UTMB Announcements for 11/20/2018

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TODAY: Research in Industry – Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Hommel
YOU'RE INVITED! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon: Together We Win
New Courses Available through CITI Program Training
The Power of Perspective: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Life
OFAPD Open House 12/6
Fundamentals of Grants Management: Required For All Grants Management Staff
Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
***$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS***11/19/2018
Give Thanks Give Blood11/16/2018
Call for Nominations – 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award11/19/2018
WATCH IT HERE! The recorded video conversation with NASA Astronaut and former UTMB Health Graduate, Serena M. Aunon-Chancellor, MD, MPH11/15/2018
Pro-Life Speaker Panel11/15/2018
IHOP - 02.10.01 - Shipping/Receiving Clinical or Research Samples Available for Review and Comment11/15/2018
Department of Surgery Research Seminar Series11/16/2018

TODAY: Research in Industry – Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Hommel
First Published 11/20/2018

The Society for Translational Research student organization will be hosting a Q&A session with Dr. Jonathan Hommel. Dr. Hommel worked as a principal scientist at GlaxoSmithKline before moving into academia. He will be answering questions related to performing research at a pharmaceutical company and what opportunities are available for a PhD in industry.

Date: Tuesday, November 20th
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM 
Location: Research Building 6, Room 1.108 (in the testing center)

Coffee and pastries will be provided

This seminar is supported by the Institute for Translational Science at the University of Texas Medical Branch, supported in part by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (UL1TR001439) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Contact:     Email: Corri Levine     For: Society for Translational Research - Institute for Translational Science     Phone: -
 
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YOU'RE INVITED! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon: Together We Win
First Published 11/20/2018
The UTMB Diversity Council cordially invites you to the
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon
TOGETHER WE WIN
 
featuring keynote speaker
Ian Barrett, EdD, MBA
Associate Vice President, HR Talent Management
UTMB Health
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Levin Hall Dining Room
 
Please respond by January 4 to Robin Baker, 
Office of University Events, at events.oua@utmb.edu or at (409) 747-6735.
 
SEATING IS LIMITED.
 
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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences & Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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New Courses Available through CITI Program Training
First Published 11/20/2018

Currently, anyone at UTMB conducting research involving human subjects and IRB review is required to complete training through the CITI Program online training system. Recently, the Good Clinical Practice course has been activated and researchers can complete the mandatory GCP training through this module.

Now, in addition, UTMB has activated the Responsible Conduct of Research training through CITI and made it available to UTMB researchers. Also, watch for a course to be added about the changes to the Common Rule.

If you already have a CITI account, you will be able to add either course to your assignments. If you do not already have a CITI account, you will need to create the account and complete any required courses before adding optional trainings.

To view tutorials about using CITI, creating your account or assigning optional trainings available, please visit https://research.utmb.edu/irbtraining and look for the CITI Tutorials.

If you have any questions regarding your CITI training, contact the Research Education group at 409-266-9432.

Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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The Power of Perspective: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Life
First Published 11/20/2018

Presented by:
Cara Geary, MD, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics
and Director, Physician Healer Track

Becoming increasingly aware of who we are and how we engage our life's journey empowers us to participate more fully in our own lives in a way that is more satisfying and fulfilling.  Our habitual ways of thinking and our culture/environment can get us stuck in ways that are not beneficial.  Dr. Geary will introduce three approaches that can be useful in helping one regain a sense of control, destiny and perspective on one's own life.  This two hour workshop will provide active engagement in each of these approaches.

Please use the following link to register for this event: https://utmb.us/328

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Contact:     Email: Esther Chavarria-Perez     For: Office of the President - Institutional Support Services     Phone: (409) 772-2910
 
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OFAPD Open House 12/6
First Published 11/20/2018

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) is hosting an Open House

Thursday, December 6, from 1:00-4:00 pm

Levin Hall, Room 5.518

Come see our new office and meet the team. Stop by any time for coffee and desserts.

