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5th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium Registration
Free flu shots for UTMB employees, retirees and volunteers
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
NEW! UTMB Global Health Symposium Satellite Session on the Health of Migrants | Oct 7
K'S CREATIONS
General and Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds
Internal Medicine/SCoA Cake Auction and Bake Sale - 9.30.16

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
BADGE OFFICE HOURS9/26/2016
**DEADLINE EXTENDED!! CALL FOR NOMINATION: EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL TEACHING AWARDS**9/26/2016
Research Volunteers Needed9/14/2016
AALAS Webinar - Category E: Perspectives on Unalleviated Pain and Distress9/16/2016
**BE REWARDED FOR YOUR FUND RAISING**9/26/2016
AHA Online Option9/23/2016
PMCH SEMINAR - THURS SEPT 29, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL9/23/2016
Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch- SEPT. 289/23/2016
GREAT NEWS, YOU CAN USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES9/26/2016
Neuroscience Grand Rounds9/26/2016

5th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium Registration
First Published 9/27/2016

5th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium

Registration for the 5th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium is now open. To register, visit our EventBrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-utmb-global-health-education-symposium-tickets-26351827024

The Symposium is an opportunity to showcase the work that our students do during their international electives and to continue a campus-wide discussion about how to engage trainees more effectively in international work. This year's theme is "Training and Reciprocity in Global Health Education." This event creates an opportunity to expand existing partnerships and create new ones by bringing people to campus from around the region, and also bringing international collaborators from some of our key partner sites.

The conference website is at https://www.utmb.edu/gheducation/symposium

Contact:     Email: Bradley Brock     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 772-0637
 
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Free flu shots for UTMB employees, retirees and volunteers
First Published 9/27/2016

 

UTMB offers its employees, retirees and volunteers free flu shots each year to help prevent the spread of seasonal influenza.

The university’s 2016–2017 Flu Free program is provided in partnership with UT SELECT, a PPO plan administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and vaccinations are available at the following locations:

Galveston Campus
Jennie Sealy Hospital – 4th Floor Corridor Connecting Hospital and CSW
Sept. 13 – 29 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only)
7:30 a.m. – Noon

League City Campus
Hospital – Hallway Adjacent to the Gift Shop
Oct. 4, 5 and 6
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Angleton Danbury Campus
Hospital – Lobby
Oct. 11 and 13
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Employee Health Clinic
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125
Sept. 13 – End of Flu Season (Monday – Friday)
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed: Noon – 1 p.m.)

UTMB Clinics and Inpatient Units
Contact your manager or Employee Health for more information

As a condition of continued employment, all health care workers must get an annual flu shot or formally decline the vaccination. This institutional requirement applies to anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms and/or comes within six feet of patients in the course of his or her duties. Health care workers who do not get vaccinated may be reassigned to other duties or asked to wear a mask when providing patient care for the duration of the flu season.

All other members of UTMB’s community are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, unless prohibited for medical reasons.

For more information about the 2016–2017 Flu Free program, click here.

Contact:     Email: Employee Health     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 9/27/2016

Presents

"Food from the Fire: Bacterial Metabolism in the Inflamed Intestine"

By

Sebastian Winter, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Basic Science Auditorium 2.212

All are welcome to attend!!!!

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Contact:     Email: Jennifer Ellis     For: Center for Tropical Diseases     Phone: 71804
 
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NEW! UTMB Global Health Symposium Satellite Session on the Health of Migrants | Oct 7
First Published 9/27/2016

The UTMB Center for Global Health Education in collaboration with the UTMB Center to Eliminate Health Disparities will be hosting a satellite session to our October 8th Symposium on the Health of Migrants.  The session will be held from 1pm-5pm on Friday, October 7th.  Registration is free for the satellite session. If you wish to participate, please email Dr. Caley Satterfield at casatter@utmb.edu with your name, title, and institutional affiliation by Wednesday, October 5th.

