UTMB Announcements for 3/29/2017

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***TODAY*** The 2017 Town Hall Distinguished Lecturer ***TODAY***
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Academy of Master Clinicians - Guest Lectureship
Sponsored Programs Hot Topics – April 11
***UTMB Coed Softball League is Now Accepting Registrations***
ADA Lunch & Learn – April 11 at Noon
Scheduled Telephone Maintenance for several buildings
UTMB Campus Store Spring Pop-up Shop
UTMB Campus Store Spring Pop-up Shop
TODAY!!!- "Time-Out" Session for Caregivers and Families- Being with the Hospitalized Patient
Public Health Week Symposium
Peoplesoft (HCM) Scheduled Maintenance
Epic EMR Scheduled Maintenance
Translational Research Seminar Series, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Academy of Master Clinicians

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
You're invited: Health Education Center groundbreaking on April 73/27/2017
Department of Pathology3/28/2017
Voluneers Needed for UTMB Earth Day 20173/28/2017
Ophthalmology Clinical Research3/28/2017
**2017 Earth Day Celebration**3/28/2017
American Medical Writers Association Southwest Chapter Conference1/26/2017
CAR NIDA T32 Institutional Training Program (T32 DA07287) Call for Postdoctoral Nominations3/22/2017
2017 Leone Award – Nominate Your Manager Now3/27/2017
**The Caregiver Connection Meeting - Wednesday, April 5th - 12:15 - 1:15 P. M.**3/22/2017
IHOP - 07.01.10 - Student Accident and Injury Reporting3/17/2017
YOU'RE INVITED: A Provost's Lecture Series Presentation featuring Ricardo Pietrobon, MD, PhD, MBA3/24/2017
REGISTER NOW: Mentoring Matters Symposium - March 303/27/2017
Academy of Master Teachers EDUCATIONAL GRAND ROUNDS 4-13-173/22/2017
SUFFERING WITH SEASONAL FLU?3/27/2017
FRIDAY - McLaughlin Colloquium3/27/2017
Carlos J. Orihuela, PhD - McLaughlin Keynote Lecture3/24/2017
UTMB introduces new tool to shorten web links3/24/2017
Call for Applications: 2017 Field Epidemiology Course - Peru3/24/2017
Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health3/27/2017
The Final Oral Examination of Barsam Mirfattah3/27/2017
Neuroscience Grand Rounds3/27/2017
Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series3/27/2017

***TODAY*** The 2017 Town Hall Distinguished Lecturer ***TODAY***
First Published 3/29/2017

***TODAY***

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

 

To watch the seminar LIVE using a PC/Speakers click the following URL:

 

 

 

https://hdstream.utmb.edu/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6

 

 

 

For technical assistance before or during the broadcast please call the ISVO Control Room at 409-747-9037.

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 3/29/2017

The Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases,
the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Tropical Diseases
welcomes

Durland Fish, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
Professor Emeritus of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, Connecticut

Presenting

“Emergence potential for arboviruses of the Florida Everglades”

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Place: Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212

All interested persons are encouraged to attend!

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Academy of Master Clinicians - Guest Lectureship
First Published 3/29/2017

 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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Sponsored Programs Hot Topics – April 11
First Published 3/29/2017

 “How to Proactively Manage Your Awards, Part 2


Tuesday, April 11
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Research Bldg. #6, 1.108

Presenters:  Tara McElroy and Sharon Nguyen
Research Services, Grants & Contracts Accounting

RSVP at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining/  (Space is limited)

The purpose of Sponsored Programs Hot Topics is to assist with grants administration questions and to promote networking within the UTMB research community.  These informal, interactive discussions will cover a wide range of research administration topics and research program management. Each session is led by experienced research administrators who will give a short presentation on the given topic and then open the session for questions and discussions.

Sponsored Programs Hot Topics occurs on the second Tuesday of each month. The programs are from 9:30—10:30 a.m. in Research Building #6, Room 1.108.

Please email questions or suggested topics of discussion to research.education@utmb.edu or send to Route 0156.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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***UTMB Coed Softball League is Now Accepting Registrations***
First Published 3/29/2017

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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ADA Lunch & Learn – April 11 at Noon
First Published 3/29/2017

 

All employees and supervisors are invited to a Lunch & Learn session presented by UTMB’s Institutional ADA Office on Tuesday, April 11.

