UTMB Announcements for 12/2/2022

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***TODAY***The Center for Addiction Research and Phamacology & Toxicology Present - Dr. Carmen Dessauer
Scheduled PowerScribe Maintenance
Schwartz Rounds Launches at UTMB Galveston Campus, *TODAY* Friday Dec 2nd
**TODAY AT NOON** SPPH Seminar Series presents, "Where we live, work, and play: The environment and public health"
Pathology Grand Rounds
GSBS Dissertation/Thesis Preparedness
Every Startup's Holiday Party - DEC. 14th
Recruiting Blood Donors (including post-COVID) for a Study about Platelet Mechano-activation and Thrombosis
OnCore Goes Live December 14!
**WEDNESDAY: Pepper Investigators Lecture - Huiwen Xu, PhD, MHA**
Holiday Choir Performances
HEC & IPE Faculty and Staff Orientation
Campus Blood Drive

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
A Friendly Reminder10/3/2022
Women's Resource Group partnering up with Shriner's Share Your Christmas event11/18/2022
Dengue Vaccine Study- RECRUTING NOW!11/28/2022
Cafe On The Court Menu11/28/2022
1st Annual Blue Santa!!11/28/2022
7th Annual Neuroscience Graduate Student Symposium, 12/1 - 2/202211/28/2022
How to leverage your network and build an innovative environment: A student's perspective11/28/2022
IPE TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course for Faculty and Staff !11/29/2022
UTMB Holiday Vendor Market12/1/2022
Epic EMR Maintenance Alert12/1/2022
One Post Doc Position Available - TL1 Request for Applications11/30/2022
Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds 12/13/202212/1/2022

***TODAY***The Center for Addiction Research and Phamacology & Toxicology Present - Dr. Carmen Dessauer
First Published 12/2/2022

***TODAY***The Center for Addiction Research and

Pharmacology & Toxicology***TODAY***


Proudly Presents



Carmen Dessauer, Ph.D.



Chair ad interim and Professor

Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology

UT Health Science Center

Houston, TX



Cellular Mechanisms Altering Opioid Effectiveness after Spinal Cord Injury



Friday, December 2, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Basic Science Auditorium, 2.212


Hosted by: John A. Allen, Ph.D.


For seminar information, please contact Kirsty Foss


Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
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Scheduled PowerScribe Maintenance
First Published 12/2/2022

Referring Physicians,

The Department of Radiology will be having a Powerscribe Downtime on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 5:00AM to 8:00AM. During this time, they will not have the ability to dictate Radiology Reports, nor have the ability to send reports into EPIC.

During this time, they will only be able to provide verbal, (wet reads), until their system becomes operation once again. The 3rd party company TRA, will still have the ability to continue dictating, and their reports will file in EPIC as normal. Once the system is back up and operational, we may have a small delay in “catching up” with all the reports, so please be patient. The date and time was selected as the least busiest time for the Emergency Departments to lessen the impact.

Contact:     Email: Julie Gripp     For: IS-Clin Ancillaries     Phone: 409-772-5200
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Schwartz Rounds Launches at UTMB Galveston Campus, *TODAY* Friday Dec 2nd
First Published 12/2/2022

The UTMB Galveston Campus is a new member of “The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare,” an organization dedicated to providing education, training and support to unite caregivers from a range of disciplines. As part of this organization, “Schwartz Rounds” will launch on the Galveston Campus in December. These rounds provide a space where individuals from all facets of the UTMB Health organization are invited to share experiences, learn from each other and focus on the human dimension of medicine and patient care. The sessions are in-person “grand rounds” style events and focus on panel discussions of themes related to the emotional impact of patient care and working in the health care system. Panelists from diverse disciplines participate in the sessions, including physicians, nurses, students and trainees, social workers, psychologists, facilities management employees, security and police officers, allied health professionals and chaplains. After listening to a brief panel presentation, attendees are invited to share their own perspectives on the case and broader related issues.

UTMB’s first official Schwartz Rounds will be TODAY, Friday Dec. 2, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Clinical Sciences Auditorium, Floor 3, Room 3.362, on the Galveston Campus. All UTMB students, staff, faculty and executives are encouraged to attend. For more information on the upcoming session, visit https://bit.ly/3NxxvqN.

