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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine
Academy of Master Clinicians - Clinician of the Month
**$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS**
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY'S INAUGURAL DIAGNOSTIC MANAGEMENT TEAM (DMT) CONFERENCE
Messagenet End of Life
Confidential EAP counseling and referral services for you and your family
Call for Nominations – 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
Powerscribe Scheduled System Upgrade
***TODAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
**Donation Drive ** Holiday Boxes for Underprivileged Seniors **
** New SciQuest Market Place Suppliers **
Medical Records Update - Transcription
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
**WEDNESDAY: Pepper Investigators Lecture - Cynthia Li, PhD**
Now accepting applications for Leadership Galveston Spring 2017 classes

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS-School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award11/2/2016
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS-School of Nursing Alumni Association Awards11/7/2016
ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 DR. AND MRS. SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE11/21/2016
**The Caregiver Connection Meeting - Wednesday, December 7th - 12:15 - 1:15 P. M.**11/23/2016
Nominate someone for AMT Educator of the Month11/21/2016
**Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast - Thursday, December 8th "Christmas Music Program"**11/23/2016
Track Student Scholarly Presentation12/2/2016
HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS12/2/2016
Public Health Seminar: Healthy Living Events & Health Fair Kits to Go11/30/2016
Academy of Master Clinicians - Clinician of the Month for December12/1/2016
MakerHealth Space: Learn how to 3D print toys for the UTMB Pediatrics Toy Drive11/30/2016
Neuroscience & Cell Biology Departmental Seminar12/2/2016
UTMB Campus Store Textbook Buyback12/1/2016
CANCELED SEMINAR 12/05/2016 - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology12/2/2016
SRA Webinar: Best Practices and Effective Grantsmanship for Competitive NIH Institutional Research Training Grant Applications12/2/2016

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine
First Published 12/5/2016

Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship
for Professionalism in Medicine

The Department of Pathology, UTMB seeks nominations for the established Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine for meritorious faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professors, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Logroño was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he graduated from medical school in 1982 at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. He completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey and a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center in Madison. In 1997 he was appointed director of the UTMB Division of Cytopathology, a position he held until his unexpected death in 2006. Dr. Logrono was a tenured Professor in the Department of Pathology.

In his foreshortened career as a clinician, educator, mentor and investigator, Dr. Logroño exemplified many of the attributes of professionalism, including altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, honor and integrity, and respect for others.

He has been described in such ways by numerous people who knew him personally and professionally:

“His respect, integrity, conscientiousness, and dedication promptly led to an unsurpassable reputation and trust among our local pathologists and clinical doctors. Roberto was humble and determined, and was not afraid to express his honest opinion in any situation.”

“Dr. Logroño was generous with his time, and contributed without hesitation to support and advance the cytopathology community. He was always ready to share his experience and advice.”

“Dr. Logroño was passionate about cytology and teaching. He cared deeply about his residents and fellows and made certain that they were included in cytopathology related activities.”

“Roberto’s passion for learning was exceeded only by his commitment to the profession as an educator.”

“Roberto’s commitment to all facets of academia was obvious at the institutional level as well as nationally. He was recognized for his excellence on numerous occasions, and his enthusiasm and passion for the topics he taught were reflected by the superb evaluations he invariably received.”

The UTMB Department of Pathology is delighted to invite our campus-wide faculty, staff and students to submit nominations for the sixth annual award and lectureship on professionalism in medicine in memory of Roberto Logroño, M.D.

The nominee should be a UTMB faculty member noted for a high level of professionalism in patient care, teaching and/or medical research. Nominations will be received from students, house staff, faculty and staff, and should include a cover letter describing how the candidate exemplifies the principles of professionalism in everyday behavior and in interactions with peers, patients, and students. The proposal should be submitted electronically and should include the candidate’s curriculum vitae (CV) and at least three (3) letters of support from colleagues who are well acquainted with the candidate. Additional letters of support are welcome.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, December 5, 2016. Supporting documents should be sent together to Dr. David H. Walker at dwalker@utmb.edu, with subject heading “Roberto Logroño Lectureship.”

