UTMB Announcements for 10/20/2017

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Town Hall set for Wednesday, November 1
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
TODAY - Don't miss the GSBS Dean's Lecture today at 4 pm, Levin Hall South
Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch - OCT. 25
Epic EMR Scheduled Maintenance
***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
S. Nava - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
Welcome to the NEW! Research Services ListServ!
Christians on Campus Bible Study
TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series, Oct 31
Saturday Sports Injury Clinic for Youth Athletes
A TRExTalk Event with Carol Nilsson, PhD

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
UTMB BNGAP Academic Medicine Career Development Southeast Texas Regional Conference, October 28, 201710/19/2017
Concur Travel On-Line Booking Webinar10/6/2017
Clostridium difficile Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!10/16/2017
You're Invited: Ability Resource Group Inaugural Meeting10/19/2017
SECC 2017: Why Josanne E. Smathers and Tonya Visor Give10/16/2017
Attn Postdocs - Outstanding Service Award Now Open for Applications.10/16/2017
UTMB Annual Halloween Carnival10/17/2017
New learning management system now available for use10/19/2017
Translational Research Seminar Series10/24/2017

Town Hall set for Wednesday, November 1
First Published 10/20/2017

Please plan to attend the next Town Hall on November 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Levin Hall Main Auditorium on the Galveston Campus. UTMB President Dr. David Callender will discuss a variety of topics including finances, construction, mission-area updates as well as what was learned from Hurricane Harvey.

You’ll also have a chance to ask questions. Questions can be submitted in advance of the meeting via the Employee Advisory (EAC) contact form. (Questions received by noon, Monday, Oct. 30 may be read at the meeting. If we aren’t able to ask and answer your question at the live meeting, EAC will post an answer online.)

REMOTE VIEWING OPTIONS:

The Town Hall will be broadcast live on campus TV Channel 53. For those with access to HD cable channels, it will be broadcast live on IPTV Channel 51.

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Contact:     Email: KirstiAnn Clifford     For: Marketing & Communications     Phone: 409-772-8786
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 10/20/2017

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

James E. Samuel, Ph.D.
Regents Professor and Head
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Wofford Cain Endowed Chair in Infectious Disease
Texas A&M University
Bryan, Texas

Presenting

“Searching for in vitro and in vivo phenotypes for Coxiella burnetii pathogenesis”

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Place: Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212

All interested persons are encouraged to attend!

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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TODAY - Don't miss the GSBS Dean's Lecture today at 4 pm, Levin Hall South
First Published 10/20/2017

David W. Niesel, PhD

Sr. Vice President, Chief Research Officer

and Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Invites you to the

Annual Dean’s Lecture

Featuring

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair

Mildred Hajek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Distinguished Chair

In Honor of President Truman G. Blocker, Jr.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Texas Medical Branch

 

“Multiple Sclerosis:

Insights into the Causes and a New Path for Therapy”

 

October 20, 2017 ~ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

William C. Levin Hall South Auditorium

~ Reception to follow ~ 

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Contact:     Email: Denise Reed     For: GSBS     Phone: 4097725840
 
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Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch - OCT. 25
First Published 10/20/2017

Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs as we welcome Kathryn Cunningham, Ph.D., Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology Director, Center for Addition Research Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology UTMB, for the opening lecture of the 2018 Health Policy Dialogues Lunch and Lecture Series, Wednesday, October 25, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The discussion begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

This week’s Health Policy Dialogue is, “Opioids: Canary in the Coal Mine of Public Health.” The opioid epidemic is a symptom of deeper, systemic problems in health care of individuals suffering from pain and addiction. Dr. Cunningham, will introduce the problem and the drugs (both licit/illicit), explain use/misuse/addiction, and conclude with what UTMB is doing from a science and clinical perspective.

We hope you will join us for the discussion on this very relevant topic in health care. For those unable to attend the lecture in personthe Health Policy Lecture is available to remote Polycom equipped locations and via the web using a PC and speakers. To join via a Polycom system please video dial 4091104.  To join lecture via a PC/speakers use the URL listed below: https://hdstream.utmb.edu/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6

The broadcast will not be interactive. For additional information or to RSVP please contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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Epic EMR Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 10/20/2017

The Epic EMR system will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm (1400-1600). During this time, clicking on the Epic EMR icon will take you to a Read-Only version of Production Epic.

