt

Available in two sizes, with or without lamination.

 

 

Non-Laminated

Laminated

Small: 11" x 17"

3.50 each

  5.00 each

Large: 22" x 36"

9.50 each

14.50

 

10% Discount on orders of 10 or more of same size and type of calendar.

Order online at http://ar.utmb.edu/ARXForms/printing/msorderprinting.asp

Wide format printing, posters, banners, signs, brochures, flyers, postcards, mailers, folders available…and so much more, in quantities of 1 to ?????  

Contact: Graphic Design & Printing Services Phone: 409-772-5900  Email: print.order@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Lonnie Christiansen     For: Academic Resources     Phone: 409-772-1344     Fax: 409-762-9782
 
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2014 Professionalism Summit
First Published 7/25/2014

The 2014 Professionalism Summit is August 7th.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Barbara Balik, a nationally recognized leader in developing environments for quality, safety, and staff-provider engagement.   The title of her presentation is "Interprofessionalism Practice - Why Bother?"  The event will take place in Levin Hall Dining Room between 11:30am and 1:00pm.  Lunch is provided.   You must RSVP as seating is limited.  Please call Sheryl Lashway at extension 22910 to reserve a seat.  The event is sponsored by the President's Office, HealthSystem/ Department of Nursing and the Oliver Center for Patient Safety and Quality Care, and has been coordinated by the UTMB Professionalism Committee.

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Contact:     Email: Sheryl Lashway     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 772-2910
 
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