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TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK
TODAY **** Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ****TODAY
***TODAY - Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds - 4/24/14***
Health Policy Lunch and Lecture April 30
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma Research Study
Film and Discussion - Dax Cowart, Forty Years Later

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
**CALL FOR NOMINATION: WILLIAM OSLER SCHOLAR**4/21/2014
The Final Oral Examination of Alexey Seregin4/9/2014
Register now for the 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge and receive a FREE pedometer4/10/2014
MICHAEL KOR EYEWEAR NOW AVAILABLE AT UTMB EYE HEALTH4/23/2014
Sponsored Programs Hot Topics - April 304/18/2014
The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is back!!!!4/23/2014
**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MAY 27, 2014**4/21/2014
UTMB Earth Day Upcycle Art and Function Display4/23/2014
IMPORTANT!! NIH and AHRQ ANNOUNCE UPDATED POLICY FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION4/18/2014
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds4/21/2014
ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series in Aging: "Racing Against the Clock"4/22/2014
Medication Take-back Event-Four Sites to Choose4/23/2014
Scheduled iSpace (Xythos) Maintenance4/23/2014
Scheduled Peoplesoft FPRD Scheduled Maintenance4/23/2014
Scheduled Peoplesoft LPRD Scheduled Maintenance4/23/2014
EXERCISE AND IRISIN: The Role of Intensity and Hypoxemia4/23/2014
Final Learning Dinner Party for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends and Caregivers4/23/2014
Don't Miss Out... Earth Day Tie Challenge!4/23/2014
FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS in LEAGUE CITY4/23/2014

TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK
First Published 4/24/2014

Tired of the expense and hassle of eyeglasses? LASIK eye surgery can reduce your need for eyeglasses or contacts, saving you hundreds of dollars a year.

And now that experienced LASIK specialist Dr. Kevin Merkley has joined the UTMB Health Eye Center staff, UTMB offers state-of-the-art custom wavefront LASIK at special pricing from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members.

The services are available through an alliance between UTMB Health Eye Center and Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire.

Wondering if LASIK is right for you? Call 1-866-685-6995 to schedule your free LASIK evaluation at Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

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: Ophtalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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TODAY **** Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ****TODAY
First Published 4/24/2014

 

“Counteracting hyperglycemia by targeting

allosteric regulation of liver pyruvate kinase”

 

Presented by

 

Aron W. Fenton, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, Kansas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

April 24, 2014

4:00 p.m.

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME  

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Phone: 22742
 
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***TODAY - Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds - 4/24/14***
First Published 4/24/2014

Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds

 

Presents

 

Global Health and the Search for Equity-What Can Medical Schools Offer?

 

Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH

The Nicholas J. Pisacano MD Chair of Family and Community Medicine
Chair of Family and Community Medicine
Assistant Provost for Global Health Initiatives
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY


WHEN:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

TIME:

5:30 p.m.- 7:00  p.m.

LOCATION: 

Primary Care Pavilion,
Room 2.268

400 Harborside Drive

Galveston, Texas

 

 Refreshments will be served.
Free parking available in the PCP Parking Lot.

Please enter building through Entrance A.

 

                                                                      This educational forum is supported by: 

The Jesse B. Heath Lectureship in Family Medicine  

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Contact:     Email: Diedra J.A. Walters     For: Family Medicine     Phone: x79344
 
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Health Policy Lunch and Lecture April 30
First Published 4/24/2014

Please join the Office of the President and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Dr. Dan McCoy, UTMB alumnus and vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue shield of Texasfor another Healthy Health Policy Lunch and Lecture, on Wednesday, April 30, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The lecture begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Next week’s lecture is a BIG one! Dr. McCoy will present The Future of Medicine: Health Care Reform & Beyond. He will discuss the impact that the Affordable Care Act on doctors and hospitals. And, will consider medicine’s changing landscape is leading to transformation in health care delivery, including the rise of physician-centric models of care. This Healthy Health Policy Lunch and Learn Lecture is being presented by the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, and the UTMB student chapters of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.