Contact:     Email: Andy Fisher     For: IS Ops TechSvs     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 10/20/2017

Monday, October 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


Diagnostic Pitfalls in Fine Needle Aspiration and Intraoperative Consultation

presented by

Jing He, MD, M. Med, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

UTMB - Galveston

 

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

  • Recognize the key morphological features and utilize the ancillary studies in challenging cases
  • Demonstrate the importance of clinico-radiological correlation in pathology diagnosis
  • Develop diagnostic skills to avoid false-positive and false-negative diagnosis in anatomic pathology

Methodology: Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. He 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, Chad M. Botz, 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.

If you do not have access to the GNL, you must RSVP with your UTMB ID# to Paula Gabriles @ plgabril@utmb.edu  by Friday, October 20, 2017.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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S. Nava - Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 10/20/2017

 The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

"Determination of Molecular Mechanisms Behind Parasite Egress in Cryptosporidium parvum Infection"

Samantha Nava
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest: siRNA silencing in Cryptosporidium
Mentor: Arthur C. White, PhD

Friday, October 27, 2017

Levin Hall 3.324

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuch     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 22322
 
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Welcome to the NEW! Research Services ListServ!
First Published 10/20/2017

Presenting the NEW! Research Services ListServ. Users of the previous ListServ have or will receive a Welcome email for the lists to which they have been subscribed.  Since 1997, when Dr. Bruce Luxon first introduced the Research ListServ, researchers, staff and students across campus have used this valuable tool to communicate everything from surplus lab supplies to funding announcements.

The NEW! Research ListServ has been pared down to only 15 general lists including:  Research Faculty, Clinical Faculty, Staff, Students and more.  If a user would like to send to another list, that is possible and easy.  In order to receive messages users must subscribe to each list separately by clicking on each list you wish to join.

To access the NEW! Research Services List and send emails to the ListServ List, please go to the following link.  https://its-listserv.utmb.edu

Once you are at this website, you can log-in using your UTMB username and password in the top right-hand corner.  You will see the lists to which you are subscribed on the left-hand column of the page. To access each list, click on the name. 

At this point, users can send to the list by using one of two (2) options:

Option 1 – Copy the list name and insert it into the TO Section in an Outlook email.  This will allow users to attach documents, insert graphics and use all the Outlook features.

Option 2 – Click on “Post” in the left-hand column of the list.  Enter a subject and your message, then click send. 

NEW! features also include:

*  Replies to lists will only go to the sender and will not be sent to the entire list.

*  Users can choose how to receive messages.  Choices include each email or a Digest at the end of the day.

*  A user can send to any list without subscribing to that list.

*  A “How-To” use the ListServ will be posted on the Research Services Education website.


NEW! Research ListServ questions can be answered by contacting Donna Davis or Melodi Moore.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69428
 
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Christians on Campus Bible Study
First Published 10/20/2017

We will continue Bible study with "Knowing the True God." Join us Fridays from 12-12:50 PM at the Jamail Student Center second floor, Budget Room 2.124. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Lunch is provided, but you may also bring your own.

 

Contact:     Email: Christians on Campus     For: Bible Study     Phone: 304-376-5817
 
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TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series, Oct 31
First Published 10/20/2017

TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series Presents:

“Lessons Learned While Deriving and Comparing Comorbidity Scores in Administrative Claims Data”

 

 

Hemalkumar B. Mehta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in General Surgery

University of Texas Medical Branch

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 pm

1.104 Ewing Hall

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

 

Abstract: Use of comorbidity scores is common in outcomes research to control confounding and risk adjusting patient’s baseline risk while comparing outcomes of different provides. Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidity scores are widely used in administrative claims data. This seminar will address lessons learned through our own experience in selecting and using an appropriate comorbidity score for research purposes. We will discuss conceptual and methodological issues involved in development and validation of a comorbidity score. For example, we will address: (i) Should we use the summary score or individual comorbidities?, (ii) Is Charlson better than Elixhauser?, (iii) Should we use disease-specific than generic risk indices?, (iv) What are some challenges while developing a new risk index?

*** Lunch Provided ***

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

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Contact:     Email: Jennifer     For: PMCH     Phone: 26355
 
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Saturday Sports Injury Clinic for Youth Athletes
First Published 10/20/2017
UTMB Orthopedics is offering a Youth and School Sports Injury Clinic every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the League City Campus, Suite 1.211 through Nov. 11.
 
