The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, together with the American Red Cross, will present free certified training in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators to OLLI members. A session will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101. Registration is required and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call 409-763-5604.
Global Health Education
Dr. Matthew Dasco has been appointed director of the UTMB Center for Global Health Education
and an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine. His interests include non-communicable diseases in the developing world, traditional medicine and medical decision-making in resource-limited settings. He is joined by Dr. Prema Patel, appointed as associate director of the center and an assistant professor in internal medicine. She has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. Both graduated from UTMB’s School of Medicine in 2006. Dasco received the Gold Headed Cane award, presented each year to the senior chosen by peers as the the best exemplar of patient care. Patel was awarded a Global Health scholarship funded by the McLaughlin Award for Excellence in Infection and Immunity Research.
HIV and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
The challenges and opportunities in an era of epidemiologic transition was the topic of a presentation by Drs. Matthew Dasco and Prema Patel of the Center for Global Health Education. For many countries, advances in economic development have been offset by the devastating consequences of the HIV pandemic. Meanwhile, the health care infrastructure designed around "vertical" HIV, TB and malaria programs is finding itself ill-equipped to handle the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases that occur as Africans, previously dying at a young age, now live longer.
Raimer appointed to council
Murdock addresses Innovation Summit
Sandra Murdock, UTMB vice president for Health System and Service Line Operations and assistant professor of preventive medicine and community health, spoke on “Innovation in service line development” at the 2nd annual Innovation Summit of the Texas Gulf Coast chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She also joined Annette Macias-Hoag, UTMB associate vice president, in presenting “Getting it right from the start: Emergency department classifications for Medicare patients” at a University of Texas System conference.
Meyer Bodansky lecture
“Lab testing during pregnancy: More questions than answers?” was the topic of Ann Gronowski, professor of pathology and immunology, obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Gronowski is president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
David Millar, professor of molecular biology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., spoke on “Nucleic acid-protein interactions at the single-molecule level.”
The UTMB Offices of the President and Health Policy and Legislative Affairs welcomed Eva Moya, assistant professor of social work in the College of Health Sciences at UT El Paso, who presented “Healthy people 2020: An insider’s view,” the latest in the ongoing Healthy Health Policy Lunch and Lecture Series.