UTMB Announcements for 9/21/2017

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***TODAY SCI Cafe: Surprising things found in our food***
TODAY - BMB Seminar Speaker: Dr. Brian Black
6th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium Registration
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
Administrative Professionals Association (APA) Annual Membership Dues
Introduction to Velos e-Research and Submitting to the IRB

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Who Cares for the Health of Migrants? - Conference OCT 11 & 129/19/2017
**CALL FOR NOMINATION: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**9/18/2017
Youth and School Sport Injury Clinic9/14/2017
Final Week for Abstracts: Who Cares for the Health of Migrants?9/19/2017
Evolution & Revolution in Medical Education – Global Challenges & Solutions in Health Professions Education9/7/2017
New Learning Management System Coming Soon9/19/2017
Register now for the 2017 Gender Infinity Conference9/19/2017
Hector P. Garcia Annual Awards Luncheon, Friday, October 6, 2017, 11:30am to 1:00pm9/15/2017
IHOP - 09.03.05 - Patient Grievance Policy for Review and Comment9/13/2017
Volunteers Needed Shrimp Festival 5K Run & Walk9/20/2017
“Rights, Regulatory Systems and Legal Revolution” OLAW Online Seminar9/18/2017
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds9/20/2017
Free flu shots for UTMB employees, retirees and volunteers9/20/2017

***TODAY SCI Cafe: Surprising things found in our food***
First Published 9/21/2017

UTMB’s Center for Environmental Toxicology, the Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Surprising things found in our food at Mod Coffeehouse in downtown Galveston on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 from 5:30-6:30pm.

This conversation features UTMB Research Dietitian Glenda Blaskey, MS, RD, CSSD, LD from the Institute of Translational Sciences and Pediatric Dietitian, Shay Robertson, MS, RD, LD from the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology. Please join us and come with questions to ask regarding surprising things found in our food.

SCI Café is a community dialogue about science, health and possibilities among community members, researchers and scientists. The purpose is to engage and connect community members with science and science with the local community. Topics for SCI Cafés are driven by community learning interests and discovery from UTMB faculty.

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Contact:     Email: Amber Anthony     For: SCEHM     Phone: 4097729136
 
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TODAY - BMB Seminar Speaker: Dr. Brian Black
First Published 9/21/2017

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

 Presents Speaker:

 

Brian L. Black, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Director
Cardiovascular Research Institute
University of California, San Francisco

 

“The roles of the zinc finger protein Zfp106 in RNA metabolism and neurodegeneration"

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

4:00 p.m.

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

  

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

  

HOSTED BY:  Dr. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Whitton     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 28071     Fax: 26334
 
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6th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium Registration
First Published 9/21/2017

6th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium

Registration for the 6th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium is open. To register, visit our EventBrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-utmb-global-health-education-symposium-tickets-32671015888

The regular registration rates are $25 for trainees (all levels) and $50 for professionals until 9/30.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 14th for the 6th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium. We have an exciting schedule this year, including two hands-on workshops on One Health and Community Health Clubs.  Our keynote speaker is Dr. William Tierney who is the Department Chair of Population Health at UT Dell, he’s also one of the founders of AMPATH-Kenya (http://www.ampathkenya.org/) (AMPATH = Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS).  

The Symposium is an opportunity to showcase the work of trainees in global health and to discuss how to engage trainees more effectively. This year's theme is "The Role of Academic Institutions in Global Health Policy, Implementation, and Leadership." The Symposium serves as a platform to expand existing partnerships and create new ones by bringing regional and international collaborators to campus.

For schedule details, please visit our conference website at https://www.utmb.edu/gheducation/symposium2017

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Contact:     Email: Bradley Brock     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 409-772-0637
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 9/21/2017

Monday, September 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
NOTE LOCATION:  Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium


Acute Kidney Injury:

Thoughts From the Trenches

presented by

Mark D. Williams, MD, FCCM, FCCP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine


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

·         Describe the impact of Acute Kidney Injury on the patient and healthcare system.

·         Review the definitions and classifications of Acute Kidney Injury.

·         Review the current understanding of the pathophysiology of Acute Kidney Injury.

·         Define and review the data on available biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury risk assessment in the ICU.

·         Describe how biomarkers can be used in an ICU protocol to reduce the incidence of Acute Kidney Injury, using Case Studies.

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session


Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Williams has disclosed the following financial relationship(s) with commercial interests: Consultant and Speakers Bureau….Astute Medical.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, Heather Stevenson-Lerner, Chad M. Botz, 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 StatementThe 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.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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Administrative Professionals Association (APA) Annual Membership Dues
First Published 9/21/2017

Do you know anyone who you'd like to welcome as a new member or do you need to renew your membership?

