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USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study
Poster Session: Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Teaching Skills
Research Volunteers Needed - Ages 50 to 60
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
TODAY: PCOR Special Lecture: Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Epic Care Everywhere5/28/2014
Pharmacology & Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series7/21/2014
LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY7/21/2014
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***7/21/2014
Updates to the Institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures (IHOP)7/17/2014
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS7/21/2014
SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Style, November 4, 20147/21/2014
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study7/21/2014
Ride a van to work7/21/2014
VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus7/21/2014

USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
First Published 7/23/2014

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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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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Poster Session: Summer Undergraduate Research Program
First Published 7/23/2014

 

Faculty, friends, students and staff

are invited to attend

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Poster Presentation

Friday August 8, 2014

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Levin Hall Foyer

Meet these talented young scientists.

Learn about their summer research experience.

Bid them farewell as they return to colleges

and universities across the country.

Encourage them to return to UTMB for

their graduate studies.

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Teaching Skills
First Published 7/23/2014

 

Teaching Skills Workshop Special Series (attend as many as you like)

Why Should Teachers Bother Writing Instructional Objectives* (Part 1 of a 3-part series)

Presented by Vicki Freeman, PhD, FACB, Chair and Distinguished Teaching Professor Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Director of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers

Why bother to write instructional objectives?  Instructional (learning) objectives drive the course.  Every decision you make about your teaching session should depend on the instructional objectives.  They determine content and methods to be used to develop the course, the individual instructional units and the method of evaluation for the course and the student.  Many accrediting bodies require instructional objectives because they let stakeholders know what teachers expect students to do to fulfil course requirements.  Therefore, the skill of writing clear effective objectives is critical to all educators.  By the end of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four key elements of effective instructional objectives
  • Relate instructional objectives to three learning domains and three taxonomic levels
  • Write an instructional objective at each taxonomic level of each of the 3 domains at a level that will allow the participant to serve as a role model to other faculty members so as to promote the use of instructional objectives as a planning, teaching, and evaluation tool.

 

This workshop is the first part of a three-part series that will be offered July, August and September covering writing objectives and test questions.  If you are tasked with curriculum development, including writing test question, attending the entire series is strongly encouraged.  However, you are welcome to attend any part of the series. To help you juggle an already busy schedule, we will offer the workshop twice (once during the lunch hour - bring your lunch - and one in a late afternoon format) on the following dates:

  • July 21, 2014               12:00-1:00 pm             Mary Moody Northen, room 1.102
  • July 24, 2014              4:00-5:00 pm               Mary Moody Northen, room 1.102

*    The Teaching Skills Workshop Series is jointly sponsored the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the Office of Educational Development.

TO REGISTER CLICK ON LINK:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PGZNHWRYWQDVKfmiO5L77wPqiRhkAC7BKYbK1mwVw4Y/viewform

Registration Questions - Contact:  Mary-Margaret Davila at 409-772-2791 or maedavil@utmb.edu

Other Questions – Contact Oma Morey at 409-772-3235 or ommorey@utmb.edu.

 

Writing Multiple Choice Test Questions (Part 2 of a 3-part series) *

Presented by Vicki Freeman, PhD, FACB, Chair and Distinguished Teaching Professor Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Director of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers

This one hour workshop, the second of a three-part series, will outline the processes for developing effective test questions. This part of the series will focus on writing good multiple choice questions.  Participants are encouraged to bring some of their own questions to analyze and revise as an exercise during the session. Although this is part of a series on writing objectives and test questions, you are welcome to attend any part of the series.

By the end of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss two primary guidelines in the development of exam questions
  • Discuss at least 10 guidelines for multiple choice questions
  • Describe the interpretation of an item test analysis
  • Analyze examination questions to determine if they are measuring the specific content desired
  • Formulate test items that will measure the stated instructional objectives in an instructional unit.

To help you juggle an already busy schedule, we will offer the workshop twice (once during the lunch hour (bring your lunch - and one in a late afternoon format) on the following dates:

  • August 27, 2014         Noon -1:00 pm           Mary Moody Northen, room 1.102
  • August 26, 2014          4:00-5:00 pm              Mary Moody Northen, room 1.102

*    The Teaching Skills Workshop Series is jointly sponsored the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the Office of Educational Development.

