UTMB Announcements for 3/24/2017

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YOU'RE INVITED: A Provost's Lecture Series Presentation featuring Ricardo Pietrobon, MD, PhD, MBA
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar Series:
CODE - The Community of Developing Educators
Educational Symposium sponsored by Academy of Master Teachers - May 12, 2017
Nominations OPEN for AMT Educator of the Month
Scheduled Telephone Outage for Several Buildings
Campus Bible Study
Mini-symposium on Antibiotic and Drug Resistance
Carlos J. Orihuela, PhD - McLaughlin Keynote Lecture
***UTMB Coed Softball League is Now Accepting Registrations***
The Final Oral Examination of Tierra Farris
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Grand Rounds - 3/28/17
UTMB introduces new tool to shorten web links
Call for Applications: 2017 Field Epidemiology Course - Peru

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Dr. David Callender concludes Mondays in March series with panel discussion - March 273/21/2017
2017 Leone Award – Nominate Your Manager Now3/20/2017
Academy of Master Clinicians - Guest Lectureship3/22/2017
***New SciQuest Market Place Supplier***3/20/2017
TL1 TRAINING CORE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED for MS1s! *DEADLINE EXTENDED*3/20/2017
Navigating the IRB Begins Wed., March 293/21/2017
Animal Research Topics and IACUC Protocol Essentials Class3/21/2017
Shriners Burns Hospital Guest Lecturers3/22/2017
2017 SON-DNP Graduating Class Oral Presentations Friday-March 24th3/22/2017
UTMB Faculty and Staff Campaign: TIME IS RUNNING OUT 3/22/2017
Police Badge Office and Administration Office Closed3/23/2017
SUFFERING WITH SEASONAL FLU?3/22/2017
The Sealy Center for Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics3/22/2017
Public Health Symposium Poster Session - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS3/23/2017
TB Screening Available for Health Care Workers3/20/2017
The 2017 Town Hall Distinguished Lecturer3/22/2017
Provost's Lecture Series: "Critical Issues in Academic Medical Research" featuring Ross McKinney, Jr., MD3/20/2017

YOU'RE INVITED: A Provost's Lecture Series Presentation featuring Ricardo Pietrobon, MD, PhD, MBA
First Published 3/24/2017
Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President and Provost,
Dean of the School of Medicine
 
invites you to a Provost’s Lecture Series presentation
 
“Bringing Together the Four Academic Missions:
Research, Clinical, Education and Administration”
 
Ricardo Pietrobon, MD, PhD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
SporeData, Inc.
 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:00 p.m.
William C. Levin Hall
Main Auditorium
10th and Market Streets
Galveston, Texas
 
Reception to follow in Levin Hall Foyer at 5:00 p.m.
 
Please respond by Monday, April 10, to Robin Baker, 
Office of University Events, at events.oua@utmb.edu or (409) 747-6735.
 
Dr. Pietrobon is Chief Executive Officer of SporeData, Inc., a start-up company focused on data science 
applied to the integration among translational research, health care administration, education and quality 
of care. SporeData provides high-quality statistical analyses and methodologies for clinical research 
data while ensuring industry, government and academic standards and compliance. An adjunct professor 
of orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, he has published more than 275 
peer-reviewed publications in areas related to data science applied to clinical research and health care. 
He is currently a reviewer for the Clinical and Translational Science Award 
and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute programs.
 
Sponsored by the Libby Moody and Clark Thompson Endowment.
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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences and Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar Series:
First Published 3/24/2017

 

Presents International Speaker:

 

Philippe Pasero, PhD

Group Leader Institute of Human Genetics

Montpellier, France

 

“The HIV restriction factor SAMHD1 acts at stalled replication forks to prevent the induction of type I IFNs”

 

Thursday, March 30 2017 4:00 p.m.

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

 

HOSTED BY: Dr. Maga Rowicka

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Whitton     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 28071     Fax: 26334
 
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CODE - The Community of Developing Educators
First Published 3/24/2017

The ACADEMY of MASTER TEACHERS is a service organization providing resources and mentoring to UTMB faculty seeking to increase their teaching skills. This AMT program is a part of that tradition.