 

 

Contact:     Email: Bradley Brock     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 772-0637
 
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K'S CREATIONS
First Published 9/27/2016

K’S CREATIONS IS BACK!!!

 

Drop by and visit with the nice folks from K’s Creations and you’ll find an easy and

  convenient way to shop for great gifts or something uplifting for yourself.

 Discover a fun assortment of gifts including women’s clothing and accessories,

scarves, fashion jewelry, and a whole lot of  new merchandise and clearance

 items to choose from for yourself, your family, and all your friends.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH     

AND

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH    

 

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EACH DAY

 

LOBBY

RESEARCH BUILDING 6

(OLD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL)

 

Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.

Proceeds benefit patient and volunteer programs.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

 

Contact:     Email: Mary Moody     For: Volunteer Services     Phone: 22549
 
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General and Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds
First Published 9/27/2016

 

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS

September 28, 2016

8:00 a.m.

 

6.106 McCullough Building

 

“NSQIP”

 

Dennis Gore, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery

 

Anthony Senagore, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Understand NSQIP reports.

2. Understand definitions for diagnose and outcomes.

3. Develop outcome strategies.

 

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students,

Drs. Gore and Senagore have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan, Ms. Erica Ruiz, and Ms. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Erica Ruiz     For: Surgery     Phone: 20531     Fax: 20557
 
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Internal Medicine/SCoA Cake Auction and Bake Sale - 9.30.16
First Published 9/27/2016

Internal Medicine and the Sealy Center on Aging are having their annual Cake Auction/Bake Sale benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association and would love for everyone to participate!

Come to Rebecca Sealy this Friday, September 30th in conference room 6.100 from 2-3pm to join in. All proceeds go the Alzheimer's Association.

**If you would like to donate a cake for auction or baked good for the bake sale, please contact Christian Mikobi.**

Contact:     Email: Christian Mikobi     For: Geriatrics     Phone: 409-266-9635
 
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BADGE OFFICE HOURS
First Published 9/26/2016

Effective September 5th, 2016, the Badge Office hours will be:

Monday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday - 8:00 am to 3:45 pm

Thursday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thank you

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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**DEADLINE EXTENDED!! CALL FOR NOMINATION: EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL TEACHING AWARDS**
First Published 9/26/2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!
CALL FOR NOMINATION:
John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards

Each year, up to five faculty are selected for the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.  This award recognizes the fundamental concept, exemplified by Sir William Osler, that the development of outstanding physicians occurs primarily in clinical settings (ambulatory or in-patient).  Each recipient of the award will receive $5,000 for support of his or her professional development and/or teaching programs.

The following attributes are used to define excellence in clinical teaching:

1. Demonstrates patient-centered focus of excellent teaching and care;
2. Serves as a role model of care and compassion of learners and patients and exemplifies professional behavior; shows respect for the learner, patient, and other health care providers;
3. Demonstrates enthusiasm and enjoyment;
4. Demonstrates inquisitiveness and values inquiry;
5. Creates an enjoyable, challenging, and “safe” learning environment;
6. Sets high, but obtainable, standards;
7. Assists in the development of clinical skills, including patient history, physical exam, procedures, and clinical reasoning;
8. Integrates basic science with clinical care;
9. Demonstrates patience;
10. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; is open-minded;
11. Provides useful and relevant feedback;
12. Demonstrates teamwork and multi-disciplinary care;
13. Is genuine.

The selection committee consists of an Osler Scholar (who will serve as Chair), Chair of the Academy of Master Teachers, a clerkship director, a program director and an Osler Student Scholar.

Nominations can come from students, house staff, faculty and staff and must include a statement no more than 200 words in length describing how the candidate exemplifies excellence in clinical teaching.  (Current Osler Scholars are not eligible.)  Letters of nomination should be addressed to the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and sent to 8.208 Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Route 0162, or electronically to mcacadem@utmb.edu

The final deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2016.