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Contact:     Email: Kim Gushanas     For: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences     Phone: 5127394644
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First Published 12/2/2022

Lone Star Fine Designs, 

formerly known as Shader Jewelry and Gifts,

Is back again by popular demand!!!


Lone Star Fine Designs sells designed sterling silver

and high-quality fashion jewelry.




They also have a clearance section which includes

necklaces and earrings, all priced at $12.





 Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover,

and American Express are all accepted.


Plan to shop for a great cause!

Proceeds benefit patient and volunteer programs.



Contact:     Email: Mary Moody     For: Volunteer Services     Phone: (409) 772-2567
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**TODAY AT NOON** SPPH Seminar Series presents, "Where we live, work, and play: The environment and public health"
First Published 12/2/2022


The School of Public and Population Health Presents: 

Where we live, work, and play: The environment and public health 

Dr. Sharon Croisant, PhD


Department of Epidemiology

The Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch 


Friday December 2, 2022 



Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a8miFaMaTJ6dfjKG_fudtg

After registration is complete you will receive the zoom link to join. 


Contact:     Email: Kathryne Dunn     For: The School of Public and Population Health     Phone: 409-772-1128
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Pathology Grand Rounds
First Published 12/2/2022

UTMB Pathology Grand Rounds

Monday, December 5, 2021, 12 PM - 1 PM

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 233 681 8578

Passcode: pathology


Qingqing Ding, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine,

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Diagnostic Markers for Primary and Metastatic Breast Carcinoma

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

•        Classify the commonly used and newly identified breast markers including GCDFP-15, mammaglobin, GATA3, SOX10, and      TRPS1

•        Use diagnostic panels to differentiate breast carcinoma from carcinoma with similar morphology of other origins

Target Audience and Needs:  Clinical faculty, fellows, residents, medical technologists, medical students, graduate students, and clinical laboratory scientists need regular updates on current findings in the field of laboratory medicine, including pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. There is a need to enhance the role of pathology in patient care by providing useful information via diagnostic management teams (DMTs). This series seeks to bridge the gap between clinical research and patient care by enhancing the interaction of laboratory clinicians with the different specialists in an interactive academic forum.

Accreditation/Credit Designation: The University of Texas Medical Branch is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch 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.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Qingqing Ding, M.D., Ph.D. has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Contact:     Email: Ashley Rhame     For: Pathology     Phone: x22521
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GSBS Dissertation/Thesis Preparedness
First Published 12/2/2022




 Presenter: Janice Jones Endsley, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, GSBS

 Date:  Wednesday, December 7, 2022

 Place: Room 2.220 Levin Hall North Auditorium

 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 Attendees: All interested graduate students, especially those intending to graduate in the next year.  Program coordinators and directors also welcome.


  • Important milestones and deadlines
  • Permission to defend process and timelines
  • Length, word limits, and formatting
  • How much time does it take to write all the sections?
  • What information should be included in different sections?
  • Can my publications go into my dissertation as chapters?
  • Process for plagiarism-free certification
  • Documentation needed by the GSBS
  • Depositing thesis/dissertation in the Texas Digital Library
  • What is on the graduation checklist?
  • Q&A (ask anything)
Contact:     Email: Jessica Linton     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 409-772-5492
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Every Startup's Holiday Party - DEC. 14th
First Published 12/2/2022

Whether you're a growing small business, solo entrepreneur or even a remote employee away from your colleagues this holiday season, we are here to make our holiday party, YOUR holiday party!

Join us on December 14th from 6pm to 9pm as we celebrate those building a thriving Galveston startup community and entrepreneurial ecosystem! Event will be held at MarMo Plaza 2121 Market St, Galveston, TX.

Put on your ugliest holiday sweater and come Jingle and Mingle with us!

Light bites, festive giveaways, spirited drinks, and a community of like-minded people included.

For more information please reach out to our team at innovate@utmb.edu or rsvp at https://utmb.startuptree.co

Contact:     Email: Lanette Harris     For: Vice President of Research     Phone: 4097721617
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Recruiting Blood Donors (including post-COVID) for a Study about Platelet Mechano-activation and Thrombosis
First Published 12/2/2022

Researchers at Chen's lab, UTMB are learning more about how mechanical force regulates platelet function, and whether mechanobiology can be used to better treat arterial thrombosis.

The Study May Be a Good Fit for You if you are at least 18 years old and have no history of trypanophobia or anemia.

