UTMB Announcements for 6/24/2019

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Cytomegalovirus Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!
Scheduled Data Center Maintenance
TOMMOROW | Bring Your Lunch & Learn | Medicare 101
TOMMOROW | Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn | Advance Directives & Estate Planning
Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH) NIEHS CENTER PILOT PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE
Now Application for FY20 UTMB Institutional Ethics Committee
Academic Enterprise Town Hall - Wednesday, June 26th at 12 noon
"Time-Out" Session- Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour
CITI Program Single Sign On
Comprehensive Clinical Research Training Offered

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Campus Store Monthly Promotions6/3/2019
Office of Biostatistics is now offering ***GraphPad Prism*** software licenses6/20/2019
Orthopedic Injury Clinic | Same-Day Appointments6/17/2019
The Final Oral Examination of Sarah Auclair6/19/2019
Teaching Skills Workshop | Creating a Scientific Poster6/18/2019
UTMB SHP-Department of Physical Therapy6/21/2019

Cytomegalovirus Vaccine study – RECRUITING NOW!
First Published 6/24/2019

 

 

The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences-Clinical Trials Program is recruiting

healthy female volunteers

16 years old to 35 years old for a Cytomegalovirus vaccine clinical trial.

 

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided

Please contact Cori Burkett at (409)772-5278 or cmburket@utmb.edu for more information.

Contact:     Email: Cori Burkett     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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Scheduled Data Center Maintenance
First Published 6/24/2019

On June 26, 2019 beginning at 21:00 through June 27, 2019 ending at 02:00, Information Services will be performing Maintenance on the Admin Data Center Network that may affect multiple applications.

Contact:     Email: Robert Robles     For: IS NetOps     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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TOMMOROW | Bring Your Lunch & Learn | Medicare 101
First Published 6/24/2019

Who: Patients, Families, Caregivers & Staff

When: June 25, 2019

Where: utmb Health, League City Campus, League City, Texas 77573 | Room 2.205, Clinic Side!

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p. m.

What: Medicare 101

Presented by: Alex Rischan, Benefits Counselor, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Overview: Join us for a presentation that reviews the basics of Medicare.  Attendees will learn about the different coverage options available through Medicare and important deadlines to sign-up.  This presentation will also go over programs available to assist individuals with Medicare costs, and review ways Medicare beneficiaries can avoid common pitfalls to make sure they have quality access to healthcare.

Sponsored by: utmb Health, League City Campus, Health Resource Center

Popcorn will be served!

Contact:     Email: Kenneth Macpherson     For: League City Campus, Health Resource Center     Phone: 832-505-7560     Fax: 832-505-5775
 
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TOMMOROW | Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn | Advance Directives & Estate Planning
First Published 6/24/2019

Advance Directives & Estate Planning 

Presented by: Sandra Ard, Attorney at Law; Ard Law Firm – Estate Planning, Elder Law and Asset Protection

There are many opportunities to allow trusted persons to help you during a time of disability or crisis. How much power is too much power and what are your expectations with protecting your financial assets? Join us to learn more about advance directives and estate planning for you and your loved ones.

 

July 30, 2019from Noon to 1:00p.m.

UTMB Health League City Campus Clinics, Room2.205

2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, Texas77573

Contact:     Email: Kenneth Macpherson     For: League City Campus, Health Resource Center     Phone: 832-505-7560     Fax: 832-505-5775
 
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Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH) NIEHS CENTER PILOT PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE
First Published 6/24/2019

Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH) NIEHS CENTER PILOT PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE

FUNDING PERIOD July 26, 2019 through July 25, 2020 

ELECTRONIC LETTER OF INTENT PACKAGE DUE JUNE 28, 2019

 

The GC-CPEH, a joint initiative of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health announces the availability of funds to support pilot studies designed to promote precision EHS research at the intersection of genetics/epigenetics, environmental health, and data science to understand individual and place-based determinants of disease risk. Proposals are open to all investigators from the supporting Institutions, who are eligible for federal funding, but should be compatible with the GC-CPEH’s mission, and should document objectives consistent with environmental health research and/or environmentally-based community outreach and engagement. Membership discounts for the use of Center- sponsored Facility Cores and other membership privileges will be extended to non-Center members who receive pilot project funding.

The Pilot Projects are for one year with no opportunity for extension (including no cost extensions), and a budget not to exceed $40,000. Applications from junior investigators, those proposing the use of core facilities, and collaborative projects are especially encouraged. Involvement of a co-investigator from another institution(s) is permitted. An investigator may apply for only one award per grant round as PI or Co-PI.
 
