UTMB Announcements for 8/16/2018

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***TODAY***EMERGEx Talk - Career Advancement: Interviewing Skills and Understanding Your Compensation***TODAY***
Bursar's Office Closed Today, 8/16/18, from 1:30pm-4:00pm
ITS Scholars Program Accepting Applications

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Save the Date - SEPT. 26 Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch8/14/2018
**OSLER CLUB MEETING, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018**8/13/2018
SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS EXPIRE AFTER AUGUST 31, REMEMBER TO SCHEDULE EXAMS FOR YOUR CHILDREN8/14/2018
**CALL FOR NOMINATION: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**8/13/2018
Important Training Now Available: Tracking Labor During an Adverse Event8/10/2018
Late Payment Interest Rate Increase for FY198/13/2018
Pro-Life Health Professions Panel Opportunity8/14/2018

***TODAY***EMERGEx Talk - Career Advancement: Interviewing Skills and Understanding Your Compensation***TODAY***
First Published 8/16/2018

***TODAY***UTMB Diversity Council and EMERGE Resource Group***TODAY***

In conjuction with the Postdoc Association and The Center for Addiction Research

Present

Career Advancement: Interviewing Skills and Understanding Your Compensation

by

Caren Brownfield, MBA

Compensation Manager

UTMB Human Resources

and

James Patterson III, CWE

Senior Recruiter

UTMB Human Resources

Thursday, August 16, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Research Building 6, Room 1.206

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 409-772-3093
 
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Bursar's Office Closed Today, 8/16/18, from 1:30pm-4:00pm
First Published 8/16/2018

The Bursar's Office will be closed today, 8/16/18, from 1:30pm-4:00pm due to a departmental staff meeting.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact:     Email: Bursar's Office     For: Finance-Bursar's Office     Phone: 409-772-2503
 
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ITS Scholars Program Accepting Applications
First Published 8/16/2018

The Institute for Translational Sciences’ Translational Research Scholars Career Development (ITS Scholars) program is accepting applications for funding. This early mentored research career development program aims to provide a mentored research experience leading to external funding of a research program in clinical and/or translational research. Early-stage investigators with a doctoral degree and full- time appointments at UTMB at the level of Assistant Professor are eligible to apply.

The Scholars award provides salary support for at least 75% of a university base salary for protected research time, as well as additional support for research supplies, coursework, and conference travel. The application instructions and more information may be found on the ITS website.

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

  • Mandatory Letter of Intent to Apply is due on October 1, 2018.
  • Final completed applications are due on November 1, 2018.
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Contact:     Email: Donna Adams     For: ITS     Phone: 409-772-1932
 
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Save the Date - SEPT. 26 Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch
First Published 8/14/2018

Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs as we welcome Cheyenne Martin, PhD, RN, Rebecca and Edwin Gale Professor, UTMB School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, for the opening lecture of the 2018-19 Health Policy Dialogues lunch and lecture series, Wednesday, September 26.  The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the community. The discussion begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB Galveston campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The Health Policy Dialogue is, “Saving Children: Moral Legacy of Physicians and Nurses in Resistance During Nazi Era.”  We hope you will join Dr. Martin for a thought-provoking discussion of this remarkable legacy and relevance for contemporary clinical practice and health policy. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored by the UTMB School of Nursing.

For information, contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-789-6365
 
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**OSLER CLUB MEETING, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018**
First Published 8/13/2018

The John P. McGovern
Academy of Oslerian Medicine
invites you to a

Meeting of the 84th UTMB Osler Club
(Dedicated to the application of Oslerian principles to
contemporary medicine and medical education.)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Open Gates Conference Center
2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX

Dialogue and Dinner:
“The Discovery of Human Zinc Deficiency by Ananda S. Prasad”

Featuring:
Harold S. Sandstead, MD
Professor Emeritus
Former Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch

A light buffet supper will be served.
Admission is free, but space is limited.  Reservations are advised.
For reservations, or to register for CME credit, contact the McGovern Academy at:
mcacadem@utmb.edu or (409) 747-9680.
___________________________________

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: All members of the UTMB and surrounding communities.

Objectives:
1. Describe some characteristics of scientists that enhance the likelihood of discovery.
    a. Describe some ways mentors may be helpful.
2. Describe zinc deficiency in Iranian farmers and Egyptian farmers.
    a. Describe pathogenesis, and clinical similarities and differences.
3. Describe the implications of Prasad’s discovery for human health today.
    a. Describe some roles of zinc in biochemistry and metabolism.
    b. Describe some roles of zinc in health throughout life.
    c. Describe potential ethical issues.

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members): Drs. Jack Alperin and Dwight V. Wolf; and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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

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

Ethics: This presentation meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for 1 hour of formal CME in Medical Ethics/Professional Responsibility.

Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS EXPIRE AFTER AUGUST 31, REMEMBER TO SCHEDULE EXAMS FOR YOUR CHILDREN
First Published 8/14/2018

 

SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS EXPIRE AFTER AUGUST 31, REMEMBER TO SCHEDULE EXAMS FOR YOUR CHILDREN

 

UTMB Health Optical Center optometrist Dr. Praveena Gupta and Dr. Matthew Crookston would like to remind UTMB employees to use their 2017-2018 Superior Vision benefits this fiscal year, before they expire after August 31.

 

School starts soon so make sure you schedule examinations for your children as well. You can schedule appointments for your children with one of our optometrist or Dr. Mohamed Soliman is our Pediatric Ophthalmologist.