The Community of Developing Educators (CODE) encourages teaching excellence tailored to the specific needs of individual members. Through one-on-one mentoring these faculty are nurtured to become the next generation of academic teachers.

To participate, faculty will submit a letter of commitment(Word Document)agreeing to a mentoring relationship with an Academy member. Within 6 weeks of acceptance, faculty will be required to sign a mentoring contract(Word Document). Faculty will also agree to draft an educational portfoliousing the Academy designed format and participate in at least 10 hours of Academy activities per year. Some of those activities include the May Educational Symposium where the best efforts of UTMB faculty are showcased, and the December Faculty Development Day featuring renowned speakers. Other opportunities include Educational Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs and Academy sponsored workshops. Letters of commitment will be accepted immediately and then continuously throughout the year, and though the hope is that this commitment will offer beneficial and valuable qualities to enhance teaching skills, participants may choose to voluntarily drop out of the program without penalty. The program is structured to have no beginning or end. However, members will be expected to meet together annually to share reflections about the outcomes of their work in the program.

Participation in CODE is not to be considered as a segue for membership to the Academy of Master Teachers.

To begin your membership, please download and complete the following form located at http://www.utmb.edu/amt/CODE.asp. It should be returned by e-mail to D’Anne DeWitt at vddewitt@utmb.edu. After receipt, you will be contacted with further membership information.

Letter of Commitment
After acceptance, you will be required to sign a mentoring contract within 6 weeks of matriculation. The following contracts can be located at http://www.utmb.edu/amt/CODE.asp , should be downloaded and completed with a signature and returned by e-mail to D’Anne DeWitt at vddewitt@utmb.edu.

Mentoring Contract
Questions may be directed to Vicki S. Freeman, PhD, CODE Director, at vfreeman@utmb.edu.

 

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Contact:     Email: D'Anne DeWitt     For: Academy of Master Teachers     Phone: 409-747-0203
 
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Educational Symposium sponsored by Academy of Master Teachers - May 12, 2017
First Published 3/24/2017

AMT Academies Collaborative Educational Symposium

Presented by

UTMB ACADEMY OF MASTER TEACHERS,
UTHEALTH MCGOVERN MEDICAL SCHOOL and
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS

MAY 12, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Convention Center

 

Coaching for Excellence: Developing Superstars in Health Professions

Plenary Speaker: Lawrence 'Hy' Doyle, EdD, Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

REGISTRATION FEE: $125

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE: $100 until APRIL 14, 2017

 

Register TODAY!!

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Contact:     Email: D'Anne DeWitt     For: Academy of Master Teachers     Phone: 409-747-0203
 
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Nominations OPEN for AMT Educator of the Month
First Published 3/24/2017

Your mission:

►should you choose to accept it, is to identify and report UTMB faculty showing extraordinary strength and skills in teaching excellence.

►These educators should be immediately reported to the home office of the Academy of Master Teachers.

►Tips will remain anonymous and the Educator of the Month will be selected from the reported faculty. Winners will be duly recognized and rewarded.

REPORT THE FOLLOWING:

WHO: Name of deserving teaching faculty
WHAT: Reason for nomination
WHEN: As identified, an educator will be recognized each month
WHERE: http://www.utmb.edu/AMT

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Contact:     Email: D'Anne DeWitt     For: Academy of Master Teachers     Phone: 409-747-0203
 
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Scheduled Telephone Outage for Several Buildings
First Published 3/24/2017

Telephone service for:
Student Center – bldg. 14
Materials Management – bldg. 28
Rosenberg House – bldg. 49
Facilities Support – bldg. 95
Lipton Tea – bldg. 96
will be disrupted between the hours of 8pm, Friday 3/24/17 – 8pm, Sunday 3/26/17 so that a large pair count cable can be rerouted in preparation of future construction. Please note; only telephone service will be disrupted during this service window. The data network for the affected buildings will not be affected during this service window.

Contact:     Email: Jimmy Salcedo     For: IS Ops Voice     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Campus Bible Study
First Published 3/24/2017

We will continue Bible study with " Abiding In The Lord and Enjoying Life." Join us Fridays from 12-12:50 PM at the Jamail Student Center second floor, Budget Room 2.124. All are welcome. Lunch is provided, but you may also bring your own.

