UTMB Announcements for 11/19/2018

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Retiree Benefits Meeting- December 5, 2018
***$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS***
Cytomegalovirus Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!
Call for Nominations – 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
WATCH IT HERE! The recorded video conversation with NASA Astronaut and former UTMB Health Graduate, Serena M. Aunon-Chancellor, MD, MPH
Pathology Grand Rounds
The Center for Addiction Research Seminar Series - Dr. Dionna W. Williams
"Time-Out"- no session this week
December 3rd - International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Lunch & Learn - Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace
Research in Industry – Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Hommel
YOU'RE INVITED! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon: Together We Win

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
SECC Needs Your Support11/15/2018
UTMB CAMPUS STORE HOLIDAY HOURS11/16/2018
UTMB Campus Store Monthly Promotions11/1/2018
Medical Movies: An Evening of Short Historical Films from the National Library of Medicine11/7/2018
Call for ELAM Program Nominations is open11/6/2018
VALIC Financial Advisor on Galveston Campus on Fridays11/13/2018
Give Thanks Give Blood11/16/2018
Research Volunteers Needed for Urinary Incontinence Study11/14/2018
Department of Surgery Research Seminar Series11/16/2018
NIH Offers Limited Submission Collaborative Funding with Link11/15/2018

Retiree Benefits Meeting- December 5, 2018
First Published 11/19/2018

Please join Benefits Services on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for our Retiree Benefits Meeting. This meeting will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Room 1.130. This meeting is designed to assist you in the retirement process by providing information to you regarding your benefits as a retiree from The University of Texas Medical Branch.

Click here to register. Seating is limited to the first 50 people to respond.  Please note that you must access through Google Chrome.

Your registration will be processed through the UTMB Learn system. Sign in with your LAN user name and password the follow these steps to submit your registration.

  • Catalog
  • HR- Learning Events
  • Click on the Retiree Benefits Meeting with desired date of attendance
  • Under Enrollments select Retiree Benefits Meeting
  • Click Enroll

You will receive a message in Green indicating you have successfully enrolled

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Contact:     Email: Benefits Department     For: Human Resources Benefits and Business Center     Phone: 409-772-2630     Fax: 409-772-2754
 
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***$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS***
First Published 11/19/2018

CALL FOR NOMINATION:
The John P. McGovern Student Awards in Oslerian Medicine

The McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine is pleased to announce the John P. McGovern Student Awards in Oslerian Medicine.  These awards provide monetary support for the education of medical students whose performance and conduct exemplify those ideals of medical practice as promulgated by Sir William Osler. The fundamental principles of Oslerian medicine include:
• Compassionate, personalized medical care that emphasizes the doctor/patient relationship
• Incorporation of a sound scientific basis for optimal patient care
• Professional behavior at all times

The students that are given the honor of this award are called “Osler Student Scholars.”  The expectations of the Osler Student Scholars are to:
• Learn about the values and principles that governed the professional lives of John P. McGovern and Sir William Osler.
• Be active in the community of Osler Student Scholars and participate in projects of others or your own.
• Serve as a role model for your Osler Student Society and foster learning for yourself and others about Oslerian principles and incorporate those ideals into your education and practice.
• Encourage reflection on humanities and the importance of science as a foundation for the practice of medicine.
• Attend monthly meetings of the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and other meetings of the Osler Student Scholars.
• Attend, and consider presenting at, the annual American Osler Society meeting and bimonthly Osler Club meetings.

Each award will be for $10,000 per year.  In 2019, awards will be presented to four (4) students: two (2) rising sophomores and two (2) entering the second, third, or fourth years who are in good academic standing in the UTMB School of Medicine (SOM).

A medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a sophomore will receive funding for three (3) consecutive years, a medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a junior will receive funding for two (2) consecutive years, and a medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a senior will receive funding for one (1) year.

Medical students who are enrolled in dual degree programs are also eligible to become an Osler Student Scholar.  A student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a sophomore medical student will receive funding for only three (3) consecutive years without regard to which UTMB school the student is enrolled. A student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a junior medical student will receive funding for only two (2) consecutive years without regard to which UTMB school the student is enrolled. A student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a senior student will receive funding for only one year.

