UTMB Announcements for 3/18/2019

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MASTER'S OF SCIENCE IN NURSING!
Information Services to conduct Windows operating systems updates throughout 2019
Cytomegalovirus Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!
TODAY: Mondays in March--The Academic Foundation
IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series -Role of Foundational Sciences in Clinical Years
***APPLY FOR A PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD!!!***
Scheduled Transportation and Bed tracking systems maintenance
NOMINATE YOUR SUPPORT STAFF PERSONNEL TO ATTEND CELEBRATING WOMEN 2019
Roberto Logroņo, M.D. Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine and Award Ceremony
Vaccine study for 18-49 year olds at Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Disease
Empty Bottles, Yellow Cars and Feeding Wolves: Inspired Working
*SCI Cafe* Fact or Fad? Making Sense of Nutrition Trends!
YOU'RE INVITED: Clear Lake Campus Hospital Ribbon Cutting and Open House
UTMB's Annual Conflicts of Interest Research Disclosure Period
"Time-Out" Session- Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour
The Final Oral Examination of Ye Kyung Song
50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon - Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury
50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon - Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury
Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series
Clinical Research Coordinators Monthly Meeting

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 DR. AND MRS. SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS2/18/2019
$3,000 Employee Referral Bonus Available Jan. 23 to May 31, 20192/18/2019
UTMB’s Veterans Resource Group is seeking new members3/4/2019
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS PRESENTS DR. KEVIN GRAY3/14/2019
IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series - The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education3/4/2019
MARCH MADNESS PROMOTION UTMB OPTICAL CENTER3/14/2019
**6th Annual Cell Biology Graduate Program Student Symposium**3/11/2019
Bay Area Vanpool3/6/2019
Certified Research Administrator Exam Review Course Begins March 203/6/2019
The Final Oral Examination of Jonathan Luisi3/8/2019
**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MARCH 19, 2019**3/15/2019
National Nutrition Month Food Drive3/11/2019
2019 UTMB Coed Softball League3/14/2019
Judges Needed for Mainland Prep Classical Academy Science Fair-Saturday, March 233/14/2019
McLaughlin Colloquium Call for Abstracts3/15/2019

MASTER'S OF SCIENCE IN NURSING!
First Published 3/18/2019

Take your Nursing Career to the next level today. Get your Master’s degree online through one of the award winning  UTMB School of Nursing programs!

 

Did you know that our nursing school offers a Post BSN/MSN Certificate in Nursing Education?

 

  Applications are now being accepted through April 15th.  APPLY TODAY!  It’s easy!  Visit our website to discover how you can earn your MSN degree online in just 2 ½ years of part-time study.

 

  ·         Executive Nurse Leader (ENL) – Develop your nurse management skills  to strategically use organizational, workforce, and technical resources.  Your preceptors are current UTMB leadership!

 

 ·         Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) – Enhance your competency at the bedside to affect quality, safety, and cost.

 

 ·         Nurse Educator (NE)  - Learn theory, techniques and technology to create innovative  learning  in clinical/lab settings, real and virtual classrooms, and community settings.

 

 

Let me know how I can assist you on your path to success! Contact me at 409-772-8278. 

 

Contact:     Email: Burgandy DeLeon     For: School of Nursing     Phone: 409-772-8278

 

Contact:     Email: Burgandy DeLeon     For: School of Nursing     Phone: 409-772-8278     Fax: 409-772-8211
 
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Information Services to conduct Windows operating systems updates throughout 2019
First Published 3/18/2019

Over the course of 2019, Information Services will be updating certain Windows operating systems on supported and non-supported UTMB computers across the UTMB network. IS Operations will be targeting versions of Windows that Microsoft has defined as “no longer supported,” including Windows 7 and older versions of Windows 10. These systems present a potential vulnerability to UTMB’s computing environment. 

If your UTMB computer is identified as an update candidate, you will receive additional information directly from IS Operations once it is scheduled for an update.

