UTMB Announcements for 1/18/2019

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President’s Town Hall - Today
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class
Call for Art Entries Earth Day Art Contest
Research and Design 'Bench' Mid-Year Symposium - January 18, 2019
Save the date 1/24/19 BMB presents speaker Adam Scott Lauring, MD, PhD
*SCI Cafe* Asthma: what you don't know CAN kill you!
AMT - So you want to join the Academy of Master Teachers
AMT Grand Rounds - March 7, 2019
Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed
Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed
VLTC Center for Sleep Disorders has moved
N. ALZAHRANI - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar – 1/25/19
***$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS***
The Center for Addiction Research Seminar Series - Dr. Corey R. Hopkins
Jennie Sealy Hospital Possible Cellular Interruption
CSW Possible Cellular Interruption
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Series
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
24th Annual Lefeber Winter Lecture Series on Aging - Beginning Tuesday, January 29, 20191/16/2019
Update: The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series- David Van Essen, PhD1/9/2019
P. KILGORE - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar – 1/18/191/14/2019
Translational Research Seminar Series presented by Megan Files and Olivia Solomon1/14/2019
**Call for Pilot Project Proposals**1/14/2019
TechTalk Jan. 22: Skype for Business1/15/2019
2019 How to Lead? Supporting the Advancement of Women Who Aspire to Leadership Roles1/16/2019
Epic Clarity and Enterprise Data Warehouse Maintenance1/16/2019
**VANPOOL OPENING FROM CLEAR LAKE AND DICKINSON**1/17/2019
BIRD FLU VACCINE STUDY1/17/2019

President’s Town Hall - Today
First Published 1/18/2019

Please attend the next President's Town Hall today at noon in the Levin Hall Main Auditorium on the Galveston Campus. 

Dr. Callender will discuss a variety of topics including the latest financial results, the opening of the UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus, construction updates and news about the Best Care initiative.

To submit questions in advance of the meeting, please fill out the Employee Advisory contact form. If we aren’t able to ask and answer your question at the live meeting, EAC will post an answer online.

REMOTE VIEWING OPTIONS:

All of these options will be live approximately 30 minutes before the meeting.

Can't make it in person or watch it live? The meeting will also be recorded and posted online after the event.

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Contact:     Email: Jessica F. Wyble     For: Internal Communications     Phone: 4097728786
 
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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class
First Published 1/18/2019

The UTMB Police Department will be holding a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) self-defense class on the Galveston Campus on February 1st and 2nd.

The class is free of charge and is open to women only.

You can click on the link below to register. The link can also be found on the UTMB Police web page.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPe-SAOs4bl-kcXy7It3WRGqSgKAQ1QhRZ3bdLhp_0scuU-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Contact:     Email: Shawn Carr     For: Police     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Call for Art Entries Earth Day Art Contest
First Published 1/18/2019

Entries are currently being accepted for the UTMB Health Earth Day Art Contest.

Contest Objective: To encourage UTMB Health staff, students, faculty and surrounding community to embrace conservation, recycling and sustainable efforts by actively participating in the UTMB Health Earth Day Art Contest.

 Theme: “Reduce Your Use”

  Rules:

  • The contest is open to all.
  • Design must reflect ways to conserve energy resource consumption that will keep our environment clean and healthy for future generations.  
  • Artwork should be submitted on an 8½ x 11 inch white sheet of paper and fill the page.
  • Use no more than five colors to create the artwork; Use bright, bold colors only.
  • Any media acceptable for the artwork but should lend itself to be reproduced on T-shirts and posters.
  • Artwork containing promotional material (e.g., company logos, brand names) will be disqualified.
  • The contest entry form information must be attached to the back of the artwork.
  • All entries become the property of UTMB Health.
  • Entry form can be downloaded at http://www.utmb.edu/bof/Utilities/Sustainability/
  • Mail entries to: UTMB Health Earth Day Art Contest, Attn: Diana Davison, (Rt. 0920) 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0920

 Deadline: Entries must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019; The winner will be selected in April 2019.