The selection will be made by the Organizing Committee: Drs. Mark Holden, David Walker, Judith Aronson, Juan Olano, Joan Nichols, David Niesel, Jack Alperin, Susan McCammon, Vicki Freeman, Suzanne Alton, and Ms. Norma Hernandez.

The recipient of the award will be honored at a formal reception to be held on April 20, 2017 following the lecture on professionalism.

Thank you for giving serious thought to the nomination of a respected colleague deserving of this honor.

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Academy of Master Clinicians - Clinician of the Month
First Published 12/5/2016

 

Clinician of the Month 

 The ACADEMY OF MASTER CLINICIANS is accepting Letters of Support for Nominations for Clinician of the Month.

The AMC at UTMB will honor those clinicians who are recognized as consistently outstanding in this domain. Election to the AMC is envisioned to be the highest honor that is bestowed upon a clinician at UTMB. Election as a Clinician of the Month recognizes those who have not practiced their discipline as long or been faculty as long as a clinician who qualifies for election to the AMC.  While providing excellent patient-centric clinical care, a Clinician of the Month will be distinguished and recognized by their commitment and professionalism in their daily work.

Letters of Support should be sent, from the clinician’s direct supervisor, to Debra Liedy at dliedy@utmb.edu. Criteria for this award can be found on the AMC homepage http://www.utmb.edu/amc.

Contact:     Email: Debra Liedy     For: Office of Student Affairs and Admissions     Phone: (409) 772-2784
 
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**$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS**
First Published 12/5/2016

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 2017, awards will be presented to three students: two rising sophomores and one 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: http://www.utmb.edu/osler/Awards/StudentAward.  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 the address above 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 20, 2017.  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, and therefore, the full award should be reported as taxable income.

Contact:     Email: McGovern Academy     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY'S INAUGURAL DIAGNOSTIC MANAGEMENT TEAM (DMT) CONFERENCE
First Published 12/5/2016

Inaugural Diagnostic Management Team (DMT) Conference

 

February 7-8, 2017

 

Galveston Island Convention Center

5600 Seawall Boulevard

Galveston, Texas  77554

 

presented by

 

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman

Department of Pathology

UTMB - Galveston

 

 

This inaugural conference is a 1 ½ day meeting.  Tuesday, February 7th, will be a full day and will include a mock live DMT session.  The meeting will conclude at approximately 2:30 pm on Wednesday, February 8th, following a panel discussion.

  

Dr. Laposata has been speaking about lab consultations and diagnostic management teams for many years. Now he's pleased to announce the first formal meeting explaining what they are and how to implement them. This inaugural Diagnostic Management Team Conference will have historical significance as we change the way we, as laboratory leaders and pathologists, assist healthcare providers on diagnostic test selection and results interpretation.

The National Academy of Medicine report from 2015, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, endorsed the formation of diagnostic management teams to address the major problem of diagnostic error that affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals every year.

 

For more information go to http://www.dmtconference.com/

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/DMT-Conference-508135989381469/

Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/dmt_conference?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

 

Registration for UTMB employees at the link below: 

https://www.utmb.edu/pathology/DMT/DMT_UTMB_%20registration_form.pdf

Contact:     Email: Kristin M. Socias     For: Pathology     Phone: 25674
 
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Messagenet End of Life
First Published 12/5/2016

Information Services is discontinuing the use of the Messagenet Paging Application onDecember 31, 2016. Paging functionality will be available to users through acombination of the Amcom Smartweb application- http://amcomwb3.utmb.edu/smartweb/ and Microsoft Outlook.  If you are currently using Messagenet Paging Application for paging, please contact the Information Services Service Desk @ 409-772-5200 or ishelp@utmb.edu  to arrange an appointment to discuss options for replacement. If your request needs to be expedited contact Chris Perry via email – chperry@utmb.eduThis information is also posted here - https://www.utmb.edu/is/isbusops/SoftwareStandards.aspx

Contact:     Email: Chris Perry     For: IS Operations     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Confidential EAP counseling and referral services for you and your family
First Published 12/5/2016

 

The University of Texas Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP) offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals and follow-up services to all UTMB employees and their eligible family members.

The program can assist with anxiety and depression, alcohol or substance abuse problems, grief, couples and relationship issues, family problems, legal and financial concerns, workplace stress and conflicts, and other wellness issues.

