UTMB Announcements for 2/23/2017

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**Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast - Thursday, March 9th - "Seniors, Drug Abuse and Polypharmacy"
TODAY: Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch
SEMINAR TODAY - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The Final Oral Examination of Rahul Pal
Applications now open for UTMB’s high school biomedical research program
The Final Oral Examination of Matthew Huante
Nursing All Staff Meetings February 27th
Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
**NEXT WEEK - THE 22nd ANNUAL LEFEBER WINTER SERIES ON AGING2/22/2017
UTMB Campus Store February Promotions2/1/2017
**CALL FOR NOMINATION: WILLIAM OSLER SCHOLAR**2/21/2017
Do You Want an Extra 40 Minutes of Sleep in the Morning? A Power Nap in the Afternoon? Ride a Van!!!2/15/2017
View Your FY16 Total Rewards Statement Now2/21/2017
Track Student Scholarly Presentation2/22/2017
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar2/17/2017
TIME TO FINALIZE YOUR 2016 RESEARCH DISCLOSURE2/21/2017
Research Volunteers Needed for Urinary Incontinence Study2/20/2017
PMCH SEMINAR - THURS FEB 23RD, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL2/21/2017
***Faculty! One Question Poll!***2/22/2017
\\**// MAKING YOUR FAMILY CAMPAIGN GIFT: AS SIMPLE AS 1...2...3 \\**//2/22/2017
TB Screening Available for Health Care Workers2/22/2017
GSBS 2017 Career Forum2/22/2017

**Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast - Thursday, March 9th - "Seniors, Drug Abuse and Polypharmacy"
First Published 2/23/2017

Galveston Aging Care Network Breakfast - Thursday, March 9th, 8:00-9:00AM

"Seniors, Drug Abuse and Polypharmacy"

Presented by Elizabeth Quigley

Healthy Breakfast Sponsor: Senior Care Advocacy

The Galveston Aging Care Network, a gathering of Aging Care Professionals working to improve the quality of life for aging individuals through awareness and networking, is holding their breakfast program at the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, in the Community Room, hosted by OLLI at UTMB Health.

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Contact:     Email: Karen Cerdas     For: OLLI @ UTMB Health     Phone: 409-763-5604
 
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TODAY: Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch
First Published 2/23/2017

Please join the Office of the President and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcomeGerben Dejong, PhD, FACRM, Senior Fellow for Health Policy & Post-Acute Care, Medstar National Rehabilitation Network, and Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, for a UTMB Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch, Thursday, February 23, 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 “The IMPACT Act and Value-Based Health Care.”   We hope you will join us for the discussion on this very relevant topic in health care. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored by the Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing.

For those unable to attend the lecture in person the 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 dial4091104.To join conference via a PC/Speakers use the URL that is most suitable with the PC: For High Definition PC users -https://hdstream.utmb.edu/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6    For Apple QuickTime PC users - http://stream.utmb.edu/stream.sdp.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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SEMINAR TODAY - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
First Published 2/23/2017

 SEMINAR TODAY

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 “One Cupin Platform, A Kaleidoscope of Biological Functions”

 Faculty Candidate

 Fange Katherine Liu, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Department of Chemistry

University of Chicago, HHMI

 2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Thursday

February 23, 2017

4:00 p.m.

 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

Contact:     Email: Valerie Borum     For: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 409-772-2271
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Rahul Pal
First Published 2/23/2017

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Rahul Pal

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 10, 2017

1:00 P.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

SYNERGISTIC UTILIZATION OF NONLINEAR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY AND WIDE-FIELD FLUORESCENCE IMAGING IN THE STAGING AND EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF NEOPLASTIC ORAL MUCOSA

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Massoud Motamedi, Ph.D., Professor, Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

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

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

Susan McCammon, M.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Javier Jo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Engineering Graduate Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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Applications now open for UTMB’s high school biomedical research program
First Published 2/23/2017

Applications now open for UTMB’s high school biomedical research program

DEADLINE MARCH 3, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Biomedical Research Training for High School Students (BRTHSS) program at The University of Texas Medical Branch. This enrichment program prepares highly-motivated students for careers in biomedical research or science teaching. Applications are now being accepted for this eight-week, research-based program. The 2017 dates are June 5 – July 28The online applications and supporting documents must be received by March 3.

The program is open to all high school students who meet the following criteria:

(1) Must be 16 years old by the start of the program on June 5, 2017, no exception

(2) Must have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a four-point scale

(3) Must have completed a course in high school chemistry

(4) Must live within a 50-mile radius of the UTMB Galveston campus. Students who live beyond a 50 mile radius may participate in the program if they specify a location where they will reside within a 50 mile radius and also include written parental permission agreeing to this residence to be submitted with the application.