We are especially looking for aged donors, donors with obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Moreover, If you recently recovered from COVID, you are more than welcome to join the donation.

What We Need from You: one visit of about 30 minutes and donation of a small amount of blood.

The collected blood volume will be 3-20 ml (venous blood draw).
There is NO cost to you and you will be COMPENSATED for your time and participation. This study is NOT testing any drugs or treatments.
Contact:     Email: Souvik Paul     For: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Phone: (409) 772-9753
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OnCore Goes Live December 14!
First Published 12/2/2022

OnCore will replace Velos as UTMB’s CTMS on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.  After December 13 all new IRB submissions will be initiated in the new OnCore system.  Training is required for OnCore access.  If you have not completed your training, please complete your training in the UTMB Learning portal. 

For more information, please go to the OnCore Resource Website, https://research.utmb.edu/research-at-utmb/oncore-training.

Questions and or concerns can be emailed to: OnCore@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Administration     Phone: 409-266-9441
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**WEDNESDAY: Pepper Investigators Lecture - Huiwen Xu, PhD, MHA**
First Published 12/2/2022

Please join us for the next Pepper Investigators Lecture:


Wednesday, December 7th


Via Zoom (details below)


Excess Deaths from COVID-19 Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Psychiatric Diagnoses: Community Versus Nursing Home


Presented by


Huiwen Xu, PhD, MHA

Assistant Professor, Population Health & Health Disparities,

School of Public & Population Health


Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98969884497?pwd=clBJV2JOVHF1TUw5QUhEcTVmc2UwQT09

Meeting ID: 989 6988 4497

Passcode: 374767

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Contact:     Email: Kelley (Prevou) Sitgreaves     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-747-1987
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Holiday Choir Performances
First Published 12/2/2022

UTMB campuses welcome local choirs to help spread holiday cheer.  Please join us in welcoming these talented voices.

  • Galveston Campus (Jennie Sealy Main Lobby)
    • December 5th, 1pm - Trinity Episcopal School
    • December 12th, 10:30am - Texas City High School
    • December 13th, 11am - Central Middle School
    • December 14th, Noon - Austin Middle School
  • League City Campus (Hospital Main Lobby)
    • December 15th, 10:30am - Clear Falls High School
    • December 15th, 2pm - Clear Springs High School
    • December 15th, 3:30pm - Clear Creek High School
  • Clear Lake Campus (Hospital Main Lobby)
    • December 14th, Noon - Friendswood High School
    • December 14th, 5pm - Clear Falls High School
    • December 15th, 11:30am - Clear Falls High School
Contact:     Email: Holly Jolin     For: Volunteer Services     Phone: 409-266-9967
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HEC & IPE Faculty and Staff Orientation
First Published 12/2/2022

The Health Education Center (HEC) & Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) would like to invite you to join us for Faculty and Staff Orientation. During the event you will have the opportunity to tour the HEC and learn more about the HEC & IPE resources, personnel, types of simulation and interprofessional education opportunities available at UTMB. The event is open to all faculty and staff who would like to learn more about the HEC & IPE.


Mon January 9, 2023 9am-12pm HEC Skills Lab B (2.418)

Wed April 5, 2023 1pm-4pm HEC Skills Lab B (2.418)

Please register using the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utmb-hec-ipe-faculty-orientation-tickets-478955788657


If you have any questions please contact:

Dr. Erin McGoff, Assistant Vice President, HEC and Simulation ermcgoff@utmb.edu 409-266-0010

Ms. Shelley Smith, Director of Interprofessional Education shelsmit@utmb.edu 409-266-0004


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Contact:     Email: Erin McGoff     For: Health Education Center     Phone: 409-266-0010
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Campus Blood Drive
First Published 12/2/2022

The Asclepios Osler Student Society is sponsoring a UTMB BLOOD DRIVE with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Wednesday, December 7;  9:00am - 3:00pm in HEC 1.200

by appointment only https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/363888

Asclepians are challenging the other Osler Student Societies for bringing the most donors. All donors will receive a free t-shirt.

Help save a life by giving the gift of life!

Visit giveblood.org for more information about eligibility.

