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2018 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium
SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS START OVER WITH THE BEGINNING OF NEW FISCAL YEAR
ITS SCHOLARS PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS LETTER OF INTENT DUE NEXT MONDAY, OCT 1
Training Session for Health Services Researchers: Clinformatics Data Mart Database October 9, 2018
Dr. Adriane dela Cruz Center for Addiction Research Seminar
Translational Research Seminar presented by Andrea Dimet, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program
Scheduled Wireless Network Testing at CLC
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Medical Education
Pathology Grand Rounds
Arrrr you ready for an adventure? Register Now for the UT System 2018 Fall Wellness Challenge Yo Ho Ho!
"Time-Out" Session- Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
KS CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!
KS CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!
KS CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!
IDEAL JEWELRY SALE TUESDAY ONLY!!!
SPARKLING MONKEY JEWELRY SHOW WEDNESDAY ONLY!!!
COLLECTIVE GOODS BOOK FAIR!!! (FORMERLY KNOWN AS BOOKS ARE FUN) LEAGUE CITY CAMPUS, WEDNESDAY ONLY
Effort Reporting and Processing for Effort Coordinators

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
An Expert's Introduction to Medicare - Free Seminar9/17/2018
The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series- Paulie Gaido, ThM, JD, PhD8/27/2018
Pro-Life Speaker Series: CRISPR and Human Gene Editing9/17/2018
The Final Oral Examination of Sergio Enrique Rodriguez9/11/2018
Communicating in the Multi-Generational Workforce9/10/2018
Standing Together for Fall Prevention - Thursday, Sept. 279/17/2018
Fundamentals of Grants Management - Sessions Added9/18/2018
SHP Physical Therapy Faculty Candidate Presentation9/19/2018
Residents as Teachers (RAT): Untapped Potential for Multi-layered Learning9/21/2018
J. KAISER - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar 9/28/189/21/2018
**ABSTRACT DEADLINE FRIDAY 9/28: 22nd Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session - Thursday, October 18th**9/21/2018
ART in Healthcare - First General Meeting9/21/2018
Sept. 25 Tech Talk: UTMB IT for Students9/21/2018

2018 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium
First Published 9/24/2018

Please save the date for the 2018 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium: Translating Global Health into Community Engagement. Please check our conference website for updates: https://www.utmb.edu/globalhealth/resources/7th-annual-symposium

REGISTER NOWhttps://bit.ly/2OiCVqC

Contact:     Email: Bradley Brock     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 409-772-0637
 
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SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS START OVER WITH THE BEGINNING OF NEW FISCAL YEAR
First Published 9/24/2018

 

SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS START OVER WITH THE BEGINNING OF NEW FISCAL YEAR

 

Superior Vision benefits start over with the beginning of the new fiscal year!  UTMB Optometrist Dr. Praveena Gupta and Dr. Matthew Crookston would like to welcome employees into the optical center to use their Superior Vision Benefits.  It is the beginning of the new fiscal year and you and your eligible dependents are eligible again for exams and eyeglasses or contact lenses.  Please remember it does not have to be a calendar year before you can use your vision insurance, a new fiscal year is all.

 

We offer discounts on what the insurance does not pay, which makes a big difference especially when you are watching pennies.  If you do not have vision insurance no concerns, we have special eyeglass packages starting at $79.95 for single vision lenses to $149.95 for selected progressive lenses and frames.

 

 

Galveston Location

 

  • Appointments 409-747-5800
  • Questions 409-747-5823
  • 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Free convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions

 

Texas City Location

 

  • Appointments 409-978-4321
  • Questions 409-978-4315
  • 10121 Emmett Lowery Expressway
  • Open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Free convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions

 

*Costa and Maui Jim sunglasses excluded from special discounts

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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ITS SCHOLARS PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS LETTER OF INTENT DUE NEXT MONDAY, OCT 1
First Published 9/24/2018

 

ITS Scholars Program Accepting Applications

First Published 08/16/2018

The Institute for Translational Sciences’ Translational Research Scholars Career Development (ITS Scholars) program is accepting applications for funding. This early mentored research career development program aims to provide a mentored research experience leading to external funding of a research program in clinical and/or translational research. Early-stage investigators with a doctoral degree and full- time appointments at UTMB at the level of Assistant Professor are eligible to apply.

