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IMH Seminar: The Handbook of Texas Medicine: Exploring History and Context Through a Unique Lens
TODAY: The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, with the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health Present Dr. Michael S. Denison
RISE Wellness Tip of the Day
Pathology Grand Rounds
No one should go cold this winter!
TODAY! AMT Faculty Development Day-Dec. 4, 2020 via Zoom
TODAY! School of Nursing DNP Virtual Open House

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences-Clinical Trials Program is currently recruiting 20-45 year old healthy male volunteers for HPV vaccine study11/30/2020
AIG Retirement Services Virtual Workshop – Dec. 811/30/2020
The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences Clinical Trials Program is currently recruiting healthy 12-17 yr old volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccine study11/30/2020
Neurodysfunction and Neurodegeneration Seminar Series12/2/2020
School of Nursing RN-BSN Virtual Open House12/1/2020
New Premium Reserved Employee Parking12/1/2020
$3,000 Nursing Referral Bonus – Available Until Dec. 3111/30/2020
Community Engagement Track Presentation12/1/2020
****Volunteers Needed for HPV Vaccine Study****12/1/2020
Listen @ Lunch MTREC Medical Technology Resource & Education Center12/2/2020
Nursing Education Needs Assessment Deadline Extension12/2/2020
SCI Cafe: COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Deployment12/2/2020
Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds12/2/2020
Research Volunteers Needed12/2/2020
Grants for Lunch on Tuesday - December 812/3/2020

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First Published 12/4/2020

 The UTMB School of Health Professions Master of Science in Health Professions (MSHP) online program, allows individuals with a bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences to expand their field of study into exciting and fulfilling healthcare careers. 

This advanced degree will open opportunities for leadership as healthcare managers or executives within their organizations.

  • Increase your opportunities and advance your career as a healthcare leader
  • Complete the program at your own pace, 100% online
  • Obtain your master's degree in as few as 16 months
  • Affordable tuition and fees
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Contact:     Email: Crystal Cortez     For: Masters of Science in Health Professions     Phone: 409-772-3023
 
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IMH Seminar: The Handbook of Texas Medicine: Exploring History and Context Through a Unique Lens
First Published 12/4/2020

 

Institute for the Medical Humanities

Seminar

  

The Handbook of Texas Medicine:

Exploring History and Context Through a Unique Lens

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Heather Wooten, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Institute for the Medical Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch

and

Brett Derbes, PhD

Director of Research and Managing Editor

Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

 

The Handbook of Texas Medicine, sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and endorsed by the TMA and UTMB, is a dynamic, new online encyclopedia that effectively links the humanities with the hard sciences.  As a pedagogical tool, the Handbook provides invaluable context to current questions and issues surrounding health care delivery and its future throughout the state.  The purpose of this presentation is to inform, demonstrate the Handbook’s utility, and generate participation and authorship among UTMB students and faculty.

 

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tj7PBH0WTUaFxesCD9zcOg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 4097729386
 
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TODAY: The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, with the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health Present Dr. Michael S. Denison
First Published 12/4/2020

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology,

with the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health

Proudly Present

 

Michael S. Denison, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department of Environmental Toxicology

University of California

 

“And Now For Something Completely Different: Ligand-Diversity in Ah Receptor Signaling and Response”

 

Friday, December 4th, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Seminar

Link Contact: Nicole Bilotta (nabilott@utmb.edu)

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 409-240-0721   United States, Galveston (Toll)

Conference ID: 619 585 175#

Contact:     Email: Nicole Bilotta     For: Pharmacology     Phone: 9788214456
 
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RISE Wellness Tip of the Day
First Published 12/4/2020

 

UTMB’s Resilience in Stressful Events (RISE) Task Force encourages all faculty, staff and students to focus on at least one brief, healthy practice a day.

Today’s wellness tip is:

Leave a positive message for someone to find.

For more tips and tools to help you stay emotionally healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Resilience: Mind • Body • Spirit web page.

