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Messages and News 2014

May 28, 2014

Congratulations to Drs. Rebecca Blue and James Vanderploeg in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH)! Both recently received major honors during the 2014 meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association.

Dr. BlueDr. Blue, PMCH aerospace medicine physician and Aerospace Medicine Residency and MPH program graduate, received the Julian E. Ward Memorial Award.  This award as established by the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons in memory of its first member to lose his life in an aircraft accident, and to honor all flight surgeons whose lives have been lost in flying activities related to the practice of aerospace medicine. The annual award is for superior performance and/or outstanding achievement in the art and science of aerospace medicine during residency training.

 

 

Dr. VanderploegDr. Vanderploeg, PMCH faculty and Director of the Clinical Preventive Medicine Division, received the Louis H. Bauer Founders Award.  This award was established to honor Louis H. Bauer, M.D., founder of the Aerospace Medical Association. It is given annually for the most significant contribution in aerospace medicine.

In addition to these faculty honors, three UTMB Aerospace Medicine residents received awards.

 

 

Dr. Chough       Dr. Pattarini      Dr. Mulcahy
Dr. Chough       Dr. Pattarini      Dr. Mulcahy

Dr. Natacha Chough was awarded the Aerospace Medical Association Jeffrey R. Davis, MD, Endowed Scholarship and the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons Outstanding Student Award.

Dr. James Pattarini received the Aerospace Medical Association Jeffrey R. Davis, MD, Endowed Scholarship and the Space Medicine Association Wyle Scholarship.

Dr. Robert Mulcahy was selected from among more than 200 competitors for the Jeff Myers Young Investigator Award.  

The team of Drs. Chough, Pattarini, and Mulcahy also won the RAM Bowl, a quiz competition among teams from Aerospace Medicine Residency programs.

These are wonderful recognitions for our faculty members and residents in PMCH and Aerospace Medicine.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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May 28, 2014

On behalf of Dr. Cornelis Elferink, Director, Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, please join us as we congratulate the following individuals for recently receiving CET NIEHS Pilot Project funding for the following projects:

  • Allan R. Brasier, MDEMT-induced reprogramming of innate immune response pathways
  • Marxa Figueiredo, PhDRole of environmental contaminants in Prostate tumor promotion by Mesenchymal/stromal stem cells
  • Deepthi Kolli, PhDRole of H2S in Environmental Tobacco Smoke-mediated Lung Inflammation
  • Terumi Midoro-Horiuti, MD, PhDEarly exposure to an environmental estrogen promotes allergic asthma by altering innate immune cells These one-year pilot projects have been awarded $50,000 each through the NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology at UTMB to support pilot studies designed to improve environmentally-linked human health through basic and translational research endeavors.  Congratulations Drs. Brasier, Figueiredo, Kolli and Midoro-Horiuti!

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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May 21, 2014

Jessica Peck, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNLPlease join me in congratulating Jessica Peck, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, the Will Dean Bivens Singleton Professor of Pediatric Nursing and Associate Professor in our School of Nursing, for being nominated and selected as an Outstanding Nurse honoree for this year’s Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses. 

The Houston Chronicle recognized Dr. Peck during the Salute to Nurses Luncheon Thursday, May 8 and in the paper Sunday, May 11, when the Salute to Nurses special section was published. 

Dr. Peck was recognized by patients or coworkers as someone who has made a tangible, positive impact in the nursing community. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Peck for a well-deserved achievement!

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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May 19, 2014

UTMB is pleased to announce the launch of the ePerformance tool. The institution has adopted this tool to streamline our process for conducting employee evaluations; all managers and employees (except for Graduate Assistants and Residents) are expected to use ePerformance to complete their FY14 annual reviews.

What is ePerformance?
ePerformance is a module in the PeopleSoft HCM system that provides a standardized approach for documenting, measuring, and tracking employee performance. The tool is now available for use through Manager Self Service and Employee Self Service, and it should replace all other performance appraisal practices and applications.  Please note the PMP system was discontinued effective April 30, 2014, and is only accessible for viewing historical documents.