 

Contact:     Email: Campus     For: Bible Study     Phone: 304-376-5817
 
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Mini-symposium on Antibiotic and Drug Resistance
First Published 3/24/2017

EVERYONE is invited to attend the

UTMB Mini-symposium on Antibiotic and Drug Resistance

1:00 - 4:30 PM
Monday, March 27
Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) 1.100

Download a PDF of the agenda here

Registration is free but required (register here)

Drs. Nisha Garg and Ashok Chopra, with the support of the UTMB Chief Research Office and the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity (IHII), are organizing a half-day mini-symposium on antibiotic and drug resistance. Antibiotic resistance in microbes is a global crisis for healthcare providers in the 21st century, with an estimated 23,000 deaths/year in the United States.

The purpose of the mini-symposium is to bring together all faculty (clinical and basic research), postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and students who are interested in antibiotic resistance in some form (e.g., epidemiological study, clinical cases of drug resistance, mechanistic studies for understanding drug resistance, genomics of antibiotic resistance, structural changes of membrane efflux pumps associated with antibiotic resistance, aging and drug resistance, antibiotic/drug resistance in burn patients, targeting virulence genes to develop new classes of inhibitors, developing vaccines to combat antibiotic resistance in pathogens, phage therapy, effects of antibiotic/drugs on the microbiome, targeting host genes to develop new therapeutics).

Due to heightened concerns regarding antibiotic resistance, the federal government has allocated a significant amount of funding to develop countermeasures against antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Our overarching goal is to bring together basic and clinical scientists at UTMB to develop collaborative projects which will be highly competitive in obtaining extramural funding in the areas of research and education.

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Contact:     Email: Melissa Jones     For: Institute for Human Infections & Immunity (IHII)     Phone: 70577
 
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Carlos J. Orihuela, PhD - McLaughlin Keynote Lecture
First Published 3/24/2017

The Institute for Human Infections & Immunity
and
The James W. McLaughlin Endowment Committee

proudly present

The 2017 IHII/McLaughlin Colloquium Keynote Lecture

"Building a Roadmap for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease"

by

Carlos J. Orihuela, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Friday, March 31
12 - 1 p.m.
Levin Hall South Auditorium

The keynote lecture is part of the annual IHII/McLaughlin Colloquium on Infection and Immunity. There will also be a poster session which will take place in Levin Hall Dining Room from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend!

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Contact:     Email: Melissa Jones     For: Institute for Human Infections & Immunity (IHII)     Phone: 70577
 
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***UTMB Coed Softball League is Now Accepting Registrations***
First Published 3/24/2017

The UTMB Coed Softball League is currently accepting registrations.

Start your own team! UTMB employees, students, contractors and their immediate family, at all levels of softball experience, are eligible to play (all must be over the age of 18). However, if you don't have a team you can still register as a free agent and we will forward your information to already formed teams.

The UTMB Coed Softball League has been in existence for over 30 years. Games will begin in mid-May and run until mid-July. They will be played on the UTMB Softball Field located across from the alumni house and will most likely be played on Wednesdays 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Entry fee is typically between $200 - $250 per team (approximately $20 - $30 per player for 10 games. Includes umpire fee and a minimum of 10 games.

Deadline to register is Friday, April 28, 2017 For more information and/or to register contact Scott Saxon smsaxon@utmb.edu or Imelda Wicks at ciwicks@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Scott Saxon or Imelda Wicks     For: IS-ClinDoc-Rad     Phone: 409-266-2304
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Tierra Farris
First Published 3/24/2017

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Tierra Renee Farris

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

April 6, 2017

1:00 P.M.

MRB 4.145

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS TRP32 IS A NUCLEOMODULIN THAT DIRECTLY REGULATES HOST GENE EXPRESSION AND POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS DETERMINE ITS LOCALIZATION AND FUNCTION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Jere McBride, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Yuriy Fofanov, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

David Walker, M.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Sanjeev Sahni, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Daniel Voth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Grand Rounds - 3/28/17
First Published 3/24/2017

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

GRAND ROUNDS

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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 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.