KEYWORDS
Exposure, biomarkers; epigenomics; genomics; genome/epigenome-environment interactions; comparative biology; big data; bioinformatics; epidemiology; toxicology; public health, community health, disaster research response (DR2); microbiome, disease susceptibility
 
ELECTRONIC LETTER OF INTENT PACKAGE
Your letter of intent package must include a cover letter and a one-page summary of the research objectives (Background and Specific Aims). The package will be reviewed by the GC-CPEH Executive Committee for its relevance to the Center’s mission, and up to 12 suitable proposal concepts will be invited to prepare a full application using the guidelines described below. The intent package should be sent electronically to Tracie Albritton at taalbrit@utmb.edu no later than 5:00 PM on the due date (June 28, 2019).
 
APPLICATION PREPARATION AND REVIEW INFORMATION
The GC-CEPH Internal Advisory Board will evaluate the Pilot Project applications using an oral review process. The applicant will be scheduled for a 15-minute oral presentation describing the research proposal, followed by
10 minutes for questions. The applicant is expected to describe the significance, innovation, approach (including the specific aims for the pilot project as well as future research objectives), present an itemized budget, and identify anticipated use of Center-supported Core resources if applicable. The applicant  is required to submit the finalized Powerpoint presentation to Tracie Albritton no later than 5:00 PM on July 12, 2019. The scheduled date for the presentation is July 23, 2019. Every effort will be made to accommodate the applicant’s schedule in choosing a time for the presentation.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tracie Albritton, Senior Administrative Manager, GC-CPEH at UTMB E-mail: taalbrit@utmb.edu
Phone: 409-772-5609 or 409-750-1073
 
Contact:     Email: Tracie Albritton     For: GC-CPEH at UTMB     Phone: 409-772-5609
 
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Now Application for FY20 UTMB Institutional Ethics Committee
First Published 6/24/2019

The Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) is an integral part of the UTMB System Ethics Program to provide comprehensive, integrated ethics support for the institution. The IEC is a multidisciplinary forum for the analysis and discussion of ethical issues and standards affecting patient care, professional education and community interests in service to the organizational mission of improving health. This mission is fulfilled through the Committee’s advisory, educational, policy management and service functions.

Anyone may submit an application for membership. The Committee is seeking individuals who have an interest and commitment to ethical discourse, diversity of perspective, and respect for divergent opinions.

 All students are encouraged to apply.

The term of commitment for new members is three years (student commitment is for one year). Meetings occur monthly, with the possibility of emergent meetings on an ad hoc basis should the need arise.

 If you are interested in serving on the committee click here to complete an online application.

Application deadline is July 20, 2019.

For questions or for more information, please see the UTMB Institutional Ethics Committee web page or email Jeff Farroni at jsfarron@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Marisela Sifuentes     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 409-772-2377     Fax: 409-772-6287
 
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Academic Enterprise Town Hall - Wednesday, June 26th at 12 noon
First Published 6/24/2019

REMINDER

UTMB Employee Advisory Council

presents the
 

Academic Enterprise Town Hall

A Conversation with Staff

and

Dr. Charles P. Mouton, EVP, Provost

and Dean of the School of Medicine

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Levin Hall Main Auditorium

Submit questions or topics of discussion to https://www.utmb.edu/eac/contact-us
 

This will be an opportunity for employees in the Academic Enterprise (AE) to share feedback about what matters to them, ask questions and hear more about Dr. Mouton’s vision for the AE.

All AE constituents are invited to attend.
 

The UTMB Employee Advisory Council will be providing popcorn.

Contact:     Email: Employee Advisory Council     For: Academic Enterprise     Phone: 409-266-9556
 
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"Time-Out" Session- Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour
First Published 6/24/2019

***Families, caregivers, patients, staff and students are welcome to attend these sessions***

June 26th Session- 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Topic: Patient and Caregiver Zen Hour

Overview: Caregivers, family members, and patients are invited to participate in the Caregiver Zen Hour which offers relaxing and comforting activities to decrease stress and allow time for themselves.  Activities include: pet therapy, aromatherapy, adult coloring, conversations with Pastoral Care, inspirational reading, and a massage chair.

Please encourage caregivers, family members and patients to attend! 

"Time-Out “is a weekly educational/support session for caregivers and family members of UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role.  These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis- all caregivers and family members are welcome.  The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have “time out” to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm that they are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occur every Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A.  Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories: Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parks at sjparks@utmb.edu or 409-266-7542.

Contact:     Email: Savannah Parks     For: Health Resource Center     Phone: 409-266-7542
 
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CITI Program Single Sign On
First Published 6/24/2019

UTMB recently launched single sign on capability with CITI Program, our third-party provider of mandatory training in human research subject protections. All new users will be required to register using their UTMB email address. Current users will be prompted to use the single sign-on option by selecting UTMB and logging in with UTMB credentials.

