UTMB Announcements for 4/18/2014

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Positive Thinking to Achieve Positive Results
The Infectious Diseases and Immunity Colloquium
ZIGEYEWEAR JUST ARRIVED AT UTMB OPTICAL CENTER
The Eye, Ocular Diseases, and Visual Artists
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
All cost centers Monthly Reconciliations
The Final Oral Examination of Alexandre Esadze
Medication Take-back Event -Four Sites to Choose
K'S CREATIONS IS BACK!
Winter Wear Sale
Sealy Center for Vaccine Development - Seminar
Sponsored Programs Hot Topics - April 30
FREE Office Supplies
The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is back!!!!
UTMB Earth Day Upcycle Art & Function Display
IMPORTANT!! NIH and AHRQ ANNOUNCE UPDATED POLICY FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Take the UTMB Communication Survey to Help Us Strike the Right Balance
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma Research Study
SPECIAL LECTURE: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD of Duke University

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY4/17/2014
GOT AN INNOVATIVE IDEA? APPLY FOR A PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD NOW!4/14/2014
Jeane Kempner Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Scholar Awards3/21/2014
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS4/17/2014
Roberto Logrono, M.D., Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine and Award Ceremony4/7/2014
Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities3/31/2014
Pneumococcal Vaccine Study for Infants4/14/2014
All cost centers Monthly Reconciliations4/11/2014
AEROSPACE MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS4/11/2014
1115 Medicaid Waiver Speaker Series: DSRIP by the Numbers4/15/2014
Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends, and Caregivers4/16/2014
HomeTown Science 3D presents Cheryl Watson, PhD, How Environmental Hormone Impersonators Disrupt Signaling in your Cells4/17/2014

Positive Thinking to Achieve Positive Results
First Published 4/18/2014

Thoughts drive our behaviors and behaviors get us our results.  We are living in a world of challenges and it is very hard to stay positive, that is why we need all the tools, and strategies to help us achieve better results to live a positive life.

 

When:  April 23, 2014

Where:  Open Gates - Rm. 201

Time:  12 - 1 PM

 To register for this class, please visit:   http://ebizlearn.utmb.edu/psp/ps/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&

 Your registration will be processed through the Enterprise Learning Management system.  Sign in with your username and password then follow these steps to submit your registration:

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Contact:     Email: Catherine Tranchina     For: HR/TOD     Phone: 76715
 
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The Infectious Diseases and Immunity Colloquium
First Published 4/18/2014

Presents

"Challenges and Opportunities in the Lassa [and Ebola] Endemic Zone of West Africa"

by

Robert F. Garry, Ph.D.

Professor/ Assistant Dean

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

School of Medicine

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Basic Science Auditorium 2.212

All Welcome to Attend!!!!

Contact:     Email: Marcela Rubio     For: Microbiology & Immunology     Phone: 28140     Fax: 25065
 
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ZIGEYEWEAR JUST ARRIVED AT UTMB OPTICAL CENTER
First Published 4/18/2014

ZigEyewear just arrived at UTMB Optical Center

Looking for something different in eyewear?  ZigEyewear is now available at UTMB Optical Center.  ZigEyewear is a new level of fashion and style.  Bright colors and intricate details make this collection unlike any other.  Create a new look that is truly unique, with designs ranging from whimsical and ornate to dimensional and industrial.

Stop by today and view our selection.......colorful, fun and creative.

  • 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Open Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm

Appointments:  409-747-5823

Questions: 409-747-5824

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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The Eye, Ocular Diseases, and Visual Artists
First Published 4/18/2014

 

The Samuel G. Dunn Lectureship

In the Medical Humanities

 

The Eye, Ocular Diseases,

and Visual Artists

 

By

Richard H. Fish, M.D.

