UTMB Announcements for 9/18/2019

Click for information about publication rules.

Check the Events Calendar for today.

Click on topic or scroll down to read announcement.
TOMORROW--SCI Cafe: Understanding Diabetes: Prevention, Risk, Types and Management
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Office of Biostatistics is now offering ***GraphPad Prism*** software licenses
Scheduled Epic EMR Maintenance
"Time-Out" Session- "Medicare 101"- CANCELLED
Scheduled Avaya System Maintenance
Malnutrition Awareness Week September 23-27, 2019
Extended Hours and Walk-in Clinic, Webster

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Highway 6 Van Pool: Santa Fe & Hitchcock - Has Openings9/10/2019
**ABSTRACTS DUE OCT 4** - 23rd Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session - Thursday, October 17, 20199/10/2019
SharePoint data migrations are coming—is your organization ready?9/16/2019
2019-2020 NCBA Departmental Seminar Series9/12/2019
Neuroscience Grand Rounds9/16/2019
9/18 Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy Faculty Candidate Seminar- Dr. Arturo Hernandez9/16/2019
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS9/17/2019
TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series9/17/2019
YOU'RE INVITED...HECTOR P. GARCIA AWARD CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON9/17/2019
Nursing Research Study-Volunteers Needed9/17/2019

TOMORROW--SCI Cafe: Understanding Diabetes: Prevention, Risk, Types and Management
First Published 9/18/2019

UTMB’s Institute for Translational Science and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Understanding Diabetes: Prevention, Risk, Types and Management.

Location: MOD Coffeehouse, 2126 Post Office Street, Galveston

Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM

This conversation features UTMB's Hanaa Sallam, MD, PhD, CDE, Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine Department, Endocrinology Division, Program Director of the CDC Fully-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program, DTTAC Master Trainer Select and AADE-Certified Lifestyle Coach, and Certified Diabetes Conversation Map Trainer;  Michael Washburn Jr., MA, BS, CSCS, Program Manager of Community Resources, Wellness, and Volunteer Services, AADE-Certified Lifestyle Coach, Certified Diabetes Conversation Map Trainer; Oluwatosin “Fatima” Ogunlana, DPM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation-Podiatry; and Nastassia de Souza, MD, Chief Fellow in the Division of Endocrinology. Please join us as we explore and discuss the current knowledge and research revolving around the topic of diabetes.      

Light refreshments will be provided.

SCI Café is a community dialogue about science, health and possibilities among community members, researchers and scientists. The purpose is to engage and connect community members with science and science with the local community. Topics for SCI Cafés are driven by community learning interests and discovery from UTMB faculty.

Contact:     Email: Krista Bohn     For: ITS     Phone: 4097721881
 
Back to List of Announcements

Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 9/18/2019

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!

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Jennifer Ellis     For: Center for Tropical Diseases     Phone: 71804
 
Back to List of Announcements

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
 
Back to List of Announcements

Scheduled Epic EMR Maintenance
First Published 9/18/2019

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
 
Back to List of Announcements

"Time-Out" Session- "Medicare 101"- CANCELLED
First Published 9/18/2019

Due to the predicted inclement weather, today's “Time-Out” session, “Medicare 101” has been cancelled.  I apologize for the inconvenience; we will work on rescheduling this session in October.

Contact:     Email: Savannah Parks     For: Health Resource Center     Phone: 409-266-7542
 
Back to List of Announcements

Scheduled Avaya System Maintenance
First Published 9/18/2019

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
 
Back to List of Announcements

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:

Join Skype Meeting      Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App

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
 
Back to List of Announcements

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
Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Primary and Specialty Care, Webster     For: CBC Webster     Phone: 832-505-1748
 
Back to List of Announcements

Highway 6 Van Pool: Santa Fe & Hitchcock - Has Openings
First Published 9/10/2019

We have an immediate opening on our vanpool which leaves from Santa Fe on Highway 6

with pick up of additional riders in Hitchcock at Hwy. 6 and FM 2004.

8 am-5 pm work schedule.

Call or email for a FREE test ride and more information!

 

Save on gas

Drive from home to the van pick-up spot

 

Parking

Van driver parks the van

We have several drop off locations on UTMB’s main campus in Galveston.

 

Maintenance costs on your vehicle

Save an average of 250 miles per week on your vehicle

 

Join our vanpool

Meet new friends, read, take a nap, help the environment!

 

All hassle-free!

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: PMCH     Phone: 4097729386
 
Back to List of Announcements

**ABSTRACTS DUE OCT 4** - 23rd Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session - Thursday, October 17, 2019
First Published 9/10/2019


23RD Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session

Thursday, October 17, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Levin Hall Dining Room

 

sponsored by:

The Sealy Center on Aging

Research Services

 

The Forum on Aging informs gerontology researchers as well as the UTMB community in general about the aging research going on at UTMB. Learn more about resources available from the Sealy Center on Aging and Research Services at this event. Monetary awards for best student and fellow posters will be given, sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging and Sigma XI.