Single sign on allows users to take advantage of using your UTMB credentials to log in just as you would any on-campus system. It eliminates the need to remember additional login and password information. It will also allow for enhanced communication between CITI records and UTMB learning records.

If you are a current user who does not have your UTMB email affiliated with your CITI account, it is important for you to update your CITI account to represent your UTMB email as primary email account.

Should you have any questions, please contact Research Education. We will be happy to provide help and guidance.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 266-9432
 
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Comprehensive Clinical Research Training Offered
First Published 6/24/2019

The Office of Clinical Research offers Comprehensive Clinical Research Training for investigators, coordinators and research nurses. This two-part training covers all aspects of conducting clinical researchon campus, including best practices and UTMB policies.

First session (Part 1) is Monday - July 1 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Second session (Part 2) is Monday - July 8 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Both sessions will be held in Rebecca Sealy 4.302/304

Participants should register and attend both sessions.

Register online at https://research.utmb.edu/register.

 

Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-266-9441
 
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Campus Store Monthly Promotions
First Published 6/3/2019

Campus Store Monthly Promotions

25% OFF UTMB Cotton Polo's

15% OFF UTMB PA Shirt's

15% OFF UTMB Dad Shirt's

 Select clearance items available.

 

 

Contact:     Email: Jessica L     For: Campus Store     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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Office of Biostatistics is now offering ***GraphPad Prism*** software licenses
First Published 6/20/2019

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: 4097726355
 
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Orthopedic Injury Clinic | Same-Day Appointments
First Published 6/17/2019
UTMB HEALTH'S ORTHOPEDIC INJURY CLINIC OFFERS SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS FOR:
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon and ligament damage
  • Joint dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Strains and sprains
  • And more
To schedule a same-day appointment at our League City or South Shore Harbour orthopedic clinics, call (832) 505-2663
 
*The injury clinic does not treat back/spine injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, or open wounds.
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Contact:     Email: Ortho Injury Clinic     For: Orthopedics     Phone: 832-505-2663
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Sarah Auclair
First Published 6/19/2019

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces The Final Examination of

Sarah Auclair

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

June 28, 2019

2:00 P.M.

Levn Hall 3.324 

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

ROLE OF VIRAL VECTORS IN CANDIDATE HIV VACCINE-INDUCED IMMUNE RESPONSES

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Haitao Hu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Monique Ferguson, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Gregg Milligan, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Lynn Soong, MD, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Jason Kimata, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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Teaching Skills Workshop | Creating a Scientific Poster
First Published 6/18/2019

Have you struggled with the idea of creating an effective scientific poster for any reason? Come learn the essentials for creating an eye-catching winning scientific poster. An effective scientific poster is not just a standard research paper stuck to a board. An effective poster uses a different, visual grammar. It shows, not tells: [1] It avoids visual chaos, with many jagged edges or various-sized boards that distract the viewer; [2] All elements are easily visible from 4 feet away; [3] It displays the essential content - the messages - in the title, main headings and graphics.

Bring your ideas for a poster you want or have designed. Use an electronic format you can change. A flash drive and your own computer are essential. For persons who preregister a sample template will be sent to you to use.

Workshop objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Consider design elements for posters.
2. Use basic PowerPoint tools to create your design.
3. Consider ways to present your poster.
4. Use a rubric for evaluating a poster.


Presenter:
Carol Wiggs, PhD, RN, CNM, AHN-BC

Same workshop, two options:
Monday, July 1 | 4-5 pm | MMN, 1.102
Tuesday, July 2 | 12-1 pm | MMN, 1.102

UTMB Map: https://www.utmb.edu/map/

The Teaching Skills Workshop Series is jointly sponsored by the Office of Educational Development and Academy of Master Teachers.

If you would like to register online, please use Chrome or Firefox. Google Forms does not work well in the version of Explorer that UTMB employees have. Thanks!

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Contact:     Email: Erin Ortiz     For: Office of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-2791
 
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UTMB SHP-Department of Physical Therapy
First Published 6/21/2019

The School of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy

Invites you to join us for an Interprofessional Clinical Experience Student Project Poster Presentation
Supported by the Academic and Clinical Partnership Grant (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)

Date:  Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time:  Noon - 1:00 PM
Location:  Marie Hall in the School of Health Professions/School of Nursing Building


 

Contact:     Email: Donna Swanson     For: Physical Therapy     Phone: X-23068     Fax: X-71613
 
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