The Scholars award provides salary support for at least 75% of a university base salary for protected research time, as well as additional support for research supplies, coursework, and conference travel. The application instructions and more information may be found on the ITS website.

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

  • Mandatory Letter of Intent to Apply is due on October 1, 2018.
  • Final completed applications are due on November 1, 2018.

Click for more information.

Contact:     Email: Jennifer Betancourt     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 24185
 
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Training Session for Health Services Researchers: Clinformatics Data Mart Database October 9, 2018
First Published 9/24/2018

October 9, 2018

The Office of Biostatistics will sponsor a 3-hour training session on the introduction to the Clinformatics Data Mart (CDM) database on Tuesday October 9,2018 from 9a -12pm in Levin Hall, Room 3.320. The CDM database, managed by Optum Life Sciences, has been an important data source for health services researchers at UTMB over the last decade, and has served as the basis for numerous high impact journal publications and federally funded grants.  The CDM database includes demographic, diagnostic, health services, and laboratory and pharmacy information on over 56 million commercially insured persons throughout the US. The most up-to-date version data includes additional information, such as resident zip code and some provider information.

The training session, which will be led by Data and Analytics Specialists from Optum Life Sciences, will include overviews of data structure, data content, and analytic issues.  Please email Erica Lloreda (erllored@utmb.edu) by noon on Friday, October 5th if you plan to attend.

 

Contact:     Email: Erica Lloreda     For: PMCH / Office of Biostatistics     Phone: 409-772-6355
 
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Dr. Adriane dela Cruz Center for Addiction Research Seminar
First Published 9/24/2018

The Center for Addiction Research

 

Proudly Presents

 

 

Adriane M. dela Cruz, MD, PhD

 

 

 Assistant Professor

 

Department of Psychiatry

 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

Dallas, TX

 

 

Overview of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (NIDA CTN) Texas Node

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Basic Science Auditorium, 2.212

 

Hosted by: Kathryn Cunningham, PhD

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
 
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Translational Research Seminar presented by Andrea Dimet, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program
First Published 9/24/2018

 

Human Pathophysiology & Translational Medicine Program
Translational Research Seminar Series

"Interactions of Cocaine and Pioglitazone in a Rodent Model of Cocaine Use Disorder"

Andrea Dimet

PhD Candidate, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program 

Dr. Kelly Dineley, PhD, Mentor 
Dr. Edythe Harvey, PhD, Clinical Mentor

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00pm
Research Bldg 6, Auditorium 2.312

 

Contact:     Email: Jennifer Betancourt     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 24185
 
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Scheduled Wireless Network Testing at CLC
First Published 9/24/2018
IS-NETOPS is testing wireless at Clear Lake Center starting 1800 on Sep 24, 2018
Contact:     Email: Gene McKinney     For: IS NetOps     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Medical Education
First Published 9/24/2018

Sponsored by the Office of Educational Development

Recent advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology now allow for the creation of realistic, highly immersive experiences for gaming, entertainment, and education at a fraction of the cost of earlier systems. In the past 24 months there has been a dramatic increase in hardware, software, and peripheral devices available for VR and AR experiences. The investment by Facebook of approximately $3 billion in Oculus to develop that platform is but one example of the race to develop VR systems for a wide variety of applications. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift provide fully immersive desktop-class VR systems with controllers and peripherals that allow for individual tracking, multiplayer participation, and highly immersive simulations. As such, VR simulations which were previously restricted to very expensive systems in large simulation centers can now be created at significantly less cost and be accessible by a wider variety of organizations from K-12 classrooms, universities and medical schools. This presentation will review the emerging field of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in medical education and discuss the opportunities and challenges involved in realizing the potential of these technologies.

Presenter:  Doug Danforth - Ohio State University

Thursday, September 27th at 11 am Central

Log on wherever you have access to the internet. 

This webinar is free of charge, and there is no need to register.  If you do not receive promotional emails from our department advertising faculty development workshops, please contact us at OEDhelp@utmb.edu to be added to the mailing list; doing so will guarantee access to the webinar.