Epigenetic evidence of transgenerational

effects of maternal life course and prenatal

stress from neighborhoods to telomeres

presented by:

Stacy S. Drury, MD, PhD

Associate Director Tulane Brain Institute

Remigio Gonzalez MD, Professor of Child Psychiatry

Vice Chair of Research Department of Pediatrics

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA, USA

 

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

  1. Understand pathways for transgenerational epigenetics.
  2. Broaden the conceptualization of trauma exposure.
  3. Better understand epigenetics and early life adversity within the context of a life course perspective.

Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

 

Disclosure of Financial Interest or Affiliations:

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

Grant/Research Support: NIH, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact:     Email: Kendra Hammond     For: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science     Phone: 78302
 
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UTMB introduces new tool to shorten web links
First Published 3/24/2017

Mini-URL is a new web-based service that takes long web links (URLs) and compresses them into fewer characters, to make a link that is easier to use in social networking, text messaging, email, presentations and publications.
 
The new tool carries the UTMB name and will be familiar to anyone who has used similar commercial services such as Bitly, Tiny.cc or Goo.gl. Mini-URL was built by Information Services with support from Marketing and Communications as part of UTMB’s Web Reboot initiative. It can take a URL such as https://www.utmb.edu/impact/home/article-page/2017/03/16/a-day-in-the-life-of-legislative-affairs and compress it to https://utmb.us/2i.
 
To help prevent abuse or misuse, the tool is on UTMB’s intranet site and requires users to be connected to the UTMB network to create mini-URLs. Any URL can be shortened, including iSpace links, intranet pages, and Internet pages, and Internet users can browse mini-URLs. However, if access to a link is restricted when it is full-length, the minified version will also carry the same restrictions.
 
Try Mini-URL today at https://intranet.utmb.edu/mini-url.

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Contact:     Email: Pep Valdes     For: for the Internet Technology Committee     Phone: Ext. 22618
 
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Call for Applications: 2017 Field Epidemiology Course - Peru
First Published 3/24/2017

Field Epidemiology Course in Peru

The deadline to apply is April 17, 2017

The Center for Global Health Education invites applicants for the 2017 Field Epidemiology Course in Peru. 

Scholarships are available for UTMB students (SOM, SON, SHP, GSBS), residents, and fellows to participate in a Field Epidemiology experience for two weeks in Peru.  Course credit is available for medical students (4-week elective) and graduate school students.

The course will begin on August 7 and run through August 17.  Trainees must arrive in Lima by August 6.

Interested applicants should have some knowledge of epidemiology (e.g. medical school courses), and/or at least a basic familiarity with Spanish.

Online Application and Further Information: http://bit.ly/2nNZmKm

See what students had to say about the 2010 Field Epi experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=709gMvbhlyQ

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Contact:     Email: Caley Satterfield     For: Global Health     Phone: 2-0637
 
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Dr. David Callender concludes Mondays in March series with panel discussion - March 27
First Published 3/21/2017

The final Mondays in March is March 27 at noon in Levin Hall Auditorium. This session includes a panel discussion among UTMB President Dr. David Callender and the executive vice presidents. This annual series provides an opportunity for you to hear from UTMB executive leaders about plans and progress in Business and Finance, Academic Enterprise and the Health System.

Remote viewing options will be available - please see www.utmb.edu/mondays-in-march for viewing information. Materials for each session will be posted online after the event.

The schedule:

March 27 — Executive Leadership Panel, President David Callender, along with Cheryl Sadro, Dr. Danny Jacobs and Donna Sollenberger

Questions from employees will be addressed as time permits. Questions can be submitted via the Employee Advisory Council.

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Contact:     Email: KirstiAnn Clifford     For: Marketing & Communications     Phone: (409) 772-8786
 
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2017 Leone Award – Nominate Your Manager Now
First Published 3/20/2017

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence. This award recognizes managers and supervisors who demonstrate administrative excellence and exhibit the values and standards outlined in the UTMB Professionalism Charter.