TO REGISTER CLICK ON LINK:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ilj2efyKROb1nTSezAAwH-1kwGHNkLIp_ka6sxC2Vt8/viewform

Registration Questions - Contact:  Mary-Margaret Davila at 409-772-2791 or maedavil@utmb.edu

Other Questions – Contact Oma Morey at 409-772-3235 or ommorey@utmb.edu.

 

 

Are you really testing what you think you are testing?  Writing Test Questions (Part 3 of a 3-part series) *

Presented by Vicki Freeman, PhD, FACB, Chair and Distinguished Teaching Professor Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Director of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers

Are you really testing what you think you are testing?  Do your test questions match your objectives? This one hour workshop, which is the third part of a three-part series, will outline the processes for developing effective and reliable examinations.  You are welcome to attend even if you didn’t attend the other parts of the series.

By the end of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three purposes for using written tests
  •  Describe the nine steps in developing an examination
  • Discuss the six steps in developing a test blueprint to ensure test reliability
  • Construct a test blueprint using objectives and exam questions from an instructional unit

For this session, participants are encouraged to bring a current unit of instruction that they teach, along with the objectives and exam questions, and/or a current exam that covers those objectives, if possible.  Participants will then build a test blueprint using that information.  Although this is part of a series on writing test questions, and participants are not required to attend all sessions, it is strongly encouraged to give them a strong basis in effective test question writing. 

To help you juggle an already busy schedule, we will offer the workshop twice (once during the lunch hour - bring your lunch - and one in a late afternoon format) on the following dates:

  • September 23, 2014       Noon -1:00 pm         Mary Moody Northen, room 1.102
  • September 25, 2014        4:00-5:00 pm           Mary Moody Northen, room 1.102

*    The Teaching Skills Workshop Series is jointly sponsored the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the Office of Educational Development.

TO REGISTER CLICK ON LINK:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K466MI-Qrbo-5FKDF4OJS4BUIzLTj5Q2YUZ69oK21ZY/viewform

Registration Questions - Contact:  Mary-Margaret Davila at 409-772-2791 or maedavil@utmb.edu

Other Questions – Contact Oma Morey at 409-772-3235 or ommorey@utmb.edu.

 

Contact:     Email: Mary-Margaret Davila     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-2791
 
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Research Volunteers Needed - Ages 50 to 60
First Published 7/23/2014

Research Volunteers Needed

 

 

The Division of Endocrinology is currently seeking healthy male and female volunteers between the ages of 50-60 to take part in an 8 week investigational research study examining muscle metabolism and fatigue in response to sildenafil and tadalafil.

 

 

Volunteers will be reimbursed for time and travel.

 

 

Contact:     Email: Kate Randolph     For: Internal Medicine     Phone: 772-8126
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 7/23/2014

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

GRAND ROUNDS

 

 

 Management of Pneumonia

 

 

Victor J. Cardenas, Jr., MD

Clinical Professor

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 Department of Internal Medicine

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 12:00pm

Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium

 

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

                1 Define criteria for hospitalization of patients with pneumonia.

                2. Describe impact of risk factors on antibiotic selection.

                3. Assess potential impact of coding on pneumonia mortality.

 

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

 

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:  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 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: 409 772-1176     Fax: 409 772-8762
 
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TODAY: PCOR Special Lecture: Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH
First Published 7/23/2014

Please join us for a special lecture:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1-2pm

Rebecca Sealy 5.100

Using Home-Based Mobile Sensors for Remote Monitoring in Cancer Care and Prevention

Presented by 

 Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

http://www.utmb.edu/pcor/ 

 

This project was supported by grant number R24HS022134 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

 

Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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Epic Care Everywhere
First Published 5/28/2014

 

Announcing Epic Care Everywhere!!  This Epic feature allows registration staff, health unit coordinators, medical assistants, doctors and nurses from different organizations to electronically exchange protected health information during a patient encounter.  The electronic exchange of health information will occur between UTMB and other facilities that use Epic as their electronic medical record.  The new Epic functionality is now available for use by approved staff.