Individuals selected will be ineligible for two subsequent years after selection.
    • 2016 awardees: Drs. Mostafa Borahay, Harold Pine and Kimberly Brown
    • 2015 awardees: Drs. Ashraf Aly and Mohamed Morsy

The recipients will be presented in July 2017 during the 16th annual Osler Oration.

Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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Research Volunteers Needed
First Published 9/14/2016

 

The Department of Anesthesiology is currently seeking healthy volunteers & outpatients, 18 years and older with a history of anemia (low blood count) and darkly pigmented skin to take part in a pilot clinical study of Noninvasive Measurement of Total Hemoglobin Concentration with an Optoacoustic Technique.

Volunteers will be reimbursed for travel and time.

The study will be conducted in the

Outpatient Clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.


For more information, please contact:

 

Roger Seeton, RN

X22039

rseeton@utmb.edu

Nan Henkel, RN

X24401

snhenkel@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Roger Seeton     For: Anesthesiology     Phone: 772-2039
 
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AALAS Webinar - Category E: Perspectives on Unalleviated Pain and Distress
First Published 9/16/2016

Date:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Place:  Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/304

Who:  Veterinarians, researchers, IACUC members, compliance staff

 Speaker: Larry Carbone, DVM, MA, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

Summary:Regulatory guidance for laboratory animal use calls for "the avoidance or minimization of discomfort, distress, and pain when consistent with sound scientific practices." As enacted in the Animal Welfare Act regulations, IACUCs may approve protocols in which pain-relievingmedicines may be withheld for the sake of sound scientific practice; animals in such situations are reported annually to the USDA in "Column E," and many institutions use the USDA's C-D-E system for their other species as well. This webinar will review the USDA's guidance for reviewing, approving, and reporting "Category E" studies. We will discuss how IACUCs can evaluatethe ethical justification for approving a Category E study, especially when it is not certain how pain and pain medications may affect research outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the differences among the USDA's C, D, and E "pain categories."
  • Understand how scientists' transparency in reporting details of their animal use influence the quality of literature searches for alternatives.
  • Relate the strengths and limitations of the USDA categories to decisions on whether to use these categories for non-USDA-regulated species.
  • Learn ways in which unalleviated pain and distress as well as the use of pain medications can affect research outcomes.
  • Know how to generate a framework for discussing both "scientific justification" and "ethical justification" in reviewing Category E proposals.

RACE Continuing Education (CE) Units: This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Participants should be aware what some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Provided by AALAS, RACE Provider Number 37.

AALAS CEUs: You can apply for up to 1.5 CEUs for the Technician Certification Registryor CMAR recertification. Please use the forms on the AALAS website or online CEU submission.

 

Questions: Judy Barnett pam.program@utmb.edu266.9444

RSVP: Research Education Calendar:  https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining/

 

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Contact:     Email: Judy Barnett     For: Research Services     Phone: 266-9444
 
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**BE REWARDED FOR YOUR FUND RAISING**
First Published 9/26/2016

 

 

**KOMEN - HOUSTON WILL REWARD YOU FOR YOUR FUND RAISING**

Individual fund raising efforts will earn REWARDS towards jackets, watches, bluetooth speakers, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

To see the levels of rewards click here

To join the UTMB Komen team and start earning your rewards....click here

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Contact:     Email: Susan Stephensen     For: Onc. Pat. Svc., Derm. & Rad. Onc.     Phone: 747-1935
 
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AHA Online Option
First Published 9/23/2016

BLS and ACLS HEARTCODE SKILLS SESSIONS

  The American Heart Association has updated the requirements for completion of Hands-On In-Person Skills Session for staff that choose to complete the didactic component on-line for BLS and/or ACLS. Videos and practice sessions are now required before completing the skills competency testing.   The video and practice component will take 2 hours for BLS and 3 – 5 hours for ACLS.    To meet this requirement, the Life Support Education Lab will schedule two sessions each month for BLS Heartcode Courses.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course, schedule the Skills Session, AHA Skills Verification Day Parts 2&3 course completion, on the calendar.