To request assistance, call 844-872-5986 or complete an online form. Experienced UTEAP counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your concerns and appropriate service options. Providers and other solutions will be selected based on your needs and geographic location.

You also have access to a wide variety of self-service tools and resources through the program’s Worklife Solutions website. To browse the site, go to https://www.mylifevalues.com/login.aspx and enter utmb as both the user name and password.

For more information about the UTEAP, please see https://hr.utmb.edu/eap/.

Contact:     Email: Shayla Joseph     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8696
 
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Call for Nominations – 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
First Published 12/5/2016

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. This award honors and recognizes the contributions of faculty, staff and students who promote diversity, community partnership, philanthropy and civic engagement.

Please consider nominating an individual who has a demonstrated record of equality and inclusion and has made a profound difference to UTMB and the greater community.

  • All active full- and part-time faculty, staff and students may be nominated.
  • The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23.
  • The award recipient(s) will receive a monetary prize and an honorary plaque.
  • The award will be presented at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 13.

Click here to complete an online nomination. You may also download a copy of the form and submit it as an email attachment to culture@utmb.edu or via campus mail to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion – Mail Route 0945.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4862
 
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Powerscribe Scheduled System Upgrade
First Published 12/5/2016
The Powerscribe system will be upgraded on 12/06/2016 from 0200 - 0700. Please use RIS for reporting during this time.
Contact:     Email: Bill Bailey     For: Is-Clindoc-rad     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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***TODAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 12/5/2016

Monday, December 5, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


Innovative Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis - A Collaborative Story

presented by

Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC, FACB

Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care Testing

University of Kentucky Medical Center

Lexington, KY


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

·         Review current guidelines and regulations for diagnosis and monitoring of Sepsis

·         Describe ways to start a Sepsis “Biorepository”

·         Discuss novel approaches to diagnose and monitor septic patients

·         Highlight a unique example of collaboration that allowed for identification of early sepsis prediction models

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session


Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Woodworth has disclosed the following financial relationship(s) with commercial interests: Grant/Research…Diasorin, Inc.; Biomerieux; Roche Diagnostics and Other Financial/Material Support…Diasorin (Honorarium); Sysmex (Honorarium)

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation StatementThe University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

If you do not have access to the GNL, you must RSVP with your UTMB ID# to Paula Gabriles @ plgabril@utmb.edu.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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**Donation Drive ** Holiday Boxes for Underprivileged Seniors **
First Published 12/5/2016

Donate Now thru December 9th

The holidays are here… please consider donating items to our underprivileged geriatric patient population. Donation boxes will be located in Rebecca Sealy 5th and 6th floor by elevators, ACE Unit (Jennie Sealy), PCP-Geriatrics, the Stark Diabetes Clinic at Victory Lakes, the Friendswood & League City CBCs, and the Island West Family Medicine Clinic through Friday, December 9th.

Suggestions: Non-perishable food items – Lip Balm – Facial Tissue – Socks – Books – Jackets – Lotion – Puzzles – Deodorant – House shoes – Candy – Blankets / Quilts

To make a tax-deductible Cash/Check donation, please make check payable to: UTMB Aging Charitable Outreach

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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** New SciQuest Market Place Suppliers **
First Published 12/5/2016

New SciQuest Market Place Supplier

Eppendorf North America

Eppendorf North America will be migrating from a Hosted Catalog to a Punch-out Supplier, in the SciQuest Market Place, on December 11, 2016.  This move will provide our users with an increase and variety of items to choose from.  Eppendorf North America offers UTMB specific pricing with a projected composite savings of 5% -8% per year, with the current contract expiring January 31, 2019 (option to extend for 2 years). For further information concerning Eppendorf North America, please contact William Chenault; (281) 683-1115 or chenault.w@eppendorf.com              .