The Lunch & Learn will be held on the Galveston Campus from 12 to 1 p.m. in Rebecca Sealy, Room 1.104/1.106, and it will address:

  • Fundamentals of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related UTMB policies
  • Differences between a temporary job modification and permanent job accommodation
  • Process for requesting a temporary job modification or permanent job accommodation
  • How to complete the required documentation

There will also be a question and answer period at the conclusion of the presentation.

To register for the Lunch & Learn session, click here. Lunch will notbe provided; however, employees are welcome to bring their own food items.

For questions or more information, please contact Lela Lockett-Ware at (409) 747-4818 or lvlocket@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Lela Lockett-Ware     For: Institutional ADA Office     Phone: (409) 747-4818
 
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Scheduled Telephone Maintenance for several buildings
First Published 3/29/2017

Telephone service for:

Materials Management - bldg. 28,
West Chilled Water Plant - bldg. 66,
Child Care Center - bldg. 67,
and Parking Garage #4 - bldg. 93

will be disrupted between the hours of 8pm, Friday 3/31/17 - 8pm Sunday 4/2/17 for maintenance in preparation for the construction of the Health Education Center. Please note; only telephone service will be disrupted during this service window. The data network for the affected buildings will not be impacted during this service window

Contact:     Email: Jimmy Salcedo     For: IS OPS VOICE     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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UTMB Campus Store Spring Pop-up Shop
First Published 3/29/2017

The UTMB Campus Store will be on site with merchandise at the

League City Clinics Lobby

March 31, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Take advantage of March promotions and pick up other items you need!

Nike & Under Armour Polo Shirts are 20% Off

www.Facebook.com/utmbbookstore

409-266-BOOK

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Contact:     Email: Edwina Moore     For: UTMB Bookstore     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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UTMB Campus Store Spring Pop-up Shop
First Published 3/29/2017

The UTMB Campus Store will be on site with merchandise at the

League City Clinics Lobby

March 31, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Take advantage of March promotions and pick up other items you need!

Nike & Under Armour Polo Shirts are 20% Off

www.Facebook.com/utmbbookstore

409-266-BOOK

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Edwina Moore     For: UTMB Bookstore     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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TODAY!!!- "Time-Out" Session for Caregivers and Families- Being with the Hospitalized Patient
First Published 3/29/2017

TODAY/March 29th Session

2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Presenter: Dr. James Goodwin

Topic: Being with the Hospitalized Patient

Overview:  Dr Goodwin will discuss the stresses of hospitalization, particularly from the perspective of family and close friends as well as ways to navigate the system and to provide the most support for their loved one. 

Please encourage caregivers and family members to attend! 

"Time-Out"is a weekly educational/support session for caregivers and family members of UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role.  These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis- all caregivers and family members are welcome.  The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have “time out” to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm that they are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occur every Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A.  Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories: Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.  

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parks at sjparks@utmb.eduor 409-266-7542

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Contact:     Email: Savannah Parks     For: Health Resource Center     Phone: 409-266-7542
 
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Public Health Week Symposium
First Published 3/29/2017

Please join us for the symposium and reception on:

April 13, 2017

William C. Levin Hall Dining Room

3:00 PM - Public Health Poster Session (poster set-up starts at 2:00 PM)

4:00 PM - Keynote Speaker

5:00 PM - Awards

Keynote Speaker:

Karen Liller, PhD

University of South Florida

Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention and the Firearm Epidemic: A Call for  Action

 

 

Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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Peoplesoft (HCM) Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 3/29/2017
PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) HPRD is scheduled for an outage from 5:00 pm 3/31/2017 (Friday) to 10 pm 4/2/2017 (Sunday) for PeopleTools upgrade. During the outage, users will not be able to access PeopleSoft HCM/HPRD. This includes the Talent Acquisition Management (TAM) application, ESS, MSS and other HCM functions.
Contact:     Email: Cathy Chu     For: IS - AdminSys - SolutionMgmt     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Epic EMR Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 3/29/2017
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10am to 6pm (1000 - 1800), the Epic EMR will be unavailable for a software upgrade.
During the Epic Upgrade clicking on the UTMB EMR icon will take you to a READ ONLY version of Epic.