 Prizes:

  • The winning artwork will be displayed on the UTMB Heath campus and will appear on official UTMB Health Earth Day 2019 T-shirts, posters and other promotional items.
  • The winner of the contest will receive recognition at the 27th Annual UTMB Health Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 26, 2019.

For more information, please contact Diana Davison at (409) 747-2739, email dldaviso@utmb.edu, or visit the UTMB Health Sustainability website at http://www.utmb.edu/bof/Utilities/Sustainability/.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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Research and Design 'Bench' Mid-Year Symposium - January 18, 2019
First Published 1/18/2019

 

Research and Design Bench Tutorials is a program run in conjunction with Ball High School where dedicated and academically talented high school seniors are provided the unique opportunity to participate in cutting edge scientific research by working in a lab under the direction of a UTMB graduate student.

Their projects are a presentation of findings from their work at the mid-way  point of the school year. Presentations are open to all.  Please join us in supporting our future scientists and researchers on January, 18th, 2019 in Old Red - Amphitheater 2.214 between 10:00am-11:30pm.

 
Contact:     Email: Chantele Singleton     For: Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine     Phone: 409.772.9110
 
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Save the date 1/24/19 BMB presents speaker Adam Scott Lauring, MD, PhD
First Published 1/18/2019

 

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

 Presents Speaker:

 

 

Adam Scott Lauring, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Michigan

 

“RNA virus mutation rates, another spandrel?” 

 

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

4:00 p.m.

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

 

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

 

 

HOSTED BY:  DR. ANDREW ROUTH

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Whitton     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 28071
 
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*SCI Cafe* Asthma: what you don't know CAN kill you!
First Published 1/18/2019

UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Asthma: what you don't know CAN kill you! 

Location: UTMB League City Campus, Ambulatory Wing (2.205 Conference Room), 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City .

Date/Time: Thursday, January 24th fromNoon – 1:00 p.m.

This conversation features UTMB's William J. Calhoun, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAAAAI, FACAA, Professor of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology and Vice Chair for Research.

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

 ⋆⋆Lunch 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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AMT - So you want to join the Academy of Master Teachers
First Published 1/18/2019

“So you want to join the Academy of Master Teachers?”
Presented by the AMT Advocacy Team

March 26, 2019
Research Building #6, Room 1.108 | Noon—1 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
Limited Seating

Objectives:

  • 1)      To define “What is a Master Teacher?”

Reference: (on AMT website, in “How to Apply” section) https://ispace.utmb.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-e15840106_1

  • 2)      To explain what is looked for in an application to AMT
  • 3)      To describe the expectations for an AMT member
  • 4)      To provide an understanding of the benefits (tangible and intangible) of being in AMT
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Contact:     Email: D'Anne DeWitt     For: Academy of Master Teachers     Phone: 4097470203
 
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AMT Grand Rounds - March 7, 2019
First Published 1/18/2019

AMT Grand Rounds
March 7, 2019
Research Building 6, Room 1.206
5:30 pm—6:30 pm

 

Addressing the “elephant in the room”
Shame & sentinel emotional events in medical learners

 Will Bynum, MD
Department of Community & Family Medicine
Duke University, School of Medicine

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify a shame reaction in a medical learner and distinguish it from a guilt reaction
  • Articulate the contributing factors and negative outcomes that may occur with shame in medical learners
  • List specific strategies for supporting a learner experiencing a damaging shame reaction
  • List specific strategies for creating psychologically safe learning enviroments that promote shame resilient approches to learning. 

 

Registration is available under Announcements

on the AMT website.

For additional information contact D’Anne DeWitt,
Academy Coordinator, vddewitt@utmb.edu

 

 

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Contact:     Email: D'Anne DeWitt     For: Academy of Master Teachers     Phone: 4097470203
 
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Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed
First Published 1/18/2019

The Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices will be closed, Friday, January 18, 2019 from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm for Dr. Callender's Town Hall Meeting.

