UTMB Announcements for 9/20/2019

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Parts of UTMB website unavailable late Sunday night
2019 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
SharePoint data migrations are coming—is your organization ready?
Scheduled Epic EMR Maintenance
TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series
Pathology Grand Rounds
E. ALAMER - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar – 9/27/19

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Office of Biostatistics is now offering ***GraphPad Prism*** software licenses9/18/2019
Standing Together for Fall Prevention - Friday, Sept. 279/12/2019
Fundamentals of Grants Management for Faculty9/17/2019
Scheduled Avaya System Maintenance9/19/2019
Malnutrition Awareness Week September 23-27, 20199/18/2019
Extended Hours and Walk-in Clinic, Webster9/18/2019
Malnutrition Awareness Week September 23-27, 20199/19/2019

Parts of UTMB website unavailable late Sunday night
First Published 9/20/2019

Many of UTMB’s websites and web pages--including the public, intranet and patient home pages (www.utmb.edu, intranet.utmb.edu and utmbhealth.com)--will be intermittently unavailable on Sunday night (9/22/2019) beginning at 11 p.m. The internet service disruption is expected to last approximately 30 to 45 minutes, and will allow system administrators to install a scheduled upgrade to the university’s digital publishing platform.

The upgrade will affect access to about half of UTMB’s websites; a temporary page will divert users to available resources during the work. Please send questions to ITC@utmb.edu or report problems or issues to the Information Services Help Desk at ishelp@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Pep Valdes     For: For IS and MarComm     Phone: Ext. 22618
 
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2019 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium
First Published 9/20/2019

Please save the date for the 2019 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium: One Health. Please check our conference website for updates: https://www.utmb.edu/globalhealth/resources/8th-annual-symposium

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Contact:     Email: Bradley Brock     For: Center for Global & Community Health     Phone: 409-772-0637
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 9/20/2019

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

 Laura McCall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

 Presenting:

“Contextualizing host-microbe interactions using chemical cartography”

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date:  Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Place: Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212

All interested persons are encouraged to attend!

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Contact:     Email: Jennifer Ellis     For: Center for Tropical Diseases     Phone: 71804
 
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SharePoint data migrations are coming—is your organization ready?
First Published 9/20/2019

Departmental data migrations from iSpace to SharePoint are beginning soon! Does your department have a SharePoint Champion? The SharePoint transition team liaisons with champions in bi-weekly online meetings, and will rely on champions as primary points of contact during your department’s migration.

At the bi-weekly online meetings, champions and team members exchange information on

  • Project Status Updates
  • Planned / upcoming project-related activities as relevant to SharePoint Champion roles and responsibilities
  • Other relevant information / updates
  • Questions and concerns

To find your SharePoint Champion, visit https://www.utmb.edu/o365/sharepoint/champions.

If your department needs a champion, and you are volunteering:

  • First, get approval from the head of your department
  • Send email to the SharePoint project team at spo@utmb.edu. Include your request, and the contact information for your department head

The SharePoint Transition team welcomes your help!

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Contact:     Email: SharePoint Transition Team     For: Information Services     Phone: (409) 772-5200
 
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Scheduled Epic EMR Maintenance
First Published 9/20/2019

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10am to 2pm (1000 - 1400), the Epic EMR will be unavailable due to a software upgrade.
During the Epic Upgrade clicking on the UTMB EMR icon will take you to a READ ONLY version of Epic.

Beginning Wednesday afternoon on September 18, 2019, in preparation for the Epic upgrade, some functions that you may perform in Epic on
a daily basis will not be available. Once the system is upgraded on September 21, these features will again be available.

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

Please contact Epic Support at 25200 option 4 with any questions.

Contact:     Email: Karen Welsh     For: Is-Clinrev-int     Phone: 4097725200
 
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TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series
First Published 9/20/2019

TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series

“Statistics in Research Collaborations: Strategies for Success”

James Grady, DrPH

Professor- Department of Community Medicine and Health Care

Assistant Director, Connecticut Convergence Institute

Director, Biostatistics Center

University Of Connecticut – UConn Health

School of Medicine

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Noon – 1 pm

Ewing Hall 1.104

This seminar contributes to achieving one or more of the CTSA core competencies in the category of Statistical Approaches.

Abstract: This talk will focus on the investigator - statistician relationship and how to form successful collaborations that result in funded studies. It will also discuss several studies where recruitment issues raised questions from funding agencies and how robust study designs played a role in answering them.

Participating TRCC Institutions include: UTMB, UTHSC-Houston, UTHSC-San Antonio, and UT Southwestern

Contact:     Email: Casey Sendejas     For: Office of Biostatistics     Phone: 409-772-6355
 
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Pathology Grand Rounds
First Published 9/20/2019

Monday, September 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jennie Sealy Hospital 2.506A

“When is a heart attack homicide? And what role may emotional state play in cardiac dysfunction?”
presented by

Erin Barnhart, MD

Chief Medical Examiner, Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, Assistant Professor,   Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

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

• Define and discuss the term “homicide” as used by the medical versus legal establishments

   • Identify scenarios in which natural and non-natural events may combine to cause death

                               • Examine the role of emotional stress in cardiac dysfunction and potential death

Methodology: Lecture followed by question and answer session

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, Heather Stevenson-Lerner 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 Statement: The 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.