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-1646
 
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Pathology Grand Rounds
First Published 9/24/2018

**TODAY** 

Monday, September 24, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100

“Shining a light on molecular pathogenesis and testing of melanoma”
presented by

Usama Yassi, M.D.,

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Surgical Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

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

 Discuss pathogenesis of melanoma

 Describe available molecular testing in melanoma

 Differentiate melanoma from benign nevi using molecular studies

 Discuss targeted therapy in melanoma

Methodology:Lecture followed by question and answer session

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Yassi 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, September 21, 2018.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Ashley Rhame     For: Pathology     Phone: x22521
 
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Arrrr you ready for an adventure? Register Now for the UT System 2018 Fall Wellness Challenge Yo Ho Ho!
First Published 9/24/2018

 

Yo Ho Ho is a 28-day wellness challenge that takes participants on a virtual seaworthy adventure. The challenge helps to build healthy habits and is open to all UT SELECT medical plan members and their dependents age 18 and above.

  • The challenge begins Monday, Oct. 1, and ends Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • To take part in this pirate-themed excursion, sign up at www.utlivingwell.com. The last day to register is Monday, Oct. 8.
  • The overall challenge goal is to earn at least 120 coins by recording your exercise minutes or steps, positive health behaviors and daily quest activities. Participants should aim for 30 coins a week.
  • Activity can be tracked through the Living Well online platform and mobile app or through a wearable fitness tracker.
  • Participants who earn 120 coins will receive a Living Well lunch bag and gratitude journal. UT System will also award the wellness challenge traveling trophy to the institution with the greatest challenge registration and completion rate.

For more information about the Yo Ho Ho wellness challenge, see www.utlivingwell.com.

Contact:     Email: Benefits Services     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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"Time-Out" Session- Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour
First Published 9/24/2018

***Families, caregivers, patients, staff and students are welcome to attend these sessions***

September 26th Session- 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Topic: Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour

Overview: Caregivers, family members, and patients are invited to participate in the Caregiver Zen Hour which offers relaxing and comforting activities to decrease stress and allow time for themselves.  Activities include: pet therapy, aromatherapy, adult coloring, conversations with Pastoral Care, inspirational reading, and a massage chair.

Please encourage caregivers, family members and patients to attend! 

"Time-Out “is a weekly educational/support session for caregivers and family members of UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role.  These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis- all caregivers and family members are welcome.  The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have “time out” to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm that they are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occur every Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A.  Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories: Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parks at sjparks@utmb.edu or 409-266-7542.

Contact:     Email: Savannah Parks     For: Health Resource Center     Phone: 409-266-7542
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 9/24/2018

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division Neuroscience

 

Presents

Matthew M. Dacso, M.D., MSc, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor

Director of Education and Academic Partnerships

Collaborating Center for Global Health

UTMB

 

"Pushing at the Frontiers - Challenges and Opportunities in Global Neuroscience"

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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KS CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!
First Published 9/24/2018

K’S CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!

 

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 including women’s clothing and accessories,

scarves, fashion jewelry, and a large selection of  new merchandise and clearance

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

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH     

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

JENNIE SEALY HOSPITAL – 2ND FLOOR

(BETWEEN EINSTEIN’S BAGELS AND CSW)

 

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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KS CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!
First Published 9/24/2018

K’S CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!

 

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 including women’s clothing and accessories,

scarves, fashion jewelry, and a large selection of  new merchandise and clearance

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

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH     

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

JENNIE SEALY HOSPITAL – 2ND FLOOR

(BETWEEN EINSTEIN’S BAGELS AND CSW)

 

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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KS CREATIONS IS BACK - MONDAY ONLY!!!
First Published 9/24/2018

K’S CREATIONS IS BACK – MONDAY ONLY!!!

 

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 including women’s clothing and accessories,

scarves, fashion jewelry, and a large selection of  new merchandise and clearance

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

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH     

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

JENNIE SEALY HOSPITAL – 2ND FLOOR

BETWEEN EINSTEIN’S BAGELS AND CSW

 

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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IDEAL JEWELRY SALE TUESDAY ONLY!!!
First Published 9/24/2018

IDEAL JEWELRY SALE – TUESDAY ONLY!!!

 

Ideal Jewelry features sterling silver jewelry with gemstones from around the world -

  including turquoise, jade, moonstone, garnet, peridot, amethyst, and much more.

  It’s jewelry that brings out your best, and all of the pieces

make great gifts at very affordable prices.

Come join us in shopping with the nice folks from Ideal Jewelry!