As a reminder, other suppliers available in the SciQuest Market Place include:

 

Abcam GE Healthcare Qiagen
Affymetrix Genesee Scientific Rainin Pipetting
Apple  Integrated DNA Roche
BioLegend Lab Supply RR Donnelly
BD Diagnostics Life Tech Santa Cruz Biotechnologies
Bio Rad Linde Gas SHI Technologies
BioExpress Miltenyi Biotec Sigma-Aldrich
Burgoon/Grainger McKesson StatLab Products LLC
Cell Signaling New England Biolabs Today's Business Solutions/OfficeMax
CDW Government Owens & Minor VWR International
Dell Perkin Elmer  
EMD Millipore Possible Missions/Fisher Scientific  
Eppendorf North America Promega  

 

Contact:     Email: Supply Chain Procurement Support     For: Procurement Support     Phone: 409/747-8000
 
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Medical Records Update - Transcription
First Published 12/5/2016

Medical Records Update – Transcription

Beginning Tuesday December 6th, all medical record documents dictated using the M*Modal Fluency dictation & transcription system will be interfaced to Epic.  This upgraded process will require some adjustments:

  • The dictated documents will no longer be located under the OTHER NOTES/LETTERS tab in Epic Chart Review.  They will be under the NOTES tab.
  • The preliminary unsigned Operative Notes will no longer be placed on the paper chart on the unit but will be available via Epic under the NOTES tab in Chart Review.
  • All dictation processes including editing will remain the same as they are today – they will continue to be done in the M*Modal Fluency dictation & transcription system. 

An Epic Workflow Bulletin that will assist you with these changes can be found at the More Information URL.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Health Information Management / Record Processing Section at 409-772-6890, or via email to LeOchia Bonilla or Brigge Dondonay.

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Contact:     Email: Paul S Novak     For: Health Information Management     Phone: 409-772-1937
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 12/5/2016

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Ahmad A. Shawagfeh, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

UTMB

 

"Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's Disease"

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives

1.  Review the history and development of Parkinson's disease treatment including DBS.

2.  Determine the appropriateness of Parkinson's disease patient's selection for DBS.

3.  Assess and evaluate the short and long term benefits of DBS in Parkinson's disease patients and possible future developments.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Shawagfeh has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson and Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests to disclose. 

 Accreditation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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**WEDNESDAY: Pepper Investigators Lecture - Cynthia Li, PhD**
First Published 12/5/2016

Please join us for the next Pepper Investigators Lecture:

 

December 7, 2016

12 – 1pm

Rebecca Sealy 6.100

 

Measuring Functional Change and Developing Cross-Walk: Application of Rasch Analysis in Large Data and Longitudinal Study

 

Presented by

 

Cynthia Li, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
 
 
*Lunch provided, first come, first serve*
                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 
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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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Now accepting applications for Leadership Galveston Spring 2017 classes
First Published 12/5/2016

Managers and aspiring managers of the UTMB community are invited to participate in the Leadership Galveston program, which is offered by Galveston College in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24 and April 7. The cost is $350 per registrant, and the application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16.

The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program that addresses the needs, challenges and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to motivate all participants to become actively involved in Galveston's future.

The program has more than 500 graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences who studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston from1984 to1990 and 1995 to 2015.

For the Leadership Galveston Spring 2017 application, click here.

For questions or more information, please contact Joe Huff, Galveston College, at (409) 944-1302 or jhuff@gc.edu. You may also contact Dr. Ian Barrett, UTMB Human Resources, at (409) 772-8692 or icbarret@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Dr. Ian Barrett     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8692
 
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS-School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award
First Published 11/2/2016

Deadline for submissions: March 3, 2017

The School of Health Professions Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award is intended to honor alumni who have made major contributions to the health profession through commitment of excellence in patient care, research, publications, education, community service and leadership roles.
This award is the highest alumni honor bestowed by the School of Health Professions Alumni Association. 

Click on the link to obtain a nomination form.

For a listing of former award recipients, please visit:
SHP Former Award Recipients

 All nominations must be received by March 3, 2017

Please mail, email or fax your completed nomination packets to:

UTMB School of Health Professions Alumni Association
Attn: Julie Cantini
301 University Boulevard | Galveston, TX 77555-0147
Fax: 409-747-3350 | Email: jucantin@utmb.edu

This award will be presented during
Homecoming 2017
at the School of Health Professions Alumni Association’s
Annual Meeting & Reception

Please Save-the-Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017 | The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center | 5:30pm

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Contact:     Email: Julie Cantini     For: Alumni Relations     Phone: 409-772-2351     Fax: 409-747-3350
 
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS-School of Nursing Alumni Association Awards
First Published 11/7/2016

Deadline for submission: March 3, 2017 

The School of Nursing’s Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the following:
School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus
Hall of Fame
The Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Award

I encourage you to help us recognize School of Nursing Alumni with outstanding service to the nursing profession, and to humanity,
by submitting your nomination today.