 The ACLS Heartcode Skills Sessions will no longer be held.  If you have already completed the online component and need assistance with completing an ACLS skills component, contact Life Support Education Lab.

Contact:     Email: Keith Ozenberger     For: Life Support Education Lab     Phone: 409-747-2146
 
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PMCH SEMINAR - THURS SEPT 29, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL
First Published 9/23/2016

Daphne C. Hernandez, PhD, MSEd

University of Houston

 

 

 Food Insecurity and Adult Obesity and Obesity-Related Comorbidities: Gender and Race/Ethnic Disparities

With adult obesity rates remaining high and unchanged since 2003, research has focused on how various sources of stress within the family environment may be a contributor. Although some consider it a paradox,a type of financial stress that co-exists with obesity and obesity-related comorbidities, is food insecurity, or the lack of availability or access to healthful food because of insufficient money or other resources.Most of the research on the food insecurity-obesity paradox has focused on adult women, with a dearth of research focused on adult males and race/ethnic differences. Further, a handful of studies have focused on the association between food insecurity and obesity-related comorbidities, such as prediabetes and diabetes. Using a national representative sample from the 2011 and 2012 National Health Interview Survey, the presentation will focus on a series of studies that examine the gender and race/ethnic disparities that exists between food insecurity and obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. Identifying food insecure subgroups that are at higher risk for obesity and obesity-related comorbidities is important when designing prevention programs.

LUNCH PROVIDED!

Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch- SEPT. 28
First Published 9/23/2016

Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Umair A. Shah, M.D., Executive Director Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, for a UTMB Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch, Wednesday, September 28, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The discussion begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

This week’s Health Policy Dialogue is, “Forging a Path Ahead: Zika Response and Public Health in Harris County. We hope you will join us for the discussion on this very relevant topic in health care. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored by The Center to Eliminate Health Disparitiesand the UTMB student chapters of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.

The Health Policy Lecture is available to remote Polycom equipped locations and via the web using a PC and speakers. To join via a Polycom system please video dial 4092016. To join conference via a PC/Speakers click on the URL that is most suitable with the PC: For High Definition PC users click here => http://129.109.197.58/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6For Apple QuickTime PC users click here => http://stream.utmb.edu/stream.sdp. The broadcast will not be interactive. For information, contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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GREAT NEWS, YOU CAN USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES
First Published 9/26/2016

GREAT NEWS, YOU CAN USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES

 

Stop by or schedule an eye examination at UTMB Eye Health, University Optical today.  You can use your flex pay for prescription eyewear including prescription sunglasses.   Even if you have Superior Vision you can use your vision insurance and then your flex spending dollars.  We have a great frame selection including Maui Jim, Costa, Prada, Coach, RayBan, Gwen Stefani, Penguin, Zac Posen, Silhouette and more.  Don’t have vision insurance, please don’t worry, we have special package prices starting at $79.95 including single vision prescription lenses and a selected frame.  Also, progressive lens package starting at $139.95 for Kodak progressive lenses and selected frame.  We now have two locations to serve our patients, Galveston at 700 University Blvd., and Texas City at 10121Emmett Lowry Expressway.

 

Galveston Appointments            409-747-5800

Galveston Questions                     409-747-5823

 

Texas City Appointments             409-978-4377

Texas City Questions                     409-978-4315

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 9/26/2016

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Jaroslaw Aronowski, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurology

Director of Research, Vascular Neurology Program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

"Targeting secondary brain injury as therapy for intracerebral hemorrhage"

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives:

1.  Present information on how extravasated blood in brain parenchyma (hematoma) may adversely affect brain (neurovascular unit). 

2.  Overview the physiologic mechanisms brain uses to remove or neutralize (cleanup process) product of hemolysis after intracerebral hemorrage.

3.  Demonstrate potential clinical/pharmacologic approaches that could be used to improve cleanup of hematoma from the brain after intracerebral hemorrhage.

Disclosure Statement:  Dr. Aronowski has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson and 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 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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