For those unable to attend in person, the lecture will be available via the web at URL http://129.109.152.60:8080/stream. Please note the webcast will not begin until 11:30 a.m. A remote broadcast of the lecture can be scheduled for UTMB locations equipped for videoconferencing by contacting Veronica Pleasant in Videoconferencing Services via email vpleasan@utmb.eduor at ext. 79037, no later than 10 a.m., April 30. Please provide your location and IP address when requesting service. The broadcast will not be interactive.

For information, contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.eduor (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 4/24/2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


“Clinical Applications of Genome-wide SNP DNA Microarray”

presented by

Jianli Dong, MD, PhD, FACMG
Associate Professor

Director Molecular Diagnostics

Department of Pathology

Sealy Center for Cancer Biology
UTMB – Galveston

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

·         Review the evolving clinical practice guidelines for the use of genome-wide DNA microarray

·         Describe key features of Affymetrix CytoScan Dx oligo-SNP microarray used at UTMB

·         Discuss examples of the first 226 cases tested at UTMB since March 2013


Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

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

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, Alexander J. Indrikovs, Mahmoud A. Eltorky, and Mrs. 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 StatementThe University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 39
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

If you do not have access to the GNL, you must RSVP with your UTMB ID# to Paula Gabriles at plgabril@utmb.edu by Friday, April 25th.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles, Grand Rounds Coordinator     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma Research Study
First Published 4/24/2014

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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Film and Discussion - Dax Cowart, Forty Years Later
First Published 4/24/2014

 

Dax Cowart,  Forty Years Later:
 Reflections on Patients' Rights

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

6:00 —7:00 p.m.

Rosenberg Library, Wortham Auditorium

2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston

Free and Open to the Public

  

 

Nearly forty years ago Dax Cowart was in a gas pipeline explosion that caused burns over 68% of his body. At that time he asked his doctors to please let him die. They didn’t. This film considers Dax’s life in 2012 to better understand how his life has played out, how he lives from day to day, and the health issues he continues to suffer. Furthermore it explores the relationships Dax has with his family, his friends and his professional colleagues, the challenges he faces as he ages, and the things that are most important to him today.

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 772-9386
 
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**CALL FOR NOMINATION: WILLIAM OSLER SCHOLAR**
First Published 4/21/2014

William Osler Scholar

Dear Colleagues:

It gives me great pleasure to issue a call for nominations for two new William Osler Scholars in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Funded by a generous gift from Houston physician-philanthropist John P. McGovern, a $1,000,000 endowment will support this Scholar’s activities related to patient care and teaching.

The successful candidate will be chosen for exemplifying the principles of highly competent, humane, compassionate, patient-centered care and teaching embodied by Sir William Osler. To be eligible, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

1) Full-time membership on the UTMB School of Medicine faculty
2) M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. degree
3) The rank of assistant professor or above
4) Major responsibilities in teaching and patient care
5) Model for a humanistic and compassionate approach to patients, students and colleagues

Nominations can come from UTMB students, housestaff, faculty and staff and should include a statement no more than 200 words in length describing how the candidate exemplifies Oslerian ideals in patient care and teaching. These should be submitted to my attention through campus mail or regular mail. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Please mark the envelope "Osler Scholar Nominations." You can obtain more information on the current Osler Scholars at http://www.utmb.edu/osler/scholars/faculty.asp.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25th. They must be submitted as hard copy to Jandee Alarid, Executive Assistant to the President, Office of the President, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0129 (campus mail: Route 0129). The recipient will be announced on July 11th during the 13th annual Osler Oration at The Grand 1894 Opera House from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Thank you in advance for helping the university recognize and support some of our finest clinicians.

Sincerely,
David Callender, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
President 

Contact:     Email: Jandee Alarid     For: President's Office     Phone: ext. 29868
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Alexey Seregin
First Published 4/9/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Alexey V. Seregin

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

April 25, 2014

12:00 P.M.