Click on the link to obtain nomination forms for the:

 School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni
Hall of Fame Award

The Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Award
(This award is for UTMB Nursing Employees)

All nominations must be received by March 3, 2017

Please email, mail, or fax your completed nomination packets to:
UTMB Health School of Nursing Alumni Association
Attn: Julie Cantini
301 University Boulevard | Galveston, TX 77555-0147
Fax: 409-747-3350 | Email: jucantin@utmb.edu

For a listing of former award recipients, please visit:
Former Award Recipients

These awards will be presented during Homecoming 2017 at the
School of Nursing’s Alumni Association’s Awards Presentation & Reception.

Please save the date:
Friday, October 20, 2017 | The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

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Contact:     Email: Julie Cantini     For: Alumni Relations     Phone: 409-772-2351     Fax: 409-747-3350
 
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ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 DR. AND MRS. SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE
First Published 11/21/2016

The Neuroscience Community at UTMB is very pleased  to announce the opening of the 2017
competition for two important awards endowed by the Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic
Excellence Awards in Neuroscience.

The UTMB Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience
and
The UTMB Medical 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 and Cell Biology, or Aurora Galvan (agalvan@utmb.edu),
Program Coordinator, Neuroscience and Cell Biology.

Three, single-sided printed copies of the paper must be received by 5:00pm on Monday,
February 27, 2017.

Submissions should be made to:
Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience Awards Committee
%Owen Hamill, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
2.202 Basic Science Building
Campus Mail Route 0625
OR
Deliver to Aurora Galvan, Basic Science Building, Room 120E

Contact:     Email: Aurora Galvan     For: Neuroscience and Cell Biology     Phone: 409-772-2124
 
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**The Caregiver Connection Meeting - Wednesday, December 7th - 12:15 - 1:15 P. M.**
First Published 11/23/2016

The Caregiver Connection

Support group for family caregivers of adults with dementia and special needs

The group is open to all members of the community. Its next meeting is Wednesday, December 7th, from 12:15 to 1:15 P.M., at the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, OLLI at UTMB, Suite B101, Sand Dollar Room, in Galveston.  Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches.

Participants will:

  • Take part in group discussions led by licensed professionals from the UTMB Department of Family Medicine and Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program
  • Discover the benefits of connecting with others and sharing your experiences
  • Realize the importance of accepting your feelings and attending to your own needs
  • Learn new coping strategies and ways to reduce caregiver strain
  • Get tips for accessing community resources
 

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Karen Cerdas     For: OLLI @ UTMB Health     Phone: 409-763-5604
 
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Nominate someone for AMT Educator of the Month
First Published 11/21/2016

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: 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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**Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast - Thursday, December 8th "Christmas Music Program"**
First Published 11/23/2016

Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast - Thursday, December 8th, 8-9AM

Christmas Music Program

Presented By

Jenny Lanier

     Healthy Breakfast Sponsor: Care Patrol

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: Karen Cerdas     For: OLLI @ UTMB Health     Phone: 409-763-5604
 
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Track Student Scholarly Presentation
First Published 12/2/2016

The UTMB School of Medicine Presents Global Track Student Scholarly Presentations:

Non-communicable Diseases Burden in Kenya
Mercy Misoi

and

Kenya: The Work Being Done
Montserrat Montesinos

Date/Time:

December 8, 2016, from 12:00-1:00

Location:

Mary Moody Northen Room 1.102

Pizza will be provided for all attendees who RSVP using the following link.  Please provide your own drink. 

https://goo.gl/forms/SGRew24d302n6Aip2

UTMB's Areas of Scholarly Concentration
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while completing the 4-year Integrated Medical Curriculum

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Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Educational Affairs     Phone: (409) 747-1749
 
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HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS
First Published 12/2/2016

The UTMB Police Department is hosting a brown bag presentation on "Holiday Safety Tips".  The presentation is open to the UTMB Community and will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 1.130 in the Rebecca Sealy building.  The presentation will start at 12:15 p.m.


