UTMB Announcements for 5/18/2018

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Research and Design 'Bench' Year-End Symposium May 21st, 2018
Scheduled Network Maintenance for Levin Hall
SAVE THE DATE 5/24/2018 - Seminar Series presents Robert Jordan, Ph.D.
WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH POSTER SESSION 5/23/2018

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Be Ready – Emergency Planning for 20185/14/2018
**Bioethics Discussion Considering Social Justice, Human Life..5/17/2018
Earn an Occupational Therapy Doctorate Online!5/11/2018
**Call for Pilot Project Proposals - Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center**5/14/2018
** Every BABY deserves a clean diaper! ** Diaper Drive5/15/2018
Bioethics Discussion Considering Social Justice, Human Life and Dignisty...5/16/2018
*** Hurry - AMT accepting Letter of Intent for Membership - Deadline May 21st5/16/2018
Fundamentals of Grants Management Class Schedule5/17/2018
Assuring the Safety of Vaccines and Biological Medicines Through Regulatory Science5/17/2018
2018 Leone Award Winner – Robert D. Hastedt5/17/2018

Research and Design 'Bench' Year-End Symposium May 21st, 2018
First Published 5/18/2018

Research and Design Bench Tutorials is a program run in conjunction with Ball High School where dedicated and academically talented high school juniors and seniors are provided the unique opportunity to participate in cutting edge scientific research by working in a lab under the direction of a UTMB graduate or post doctoral student

Their final project is a presentation of their project and findings from their work over the course of the school year which is open to all.  Please join us in supporting out future scientists and researchers on May 21st, 2018 in Reserach Building #6 1.106 between 10:00am-2:00pm

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Contact:     Email: Chantele Singleton     For: SCEHM     Phone: 409-772-9110
 
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Scheduled Network Maintenance for Levin Hall
First Published 5/18/2018

On May 23rd, Network Operations will be replacing the building router for William C. Levin Hall (Bldg 55) beginning at 7pm. When this change begins, this will cause a brief network outage for the entire building. We will then move floor by floor and anticipate less than 5 minutes of network down time, per floor, as we move connections to the new router.

Contact:     Email: Robert Robles     For: IS Ops Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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SAVE THE DATE 5/24/2018 - Seminar Series presents Robert Jordan, Ph.D.
First Published 5/18/2018

 

Department of  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Presents

 

Robert Jordan, Ph.D.

Director of Biology

Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA

 

 “Remdesavir(GS-5734): A Broad Spectrum Antiviral for the Treatment of Ebola, Coronaviruses, and other Infections with High Outbreak Potential”

 

 

Thursday  May 24, 2018

4:00 p.m.

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

 

HOSTED BY:  Dr. Pei Yong Shi

 

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Whitton     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 28071
 
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WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH POSTER SESSION 5/23/2018
First Published 5/18/2018

PLEASE JOIN

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health

at the

2018 Poster Session on Research in Women's Health

on

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

in the Levin Hall Dining Room (2pm-5pm)

**Refreshments will be served**

  • We are honored to have our guest speaker Denise Jamieson MD, MPH from Emory School of Medicine (and formerly at the CDC) present a talk on "Addressing fertility issues during widespread Zika transmission."
  • If you are presenting a poster at this session, please ensure you have made proper arrangements to hang your posters.  The room will be available starting at 1pm to hang posters with CIRWH employee assistance to hand out maps for your poster placement. 

Generous support for this Poster Session has been provided by the Kitty Fae & J.L. Jinkins Lectureship Endowment

Contact:     Email: Ann Higgins     For: CIRWH     Phone: 409-772-5168
 
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Be Ready – Emergency Planning for 2018
First Published 5/14/2018

 

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

Please take this opportunity to:

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

Contact:     Email: Employee Relations     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8696
 
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**Bioethics Discussion Considering Social Justice, Human Life..
First Published 5/17/2018

John P. McGovern, M.D. Award Lecture in 

the Medical Humanities

 

 Bioethics Discussion Considering Social Justice, Human Life and Dignity and the Mission of Catholic Healthcare

 

Presented by

Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, MA, LSW, FACHE

Chief and Executive Director, Section of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care, Division of Ofc/EVP,

Physician-in-Chief, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Claudia Ruiz Sotomayor, PhD

Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Scholar, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.