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

 

JENNIE SEALY HOSPITAL – 2ND FLOOR

BETWEEN EINSTEIN’S BAGELS AND CSW

 

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover 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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SPARKLING MONKEY JEWELRY SHOW WEDNESDAY ONLY!!!
First Published 9/24/2018

PLEASE COME OUT AND AGAIN WELCOME THE

SPARKLING MONKEY JEWELRY SHOW

 

Sparkling Monkey offers hand-made necklaces, earrings, bracelets, ankle bracelets, and book

markers using sterling silver, 24 karat gold overlay, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals,

and fresh water pearls.  They have beautiful jewelry for all of your needs and great

gifts at very affordable prices.  All of these fantastic items range in price from $6. - $199. 

Go see all of the wonderful new designs today!

 

 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

JENNIE SEALY HOSPITAL – 2ND FLOOR

BETWEEN EINSTEIN’S BAGELS AND CSW

 

Visa and MasterCard will both be gladly 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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COLLECTIVE GOODS BOOK FAIR!!! (FORMERLY KNOWN AS BOOKS ARE FUN) LEAGUE CITY CAMPUS, WEDNESDAY ONLY
First Published 9/24/2018

COLLECTIVE GOODS BOOK FAIR!!!

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS “BOOKS ARE FUN”)

LEAGUE CITY CAMPUS

WEDNESDAY ONLY

 

    BOOKS AND GIFTS AT GREAT SAVINGS!!!

Come visit the new Collective Goods Book Fair.  With over 250 great titles at unbelievable prices, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list! Product categories include Children’s Story Books, Cookbooks, General Interest Books, New York Times Best Sellers, Stationery, Scrapbooking, Music Collections, Early Learning Products, Children’s Educational Products, and gifts for all ages.

Enjoy first run, top quality products from various world leading publishers!

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH     

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

 

LEAGUE CITY CAMPUS – 1ST FLOOR

 

Cash, debit/credit cards, checks, and postdated checks to 3 weeks are 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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Effort Reporting and Processing for Effort Coordinators
First Published 9/24/2018

Effort Reporting and Processing for Effort Coordinators

9-11:30 a.m.

Oct. 2

Rebecca Sealy East, 4.302/4.304

This training is mandatory for anyone serving in the role of effort coordinator in their department. If you are a new effort coordinator, or an effort coordinator who needs a refresher, please plan to attend this hands-on training in the ECRT system, as well as the effort certification process at UTMB. If you have already completed the classroom training, you are not required to take it again but are welcome to attend for a refresher. If you have not taken the classroom training and need access to the ECRT system for effort reporting in your department, please plan to attend.

Register for class at https://my.utmb.edu/pstraining.

 

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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An Expert's Introduction to Medicare - Free Seminar
First Published 9/17/2018

OLLI is welcoming Area Agency on Aging benefits counselors for quarterly Introduction to Medicare classroom sessions and ongoing one-on-one counseling sessions the second Monday of every month between 10 AM and 3 PM at OLLI 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.

These sessions are all free and open to the public but you must register at least one week in advance.

Register today for one-on-one appointments on Monday, October 8th,, 1 – 3 PM, by phoning the OLLI office: 409.763.5604.

An Expert’s Introduction to Medicare—FREE Seminar

Monday, October 8th, 10 AM – Noon—FREE and Open to the Public

Mallory Freitag and Alex Rischan, Benefits Counselors, Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging

Signing up for Medicare is now more difficult than it used to be. Many people who are newly eligible for Medicare are not drawing social security retirement, are still working or are covered through an employer’s group health insurance plan. If you are still working, and plan on continuing to do so, what are your options? What is considered full retirement age? When should you sign up for Medicare? This laptop and tablet friendly course, offered through a certified Benefits Counselor with the Area Agency on Aging, is geared to help those that are getting ready to retire (or not) to navigate through the Social Security and Medicare maze and gather a full understanding of their benefits and options.

This session is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance by phoning OLLI at UTMB 409.763.5604. Space is limited.

Contact:     Email: Mike Gately     For: OLLI @ UTMB Health     Phone: 409 763 5604
 
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The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series- Paulie Gaido, ThM, JD, PhD
First Published 8/27/2018

The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series

Paulie Gaido, ThM, JD, PhD

Maximizing the Legal and especially the Moral Authority of Advance Health Care Directives

Moody Gardens IMAX Theater

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

6:00pm

RSVP not required

Free and open to the public

 

 

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Christi Retzer     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 29396
 
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Pro-Life Speaker Series: CRISPR and Human Gene Editing
First Published 9/17/2018

"CRISPR and Human Gene Editing: Coming to a Clinic Near You?"