  • Any UTMB employee may nominate a manager/supervisor for the award using this online form. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 31, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • To be considered for the award, a manager/supervisor must be a benefits-eligible, frontline manager/supervisor in good standing; have a Classified appointment (paid biweekly); have at least 12 months of continuous service; and have at least one direct report.
  • The award recipient will receive $2,500 and his or her department/unit will receive $5,000 for employee development and training.
  • The winning manager/supervisor will be formally recognized at the university’s annual Employee Service Day ceremony on Wednesday, May 31.

Click here for more information about the Leone Award, including the nomination process, selection process and award distribution guidelines.

Contact:     Email: Talent and Organizational Development     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6700
 
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Academy of Master Clinicians - Guest Lectureship
First Published 3/22/2017

 The Academy of Master Clinicians will host its Guest Lecturer

Paul L. Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN

Assistant Vice President - Program at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
on April 12, 2017, 4 p.m., Levin Hall Main Auditorium.
The Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient will be honored.
The Induction of the 2017 Class of Master Clinicians will follow at 5 p.m.
A reception immediately following the ceremony.

 CME Certification
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this activity for 1 hour of credit in medical ethics/professional responsibility, as required for physicians by the Texas Medical Board.
CNE Certification
You must be present for the entire presentation to obtain 1.0 CNE contact hour
The planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships related to the planning or implementation of this CNE activity.
University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact:     Email: Debra Liedy     For: Office of Student Affairs and Admissions     Phone: (409) 772-2784
 
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***New SciQuest Market Place Supplier***
First Published 3/20/2017

New SciQuest Market Place Supplier

 

Summus Industries

Summus Industries has been added as a Punchout Supplier, in the SciQuest Market Place. Summus Industries is the new authorized contract distributor for VWR International.  The contract with Summus Industries includes the Core Laboratory Equipment categories of; Analytical Balances, Shakers, Oven and Water Purification Systems.  All products will be purchased from and distributed by Summus Industries.  Equipment Installation Services and extended warranties are included as part of this contract.  Ask for more details.

The remainder of VWR’s supplies and equipment portfolio are available under the E & I Cooperative contract.

For further information concerning Summus Industries Please contact Fabiola Garza: fabiola.garza@summusidustries.com

Contact:     Email: Supply Chain Procurement Support     For: Supply Chain     Phone: 409/474-8000
 
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TL1 TRAINING CORE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED for MS1s! *DEADLINE EXTENDED*
First Published 3/20/2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

*ATTENTION MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENT 1st YEARS!*

Students who are accepted into the Institute for Translational Science (ITS) TL1 Training Core will participate in an 8 week course on Interprofessional translational research design in conjunction with a research rotation experience. A stipend will be provided by the ITS for the 5 selected MS1 TL1 predoctoral trainees The inter-professional translational research design course includes first year graduate students from the Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine and other programs in the GSBS, first year medical students in the Translational Research Track, and post-doctoral fellows in the ITS. The course, 4-6 contact hours per week, uses a combination of guided inquiry, interactive workshops and didactic lectures leading students through the processes of identifying a translational research opportunity (gap in knowledge or practice), generating a hypothesis, and reviewing the scientific and clinical literature in order to develop the rationale and experimental approach to address the gap. Students will work in mixed small groups of PhD and MD students. In addition to discussions on the basics of experimental study design, core competencies of team science are addressed. The final products of the course are: 1) a small grant proposal developed by the inter-professional group on a translational research topic, and 2) a poster presentation on your research rotation project at the MSSRP poster session.

To learn more about and to apply for the TL1 Training Program, please visit: https://redcap.utmb.edu/surveys/?s=H93N33DDFK

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2017

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Contact:     Email: Donna Adams     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 4097721932
 
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Navigating the IRB Begins Wed., March 29
First Published 3/21/2017

Research: Navigating the IRB and Investigator Responsibilities

UTMB-Research Services offers "Navigating the IRB and Investigator Responsibilities" beginning Wednesday, March 29, 2017. This program is developed for investigators, study/nurse coordinators, fellows and other individuals with responsibilities in human subjects research. The course comprises three 90-minute sessions, all from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Research Bldg. #6, 1.108.