For more information on Microsoft’s Lifecycle Policy, visit these links:

Microsoft Lifecycle Policy

Modern Lifecycle FAQ

 

Questions? Please contact the IS Service Desk at (409) 772-5200.

Contact:     Email: IS Service Desk     For: Information Services     Phone: 25200
 
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Cytomegalovirus Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!
First Published 3/18/2019

 

The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences-Clinical Trials Program is recruiting

Healthy female volunteers

16 years old to 35 years old for a Cytomegalovirus vaccine clinical trial.

 

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided

 Please contact Cori Burkett at (409) 772-5278 or cmburket@utmb.edu for more information.

Contact:     Email: Cori Burkett     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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TODAY: Mondays in March--The Academic Foundation
First Published 3/18/2019

Monday, March 18 --- Levin Hall Auditorium --- Noon to 1 p.m.

Our education and research enterprises form the foundation of our mission to improve health. How do changes in how care is provided affect how we train the next generation of scientists and caregivers? How is UTMB preparing for--and leading--these changes? How are we working to provide the support our faculty need to drive progress in their respective fields? How does the evolving landscape inform our approach to research? How do we maintain our legacy of discovery in a challening funding environment?

Moderator: Provost ad interim Dr. Anish Bhardwaj

Panelists: Dr. Janet Southerland, Dr. Alfredo Torres and Dr. Randy Urban

Remote viewing options available

 

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Contact:     Email: Mary Havard     For: Marketing and Communications     Phone: 409-772-8779
 
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IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series -Role of Foundational Sciences in Clinical Years
First Published 3/18/2019

IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar | Third Session

Thursday, March 21st at 11 am Central - online

From the Instructor: “Traditional medical curricula generally place the majority of foundational science learning into the pre-clerkship years. Yet, it has been recognized that foundational science education should occur across the medical curriculum to promote excellence in clinical performance. This session will provide participants with an innovative approach to integrating foundational sciences and meaningful clinical experiences in the post-clerkship curriculum. Participants will learn about several educational strategies and the resources necessary to achieve successful integration of foundational sciences and patient care. Furthermore, participants will recognize the challenges and learn practical solutions of this approach in order to implement post-clerkship foundational science integration at their own institutions. In the Fall of 2018, the ACGME released its second CLER National Report of Findings, which details findings from the second set of visits to nearly 300 ACGME Sponsoring Institutions with 3 or more core residency programs. During the webinar, we will present findings from the report, as well discuss changes over time since the first cycle of CLER visits.

Please contact Rebecca at OEDhelp@utmb.edu to learn how to access this webinar.

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-2791
 
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***APPLY FOR A PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD!!!***
First Published 3/18/2019

The President’s Cabinet Awards Committee seeks proposals for the 2019 President’s Cabinet Awards. The theme of this year’s awards is UTMB Health–The Community and Beyond: Working Together for Our Future. This theme explicitly recognizes the shared interest of the university, the surrounding community and beyond, in promoting a vibrant and supportive environment. This environment is enriched by those systems, protocols and partnerships that put the people UTMB Health serves first, promotes outreach, education and improved patient care. Projects that mobilize the creativity, ingenuity, and dedication of the students, staff, and faculty of UTMB Health are especially encouraged.

Proposal forms can be downloaded online here.

Submission deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM in room 5.130 of Rebecca Sealy.

Winning projects will be announced by September 1, 2019.  

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Contact:     Email: Marie M. Marczak     For: Development Office     Phone: 409-747-4876     Fax: 409-747-3350
 
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Scheduled Transportation and Bed tracking systems maintenance
First Published 3/18/2019

The patient transportation and bed tracking systems will be unavailable for system maintenance on Tuesday, March 19, from midnight to 6am (0001 – 0600).   During this downtime, users will need to call 409-772-1512 (21512) for transportation needs and 409-772-4040 (24040) for housekeeping.   For additional information or questions, please contact IS Service Desk at 25200.