Contact:     Email: Ashley Rhame     For: Pathology     Phone: x22521
 
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E. ALAMER - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar – 9/27/19
First Published 9/20/2019

 The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

“Epigenetic suppression of HIV in myeloid cells by a BRD4-modulating small molecule”

Edrous Alamer
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest:Immunology
Mentors: Haitao Hu, PhD and Lynn Soong, MD, PhD

 Friday, September 27, 2019
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Levin Hall 3.324
 

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 22322
 
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Office of Biostatistics is now offering ***GraphPad Prism*** software licenses
First Published 9/18/2019

GraphPad Prism

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Office of Biostatistics is offering GraphPad Prism Software Licenses for purchase. The cost of an annual license is $80. For assistance with purchasing a license or general questions please contact Casey Sendejas via email at casendej@utmb.edu or by phone at 409-772-6355. Below is some general information about the software which can also be found at www.graphpad.com.

Comprehensive Analysis and Powerful Statistics, Simplified

Organize Your Data Effectively

• Prism has eight different types of data tables specifically formatted for the analyses you want to run. This makes it easier to enter data correctly, choose suitable analyses, and create stunning graphs.

Perform the Right Analysis

• Prism presents an extensive library of analyses from common to highly specific—nonlinear regression, t tests, nonparametric comparisons, one-, two- and three-way ANOVA, analysis of contingency tables, survival analysis, and much more. Each analysis has a checklist to help you understand the required statistical assumptions and confirm you have selected an appropriate test.

Get Actionable Help As You Go

• Prism’s online help goes beyond your expectations. At almost every step, access thousands of pages from the online Prism Guides. Browse the Graph Portfolio and learn how to make a wide range of graph types. Tutorial data sets also help you understand why you should perform certain analyses and how to interpret your results.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

• One-Click Regression Analysis

• Countless Ways to Customize Your Graphs

• Export Publication-Quality Graphs With One Click • Enhance Collaboration

Contact:     Email: Casey Sendejas     For: Office of Biostatistics     Phone: 409-772-6355
 
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Standing Together for Fall Prevention - Friday, Sept. 27
First Published 9/12/2019

Standing Together Event

FREE and open to the public!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Join us anytime from 10 am to 2 pm

Island Community Center (4700 Broadway, Galveston), Community Room

Multiple exhibits with education: medication safety, bone health, fall recovery

Free assessments: blood pressure, muscle strength, balance, walking, posture and MORE...

Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - OLLI

For more information, call 409.763.5604 or email: regallow@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Rebecca Galloway     For: Physical Therapy     Phone: 409-772-3068
 
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Fundamentals of Grants Management for Faculty
First Published 9/17/2019

Fundamentals of Grants Management for Faculty is required for all research faculty members. The training needs to be completed only once, and if you have already taken the course you are not required to take it again.The class is designed to to familiarize faculty members with key compliance requirements for which they are responsible. If you are new faculty, or if you are new to sponsored research, please make plans to attend one of the upcoming trainings:

Wednesday, October 9
9-10 a.m.
Research Building 6, 1.108

Wednesday, November 6
4-5 p.m.
Research Building 6, 1.108

Please register in advance. Please contact Research Education if you have questions about whether you need to take this course.

 

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-266-9432
 
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Scheduled Avaya System Maintenance
First Published 9/19/2019

Voice Operation will be performing an Avaya System upgrade on 9/24 from 11pm to 3am 9/25. During this time Avaya users may experience intermittent disruptions. Emergency Orange Phones on the Galveston and ADC campus will not be affected and can be used if required.

Voice Operation will be performing an Avaya System upgrade on 9/25 from 11pm to 3am 9/26. For approximately 15 minutes to 1 hour external inbound calls may experience intermittent disruptions. Emergency Orange Phones on the Galveston and ADC campus will not be affected and can be used if required.

Contact:     Email: Joseph Castorina     For: IS Ops Voice     Phone: 4097725200
 
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Malnutrition Awareness Week September 23-27, 2019
First Published 9/18/2019

The goal of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier; educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals; and to increase awareness of nutrition’s role on patient recovery. Please join us in the following events: 

Food Drive for the Galveston County Food Bank: September 16-27, 2019. Drop Boxes in the Jennie Sealy and John Sealy lobbies as well as unit nursing stations. 