Jennie Sealy, 2.506A

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 409-772-9386
 
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Earn an Occupational Therapy Doctorate Online!
First Published 5/11/2018

Take your career to the next level by earning your Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degree online at UTMB's School of Health Professions!

The Occupational Therapy Department in the School of Health Professions offers two tracks: BS-to-OTD and MS-to-OTD. Both programs prepare clinicians to become researchers, educators, and/or administrators in a variety of occupational therapy settings.

BS-to-OTD applications are now being accepted through June 1st. MS-to-OTD applicatons open June 1st to September 1st.

Visit our website to discover how you can earn your OTD degree online!

Have questions? Need some asstance? I am here to help!

Contact: Sharon McEachern     Email: ppotd.admissions@utmb.edu     Occupational Therapy Department, School of Health Professions    

Phone: 409-72-3062     Fax: 49-747-1615

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Contact:     Email: Sharon McEachern     For: Occupational Therapy     Phone: 409-772-3062     Fax: 409-747-1615
 
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**Call for Pilot Project Proposals - Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center**
First Published 5/14/2018

Claude D. Pepper OAIC - Call for Pilot Project Proposals

LOI Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018

The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center encourages UTMB investigators to submit pilot research proposals in the area aging, physical function and recovery from illness in older adults.  Proposals from any domain of translational research (T1-T4) are welcome. Projects will be funded for one year, with total annual direct costs not to exceed $50,000. Areas of research include but are not limited to:

  • basic science
  • clinical trials
  • patient-centered outcomes
  • population health

The purpose of this pilot funding is to support aging-related research that will realistically lead to external funding. Pilot awardees will have access to clinical research resources, such as a research coordinator, provided by the Pepper Center.

Proposals are encouraged from all investigators interested in initiating studies on aging.

The pilot proposal selection will follow a 2-step process: 

  • Step 1: Letter of Intent – Interested investigators should write a brief letter of intent describing in one page or less their research idea and how this idea would lead to external funding in the area of aging. Letters can be submitted to Stephanie Burt (Pepper OAIC Administrator) at Route 0177 or via e-mail to stburt@utmb.edu.
    • Deadline for receipt of the letter of intent is Friday, June 8, 2018.
    • Letters of Intent will be evaluated by the Pepper Executive Committee, and those selected will be asked to submit a full proposal.
  • Step 2: Full Proposal–If selected to submit a full proposal, a 5-page proposal in NIH format will be required outlining your research plan.  If requested, a research mentor and biostatistician can be assigned to assist with development of the proposal.
    • Deadline for receipt of the full proposal is Monday, July 9, 2018.

Full proposals will be evaluated by the Pilot Selection Committee, comprising of members of the ITS Scientific Review Committee, Pepper Center leaders and an independent external reviewer with specific expertise in the area of the pilot application.

More information can be found at:

 https://www.utmb.edu/pepper/pesc.asp

Questions should be sent to Stephanie Burt, phone: (409) 266-9675 or e-mail: stburt@utmb.edu.

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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** Every BABY deserves a clean diaper! ** Diaper Drive
First Published 5/15/2018

COMMUNITY DIAPER DRIVE during the entire month of May.  Join the Department of Pediatrics in supporting a diaper drive for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston pantry.  Please show your support by donating any size diapers and wipes.  Diapers may be dropped off at the Peditic Administration office (Research Bldg #6, Room 3.300), at Catholic Charities office in Galveston (4700 Broadway, Suite F103), or contact us for special arrangements.