Contact:     Email: Vickie Yeager     For: Is-Clinrev-billing     Phone: 4097725200
 
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NOMINATE YOUR SUPPORT STAFF PERSONNEL TO ATTEND CELEBRATING WOMEN 2019
First Published 3/18/2019

As a sponsor of the 2019 Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce Womens Conference "Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit" UTMB has 29 seats available for administrative support professionals to attend the conference. Selection will be made via a random drawing from eligible nominees. Members of the UTMB Sponsorship Committee will oversee the drawing. Celebrating Women 2019 will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.

Managers are asked to nominate potential attendees based on the criteria outlined below. Preference should be given to first-time attendees to the conference.

• UTMB administrative support professionals, preferably those employees who are not also supervisors, are eligible (job titles including but not limited to secretary, coordinator, clerk, assistant, specialist, representative)

• Attendee must be in good standing (no disciplinary action)

• Attendee must have approval from her/his supervisor to attend. Manager approval should be based on outstanding performance and contribution to UTMB

• Attendee must have coverage of her/his office functions the day of the conference

Nominations should be sent via email to Lori Blackwell at loblackw@utmb.edu. Nominations should include:

• Name and title of nominee

• Name of nominating manager

• Email addresses for both nominee and nominating manager

In an effort to reduce the overall costs experienced by UTMB Health, vouchers and purchase orders submitted for the purchase of tickets to this event will no longer be processed by Accounting. Deadline for nominations is Tuesday, March 26. Ticket recipients will be notified via email no later than April 10, 2019. For questions regarding the drawing process, please contact Lori Blackwell (xt-20196 or loblackw@umb.edu) or Becky Trout Unbehagen (xt- 72734 or rltrout@utmb.edu).

Contact:     Email: Lori Blackwell     For: Office of the President     Phone: (409) 772-0196     Fax: (409) 747-6734
 
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Roberto Logroņo, M.D. Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine and Award Ceremony
First Published 3/18/2019

Judith F. Aronson, M.D.
and
The Family of Roberto Logroño, M.D.

 Cordially invite you to the
Roberto Logroño, M.D. Lectureship
for Professionalism in Medicine and Award Ceremony

 Honoring

Michael A. Ainsworth, M.D., F.A.C.P.

 Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Caduceus Room, Administration Building
8th and Market Street
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas 77555

 Reception immediately following the awards ceremony
Ballinger Mills Room

 Please RSVP to Angela Culler
at anculler@utmb.eduor 409-747-2464

 Continuing Medical Education:
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.

 The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 This activity meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for .75 hours of formal CME in medical ethics/professional responsibility.

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Vaccine study for 18-49 year olds at Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Disease
First Published 3/18/2019

                    The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences Clinical Trials Program is currently recruiting volunteers who are 18-49 years old for a Pneumococcal Vaccine Study.

 

  This study requires participants to be at Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Disease

(Current diagnosis of heart failure, or cirrhosis of the liver).

Participants must be available for about 5 study visits over approximately 7 months.

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided

Please contact Amy McMahan,LVN at (409)772-5278, (409)772-5409 or anmcmaha@utmb.edu for more information

Contact:     Email: Amy McMahan     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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Empty Bottles, Yellow Cars and Feeding Wolves: Inspired Working
First Published 3/18/2019

Rich Bluni, RN
Senior Leader, National Speaker, Author
The Studer Group



Healthcare is one of the few professions that affords one the opportunity to impact lives on such a profound level, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Yet the same qualities that make healthcare so deeply rewarding can also make it a challenge, over time, to sustain your energy and passion. Whether on the frontlines of direct patient care or in any part of the healthcare spectrum we all need to feel attached to the “why” of our work. The Inspired Care presentation helps us maintain and recapture those elusive qualities. Those of us that call healthcare our life’s work must also take care of “self” in order to be able to do the challenging physical, emotional and intellectual work that it takes to serve others.