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409 266-9675     Fax: 409 772 8931
 
Back to List of Announcements

SharePoint data migrations are coming—is your organization ready?
First Published 9/16/2019

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 organization 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!

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: SharePoint Transition Team     For: Information Services     Phone: (409) 772-5200
 
Back to List of Announcements

2019-2020 NCBA Departmental Seminar Series
First Published 9/12/2019

The schedule for the 2019-2020 NCBA Departmental Seminar Series has been finalised, and will run from October to May.

All seminars will be held on Wednesdays at noon in the Basic Science Auditorium, Basic Science Building, Room 2.212.

The full schedule is in the link below.

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Daniele Polizzi     For: NCBA     Phone: 4097720145
 
Back to List of Announcements

Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 9/16/2019

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

James S.  Goodwin, M.D.

Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine

UTMB

 

"Sixteen suggestions for improving scientific writing"

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

 

Objectives:  

1..            Describe why writing is so difficult.

2.             Discuss approaches taken by good writers to improve their writing.

3.             Discuss ways to eliminate clutter in your writing: the Classical approach.            

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson and 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 Designation StatementThe University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
Back to List of Announcements

9/18 Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy Faculty Candidate Seminar- Dr. Arturo Hernandez
First Published 9/16/2019

 

The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology,

and Anatomy presents a Faculty Candidate Seminar by

Dr. Arturo Hernandez

Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Scarborough, ME

 

 “Developmental Thyroid Hormone Excess and Neuroendocrine and Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

 

12:00 pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Basic Science Auditorium

Room 2.212, Basic Science Building

Contact:     Email: Daniele Polizzi     For: NCBA     Phone: 4097720145
 
Back to List of Announcements

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 9/17/2019

 

John C. and Virginia Scott Kennedy Lecturer

 

September 18, 2019
8:00 a.m.

6.106 McCullough Building

 

“Burning Bright: Training the Modern Physician to Burn Bright, Not Out”

 

Mary T. Killackey, MD

Chair

Department of Surgery

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the current state of dissatisfaction, burnout, suicide among physicians, specifically surgeons

2. Explain the impending physician shortage, what that means and what is the surgeon’s obligation to mitigate this

3.Discuss solutions to remain engaged, training in resilience and leadership

 

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students

Disclosure Statement (Speaker): Dr. Killackey does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members): Dr. Douglas Tyler has the following relationships with commercial interests to disclose: (consultant) Array Pharmaceuticals; (other financial/material support) royalties from UpToDate. Mrs. Alexis Hearn, and Ms. 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The University of Texas at Galveston designates this educational activity for a maximum of 52.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Contact:     Email: Gigi Hearn     For: Surgery     Phone: 21369
 
Back to List of Announcements

TRCC (Texas Regional CTSA Consortium) Quantitative Seminar Series
First Published 9/17/2019

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
 
Back to List of Announcements

YOU'RE INVITED...HECTOR P. GARCIA AWARD CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON
First Published 9/17/2019

Dr. Ben G. Raimer

President ad interim, UTMB Health

and the

Hispanic Center of Excellence

cordially invite you to the 

HECTOR P. GARCIA, MD

AWARD CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON

featuring keynote speaker

Rafael Antonio Fonseca, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Chief of Staff­ and

Chair Medical Staff­ Executive Committee, Director ECMO Program, UTMB Health

 

Friday, October 11, 2019

11:30AM-1:00PM

William C. Levin Hall Dining Room

10th and Market Streets

Please respond by Monday, October 7, to Erin McEldowney, Office of University Events, at events@utmb.edu or (409)747-6735

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Erin McEldowney     For: University Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
Back to List of Announcements

Nursing Research Study-Volunteers Needed
First Published 9/17/2019

Have you ever wondered how patients perceive the way their nurse listens? A study has been created to explore one component of the patient satisfaction survey, which is related to communication and encompasses the way nurses listen.

The purpose of this study is to identify what patients and nurses perceive are important elements of explaining, listening and understanding that impact perceptions of communication between healthcare patients and nurses.

  • What is involved?
  1. Face-to-face interview using a questionnaire
  2. You will be provided an opportunity to tell their story about listening, explaining and being heard in an acute care hospital setting.
  • Potential benefits:
  1. Participants will be provided an opportunity to tell their story about listening, explaining and being heard in an acute care hospital setting.

Please contact Dr. Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar at jsstout@utmb.edu, UTMB, 301 University Blvd. Galveston, Texas 77555 if you would like to participate. A flyer is attached for both potential patient and nurse participants.

Thank you!

Contact:     Email: Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar     For: Nursing Science and Innovation     Phone: 2816422014
 
Back to List of Announcements