What’s new with ePerformance?
The ePerformance tool offers a number of new features and enhancements:

  • Paperless – Managers and employees can now create, approve, and maintain performance review documents electronically, eliminating the need for paper files.
  • Automatic routing and email notifications – ePerformance provides automatic routing and email notifications to help keep you up to date on the status of your evaluation.
  • Performance notes – The performance notes feature allows managers and employees to document performance at any time during the review period.
  • Three-point performance rating scale – A rating scale is used to indicate an employee’s level of performance, and UTMB has moved from a five-point to a three-point rating scale.
  • Action planning – Action planning is a key component of the ePerformance review process, and a development or performance improvement action plan will now be required for every employee. 

What training will be provided?
All employees are invited to attend an overview presentation to learn more about the ePerformance tool and their role in the evaluation process.

Please see below for the available presentation dates.

Presentation Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, May 20

3 to 4 p.m.

Levin Hall North (Room 2.220)

Thursday, May 22

3 to 4 p.m.

Clinical Sciences Auditorium (Room 362)

Thursday, May 29

9 to 10 a.m.

Levin Hall North (Room 2.220)

Friday, June 13

9 to 10 a.m.

Clinical Sciences Auditorium (Room 362)

Monday, June 23

9 to 10 a.m.

Clinical Sciences Auditorium (Room 362)

Thursday, July 10

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Levin Hall South (Room 2.222)

To register for one of the presentations, go to the My Training class schedule, select PeopleSoft – HCM from the Course drop-down menu, and click on your preferred ePerformance – Employee Overview date. 

The following items have also been prepared to assist you with accessing and using ePerformance.

Should you have any questions about the ePerformance tool or the FY14 annual review cycle, please contact your manger or HR ePerformance.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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May 8, 2014

We’re less than a month away from our School of Medicine Commencement which will take place on Saturday, May 31st at 10 am in the Moody Gardens Convention Center.  This year’s graduation promises to be another exciting and memorable occasion.  As a reminder, faculty members who plan to participate (and I expect a record turn-out again this year) should sign-up to reserve a place in the procession and a seat, via email to Valerie Carmichael at vcarmich@utmb.edu  or Lori Kocian DeWillis at lakocian@utmb.edu.

I would like to point out that we are expecting 216 students to cross the stage this year.  In addition, there has been great interest in our keynote speaker, Scott E. Parazynski, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Director for our Center for Polar Medical Operations.  In order to comfortably accommodate the families and friends of our graduates, we will be contacting each department for advance ticket ordering. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of our seating limitations. 

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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May 7, 2014

Dr. Slobodan PaesslerIt is my great pleasure to report that Dr. Slobodan Paessler, Professor of Pathology at UTMB is the co-principal investigator of a $4.4 million dollar grant (R01AI111364, MPI) announced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In partnership with Etubics Corporation, a Seattle based clinical stage biotechnology company, the grant is aimed at addressing the lack of cross-reactive protection observed in present-day influenza vaccines and could enable the development of a universal influenza vaccine.

The grant will support the necessary pre-clinical experiments that allow the construction and production of a multivalent vaccine that induces both protective cell-mediated immunity and antibody responses.

These studies will support the development of a broadly cross-reactive influenza vaccine designed to protect humans against a wide range of influenza viruses, ultimately leading to an IND application to the FDA and advancement to clinical trials.

According to Dr. Paessler, "Successful work over the last several years combined with the support from the Institute for Human Infections & Immunity at UTMB, is becoming nationally and internationally recognized.  This project will enhance our visibility in the area of vaccine development against influenza A and B. I wish to extend my thanks to Drs. Nadezhda Yun and Magda Miller for their support on this project."

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Paessler and colleagues on this very significant accomplishment!

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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May 2, 2014

Dr. Garcia-BlancoIt is with great pleasure that I announce that Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco MD, PhD has agreed to join us as chair of our Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB).  Dr. Garcia-Blanco will start his tenure with us later this year.  As chair of BMB, Dr. Garcia-Blanco will lead efforts to further excellence in research, education, mentoring, and scholarship that have broad fundamental, translational and clinical impact.

