Virology field trip

A group of UTMB Physician Assistant Studies students recently took a field trip to the Frost Bank Building on 22nd and Market streets to visit the Department of Clinical Virology headquarters for UTMB/CMC telehealth services. They were able to observe two live-patient encounters, tour the facilities and interact with a “simulated” patient via telemedicine equipment. 








Chili cooks parade some “hot stuff”

Shining Stars: Chili cooks parade some "hot stuff"
Melanie de Boer, Gwen Baillargeon, Jacques Baillargeon and Christine Acari (not pictured), Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Epidemiology, won best theme for their “Hot Zone” chili at the 10th Annual Preventive Medicine and Community Health’s chili cook-off.

UTMB's Preventive Medicine and Community Health’s 10th Annual Chili cook-off sizzled to a hot finish. Featuring 10 entries, the event has done much over the years to foster camaraderie among the PMCH staff.

Categories and their winners were: Best Taste: "Killer Chili,"cooked-up by Richard Jennings, Aerospace Medicine Residency; Best Presentation: “Jean Lafitte’s," by Yvette Schultz and Diane Ellison, Clinical Preventive Medicine; People’s Choice: “Hoosier Hot Stuff," by Kris Jennings and Melissa Markosfski; Best Theme: “Hot Zone," Christine Acari, Jacques and Gwen Baillargeon and Melanie de Boer, Epidemiology. In addition, as part of “Go Texan Day” in the category of best dressed dude and dudette, Jacques Baillargeon took the title of best dressed dude, and Melissa Markofski placed first as best dudette.