 Membership Dues for the Administrative Professionals Association are now due for FY18. Membership Dues are $10.00 per year.       

Please use the link below to sign up for new membership or to renew your current membership today.

https://goo.gl/forms/DTclEUb3rO3soYfL2

If paying by check, please make checks payable  to "APA" and send them to the following:

Laura Lindsey, Membership Committee-Chair

Oliver Center for Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

Mail Route: 1107

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact committee chair members:

Laura Lindsey, laulinds@utmb.edu or Amber Scarbrough, amscarbr@utmb.edu

 

 

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Laura Lindsey     For: Oliver Center for Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare     Phone: 409-747-6009     Fax: 409-747-6010
 
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Introduction to Velos e-Research and Submitting to the IRB
First Published 9/21/2017

Research Education will offer an Introduction to Velos e-Research and Submitting to the IRB on the following days 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Rebecca Sealy East 4.302:

Sept. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 11
Oct. 25
Nov. 1

Reserve your seat.

 

Velos training is required for access to the Velos and InfoEd Human Subjects systems for submission to the IRB. With our online training system down, we are offering more frequent classroom sessions. If none of these days work with your schedule, and you need the training immediately, please contact Heidi Lutz in Research Education.

 

Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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Who Cares for the Health of Migrants? - Conference OCT 11 & 12
First Published 9/19/2017

REGISTER NOW! Who Cares for the Health of Migrants?

Conference registration is now open. This two day event will be held on October 11 and 12, 2017 on the UTMB Galveston Campus in Levin Hall.

The conference is jointly organized and co-sponsored by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF), and Oxfam-America.

Its aim is to consolidate a constructive policy dialogue among relevant stakeholder groups deepening the understanding of the complexity of factors impacting the health of migrants and their navigation of the health system.These stakeholders include immigrant residents, law and policy-makers, government leaders, healthcare professionals, health system administrators, academicians, community-based service providers, and international and multi-lateral organization representatives.

Presentations will include featured US-based and international speakers who will share a combination of stories from the field, policy analysis and research findings.

  • Registration link: https://www.utmb.edu/migrants/registration
  • Submit Poster or Artwork abstract: https://www.utmb.edu/migrants/call-for-abstracts
  • For more information, visit the conference website:  https://www.utmb.edu/migrants

The Center to Eliminate Health Disparities (CEHD) is a division of the UTMB Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs (HPLA). CEHD strives to improve quality of care by addressing health and healthcare disparities in UTMB served populations. Please view related published works at https://www.utmb.edu/cehd/resources.

For additional please information contact:

Hani Serag  Email: haserag@utmb.edu Phone: 409-747-2634 or

Shannon Guillot-Wright Email: spguillo@utmb.edu Phone: 409-356-3781

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison for Dr. Serag     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2634
 
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**CALL FOR NOMINATION: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**
First Published 9/18/2017

John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards

Each year, up to four 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.eduThe deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017.

Individuals selected will be ineligible for two subsequent years after selection.
    • 2017 awardees: Rafic Berbarie, Megan Berman, Anita Mercado and Victor Sierpina
    • 2016 awardees: Drs. Mostafa Borahay, Harold Pine and Kimberly Brown

The recipients will be presented in July 2018 during the 17th annual Osler Oration.

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Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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Youth and School Sport Injury Clinic
First Published 9/14/2017

UTMB Orthopedics is offering a Youth and School Sports Injury Clinic every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the League City Campus from Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.

If your child has suffered a twisted ankle, knee pain, dislocated shoulder or any type of sports injury, the UTMB sports medicine and rehab team can treat a full range of acute sports injuries.

Call 832-505-1200 or visit utmbhealth.com/sports for more information.

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Contact:     Email: Sports Medicine     For: Orthopedics     Phone: 832-505-1200
 
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Final Week for Abstracts: Who Cares for the Health of Migrants?
First Published 9/19/2017

Call for Abstracts

Deadline extended to September 22, 2017!

Our world is witnessing an unprecedented increase in human mobility with more than one billion people, one of every seven, categorized as in-country displaced or international migrants. Between 1990 and 2013 a remarkable increase in migration occurred in the Americas with the immigrant population increasing by 78 percent from 34 million to 61 million. Many of the migrants suffer from poor health status and a lack of access to quality health care services.

The conference aims to deepen the understanding of the complexity of factors that impact the health of migrants and their navigation of the health system. It seeks to create a multi-stakeholder collaboration to advance effective strategies to address the social determinants of immigrants’ health including their access to health care.