Dr. Garcia-Blanco will join us after 24 years at Duke University, where he is currently the Charles D. Watts Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Duke Center for RNA Biology.  He also is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.  Dr. Garcia-Blanco was born in Puerto Rico and lived there until he was accepted into Harvard College in 1973.  Subsequently, he received his MD as well as a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.  He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Phillip Sharp, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Dr. Sharp joined MIT’s Center for Cancer Research (now the Koch Institute) in 1974 and earned the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Dr. Garcia-Blanco has made seminal contributions to the study of RNA biology and virology. His studies on mRNA have improved our understanding of the mechanisms that regulate splicing during disease, and introduced a new type of RNA based therapy. Dr. Garcia-Blanco and his team pioneered imaging of alternative splicing events in vivo, visualizing splicing changes that accompany phenotypic transitions among metastatic cancer cells in living animals and in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Over the last ten years, Dr. Garcia-Blanco has focused his RNA expertise on pathogenic flaviviruses, which threaten both US and global public health and for which there are no approved therapies.

Dr. Garcia-Blanco’s research efforts have been tremendously successful securing peer-reviewed funding.  He has published over 120 research articles, reviews or book chapters. He was recognized as a Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Scholar between 1997 - 2002.  He was elected to the Association of American Physicians in 2011, recognized as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011, and as a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in 2013.  Dr. Garcia-Blanco has served on the editorial boards of Molecular and Cellular Biology, RNA and Scientific Reports.  He was permanent member and chair of the NIH’s Study Section on Biochemistry and then served as a member of the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. 
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco to our UTMB family!

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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April 29, 2014

Dr. David Herndon, Professor of Surgery and holder of the Jessie H. Jones Chair in Burn Surgery at our Institution who is also Chief of Staff and Director of Research at the Shriners Hospital for Children in GalvestonJust in case you missed the recent announcement in our Impact Online Newsletter, I wanted everyone to know that Dr. David Herndon, Professor of Surgery and holder of the Jessie H. Jones Chair in Burn Surgery at our Institution who is also Chief of Staff and Director of Research at the Shriners Hospital for Children here in Galveston, was awarded the prestigious Medallion for Scientific Achievement by the American Surgical Association during its 130th annual meeting earlier this month. The American Surgical Association, whose fellows are selected competitively, is our Country’s oldest surgical society. The Medallion for Scientific Achievement is the American Surgical Society’s highest honor. The award, established in 1970, is given to recognize seminal research contributions. Only twenty-six members have received this recognition including such renowned surgeons such as Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Herndon’s mentor, Dr. Basil Pruitt. Dr. Herndon received the Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association in 2006 in recognition of his seminal contributions in basic laboratory research that have improved patient care.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Herndon for this extraordinary recognition of his efforts that have improved the care of burn patients around the world.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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Linda G. Phillips, M.D., Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and holder of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Professor of Surgery ProfessorshipI would like to remind faculty members that our School of Medicine Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 31st at 10 am in the Moody Gardens Convention Center. Please join us for this proud and memorable occasion for our students.  I am expecting a record turn-out this year compared to previous participation.  To sign up to join the faculty procession, please contact Valerie Carmichael at vcarmich@utmb.edu.

Each year a distinguished member of the faculty is chosen as Senior Faculty Marshal to carry the university mace during the Commencement ceremony.  I am very pleased to announce that Linda G. Phillips, M.D., Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and holder of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Professor of Surgery Professorship, has been selected as this year’s Senior Faculty Marshal, and will lead the procession of faculty.  The mace bearer is an honored position given to a faculty member in recognition of his/her outstanding service and contributions, and is a testament to the high esteem in which they are held by the UTMB community.

Dr. Phillips received her medical degree from the University of Chicago.  She completed her general surgery residency at Northwestern University and her plastic surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit.  She began her professional career as an Instructor of Surgery at Northwestern University and was appointed Director of the Burn Center at Wayne State University.  In 1988, Dr. Phillips joined our faculty and she was appointed Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery in 1994. 