Contact:     Email: Leanne Green     For: Office of the President, McGovern Academy     Phone: 409-747-9685
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A Friendly Reminder
First Published 10/3/2022

UTMB, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) would like to remind everyone that space heaters are not allowed in any of our buildings, with the exception of those approved by EHS and provided by Property Services during unusual events.  With the cooler weather upone us, there are sometimes areas within buildings that are colder than others.  Where this occurs, please contact the Service Request line at 409-772-4040 to work with Property Services to correct temperatures out of normal range.  The full space heater policy is located in: IHOP 08.01.19.


If you have any questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact Environmental Health and Safety/Mr. Billy Martin at:  (409) 747-0515.


Contact:     Email: William Martin     For: EHS     Phone: 713-569-6112
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Women's Resource Group partnering up with Shriner's Share Your Christmas event
First Published 11/18/2022

WRG along with Shriner's Staff will be hosting a Share Your Christmas Event to give back to the caregivers of the patients at Shriner's hospital. We are seeking donations such as gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Whataburger & McDonald's) along with bags for personal hygiene items, plush blankets and assorted socks.

If you would like to donate, please reach out to Elizabeth Botello 409-772-3062 or email ejbotell@utmb.edu.

All donations will be scheduled for pick up between 12/5-7/2022- Elizabeth Botello will make necessary arrangements.

WRG thanks you in advance and appreciates any donations received. 

Contact:     Email: Elizabeth Botello, Chair WRG     For: Occupational Therapy     Phone: 4097723062
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Dengue Vaccine Study- RECRUTING NOW!
First Published 11/28/2022

The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences-Clinical Trials Program is recruiting healthy men and women who are 18-50 years of age for a dengue vaccine clinical trial. 


You may qualify if you:

                                                                                Have never had a dengue or zika infection              

     Have never received a dengue vaccine

          Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding


Additional requirements apply, which the study team can discuss with you.

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided.

Please contact Robert Cox, RN, at (409)772-5278 or roacox@utmb.edu for more information.

Contact:     Email: Robert Cox     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5278
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Cafe On The Court Menu
First Published 11/28/2022

Cafe On The Court

Weekly Menu

for the week of November 28, 2022

Please click on the link below to see our amazing Fall menu options we have for this week!



COTC Menu Wk of 11-28-22.pdf

Contact:     Email: Irene Galicia     For: Auxiliary Enterprises     Phone: 409-772-8673
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1st Annual Blue Santa!!
First Published 11/28/2022

This holiday season, help bring smiles to the children to UTMB Pediatrics! Please donate an unwrapped toy for all ages (0 to teens) by December 16.

Donation box locations: Pediatrics Galveston Admin office, Administration Bldg 1st floor, Rebecca Sealy near badge office, Clear Lake Campus Police Office and League City Campus Police Office.


For additional information, please contact Lori Blackwell or Lizette Perez.

Contact:     Email: Lori Blackwell     For: Strategic Branding and Communication     Phone: 4097720196
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7th Annual Neuroscience Graduate Student Symposium, 12/1 - 2/2022
First Published 11/28/2022


The Department of Neurobiology

And the

Neuroscience Graduate Program


The 7th Annual Neuroscience Graduate Program Student Symposium

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Session 1

12:30 – 12:55 p.m. First Year Students:  Background and Research Interests

1:00- 3:00 p.m. Second Year Student Presentations

Friday, December 2, 2022

Session 2

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Third and Fourth Year Student Presentations

Session 3

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Fifth Year and Up Student Presentations


Room 2.220

Everyone Welcome

Contact:     Email: Debra Moncrief     For: Neurobiology     Phone: 4097722124
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How to leverage your network and build an innovative environment: A student's perspective
First Published 11/28/2022


Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 12-1:30PM Via Teams

Deciding on a career path is stressful; doing it alone is worse. Join us in a panel discussion to learn how to build your network and to later leverage your network to suit your goals. Tune in for advice on how to find the right people to help you at every step along the way and over every bump in the road.

This panel will be focused on the student’s perspective to finding these resources and knowing when to utilize them.

For more information contact a member of our team @ innovate@utmb.edu  - Register to attend @ https://utmb.startuptree.co/events

Teams Link - https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OGM0NjMzZGMtMTM1Zi00MTkxLWJmNDAtMmNiZWRiMTgwYzI4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%227bef256d-85db-4526-a72d-31aea2546852%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2285f19b8a-69b0-47a4-917c-d4e07e717bba%22%7d 




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Contact:     Email: Lanette Harris     For: Vice President of Research     Phone: 4097721617
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IPE TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course for Faculty and Staff !
First Published 11/29/2022

Office of Interprofessional Education

TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Course

The TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) Master Training Course is an interactive train-the-trainer course that prepares participants to plan, teach, implement, and sustain TeamSTEPPS® Fundamentals. This course produces Master Trainers, who will be trained to offer TeamSTEPPS® training and certification. Approximately 6 hours or more of online pre-work must be completed at least 10 days prior to the training.