This program provides 10-12th grade students with an immersion laboratory experience in a faculty mentors lab.  Project experimental results are presented formally. BRTHSS helps address the critical need in the United States for more scientists and science teachers by providing stimulating, hands-on experience in scientific research.

For more information, contact Alicia C. Simmons in the UTMB Office of Educational Outreach at ext. 29119 on-campus or (409) 772-9119 off-campus or visit the website at https://www.utmb.edu/oeo/students/brp.asp .

The Office of Educational Outreach-Science Education encourages interaction between UTMB’s scientific community and area schools through summer science camps, professional development workshops for science, mathematics and computer science teachers, and other enrichment programs. Through these programs, UTMB plays an integral role in enhancing pre-college students' knowledge about Science, Technology, Engineering & Math and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers.  Please visit our web site for more information at www.utmb.edu/oeo .

 

Contact:     Email: Alicia C. Simmons     For: UTMB Office of Educational Outreach-Science Education     Phone: ext. 29119
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Matthew Huante
First Published 2/23/2017

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Matthew Huante

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 6, 2017

3:00 P.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

ROLE OF INFLAMMATION IN THE PATHOBIOLOGY OF TB/HIV CO-INFECTION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Janice Endsley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

Nisha Jain Garg, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Scott Weaver, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Lisa Armitige, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Adult Diseases, UT Health Northeast, Heartland National TB Center, San Antonio, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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Nursing All Staff Meetings February 27th
First Published 2/23/2017

 Please join David Marshall on Monday February 27th at 7:30am or 1:00pm in 2.506B Jennie Sealy Hospital.

Contact:     Email: Charlotte Larson     For: Health System Administration     Phone: 409-266-9912
 
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Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior
First Published 2/23/2017

The UTMB Professionalism Committee is offering several workshops entitled, Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior.  The second workshop is scheduled for March 10th, between 2:30 and 4:00pm in Research Building 6, Room 1.206.  This workshop is for supervisors and managers only.

The workshop employs many of the principles used by Vanderbilt's Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.   Drs Mark Holden and Rebecca Saavedra, Co-Chairs of the Professionalism Committee will facilitate.  Limited to 60.  Registration required.  Use the link below to register. 

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the consequences of failing to address poor behavior in the workplace.

2. Recognize the purpose and intended outcome of the “Cup of Coffee” conversation.

3. Apply recommended techniques to stay focused on the message and respond to pushback behavior.

4 .Identify opportunities to engage in Cup of Coffee conversations to encourage personal insight and self-improvement.

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Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247
 
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**NEXT WEEK - THE 22nd ANNUAL LEFEBER WINTER SERIES ON AGING
First Published 2/22/2017

**NEW LOCATION**

6.300 Caduceus Room – 6th Floor Administration Building
All lectures will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow

 Tuesday, February 28, 2017
“Drug Therapy in Older Persons: Beliefs, Myths, and Challenges”
Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD
Meyers Professorship in Primary Care Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lectures are open to everyone 

If you have any questions, please contact Adrienne Shreve at x71987 or adshreve@utmb.edu
http://www.utmb.edu/scoa/

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Contact:     Email: Adrienne Shreve     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-747-1987
 
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UTMB Campus Store February Promotions
First Published 2/1/2017

 

 

UTMB Campus Store February 2017 Promotions

NEW!

UTMB Uscape Tees, Crew Sweaters and Ballcaps to rep your skyline!

10% Off UTMB Beach Towels

50% Off Creative Coloring books

While supplies last, come browse our clearance selection for great deals on clothing and other items.

All sales valid February  2017. Subject to stock availability.

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Contact:     Email: Jesse Rivera     For: UTMB Bookstore     Phone: 409-266-BOOK
 
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**CALL FOR NOMINATION: WILLIAM OSLER SCHOLAR**
First Published 2/21/2017

CALL FOR NOMINATION:
William Osler Scholar


Dear Colleagues:

It gives me great pleasure to issue a call for nominations for two (2) new William Osler Scholars in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Funded by a generous gift from Houston physician-philanthropist John P. McGovern, a $1,000,000 endowment will support each Scholar’s activities related to patient care and teaching.

The successful candidates will be chosen for exemplifying the principles of highly competent, humane, compassionate, patient-centered care and teaching embodied by Sir William Osler.