In preparation for the Epic upgrade, beginning Friday, March 31, 2017, some functions that you may perform in Epic on
a daily basis will not be available. Once the system is upgraded on April 8, these features will again be available.

Functionality unavailable includes:
- Changes to Dashboards
- Creation of new workqueue and report filters, (impacts Charge Router Reconciliation Report)
Note: Workqueues with saved filters using existing rules continue to work
- Creation of personal SmartPhrases, SmartForms; Macros and Personalization of the Ophthalmology exam form.
- Creation or maintenance of personalized User Order Sets, Chart Review filters or Inbasket QuickActions.

Please contact Epic Support at 25200 option 4 with any questions.
Contact:     Email: Karen Welsh     For: Is-Clinrev-int     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Translational Research Seminar Series, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Program
First Published 3/29/2017

 

"DCLK1-S as a possible biomarker for assessing colon cancer risk."

Brian Lee, MS4

 

"Implication of Disrupted Serotonin:Glutamate Synergy Upon Impulsivity"

Brionna Davis-Reyes, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Student

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4:00 PM

Auditorium 2.312, Research Building 6

 

Contact:     Email: Jen Betancourt     For: Institute for Transnational Sciences     Phone: 24185
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 3/29/2017

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

Annual Visit – A relic of the past?

 

 

Norman Miles Farr, MD/MPH
Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

UTMB Galveston

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium

 

 

 

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

1.       Explore the history and appraise the evidence regarding annual exams.

2.       Use illustrative clinical cases to examine key concepts in the delivery of high value preventive care.

3.       Examine innovative primary care models ability to deliver high value preventive care.

 

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

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Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDS, Residents, Students and Alumni

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Randall Urban, Dr.  Mark Holden, Dr. Richard Goodgame, Mrs. Kimblyn Raschke and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 

Accreditation:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Everyone is welcome

Contact:     Email: Kim Raschke     For: Internal Medicine     Phone: 409 772-1176     Fax: 409 772-8762
 
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Academy of Master Clinicians
First Published 3/29/2017

 The Academy of Master Clinicians

is proud to announce its new members

Rebecca Galloway, PT, PhD, GCS, CEEAA - Department of Physical Therapy

Susan D. McCammon, MD - Department of Otolaryngology.

They will be recognized during the Academy of Master Clinicians

Guest Lecture, Lifetime Achievement Award and Induction Ceremony on

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4 p.m., Levin Hall Main Auditorium.

Reception immediately following ceremony.

All are invited to attend.

 

Contact:     Email: Debra Liedy     For: Office of Student Affairs and Admissions     Phone: (409) 772-2784
 
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You're invited: Health Education Center groundbreaking on April 7
First Published 3/27/2017

UTMB President David L. Callender

cordially invites you to a ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking of the Health Education Center

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Health Education Center site (11th and Mechanic streets)

Please respond by March 31, to Amanda Simpson, Office of University Events, at events.oua@utmb.edu or (409) 747-6735

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Contact:     Email: Amanda Simpson     For: University Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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Department of Pathology
First Published 3/28/2017
 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY

 

 Announces

 

 “Hereditary Renal Neoplasia: An Update”

 

Presented by

 

 

Houston Society of Clinical Pathologist: Guest Speaker

 

Jesse K. McKenney, M.D.

 

Associate Head of Surgical Pathology,

 

The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

 

GNL 1.100

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jesse McKenney is a surgical pathologist specializing in neoplastic pathology.  He is a native Texan from the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, where he attended Texas A&M University.  He subsequently attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, where he also began his pathology career as a post-sophomore fellow.  He completed anatomic pathology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA (gaining subspecialty training in genitourinary and soft tissue pathology), and completed a surgical pathology fellowship at Stanford University with a focus on gynecologic pathology.  Dr. McKenney has held faculty positions at the University of Arkansas and Stanford University, and is now the Director of Surgical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic.  He served on the Education Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology for 8 years, and is a current member of the WHO and AJCC committees for the classification and staging of genitourinary neoplasia.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 manuscripts and will be co-editor of the 11th edition of Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology.  Dr. McKenney’s current research interests include the pathologic analysis of prostate biopsies for active surveillance management and hereditary renal neoplasia. 

