UTMB Announcements for 7/27/2016

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Retiree Benefits Meeting
**Application Deadline FRIDAY: Career Development Funding Opportunity for Junior Faculty**
UTMB Police RAD Class July 2016
Sponsored Programs Hot Topics- Tuesday, August 9
The Final Oral Examination of Rebecca Nusbaum
August 9th & 10th | Teaching Skills Workshop: Copyright Law for Teachers
Texas Public Information Act Workshop
South Asian Student Society
High School Biomedical Research Program Poster Session & Closing Reception-Thursday, July 28

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Elissa Tall Ship Orientation7/25/2016
Benefits Annual Enrollment – July 15 to 317/25/2016
FY 16 Requisition Processing Deadlines7/20/2016
Grants for Lunch-Tuesday, August 27/22/2016
"Open Scheduling" now available for primary care clinic appointments7/22/2016
REGISTERING OF FACULTY AND STAFF ORGANIZATIONS7/25/2016

Retiree Benefits Meeting
First Published 7/27/2016

Please join Benefits Services on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 and/or Tuesday August 23, 2016, for our Retiree Benefits Meeting. This meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Room 1.124. 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 24 people to respond.  

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Contact:     Email: Human Resources Benefits and Business Center     For: Benefits Department     Phone: 409-772-7230
 
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**Application Deadline FRIDAY: Career Development Funding Opportunity for Junior Faculty**
First Published 7/27/2016

The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Research Education Component

Request for Applications

RL5 Scholar - Career Development Position
Research to Improve Physical Function & Independence in Older Adults

Deadline: July 29, 2016

See online application instructions at the Pepper Center website:
www.utmb.edu/pepper/rl5application.asp

The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) has been continuously funded since 2000. The Center nurtures a multidisciplinary translational research culture to fulfill our mission, which is to improve physical function and independence in older adults. Central to this mission is the career development and training of the next generation of leaders in geriatric and aging related research. Our scientific focus has evolved over the years from an interest focused on the mechanisms of sarcopenia to the translation of our findings in patient-centered interventions to improve physical function, recovery and independence in older adults.

The Research Education Component (REC) engages early stage investigators in a mentored research experience to support development of externally funded research. Scholars will work with a primary mentor and members of a research team to create and execute an individual development plan that includes research projects, training activities, funding initiatives, and publications. Scholars will participate in a series of seminars and workshops focused on preparing external grant applications.

Applicants should be early stage investigators with doctoral degrees and a full-time UTMB appointment at the level of junior faculty. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 50% effort to career development activities related to research in aging and may be receiving salary support from other federal sources.

RL5 Scholars can participate in the program for up to 3 years or until the Scholar secures independent funding. Applications will be solicited annually to fill vacant or new positions.

The RL5 Scholars Program is funded by the NIH's National Institute on Aging (Grant #P30-AG024832), and is an integral component of UTMB's Pepper Center.

All application materials are due July 29, 2016

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Burt at  stburt@utmb.eduor call (409) 266-9675
Visit the Pepper Center website: www.utmb.edu/pepper

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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UTMB Police RAD Class July 2016
First Published 7/27/2016

The UTMB Police Department will be holding a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class on July 28th/29th (5pm-9pm) and July 30th (9am-1pm) in the UTMB Police training room in the Rebecca Sealy building located at 404 8th Street in room 1.724.    Please wear clothes that are comfortable during physical activity including laying on the ground.   NO sandals, open toe shoes, or high heels.  You may park in the areas on the street marked for student parking after 5pm or on weekends.  New RAD students will be required to attend all days.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Click here to enroll in the July 2016 UTMB Police RAD Class.

Contact:     Email: Sgt. Christopher Fultz     For: Police Dept     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Sponsored Programs Hot Topics- Tuesday, August 9
First Published 7/27/2016

August’s Hot Topic: Float Your Subs: Understanding the Subcontracts Process”

Presented by Tricia Smith & Bryan Mathew
Sponsored Programs, Research Services

Tuesday – August 9, 2016
9:30 - 10:30 am

Research Building #6, Room 1.108

Register at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69436
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Rebecca Nusbaum
First Published 7/27/2016

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Rebecca J. Nusbaum

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

August 5, 2016

1:30 P.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

PATHOLOGY AND MECHANISMS OF INCREASED M.tb GROWTH AND DISSEMINATION DURING CO-INFECTION WITH HIV-1

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Janice Endsley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Peter Melby, M.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Gustavo Valbuena, M.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Netanya Utay, M.D., Assistant Professor, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Robert Hunter, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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August 9th & 10th | Teaching Skills Workshop: Copyright Law for Teachers
First Published 7/27/2016

Presented by: Julie M. Trumble, MLIS, Head of Reference and Educational Services of the Moody Medical Library, Distinguished Teaching Professor and member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers.