You are strongly encouraged to view the short tutorial on Blackboard at  https://eclass.utmb.edu/

 

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Suzaune Castro     For: Health Information Management     Phone: X21918
 
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Pharmacology & Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series
First Published 7/21/2014

Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Program

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

and

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Present a

Student Seminar

by

Sanaalarab Al Enazy

Graduate Assistant

"Targeted Prednisone Nanoparticles for Maternal Asthma Therapy During Pregnancy"

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Basic Science Auditorium, 2.212

Contact:     Email: Penny S. Welsh     For: Pharmacology & Toxicology     Phone: 2-9626     Fax: 2-9642
 
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LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
First Published 7/21/2014

If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, you can spend $500-$800 a year to see clearly. Many LASIK patients can see well without glasses or contacts, meaning that LASIK will pay for itself in just a few years.

Right now UTMB employees and family members can get special pricing for LASIK. UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering custom wavefront LASIK services at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members.

Get a free LASIK evaluation by calling 1-866-685-6995.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

UTMB offers LASIK eye care by experienced LASIK specialist and UTMB ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley. Dr. Merkley has more than 17 years of experience, having performed more than 20,000 laser vision correction procedures.

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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*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
First Published 7/21/2014

*** 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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Updates to the Institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures (IHOP)
First Published 7/17/2014

 

New

2.7.5 Temporary Sign Standards

2.7.6 Art Guidelines and Procurement  

Triennial Review

2.7.1 Signage and Wayfinding Approval

2.7.2 Space Management

7.1.1 Students with Disabilities

7.1.4 Student Travel Policy

7.1.8 Student Release During Adverse Environmental Conditions

7.1.20 SHP Student Appeals of Grading and Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

7.1.24 Tax-Free Sales by Registered Student Organizations

7.1.29 UTMB Student Heath Insurance Policy

 Retired

 Not Applicable

 

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Nicole Aquino     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: (409) 747-8710
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 7/21/2014

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
July 23, 2014
8:00 a.m.
6.106 Mccullough Building


"SHOCK/TRAUMA"
William J. Mileski, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery


 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of shock and increase the clinical competence in the recognition of shock.  
2. Review the new developments in the treatment of shock. 
3. Identify emerging areas of investigation involved in identifying end points of resuscitation.    

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members): Dr. Kristene Gugliuzza, Ms. Erica Ruiz, and Ms. 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 Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

Contact:     Email: Erica D. Ruiz     For: Department of Surgery     Phone: (409) 772-0531     Fax: (409) 772-5611
 
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SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Style, November 4, 2014
First Published 7/21/2014

SAVE THE DATE

UTMB School of Nursing

Holiday Style Fashion Show and Luncheon

November 4, 2014

Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort

This event benefits the Nursing Honors Program and includes a full scale runway show with fashions by TOOTSIES of Houston.  If you are interested in becoming an underwriting sponsor for this event, please contact Jason Fry at 409-772-1520, jefry@utmb.edu, or you can submit your contribution at https://alumni.utmb.edu/son-style.

Contact:     Email: Jason E. Fry     For: School of Nursing, Office of the Dean     Phone: 409-772-1520
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 7/21/2014

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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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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VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus
First Published 7/21/2014

Need to speak to a financial advisor about your UT or previous employer’s Retirement Plan accounts? Do you need to enroll in your UT Retirement Plan?   VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. representative, Dena Yebernetsky, will be on campus:

             Monday, July 21st,  Victory Lakes 2nd floor lobby from 9 til 1 pm (or by appointment)

             Tuesday, July 22nd, Victory Lakes 2nd floor lobby from 9 til 1 pm (or by appointment).

              Wednesday, July 23th, UTMB 3pm - 8pm

              Thursday, July 24th, UTMB 3pm - 8pm

               Friday, July 25th, UTMB 3pm - 8pm

 

Contact:     Email: Dena Yebernetsky     For: Retirement     Phone: 832-712-8056
 
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