 

 

 

(If you do not have access to GNL, you must rsvp with your UTMB ID# to Sam Diaz de Leon at irdiazde@utmb.edu by Monday, April 3).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:     Email: Sam Diaz de Leon     For: Pathology     Phone: (409) 772-0144
 
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Voluneers Needed for UTMB Earth Day 2017
First Published 3/28/2017

UTMB Earth Day 2017 is quickly approacing!
It is set for Friday, April 21st and we are actively looking for volunteers again this year. 
Please fill out the volunteer form from the Earth Day Website and return it to
Meagan Thibodaux.

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Contact:     Email: Meagan Thibodaux     For: Sustainability     Phone: (832) 859-0231
 
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Ophthalmology Clinical Research
First Published 3/28/2017

 

                                                                         Would you like to help advance the future of glaucoma therapy?

Your doctor is currently enrolling participants in a study called ARTEMIS that could advance

research in dropless glaucoma therapy.

In this research study:

• All participants will receive a prescription, branded eye-pressure–lowering medication in an investigational delivery system

• Your study medication and monthly study-related eye care visits will be provided at no cost, and you may receive compensation for your time and travel expenses

—Ask your doctor today—

You could help advance the future of research in dropless glaucoma therapy.

For more information about ARTEMIS please contact

UTMB Ophthalmology Clinical Research Center

409-747-5843

 

©2014 Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA 92612 ® mark owned by Allergan, Inc.

www.allergan.com 142047

Contact:     Email: Mary Schmitz-Brown     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 409-747-5843
 
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**2017 Earth Day Celebration**
First Published 3/28/2017

UTMB Health Earth Day Celebration

UTMB Earth Day Celebration
 Friday, April 21, 2017
 10:00AM -  2:00PM
 Administration Bldg Plaza
6th Street and Market, Galveston, TX  77555



The UTMB Conservation Initiatives has a rich history of celebrating its accomplishments during the annual Earth Day event on campus. Marking its twenty-fifth year, the 2017 theme is "Elements of Education for a Healthy Earth". Representatives from the Student Government Association will be speaking, and the City of Galveston Mayor's office will be on hand to present the Mayoral Proclamation.  Our keynote speaker is Dr. Neisel, PhD., Chief Research Officer, V.P. and Dean of Graduate School of Microbiology,  Employees from across campus and the neighboring community are invited to the Earth Day Celebration at the Administration Building Plaza to learn how they can support UTMB's extensive conservation efforts.

Contact:     Email: Neal Cooper     For: Sustainability     Phone: 409-747-2958
 
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American Medical Writers Association Southwest Chapter Conference
First Published 1/26/2017
You will not want to miss this full day of education and networking. We will have both open sessions and intensive seminars. Hope Lafferty is presenting her Proofreading Workshop--a must attend for any editor! Check out the attached brochure or go online to register. This year, the conference is in Austin, Texas on April 22. Register by January 31, 2017 for a chance to win a $50 gas card! Interested in ride-sharing to the conference? Send an email to social@amwasouthwest.org, and we’ll connect you with other members. We encourage you to arrive early or stay late. On Friday, you are welcome to kick things off with dinner at the Hula Hut on Lake Austin. On Sunday, you are invited to join the famous Stubb’s Gospel Brunch. Be sure to email rmsauerphd@gmail by March 17th, so reservations can be made for either optional event. These fun meals are separate from the conference and the cost is not included in your registration. Need even more incentive? We will also be hosting a McGovern Seminar on Saturday. Join us after the conference for our networking dinner at Chez-zee and hear Dr. Erin Donovan speak on "Coping with the Dilemmas of Difficult Conversations about Health." Bio: Dr. Erin Donovan is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and Associate Director of the Center for Health Communication, in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of expertise are Interpersonal Communication and Health Communication. She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters, and professional reports on topics ranging from the challenges of conversations about cancer and HIV to the confusion that patients experience while reviewing consent documents prior to medical procedures. Several of her current projects address the efforts involved in managing information and relationships across the cancer trajectory. In addition to teaching courses on interpersonal communication, health communication, coping, and persuasion, she advises the UT Austin Health Profession schools to help them
Contact:     Email: Christina Bennett     For: American Medical Writers Association     Phone: 210-861-6368
 
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CAR NIDA T32 Institutional Training Program (T32 DA07287) Call for Postdoctoral Nominations
First Published 3/22/2017

NIDA T32 Institutional Training Program (T32 DA07287)

“Neural and Pharmacological Mechanisms of Abused Drugs”

Call for Nominations

March 1, 2017

 

Goal: The goal of the NIDA T32 Training Program is to train the next generation of scientists dedicated to advancing knowledge in drug abuse and addiction.