Limited seating available. Please use the following link to register for the event: https://utmb.us/382

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Levin Hall South

Hosted by the UTMB Professionalism Committee

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Contact:     Email: Esther Chavarria-Perez     For: Office of the President - Shared Services Administration     Phone: (409) 772-2910
 
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*SCI Cafe* Fact or Fad? Making Sense of Nutrition Trends!
First Published 3/18/2019

UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Fact or Fad? Making Sense of Nutrition Trends!

Location: MOD Coffeehouse downtown Galveston (2126 Post Office St.)

Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

This conversation features UTMB's Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM, Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism and Blair H. Brown, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Master of Science and Dietetics Internship, Department of Nutrition & Metabolism.

Please join us as we explore and discuss the current knowledge and research revolving around the topic of Nutrition

 ⋆⋆Light refreshments will be provided.

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.

Contact:     Email: Chantele Singleton     For: SCEHM     Phone: 409-772-9110
 
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YOU'RE INVITED: Clear Lake Campus Hospital Ribbon Cutting and Open House
First Published 3/18/2019

Dr. David L. Callender and Donna Sollenberger

cordially invite you to the

 

UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus Hospital

Ribbon Cutting and Open House

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

4 - 6 p.m., Ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

Clear Lake Campus Hospital

200 Blossom Street

Webster, Texas

 

Business Attire

 

Please respond to the Office of University Conferences & Events at events@utmb.edu or at (409) 747-6735.

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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: Office of University Conferences & Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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UTMB's Annual Conflicts of Interest Research Disclosure Period
First Published 3/18/2019

Per institutional policy, all employees who conduct research activities must submit a disclosure disclosing all financial interests that occurred during calendar year 2018, as well as those that are ongoing, by March 31, 2019.

To do so, follow these steps:

1. Click here to log into the UT System web portal.

2. Choose “The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston” from the drop-down menu.

3. Enter your UTMB username and password (the same credentials you use to log into your email or work computer).

4. If you have nothing to disclose, you can affirmatively declare that on the page. Click all boxes that apply and click “Report No Activity”.

5. If you do have something to disclose, you can click either “Request Approval” or “Make New Disclosure” from the options at the top of the screen. See below for more information on navigating these two options.

Additional Information

Request Approval: you should choose this option if you have an outside activity that must be requested per IHOP 6.5.3

Make New Disclosure: you should make a new disclosure if any of the following apply:

• You received compensation from outside activities such as part-time employment, consulting, speaking engagements, etc. This includes direct payment and reimbursement for travel, lodging and meals.

• You have an ownership interest (including stock) in any organization that could reasonably relate to your employment duties (e.g., healthcare companies, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, imaging centers, etc.).

• You have intellectual property (copyright, patent, etc.) and any right to royalties.

Gifts exceeding $250 in value that you received in 2018.

Any board service, directorship, or officer of a non-UTMB organization, if you received compensation.

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Contact:     Email: COI Office     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 409.747.8795
 
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"Time-Out" Session- Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour
First Published 3/18/2019

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

March 20th 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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The Final Oral Examination of Ye Kyung Song
First Published 3/18/2019

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Ye Kyung Song

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 28, 2019

12:00 P.M.

Jennie Sealy Hospital 2.506A

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

EXPRESSIONS OF MEDICAL STUDENT BURNOUT ONLINE ON REDDIT: AN AUTONETNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF /r/medicalschool

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Jeffrey Farroni, JD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical Humanities Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Lisa Elferink, PhD, Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Arlene Macdonald, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Jerome Crowder, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical Humanities Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Charles Mouton, MD, MS, MBA, Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Jonathan Cheng, MD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Charles Bosk, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon - Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury
First Published 3/18/2019

Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon

 

Celebrating the Golden Legacy of Service

of the

Angleton-Danbury Hospital District and the Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury

Thursday, April 25, 2019

11:30 a.m. 