Session 1: Overview of the UTMB Institutional Review Board

Wednesday, March 29
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Presenters: Research Education Staff

Session 2: Getting Started - Initial Submissions and Ongoing Research Review

Wednesday, April 5
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Presenters: Research Education Staff

Session 3: Obtaining Informed Consent

Wednesday, April 12
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Presenters: Research Education Staff

RSVP for each session at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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Animal Research Topics and IACUC Protocol Essentials Class
First Published 3/21/2017

Instructors: Judy Barnett, BS, CMAR, LATG and Amanda Heatherly, BA Protocol Advisors & Liaisons, PAM Program, Research Services 266-9489 or 266-9444: pam.program@utmb.edu   Contact us for class syllabus.

Where: Levin Hall 3.324 Classroom

Online Module (1) and 6 Classes:

Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 PM, April 3- April 19

This class is designed for anyone involved in the animal program.  Everyone is welcome. This course will prepare researchers to plan, prepare and conduct humane and compliant studies with animals according to federal and institutional laws, policies and guidelines.

March 23         Welcome to Animal Research at UTMB! - Online module (Approximately 2 hours)

April 3              IACUC Protocol Writing A (1 hour + 1 hour homework)

April 5              Literature Searches for IACUC Protocol Applications (1 hour)

April 10            IACUC Protocol Writing B (1 hour)

April 12            IACUC Protocol Writing C (1 hour)

April 17            Animal Number Justification and Experimental Design in IACUC Protocols (1 hour)

April 19            Animal Research and Society: Ethics, Extremists and Enthusiasm! (2 hours)

Guest Speakers:  Dr. Heidi Spratt, PhD., Biostatistician, Office of Biostatistics; Janet Burk, MS, Reference Librarian, Moody Medical Library/Academic Resources; Dr. Doug Brining, D.V.M., Director, Animal Resource Center

RSVP for each class at  https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining/

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Contact:     Email: Judy Barnett     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-266-9489
 
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Shriners Burns Hospital Guest Lecturers
First Published 3/22/2017

Shriners Burns Hospital Guest Lecturers
Monday, March27, 2017  at 11:30 a.m.
Shriners Hospital for Childrens 7thFloor Auditorium

"Do we need full cale Pressure Gamet RCT?"
Naiem Moieman, MB, BS, MSc, FRCS
Honorary Professor at the University of Birmigham
Director of the Healing Foudation Centre for Burn Research
University Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom

AND

"Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Burns"
Rob Dinsdae, Ph.D.
Healing Foundation Cenre for Burns Research
Universtyof Birmingham, United Kingdom
 

Contact:     Email: Sharon Best     For: Shriners Burns Hospital     Phone: (409) 770-6590     Fax: (409) 770-6919
 
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2017 SON-DNP Graduating Class Oral Presentations Friday-March 24th
First Published 3/22/2017

The following School of Nursing students from the DNP graduating class of 2017 will be presenting their final reports of their Scholarly Practice Projects in the Marie Hall Room 4.622 - School of Nursing Building Friday March 24th starting at 8:30am.

Kathleen Doughtie, Rebekah Penton, Boby Mathew, Ibrahim Abumaria,

Paula Rupert, Rita Paredes and Karolina Dimitrova

Everyone is welcome to attend.  For a presentation schulede and list of Scholarly Practice Project titles, please contact Rob Risley via email or by phone at ext. 28266.

Contact:     Email: Rob Risley     For: School of Nursing, DNP Program     Phone: 28266
 
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UTMB Faculty and Staff Campaign: TIME IS RUNNING OUT
First Published 3/22/2017

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the Faculty and Staff Campaign for UTMB's $50 million Innovations in Mind fundraising initiative! 

MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY!

Don't miss out.  On April 7, we will break ground on our new Health Education Center.  At the groundbreaking ceremony, we'll tally all the gifts that have been made through the campaign.  This is your opportunity to stand tall and be counted in a special UTMB family commitment to the university.

Why us?  Our giving sends a message.  It lets other givers - alumni, community leaders, foundations and corporations -- know that the university has the support of its own. That UTMB's faculty and staff see their work as more calling than career.

Will you be there?  When the Health Education Center opens in 2019, it will include a special wall of honor featuring all UTMB faculty and staff who give at least $100 through Innovations in Mind.

You have options.  You can designate your gift to any of the Innovations in Mind's four priorities:  the new Health Education Center, student scholarships, faculty endowment support and neurodegenerative disorders research.