Positions Available: Postdoctoral mentee positions are available for immediate appointment.  These are 1-year appointments with an opportunity for renewal.

Eligibility: All nominees (postdoctoral fellows) must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Faculty mentors who are not currently affiliated with the T32 Training Program must be approved and added as a Training Program Faculty Mentor (see Mentor Criteria/Responsibilities below). Inclusion of a co-mentor is encouraged for all mentees.

 


Nomination Package Requirements

 

Nominee (Mentee) specific:

1.      Nominee’s ONE PAGE LETTER OF INTEREST/ RESEARCH STATEMENT addressing: background, research interests, proposed research project, and the project’s relevance to the science of drug abuse and addiction.  Also include long term career objectives and any experience in translational projects.

 

2.      Nominee’s CURRICULUM VITAE (format:  www.som.utmb.edu/APT_Files/CV-emplate%20new%20final.pdf)

 

3.      Nominee’s GRE SCORES and TRANSCRIPTS (legible, scanned copies are acceptable).

 

4.      LETTER OF NOMINATION from the Faculty Mentors addressing the nominee’s: educational background, productivity, progress in graduate program to date, potential for the success of proposed research project and commitment to career in addictions sciences.

 

5.      A LETTER OF SUPPORT from scientist/teacher familiar with nominee’s accomplishments and future potential.

 

Mentor / Co-Mentor specific:

 

6.     Mentor/Co-Mentor’s CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE (please include all NIDA and other NIH funding and mentoring history).

 

7.     Mentor/Co-Mentor’s ONE PAGE LETTER OF INTEREST: stating research interests in relation to the T32 Training Program Objectives (see Page 3); any experience in translational projects, PhD students mentored (past and present); readiness to support nominee efforts to publish and submit an NRSA and other fellowship grants.

 

Deadline:  Friday, April 21, 2017

 

Please submit all documentation (in the order shown above) as a single PDF file to:

Kirsty Foss at klfoss@utmb.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Nominations

(Revised – March 2017)
Page 2

 

 

Mentor Criteria

·         Ongoing research in the drug abuse/addictions (e.g., neural bases, drug discovery/medications development, medical consequences)

·         Active laboratory that stimulates technical, intellectual and professional development of trainees (e.g., active grant funding, strong publications history

·         Record of successful PhD graduates, and direct academic and scientific mentorship to pre- and/or postdoctoral fellows

 

Mentor Responsibilities

·         Supplement mentee’s T32 stipend to UTMB stipend level (if necessary)

·         Maintain operational funds and environment to achieve research goals of mentee

·         Guide mentee in preparation and submission of NRSA fellowship and/or other grant proposal

·         Participate in Translational Addiction Sciences Workgroup, T32-related seminars and courses  

·         Assess mentoring plan and meet with Evaluation Committee annually (complete Planning and Annual Review: Research and Career Progress form)

·         Serve on mentee dissertation committees

·         Identify T32 DA07287 on all related presentations (oral, poster, etc.) and publications

·         Participate in efforts to recruit pre- and postdoctoral mentees

 

 

 

 

Mentee Criteria

·         Evidence of academic and research excellence, creativity and motivation (including strong GRE and transcripts, research productivity)

·         Proposed research project relevant to thematic interests of the training program

·         Long-term dedication to advancing the science of drug abuse and addiction

 

Mentee Responsibilities

·         Develop and submit an individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship or other grant proposal

·         Enroll in and present at Translational Addiction Sciences  (PHTO 6120, Thursdays, 8:30-10:00am) and Journal Club in Addiction Biology (PHTO 6121, twice per month)

·         Present at least one annual conference (e.g., CPDD, Society for Neuroscience)

·         Assess mentoring plan and meet with Evaluation Committee annually

·         Complete/Update Planning and Annual Review: Research and Career Progress form (every 6 months)

·         Actively participate in and support CAR Community Outreach and Educational Events