The Springs, Angleton TX

 

Proceeds raised from the luncheon will establish the UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Enrichment Fund,

To purchase table and tickets to the event, please visit development.utmb.edu/ADC50 or contact the UTMB Office of University Conferences and Events at: 409.747.6735 or events @utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Tonya Fletcher Visor     For: Marketing Communications - ADC     Phone: 979.848.9108
 
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50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon - Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury
First Published 3/18/2019

Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon

 

Celebrating the Golden Legacy of Service

of the

Angleton-Danbury Hospital District and the Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury

Thursday, April 25, 2019

11:30 a.m. 

The Springs, Angleton TX

 

Proceeds raised from the luncheon will establish the UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Enrichment Fund,

To purchase table and tickets to the event, please visit development.utmb.edu/ADC50 or contact the UTMB Office of University Conferences and Events at: 409.747.6735 or events @utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Tonya Fletcher Visor     For: Marketing Communications - ADC     Phone: 979.848.9108
 
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Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series
First Published 3/18/2019

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Proudly Presents

 

Alemayehu Gorfe, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology

McGovern Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

“Ras proteins: membrane binding and druggability”

 

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SHP/SON 1.102 Quad Room

Host: Fernanda Laezza, MD, PhD

Contact:     Email: Nicole Bilotta     For: Pharmacology     Phone: 409-772-9626
 
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Clinical Research Coordinators Monthly Meeting
First Published 3/18/2019

Tuesday - March 19 from 1 - 2 pm

Research Building #6 1.206

Research Coordinators: Research Ethics Champions and Canaries

Presenter:  Emma Tumilty, Postdoctoral Fellow II, Institute for Translational Science-UTMB

Research coordinators are key members in the research project team. The Research Ethics Consultation Service within the Ethics Support Office is here as a resource for any member of research teams.  We recognize research coordinators as experts with valuable learnings to share and also as team members who may need support when dealing with challenging ethical issues in their environment. This presentation will introduce the services available, outline opportunities for mutual learning and support, and interactively discuss issues that arise in practice and their potential solutions.

Program Objectives:

  • To discuss the role of study coordinator as champion of ethical practice within research study teams and projects
  • To understand the phenomena moral distress, it’s impact, and its management
  • To understand what support is available on campus for study coordinators championing ethics and dealing with difficulties
  • To engage in open discussion about future developments

SOCRA CEU available: 1 (for UTMB employees who are SOCRA members)

SoCRA members and non-members welcome!

Register at https://research.utmb.edu/register

 

 

Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-266-9441
 
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***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 DR. AND MRS. SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
First Published 2/18/2019

***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00  DR. AND MRS. SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE

FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS***

 

The Neuroscience Community at UTMB is very pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 competition for two important awards endowed by the

Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience:

The UTMB Medical Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience

and

The UTMB Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience

The award in each category is $5,000.00 and is given for the best paper prepared and submitted by a medical or graduate student,
respectively, on any topic relevant to neurosciences in the broadest sense. 

Potential applicants should request additional information regarding the rules and criteria for these awards from:
Owen Hamill (ohamill@utmb.edu), Program Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy, or
Debby Moncrief (demoncri@utmb.edu), Program Coordinator, Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy.

Three, single-sided printed copies of the paper must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Submissions should be hand delivered to:
Fisher Academic Excellence Awards Committee
%Owen Hamill, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy
2.202 Basic Science Building,
OR
Debby Moncrief, 120E Basic Science Building,

 

 

Contact:     Email: Debra L. Moncrief     For: Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy     Phone: 409-772-2124
 
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$3,000 Employee Referral Bonus Available Jan. 23 to May 31, 2019
First Published 2/18/2019

$3,000 Employee Referral Bonus Available Jan. 23 to May 31, 2019
All paid UTMB employees who refer an applicant to a Nurse Clinician (II–V) position or an identified hard-to-fill position for the Health System will be eligible for a $3,000 bonus. If your referral is successfully hired into a benefits-eligible position between Jan. 23 and May 31, 2019 you will receive $1,500 when he or she completes six months of service and another $1,500 when he or she completes one year of service. All bonus payouts are subject to taxation, and you must be actively employed at UTMB at the time of each payout. See https://hr.utmb.edu/recruit/referral/ for details about the bonus requirements and guidelines.