 

Book an appointment with one of our optometrist soon and take advantage of your special *discount on frames and prescription lens treatments.  Stop by and view our great selection of designer frames.

 

We have special package prices starting as low as $79.95 for single vision lenses including selected frames, to $149.95 including selected progressive lenses and selected frame.  That is great if you do not have vision insurance!

 

Call today and schedule your eye appointment with Dr. Gupta at our Galveston location or Dr. Matthew Crookston at our Texas City location.

 

  • Appointments Galveston 409-747-5800
  • Question Galveston 409-747-5823
  • Appointments Texas City 409-978-4377
  • Questions Texas City 409-978-4315
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Open 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

 

*Maui Jim and Costa sunglasses are excluded from any discounts.

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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**CALL FOR NOMINATION: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**
First Published 8/13/2018

John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards

In 2019, up to five (5) faculty will be selected for the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards.  This award recognizes the fundamental concept, exemplified by Sir William Osler, that the development of outstanding physicians occurs primarily in clinical settings (ambulatory or in-patient).  Each recipient of the award will receive $7,000 for support of his or her professional development and/or teaching programs.

The following attributes are used to define excellence in clinical teaching:

1. Demonstrates patient-centered focus of excellent teaching and care;
2. Serves as a role model of care and compassion of learners and patients and exemplifies professional behavior; shows respect for the learner, patient, and other health care providers;
3. Demonstrates enthusiasm and enjoyment;
4. Demonstrates inquisitiveness and values inquiry;
5. Creates an enjoyable, challenging, and “safe” learning environment;
6. Sets high, but obtainable, standards;
7. Assists in the development of clinical skills, including patient history, physical exam, procedures, and clinical reasoning;
8. Integrates basic science with clinical care;
9. Demonstrates patience;
10. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; is open-minded;
11. Provides useful and relevant feedback;
12. Demonstrates teamwork and multi-disciplinary care;
13. Is genuine.

The selection committee consists of two (2) Osler Scholars (who will serve as Chair and Chair-elect), Chair of the Academy of Master Teachers, a clerkship director, a program director and an Osler Student Scholar.

Nominations can come from students, house staff, faculty and staff and must include a statement no more than 200 words in length describing how the candidate exemplifies excellence in clinical teaching.  (Current Osler Scholars are not eligible.)  Letters of nomination should be addressed to the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and sent to 8.208 Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Route 0162, or electronically to mcacadem@utmb.eduThe deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018.

Individuals selected will be ineligible for two (2) subsequent years after selection.
• 2018 awardees: Drs. Rafael Fonseca, Erin Hommel, Sunil Jain, Mukaila Raji and Gwyn Richardson
• 2017 awardees: Drs. Rafic Berbarie, Megan Berman, Anita Mercado and Victor Sierpina

The recipients will be presented in July 2019 during the 18th annual Osler Oration.

Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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Important Training Now Available: Tracking Labor During an Adverse Event
First Published 8/10/2018

Attention all Timekeepers and Managers,

As peak hurricane season approaches, please join us for important 2018 updates regarding tracking of labor during an Adverse Event.

Accurate labor reporting is critical to:

  • Ensure employees are paid correctly
  • Ensure UTMB is fully reimbursed by insurance or FEMA for losses related to Adverse Events

Training session options will be provided on August 21st and August 29th by the Payroll, Financial Reporting, and Disaster Recovery Accounting Teams.

Managers and timekeepers who have employees in the following roles should attend:

  • Employees who may shelter in place during an adverse event
  • Employees who are overtime eligible  
  • Employees doing work beyond their normal work during an adverse event

 The following highlights will be covered in this training:

  • Replacement of the Force Account Labor Log (FALL) with the new Emergency Labor Form (ELF)
    • Who is required to submit the ELF
    • How to access and complete the ELF and other needed documents
  • Changes to Kronos Timekeeping for Shelter in Place / Sleep Time
    • What to do when Kronos is not available
  • Timekeeper Responsibilities during an Adverse Event
  • Who to Contact with ELF or Kronos Timekeeping questions  

The following two options are available for Training:

  • Tuesday August 21, 2018 2:00-3:00pm
  • Wednesday August 29, 2018 3:00-4:00pm

Location: Research Building 6 – Room 1.206

Please register for one of the two sessions online at the following link:  https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining/  

Please contact payroll.services@utmb.edu with any questions..

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Contact:     Email: Payroll Services     For: Payroll Services     Phone: (409) 747-7205     Fax: (409) 747-7241
 
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Late Payment Interest Rate Increase for FY19
First Published 8/13/2018

The interest rate the state pays on a late payment due to a supplier under the state’s prompt payment law will increase from 5.25% to 6.0% for fiscal 2019. The interest calculation is one percentage point higher than the prime rate published in the Wall Street Journal on the first business day of each July.

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Contact:     Email: Ken Hall     For: Accounts Payable     Phone: 409-747-7999
 
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Pro-Life Health Professions Panel Opportunity
First Published 8/14/2018

 

*Call for Interested Panelists!*

The Right to Life Advocates student organization at UTMB is planning on hosting a medical ethics panel of health professionals on Tues, Nov 27th, at 5:30 PM. Any faculty/staff willing to serve on the panel to discuss their experiences with pro-life, faith, or rights of conscience issues should email Shelby Luikart at shluikar@utmb.edu. Any field of the health professions is welcome. Panel slots will be first-come, first served based on profession to allow for a diverse panel.

 

Contact:     Email: Shelby Luikart     For: SOM     Phone: 5129228819
 
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