Dr. David Prentice, PhD

WEDNESDAY, September 26, 12-1 PM

1-1:30 Q&A

Old Red Amphitheater, 2.214

FREE lunch and FREE pro-life merchandise

For food, RSVP to Shelby Luikart at shluikar@utmb.edu

All perspectives and disciplines are welcome! Open discussion following the presentation is encouraged. 

Hosted by the Right to Life Advocates at UTMB

 

Contact:     Email: Shelby Luikart     For: SOM     Phone: 512-922-8819
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Sergio Enrique Rodriguez
First Published 9/11/2018

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Sergio Enrique Rodriguez

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

September 25, 2018

3:00 P.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

STUDYING THE BIOLOGY OF, AND DEVELOPING COUNTERMEASURES TO, A TICK-TRANSMITTED HEMORRHAGIC FEVER VIRUS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Thomas Geisbert, MS, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Dennis Bente, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Chad Mire, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Tetsuro Ikegami, DVM, PhD, Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Eric Bergeron, MS, PhD, Senior Scientist, DHHS, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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Communicating in the Multi-Generational Workforce
First Published 9/10/2018

COMMUNICATING IN THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKFORCE

  • Identify the attributes and core values of the multi-generationals in the workplace
  • Understand the difference ways we communicate across generations at work
  • Describe the difference in work ethics and work expectations between generations in the workplace
  • Interview people from different generations to acquire best practices of communication across disciplines

Presented by:

Faith Robin Phillips, Sr. Talent and Organizational Development Consultant

October 3rd, 2018, Research Building 6, 1.206

12:00pm-1:00pm with optional 30 minute break-out session to follow

Sponsored By:

EMERGE RESOURCE GROUP in partnership with

UTMB CENTER FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH and the UTMB POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATION

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Rachael Haring     For: Materials Management     Phone: 409-772-2408
 
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Standing Together for Fall Prevention - Thursday, Sept. 27
First Published 9/17/2018

Standing Together Event

FREE and open to the public!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Join us anytime from 10 am to 1 pm

Island Community Center (4700 Broadway, Galveston), Community Room

Multiple exhibits with education: medication safety, bone health, fall recovery, vision and sleep health

Free assessments: blood pressure, strength, balance, posture, walking, and MORE...

Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - OLLI

For more information, call 409.763.5604 or email: regallow@utmb.edu

 

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Galloway     For: SHP Physical Therapy     Phone: 409.772.3068
 
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Fundamentals of Grants Management - Sessions Added
First Published 9/18/2018

Fundamentals of Grants Management

Additional sessions of all three Fundamentals of Grants Management courses have been added to the calendar.

Fundamentals of Grants Managementis designed for the grant administrators and coordinators on campus. The three-part series is required for all grants management staff.

The Fundamentals of Grants Management coursework is broken into three sessions which must be completed in order. However, the schedule is such that you can take them across several weeks, according to what fits in your availability. Upon completion of all three sessions, you will earn a certificate of completion.

Please visit https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining to register for the sessions. Each session is two (2) hours and must be registered individually. Be sure to verify that you are registering for the proper session each time.

Upcoming Session Dates

All classes will be located in Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304 unless otherwise noted*

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

2-4pm Sept. 25

8:30-10:30 Sept. 26

2:30-4:30 Sept. 26

9-11 am Oct. 9

9-11 a.m. Oct 16

9-11 am Oct. 23

2-4 pm Nov. 27

2-4pm Nov. 28

2-4 pm Nov. 29

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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SHP Physical Therapy Faculty Candidate Presentation
First Published 9/19/2018

Please join the faculty, staff and students of the School of Health Professions for a presentation by Dr. Crystalyn R. Richard, Physical Therapy Faculty Candidate on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Crystalyn R. Richard, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Presentation:  Healthy Aging

Wednesday, 09/26/2018

Noon - 1:00 PM

SHP/SON - Quad 1.104

Contact:     Email: Robyn A. Williams     For: Physical Therapy     Phone: X-23070     Fax: X-71613
 