Retina Consultants of Houston

Clinical Associate Professor at

Weill Cornell Medical College and

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Ann Milligan Gray Room

The Tremont House

Reception to Follow

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 772-9386
 
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 4/18/2014

 

“Counteracting hyperglycemia by targeting

allosteric regulation of liver pyruvate kinase”

 

Presented by

 

Aron W. Fenton, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, Kansas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

April 24, 2014

4:00 p.m.

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME 

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Phone: 22742
 
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All cost centers Monthly Reconciliations
First Published 4/18/2014

To assist in complying with UT System Policy 142.1 which requires the monthly reconciliation of all cost centers, the Office of Accounting has created an on-line course which may be accessed through UTMB’s online training resource  (ELM). The course outlines the Internal Control environment, specific internal controls such as segregation of duties, and provides guidelines for performing an actual reconciliation.  This course is required by anyone with new financial reconciliation responsibilities or for those individuals who have previously attended a class but would like a refresher. 

 

Please contact Carole Bell for access to the course or if you have any questions.

Contact:     Email: Carole Bell     For: Finance - Accounting     Phone: 409-747-7232
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Alexandre Esadze
First Published 4/18/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Alexandre Esadze

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

May 7, 2014

11:00 A.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING MOLECULAR, SUB-MOLECULAR AND ATOMIC MECHANISMS OF FACILITATED TARGET SEARCH ON DNA

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair:

James Lee, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

Wlodek Bujalowski, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Terumi Midoro Horiuti, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Junji Iwahara, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Sankar Mitra, Ph.D., Professor, Department Of Radiation Oncology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Anatoly Kolomeysky, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Medication Take-back Event -Four Sites to Choose
First Published 4/18/2014

 

Is your medicine cabinet overflowing? Dispose of your expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. Keep them out of the wrong hands and the environment. Bring them to one of the sites for the Medication Take Back Event sponsored by the Southeast Texas Poison Center at UTMB Health and the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2013 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573

And

UTMB Health Eye Center, 700 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550

Plus

Houston Police Dept.-Clear Lake Substation, 2855 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058

Also

Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood,TX 77546

 

DO bring unused or expired prescription medications as well as out-of-date or unwanted over-the-counter medications.

DO bring pills in their original container. Names may be marked out if preferred.

DO bring liquids in their original container.

DON’T bring needles or other ‘sharps’.

As a local citizen, you can participate by driving through either of the drop-off sites at UTMB, where controlled volunteers will take your medications for proper disposal. The collection program is anonymous. You will not even have to get out of your vehicle.

DEA coordinates a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from community medicine cabinets.

The national website is http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html where you can find a list of all collection sites.

 
Contact: Email: Jon Thompson For: Poison Center Phone: 409-772-3306

 

Contact:     Email: Jon Thompson     For: Poison Center     Phone: 409-772-3306
 
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K'S CREATIONS IS BACK!
First Published 4/18/2014

Drop by and visit with the nice folks from K’s Creations and you’ll find an easy and

  convenient way to shop for great gifts or something uplifting for yourself.

 Discover a fun assortment of gifts including women’s clothing and accessories,

Popcorn Shirts which fit most (Small to Extra Large), scarves, fashion jewelry,

 Austrian crystal night lights, decorative angels and crosses, and a whole lot of

 new merchandise to choose from for yourself, your family, and all your friends.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 21ST

THROUGH

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD

 

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EACH DAY

 

LOBBY

RESEARCH BUILDING 6

(OLD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL)

 

Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.

 

Proceeds benefit patient and volunteer programs.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

 

Contact:     Email: Mary Moody     For: Volunteer Services     Phone: 22549
 
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Winter Wear Sale
First Published 4/18/2014

SALE!!!!

15% OFF ALL WINTER WEAR

Hoodies, sweat pants, sweat shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, & selected scrubs

(Fleece and Port Authority Jackets not included)

While supplies last! 

