Summer clinics
The occupational therapy and physical therapy departments at the UTMB School of Health Professions will hold two weeklong clinics this summer providing free therapy for people with neurological disease and injury, including but not limited to stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The clinics take place the weeks of June 24-28 and July 8-12 at the School of Health Professions, 1114 Mechanic St. Contact Jill Seale at jiseale@utmb.edu or 409-772-3068.

Musculoskeletal clinic
The physical therapy department in the UTMB School of Health Professions is offering a musculoskeletal clinic the weeks of June 24-28 and July 8-12. The clinic is for patients who have problems with spine, arm or leg pain as well as problems of muscle weakness or poor balance. Contact Janna McGaugh at jamcgaug@utmb.edu or 409-772-3068.

Caregiver seminar
The UTMB Geriatric Outpatient Clinics will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of those with memory loss today at the Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City. The three-hour seminar is scheduled for 1 p.m., and participants do not have to be affiliated with UTMB. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Contact Adele Herzfeld at asherzfe@utmb.edu or 832-505-2002 or 409-747-7030.

Breast cancer support group
The “Reconstruction of a survivor” breast cancer support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, email chkellyw@utmb.edu.

Weight loss seminar
The UTMB Health Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery will present a free seminar on weight loss options, including medical and surgical treatments, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City. For more information or to register, call 832-505-1500 or go to www.utmb.edu/obesity.

National committee chairwoman
Dr. Susan McCammon, assistant professor of otolaryngology, has been named the chair-elect of the Ethics committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Hand and Neck Surgery Foundation. The Academy is the group’s primary professional society, representing approximately 12,000 surgeons. McCammon is co-director of the Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck and director of residency for head and neck surgery.

Scholarship recipients
School of Nursing students Jacob Romero and Chukwudi Edeh have been awarded academic scholarships from the Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation. The foundation, established in 1994, strives to make a critical difference in the health of the community by providing nursing scholarships and community grants. The 25 scholarships awarded this year are determined according to academics, leadership ability, community involvement, financial need and commitment to pursuing a professional nursing career in this region.

Honored volunteer
Janie Peitramale was recently honored by the Texas Medical Center for her dedication as a volunteer for patients and their families, usually in the waiting area for surgery at John Sealy Hospital.

State-of-the-art scanning
The emergency room has recently added a state-of-the-art CT scanner that provides high definition scans in seconds, making it easier for the radiologist to read the scan and for the attending physician to obtain a more accurate report for diagnosis and treatment.  Another feature allows for better assessment of the entire brain for stroke patients, providing another tool for the accredited stroke program.