We welcome posters and/or art (e.g. drawings, photography, and films) submissions that address one or more of the following themes:

  • Size of the migration phenomenon (globally, nationally, and locally)
  • Health outcomes and access to health care
  • Social determinants that shape health outcomes and access to care
  • Suggested actions and solutions

The poster abstracts should cover the learning objectives and provide a description of the topic in no more than 250 words. The abstract and subsequently the poster may describe research findings, stories from the field, and the theoretical framework for suggested actions/policies. 

The art abstract should cover, in no more than 250 words, the broad idea of the artwork, how it relates to the abstract themes, and the space expected to display the work. Artwork can include, but is not limited to, drawings, film, photographs and sculptures. If the art is already completed, please include a link to view it online or embed it in the PDF. Artwork need not to be complete for consideration. 

Proposals should be submitted by September 22, 2017 using the submission link below.

Abstract link: https://www.utmb.edu/migrants/call-for-abstracts

Session participants will be asked to vote on the posters and artwork during the conference. The top three from each category will be recognized during the conference closing session.

The Center to Eliminate Health Disparities is working to improve quality of care by addressing health and healthcare disparities in UTMB served populations. Please view related published works at https://www.utmb.edu/hpla/health-disparities/publications.

For information please contact Hani Serag at haserag@utmb.edu or 409-747-2634

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison for Dr. Hani Serag     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2634
 
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Evolution & Revolution in Medical Education – Global Challenges & Solutions in Health Professions Education
First Published 9/7/2017

Sponsored by the Office of Educational Development

IAMSE is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 Webcast Audio Seminar Series! Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education - Global Challenges and Solutions in Health Professions Education

The Fall 2017 IAMSE Web Seminar Series takes on an increased international flavor as presenters review health professions education around the world each with unique challenges and solutions. The goal of this series is to foster the exchange of ideas in the community of health science educators.

  • September 7: Continuing with our longitudinal focus on competency-based-education, the series begins with an overview of medical education in Canada with an emphasis on the initiatives of the International Competencies in Basic Medical Education (ICBME).
  • September 14: From the Far East, we will hear a presentation on Chinese medical education (World-China initiative) which places an emphasis on primary care in China.
  • September 21: A panel will provide an overview of the European model of health professions education from globalization of education to global healthcare.
  • September 28: Another presentation will explore medical education challenges and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • October 5: The series will conclude with a session focusing on an integrated model of medical care: childhood disease prevention in South America.

At the end of the series the audience will be able to identify global challenges and solutions to medical education that may provide valuable perspectives at the local level.

This is a series of five (5) Thursday webinars beginning September 7 and going through October 5.  Each session begins at 11 am central.  The access code for each session is different.  Please watch your email for the weekly access code from The Office of Educational Development. Log in from the convenience of your office.

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Contact:     Email: Becki Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-3175
 
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New Learning Management System Coming Soon
First Published 9/19/2017

 

UTMB is launching a cloud-based learning management system.

The new system, UTMB Learn, will help to improve the delivery and management of our employee training programs, and it will replace the Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) system.

With UTMB Learn, you will be able to:

  • Access training courses at any time from your computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Track all training assignments and completions through a centralized, user-friendly learning platform
  • Create a flexible learning plan specific to your needs and work schedule
  • Keep up to date on training enrollments and deadlines with automated email notifications
  • Search a comprehensive catalog for learning and professional development opportunities
  • View your entire training history and print transcripts as needed

The ELM system was retired on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is no longer accessible except for those employees who still need to complete their annual compliance training for FY17 and identified course sponsors. UTMB Learn is expected to be available for institution-wide use by Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Be on the lookout for more information about the new learning management system in the coming weeks and feel free to reach out to the HR Talent and Organizational Development team at (409) 747-6700 or hr.tod@utmb.edu with any questions about this transition. 

Contact:     Email: Talent and Organizational Development     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6700
 
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Register now for the 2017 Gender Infinity Conference
First Published 9/19/2017

Join medical, mental health, legal, and advocacy leaders on October 13th-14th for the 7th annual Gender Infinity Conference at the University of Houston. Local and national gender experts will offer informative workshops on supporting transgender and gender expansive people. Dynamic keynotes Dani Castro, a transgender community advocate who began her public work to stop transphobia and AIDS at age 14, along with Sylvester Neal, a Baptist Deacon and grandfather of a transgender child, will share their moving stories. Unite with community members to advance trans and gender expansive justice as well as celebrate infinite gender possibilities. Register at www.genderinfinityconference.org.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Gender Infinity. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEUs sponsored by the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and Southeast Texas Psychological Association.

Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: on behalf of the UTMB Diversity Council     Phone: (409) 747-1247
 
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Hector P. Garcia Annual Awards Luncheon, Friday, October 6, 2017, 11:30am to 1:00pm
First Published 9/15/2017

The Hector P. Garcia Committee and the Office of the President invite all faculty, staff, students, and public to attend the Hector P. Garcia Awards Luncheon celebrating the life of Hector P. Garcia, M.D., UTMB alumni, physician, veteran, community leader, and activist, and the winners of the Hector P. Garcia Cultural Competence Essay Contest and the Hector P. Garcia Abstract Contest.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: Levin Hall Dining Room

Guest Speaker: Cecilia Akers, author and daughter of Hector P. Garcia, M.D.

We are concurrently hosting the Hector P. Garcia, M.D., Cultural Competence Poster Contest in the Levin Hall Foyer from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

For further information go to: https://www.utmb.edu/studentservices/hector-p-garcia-award

Or RSVP to Robin Baker: rlbaker@utmb.edu
 

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Contact:     Email: Berengaria Navarre     For: Hispanic Center of Excellence     Phone: 22780
 
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IHOP - 09.03.05 - Patient Grievance Policy for Review and Comment
First Published 9/13/2017

The following policy is available for review and comment:

IHOP - 09.03.05 - Patient Grievance Policy

Comments on this policy will be accepted until 5:00 pm September 27 and may be submitted via email to policies@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Cecily Martinez     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 409-747-8710
 
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Volunteers Needed Shrimp Festival 5K Run & Walk
First Published 9/20/2017

Volunteers Needed for the 2017 Shrimp Festival 5K Run & Walk

 Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers and runners are needed for the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and Run on September 30, 2017. The event is for all ages and fitness levels.  Volunteers are needed to help with event preparation and day of run activities. Duties include event set up, assisting runners with water and navigating the course at turns. Volunteers are asked to wear a UTMB shirt.  A portion of the event proceeds from the event will benefit the UTMB Health Justin David Hughes Fund,"To raise awareness and provide assistance to medical students experiencing depression."

Volunteer Schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 - Beerfoot Beach Bar, 2816 Ave R ½, Galveston

1 - 4 p.m. Early Packet Pickup

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 - Fit Tri Run- 518 23rd Street, Galveston

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fun Run Early Packet Pickup 

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 - Beerfoot Beach Bar, 2816 Ave R ½; all volunteers should check in upon arrival 

8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Event Set Up, Route Support, Water Stations, and Finish Line Support

Please register online at:  https://redcap.utmb.edu/surveys/?s=9YXTK8PA8J

Link to Shrimp Festival: http://www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com/

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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“Rights, Regulatory Systems and Legal Revolution” OLAW Online Seminar
First Published 9/18/2017

Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

Place: Rebecca Sealy 4.302/304

Who:  IACUC staff, IACUC members, IOs, veterinarians, investigators, compliance personnel, animal care staff and others involved in animal programs.

In this webinar, Margaret Riley, JD, Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, will talk about different notions of rights, especially in the context of animal rights and show how much of the discussion in this area involves people talking past each other. She’ll then explore how these notions of rights carry over into legal regulation and law with different results. She will also discuss the Non-Human Rights Project and why it would represent a dramatic departure from current legal norms.

Learn more at OLAW Online Seminars

Questions: Judy Barnett  at pam.program@utmb.edu or 266.9444

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

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Contact:     Email: Judy Barnett     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-266-9444
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 9/20/2017

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

Diabetes In The Eyes of A Cardiologist

 

Mohamed Morsy, MD, FACC, FASE

Associate Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Director, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium

 

 

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

1.       Review the current medical treatment of diabetes Mellitus.

2.       Discuss the impact of medical treatment of diabetes on the cardiovascular disease outcomes.

3.       Apply current guidelines on patients with both diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

 

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

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Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDS, Residents, Students and Alumni

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Randall Urban, Dr.  Mark Holden, Dr. Richard Goodgame, Mrs. Kimblyn Raschke and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 

Accreditation:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.

 

Everyone is welcome

Contact:     Email: Kim Raschke     For: Internal Medicine     Phone: 409 772-1176     Fax: 409 772-8762
 
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Free flu shots for UTMB employees, retirees and volunteers
First Published 9/20/2017

 

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

The university’s 2017–2018 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. 26 – Oct. 5 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only)
7:30 a.m. – Noon

League City Campus
League City Campus Hospital
Hallway Adjacent to Lori’s Gift Shop
Oct. 10, 11 and 12
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Angleton Danbury Campus
Angleton Danbury Campus Hospital
Hospital Lobby
Oct. 24 and 26
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Employee Health Clinic
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125
Sept. 26 – End of Flu Season
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

UTMB Clinics and Inpatient Units
Contact your supervisor 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 2017–2018 Flu Free program, click here.

Contact:     Email: Employee Health     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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