Contact:     Email: Bookstore     For: UTMB Bookstore     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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Sealy Center for Vaccine Development - Seminar
First Published 4/18/2014

 

Haitao Hu, MD, PhD

Research Scientist

US Military HIV Research Program

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

 

“Interactions between CD4 T cells and HIV: implications for AIDS

pathogenesis and vaccine design

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2:00-3:00 PM

1.100 Galveston National Laboratory

 

Everyone is invited to attend. If you do not have badge access to the GNL, you must

RSVP with your UTMB ID to Rosharon Preacher at Ext. 78140 or

rspreach@utmb.edu by April 21, 2014. 

Contact:     Email: Sandra Rivas     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development     Phone: 7-8160     Fax: 2-6663
 
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Sponsored Programs Hot Topics - April 30
First Published 4/18/2014

Hot Topics**

Is This Really The End?…What to know before you close out your award

 Wednesday, April 30, 2014  

9:00 -10:00 am

Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304

Presented By Research Services Staff

RSVP at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining


**Rescheduled from April 16

Sponsored Programs Hot Topics is held every month on the 3rd Wednesday, 9-10 in RSH 4.302/4.

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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FREE Office Supplies
First Published 4/18/2014

FREEOFFICE SUPPLIES

Come get your FREE gently used Office Supplies

From the

UTMB SWAP SHOP Booth

At the 2014 UTMB Earth Day Event on

Friday, May 2nd

10:00-2:00

www.utmb.edu/earthday

Please bring your unwanted office supplies to swap and shop

You can even shop without bringing anything to swap

OR

Volunteer Formto work the Earth Day booth and receive a FREE Earth Day T-Shirt and a chance at the door prize drawing

AND

WE ARE ALSO REQUESTING VOLUNTEERS

To prepare the UTMB Springtime Swap Shop

For the upcoming UTMB Earth Day Event

Please Join Us On

OUR LAST SPRUCE UP DAY

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9:30-11:30

Sort, label and consolidate the items.  Set aside items for the auction such as toner cartridges.

Even if you can only help for 15 minutes, it’ll be greatly appreciated.

The Swap Shop Cage is located in the basement

of the Materials Management Surplus Inventory area

(Dress comfortably)

*****

To Volunteer - Contact Florence McMillian (Flo): 772-1293 or cell (409) 354-1285

flmcmill@utmb.edu

 

Please Note:  All April 22, Volunteers who help out will receive either a UTMB Health Sustainability LED Night Light that shuts off during the day time, or a pair of sunglasses.

 

Thanks again for your recycling participation,

Florence McMillian (Flo)

Contact:     Email: Florence McMillian (Flo)     For: Willed-Body Program     Phone: 772-1293     Fax: 772-2941
 
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The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is back!!!!
First Published 4/18/2014

Because of last year's highly successful Innovation Challenge, it is returning - much improved and expanded in scope!

Innovation Challenge 2014 will launch May 1 with the IDEAxCHANGE forum. This forum will still be hosted at utmb.ideascale.com

Similar to last year, a critical component of Innovation Challenge 2014 will be the Collaborative Innovation class. In this class, cross-campus teams will be trained to find breakthrough solutions to challenges and problems selected from the IDEAxCHANGE forum.  

Collaborative Innovation teams will then present their solutions to UTMB and UT leadership in the Challenge Tank on August 14.

If you are interested (and up for the "challenge"), please consider registering for the Collaborative Innovation class. The registration form can be found here: http://www.its.utmb.edu/documents/Collaborative_Innovation-Registration2014.pdf

Class registration is open from April 18 - May 10; the class runs from May 20 - August 14. 

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Clinical and Translational Science Award     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 409-747-CTSA (2872)
 
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UTMB Earth Day Upcycle Art & Function Display
First Published 4/18/2014

UTMB Earth Day Celebration 2014

Upcycle Art & Function Display

 

What have you made with found, cast away or broken materials?

We want to see your artwork, home decor, furniture and more!

 

This is not a contest, but an opportunity to show your creativity by using "trash" to make treasure.

Photographs are accepted until April 30, if your creation is too big to bring to campus.