SON 1.102

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF JUNIN VIRUS ATTENUATION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair:

Slobodan Paessler, Ph.D., DVM, 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

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

Stanley Watowich, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine at New York, New York, NY

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Register now for the 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge and receive a FREE pedometer
First Published 4/10/2014

 

Take the first step toward achieving your health goals and join UTMB for the 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge – Living Well, Moving Well. 

This six-week walking/physical activity challenge is being hosted through the Living Well online health platform powered by Provant Health Solutions, and it is open to all UT SELECT medical plan members. 

  • The challenge begins Thursday, May 1, and ends Thursday, June 12.
  • Registration for the challenge is open until Wednesday, May 7 – simply sign up at www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/challenge14.htm to receive your free pedometer from UT System.
  • Starting Thursday, May 1, participants should log all steps in the Pedometer Log or Cardio Log located under the Health heading on the online health platform. Your goal is 50,000 steps per week (10,000 steps/five days a week) or the equivalent physical activity. For your convenience, the online health platform will convert your activity from minutes into steps.
  • You must complete the Living Well health assessment before the challenge ends to have your steps count. The assessment can be found under the Health heading on the online health platform.
  • UT System will award the Physical Activity Challenge Traveling Trophy to the institution with the greatest challenge registration and completion rate, and participants with the most activity recorded will be eligible for individual recognition and rewards.
  • Employees and retirees who log 50,000 steps each week will also be automatically entered into a drawing to win additional prizes from UTMB. Drawings will be held every week until the end of the challenge.
  • If you are not a UT SELECT medical plan member but would like more information on how you can get involved, please contact Gerald Cleveland at (409) 772-3689.

Your co-workers are your teammates, so work together to fit more steps into your day and to keep UTMB moving forward.

For more information about the Living Well, Moving Well walking/physical activity challenge and how you can receive your free pedometer, click here.

Contact:     Email: Health Promotion and Wellness     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-3689
 
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MICHAEL KOR EYEWEAR NOW AVAILABLE AT UTMB EYE HEALTH
First Published 4/23/2014
 
Michael Kors is a rapidly growing global luxury lifestyle brand with over 500 stores in 85 countries worldwide. Since launching his namesake brand 30 years ago, Michael Kors has featured distinctive designs, materials and craftsmanship with a jet-set aesthetic that combines stylish elegance and a sporty attitude. Designed with the same sensibility, the eyewear collection delivers beautiful textures with signature hardware and iconic details .
 
Visit UTMB EyeHealth now and see our available Michael Kor frames.  Use your Superior Vision and receive a 20% discount on your out of pocket expense towards your new frame.
 
  • 700 Univeristy Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Open Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm

Call now and schedule an appointment to see Dr. Gupta for an eye examination.

 

Appointments:  409-747-5800

Questions:  409-747-5823

 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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Sponsored Programs Hot Topics - April 30
First Published 4/18/2014

Hot Topics**

Is This Really The End?…What to know before you close out your award

 Wednesday, April 30, 2014  

9:00 -10:00 am

Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304

Presented By Research Services Staff

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


**Rescheduled from April 16

Sponsored Programs Hot Topics is held every month on the 3rd Wednesday, 9-10 in RSH 4.302/4.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is back!!!!
First Published 4/23/2014

Because of last year's highly successful Innovation Challenge, it is returning - much improved and expanded in scope!

Innovation Challenge 2014 will launch May 1 with the IDEAxCHANGE forum. This forum will still be hosted at utmb.ideascale.com

Similar to last year, a critical component of Innovation Challenge 2014 will be the Collaborative Innovation class. In this class, cross-campus teams will be trained to find breakthrough solutions to challenges and problems selected from the IDEAxCHANGE forum.  

Collaborative Innovation teams will then present their solutions to UTMB and UT leadership in the Challenge Tank on August 14.

If you are interested (and up for the "challenge"), please consider registering for the Collaborative Innovation class. The registration form can be found here: http://www.its.utmb.edu/documents/Collaborative_Innovation-Registration2014.pdf

Class registration is open from April 18 - May 10; the class runs from May 20 - August 14.

