UTMB Announcements for 5/25/2017

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PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW!
TODAY!!! You're Invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Women's HealthCare Clinic in Friendswood
**TODAY** IMH Colloquium: Dr. Ventras to present “Inviting Introspection: Intentions For Ethical Engagement In Practice”
TODAY - BMB SEMINAR SPEAKER DR. RUDRA
**TODAY Mason Guest Lecturer & 4th Annual Cell Biology Graduate Program Symposium TODAY**
**Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast – Thursday, June 8th – “Area Agency on Aging Programs”
Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Health Care Workers – 5/31 Annual TB Screening Deadline5/23/2017
Do You Want to Save an Average of 250 Miles on Your Vehicle per Week?5/11/2017
Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior5/24/2017
2017 Emergency Preparedness – Employee Responsibilities5/23/2017
**Park-n-Ride Service for Memorial Day Holiday**5/18/2017
National Senior Health and Fitness Day - Wednesday - May 31, 2017 - 9am to 4pm5/23/2017
Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Surgery - Current Recommendations - Wednesday, May 31st - 10am to Noon5/23/2017
Police Badge and Administration Offices Closed5/24/2017
Come Celebrate the 2017 Employee Service Day – Wednesday, May 315/24/2017

PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW!
First Published 5/25/2017

The President’s Cabinet Awards Committee seeks proposals for the 2017 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 26 at 4:30 PM in room 5.128 of Rebecca Sealy.

Winning projects will be announced by September 1.  

Contact:     Email: Lisa Loney     For: Development Office     Phone: 409-747-5620
 
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TODAY!!! You're Invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Women's HealthCare Clinic in Friendswood
First Published 5/25/2017
Donna K. Sollenberger
Executive Vice President and CEO
UTMB Health System
 
and
 
Gary D.V. Hankins, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Garland D. Anderson, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
 
invite you to the 
 
Women’s HealthCare Clinic
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
in Friendswood
 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5 - 7 p.m. 
1505 Winding Way Drive, Suite 210
Friendswood, Texas
 
Business Attire 
 
Please respond by Monday, May 22, 
to Robin Baker, Office of University Events, 
at (409) 747-6735 or events.oua@utmb.edu
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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences and Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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**TODAY** IMH Colloquium: Dr. Ventras to present “Inviting Introspection: Intentions For Ethical Engagement In Practice”
First Published 5/25/2017

IMH Colloquium

Thursday, May 25, 2017

12:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m.

2.506A Jennie Sealy Hospital

 

“Inviting Introspection: Intentions For Ethical Engagement In Practice”

Presented by:

William Ventres, MD, MA

Institute for Studies in History, Anthropology and Archeology

University of El Salvador

Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Medical Humanities

 

Everyone knows that ethics is a crucial subject for health professionals. The calculus of ethical decision-making is important for students and clinicians to learn.

But…

Does this ethical calculus actually prepare physicians to engage ethically with patients? What practices might orient physicians to the ethical dimensions of each and every encounter and not only those that speak to moments of ethical conflict?

“Inviting introspection” explores the preparations needed for ethical engagement in clinical practice. After a brief introduction, we will read and comment on an article Bill has written during his stay at UTMB.

Please bring your red pens and come ready to participate!

A sign-in sheet will be provided. Please let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there! 

Contact:     Email: Marisela Sifuentes     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 409-772-3396
 
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TODAY - BMB SEMINAR SPEAKER DR. RUDRA
First Published 5/25/2017

 

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Presents UTMB Seminar Speaker:

 

Jay Rudra, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pharmacology, UTMB Galveston

 

"Amyloid-inspired Peptides and their Immunological Applications"

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

4:00 p.m.