 

With the multitude of opportunities for instruction, research, and publishing offered on the Internet and other media, teachers often find themselves challenged by questions concerning the use of copyrighted material in their teaching – both face to face and online. “Do I need to get permission to use an image off the Web in a PowerPoint presentation?” “Can I use a cartoon or picture if it doesn’t have the copyright symbol on it?” “Can I post images or other works of art on the web for students to study?”

 

When developing teaching materials it is important to understand some copyright basics. Your potential use of existing work is bound by copyright law, and your own work is protected by these same rules. Be aware that copyright law is extremely complex. This session is designed to give an introduction to and raise awareness of copyright principles and talk about what we can do at UTMB.

 

Attendees will be able to:

1. Distinguish between copyright facts and myths related to using copyrighted material in teaching

2. List and discuss methods to avoid copyright infringement

3. Identify the four factors relating to fair use

4. Identify how the Copyright Clearance Center Annual License applies providing materials to students

5. List resources to learn more about copyright

 

The Teaching Skills Workshop Series is jointly sponsored the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the Office of Educational Development.

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Contact:     Email: Becki Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-3175
 
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Texas Public Information Act Workshop
First Published 7/27/2016

 

There will be a Texas Public Information Act (“TPIA”) Workshop being offered by UTMB’s Department of Legal Affairs and UT System Office of General Counsel.  This workshop will cover a TPIA overview as well as more in depth discussions on various topics.

Date:  Monday, August 8, 2016

Location:  Research Building (Building #6) Room 1.206

Time:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 Please RSVP by the end of day Friday, July 29, 2016 to bemwilso@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Becky Wilson     For: Legal Affairs     Phone: 409-747-8747
 
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South Asian Student Society
First Published 7/27/2016
The South Asian Student Society is a new South Asian culture appreciation group devoted to volunteering in the community and providing social events for members! You do not have to be South Asian to join! Check out our Facebook group for more information!
 
 
There is also a MIXER going on this week! 
 
When: Thursday July 28th at 5:45pm 
Where: Olympia Grill at Pier 21! 
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Contact:     Email: Harica Kodakandla     For: School of Medicine     Phone: 8322152214
 
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High School Biomedical Research Program Poster Session & Closing Reception-Thursday, July 28
First Published 7/27/2016
 
CLASS OF 2016
Biomedical Research Training Program
For High School Students (formerly HSSRP)
 
Poster Session & Closing Reception
 
Date: Thursday, July 28
Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Administration Building, 6th Floor, Caduceus Room
(Everyone is welcome to attend)
 
The University of Texas Medical Branch Office of Educational Outreach-Science Education encourages interaction between the university's scientific community and area schools through summer science camps, professional development for science teachers and other programs. Through these programs, UTMB plays an integral role in enhancing pre-college students' knowledge about science and encouraging students to pursue science careers. For more information, visit our web site at www.utmb.edu/oeo .
 
Contact:     Email: Alicia C. Simmons     For: Office of Educational Outreach-Science Education     Phone: ext. 29119     Fax: (409) 750-9914
 
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Elissa Tall Ship Orientation
First Published 7/25/2016

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Elissa Tall Ship Orientation

Saturday, July 30th, 2:00PM

Texas Seaport Museum on Galveston’s Pier 21, Harborside Drive between 21st and 22nd streets.
 
 
 
HELP PRESERVE TRADITION AND HISTORY AS VOLUNTEER CREW FOR TEXAS' OFFICIAL TALL SHIP ELISSA

Want to get out, have fun, get fit, meet new friends, learn new skills and help preserve a Texas tradition all at the same time?  Then as part of the UTMB community we would like you to know about this rare and unique opportunity.

The three-masted, iron hulled Barque ELISSA - a tall ship - launched on October 27, 1877 is a true survivor and one of the few remaining authentic 19th-century square-rigged sailing vessels in the world that still sail today.  She has won numerous awards for historic preservation and is considered the epitome of maritime restoration as the only Class A tall ship on the Gulf Coast still sailing under full sail!  But ELISSA needs your help.

Each year her volunteer program not only maintains ELISSA, but actually sails her proudly each year into the Gulf of Mexico for her annual sea trials. Sailing the ship is the most effective way to ensure proper maintenance. Similar instructional sailing programs require you to pay hundreds of dollars.  Elissa's volunteer program is essentially free and only requires a nominal fee for instructional hand-outs.

ELISSA's crew come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, ranging from early teens to post retirement and is a great family activity!  A Youth Seamanship Program is also available.    ELISSA's Seamanship Program is a great opportunity for UTMB employees to be a part of Elissa's continuing adventure into now its third century and to help our community preserve this National Historic Landmark to keep ELISSA sailing! 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

ORIENTATION
Saturday, July 30, 2016
2:00 p.m. Texas Seaport Museum
Pier 21, No.8, Galveston, TX 77550

No commitment necessary, come see what it's all about!
For more details go online to: http://www.galvestonhistory.org/attractions/maritime-heritage/seamanship-training-on-board-the-1877-tall-ship-elissa
Or call the Texas Seaport Museum at 409-763-1877
Email: elissa@galvestonhistory.org

VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN SAY THAT THEY HAVE SAILED A SQUARE RIGGED TALL SHIP!