Time-Out Session: "Is Malnutrition on Your Radar"  Presented by Janna Lehe RD for caregivers and patients. Wednesday September 25, 2-3pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506A

 

Additional Opportunities for Continuing Education Hosted Daily 

Monday Sept 23, 2019

Tuesday Sept 24, 2019

Wednesday Sept 25, 2019

Thursday Sept 26, 2019

Friday Sept 27, 2019

3:00-4:30 PM

Webinar: Malnutrition Across the Spectrum: A Case-based Approach from the Acute to the Chronic Critically Ill Patient

Jennie Sealy 2.506B; see UTMB Event Calendar for ADC, LC, and CLC locations; also available by Skype*

CE Credit: 1.5 Hours for nursing, medicine, pharmacy and dietitians

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Webinar: Improving Nutrition Status in the Cancer Patient with Nutritional and Pharmacological Therapies

Jennie Sealy 2.506B; see UTMB Event Calendar for ADC, LC, and CLC locations; also available by Skype*

CE Credit: 1 hour for nursing, medicine, pharmacy and dietitians

12:00-1:00 PM

Nursing Continuing Education: Malnutrition in the Adult Patient: The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet

Presented by Colleen James BSN, RN, RN-BC

Jennie Sealy 2.506A; see UTMB Event Calendar for ADC, LC, and CLC locations; also available by Skype*

CNE Credit: 1 hour (nurses only)

3:00-4:30 PM

Webinar: Moving Beyond the Malnutrition Diagnosis: A Multi-disciplinary, Case-Based Approach to Implementing Nutrition Interventions

Jennie Sealy 2.506B; see UTMB Event Calendar for ADC, LC, and CLC locations; also available by Skype *

CE Credit: 1.5 hours for nursing, medicine, pharmacy and dietitians

11:00-12:00 pm

Webinar: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Malnourished Patient

Jennie Sealy 2.506B; see UTMB Event Calendar for ADC, LC, and CLC locationsalso available by Skype *

 

CE Credit: 1 hour for nursing, medicine, pharmacy and dietitians

 

 

3:00-4:30 PM

Webinar: Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Identification and Interventions Details

Jennie Sealy 2.506B; see UTMB Event Calendar for ADC, LC, and CLC locations; also available by Skype *

CE Credit: 1.5 hours for nursing, medicine, pharmacy and dietitians

 

 

 *Skype by:

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Join by phone 
•409-266-2120,,680416# (Galveston Main Campus Profile)                         English (United States)
•855-539-7525 (Toll Free),,680416# (Galveston Main Campus Profile)                     English (United States)  
 
•Conference ID: 680416
Contact:     Email: Erin L Hommel     For: IM-Quality     Phone: 2146635751
 
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Extended Hours and Walk-in Clinic, Webster
First Published 9/18/2019
Need care now? Our Primary and Specialty Care, Webster clinic now offers extended hours and walk-in care from 10 am to 10 pm.
 
No appointment needed, new or current patients, adults and children welcome.
 
 
Primary and Specialty Care, Webster
 
17448 Highway 3, 2nd Floor
 
(832) 505-1748
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Contact:     Email: Primary and Specialty Care, Webster     For: CBC Webster     Phone: 832-505-1748
 
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Malnutrition Awareness Week September 23-27, 2019
First Published 9/19/2019

The goal of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier; educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals; and to increase awareness of nutrition’s role on patient recovery. Please join us in the following events:

Food Drive for the Galveston County Food Bank: September 16-27, 2019. Drop Boxes in the Jennie Sealy and John Sealy lobbies as well as unit nursing stations.

Educational Events Held Throughout the Week:

Monday Sept 23, 2019: Webinar: Malnutrition Across the Spectrum: A Case-based Approach from the Acute to the Chronic Critically Ill Patient, 3pm-4:30 pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506B (also ADC classroom, CLC 2.211, LCC 2.700, or via skype*), CE available for Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dietetics

Tuesday Sept 24, 2019: Webinar: Improving Nutrition Status in the Cancer Patient with Nutritional and Pharmacological Therapies, 3pm-4pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506B (also ADC classroom, CLC 2.211, LCC 2.700, or via skype*), CE available for Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dietetics

Wednesday Sept 25, 2019:

Nursing Continuing Education; Malnutrition in the Adult Patient - The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet, Presented by Colleen James, RN , 12pm-1pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506A (also ADC classroom, LCC 2.700, or via skype*), CNE for nursing only

Time-Out Series: Is Malnutrition on Your Radar? presented by Janna Lehe MS, RD, LD, 2pm-3pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Webinar: Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Identification and Intervention Details, 3pm-4pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506B (also ADC classroom, CLC 1.038, or via skype*), CE available for Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dietetics

Thursday Sept 26, 2019: Webinar: Moving Beyond the Malnutrition Diagnosis: A Multi-disciplinary Case-Based Approach to Implementing Nutrition Interventions, 3pm-4:30pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506B (also ADC classroom, CLC 1.038, LCC 2.700, or via skype*), CE available for Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dietetics

Friday Sept 27, 2019: Webinar: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Malnourished Patient, 11am-12pm, Jennie Sealy 2.506B (also ADC Classroom, CLC 2.211, LCC 2.700, or via skype*), CE available for Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dietetics

*Skype by:

Join Skype Meeting Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App

Join by phone 409-266-2120,,680416# (Galveston Main Campus Profile) 855-539-7525 (Toll Free),,680416# (Galveston Main Campus Profile)

Conference ID: 680416

Contact:     Email: Erin L Hommel     For: IM-Quality     Phone: 2146635751
 
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