·         Complete the annual evaluation survey on the training program

·         Provide contact information and updates on research and career activities when requested

·         Identify T32 DA07287 on all related presentations (oral, poster, etc.) and publications

·         Participate in efforts to recruit pre- and postdoctoral mentees

 

 

 

Call for Nominations

(Revised – March 2017)
Page 3 of 3

 

 


The T32 Training Program/Objectives are to

·         Train the next generation of scientists dedicated to advancing knowledge in drug abuse and addiction

·         Recruit highly qualified candidates with an interest in a career in addiction biology

·         Ensure that mentees acquire exposure and expertise in modern concepts and technologies

·         Develop mentees’ communication, leadership, interpersonal, and grantsmanship skills

·         Assist predoctoral mentees in obtaining postdoctoral fellowships

·         Support mentees in securing funding for an NRSA and/or other grants

·         Provide expert assistance with the process of obtaining an independent position [preparing application packets (cover letter, CV, statement of research interest)]

 

 

 

 

T32 Benefits to Mentees

·         Award of 1-year appointment, with potential for additional 1-year reappointment

·         STIPEND at NIH-defined NRSA levels (any supplement to stipend is the responsibility of mentors)

·         TUITION Budget (predoctoral students) at 60% of the in-state tuition cost

·         RESEARCH AND TRAINING-RELATED EXPENSES of $4,200 (predoctoral students including laboratory supplies, books, and software

·         RESEARCH AND TRAINING-RELATED EXPENSES of $7,850 (postdoctoral fellows) including laboratory supplies, books, and software

·         TRAVEL Budget of $1,000 to a national conference (pre- and postdoctoral fellows)

·         Access to UTMB Center for Addiction Research grants writing expertise and Core support

(Rodent In Vivo Assessment Core; Cellular and Molecular Signaling Core)

·         Host world-renowned scientists for seminars/colloquia/group discussions

·         Participate in scientific enrichment and social activities of T32 Team, and the Center for Addiction Research

·         Contribute to improving public health through educational events in community

 

 

Questions? Please contact: Kirsty Foss; UTMB-CAR; klfoss@utmb.edu; 409-772-3093

 

For more information, please see https://www.utmb.edu/CAR/Education/t32.aspx

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
 
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2017 Leone Award – Nominate Your Manager Now
First Published 3/27/2017

 

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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**The Caregiver Connection Meeting - Wednesday, April 5th - 12:15 - 1:15 P. M.**
First Published 3/22/2017

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, April 5th, 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
Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Mary Kaye Morse     For: OLLI @ UTMB Health     Phone: 409-763-5604
 
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IHOP - 07.01.10 - Student Accident and Injury Reporting
First Published 3/17/2017

The following revised IHOP policy is available for UTMB open comment:

IHOP - 07.01.10 - Student Accident and Injury Reporting

Comments on this policy will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 31 and may be submitted via email to policies@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Cecily Martinez     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 409-747-8710
 
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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.
Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences and Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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REGISTER NOW: Mentoring Matters Symposium - March 30
First Published 3/27/2017

Please join us for an informative, dynamic discussion about mentorship best practices, common challenges associated with mentorship, and preparing for successful careers in the diverse scientific research field. 

Date: March 30, 9:00 - 1:00

Location: SON 1.402/1.408, 1.404, and 1.406

**To RSVP and ensure that you will receive lunch, please register here or email Donna Adams at djadams@utmb.edu **

Agenda: 

9:00-10:00: Seminar: Best practices for graduate student and postdoctoral fellow mentoring

10:00-12:00: Breakout panel discussions (45 minutes each; each will run twice to allow attendees to participate in one or both discussions)

a.     Common problems with graduate student and postdoctoral mentoring 

                                                    i.     Finding good matches between mentors and mentees

                                                  ii.     Understanding how cultural differences affect mentoring relationships

                                                 iii.     Differing styles of supervision for students, postdocs, technicians, etc.