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Contact:     Email: Clinical and Translational Science Award     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 409-747-CTSA (2872)
 
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**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MAY 27, 2014**
First Published 4/21/2014

The John P. McGovern

Academy of Oslerian Medicine

invites you to a

 

Meeting of the 63rd UTMB Osler Club

(Dedicated to the application of Oslerian principles to

contemporary medicine and medical education.)

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Open Gates Conference Center

2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX

 

Dialogue and Dinner:

Sharing Osler’s Character

Featuring:

Patricia S. Beach, MD

Scholar, John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

The University of Texas Medical Branch

and

“Can Empathetic Physicians have Aequanimitas?

The Roman Roots of Oslerian Practice”

Featuring:

Rachel M. Pearson, BA

MD/PhD Student, Osler Student Scholar,

John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine

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 or

Sharron Mosley, ext. 79680 or mcacadem@utmb.edu

_________________________________________

 

Educational Method:  Lecture

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

 

Dr. Beach’s Objectives:

1.   Break the vague concept of Professionalism into nine more specific components.

a.   Conceptualize how each component facilitates ethical decision-making.

b.   Assess personal strengths and weaknesses in displaying each of the nine components.

2.   Adapt the described program to their own setting to help developing physicians and their teachers/mentors to break the concept of Professionalism into meaningful parts.

3.   Evaluate contributions Sir William Osler made which are valuable even today for the development of characteristics of professionalism.

 

Rachel Pearson’s Objectives:

1.   Articulate the connection between Roman ethical virtues around the time of 45 BC and the ethical virtues that William Osler Recommended to young physicians.

2.   Explain how the qualities of a virtuous human being have changed, and critically evaluate the expectations of a virtuous human being today.

3.   Respond to criticisms of aequanimitas from a historically and culturally informed stance.

Sub-objectives:

1.   Analyze the cultural critique that today’s physicians lack empathy.

2.   Consider the relationship between empathy and aequanimitas.

3.   Help physicians adapt to the cultural need for empathetic providers in a way that acknowledges and retains the virtue of aequanimitas.

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Beach or Rachel Pearson has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Jack Alperin, Kristene Gugliuzza 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)TM.  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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UTMB Earth Day Upcycle Art and Function Display
First Published 4/23/2014

UTMB Earth Day Celebration 2014

Upcycle Art & Function Display

 

What have you made with found, cast away or broken materials?

We want to see your artwork, home decor, furniture and more!

 

This is not a contest, but an opportunity to show your creativity by using "trash" to make treasure.

Photographs are accepted until April 30, if your creation is too big to bring to campus.

All entries will receive a free Earth Day t-shirt or tote bag!

All entries must be delivered to the front of the UTMB Library by 9:00 a.m. on May 2, and removed b 2:00 p.m. on May 2.

 

For more information contact:

Ruth Finkelstein at (409) 747-1247, or rfinkels@utmb.edu

Robin Baker at (409) 747-6736, or rlbaker@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Ruth Finkelstein     For: Office of The Pres Operations     Phone: 409-747-1247
 
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IMPORTANT!! NIH and AHRQ ANNOUNCE UPDATED POLICY FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION
First Published 4/18/2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announce a change in policy on application submissions. Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date. The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, the NIH and AHRQ will accept a new (A0) application following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application. The subsequent new application need not demonstrate substantial changes in scientific direction compared to previously reviewed submissions, and must not contain an introduction to respond to the critiques from the previous review.

NIH's policy for accepting overlapping applications remains in effect (see NOT-OD-09-100). The NIH will not accept duplicate or highly overlapping applications under review at the same time. This means that the NIH will not accept:

*   a new (A0) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of an overlapping resubmission (A1) application.

*   a resubmission (A1) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of the previous new (A0) application.

*   an application that has substantial overlap with another application pending appeal of initial peer review (see NOT-OD-11-101).