If your child has suffered a twisted ankle, knee injury, dislocated shoulder or any type of sports injury, the UTMB sports medicine and rehab team can treat a full range of acute sports injuries.
 
Call 832-505-1200 or visit utmbhealth.com/sports for more information.
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Contact:     Email: Sports Medicine     For: Orthopedics     Phone: 832-505-1200
 
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A TRExTalk Event with Carol Nilsson, PhD
First Published 10/20/2017

The Translational Research and Entrepreneurial eXploration (TREx) Program

Proudly Presesents a TRExTalk Event featuring

Carol Nilsson, PhD

Director, Swedish National Infrastructure for Biological Mass Spectrometry

Director emeritus, Center for Excellence in Biological and Medical Mass Spectrometry

Institute for Clinical Sciences - Lund University Lund, Sweden

"BioMS - a global resource for advanced analytics in translational research"

Thursday, October 26, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Levin Hall South Auditroium 2.222

Contact:     Email: Maria Garcia     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-9640
 
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UTMB BNGAP Academic Medicine Career Development Southeast Texas Regional Conference, October 28, 2017
First Published 10/19/2017

UTMB Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP)

Academic Medicine Career Development Southeast Texas Regional Conference

for Diverse Medical Students and Residents

Saturday, October 28, 2017 8 am to 5pm

Jennie Sealy Education Center, UTMB, Galveston, TX

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine in partnership with AAMC FIRST Program, Baylor College of Medicine, and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Academic Medicine Career Development Southeast Texas Regional Conference for Diverse Medical Students and Residents.

Our mission is to help diverse medical students and residents become aware of academic medicine as a career option and to provide them with the resources to further explore and potentially embark on an academic medicine career. Join us in exploring a career in Academic Medicine. Registration is open to all Southeast Texas medical students, residents, and fellows. Faculty are also welcome.

*A limited number of sponsored registrations are available for medical students and residents.

Please email Dr. Norma Perez at hcoeinfo@utmb.edu to claim a free registration.

REGISTRATION: http://bngap.org/academic-medicine-regional-conferences/regconfregistration-information/

National BNGAP: http://bngap.org

UTMB BNGAP Conferences: https://www.utmb.edu/HCOE/UTMB_BNGAP/default.asp

Conference Program: https://www.utmb.edu/hcoe/Documents/BNGAPprogram2017.pdf

Conference Flyer: https://www.utmb.edu/hcoe/Documents/BNGAPagenda2017.pdf

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Contact:     Email: Berengaria Navarre     For: Hispanic Center of Excellence     Phone: 22780
 
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Concur Travel On-Line Booking Webinar
First Published 10/6/2017

The UTMB travel program offers an on-line booking tool that allows one-stop shopping for all your travel needs. Book airfare, lodging, and car rental all at the same time in an easy-to-use format and save on booking fees. Receive discounted airfare rates and discounted car rental rates under the University of Texas System contract. Travelers may arrange their own reservations or travel arrangers can book on your behalf. The Concur reservation system is managed by Corporate Travel Planners under the University of Texas System contract. If you’re new to Concur or just need a refresher, see a demo of the Concur reservation system by registering for the following webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Monday,

October 23rd, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1813451301646544129

 

 

Contact:     Email: Renee Fogle     For: Accounts Payable     Phone: 409-747-7273
 
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Clostridium difficile Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!
First Published 10/16/2017

 The Sealy Center for Vaccine Development-Clinical Trials Group is recruiting volunteers

50 years old or older for a Clostridium difficile vaccine clinical trial.

  Participants must be available for about 6 study visits over approximately 12 months.

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided

 Please contact Amy McMahan, LVN at (409)772-5278, (409)772-5409 or anmcmaha@utmb.edu for more information

Contact:     Email: Amy McMahan     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Devleopment     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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You're Invited: Ability Resource Group Inaugural Meeting
First Published 10/19/2017

All members of the UTMB community are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Ability Resource Group

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

12 to 1 p.m.

Administrative Building, Room 6.300

Galveston Campus

Featuring keynote speaker Kimberly A. Sherrill, MD, MPH Refreshments will be provided

 

The Ability Resource Group supports UTMB’s ongoing commitment to diversity and to providing opportunities of inclusion for individuals with disabilities and their allies.