Contact:     Email: Tammy Cupit, PhD, RN-BC     For: RISE Task Force     Phone: (409) 747-8772
 
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Pathology Grand Rounds
First Published 12/4/2020

Monday, December 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Zoom

“Deconstructing the Neuropathology Intraoperative Evaluation”
presented by

Michelle Felicella, M.D., FCAP

Assistant Professor of Pathology / Attending Neuropathologist, Neuropathology, Surgical Pathology and Autopsy Services, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

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

• Illustrate the processing of intraoperative brain and spinal cord specimens

   • Utilize neuroradiology as the gross neuropathologic examination

  • Develop an approach to diagnosis utilizing cytologic specimens

  • Discuss triage of tissue for special

Methodology: Lecture followed by question and answer session

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson and Heather Stevenson-Lerner have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Ashley Rhame     For: Pathology     Phone: 409-772-2521
 
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No one should go cold this winter!
First Published 12/4/2020

This holiday season, the staff of the Clear Lake Hospital Campus will  be collecting socks, blankets and coats in support of the Harris County Sherrif Office's Homeless Project during the week of December 7-14.

Donations can be dropped off, at the collection boxes, located on the 1st floor (near the ATM in lobby) or 2nd floor (near the cafe) of the Clear Lake Hospital Campus. Arrangements can be made to collect the items from your department if needed.

For additional information contact (409) 772-0196 or loblackw@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Lori Blackwell     For: Community Engagement     Phone: (409) 772-0196
 
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TODAY! AMT Faculty Development Day-Dec. 4, 2020 via Zoom
First Published 12/4/2020
Faculty Development Day
 
Topic: “Maintaining Active Learning in the Virtual World” 
 
Presenters:
Bruce Leonard-"Team Based Learning Online"
Karen Szauter-"Remote Encounters with Simulated Patients: Opportunities Abound"
Kathleen Everling-"Creating an Effective Learning Environment in Zoom" 
 
Two sessions offered (choose the link next to the time that you prefer to register) 
Morning 9:00 am—12:00 pm https://utmb.us/4hv
OR  Afternoon 1:00 pm—4:00 pm  https://utmb.us/4hw 
or email: amt@utmb.edu
Contact:     Email: Gloria Avery     For: AMT     Phone: 70203
 
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TODAY! School of Nursing DNP Virtual Open House
First Published 12/4/2020

Nursing leaders are needed! Come learn about UTMB's DNP online program on Friday, December 4th, 1-2 PM at our virtual open house. Admissions staff and faculty will share requirements, program curriculum, application process, and more!

Please register using the link below. Also, be sure to look into UTMB's tuition reimbursement program available to employees!

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Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: School of Nursing     Phone: 4097728328
 
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The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences-Clinical Trials Program is currently recruiting 20-45 year old healthy male volunteers for HPV vaccine study
First Published 11/30/2020

Participants must be available for about 10 study visits over approximately 42 months.

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided

Please contact 

 

Amy McMahan, LVN at (409)772-5227, anmcmaha@utmb.edu for more information

Contact:     Email: Amy McMahan     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5227
 
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AIG Retirement Services Virtual Workshop – Dec. 8
First Published 11/30/2020

 

AIG Retirement Services, an approved UT System provider, is hosting a virtual workshop for UTMB’s employees to help you navigate today’s volatile market conditions and plan for a secure financial future.

Join Financial Advisor Jamaal Alexis on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at noon for a discussion on “Your Life in Retirement.” This workshop will go over possible risks to your retirement income and how they can be managed.

Registration is required. Click here to learn more about the workshop and to register.

Contact:     Email: Tony Edmond     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 266-1204
 
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The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences Clinical Trials Program is currently recruiting healthy 12-17 yr old volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccine study
First Published 11/30/2020

 

Participants must be available for about 7 scheduled study visits over approximately 24 months.