When: January 19, 2023, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Where: Levin Hall Dining Room, 2.217

Who: All faculty and staff

Why: To train future health care workers to work in teams.

Light Breakfast and Box Lunch will be provided.

For more information, visit our website:  www.utmb.edu/hec/ipep

Or email: mcwade@utmb.edu



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Contact:     Email: M. Clay Wade     For: Interprofessional Education - HEC     Phone: 409 266-1688
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First Published 11/30/2022



Sealy Center on Aging (SCOA) &

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health (CIRWH)


FY2023 Pilot Research Grant Program in Gender Differences and Aging



The objective of this program is to stimulate the development of new research initiatives in the strategic areas of gender differences among aging populations


  • Any full-time UTMB faculty member is eligible to apply; junior faculty are encouraged to apply and may receive special consideration.
  •  Investigators may not submit more than one application for consideration.
  • Grants must address gender differences among the elderly


Pilot grants of up to $20,000 are available for the development of new research ideas.

All funds must be spent by August 15, 2023.

  • Carry-over across fiscal years is not possible due to institutional budgeting requirements.
  • Funds may not be used for faculty salary or for indirect costs.
  • Funds may not be used for equipment purchase or travel.
  • Funds may not be used for research taking place outside of the UTMB campus.


PROPOSAL PACKAGE. Please organize your application as follows (2 pages maximum, not including References, Biosketches, Budget, and Other Support):

A. Title of the proposal

B. Names, affiliation, and expertise of the PI and collaborators as relevant to the proposal.

C. Specific Aims - What do you intend to do?

D. Significance - Why is the work important? What has already been done? If the aims of the application are achieved, how will scientific knowledge be advanced and health outcomes improved?

E. Innovation - Does the project employ novel concepts, approaches, or methods? Does the project challenge existing paradigms or develop new collaborations, methodologies or technologies?

F. Approach - Are the conceptual framework, design, methods, and analyses adequately developed, well integrated, and appropriate to the aims of the project? Are appropriate controls, potential problems, and alternative tactics considered? Is an appropriate approach developed to perform the work and analyze/interpret the results?

G. Relevance - How will the proposed project strengthen gender differences and/or aging research at UTMB? Will the project employ useful collaborative arrangements that take advantage of the unique strengths of the scientific environment at UTMB?

H. Future funding - Explain how this pilot grant will help lead to future funding.

I. References - this section is not considered in page limitations.

J. Biosketch of PI and key personnel - this section is not considered in page limitations.

K. Detailed budget and budget justification - Salary support for faculty is not allowed, but is allowable for technicians, research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, etc. You should use PHS 398 form for preparing the budget: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html. This section is not considered in page limitations.

L. Other support and additional funds that are available (or pending) for developing the proposed project. Junior investigators should also list start-up funds. This section is not considered in page limitations.

SUBMISSION. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on January 15, 2023. Please send a single PDF file to Susan Ball (srball@utmb.edu). Please name your file as “[LastName]_CIRWH_FY2023.pdf,”


Reviewers will be asked to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the proposal, as well as the likelihood that successful completion of the proposed project will advance the goals of CIRWH and SCOA.

Awards will be made depending on the availability of the funds and with a start date of February 15, 2023.


  • By accepting this funding, awardee(s) agree to acknowledge CIRWH and SCOA as an affiliation and source of financial support on all research products related to the grant.
  • Awardee(s) will submit a final report detailing the status of the study, resources committed, and value created (new manuscripts, disclosures, grants, etc.). This report will be due 45 days after the end date of the project.
  • Awardee(s) will be required to present their data/final report to the CIRWH-SCOA seed grant committee and/or at a UTMB-hosted conference.
Contact:     Email: Susan Ball     For: CIRWH     Phone: 409-772-5171
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UTMB Holiday Vendor Market
First Published 12/1/2022

Still have some holiday shopping to do? The Galveston Nursing Retention Council has you covered!