Refreshments (cookies) and drinks will be available to the first 30 participants to arrive.  If you are interested in attending, please contact (409) 772-1503 to register. 

 

* Walk-ins welcome.  

Contact:     Email: Officer Johnny Soliz     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Public Health Seminar: Healthy Living Events & Health Fair Kits to Go
First Published 11/30/2016

Join us for our December Public Health Seminar!

Healthy Living Events & Health Fair Kits to Go 

Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH  & Kaitlin Ashmore, MPH, CHES

 

Monday, December 5th 12:00-1:00

Mary Moody Northen Room 1.102

Lunch Provided (Beverages not provided)

 

RSVP not required

Contact:     Email: Kaitlin Ashmore     For: PMCH     Phone: 21440
 
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Academy of Master Clinicians - Clinician of the Month for December
First Published 12/1/2016

The Academy of Master Clinicians

is proud to announce that

Kimberly S. Kirschner, MD

has been selected as the 

Clinician of the Month for December 2016.

Dr. Kirschner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology.

 Please join the Academy of Master Clinicians in congratulating Dr. Kirschner on being selected for this award. 

Contact:     Email: Debra Liedy     For: Office of Student Affairs and Admissions     Phone: (409)772-2784
 
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MakerHealth Space: Learn how to 3D print toys for the UTMB Pediatrics Toy Drive
First Published 11/30/2016

Stop by the MakerHealth Space to learn how to find free toy designs to be 3D printed for the Pediatrics Toy Drive.

Free and open to everyone at UTMB.

Every Monday and Wednesday from 12PM-1PM until 12/14.

John Sealy Annex, room 5.212

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Contact:     Email: Andrew Maxwell-Parish     For: Nursing Service - Admin     Phone: 409.772.0147
 
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Neuroscience & Cell Biology Departmental Seminar
First Published 12/2/2016

 

The Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology presents a seminar by

 

Dr. David Linden, Professor, Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“Serotonin Axon Regeneration in the Adult Mammalian Brain”

 

12:00 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212, Basic Science Building

Contact:     Email: Belinda Ebert     For: NCB     Phone: 72178
 
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UTMB Campus Store Textbook Buyback
First Published 12/1/2016

CASH FOR BOOKS!!!

The UTMB Campus Store will have textbook buybacks on December 7th & 8th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Stop by and get some holiday cash in exchange for the textbooks you no longer need.  We are located on the 1st floor of the Moody Medical Library.

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Contact:     Email: Edwina Moore     For: Bookstore     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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CANCELED SEMINAR 12/05/2016 - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
First Published 12/2/2016

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

CANCELED - SEMINAR

New Battlegrounds in Immunity Revealed by Evolution-Guided Studies

Faculty Candidate

Dustin C. Hancks, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

University of Utah, School of Medicine

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Monday

December 5, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Contact:     Email: Valerie Borum     For: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: (409) 772-2271     Fax: (409) 772-5159
 
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SRA Webinar: Best Practices and Effective Grantsmanship for Competitive NIH Institutional Research Training Grant Applications
First Published 12/2/2016

Date:               Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Time:               1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location:         RS 4.302/4

RSVP:               https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining/

The ability to write successful applications for extramural support is now more important than ever, especially with regard to an institution's ability to support the research training and career development of its graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This webinar will address best practices for effective grantsmanship, approaches for competitive applications, and tips to increase chances for success when developing a National Institute of Health (NIH) Institutional Research Training Grant proposal. Topics that will be discussed include key required components of the application, specific content that should be addressed when completing these sections and NIH’s Institutional Research Training Grant review process, scoring system and review criteria.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the NIH Institutional Research Training Grant application process in granular detail.
  • Find out about the key components of a successful proposal and how best to competitively complete these sections.
  • Address review criteria specific for NIH’s Institutional Research Training Grant proposals.

Presenters: 

Jamie S. Rubin, PhD, Vice Chair for Investigator Development, Department of Medicine, Columbia University

Contact:     Email: Pamela Petty     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-266-9432
 
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