Reimbursement for time and travel could be provided

For more information, please contact

Cori Burkett, PA-C at (409) 772-5426, cmburket@utmb.edu, or Jessica Cox at (409) 772-5278, sivsctp@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Jessica Cox     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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Neurodysfunction and Neurodegeneration Seminar Series
First Published 12/2/2020

UTMB - Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

University of North Dakota

University of Kentucky 

University of Florida

Jointly Present 

Dr. Donna Wilcock

Tenured Professor

Department of Physiology

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging 

Univeristy of Kentucky College of Medicine

TITLE: "Integration of mouse and human studies for biomarker dscovery in VCID"

Tuesday, December 8,2020

Zoom 

If you are intrested in joining us for this seminar, Please contact Tara Lehrman

Contact:     Email: Tara Lehrman     For: NEUROLOGY     Phone: 409-772-1675
 
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School of Nursing RN-BSN Virtual Open House
First Published 12/1/2020

Are you a licensed RN looking for a 100% online RN-BSN program? Please join us virtually on Monday, December 7th at 1:30 PM to learn about our online, two-semester RN-BSN program here at UTMB. Admissions staff and faculty will share requirements, program curriculum, application process, and will dedicate time for questions.

Please register using the link below.

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Contact:     Email: Chelsea Jones     For: School of Nursing     Phone: 4097728328
 
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New Premium Reserved Employee Parking
First Published 12/1/2020

UTMB Parking Operations will open new Premium Reserved Parking on the Galveston Campus in Garage 5, effective December 7th, 2020. This space is located under the Emergency Room. There will be limited availability and the monthly rate will be $110.

Please contact the Parking Office at 409-266-7275 or parking@utmb.edu for further information and to reserve a spot.

Contact:     Email: Parking Operations     For: Auxiliary Enterprises     Phone: 4092667275
 
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$3,000 Nursing Referral Bonus – Available Until Dec. 31
First Published 11/30/2020

 

All paid UTMB employees who refer an applicant to a Nurse Clinician III–IV position in any of UTMB’s Operating Rooms will be eligible for a special $3,000 bonus.

  • If your referral is hired into a benefits-eligible position between Nov. 23 and Dec. 31, you will receive $1,500 when they complete six months of service and another $1,500 when they complete one year of service.
  • All bonus payouts are subject to taxation, and you must be actively employed at UTMB at the time of each payout. 
  • There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make, which can really add up for you and benefit UTMB at the same time.

For more information about the bonus requirements and guidelines, please see https://www.utmb.edu/hr/employees/employee-recognition-and-perks.

Contact:     Email: HR Talent Acquisition     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4800
 
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Community Engagement Track Presentation
First Published 12/1/2020

Track Student Scholarly Presentation

Community Engagement Track Presentation

December 10, 2020
Patient Education and Health Literacy: Efficacy of Non-Clinical Educational Efforts Including the Wellness Workshop Series
Shangir Siddique, MS4

Time:
Presentation begins at 12:00 pm

Location:
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Teleconference link will be provided for all attendees who RSVP using the following link.

https://forms.gle/aHeRvoSjWNLaNatq5

UTMB's Areas of Scholarly Concentration
To provided 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: Bradley Brock     For: Global Health     Phone: 409-772-0637
 
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****Volunteers Needed for HPV Vaccine Study****
First Published 12/1/2020

 

We are currently recruiting male and female volunteers between the ages of 15 and 26 years old

who have never received the HPV vaccine

to participate in a clinical research trial.

Reimbursement for time and travel is provided.

Please contact Rosalina Trujillo at 409-747-5594 or rmtrujil@utmb.edu for more information or to enroll.

Contact:     Email: Rosalina Trujillo     For: Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health     Phone: 409-747-5594
 
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Listen @ Lunch MTREC Medical Technology Resource & Education Center
First Published 12/2/2020

 

MTREC   Medical Technology Resource & Education Center                            UTVHN  UT Virtual Health Network

We are pleased to announce a new series of educational opportunities in the area of medical technology available for all University of Texas employees.  As with all prior UTVHN programming, these courses are being offered free of charge. 