Dr. Phillips is well known nationally in the field of plastic surgery and serves as a member of multiple scientific and professional societies.  She is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous editorial/review boards, invited participant on many NIH panels/workshops and has been a visiting professor/invited speaker for numerous national and international locations.  In addition to her clinical, research and teaching responsibilities at UTMB, Dr. Phillips has served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Chair of the former Faculty Women’s Advisory Committee; Chair of the Faculty Senate; Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director; past President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and American Board of Plastic Surgery; and, as a member of the University of Texas Faculty Advisory Council. 

Please join me in congratulating her on this well-deserved honor.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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April 18, 2014

MyPOWER LoginmyPOWER has been updated with the latest March performance data! Faculty can login at http://aebizprodweb.utmb.edu/ProvostWebPortal/Login to access their individual reports.

As a reminder, myPOWER is a web-based faculty portal which allows faculty members to view their productivity, measure their performance, and forecast their performance-based incentives or adjustments under the Faculty Compensation Plan. myPOWER provides reports for actual performance for past periods and also allows some faculty to perform what-if and trend analysis by manipulating effort and productivity to see their projected impact on compensation. Only faculty who are eligible for the faculty compensation and incentive plan will be able to log in to myPOWER.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Patriarca, Associate Director of Business Operations and Productivity Management, at extension 2-5138.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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April 14, 2014

New R01 awarded to Drs. Massoud Motamedi and Gracie Vargas

Massoud Motamedi, PhDMassoud Motamedi, PhD., Professor, in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Gracie Vargas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, have been awarded a multi-PI grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop novel image-based methods to assess mucosal responses to non-vaccine biomedical prevention products aimed at blocking the transmission of HIV. This R01 award is a $1.8 million grant for three years with an option for an additional 4th year following achievement of a stated go/no go milestone, for a total $2.4 million.

The multi-disciplinary research project entitled “Development of novel quantitative methods for the in vivo assessment of mucosal irritation” aims at developing a quantitative panel of methods to assess the mucosal microenvironment, including barrier function and immunological responses in an animal model, to serve as tools in the safety assessment of emerging non-vaccine biomedical prevention products. The project is a collaborative effort among Drs. Motamedi and Vargas with expertise in bioengineering and imaging, Dr. Kathleen Vincent, a clinical investigator with expertise in advanced endoscopic imaging and translational research, Drs. Nigel Bourne and Gregg Milligan with expertise in Microbiology and Immunology, and Dr. Erik Rytting with expertise in nanomedicine and drug delivery.

Gracie Vargas, PhDDr.  Motamedi has been a UTMB faculty member since 1991.  He currently serves as Director for the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.  Dr. Motamedi’s research has been focused on the development and applications of novel imaging techniques for visualization and assessment of physiology, pathology and cellular processes in living tissue.

Dr. Vargas has been a UTMB faculty member since 2003.  She is recognized for her work in biomedical optics and imaging.  Her laboratory develops non-invasive image-based methods for the assessment of tissue injury and early cancer detection using advanced microscopy methods such as confocal microendoscopy, nonlinear optical microscopy and spectroscopy.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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April 11, 2014

Dr. Laura RudkinLaura Rudkin, Ph.D., recently began a two-year term as the elected President of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). Dr. Rudkin is Professor and Centennial Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health.

Established in 1942, APTR is the national membership organization for faculty members and academic institutions involved in educating physicians and other health professionals in prevention and population health. The association develops curricular resources, professional development programs, and teaching tools for its members and the prevention community. APTR’s mission is to lead innovation in population health and prevention education, enhancing the training of all health professionals . Through cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, APTR provides training opportunities in public health and preventive medicine to medical students and residents and other health professions students.