For the complete notice, please see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-074.html

Contact:     Email: Melodi Moore     For: Research Services Research Education     Phone: 6-9428
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 4/21/2014

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

Heart Failure, bench to bedside

 

 

Ken Fujise, M.D.

Director, Division of Cardiology

Professor and the John Sealy Centennial Chair in Medicine

Director, Catheterization Laboratory

 

Wissam Khalife, M.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and LVAD Program

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine

 

Muge N. Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Institute for Translational Sciences

Thursday, April 24, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Clinical Science Auditorium, 362

 

 

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

1.       Define the impact of alternative splicing on gene expression in the heart.

2.       Understand the clinical relationship between diabetes and heart failure.

3.       Explore innovative solutions for diabetes induced heart failure.

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):   Drs. Fujise, Khalife and Martinez have 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:  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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ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series in Aging: "Racing Against the Clock"
First Published 4/22/2014

UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium

In partnership with the Texas AHEC East present

 

     Monthly Video Series in Aging: 

“Racing Against the Clock

 

       Thursday, April 24, 2014    12 - 1:30pm

Rebecca Sealy Hospital Classroom 6.100

Healthy light lunch, popcorn and refreshments provided

 

ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series in Aging

Racing Against the Clock tells the story of five extraordinary women between the ages of 50 and 82 who sprint, jump, and pole vault their way through track and field competitions on their quest to make it to the World Masters Championships. These women include a three time cancer survivor, a sharecropper's daughter, a political refugee, a former cowgirl and the oldest athlete to ever be nominated for the Sullivan Award which honors top athletes in America. These women are fun, courageous and refuse to grow old quietly - and in the process, they shatter preconceptions of what it means to grow old. (80 min)

 

The ETGEC –C Award # UB4HP19213is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Contact:     Email: Rachel Little     For: Texas AHEC East     Phone: x27884
 
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Medication Take-back Event-Four Sites to Choose
First Published 4/23/2014

Is your medicine cabinet overflowing? Dispose of your expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. Keep them out of the wrong hands and the environment. Bring them to one of the sites for the Medication Take Back Event sponsored by the Southeast Texas Poison Center at UTMB Health and the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2013 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573

And

UTMB Health Eye Center, 700 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550

Plus

Houston Police Dept.-Clear Lake Substation, 2855 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058

Also

Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood,TX 77546

 

DO bring unused or expired prescription medications as well as out-of-date or unwanted over-the-counter medications.

DO bring pills in their original container. Names may be marked out if preferred.

DO bring liquids in their original container.

DON’T bring needles or other ‘sharps’.

As a local citizen, you can participate by driving through either of the drop-off sites at UTMB, where controlled volunteers will take your medications for proper disposal. The collection program is anonymous. You will not even have to get out of your vehicle.

DEA coordinates a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from community medicine cabinets.

The national website is http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html where you can find a list of all collection sites.

Contact:     Email: Jon Thompson     For: Poison Center     Phone: 409-772-3306     Fax: 409-772-3917
 
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Scheduled iSpace (Xythos) Maintenance
First Published 4/23/2014

iSpace (Xythos) will be unavailable beginning on April 25, 2014 at 6:00pm for approximately 7 hours in order to perform system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Contact:     Email: Terry Janak     For: IS - Enterprise     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Scheduled Peoplesoft FPRD Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 4/23/2014

PeopleSoft Finance and Supply Chain System FPRD will not be available during the down time window from 10 pm 4/25/2014 (Friday) to 10 pm 4/27/2014 (Sunday) for PeopleTools upgrade

Contact:     Email: Cathy Chu     For: IS - AdminSyst - Gen     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Scheduled Peoplesoft LPRD Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 4/23/2014

PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning management System LPRD will not be available during the down time window from 5 pm 4/25/2014 (Friday) till 2 pm 4/26/2014(Saturday) for PeopleTools upgrade.