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Whitton     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 28071     Fax: 26334
 
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**TODAY Mason Guest Lecturer & 4th Annual Cell Biology Graduate Program Symposium TODAY**
First Published 5/25/2017

Mason Guest Lecturer & 4th Annual Cell Biology Graduate Program Symposium

The Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
and
Cell Biology Graduate Program
present
The Annual Mason Guest Lecture

"​Modeling Psychiatric Diseases and Aging from Human Stem Cells"

by

Fred H. Gage, Ph.D. 
Adler Professor
The Salk Institute
Laboratory of Genetics
La Jolla, CA

Thursday, May 25, 2017
12:00pm
Levin Hall South

EVERYONE WELCOME
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4th Annual  Cell Biology Graduate Program Student Symposium 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

8:30am-11:45pm -  Oral-Poster Presentations (3.320 Levin Hall Classroom-Levin Hall Dining Room) 

12:00-1:00 Mason Guest Lecture (Levin Auditorium South 2.222)

3:00-3:30: Award Ceremony 

 

Contact:     Email: Aurora Galvan     For: Neuroscience and Cell Biology     Phone: 772-2124
 
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**Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast – Thursday, June 8th – “Area Agency on Aging Programs”
First Published 5/25/2017

Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast – Thursday, June 8th, 8 – 9AM

“Area Agency on Aging Programs”

Presented by

Mallory Freitag & Alex Rischan

Healthy Breakfast Sponsor: Baywood Crossing Rehab & Healthcare Center

 The Galveston Aging Care Network, a gathering of Aging Care Professionals working to improve the quality of life for aging individuals through awareness and networking, is holding their breakfast program at the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, in the Community Room, hosted by OLLI at UTMB Health.

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Contact:     Email: Mary Kaye Morse     For: OLLI @ UTMB Health     Phone: 409-763-5604
 
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Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed
First Published 5/25/2017

The Badge, Administration, and Lock Shop Offices will be closed, Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8:00 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you and have a safe holiday

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz-Garza     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Health Care Workers – 5/31 Annual TB Screening Deadline
First Published 5/23/2017

 

The deadline for all health care workers to complete their annual TB screening for FY17 is May 31, 2017. This institutional requirement is a condition of continued employment for anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms and/or comes within six feet of patients in the course of his or her duties.

TB testing is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Employee Health Clinic located on the Galveston Campus in the Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125. It is also offered at select UTMB clinics and inpatients units that have staff who have worked with Employee Health to become qualified placers and readers of TB tests; see your manager for more information.

Please be advised that health care workers tested within the last four months do not need to be rescreened at this time. Those who have had a positive TB test must complete and return a TB Evaluation Form to Employee Health. A chest X-ray will only be required if an employee is symptomatic. 

For details about UTMB’s TB surveillance program, click here or contact Employee Health at (409) 747-9172.

Contact:     Email: Employee Health     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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Do You Want to Save an Average of 250 Miles on Your Vehicle per Week?
First Published 5/11/2017

 

Do You Want an Extra 40 Minutes of Sleep in the Morning? 

A Power Nap in the Afternoon?

Ride a Van!!

 

Save on gas: Drive from home to the van pick-up spot
Parking fees: Van driver parks the van
Maintenance costs on your vehicle: Save an average of 250 miles per week on your vehicle

  Call or email for a test ride and more information!

 

Join our vanpool -- meet new friends, read, take a nap, help the environment!

 All hassle-free!

 

We have an immediate opening on our vanpool which leaves from Santa Fe on Highway 6
with pick up of additional riders in Hitchcock at Hwy. 6 and FM 2004.

 

We have several drop off locations on UTMB’s main campus in Galveston. 

8 am-5 pm work schedule.

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 772-9386     Fax: 772-5640
 
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Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior
First Published 5/24/2017

The UTMB Professionalism Committee is offering several workshops entitled, Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior.  The fourth and final workshop for FY17 is scheduled for June 12, 2017, between 11:30 - 1:00pm in Research Building 6, Room 1.206.  Please feel free to bring your lunch, water and chips will be provided.

The workshop employs many of the principles used by Vanderbilt's Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.   Drs. Joan Nichols and Rebecca Saavedra will facilitate.  Limited to 60.  Registration required.  Use the link below to register. 

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the consequences of failing to address poor behavior in the workplace.