 

12.08.2020  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Telemedicine, Telehealth, & the Legislative Session    Nora Belcher and Sean Griffin with Mari Robinson    webinar

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For more information and to register for our events please visit:

www.utvhn.com/mtrec/

 

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Contact:     Email: Sue Stramblad     For: Health Innovations     Phone: 409-747-3577
 
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Nursing Education Needs Assessment Deadline Extension
First Published 12/2/2020

Nursing Education Needs Assessment:

Did you know…. In addition to area specific nursing education and training, UTMB provided over 213 professional development activities which provided continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours for licensure last year.

Based on nursing input from the 2019 Nursing Education Needs Assessment, these  activities centered around evidenced-based practice, practice standards and nurse well-being.

Once again, we are asking for nurse input.  We are asking that ALL Registered Nurses (RN) take about 10 minutes to complete the Education Needs Assessment by December 10th

Click here to access the survey:  http://survey.utmb.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n2KM595K

Contact:     Email: Melissa Gonzalez     For: NEAR     Phone: 2819234790
 
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SCI Cafe: COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Deployment
First Published 12/2/2020

UTMB’s Institute for Translational Science and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation on COVID 19 Vaccine Development and Deployment.   

This will be a VIRTUAL discussion on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 12-1pm. 

This conversation features UTMB’s Alan Barrett, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology & Department of Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training for Emerging Infectious Diseases Member, Center for Tropical Diseases; and Kathy Barrosso, CPA, Chief Executive Officer, Galveston County Health District. 

Please RSVP to Krista Bohn at krbohn@utmb.edu for Zoom log on instructions.  You may submit questions in advance by emailing Krista or chat them during the discussion.

Please join us as we explore and discuss the current knowledge and research revolving around COVID-19 vaccine research, development, and deployment. 

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.

Contact:     Email: Krista Bohn     For: ITS     Phone: 409-772-1881
 
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Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 12/2/2020

  Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds

8:00 AM CST

December 8, 2020

 

"Precision Nutrition – The Evolving Definitions of “Requirements”"

 

Patrick J. Stover, PhD

Professor 

Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Professor

Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M University System

 

Broadcast Live with Microsoft Teams

 

Objectives:

1.       Understand the endogenous and exogenous factors that influence nutrient requirements

2.       Understand the concept of “special nutrient requirements”

3.       Understand the challenges to implementing precision nutrition

 

Supported By:  UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency, University of Texas Medical Branch

 

Disclosure Statement: (Planning Committee Members):William E. Powers, MD, MS; Serena Auñón-Chancellor, MD, MPH; and Yvette Schulz, MBA have no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement: (Speaker):Patrick J. Stover, PhD has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation: 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:The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 12AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Webcast:To view Grand Rounds please join with the link below. Please mute your microphone until the Q&A’s starts.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

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Or call in (audio only)

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Phone Conference ID: 605 416 593#

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***Please return all CME documents to Aerospace.Med@UTMB.edu

Educational Method:  Lecture                          Target Audience:  Physicians, Students and Scientists 

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Contact:     Email: Rachel Fowler     For: Preventive Medicine and Population Health     Phone: 409-747-6131
 
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Research Volunteers Needed
First Published 12/2/2020

The Department of Anesthesiology is currently seeking healthy volunteers, 21 - 35 years to take part in a clinical study "Comparison of fixed levels of oxygen versus closed-loop control of oxygen in humans undergoing hypoxia with and without chest restriction"

Volunteers will be reimbursed for travel and time

The study will be conducted in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 

 

For more information, please contact:

Roger Seeton, RN

409-772-2039

rseeton@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Roger Seeton     For: Anesthesiology     Phone: 409-772-2039
 
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Grants for Lunch on Tuesday - December 8
First Published 12/3/2020
"Dissecting the R01, Part 1"
 
This session is targeted for all individuals who submit and assist in grant proposals.
 
Presented by:  Karon Cassidy, MD - Senior Manager of Research Ops, Sealy Center for Structural Biology
 
Tuesday - December 8 at noon
 
Microsoft Teams meeting.  Must register prior to receive meeting link.
 
Register on https://research.utmb.edu/register (must be on UTMB network to register) or email research.education@utmb.edu
 
 
Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 409-266-9441
 
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