All entries will receive a free Earth Day t-shirt or tote bag!

All entries must be delivered to the front of the UTMB Library by 9:00 a.m. on May 2, and removed b 2:00 p.m. on May 2.

 

For more information contact:

Ruth Finkelstein at (409) 747-1247, or rfinkels@utmb.edu

Robin Baker at (409) 747-6736, or rlbaker@utmb.edu

 

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Ruth Finkelstein     For: Office of The Pres Operations     Phone: 409-747-1247
 
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IMPORTANT!! NIH and AHRQ ANNOUNCE UPDATED POLICY FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION
First Published 4/18/2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announce a change in policy on application submissions. Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date. The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, the NIH and AHRQ will accept a new (A0) application following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application. The subsequent new application need not demonstrate substantial changes in scientific direction compared to previously reviewed submissions, and must not contain an introduction to respond to the critiques from the previous review.

NIH's policy for accepting overlapping applications remains in effect (see NOT-OD-09-100). The NIH will not accept duplicate or highly overlapping applications under review at the same time. This means that the NIH will not accept:

*   a new (A0) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of an overlapping resubmission (A1) application.

*   a resubmission (A1) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of the previous new (A0) application.

*   an application that has substantial overlap with another application pending appeal of initial peer review (see NOT-OD-11-101).

For the complete notice, please see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-074.html

Contact:     Email: Melodi Moore     For: Research Services Research Education     Phone: 6-9428
 
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Take the UTMB Communication Survey to Help Us Strike the Right Balance
First Published 4/18/2014

You spoke. We listened. In response to your You Count! feedback, we are looking at ways to improve communication throughout UTMB.

To best evaluate the institution’s communication challenges and determine the right solutions, it will be very helpful to have some specific information from you about your preferences and opinions.
Two UTMB Communication Surveys—one for managers and supervisors, and one for employees who don’t supervise others—are now available.
Both versions of the survey are brief and anonymous. Each is available in printed form as well. Responses received by April 30, 2014 will be included in final results.
If you are a manager or supervisor, please click here to take the survey.
For all other employees, please click here to take the survey.
(Please note: You may also have received a link to the survey via email.)
For a paper option or if you have a question, contact the Internal Communications team in the Office of Marketing and Communications at (409) 772-2618 or via email.
Contact:     Email: Raymond Brouillard     For: Marketing and Communications     Phone: 22618
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - For Asthma Research Study
First Published 4/18/2014

Subjects With Asthma Are Needed

 

You could qualify for one of our studies if you have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma AND are between the ages of 18 and 65 and are a non-smoker for at least one year. Eligible Participants will be reimbursed for their time.

William J. Calhoun, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Clinical Trials Office 

Contact:     Email: Afifa Khalil     For: Clinical Trials Office     Phone: 409-747-1887
 
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SPECIAL LECTURE: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD of Duke University
First Published 4/18/2014

Please join us for a special lecture brought to you by the Center for Recovery, Physcial Activity and Nutrition and the Sealy Center on Aging:

 

Wednesday, April 23rd from 1-2pm

SHP 1.104

 

Aligning National Priorities with Stakeholder Input to Improve Post-acute Stroke Care Delivery

 

Presented by Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA

Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

Senior Fellow, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Fellow, American Heart Association 

Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: (409) 266-9675
 
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LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
First Published 4/17/2014

If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, you can spend $500-$800 a year to see clearly. Many LASIK patients can see well without glasses or contacts, meaning that LASIK will pay for itself in just a few years.

Right now UTMB employees and family members can get special pricing for LASIK. UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering custom wavefront LASIK services at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members.

Get a free LASIK evaluation by calling 1-866-685-6995.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

UTMB offers LASIK eye care by experienced LASIK specialist and UTMB ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley. Dr. Merkley has more than 17 years of experience, having performed more than 20,000 laser vision correction procedures.