Thank you,

Contact:     Email: V. Ortiz-Garza     For: Police     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed
First Published 1/18/2019

The Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices will be closed, Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

We will re-open on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Thank you

Contact:     Email: V. Ortiz-Garza     For: Police     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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VLTC Center for Sleep Disorders has moved
First Published 1/18/2019

The VLTC Center for Sleep Disorders has relocated to 400 Texas Avenue Suite B, Webster Texas and will begin seeing patients at its new location on Friday January 18th.  The phone number will remain the same 409-747-9997.  Changes in EPIC will reflect the new location: Webster. 

Contact:     Email: Denise McElyea     For: Respiratory Care Services     Phone: 409-772-5120
 
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N. ALZAHRANI - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar – 1/25/19
First Published 1/18/2019

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

The Role of Signal Peptidase Subunit Complex 1 (SPCS1) in Modulating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Assembly by Regulating E2-p7 Processing

Nabeel Alzahrani
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest:Virology
Mentor:MinKyung Yi, PhD

Friday, January 25th, 2019

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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***$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS***
First Published 1/18/2019

CALL FOR NOMINATION:
The John P. McGovern Student Awards in Oslerian Medicine

The McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine is pleased to announce the John P. McGovern Student Awards in Oslerian Medicine.  These awards provide monetary support for the education of medical students whose performance and conduct exemplify those ideals of medical practice as promulgated by Sir William Osler. The fundamental principles of Oslerian medicine include:
• Compassionate, personalized medical care that emphasizes the doctor/patient relationship
• Incorporation of a sound scientific basis for optimal patient care
• Professional behavior at all times

The students that are given the honor of this award are called “Osler Student Scholars.”  The expectations of the Osler Student Scholars are to:
• Learn about the values and principles that governed the professional lives of John P. McGovern and Sir William Osler.
• Be active in the community of Osler Student Scholars and participate in projects of others or your own.
• Serve as a role model for your Osler Student Society and foster learning for yourself and others about Oslerian principles and incorporate those ideals into your education and practice.
• Encourage reflection on humanities and the importance of science as a foundation for the practice of medicine.
• Attend monthly meetings of the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and other meetings of the Osler Student Scholars.
• Attend, and consider presenting at, the annual American Osler Society meeting and bimonthly Osler Club meetings.

Each award will be for $10,000 per year.  In 2019, awards will be presented to four (4) students: two (2) rising sophomores and two (2) entering the second, third, or fourth years who are in good academic standing in the UTMB School of Medicine (SOM).

A medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a sophomore will receive funding for three (3) consecutive years, a medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a junior will receive funding for two (2) consecutive years, and a medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a senior will receive funding for one (1) year.

Medical students who are enrolled in dual degree programs are also eligible to become an Osler Student Scholar.  A student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a sophomore medical student will receive funding for only three (3) consecutive years without regard to which UTMB school the student is enrolled. A student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a junior medical student will receive funding for only two (2) consecutive years without regard to which UTMB school the student is enrolled. A student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a senior student will receive funding for only one year.

Faculty who have worked with medical students as small group facilitators or preceptors in clinical settings, or mentors in the Osler Student Societies or other organizations, are especially encouraged to recommend this opportunity to worthy students. 

Interested students may download an application by logging on to: https://www.utmb.edu/osler/awards/student-award-in-oslerian-medicine.  The applicant must also submit letters of recommendation from one of his or her POM faculty members, from another member of the SOM faculty, and from a medical student well acquainted with the applicant.  An optional fourth letter of recommendation may be submitted by any other person who knows the applicant well.  (Current Osler Scholars are excluded from writing letters of recommendation for nominees unless the faculty is the student’s sole POM facilitator.)

Applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted in hard copy to: UTMB-McGovern Academy, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX  77555-0162, or electronically to the McGovern Academy (mcacadem@utmb.edu).  The completed application and all letters of recommendation must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019.  For answers to questions about the application, please call the McGovern Academy office at (409) 747-9680 or by email at mcacadem@utmb.edu.

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Please be advised: This is an ‘award’ not a ‘scholarship.’  Student Awards in Oslerian Medicine are non-academic prizes and recipients receive a personal check in the amount of $10,000.  Scholarships, on the other hand, are managed through Enrollment Services, take the form of educational financial aid and payments are trackable through MyStar.  This designation was made to help students remain eligible for the full amount of federal loans allowed for medical students.

Also, this is reportable income for a US student/Resident Alien student and taxable according to your respective filing status.  For further reporting requirements, please consult a tax professional.

Contact:     Email: McGovern Academy     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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The Center for Addiction Research Seminar Series - Dr. Corey R. Hopkins
First Published 1/18/2019

The Center for Addiction Research

 

Proudly Presents

                                              

 

Corey R. Hopkins, PhD

 

 

Associate Professor

 

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

University of Nebraska

Medical Center

 Omaha, NE

 

 

Discovery and characterization of novel

small molecules as in vivo tool compounds

for CNS disorders

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

SHP/SON 1.102 Quad Room

 

Hosted by: Kathryn A. Cunningham, PhD

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
 
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Jennie Sealy Hospital Possible Cellular Interruption
First Published 1/18/2019

On Monday 1/21/2019 users may experience intermittent interruption to cellular service in Jennie Sealy Hospital while vendor is performing maintenance.

Contact:     Email: Joseph Castorina     For: IS Ops Voice     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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CSW Possible Cellular Interruption
First Published 1/18/2019

On Tuesday 1/22/2019 users may experience intermittent interruption to cellular service in CSW while vendor is performing maintenance.

Contact:     Email: Joseph Castorina     For: IS Ops Voice     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Series
First Published 1/18/2019

Presents:

"Tropical Disease Research Capacity Development in Ecuador: The Center for Research on Health in Latin America

by

Mario J. Grijalva, Ph.D.
Director, Tropical Disease Institute
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Ohio University - Athens, OH

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm
2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

All interested parties are encouraged to attend!


 

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Contact:     Email: Jennifer Ellis     For: Center for Tropical Diseases     Phone: 71804
 
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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds
First Published 1/18/2019

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Grand Rounds: Distinguished Lecture Series


Sponsored by: E. Burke Evans Orthopaedic Research


“The Mangled Extremity: Don’t Run and Hide”


Lisa Cannada, MD
Professor; Program Director- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Florida - Jacksonville

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:00AM

UTMB League City Campus

Objectives:
1. Describe acute management of the mangled extremity to improve outcomes.
2. Define the team members to assist in management of the mangled extremity.
3. List skin care management suggestions of the residual limb.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):   Dr. Cannada has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
   
Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Ronald Lindsey, Zibi Gugala 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:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Kathryn Gwinn     For: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation     Phone: 409-747-5750
 
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24th Annual Lefeber Winter Lecture Series on Aging - Beginning Tuesday, January 29, 2019
First Published 1/16/2019

 The 24th Annual Lefeber Winter Lecture Series on Aging 
6.300 Caduceus Room - 6th Floor Administration Building
All lectures will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Reception to follow
 

  Tuesday, January 29, 2019

“Mitochondrial Energetics and Insulin Resistance in Aging”

 Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD
Senior Investigator & Director, Exercise Metabolism Core
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes
Florida Hospital, Orlando

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

“Why is Age a Risk Factor? Insights from Population Studies”

Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Katherine M. Detre Endowed Chair of Population Health Sciences
Director, Center for Aging and Population Health
Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Integrating Physical and Cognitive Function Outcomes into Large Clinical Trials: 
The SPRINT Example