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Contact:     Email: Talent Acquisition & Recruitment     For: Human Resources     Phone: 4097474800
 
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UTMB’s Veterans Resource Group is seeking new members
First Published 3/4/2019

UTMB’s Veterans Resource Group is seeking new members. You don’t have to be a Veteran to join.  Our mission is to promote an inclusive university environment for military veterans and their allies through transition support, education, career enrichment and outreach. 

Our objectives include:

•Transition: Peer-to-peer support network and veterans resources

•Education: Recognition, brown bag series and training opportunities

•Career: Career week, job fairs and recruitment efforts

•Outreach: Campus and community partnerships, veteran-centered activities and other events

 

Please email veterans@utmb.edu for more information. 

Contact:     Email: Elizabeth Williams     For: Provost Administration     Phone: 409-772-6614
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS PRESENTS DR. KEVIN GRAY
First Published 3/14/2019

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

GRAND ROUNDS

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shriners Hospital for Children, 7th Floor Auditorium

 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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Youth Cannabis Use: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?                  

Presented by:

Kevin M. Gray, M.D.

Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professor of Addiction Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

 

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

  1. Formulate an overview of the epidemiology of youth cannabis use
  2. Discuss health concerns related to youth cannabis
  3. Summarize evidence-based treatments for youth cannabis use disorder

Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

Disclosure of Financial Interest or Affiliations:

Dr. Gray has disclosed the following financial relationship(s) with commercial interests:

Consultant: Pfizer, Inc.

Contact:     Email: Amber Teschendorf     For: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences     Phone: 409-747-8335
 
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IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series - The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education
First Published 3/4/2019

The Office of Educational Development is sponsoring the upcoming IAMSE Webinar Series, “The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education.”

  • Thursday, March 7: The Changing Roles of the Basic Science Educator
  • Thursday, March 14: Going Lecture Free for Gen Z
  • Thursday, March 21: Role of Foundational Sciences in Clinical Years
  • Thursday, March 28: Stepping Beyond the “Step 1 Climate”
  • Thursday, April 4: Moving USMLE Step 1 After Core Clerkships: Rationale, Challenges, and Early Outcomes Each week’s session is at 11 am Central.

You can dial in to the webinar anyplace/on any device you have internet access.  There is no charge to attend. The login/access information changes weekly; please contact Rebecca at OEDhelp@utmb.edu if interested in the workshops.

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Woods     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-2791
 
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MARCH MADNESS PROMOTION UTMB OPTICAL CENTER
First Published 3/14/2019

 

UTMB HEALTH OPTICAL CENTER is welcoming spring by having a March Madness Promotion starting Monday, March 18, 2019 through Friday, March 29, 2019.  Trunk show in Galveston will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019, and Texas City Wednesday, March 27, 2019, trunk show from 9am to 4pm, Costa 12pm – 4pm. Whether you have Superior Vision or don’t you will receive 40% off your out of pocket expense towards your prescription eyeglasses, 25% Costa prescription sunglasses, that’s a big savings!  Bring your whole family in for their eye care needs or bring a Friend and let them save money on eyewear too.

 

Call and schedule an eye examination with Dr. Praveena Gupta in Galveston or Matthew Crookston at our Texas City location.