To be eligible, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
    1) Full-time membership on the UTMB School of Medicine faculty,
    2) M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. degree,
    3) The rank of assistant professor or above,
    4) Major responsibilities in teaching and patient care, and
    5) Model for a humanistic and compassionate approach to patients, students and colleagues.

Nominations can come from UTMB students, housestaff, faculty and staff and should include a statement no more than 250 words in length describing how the candidate exemplifies Oslerian ideals in patient care and teaching. These should be submitted to my attention through campus mail or regular mail. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Please mark the envelope "Osler Scholar Nominations." You can obtain more information on the current Osler Scholars at https://www.utmb.edu/osler/Scholars/FacultyScholars.  

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10th. They must be submitted as hard copy to Sheila Lidstone, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0129.

The recipients will be announced on July 14th during the 16th annual Osler Oration at The Grand 1894 Opera House from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thank you in advance for helping the university recognize and support some of our finest clinicians.

Sincerely,
David Callender, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
President

Contact:     Email: Sheila Lidstone     For: President's Office     Phone: ext. 29866
 
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Do You Want an Extra 40 Minutes of Sleep in the Morning? A Power Nap in the Afternoon? Ride a Van!!!
First Published 2/15/2017

Save on gas, parking fees and maintenance costs on your vehicle!

 Join our vanpool and meet new friends, read, take a nap, help the environment!

All hassle-free!

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

with pick up of additional riders in Hitchcock.

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

8 am-5 pm work schedule.

Call or email for a test ride and more information!

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 772-9386
 
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View Your FY16 Total Rewards Statement Now
First Published 2/21/2017

 

Total rewards statements for FY16 are now available for all full- and part-time employees.

This personalized statement is designed to help you better understand the true value of the total compensation package you receive as an UTMB employee.

It provides itemized dollar amounts and contribution rates for each component of your total compensation package, including your annual salary and any additional pay; medical, disability and life insurance plans; retirement savings programs; legally mandated benefits such as Social Security and workers’ compensation insurance; paid leave; and other institutional rewards.

To view your statement, log in to Employee Self Service, click on Payroll and Compensation and select My Total Rewards. 

For questions or more information about your FY16 Total Rewards statement, click here or contact Benefits Services at (409) 772-2630 or (866) 996-8862.

Contact:     Email: Benefits Services     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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Track Student Scholarly Presentation
First Published 2/22/2017

The UTMB School of Medicine Presents a Global Track Student Scholarly Presentation:

Maternal Utilization of Healthcare Resources during Labor in Uganda
Renessa Gerhardt, MS4

Date/Time:
March 2, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 pm

Location:
Research Building 6, Room 1.102

Pizza will be provided for all attendees who RSVP using the following link.  Please provide your own drink.

https://goo.gl/forms/bBBEboHvkLsvgqtu1

UTMB's Areas of Scholarly Concentration
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while completing the 4-year Integrated Medical Curriculum

Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Educational Affairs     Phone: (409) 747-1749
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 2/17/2017

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

 "Engineering Gut Microbes to Deliver RNAi to Interfere with Zika Virus in Mosquitoes"

by

Miguel Saldana
Graduate Assistant

Research Interest: Virology
Mentor: Grant Hughes, PhD

Friday, February 24,  2017

Levin Hall 3.324

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 22322
 
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TIME TO FINALIZE YOUR 2016 RESEARCH DISCLOSURE
First Published 2/21/2017

In accordance with federal regulation and institutional policy, any individual who, regardless of title or position, is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research must disclose and finalize any financial interests and outside activities that occurred during the 2016 calendar year.

Submit and finalize your 2016 disclosure by accessing the UT System Outside Activities Portal at http://outsideactivity.utsystem.edu/

If you had no financial interests or outside activities in 2016, you must acknowledge this by accessing the Portal and clicking the button for "Report No Activity" for the 2016 calendar year.

Additional information and walkthroughs for the various types of disclosures can be found on UTMB's COI website at http://www.utnb.edu/coi/

If you have any questions about what must be disclosed or how to complete the process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the COI Office at COI.In@utmb.edu.

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL 2016 DISCLOSURES IS MARCH 31,2017!

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Contact:     Email: COI.In@utmb.edu     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 409.747.8795
 
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Research Volunteers Needed for Urinary Incontinence Study
First Published 2/20/2017

Research Volunteers Needed Currently seeking healthy female volunteers between the ages of 50-80 to take part in an 8 week investigational research study examining the effects of sildenafil on urinary incontinence. Volunteers will be reimbursed for time and travel.