On Tuesday, December 6th, the Galveston Nursing Retention Council will be hosting a Holiday Vendor Market in

Jennie Sealy on the 4th floor from 0900-1300

Check out the link below for the flyer with a sneak peak at some of the vendors participating. We hope to see you there! 

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Contact:     Email: Sara Niebuhr     For: Nursing Education and Advancement Resources (NEAR)     Phone: 4096827618
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Epic EMR Maintenance Alert
First Published 12/1/2022

Epic EMR Unavailable – December 6, 2022 – 10:15p-12:15a

The Epic EMR will be unavailable Tuesday, December 6 from 10:15pm to 12:15am (2215-0015), due to maintenance.  During this timeframe, Epic access will be prohibited, including the read-only version.

All users should follow established downtime procedures for their area.


Please contact Epic Support at 25200, option 4 with any question.

Contact:     Email: Raul Perez     For: IS-OPS-TECH-Services     Phone: 409-266-2273
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One Post Doc Position Available - TL1 Request for Applications
First Published 11/30/2022

NIH/NCATS TL1 Institutional Training Core (TL1TR001440) “UTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award” Call for Applications

The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) defines translation as the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public — from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioral changes. Because of the complexity of the translational research pipeline, multidisciplinary team science is recognized as an essential vehicle for the efficient advancement of translational research to produce meaningful health outcomes. To effectively engage in team science, translational scientists not only need strong discipline-specific knowledge and technical expertise, but also must be knowledgeable about essential skills and competencies for team-based translational science.

Current Positions Available: One postdoctoral positions are available for appointment beginning February 1, 2023. This is a 1 year appointment with an option to renew for a second year.

Eligibility: All scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of appointment. Faculty mentors who are not currently affiliated with this TL1 Training Program must be approved and added as a Training Program Faculty Mentor (see Mentor Criteria/Responsibilities below). Inclusion of a clinical co-mentor is required for all scholars. The ideal applicant will be in their 2nd or 3rd year of pre-doctoral training.

Click here for more information.

Completed applications are due January 2, 2023 at 5 p.m.


Contact:     Email: Jennifer Betancourt     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 24185
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Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds 12/13/2022
First Published 12/1/2022


The University Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

“Acute Inhalational Exposure to Hydrazines: Spaceflight Recovery Considerations.”


Rebecca Blue, MD, MPH

Flight Surgeon

UTMB/KBR Human Health & Performance 

 NASA Johnson Space Center

Brian Hanshaw, DO, MPH, Maj, USAF

Aerospace Medicine Chief Resident

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 -8:00 - 9:00 AM


Objectives: By the end of this session, leaners will be able to:


  1. The audience will learn about the evidence base regarding physiological sequelae of acute hydrazine exposure.
  2. The audience will understand the risk stratification and time frame of likely or anticipated sequelae following acute hydrazine exposure
  3. The audience will learn about the risks of hyperfocus on uncommon or unexpected sequelae from acute hydrazine exposures.

Supported By: UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency, University of Texas Medical Branch.

Target Audience and Needs: Faculty, physicians, medical students, and other healthcare professionals involved in AerospaceMedicineneedregularupdatesoncurrentprinciplesandresearchinaerospacemedicineaswellasethics and public health topics. This series intends to provide a means to share ideas and current practices, opportunities for professional interaction, and to act as a resource in preparing residents as professionals, with the result of improved practice performance and patient careoutcomes.

Educational Methods: Educational methods will include lectures.

Activity Evaluation: Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.

Disclosure Statement: (Planning Committee Members): Ronak V. Shah, DO, MBA, MPH, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, MD, MPH, Amy Kreykes, MD, MPH, Natacha Chough, MD, MPH, Yvette Schulz, MBA, and Heather Peel have no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

DisclosureStatement:(Speaker):Rebecca Blue, MD, MPH and Brian Hanshaw, DO, MPH, Maj., USAFhavenorelevantrelationshipswithcommercialintereststo disclose.

Accreditation: The University of Texas Medical Branch is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation:TheUniversityofTexasMedicalBranchdesignatesthisliveactivityforamaximumof1AMAPRACategory 1Credits™.Physiciansshouldclaimonlythecreditcommensuratewiththeextentoftheirparticipationintheactivity.”

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Contact:     Email: Heather Peel     For: School of Public and Population Health     Phone: 4097726131
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