 

  • Galveston, 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Appointments call 409-747-5800
  • Questions call 409-747-5823
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

  • Texas City, 10121 Emmett Lowery Expressway
  • Appointments call 409-978-4321
  • Questions call 409-978-4315

 

*Professional visit, Maui Jim sunglasses and previous eyeglass orders excluded from promotion

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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**6th Annual Cell Biology Graduate Program Student Symposium**
First Published 3/11/2019

 

**6th Annual Cell Biology Graduate Program Student Symposium**

 

The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy
&
The Society of Cell Biology
Announce the
6th Annual Cell Biology Graduate Program Student Symposium

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8:00am-12:00pm

Basic Science Auditorium

2.212 Basic Science Building

 

Everyone is Welcome

 

 

Contact:     Email: Debra Moncrief     For: Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy     Phone: 409-772-2124     Fax: 409-772-33881
 
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Bay Area Vanpool
First Published 3/6/2019

Save on fuel, car maintenance and the stress of driving to work.  Relax and let someone else do the driving. 

If you work 8-5 and are interested please contact me.
A.M. Departure - Bay Area Park-N-Ride at 7:00 am arriving at UTMB 7:40 am.
P.M. Departure - UTMB at 5:07 pm arriving Bay Area Park-N-Ride at 5:55 pm.

Thanks

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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Certified Research Administrator Exam Review Course Begins March 20
First Published 3/6/2019

CRA Exam Review Course

Research Services will present a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) Exam Review Course beginning March 20. Classes will be weekly and culminate with a practice exam on May 1. All classes are 11:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Research Building 6, 1.108.

What is a Certified Research Administrator?

The designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) means that an individual has met the eligibility requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council and has demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for the individual to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.

Qualifications/Credentials:

Candidates applying to sit for the Certified Research Administrator’s Examination must possess:

1. Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization;

OR

2.  An Associate’s Degree and 5 years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization;

OR

3. No degree and 6 years of professional experience in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funded organization (this requires completion of a Petition Application, which can be found at http://www.cra-cert.org/CPRApetition.htm). 

For more information or to download the CRA Candidate Handbook, go to http://www.cra-cert.org/.

The CRA Review Schedule

March 20

Project Development & Administration, Part 1
Funding, Proposal Development and Administration

March 27

Project Development & Administration, Part 2
Ethics, Professionalism, Intellectual Property, and Electronic Research Administration

April 3

Legal Requirements & Sponsor Interface, Part 1
Regulations, Compliance, Appeals Process

April 10

Legal Requirements & Sponsor Interface, Part 2
Institutional Committees – IRB, IACUC and other

April 17

Financial Management

April 24

General Management

May 1

Practice test

 

Register for each session you would like to attend at https://research.utmb.edu/register

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Jonathan Luisi
First Published 3/8/2019

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Jonathan Luisi

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 19, 2019

3:00 P.M.

SHP/SON 1.104

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

LONGITUDINAL VISUALIZATION OF NEURODEGENERATION: DIGITAL BIOPSY OF THE RETINA

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Massoud Motamedi, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Gracie Vargas, PhD, Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Wenbo Zhang, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Bill Ameredes, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Erik van Kuijk, MD, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, University of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MARCH 19, 2019**
First Published 3/15/2019

The John P. McGovern

Academy of Oslerian Medicine

invites you to a

Meeting of the 88th UTMB Osler Club

(Dedicated to the application of Oslerian principles to

contemporary medicine and medical education.)

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Open Gates Conference Center

2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX

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Three (3) twenty (20) minute dialogues will be presented followed by dinner:

 

“Dr. Abraham Jacobi – Setting the Stage for Physician Advocacy”

Kimberly H. Khoo, BSA

Second-Year Medical Student and Osler Student Scholar,

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Objectives:

  1. Outline the major events of Dr. Abraham Jacobi’s life and medical career.
  2. Identify the significant contributions Dr. Abraham Jacobi and his advocacy efforts made to the field of pediatrics.
  3. Discuss the role that physicians play in advocating for their patients.

 

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“A Surgeon’s Most Prized Instrument: Harvey Cushing’s Hands”

Samuel A. Matthys, BS    

Third-Year Medical Student,

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Objectives:

  1. Explore Cushing’s fascination with his own hands, as well as the hands of other famous surgeons.
  2. Describe the ways in which Cushing used the appearance of his patients’ hands as a tool in their care.
  3. Explain why Cushing’s interest in hands was in keeping with principles advocated by Sir William Osler.