Contact:     Email: Cathy Chu     For: IS - AdminSyst - Gen     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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EXERCISE AND IRISIN: The Role of Intensity and Hypoxemia
First Published 4/23/2014

 

The Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition is pleased to present

Dr. Timothy Fairchild, Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology & Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Thursday, April 24th at 11 AM in SHP/SON 1.104

All are welcome 

 

Contact:     Email: Angelica Cazares     For: Nutrition and Metabolism     Phone: 772-2578
 
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Final Learning Dinner Party for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends and Caregivers
First Published 4/23/2014

UTMB Sealy Center for Aging and Galveston First Presbyterian ChurchPresent

Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia,

their Families, Friends and Caregivers

Tuesday, April  29, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

UTMB Levin Hall Dining Room, Second Floor, 10th and Market Streets

 

Galveston area families, their loved ones with dementia, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Following each gourmet buffet dinner a panel of dementia and Alzheimer’s specialists will lead an interactive conversation. Panel leader is Dr. Mikaila Raji. Other panelists will enjoy dinner with the attendees.

April 29: Working Together to Break the Stigma 

Panelists include Dr. Mukaila Raji, UTMB director of geriatric medicine; Dr. Erin Hommel, UTMB assistant professor of geriatrics; Adele Herzfeld and Lisa Moore, UTMB geriatric social workers; Bronja Michejenko, nurse educator at UTMB’s Acute Center for Elders hospital unit; Ana Guerrero and Krista Dunn of the Houston Alzheimer’s Association; Alice Williams, director of Libbie’s Place Senior Day Care Program; Oma Morey, UTMB associate professor of geriatrics and author of the play Long Way Home; Andrea Wirt, UTMB geriatric nurse practitioner; Kristen Carlson, owner and administrator of Greater Galveston Right at Home;and the Reverend Helen Appelberg, director of UTMB’s Center for Spirituality of Aging.

$5 per person • Free parking at 11th St. lot between Market and Mechanic streets

Reservations: 409-266-9635 • Further information: Rev. Helen Appelberg, 409-789-1070

 

Reservations requested the Friday before each Tuesday dinner 409-266-9635.

Contact:     Email: Danielle Lipscomb     For: Internal Medicine- Geriatrics     Phone: 409-266-9635
 
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Don't Miss Out... Earth Day Tie Challenge!
First Published 4/23/2014

Calling All Creative Faculty, Staff, Students, and Volunteers
UTMB Health Earth Day – Tie Challenge
No drought about it…Water matters
 

Join us at the Earth Day activities on May 2 in front of Moody Medical Library to witness the new recycled/repurposed Tie event!

Want to showcase your talents? Enter the recycled Tie Challenge contest and be judged for the most unique creation or outlandish. The Tie contest will take place immediately following the style show and will showcase ties made from either recycled materials or those that have been repurposed from years past.

There are two Tie Challenge categories:

  • Recycled TieMost Unique
  • Repurposed TieMost Outlandish

How can you participate?  Start stockpiling recycled supplies today to design and create the most unique tie to showcase at Earth Day. For entry forms and more information, please click on the link:

Deadline to submit your entry form: Monday, April 28th by noon.

For more information about the show, or to sign up as a participant, please complete the Entry Form or contact Susanne Johnston.  For information about the Earth Day event, please view the UTMB event page at Utilities & Sustainability - Earth Day 2014.

 

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Contact:     Email: Susanne Johnston     For: EAC     Phone: 409-747-8306
 
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FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS in LEAGUE CITY
First Published 4/23/2014

UTMB Health's Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants will be offering FREE Oral Cancer Screenings in observance of the 17th Annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW). The screenings will be offered on Friday, April 25, 2013 at the Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants Clinic in League City, located in Brittany Plaza at 1600 West League City Parkway, Suite D. Screening hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The screening is painless and only takes about 15 minutes. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact Cheshe Langford at 409-772-2715 or c.langford@utmb.edu. 

Contact:     Email: Cheshe Langford     For: Otolaryngology     Phone: 409-772-2715     Fax: 832-203-4416
 
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