Click here to friend UTMB Health Eye Center on Facebook to learn more about eye health and Eye Center news.

Contact:     Email: Joffe Center     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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GOT AN INNOVATIVE IDEA? APPLY FOR A PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD NOW!
First Published 4/14/2014

The President's Cabinet Awards Committee seeks proposals for the 2014 President's Cabinet Awards. The theme of this year's awards is The UTMB Health-Galveston Community: Building Our Future Together. This theme explicitly recognizes the shared interests of the university and its surrounding community in promoting a vibrant and supportive environment on Galveston Island. Projects that mobilize the creativity, ingenuity and dedication of the students, staff and faculty of UTMB to benefit the community are especially encouraged.

Proposal forms can be downloaded online at www.utmb.edu/cabinet

Submission deadline is Friday, May 30 at 4:30 PM in room 5.128 of Rebecca Sealy.

Winning projects will be announced by September 1. 

Contact:     Email: Marie A. Marczak     For: Development     Phone: 409-747-4876     Fax: 409-747-3350
 
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Jeane Kempner Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Scholar Awards
First Published 3/21/2014

 

Jeane B. Kempner

Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Scholar Awards

2015

Application Requirements

Eligibility

Candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellowship must have received their PhD or MD degree from UTMB within the past five (5) years to be eligible and should have strong backgrounds in research and be able to work independently. Those students who are in their last year of graduate studies are also eligible to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, provided that they will have completed their graduate education and be ready to initiate postdoctoral training by the time the fellowship starts (usually September 1st).

Candidates for a Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship must be graduate students (enrolled in either a PhD or MD/PhD program) who have successfully entered candidacy or medical students who have completed their second year of medical school. Student applicants must be currently enrolled at UTMB and be in good academic standing. All candidates should have achieved academic excellence during their undergraduate and graduate career. Individuals holding a non-resident visa to the United States who are not US citizens are eligible but should inform the Fellowship Committee of their visa status so that appropriate action can be taken on their behalf should a fellowship be granted to them. Postdoctoral research projects under the Kempner Fellowship can be conducted at UTMB or any other accredited national or international academic institution. Pre-doctoral research projects must be conducted at UTMB.

Application

The applications are available at: http://gsbs.utmb.edu/students/kempner/

and should be submitted online without exception. Deadline for receipt is by 5 p.m. April 21, 2014. Awards will be announced in June 2013. Completed reference letters and transcripts may be forwarded to Angelina Tropea, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Suite 4.429 Levin Hall, Route 1050, Galveston, Texas 77555-1050.

Deadline: April 21, 2014

Any questions concerning the application process should be directed to:

Angelina Tropea at atropea@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 4/17/2014

Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


“Application of Molecular Testing in Cytopathology”

presented by

Cecilia G. Clement, MD
Cytopathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
UTMB – Galveston


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

·         Discuss the suitability of cytology specimens for molecular testing

·         Identify the molecular techniques most commonly used in cytopathology practice

·         Review some examples of the application of molecular testing in neoplasms

·         Evaluate the role of molecular techniques in cytopathology for the diagnosis of infectious disease

·         Illustrate the use of real-time PCR for the detection of Histoplasma in cytology


Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

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

 

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


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

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

 

If you do not have access to the GNL, you must RSVP with your UTMB ID# to Paula Gabriles at plgabril@utmb.edu by
Friday, April 18th.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles, Grand Rounds Coordinator     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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Roberto Logrono, M.D., Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine and Award Ceremony
First Published 4/7/2014

David H. Walker, M.D.
and
The Family of Roberto Logroño, M.D.