 

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“Cushing’s Plea for Knowledge Over Knife in the Evolution of an

Approach to Neural Tube Defects”

Yasmin R. Tuchaai, BS    

Second-Year Medical Student,

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Objectives:

  1. Discuss Dr. Harvey Cushing’s contributions to the care of patients with NTDs, and how this impacted future generations of these patients.
  2. Contrast how NTD patients were viewed by society before and after the 20th century.
  3. Examine the timeline of the discovery of folic acid and its link to NTDs from 1930-1996.

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A light buffet supper will be served.

Admission is free, but space is limited.  Reservations are advised.

For reservations, or to register for CME credit, contact the McGovern Academy at:

mcacadem@utmb.eduor(409) 747-9680.

 

  • Educational Method:  Lecture
  • Target Audience:  All members of the UTMB and surrounding communities.
  • Disclosure Statement (Speakers):  Kimberly Khoo, Samuel Matthys nor Yasmin Tuchaai have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Jack Alperin and Dwight Wolf; and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Accreditation: The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians accredits the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
  • Designation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Ethics Statement:  This presentation meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for 1 hour of formal CME in Medical Ethics/Professional Responsibility.
Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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National Nutrition Month Food Drive
First Published 3/11/2019

Happy National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month and UTMB is taking the opportuny to focus on malnutrition, how it effects our patients, the hospital, and our community and how we can help. We have partnered with Galveston County Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items. Please be on the lookout for the Galveston County Food Bank green donation bins; located in Cafe on the Court, and the lobbies of John Sealy and Jennie Sealy. Some ideas on foods: applesauce, peanut butter, dried beans, rice, canned goods, cooking oils, crackers, granola bars, dried fruits, shelf stable milk, and whole grain cereals. This food drive will take part the entire month of March.

Thank you for all of your support!

Contact:     Email: Janna Lehe - Clinical Nutrition Manager     For: Food and Nurition     Phone: 409-772-9773
 
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2019 UTMB Coed Softball League
First Published 3/14/2019

The UTMB Coed Softball League has been in existence for more than 30 years. The league begins playing in May and runs until the end of July or early August. Games are held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fields across from the Alumni Field House. All UTMB students, staff, faculty and contract workers (including spouses, siblings and children age 18 and older) are invited to form a team or to join a current team. For more information, or to register a team contact Scott Saxon smsaxon@utmb.edu or Paul Hay rphay@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Paul Hay     For: Human Resources     Phone: 409-747-4864
 
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Judges Needed for Mainland Prep Classical Academy Science Fair-Saturday, March 23
First Published 3/14/2019
What: Mainland Preparatory Classical Academy science fair for grades 3rd-5th
 
When: 9 AM-11 AM, Saturday, March 23. The orientation for judges is planned for 8:30 AM. Judging begins promptly at 9 AM. 
 
Where: Mainland Prep Classical Academy, 319 Newman Road, less than one block from the Interstate-45 North feeder in La Marque
 
To volunteer: Contact Mildred Williams directly at miwilliams@responsiveed.com or (713) 828-9050.
Contact:     Email: Alicia C Simmons     For: UTMB Office of Educational Outreach-Science Education     Phone: ext. 29119 or 409-772-9119
 
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McLaughlin Colloquium Call for Abstracts
First Published 3/15/2019

2019 IHII / McLaughlin Colloquium
Friday, March 29, 2019
Levin Hall Dining Room

Call for Abstracts

All UTMB predoctoral, postdoctoral and clinical fellows currently involved in infectious disease and immunity research are invited to submit poster abstracts for the annual McLaughlin Colloquium on Infection & Immunity. 

Submit your abstract using the online registration form here.

Abstract submission deadline is March 18, 2019.

All poster presenters will be eligible for generous travel awards.

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Shannon Speakes     For: IHII     Phone: 28140
 
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