Faculty who have worked with medical students as small group facilitators or preceptors in clinical settings, or mentors in the Osler Student Societies or other organizations, are especially encouraged to recommend this opportunity to worthy students. 

Interested students may download an application by logging on to: https://www.utmb.edu/osler/awards/student-award-in-oslerian-medicine.  The applicant must also submit letters of recommendation from one of his or her POM faculty members, from another member of the SOM faculty, and from a medical student well acquainted with the applicant.  An optional fourth letter of recommendation may be submitted by any other person who knows the applicant well.  (Current Osler Scholars are excluded from writing letters of recommendation for nominees unless the faculty is the student’s sole POM facilitator.)

Applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted in hard copy to: UTMB-McGovern Academy, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX  77555-0162, or electronically to the McGovern Academy (mcacadem@utmb.edu).  The completed application and all letters of recommendation must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019.  For answers to questions about the application, please call the McGovern Academy office at (409) 747-9680 or by email at mcacadem@utmb.edu.

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Please be advised: This is an ‘award’ not a ‘scholarship.’  Student Awards in Oslerian Medicine are non-academic prizes and recipients receive a personal check in the amount of $10,000.  Scholarships, on the other hand, are managed through Enrollment Services, take the form of educational financial aid and payments are trackable through MyStar.  This designation was made to help students remain eligible for the full amount of federal loans allowed for medical students.

Also, this is reportable income for a US student/Resident Alien student and taxable according to your respective filing status.  For further reporting requirements, please consult a tax professional.

Contact:     Email: McGovern Academy     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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Cytomegalovirus Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!
First Published 11/19/2018

The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences-Clinical Trials Program is recruiting healthy female volunteers 16 year old to 35 years old for a Cytomegalovirus vaccine clinical trial.

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided

Please contact Kristin Pollock at (409) 772-5278, (409) 772-1696 or kapolloc@utmb.edu for more information.

Contact:     Email: Kristin Pollock     For: Sealy Institute for Vacccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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Call for Nominations – 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
First Published 11/19/2018

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. This award honors and recognizes the contributions of faculty, staff and students who promote diversity, community partnership, philanthropy and civic engagement.

Please consider nominating a UTMB employee or student who has a demonstrated record of equality and inclusion and has made a profound difference to the university and the greater community.

  • All active full- and part-time faculty, staff and students may be nominated.
  • The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.
  • The award recipient(s) will be honored at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon.

Click here to complete an online nomination. You may also download a copy of the form and submit it as an email attachment to culture@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6709
 
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WATCH IT HERE! The recorded video conversation with NASA Astronaut and former UTMB Health Graduate, Serena M. Aunon-Chancellor, MD, MPH
First Published 11/19/2018

Did you miss the live Q&A session with Nasa Astronaut and former UTMB Graduate Dr. Serena Aunon-Chancellor? 

You can now see the entire conversation from the space station at the link provided here: https://youtu.be/_A8FoNifG7w

 

For questions, please contact the Office of University Events at events.oua@utmb.edu.

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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences & Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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Pathology Grand Rounds
First Published 11/19/2018

**TODAY**

Monday, November 19, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100

“Interesting Clinical Cases”
presented by

Nguyen Nguyen, PhD

Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple, Texas

Objectives:At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

 Deduce limited data in critical situations

                                • Distinguish advantages of screening and confirmation methods

                                • Define the role of labs in curving the opioid epidemic

Methodology: Lecture followed by question and answer session

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Nguyen has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, Heather Stevenson-Lerner and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you do not have access to the GNL, you must RSVP with your UTMB ID# to Ashley Rhame @ anrhame@utmb.edu by Friday, November 16, 2018.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Ashley Rhame     For: Pathology     Phone: x22521
 
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The Center for Addiction Research Seminar Series - Dr. Dionna W. Williams
First Published 11/19/2018

The Center for Addiction Research

 

Proudly Presents

                                              

 

Dionna W. Williams, PhD

 

 

Instructor

 

Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology

 

Johns Hopkins University

School of Medicine

 

Baltimore, MD

 

 

But First, You Must Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier: Antiretroviral Therapy Access to the

Central Nervous System

 

Friday, November 30, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Basic Science Auditorium, 2.212

 

Hosted by: Irma “Lisa” Cisneros, PhD

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
 
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"Time-Out"- no session this week
First Published 11/19/2018

Due to the holidays, there will not be a "Time-Out" session this week.  Stay tuned for more information on next week's session: "Mobilize Your Loved One"!