Cordially Invite You to the
Roberto Logroño, M.D., Lectureship
For Professionalism in Medicine and Award Ceremony

Honoring
Joan E. Nichols, Ph.D.

at the
Roberto Logroño, M.D.
Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine

Monday, April 21, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Caduceus Room,

Reception Immediately Following the Awards Ceremony
Ballinger Mills Room

Please RSVP to Sherrill Hebert
at smhebert@utmb.edu or 409-772-3989

Contact:     Email: Sherrill Hebert     For: Pathology     Phone: 23989     Fax: 21850
 
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Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities
First Published 3/31/2014

 

Visual Image and the

Future of the Medical Humanities

 

May 9 and 10, 2014

Open Gates Conference Center

25th and Broadway

Galveston, Texas

  

This conference brings together scholars, clinicians, scientific investigators and artists to discuss the role of visual images in the medical humanities: how they are being created, circulated, used in medical settings and beyond. We are interested in recognizing how the visualization of health impact patients and healers (broadly defined) in dynamic ways to develop new languages in which to speak to and about them with people around the world. We see this conference as the first step in establishing a collaborative dialogue regarding the contemporary and historical status of the visual image within the medical humanities through a series of follow‐up meetings and projects held in USA & Europe.

 

For information and registration go to
http://imh.utmb.edu/visual-image-conference

  Seating is Limited

 

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 772-9386
 
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Pneumococcal Vaccine Study for Infants
First Published 4/14/2014

We are looking for healthy infants to participate in a pneumococcal vaccine study.  Infants should be in good health between the ages of 6 to 12 weeks.  Infants and their parents or guardians will be seen in the Primary Care Pavilion six times over the next 13 months.  Reimbursement for time and travel is provided. 

Please contact Lori Simon at 747-9240 or lasimon@utmb.edu or scvd.ctg@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Lori Simon     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development - Clinical Trials Group     Phone: 747-9240
 
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All cost centers Monthly Reconciliations
First Published 4/11/2014

To assist in complying with UT System Policy 142.1 which requires the monthly reconciliation of all cost centers, the Office of Accounting has created an on-line course which may be accessed through UTMB’s online training resource  (ELM). The course outlines the Internal Control environment, specific internal controls such as segregation of duties, and provides guidelines for performing an actual reconciliation.  This course is required by anyone with new financial reconciliation responsibilities or for those individuals who have previously attended a class but would like a refresher. 

 

Please contact Carole Bell for access to the course or if you have any questions.

Contact:     Email: Carole Bell     For: Finance - Accounting     Phone: 409-747-7232
 
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AEROSPACE MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 4/11/2014

  

   

Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds

 

8:00 AM CST, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 

“Testosterone Deficiency in Men”

 

Glenn R. Cunningham, MD

Professor of Medicine and Molecular & Cellular Biology

Director, SLEH-BCM Diabetes Program

Baylor College of Medicine

  

Objectives:

 

1. Recognize the tests that are preferred to make a diagnosis of testosterone deficiency in men.

2. Understand the potential benefits of testosterone replacement therapy in testosterone deficient men.

3. Describe the potential risk of testosterone replacement therapy.

  

Broadcast Live from Universities Space Research Association (USRA)

3600 Bay Area Blvd., (at Middlebrook Drive) in Clear Lake, TX

Simulcast to UTMB in the Televideo Conferencing Room, 5.521 Levin Hall

 

Supported By: UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency

University of Texas Medical Branch and USRA Division of Space Life Sciences

  

Webcast: To view Grand Rounds using a PC, download the latest version of Apple Quick Time Player, reboot and enter URL – http://129.109.152.33/stream.sdp

Educational Method:  Lecture                                                                       Target Audience:  Doctors, Residents, Students, Scientists and Alumni

  

Disclosure Statement (Speaker): Dr. Alexander discloses that he is a consultant for Abb Vie, Clarus Therapeutics, Endo Pharma, Ferring, and Repros company. Dr. Alexander discloses that he receives grant/research support for Abb Vie (Peter Snyder, PI) company.