Jeff D. Williamson, MD, MHS
Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology
Chief, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation
Wake Forest Baptist Health

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

“Creating a Culture of Hospital Mobility for Older Adults”

Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH
Professor and Director, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
Director, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Economic Insecurity among Older Adults of Color ─ Housing and Health as Cause and Effect”

Steven P. Wallace, PhD
Professor, Community Health Sciences
Fielding School of Public Health
Associate Director, Center for Health Policy Research Center
Director, Resource Centers for Minority Aging Resource National Coordinating Center
University of California, Los Angeles

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Lectures are open to everyone.

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Contact:     Email: Kelley A. Prevou     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409 747-1987     Fax: 409 772-8931
 
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Update: The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series- David Van Essen, PhD
First Published 1/9/2019

The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series

“Mapping the Human Brain in Health and Disease”

David Van Essen, PhD

Alumni Endowed Professor of Neuroscience

Washington University
School of Medicine

 

Moody Gardens IMAX Theater

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6:00pm

Contact:     Email: Christi Retzer     For: Medical Humanities     Phone: 29396
 
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P. KILGORE - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar – 1/18/19
First Published 1/14/2019

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

A Heterologous Prime-Boost Approach to Protect Against Pneumonic Plague”

Paul Kilgore
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest: Bacteriology
Mentor: Ashok Chopra, PhD, CSc

Friday, January 18th, 2019

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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Translational Research Seminar Series presented by Megan Files and Olivia Solomon
First Published 1/14/2019

Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Translational Research Seminar Series Presents:

"Generating lung-resident memory T cells against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using a nanofiber booster vaccine"

Megan Files, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Student

Dr. Janice Endsley, Ph.D., Mentor

"A peek into CM dynamic neuropathogenic responses via Intravital microscopy"

Olivia Solomon, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Student

Dr. Gracie Vargas, Ph.D., Mentor

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

4:00pm

Research Building 6, 2.312 Auditorium

 

Contact:     Email: Jennifer Betancourt     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 2418
 
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**Call for Pilot Project Proposals**
First Published 1/14/2019

Call for Pilot Project Proposals

LOI Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center encourages UTMB investigators to submit pilot research proposals in the area aging, physical function and recovery from illness in older adults.  Proposals from any domain of translational research (T1-T4) are welcome. Projects will be funded for one year, with total annual direct costs not to exceed $50,000. Areas of research include but are not limited to:

  • basic science
  • clinical trials
  • patient-centered outcomes
  • population health

The purpose of this pilot funding is to support aging-related research that will realistically lead to external funding. Pilot awardees will have access to clinical research resources, such as a research coordinator, provided by the Pepper Center.

Proposals are encouraged from all investigators interested in initiating studies on aging.

The pilot proposal selection will follow a 2-step process: 

  • Step 1: Letter of Intent & Biosketch – Interested investigators should write a brief letter of intent describing in one page or less their research idea and how this idea would lead to external funding in the area of aging. Letters & biosketches can be submitted to Stephanie Burt (Pepper OAIC Administrator) at Route 0177 or via e-mail to stburt@utmb.edu.
    • Deadline for receipt of the letter of intent and biosketch is Friday, February 8, 2019.
    • Letters of Intent will be evaluated by the Pepper Executive Committee, and those selected will be asked to submit a full proposal.
  • Step 2: Full Proposal–If selected to submit a full proposal, a 5-page proposal in NIH format will be required outlining your research plan.  If requested, a research mentor and biostatistician can be assigned to assist with development of the proposal.
    • Deadline for receipt of the full proposal is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Full proposals will be evaluated by the Pilot Selection Committee, comprising of members of the ITS Scientific Review Committee, Pepper Center leaders and an independent external reviewer with specific expertise in the area of the pilot application.

Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.