Contact:     Email: Tayna Vazquez     For: Pediatric Administration     Phone: 409-772-5270
 
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Bioethics Discussion Considering Social Justice, Human Life and Dignisty...
First Published 5/16/2018

 

John P. McGovern, M.D. Award Lecture in 

the Medical Humanities

 

 Bioethics Discussion Considering Social Justice, Human Life and Dignity and the Mission of Catholic Healthcare

 

Presented by

Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, MA, LSW, FACHE

Chief and Executive Director, Section of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care, Division of Ofc/EVP,

Physician-in-Chief, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Claudia Ruiz Sotomayor, PhD

Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Scholar, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.

Jennie Sealy, 2.506A

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 409-772-9386
 
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*** Hurry - AMT accepting Letter of Intent for Membership - Deadline May 21st
First Published 5/16/2018

The Academy of Master Teachers is accepting letters of intent to apply for membership. The application forms and information are available on the AMT website and the deadline for receipt is noon, Monday, May 21, 2018.  Please return by e-mail to amt@utmb.edu

The Academy is an honorary organization recognizing academic leaders and scholarship within the UTMB community of educators.  Members are expected to provide service and actively participate in AMT sponsored events to advance the mission of the organization and to promote the scholarly efforts of advancing educators through mentorship, faculty development and funding. The rewards of membership include pro bono registration to annual AMT conferences and eligibility to hold the honorary title of UT Distinguished Teaching Professor in addition to eligibility for endowed professorships.

To review the application process and requirements, visit the provided link and Application Schedule - 2018.

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Contact:     Email: D'Anne DeWitt     For: Academy of Master Teachers     Phone: 4097470203
 
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Fundamentals of Grants Management Class Schedule
First Published 5/17/2018

Additional Fundamentals of Grants Management Session 1 classes have been added to the calendar. The fundamentals series is designed for the grant administrators and coordinators on campus. The three-part series will be required for all grants management staff. The faculty-specific classes have been a success and are continuing on a regular basis.

The Fundamentals of Grants Management coursework is broken into three sessions which must be completed in sequential 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.

Classes fill quickly, and should your plans change, please alert the Research Education staff and remove your registration so others can attend. Each session is two (2) hours and must be registered individually. Be sure to verify that you are registering for the proper session each time.

All classes are in Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304 (Research Services Conference Room) unless otherwise noted. Register online for each of the three sessions you will attend. 

 

Fundamentals of Grants Management Calendar
 
Session 1 - Overview Session 2 - PreAward Session 3 - PostAward
May 21
3-5 p.m.
May 24
11:30-1:30
*Rebecca Sealy 1.124
May 22
9am-11am
May 23
2-4 p.m.
June 5
Noon-2 pm
May 24
2pm-4pm
*Rebecca Sealy 1.124
June 5
8:30-10:30am
June 6
8:30-10:30
June 5
2:30-4:30pm
June 11
2-4 p.m.
  June 13
8:30-10:30
June 12
1:30-3:30 p.m.
  June 20
8:30-10:30

Register online here

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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Assuring the Safety of Vaccines and Biological Medicines Through Regulatory Science
First Published 5/17/2018

The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences

and the

UTMB WHO Collaboarting Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Present an Open Seminar

by

Dr. Mark Page

Principal Scientist, Division of Virology

Dr. Silke Schepelmann

Principal Scientist, Division of Virology

National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)

Hertfordshire, UK

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

12:00-1:00 PM

Basic Science Building 2.212

Contact:     Email: Lisa Reece     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: 409-772-5225
 
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2018 Leone Award Winner – Robert D. Hastedt
First Published 5/17/2018

 

Congratulations to Robert D. Hastedt, winner of the 2018 Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence!

The Leone Award recognizes managers and supervisors who display the highest level of professionalism and was formally presented to Mr. Hastedt, nurse manager for Adult Patient Care Services, on May 16 at UTMB’s annual Employee Service Day ceremony.

The award includes a $7,500 monetary gift from the Nicholas and Katherine Leone endowment—$2,500 for Mr. Hastedt and $5,000 for the training and development of his department. 

For more information about the Leone Award and a complete list of 2018 nominees, click here.

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