Disclosure Statement: (Planning Committee Members): Drs. James M. Vanderploeg, Tarah Castleberry,   Yvette Schulz, Dale Ward and Brenda Johnson Med, CCMEP have no relevant 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:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Melanie Medina     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-747-6131
 
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1115 Medicaid Waiver Speaker Series: DSRIP by the Numbers
First Published 4/15/2014

Please join Katrina Lambrecht, JD, MBA and the UTMB Waiver Operations' team on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:30 am in Levin Hall Dining Room for a presentation and discussion related to the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program (1115 Medicaid Waiver).  The presentation will explore UTMB's role in the 1115 Waiver and update participants on UTMB's progress with Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to see how transformational projects under the 1115 Medicaid Waiver are impacting the work being done at UTMB and throughout the communities served. 

Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Water and a healthy snack will be provided.  Participants who wish to learn more about the 1115 Medicaid Waiver prior to attending the session may visit UTMB’s Waiver Website at: http://www.utmb.edu/1115/.

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Contact:     Email: Craig S. Kovacevich, MA     For: Office of the President     Phone: 409-747-6047     Fax: 409-747-0896
 
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Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends, and Caregivers
First Published 4/16/2014

UTMB Sealy Center for Aging and Galveston First Presbyterian ChurchPresent

Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia,

their Families, Friends and Caregivers

Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

UTMB Levin Hall Dining Room, Second Floor, 10th and Market Streets

 

Galveston area families, their loved ones with dementia, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Following each gourmet buffet dinner a panel of dementia and Alzheimer’s specialists will lead an interactive conversation. Panel leader is Dr. Mikaila Raji. Other panelists will enjoy dinner with the attendees.

April 1: Spend a Day in the Shoes of a Dementia Caregiver

April 8: Learn to Live and Grow with Dementia

April 15: Caregivers’ Need for Support and Education

April 29: Working Together to Break the Stigma 

Panelists include Dr. Mukaila Raji, UTMB director of geriatric medicine; Dr. Erin Hommel, UTMB assistant professor of geriatrics; Adele Herzfeld and Lisa Moore, UTMB geriatric social workers; Bronja Michejenko, nurse educator at UTMB’s Acute Center for Elders hospital unit; Ana Guerrero and Krista Dunn of the Houston Alzheimer’s Association; Alice Williams, director of Libbie’s Place Senior Day Care Program; Oma Morey, UTMB associate professor of geriatrics and author of the play Long Way Home; Andrea Wirt, UTMB geriatric nurse practitioner; Kristen Carlson, owner and administrator of Greater Galveston Right at Home;and the Reverend Helen Appelberg, director of UTMB’s Center for Spirituality of Aging.

$5 per person • Free parking at 11th St. lot between Market and Mechanic streets

Reservations: 409-266-9635 • Further information: Rev. Helen Appelberg, 409-789-1070

 

Reservations requested the Friday before each Tuesday dinner 409-266-9635

 

 

 
Contact:     Email: Danielle Lipscomb     For: Internal Medicine- Geriatrics     Phone: 409-266-9635
 
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HomeTown Science 3D presents Cheryl Watson, PhD, How Environmental Hormone Impersonators Disrupt Signaling in your Cells
First Published 4/17/2014

Join us for the HomeTown Science 3D Health and Science Talk Series: April 19 - 1 p.m. CST

Dr. Watson will give a talk directed to the public (non-scientists) about how chemicals in everyday consumer products and the contaminated environment can mimic natural hormones -- but imperfectly --disrupting the normal balance of hormone actions in humans and animals. Learn how BPAs used in plastics have been replaced by an equally questionable chemical, BPS. She will also discuss ways that scientists and the public can support solutions to this problem.

Presentations are in the virtual 3D world of Second Life and simulcast on the web.  See http://www.utmb.edu/hometownscience for more information on HomeTown Science 3D presentations and how to use Second Life to attend.

If you cannot attend in Second Life on the 19th, view the event from the web by using the Livestream link: http://www.livestream.com/utmbls1.
 

Contact:     Email: Ellen Adriance     For: UTMB - Texas City Operations     Phone: 409.986.2549
 
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