The group is open to all faculty, staff and students and works to promote a barrier-free working and learning environment for all. To learn more about the Ability Resource Group and how you can get involved, see https://hr.utmb.edu/diversity/ability/ or email culture@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: UTMB Ability Resource Group     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4862
 
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SECC 2017: Why Josanne E. Smathers and Tonya Visor Give
First Published 10/16/2017

 

SECC 2017: Why Give?

The UTMB State Employee charitable campaign is underway, with a goal of $550,000. The campaign provides a quick and easy way to provide support for the causes, communities and charities that matter to you.

Why give?  I give because the need is great, the selections are vast, and my gift can be spread across the year. Josanne E. Smathers, Administrator, School of Medicine.

As volunteer in my community, I have the privilege of working with many of the local disaster and recovery agencies.  Yes, our communities have been hit hard with natural disasters over the past 18 months, but “disaster and recovery assistance” is not limited to these natural disasters but includes personal disasters –one-time situations such as a fire, an catastrophic illness, a divorce or a job loss - leaving families devastated and without hope.   The impact of everyone coming together during our SECC campaign insures that every donation and gift will change a life in our community and bring hope.  Tonya Fletcher Visor, Marketing Communications, Angleton Danbury Campus

See more reasons to give at https://www.utmb.edu/secc/reasons-to-give and add your own.

Remember -The campaign runs through October 27, 2017.

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Contact:     Email: Ruth L. Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247
 
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Attn Postdocs - Outstanding Service Award Now Open for Applications.
First Published 10/16/2017
In recognition of the unique contributions postdoctoral scientists make at UTMB, two awards are given annually for Outstanding Service - a $500 cash award will go to one postdoc for outstanding service performed within the UTMB community and another $500 cash award will be given for service performed beyond UTMB. Click on the link below to learn more and to view the application.  
 
Deadline to apply is 5pm MONDAY, October 23.

Winners will be announced at the Postdoc Appreciation Evening, Monday, Oct. 30 during UTMB's observation of National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

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Contact:     Email: Chris Rhodes     For: GSBS - Office of Postdoctoral Affairs     Phone: 4097725768
 
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UTMB Annual Halloween Carnival
First Published 10/17/2017

2017 Annual UTMB Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 27, 5:00-7:00pm, NEW LOCATION! Jamail Student Center Plaza

Children 12 & under and their families are invited for Games, Snacks, Costume Contest, Dunking Booth and MORE!  Event is FREE!

Please help support local Galveston food pantry by bringing canned food donations.

FREE parking in lot DA, located on Mechanic Street between 12th & 13th streets. Event is sponsored by the Osler Student Societies and Student Government Association.

Contact:     Email: Leanne Green     For: McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: 747-9685
 
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New learning management system now available for use
First Published 10/19/2017

 

UTMB has launched a new cloud-based learning management system to enhance the delivery and direction of our employee training programs.

The new system, UTMB Learn, will allow you to track and complete all training assignments through a single operating platform accessible from any web-enabled device.

To log on to UTMB Learn and to receive your required training courses and activities for FY18, follow these steps.

  • Go to https://learn.utmb.edu
  • Enter your UTMB user name and password
  • Complete the My Profile questionnaire based on your role and responsibilities
  • Once you have finished the questionnaire, refresh your screen and go to My Required Training to view and complete the training courses and activities assigned to you

You may also refer to the UTMB Learn User Guide and UTMB Learn FAQs for more information on the new system.

For questions about UTMB Learn or your required training courses and activities, please contact the HR Talent and Organizational Development team at (409) 747-6700 or hrtalent@utmb.edu.

For technical assistance with the system, please contact the UTMB Service Desk at (409) 772-5200, (888) 898-2401 or ishelp@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Talent and Organizational Development     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6700
 
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Translational Research Seminar Series
First Published 10/24/2017

Human Pathophysiology & Translational Medicine Program
Translational Research Seminar Series


Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00pm
Research Building 6, Auditorium 2.312
_________________________________________________


"Coordinated Regulation of Alternative Splicing by RNA-binding Proteins (RBPs) in Diabetic Hearts"

Sadia Tasnim, MS2
Translational Research Track

AND

“Heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) in retinal neuronal injury in a mouse model of acute glaucoma.”

Aryan, Pashaei-Marandi, MS2
Translational Research Track

Contact:     Email: Donna Adams     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 4097721932
 
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