Contact:     Email: Erin Ortiz     For: Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development     Phone: 24762
 
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Fundamentals of Grants Management: Required For All Grants Management Staff
First Published 11/20/2018

Fundamentals of Grants Managementis designed for the grant administrators and coordinators on campus. The three-part series is required for all grants management staff.

The Fundamentals of Grants Management coursework is broken into three sessions which must be completed in order. However, the schedule is such that you can take them across several weeks, according to what fits in your availability. Upon completion of all three sessions, you will earn a certificate of completion.

Please visit https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining to register for the sessions. Each session is two (2) hours and must be registered for individually. Be sure to verify that you are registering for the proper session each time.

Upcoming Session Dates

All 3 classes will be held in Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304

Session 1 – Tues., Nov. 27, 2-4 pm

Session 2 – Wed., Nov. 28, 2-4 pm

Session 3 – Thurs., Nov. 29, 2-4 pm

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices
First Published 11/20/2018

The Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 and Friday, November, 23rd, 2018.

We will re-open, Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 8:00 am.

Thank you and Happy Holidays

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz-Garza     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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***$10,000 STUDENT AWARDS***
First Published 11/19/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:     Email: McGovern Academy     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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Give Thanks Give Blood
First Published 11/16/2018

Give Thanks, Give Blood

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Room 2.506B, Jennie Sealy Hospital (adjacent to the gift shop)

To schedule your appointment please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/utmbjennie1118

Picture ID is required to donate blood. Appreciation gift and refreshments provided for donors

Contact:     Email: Martha Mounts     For: Lab Services     Phone: 409-772-6553
 
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Call for Nominations – 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
First Published 11/19/2018

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 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 a UTMB employee or student who has a demonstrated record of equality and inclusion and has made a profound difference to the university 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. 14.
  • The award recipient(s) will be honored at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon.

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.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6709
 
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WATCH IT HERE! The recorded video conversation with NASA Astronaut and former UTMB Health Graduate, Serena M. Aunon-Chancellor, MD, MPH
First Published 11/15/2018

Did you miss the live Q&A session with Nasa Astronaut and former UTMB Graduate Dr. Serena Aunon-Chancellor? 

You can now see the entire conversation from the space station at the link provided here: https://youtu.be/_A8FoNifG7w

 

For questions, please contact the Office of University Events at events.oua@utmb.edu.

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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences & Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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Pro-Life Speaker Panel
First Published 11/15/2018

Right to Life Advocates at UTMB welcomes students, practitioners, and members of the public to

"Patients and Providers: Ethical Practices for Protecting the Most Vulnerable"

Featuring a Panel of Speakers: 

Greg Bonnen, MD, District 24 State Representative; Julie Johnson, RN, Executive Director, Pregnancy Help Center of Galveston;

Ben G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP; and Brenda Rush, RN, BSN, CCTC

Tuesday, November 27'th, 6:30-8 PM

Baptist Student Center, 413 8'th St. (across the street from Rebecca Sealy)

FREE Pennie's BBQ for those who RSVP to shluikar@utmb.edu

Come with questions for discussion! 

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Shelby Luikart     For: SOM     Phone: 512-922-8819
 
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IHOP - 02.10.01 - Shipping/Receiving Clinical or Research Samples Available for Review and Comment
First Published 11/15/2018

The following policy is available for review and comment:

IHOP - 02.10.01 - Shipping/Receiving Clinical or Research Samples

Comments on this policy will be accepted until 5:00 pm Thursday, November 29 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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Department of Surgery Research Seminar Series
First Published 11/16/2018

The Department of Surgery Presents the Research Seminar Series

Guest Speaker

Katalin Modis, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Surgical Sciences

"3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase as an important regulator of the “angiogenic/metabolic switch” in endothelial cells"

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
6.146 John Sealy Annex
12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:     Email: Jason Reed     For: Surgery     Phone: 4097723677     Fax: 772-5611
 
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