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Residents as Teachers (RAT): Untapped Potential for Multi-layered Learning
First Published 9/21/2018

Our graduate medical education system offers a great opportunity for physicians-in-training to flex their “teaching muscles”! In this workshop, we will illustrate the benefits of providing training to our residents in how to teach fellow residents and medical students effectively. Not only does the learner benefit, but the (resident) teacher also gains confidence, knowledge, and skills, and may even be inspired to pursue a career in academia.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of andragogy (adult learning) and their application to the resident-teacher
  • Learn at least 3 practical methods of bedside/clinical teaching for the resident-teacher(s) to implement in their teaching efforts
  • Gauge effectiveness of the RAT methods by soliciting online feedback from learners

Presenter: Misha Syed, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor, Glaucoma David Weeks Chair in Ophthalmology UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor Residency Program Director Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

 

Dates and Location:

October 1, 2018 (Monday) | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Mary Moody Northen 1.102

October 2, 2018 (Tuesday) | 12:00 -1:00 p.m. | Mary Moody Northen 1.102

 

Jointly sponsored by The Office of Educational Development and The Academy of Master Teachers

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Contact:     Email: Rebecca Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-1646
 
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J. KAISER - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar 9/28/18
First Published 9/21/2018

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

“Characterization of Candidate Attenuating Mutations in West Nile Virus”

Jaclyn Kaiser
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest:Virology
Mentors:Alan Barrett, PhD

Friday, September 28, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Levin Hall 3.324

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 22322
 
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**ABSTRACT DEADLINE FRIDAY 9/28: 22nd Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session - Thursday, October 18th**
First Published 9/21/2018

22nd Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5 - 7pm

Levin Hall Dining Room

 

Sponsored by

The Sealy Center on Aging

Research Services

 

All UTMB faculty, staff, fellows, and students are invited.

Refreshments will be served.

 

The Forum on Aging informs gerontology researchers as well as the UTMB community in general about the aging research going on at UTMB.  Learn more about resources available from the Sealy Center on Aging and Research Services at this event. Monetary awards for best student and fellow posters will be given, sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging and Sigma Xi. 

 

In an effort to be environmentally and fiscally conscientious, we’re encouraging attendees to utilize the electronic version of the program found at the forum website: https://www.utmb.edu/scoa/forum/ This is also where you submit your abstract. 

 

*We will have a limited number of paper copies available at the event.*

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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ART in Healthcare - First General Meeting
First Published 9/21/2018

All UTMB staff, faculty and students are invited to attend ART in Healthcare's first general meeting to learn more about the organization. RSVP link below.

ART in Healthcare is a service and social organization. Volunteering activities include making art with UTMB pediatric patients and community-based service projects. Socials include attending local art events and tutorials/ workshops on a variety to art topics: acrylics, gold leaf, polymer clay, shoe painting, etc. Membership Dues are $25 for four years, which goes toward providing art supplies. 

Date: 9/26/2018

Location: SHP/ SON 1.444

Time: 12pm-1pm

Speaker: Reyna Collura, Director of Education and Outreach at the Galveston Arts Center

Sweet treats will be provided to those that RSVP by 9/25: https://goo.gl/forms/83G3QA9nbH2tQI402 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UTMBARTinhealthcare/

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Contact:     Email: Lenexa Morais     For: Interprofessional Students     Phone: 8177197176
 
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Sept. 25 Tech Talk: UTMB IT for Students
First Published 9/21/2018

Late each summer, a new group of students arrives on campus to continue their educational journey. More than ever, technology plays an important role in their success, and knowing what tools are available and how to access them is critical. 

We invite students, other trainees, people new to UTMB and anyone with an interest in campus technology to join us in Levin Hall or online for the Sept. 25 TechTalk.

Presenters will offer an overview of services and software, including Office 365, UTMB's Virtual Private Network (VPN), WiFi network, software and hardware standards, virus protection, and services offered by the Information Services Help Desk.

A portion of the session will be reserved for questions and discussion.        
 

, 2018
Noon to 
Levin Hall South Auditorium 2.22

For those who cannot attend in person, the session will be available via Skype at https://meet.utmb.edu/techtalk/4SPIOL12. 

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Contact:     Email: Tech Talk     For: IS and MarComm     Phone: 4097722618
 
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