Contact:     Email: Savannah Parks     For: Health Resource Center     Phone: 409-266-7542
 
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December 3rd - International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Lunch & Learn - Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace
First Published 11/19/2018

In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, you are invited to join the UTMB Ability Resource Group for a lunch and learn on Monday, December 3rd  at 11:30am - 1:00pm featuring UTMB’s School of Health Professions faculty, Diane Collins, PhD, Occupational Therapy. 

Lunch begins at 11:30am and the discussion is from Noon to 1:00pm in the Research Building 6 Auditorium 1.206.  

Dr. Collins will discuss Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace and expand upon how hidden disabilities are common and can affect work or daily living.

All interested persons are welcome to attend!  A light lunch sponsored by the UTMB HR Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be provided. To learn more about the Ability Resource Group visit our webpage at https://hr.utmb.edu/diversity/ability/

 Please RSVP by November 27, 2018; we hope to see you there!

Ability Resource Group

Contact:     Email: Ability Resource Group     For: HR Office of Diversity and Inclusion     Phone: 409.747.4293
 
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Research in Industry – Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Hommel
First Published 11/19/2018

The Society for Translational Research student organization will be hosting a Q&A session with Dr. Jonathan Hommel. Dr. Hommel worked as a principal scientist at GlaxoSmithKline before moving into academia. He will be answering questions related to performing research at a pharmaceutical company and what opportunities are available for a PhD in industry.

Date: Tuesday, November 20th
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM 
Location: Research Building 6, Room 1.108 (in the testing center)

Coffee and pastries will be provided

This seminar is supported by the Institute for Translational Science at the University of Texas Medical Branch, supported in part by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (UL1TR001439) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Contact:     Email: Corri Levine     For: Society for Translational Research - Institute for Translational Science     Phone: -
 
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YOU'RE INVITED! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon: Together We Win
First Published 11/19/2018
The UTMB Diversity Council cordially invites you to the
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon
TOGETHER WE WIN
 
featuring keynote speaker
Ian Barrett, EdD, MBA
Associate Vice President, HR Talent Management
UTMB Health
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levin Hall Dining Room
 
Please respond by January 4 to Robin Baker, 
Office of University Events, at events.oua@utmb.edu or at (409) 747-6735.
 
SEATING IS LIMITED.
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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences & Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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SECC Needs Your Support
First Published 11/15/2018

The 2018 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) in currently underway. Led by SON Dean Deborah J. Jones, the goal for this year’s campaign is $500,000.  At the midway point, UTMB was approaching $300,000 in pledges. The campaign, which is celebrating its 25-year anniversary, ends on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

To learn more about the SECC, see the 300+ agencies you can support, get a preview of the 2018 thank you gift, and make your pledge, please visit www.utmb.edu/SECC.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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UTMB CAMPUS STORE HOLIDAY HOURS
First Published 11/16/2018

THE UTMB CAMPUS STORE WILL BE OPEN 8:00AM-5:00PM ON MONDAY, 11/19/18 AND TUESDAY, 11/20/18

ON WEDNESDAY, 11/21/18 WE WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:00AM-4:45PM.

WE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, 11/22/18 AND FRIDAY, 11/23/2018.

WE WILL RESUME REGULAR HOURS ON MONDAY, 11/26/18.

 

Contact:     Email: Jessica Limones     For: UTMB CAMPUS STORE     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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UTMB Campus Store Monthly Promotions
First Published 11/1/2018

 

UTMB Campus Store October 2018 Promotions

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS ARE NOW IN STOCK

UTMB LOGO BEANIES ON SALE FOR $5.00

15% OFF ALL DRINKWARE

 While supplies last, come browse our clearance selection for great deals on clothing and other items.

All sales valid November 2018. Subject to stock availability.