Dr. Rudkin earned her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from Princeton University in 1992 and joined the UTMB faculty in 1993. Dr. Rudkin is Project Director for a $1.48 million Health Resources and Services Administration Primary Care Training Enhancement grant to provide public health training to medical and physician assistant students. She is an elected member of the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education, a UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor, and a 2013 recipient of the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Rudkin represents preventive medicine departments on the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. She is an invited member of the Primary Care and Public Health Collaborative Workforce Committee of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. She also serves as an invited member on the Health in All Professions Expert Panel of the Association for Schools and Programs in Public Health.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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April 11, 2014

It is with great pleasure that I share that Drs. Nisha Garg and Taylor Riall have both been accepted into the 2014-2015 class of fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. ELAM participants undergo a year-long in-depth mentoring program focused on leadership. They will each work on an action project that will address a need or priority for our Institution.

Dr. Nisha GargDr. Nisha Garg joined UTMB in 2000 and currently serves as Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Pathology, Director of Global Health Policy, Epidemics, International Organization in the Coordinating Center for Global Health, and Associate Director of the Center for Tropical Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. A world renowned expert in parasitology, Dr. Garg has made substantial contributions as an investigator, teacher and mentor. She has conducted pioneering research on developing strategies to protect against neglected infectious diseases that afflict millions of people. In addition to her scientific achievements, Dr. Garg has an outstanding track record as a mentor, and works on initiatives to promote the careers of women in science. Dr. Garg’s research program has been consistently funded by extramural sources.  She has two NIH R01 research grants and is a collaborator on a number of NIH small grants. She has authored or co-authored 60 papers in peer-reviewed refereed journals, including the Journal of Immunology, Infection and Immunity, American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and International Journal of Cardiology.

Dr. Taylor RiallDr. Taylor Riall joined UTMB in 2005 and is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes. Dr. Riall is holder of the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Clinical Sciences Graduate Program. She is an outstanding academic surgeon and is an international expert in pancreatobiliary disease and pancreatic surgery outcomes research.   A skilled and caring surgeon, Dr. Riall was listed in the SLD Industries, Inc. Guide to America’s Top Surgeons in 2010 and as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. from 2008-2012 and by US News and World Report in 2012. She serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Surgery and the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and has published over 115 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Riall has earned plaudits for her teaching excellence that include the UTMB Resident Teaching Award in 2006.

Sincerely yours,

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Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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April 7, 2014

Slobodan Paessler, DVM, PhDUTMB is participating in a multi-institutional project as a subcontractor to Inhibikase Therpaeutics, Inc. to evaluate kinase inhibitors for their ability to mitigate certain viral infections.  The subcontract, worth just over $1 million during year one, is titled "Multi-pathogen Antiviral Medical Countermeasure Deploying FDA Approved Drug Against Orthopoxvirus." As part of the subcontract, UTMB will perform testing of kinase inhibitors in  multiple experimental models. The goal is to obtain data about efficacy of some of the FDA approved drugs against Ebola and Marburg virus. Upon successful completion of the first year, an option year may be exercised with additional funding.

Principal Investigator for the UTMB subcontract, Slobodan Paessler, D.V.M., PhD, Professor in our Pathology Department, stated  "complex projects like this one require team effort across the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology as well as assistance from Regulatory Scientists and high containment specialists from the Galveston National Laboratory. None of this work could be accomplished without an active collaboration with many other UTMB investigators and I am very proud to have an excellent team behind me on this project. Drs. Nadezhda Yun, Barry Rockx, Chad Mire, Tom Geisbert and Trevor Brasel are highly experienced scientist that are actively supporting this contract and these scientists are absolutely essential to our success."

Sincerely yours,

DOJ_sig
Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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April 2, 2014

I am highly encouraged by the responses provided thus far for our AE 2020 community at-large survey. I am hoping that we'll ultimately have over 60% participation. We're on our way but still more responses.

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I again ask for 5 minutes of your time to complete the anonymous, on-line survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UTMBAEStratRefreshGandOprioritization

It's not too late to get involved - - share your opinion and help guide our future! I'm looking forward to seeing these response numbers double and triple this week!.

Sincerely yours,

DOJ_sig
Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President, Provost and
Dean of the School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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January 7, 2014 - Dr. Scott Weaver - $1.2 million, five-year grant award entitled, "Development of a Multivalen Chikungunya/Dengue Virus Vaccine"

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