Voting made easy
UTMB will host the primary election today. Anyone registered to vote in Galveston County may cast their ballot at the polling place on the first floor of Rebecca Sealy Building, located on Eighth Street, between Postoffice and Market streets, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will be required to show government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, in order to vote. For more information, call the Galveston County Clerk’s office at 409-770-5108 or go to

Lefeber Winter Lecture Series concludes
The 19th annual Lefeber Winter Lecture Series, presented by the Sealy Center on Aging, concludes tonight from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Levin Hall South Auditorium, located at 10th and Market streets. “The national health and aging trends study: A new resource for studying disability and independence in older people” will be presented by Judith Kasper, professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For more information, contact Kelley Prevou at or 409-747-1987.

Healthy health policy lunch
Dr. Rishi Manchanda, president and founder of HealthBegins, will speak on how to leverage new tools to improve social determinants of health at the next Healthy Health Policy lunch and lecture series. Manchanda will speak at noon on March 6 in the Clinical Sciences Auditorium on the UTMB main campus. The series is sponsored by the Offices of the President and Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and the UTMB student chapters of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association. For more information, contact Becky Trout at or 409-747-2734.

UTMB Causeway 5K Fund Run
The School of Health Professions is hosting the SHP Causeway Fund Run/Walk on March 8, in partnership with FitTriRun, to benefit student scholarships. Online preregistration information is available at The course is certified, and preregistered 5K participants will be chip timed. For more information, call the SHP Causeway Fund Run Hotline at 409-772-3006 or email

School nurse conference
“Shaping the health of our future” is the theme of the 34th annual school nurse conference, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 8 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd. This interprofessional program is hosted and supported by UTMB’s Nursing Service, School of Nursing and Department of Pediatrics. For more information, go to

Diabetes support group
“Navigation resources for people with diabetes” is the topic for this month’s meeting of the UTMB diabetes support group on March 10. The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in Suite 9 of the UTMB Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City. To reserve a place, call 832-505-2300.

Silent Angels
Nominations are being accepted through April 4 for the UTMB Silent Angel award that honors a licensed nurse, non-nurse, and a unit or group whose compassion, caring and advocacy made a difference in the life of a patient, family or friend. Nominations should include a description of the special contribution and the nominator’s name. For more information, contact Dora M. Kuntz at or 409-772-8306.