Contact:     Email: Lauren Dawson     For: OB/GYN     Phone: 409-354-9792
 
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PMCH SEMINAR - THURS FEB 23RD, 12-1 PM - 1.104 EWING HALL
First Published 2/21/2017

Lisa A. Pompeii, Ph.D., COHN-S, FAAOHN

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

UT School of Public Health - Houston

Patient/Visitor-Perpetrated Violence Against Hospital Workers: Findings from the Hospital Violence Surveillance Study

Type II violence incurred by hospital workers is a serious public health issue that has received significant attention in recent years. A large proportion of these events do not result in physical injury and/or lost workdays that would warrant their inclusion on the OSHA Log or in workers' compensation, although they may cause the victim serious psychological and work-related consequences. For purposes of developing targeted prevention strategies, it is essential that hospitals have comprehensive understanding of the frequency and circumstances surrounding these events. The presentation will provide findings from a NIOSH funded study that examined the surveillance of type II violent events in 6 U.S. hospitals. These findings were used to develop recommendations targeted for hospitals to improve their organizations' surveillance of these events.

 

Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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***Faculty! One Question Poll!***
First Published 2/22/2017

Please click here to take the one question poll for this month if you are a faculty member. The Faculty Senate wants to represent you!

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Contact:     Email: Dr. Suzanne Alton     For: SON     Phone: 409-772-8270
 
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\\**// MAKING YOUR FAMILY CAMPAIGN GIFT: AS SIMPLE AS 1...2...3 \\**//
First Published 2/22/2017

UTMB employees have a strong history of giving back in many ways to the university.  The Faculty and Staff Campaign is an opportunity for UTMB faculty, staff and retirees to be a part, through their generosity, of the Innovations in Mind fundraising initiative.

Our participation in the campaign demonstrates that UTMB is one of the best investments for a potential donor's philanthropic support.  When we give (whether is to the Health Education Center, student scholarships, faculty endowments or neurodegenerative disorders research), we inspire alumni and friends to invest by following in our footsteps.

JUST A LITTLE GOES FAR!

Payroll deduction gives you the flexibility to split your campaign gift into convenient monthly payments.  Through payroll deduction, you can commit as little as $10 a month over a maximum of five years (60 months).

DON'T WAIT, MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY!

 

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Contact:     Email: Kevin Haslam     For: Development     Phone: 409-772-5151
 
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TB Screening Available for Health Care Workers
First Published 2/22/2017

 

The deadline for all health care workers to complete their annual TB screening for FY17 is May 31, 2017. To assist with this institutional requirement, TB testing will be offered:

Galveston Campus
Jennie Sealy Hospital – 4th Floor Corridor Connecting Hospital and CSW
Feb. 21 – 27
7:30 a.m. – Noon
And
Jennie Sealy Hospital – 4th Floor Corridor Connecting Hospital and CSW
March 21 – 27
7:30 a.m. – Noon

League City Campus
Hospital – Hallway Adjacent to the Gift Shop
March 7 – 10
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Employee Health Clinic
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UTMB Clinics and Inpatient Units
Contact your manager or Employee Health for more information

Please be advised that health care workers tested within the last four months do not need to be rescreened at this time. Those who have had a positive TB test must complete and return a TB Evaluation Form to Employee Health; a chest x-ray will only be required if an employee is symptomatic.

For more details about UTMB’s TB surveillance program, click here or contact Employee Health at (409) 747-9172.

 

Contact:     Email: Employee Health     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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GSBS 2017 Career Forum
First Published 2/22/2017

Attention GSBS students and Postdocs

You are invited to participate in the GSBS Career Forum, Friday and Saturday, March 10-11.  The event is FREE, however, seats are limited and advance registration is required.

The Career Forum agenda includes:

► Keynote address and follow-up session with Garth Fowler, PhD, American Psychological Association.  Dr. Fowler will focus on how to tackle the Career Exploration issues facing today's postdocs and grad students.

► THREE career panels featuring UTMB alumni and other professionals representing   ♦  For Profit   ♦  Non-profit and   ♦  Academic organizations.

► A special presentation on Emotional Resiliency - what is it? and why is it important?  from Terry Cartwright, PhD, UT-Dallas.

Go to  https://ispace.utmb.edu/collaboration/GSBS 20Weekly 20Relay/Flyers/CF17agenda.pdf   to see the full agenda.

And go to https://utmbcareerforum2017.eventbrite.com  to reserve your seat today.

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Contact:     Email: Tammie Taylor     For: GSBS     Phone: 409 772-3661
 
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