A four-hour driver safety program will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at the UTMB Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
, at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101. The program is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Registration is required because of limited class size. To register, call 409-763-5604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
UTMB Health Multi-Share Plan
, a cooperative effort to help small business owners provide health benefits for their employees, has openings available. Detailed information on program benefits and eligibility requirements for both business owners and employees is located at www.utmb.edu/multishareplan.
Inaugural Rose Grundfest Schneider award
Rose Grundfest Schneider was a pioneering scientist and globally acclaimed researcher of abnormal hemoglobins, such as sickle cell anemia, whose research helped diagnose a tenth of the 400 genetic variants identified around the world during her research career. Dr. Ben Raimer, senior vice president for health policy and legislative affairs
and tenured professor in the departments of pediatrics, family medicine and preventive medicine and community health, is the first recipient of the award. He considered Schneider a mentor and they shared a commitment to improving access to high quality health care for underrepresented children and adults. After her death in 2003 at the age of 95, the award was established by her daughter Nancy Schneider Heller, with the support of family members and admirers, to honor her contributions.
Emergency patient satisfaction
The UTMB emergency department
was recently recognized for significant improvement in overall patient satisfaction by Press Ganey, a national firm working with more than 10,000 health care organizations nationwide, including 50 percent of all U.S. hospitals, to improve clinical and business outcomes. In March, UTMB was re-designated a Level 1 Trauma Center, one of three in the greater Houston area. To achieve certification, UTMB had to document that it was again providing the research support, educational programs and 24-hour availability of specialty care required of such trauma centers, and collect that data for 12 months.
The winners of the 2011 competition for the Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience, given each year for the best paper prepared and submitted by a medical student and graduate student on a topic relevant to neuroscience, were honored on Friday. John Anderson and Jason Thonoff tied for the medical student award and Lindsay Reese took home the graduate student award.
“Radiation-induced acute myeloid leukemia: It is too rocket science” was the topic of Michael M. Weil, associate professor of environmental and radiological health sciences at Colorado State University.
“Lateral violence (bullying) in the workplace” was the topic of a nursing ethics seminar presented by Barbara Bonificio, director of nursing excellence.
“Breast imaging: BIRADS categories — What do they mean?” was the subject of Dr. Morton Leonard Jr., professor of radiology and breast imaging director.