BE A PART OF LIVING HISTORY- COME SAIL WITH US!

 

Contact:     Email: Richard Hodge     For: SCEHM     Phone: 78670     Fax: 25650
 
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Benefits Annual Enrollment – July 15 to 31
First Published 7/25/2016

 

The annual enrollment period for the 2016–2017 benefits plan year is Friday, July 15, to Sunday, July 31. During this period, you may make changes to your benefits elections, add or remove dependents, and/or enroll in a flexible spending account. 

To view or update your current coverage, log in to the My UT Benefits online system using the personal identification number provided to you by the UT System Office of Employee Benefits. No action is needed if you do not want to make any changes to your coverage; however, employees interested in a flexible spending account must actively enroll each year.

Your annual enrollment elections and new rates are effective Thursday, Sept. 1.

Click here for more annual enrollment information, including a detailed timeline, employee resource guides and a benefits cost worksheet.

Contact:     Email: HR Benefits and Business Center     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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FY 16 Requisition Processing Deadlines
First Published 7/20/2016

 

FY 16 Requisition Processing Deadlines

What items do you need ordered and received prior to the end of this fiscal year?  Please keep in mind the following fiscal year end deadlines: 

ePro Requisitions for Fiscal Year 2016 that require competitive bidding should be submitted and approved no later than Thursday, July 30, 2016 to ensure delivery and receipt of services/items by August 31, 2016.

Requisitions not requiring competitive bid up to $50,000 will be processed within 10 business days from the requisition approval date.

PeopleSoft eProcurement will be open for the creation and approval of DEP and ACQ requisitions until 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  All requisitions not budget checked and approved by 5 p.m. will be designated as Fiscal Year 2017 requisitionsand will be issued Fiscal Year 2017Purchase Orders..

Items and services received from the vendor, but not received within PeopleSoft by August 31, 2016, will be expensed in Fiscal Year 2017.  If items or services are received by your department direct from the vendor, please make certain the items/services are direct received (DRC) in PeopleSoft ePro to ensure proper receipt accrual.

For current Fiscal Year Emergency Orders on Monday, August 29, 2016, please contact the following individuals:

Patient Care/CMC/Off-Site Clinics/Research
Cheryl Evans
ext6-1364

Construction/Remodeling/Information Technology and All Other Areas
Traci Davis-Johnson
ext6-1368

 

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Contact:     Email: Cheryl Evans / Traci Davis-Johnson     For: Supply Chain - Purchasing     Phone: 61364 / 61368
 
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Grants for Lunch-Tuesday, August 2
First Published 7/22/2016

Current Trends in Funding

Presented By: Melodi Moore, Funding Specialist, Research Services

Tuesday, August 2
Noon to 1 p.m.
Research Bldg. #6, 1.108

Bring your lunch and join in the discussion.

RSVP at https://my.utmb.edu/pstraining

*Seating is limited.  Please note the room is inside the Testing Center.  Please enter and exit the session quietly so we do not disturb any group that might be using the testing facility. 

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69436
 
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"Open Scheduling" now available for primary care clinic appointments
First Published 7/22/2016

UTMB patients will call the shots with Open Scheduling

Need a primary care appointment?
See available times--You pick the provider, time and place

With open scheduling, new and established patients can view open appointment slots for most primary care providers, and then directly schedule an appointment. Existing patients can also use open scheduling to create appointments online with new clinicians/ones whom they may not have previously seen. A MyChart account is not necessary, and the service is now fully operational.

Appointments through open scheduling are available for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics.

There are two ways to use open scheduling:

  • Patients can access a new website dedicated to open scheduling which lists all participating primary care providers; or
  • Make an appointment through the open scheduling feature embedded on a specific provider’s profile in theUTMB Health physician directory.

For questions or for more information, please visit Open Scheduling online or contact the UTMB Health Access Center at (800) 917-8906.

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Contact:     Email: Open Scheduling Project Team     For: Open Scheduling Project Team     Phone: (409) 772-2222
 
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REGISTERING OF FACULTY AND STAFF ORGANIZATIONS
First Published 7/25/2016

The deadline for registering your faculty or staff organization for academic year 2017 is August 31, 2016.  Forms can be obtained by calling extension 22910 or you may contact me via email at sllashwa@utmb.edu and I will send the application, guidelines and The University of Texas System - Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents regarding Registered Organizations.

Contact:     Email: Sheryl Lashway     For: Office of the President - Operations     Phone: 772-2910
 
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