UTMB School of Nursing grant proving win-win

July 28, 2014

Connecting medically fragile children with next-gen health care professionals In Texas, Child Protective Services is divided into 11 regions with a nurse overseeing the cases of children considered “medically fragile.” These children are not being abused purposely but medically neglected because of family issues. Natalie Bachynsky, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, recognized the opportunity to provide critical support to a vulnerable population while introducing them to students preparing as health professionals. “I really enjoy service learning, taking students into the community where they learn clinical skills and resource management,” said Bachynsky. As health care takes more of a team approach, she sought out opportunities for teams comprised of students from different health disciplines. She found it in the Family-based Safety Services program. CPS spends a year with a... more »

UTMB researchers discover that brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity in humans

UTMB researchers discover that brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity in humans

July 23, 2014

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control,... more »

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First CDC lab resumes transfer of biological materials; agency names new safety group

Washington PostJuly 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday said it was allowing one of its high-security labs to resume transfer of biological materials after authorities imposed a ban on... more »

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Construction improves UTMB’s hurricane readiness

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 22, 2014

By India Ogazi  The University of Texas Medical Branch is in the midst of the biggest construction project in its 123-year history, to strengthen the institution in the event of another major storm.  “The construction is about becoming better and more resilient,” said... more »

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UTMB researchers discover that brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity in humans

July 23, 2014

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar... more »

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Keeping Kids Healthy: TV, media has impact on children, adolescents’ health

Galveston County Daily NewsJuly 23, 2014

By the time an average child finishes high school, he or she will have spent thousands of hours in front of the television set. more »

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