More information can be found at:

 https://www.utmb.edu/pepper/pesc.asp

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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TechTalk Jan. 22: Skype for Business
First Published 1/15/2019

Communication is critical, especially at an organization as large and decentralized as UTMB. When it’s time to connect with your colleagues, are you using your time efficiently and making the most of the tools at your disposal?

We hope you are able to join us—in person or online—for a second session about ways Skype for Business can be integrated into your workday, to simplify many tasks, facilitate sharing and enhance collaboration and communication. The presenters will also discuss developments with that phone on your desk or workstation.

The session will be offered by Information Service’s Brian Grimm, Jeff Dubrow and Michael Hammer. It will cover (with time for questions):

  • What is Skype for Business?
  • Who is using it?
  • Skype for Business communication demonstrations
  • Conferencing with Skype for Business
  • What is Enterprise Voice
  • Overview UTMB telephony systems
  • Conference rooms and how they integrate with systems at UTMB

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Place: Clinical Sciences Auditorium, Rm. 3.362, Galveston Campus 

(This auditorium spans the walkway between the Clinical Sciences Building and the Keiller Building. Elevators just beyond the entrance on the 9th St. pedestrian walkway provide the most direct access.)

For those who cannot attend in person, the session will be available via Skype at https://meet.utmb.edu/techtalk/4SPIOL12. The session will also be recorded and archived on the TechTalk website. 

 

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Contact:     Email: TechTalk     For: For Information Services and MarComm     Phone: 4097722618
 
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2019 How to Lead? Supporting the Advancement of Women Who Aspire to Leadership Roles
First Published 1/16/2019

The Leadership Panel will highlight the mission of the UTMB Women's Leadership Network and the importance of mentoring and networking.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Levin Hall Main Auditorium

The panel will have four (4) diverse leaders responding to questions about their distinct career paths: Becky Korenek, MHA, MBA, SVP Strategic and Business Development; Norma Perez, MD, DrPh, Executive Director, Hispanic Center of Excellence; Deborah Jones, RN, PhD, SVP and Dean, School of Nursing; and Ann O'Connell, RN, MS, MSN, VP, Ambulatory Operations. Dr. Ben Raimer will moderate the discussion.

Limited seating available. Please use the following link to register for the event: https://utmb.us/329

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Contact:     Email: Esther Chavarria-Perez     For: Office of the President - Institutional Support Services     Phone: (409) 772-2910
 
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Epic Clarity and Enterprise Data Warehouse Maintenance
First Published 1/16/2019

Epic Clarity and Enterprise Data Warehouse will undergo system maintenance starting Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00am and will continue thought Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10pm. The system will remain online during most of the maintenance; however, performance will be slower than normal and a 2-hour outage is required to complete the maintenance.

Contact:     Email: Ronnie Austin     For: BIDA     Phone: 409-266-2201
 
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**VANPOOL OPENING FROM CLEAR LAKE AND DICKINSON**
First Published 1/17/2019

There are immediate openings on a vanpool leaving from the Clear Lake Park-n-Ride on Bay Area Blvd.

An additional stop/pick up is made from Dickinson at the CVS Pharmacy lot at I45 and FM517

JOIN NOW!

Save money on fuel costs and parking fees!!  Save wear and tear on your car!!

Enjoy a stress-free commute to and from Downtown Galveston or the UTMB main campus!!

8a-5p work schedule

For full-time riders, METRO offers a free taxi cab ride back to your car in the event of an emergency

Call or email today!!

Hurry while openings are still available!!

Contact:     Email: Neal Cooper     For: Sustainability     Phone: 409-747-2958
 
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BIRD FLU VACCINE STUDY
First Published 1/17/2019

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 Must be healthy, 18-64 years of age or older and available for

7 study visits over 13 months

Reimbursement for time and travel provided

For more information:

 Robert Cox, RN - (409) 747-9240, roacox@utmb.edu

 Cori Burkett, PA-C - (409) 772-5278, cmburket@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Robert Cox     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 747-9240
 
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