Making your gift is easyVisit the Innovations in Mind website to make your gift today!  You can even set up monthly payroll deduction (a minimum of $10 per month).

 

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Contact:     Email: Kevin Haslam     For: Development     Phone: 409-772-5151
 
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Police Badge Office and Administration Office Closed
First Published 3/23/2017

The Police Badge Office and Administration Office will be closed on Monday, March 27th, 2017 from 11:45am - 1:15pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

Contact:     Email: Ta' Wanda Fuqua     For: Police Department     Phone: 772-1503
 
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SUFFERING WITH SEASONAL FLU?
First Published 3/22/2017

 You may be able to help the NIGHTHAWK study test a potential new flu treatment.

  • No-cost study medication
  • No-cost study-related medical care
  • Compensation for time and travel

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Contact:     Email: Caroline Doughty-Skierski     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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The Sealy Center for Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics
First Published 3/22/2017

Seminar

 

Professor Elena Orlova

Institute for Structural & Molecular Biology

Department of Biological Sciences

Birkbeck, University of London

 

"Analysis of Bacteriophage Maturation Using Cryo Electron Microscopy"

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

10:00 a.m.

5.402 Research Building 6

 

All Interested Persons Welcome

 

 
Contact:     Email: Dr. Petr Leiman     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 747-2078
 
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Public Health Symposium Poster Session - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
First Published 3/23/2017

Don't forget to submit an abstract to our:

Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Public Health Symposium

April 13, 2017

Abstract Deadline: Monday, March 27th

Purpose: The purpose of the poster session is to identify and recognize individuals and groups at UTMB who are addressing public health issues.

All UTMB students, postdoctoral fellow, medical residents, and faculty are encouraged to share their public health related research projects and experiences by participating in the 2017 National Public Health Week poster session and competition.

Application link: https://redcap.utmb.edu/surveys/?s=8TG8wUGoSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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TB Screening Available for Health Care Workers
First Published 3/20/2017

 

The deadline for all health care workers to complete their annual TB screening for FY17 is May 31, 2017. To assist with this institutional requirement, TB testing will be offered:

Galveston Campus
Jennie Sealy Hospital – 4th Floor Corridor Connecting Hospital and CSW
March 21 – 27
7:30 a.m. – Noon

League City Campus
Hospital – Hallway Adjacent to the Gift Shop
March 7 – 10
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Employee Health Clinic
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UTMB Clinics and Inpatient Units
Contact your manager or Employee Health 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 more 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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The 2017 Town Hall Distinguished Lecturer
First Published 3/22/2017

The Center for Addiciton Research

in collaboration with

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol

Proudly Present

The 2017 Town Hall Distinguished Lecturer

A. Thomas McLellan, PhD

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Past Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Chief Author, Surgeon General's Facing Addiction in America

"Modern, Effective Care for Substance Use Disorders: Findings from the 2016 Surgeon General's Facing Addiction Report"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Poster Session

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Levin Hall Foyer

Seminar

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Levin Hall North Auditorium

Light Refreshments Provided

Seminar and Poster Session are Open to the UTMB Community and Public

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
 
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Provost's Lecture Series: "Critical Issues in Academic Medical Research" featuring Ross McKinney, Jr., MD
First Published 3/20/2017
Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Vice President and Provost,
Dean of the School of Medicine
 
invites you to the inaugural presentation of the
Provost’s Lecture Series 
 
“Critical Issues in 
Academic Medical Research”
 
Ross McKinney, Jr., MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges
 
Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 p.m.
William C. Levin Hall
Main Auditorium
10th and Market Streets
Galveston, Texas
 
Reception to follow in Levin Hall Foyer at 5:00 p.m.
 
Please respond by Monday, March 27, to Robin Baker, 
Office of University Events, at rlbaker@utmb.edu or (409) 747-6735.
 
Dr. McKinney leads an array of AAMC programs that support all aspects of medical research
and training. He also represents the AAMC nationally on issues related to research and science
policy, administration, workforce development, and education and training. 
 
Sponsored by the Libby Moody and Clark Thompson Endowment.
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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences and Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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