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Contact:     Email: Jessica Limones     For: UTMB Campus Store     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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Medical Movies: An Evening of Short Historical Films from the National Library of Medicine
First Published 11/7/2018

 

Medical Movies

1918 - 1929 - 1930 - 1945 - 1950 – 1963

An evening of short historical films from the National Library of Medicine

Hosted by Michael Sappol, PhD
History of Science & Ideas, Uppsala University
Formerly Scholar-in-Residence and
Curator-Historian, National Library of Medicine


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has an archive of about 17,000 motion pictures.
Some are charming, others quite difficult. Nearly all are of great interest, and some even
compelling. This program will present a selection of short films from the NLM,
made between 1918 and 1965. Subjects include psychiatry, rehabilitation,
autopsy, child development and infectious disease.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
5:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Film Program

Levin Hall South Auditorium
1006 Market Street


Reception to Follow

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 4097729386
 
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Call for ELAM Program Nominations is open
First Published 11/6/2018

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program for Women

- Call for Nominations

Deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women is open for applications. ELAM is a year-long, part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today’s complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. 

 

The program seeks candidates who have:

 

·         Administrative experience in personnel and budget management

·         A clear trajectory for administrative advancement

·         At the associate professor level or higher (2+ years)

 

Applicants must be able to attend all three (3) educational sessions (6-7 days each):
September 14-20, 2019, January 10-16, 2020, and April 25-30, 2020

 

To submit your application for consideration, please send the following information to Erin Ortiz, erortiz@utmb.edu:

 

·         Candidate's statement of what you intend to derive as a benefit from the program

·         Current CV

·         Letter of support from your chair/direct supervisor

·         Letter from a senior colleague (preferably outside your home department) 

 

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 

Financial support for the program fee and travel expenses for up to two fellows will be provided by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

 

For complete program details: https://drexel.edu/medicine/academics/womens-health-and-leadership/elam/

 

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Contact:     Email: Erin Ortiz     For: Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development     Phone: 24762
 
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VALIC Financial Advisor on Galveston Campus on Fridays
First Published 11/13/2018

Need to speak with a retirement representative from VALIC regarding your 403b, 457b or ORP retirement plans?

VALIC representative Michael Bartlow is available to meet with you on the Galveston campus on Fridays.

To set up an appointment or for more information please contact Michael via email at Michael.Bartlow@valic.com or via phone 713-248-8564

Contact:     Email: MIchael Bartlow     For: Valic     Phone: 713-248-8564
 
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Give Thanks Give Blood
First Published 11/16/2018

Give Thanks, Give Blood

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Room 2.506B, Jennie Sealy Hospital (adjacent to the gift shop)

To schedule your appointment please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/utmbjennie1118

Picture ID is required to donate blood. Appreciation gift and refreshments provided for donors

Contact:     Email: Martha Mounts     For: Lab Services     Phone: 409-772-6553
 
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Research Volunteers Needed for Urinary Incontinence Study
First Published 11/14/2018

Currently seeking healthy female volunteers between the ages of 50 and 80 to take part in an 8 week investigational research study examining the effects of sildenafil on urinary incontinence.  Volunteers will be reimbursed for time and travel.

Contact:     Email: Lauren Dawson     For: OB/GYN     Phone: 409-354-9792
 
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Department of Surgery Research Seminar Series
First Published 11/16/2018

The Department of Surgery Presents the Research Seminar Series

Guest Speaker

Katalin Modis, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Surgical Sciences

"3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase as an important regulator of the “angiogenic/metabolic switch” in endothelial cells"

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
6.146 John Sealy Annex
12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:     Email: Jason Reed     For: Surgery     Phone: 4097723677     Fax: 772-5611
 
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NIH Offers Limited Submission Collaborative Funding with Link
First Published 11/15/2018

The NIH has advertised an RFA designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.

Because it is a Limited submission, you will need to submit an one-page abstract and a Biosketch to Ericia Huff ehuff@UTMB.EDU by close of business November 30, 2018.  The Grant Research and Oversight Group will select an abstract and ask that PI to submit an application by the January 25, 2019 due date.

Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Contact:     Email: Melodi Moore     For: Research Services Research Education     Phone: 6-9428
 
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