2. Recognize the purpose and intended outcome of the “Cup of Coffee” conversation.

3. Apply recommended techniques to stay focused on the message and respond to pushback behavior.

4 .Identify opportunities to engage in Cup of Coffee conversations to encourage personal insight and self-improvement.

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Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247
 
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2017 Emergency Preparedness – Employee Responsibilities
First Published 5/23/2017

 

With the start of hurricane season on June 1, it is important to review UTMB’s emergency preparedness plans and your role during adverse events.

Please take this opportunity to:

For questions or more emergency planning information, see https://hr.utmb.edu/relations/emergency/ or email hremprel@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Employee Relations     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8696
 
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**Park-n-Ride Service for Memorial Day Holiday**
First Published 5/18/2017

The League City Park-n-Ride service will not operate on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

Normal service will resume on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you have any questions, please call Island Transit at 409-797-3900

Contact:     Email: Neal Cooper     For: Sustainability     Phone: 409-747-2958
 
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National Senior Health and Fitness Day - Wednesday - May 31, 2017 - 9am to 4pm
First Published 5/23/2017

 

National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

Wednesday, May 31st, 9 AM – 4 PM.

Join us at OLLI—4700 Broadway, Suite B101

FREE and open to the public!

Walk a Mile, Register for Prizes, every hour on the hour!

9:00 – 10:00 AM—Free Fitness Sessions

10:00 – 11:00 AM—Healthy Foods/Healthy Life (Smoothie Samples)

10:00 AM – Noon—Breast Cancer Seminar—Open to the public but you must register in advance—409.763.5604

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM—Health Fair: Blood Pressure check, Compression Only CPR training, Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, and Physical Therapy

Noon to 1 PM—Total Body Fitness Workout

2:00 – 3:00 PM—Meditation Techniques

3:30 – 4:00 PM—Chair Yoga Demonstration

 

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Contact:     Email: Kathy Garry     For: OLLI at UTMB     Phone: 409 763 5604
 
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Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Surgery - Current Recommendations - Wednesday, May 31st - 10am to Noon
First Published 5/23/2017

National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

Wednesday, May 31st, 10 AM – Noon

Join us at OLLI—4700 Broadway, Suite B101

 

SEMINAR:  Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Surgery—Current Recommendations—Wednesday, May 31, 10 AM – Noon.  Presenters:  Dr. Colleen Silva, UTMB Breast Surgeon and Director of Breast Health with Dr. Angelica Robinson, UTMB Director of Breast Radiology “Oh, how things have changed.”  Dr. Silva will discuss the history of breast cancer surgery from the days of the radical mastectomy to our current minimally invasive approach.  More and more we create a plan of action based on the unique characteristics of the cancer rather than the “one size fits all” approach to treating breast cancer of the past.  Prevention is always better than treatment.  When should you start getting mammograms?  When should you stop getting them? Dr. Robinson will explain the current screening mammography guidelines and address the recent controversy surrounding the guidelines. She will also talk about other types of breast "x-rays" such as, ultrasound and MRI.  You’ll leave this session with the latest, up-to-date information.  This session is free and open to the public, but please register in advance by phoning the OLLI office—409.763.5604

 

 

Contact:     Email: Kathy Garry     For: OLLI at UTMB Health     Phone: 409 763 5604
 
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Police Badge and Administration Offices Closed
First Published 5/24/2017

The Police Badge and Administration Offices will be closed Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm.    We will re-open at 3:30 pm.

Thank you and we do apologize for the inconvenience.

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz-Garza     For: Police Dept     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Come Celebrate the 2017 Employee Service Day – Wednesday, May 31
First Published 5/24/2017

 

UTMB will honor the ongoing commitment of our faculty and staff at the 2017 Employee Service Day ceremony on Wednesday, May 31.

This annual event will be held on the Galveston Campus from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Levin Hall Main Auditorium, and it will honor 1,719 faculty and staff members who have achieved significant service milestones, 538 GEM card recipients and the winner of the 2017 Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence.

Remote viewing is available for those who are unable to attend the ceremony in person.

For questions or more information about 2017 Employee Service Day ceremony, email hr.tod@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Talent and Organizational Development     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6700
 
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