                                                 iv.     Communication issues: authorship, time management, expectations, scientific ethics, etc. 

b.     Preparing students and postdoctoral fellows for diverse scientific careers

                                                    i.     Industry

                                                  ii.     Policy

                                                 iii.     Technology development

                                                 iv.     Research administration

                                                   v.     Writing, editing, grant preparation

12:00-1:00: Lunch and Discussions

Contact:     Email: Nisha Garg     For: ITS     Phone: 409-747-6865
 
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Academy of Master Teachers EDUCATIONAL GRAND ROUNDS 4-13-17
First Published 3/22/2017

Medical Improv: A Novel Way to Teach Communication, Teamwork, and Cognitive Flexibility

* Identify how medical improv differs from theatrical improv

* Analyze when specific instances of medical communication are consistent with the
   principles of medical improv

* Demonstrate one medical improv communication technique that can be used with both
   patients and colleagues

* Discuss how medical improv training might enhance physician skills in patient
   communication, professional teamwork, and cognition. 

Presented by Dr. Katie Watson, JD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Registration available at the http://utmb.edu/amt or link below.

EDUCATIONAL GRAND ROUNDS BEGINS AT 5:30 PM   -  April 13, 2017

IN RESEARCH BUILDING #6 - 1.206

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: D'Anne DeWitt     For: Academy of Master Teachers     Phone: 409-747-0203
 
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SUFFERING WITH SEASONAL FLU?
First Published 3/27/2017

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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FRIDAY - McLaughlin Colloquium
First Published 3/27/2017

2017 IHII / McLaughlin Colloquium
on Infection and Immunity

Friday, March 31
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Levin Hall Dining Room

The annual IHII/McLaughlin Colloquium will take place this Friday from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM in Levin Hall. This year's event will include poster presentations by UTMB graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and international visiting scientists working in infectious disease and immunology research.

Carlos J. Orihuela, PhD, will deliver the keynote lecture at 12:00 noon in Levin Hall South Auditorium.

Poster presentations will take place in Levin Hall Dining Room, where refreshments will be served all day.

AGENDA

8:45 - 9:30 Poster Setup (Presenters only)
9:30 - 11:45 Poster / Judging Session
12 - 1 Keynote Lecture by Carlos Orihuela, PhD
"Building a Roadmap for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease"
1:15 - 3:30 Poster / Judging Session
~4:00 Presentation of Travel Awards
4 - 4:30 Poster Breakdown

Everyone is invited to attend!

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!

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Melissa Jones     For: Institute for Human Infections & Immunity (IHII)     Phone: 70577
 
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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.

Click for more information
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

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Caley Satterfield     For: Global Health     Phone: 2-0637
 
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Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health
First Published 3/27/2017

 

John P. McGovern, M.D. Award Lecture in the Medical Humanities

 

Drugs for Life:

How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health

 

Presented by

Joseph Dumit, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology

University of California, Davis

 

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 3, 2017

2.506A, Jennie Sealy Hospital

 

How can health be considered a market to be grown, and are there limits to it?

This presentation examines some of the forces driving research in health, especially the turn toward risk reduction, mass prevention, and life-long chronic treatments. By looking at how the pharmaceutical industry struggles with  defining health, it shows how market size comes to play an critical role in our changing understanding of public health and the continual growth of pharmaceutical consumption.

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 29386
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Barsam Mirfattah
First Published 3/27/2017

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Barsam Mirfattah

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 30, 2017

11:00 A.M.

SON 1.104

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

PICALM REGULATES THE GLUCOSE-FATTY ACID ENERGY SWITCH AND HISTONE PROPIONYLATION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Kangling Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Co-Chair: Miriam Falzon, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Joan Nichols, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

Fernanda Laezza, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Marxa Figueiredo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 3/27/2017

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Sohum Desai, M.D.

PGY-7 Resident

Division of Neurosurgery

UTMB

 

"Overview of Pediatric Spinal Deformity:  Natural History, Principles of Surgical Intervention, and Outcomes"

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives:

1.  Discuss recognition and management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

2.  Discuss principle of intervention for neuromuscular scoliosis.

3.  Discuss role of growth sparing rods.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Desai 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 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.

Desigation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians shold 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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Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series
First Published 3/27/2017

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Proudly Presents

 William Marks

 

PhD Candidate

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

HIV-1 Tat causes structural abnormalities in CA1 regional microcircuitry, and disturbances in CA1 function

 

Friday, March 31st, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

SHP/SON, 1.102

Hosted by: Dr. Fernanda Laezza

Contact:     Email: Nicole Bilotta     For: Pharmacology     Phone: 409-772-9626
 
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