UTMB Announcements for 4/28/2017

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New Wireless Network SSID
Neuroscience & Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Series
YOU'RE INVITED: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Women's HealthCare Clinic in Friendswood
Seminar Speaker for Thursday, 05/04/17 - Dr. Howard
***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Participant Notice: UT System Activity Challenge – Spring Into Motion4/24/2017
SUFFERING WITH SEASONAL FLU?4/24/2017
GREAT NEWS, YOU CAN USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES4/26/2017
The Final Oral Examination of David Briley4/21/2017
School of Nursing Commencement Ceremonies4/26/2017
Diabetes Prevention Program at UTMB4/26/2017
NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar - Monday, May 14/26/2017
Concur-Travel Online Booking Tool4/27/2017

New Wireless Network SSID
First Published 4/28/2017

UTMB has a new wireless network SSID that will replace the existing UTMBa SSID. Client devices capable of using this new Wi-Fi SSID will see UTMBWiFi in their list of available Wi-Fi networks. This network runs exclusively in the 5GHz band and offers higher throughput with less interference. The existing UTMBa network will still be available for devices that cannot connect to UTMBWiFi and will continue to broadcast both 2.4GHz & 5GHz.

Q: Can my device connect?
• If your device can connect to the UTMBWiFi network, it will appear in the list of Wi-Fi networks. If UTMBWiFi does not appear in the list of Wi-Fi networks that you can connect to, your device is limited to using UTMBa. Only more advanced devices will be capable of connecting to UTMBWiFi...
• To connect to UTMBWiFi, apply your UTMB username and password just you normally do for UTMBa. The certificate will appear as not-trusted, simply trust the certificate.

Contact:     Email: Gene McKinney     For: IS OPS NETWORK     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Neuroscience & Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Series
First Published 4/28/2017

 

The Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Presents a seminar by

Dr. Gary A. Piazza, Chief, Drug Discovery Research Center

Program Director, Experimental Therapeutics and Chemoprevention

Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute

 “Novel cancer targets and drug development candidates by chemically modifying sulindac to disrupt cyclooxygenase binding”

 

12:00 pm, Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212, Basic Science Building

Contact:     Email: Belinda     For: NCB     Phone: 72178
 
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YOU'RE INVITED: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Women's HealthCare Clinic in Friendswood
First Published 4/28/2017
Donna K. Sollenberger
Executive Vice President and CEO
UTMB Health System
 
and
 
Gary D.V. Hankins, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Garland D. Anderson, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
 
invite you to the 
 
Women’s HealthCare Clinic
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
in Friendswood
 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5 - 7 p.m. 
1505 Winding Way Drive, Suite 210
Friendswood, Texas
 
Business Attire 
 
Please respond by Monday, May 22, to Robin Baker,
Office of University Events, at (409) 747-6735 or events.oua@utmb.edu
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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences and Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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Seminar Speaker for Thursday, 05/04/17 - Dr. Howard
First Published 4/28/2017

 

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

and

The Mary Huling Edens Endowment

 

Present Seminar Speaker:

 

Kathleen P. Howard, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

 

“Site-directed spin-label EPR spectroscopy of the domain of Influenza M2 protein involved in viral budding”

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

4:00 p.m.

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

 

HOSTED BY: Dr. James Lee

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Whitton     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 28071     Fax: 26334
 
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***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 4/28/2017

Monday, May 1, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
NOTE LOCATION:  Research Building #6, Conference Room  1.206

 


Utilization of Ancillary Testing in

Thyroid Nodules

presented by

Asad Ahmad, MD

Cytopathology Fellow - Department of Pathology

UTMB – Galveston

 

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

·         Review the incidence and characteristics  of thyroid nodules

·         Discuss the molecular pathogenesis of thyroid nodules/thyroid cancer

·         Recognize the utility of molecular tests for diagnostic refinement of thyroid nodules

 

Methodology: Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

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

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, Heather Stevenson-Lerner, Chad M. Botz, and Mrs. 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 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: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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Participant Notice: UT System Activity Challenge – Spring Into Motion
First Published 4/24/2017

 

The UT System Activity Challenge – Spring Into Motion ends Sunday, April 30.

If you participated in the challenge, please be sure all steps or minutes of physical activity have been logged by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Past activity can be recorded through the Living Well online platform at www.utlivingwell.com.

UT System will award the Physical Activity Challenge Traveling Trophy to the institution with the greatest challenge registration and completion rate. Participants who meet their springer icon goal will earn a Living Well Frisbee and Blender Bottle.

For questions or comments, please contact the Activity Challenge Customer Service Team at www.utlivingwell.com/#/contract

Contact:     Email: Benefits Services     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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SUFFERING WITH SEASONAL FLU?
First Published 4/24/2017

  You may be able to help the NIGHTHAWK study test a potential new flu treatment.

  • No-cost study medication
  • No-cost study-related medical care
  • Compensation for time and travel

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Contact:     Email: Caroline Doughty-Skierski     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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GREAT NEWS, YOU CAN USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES
First Published 4/26/2017

GREAT NEWS, YOU CAN USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES

Stop by or schedule an eye examination at UTMB Eye Health, University Optical today. You can use your flex pay for prescription eyewear including prescription sunglasses. Even if you have Superior Vision, you can use your vision insurance and then your flex spending dollars. We have a great frame selection including Maui Jim, Costa, Prada, Coach, RayBan Gwen Stefani Penguin, Zac Posen, Silhouette and more. Don’t have vision insurance, please don’t worry, we have special package prices starting at $79.95 including single vision prescription lenses and a selected frame. Also, progressive lens package starting at $139.95 for Kodak progressive lenses and selected frame. We now have two locations to serve you, Galveston at 700 University Blvd., and Texas City at 10121 Emmett Lowry Expressway.

Texas City, 10121 Emmett Lowery Expressway

• Appointments call 409-978-4321

• Questions call 409-978-4315

Galveston, 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus

• Appointments call 409-747-5800

• Questions call 4090-747-5823

• Both locations open Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

• Both locations have free, convenient parking

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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The Final Oral Examination of David Briley
First Published 4/21/2017

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

David James Briley

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

May 3, 2017

9:00 A.M.

Basic Science Auditorium

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF NEUROGENESIS IN NON-DEMENTED HUMANS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE NEUROPATHOLOGY

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Nicola Abate, M.D., Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Maria-Adelaide Micci, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Yogesh Wairkar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Colin Combs, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668
 
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School of Nursing Commencement Ceremonies
First Published 4/26/2017

The School of Nursing will host its annual Commencement ceremonies on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.  Three ceremonies will be held for over 600 students:

Pinning Ceremony for Undergraduate Students - 10:00AM - Expo Hall

Reflection Ceremony for Graduate Students - 10:00AM - Floral Ballroom

Commencement - All Students - 3:00PM - Expo Hall

All UTMB faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Please join us in this wonderful celebration for our students and school.

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Dora Turner     For: SON Office of Admissions & Student Affairs     Phone: 28307     Fax: 28211
 
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Diabetes Prevention Program at UTMB
First Published 4/26/2017

Join our CDC-accredited Diabetes Prevention Program (Prevent T2) at UTMB!

Learn new skills to eat healthy and solve challenges to achieve lasting lifestyle changes during this year-long program!

Hurry! Contact us by May 1st to find out if you qualify;

Program begins on May 5th!

Hanaa Sallam, MD, PhD, AADE-Certified Lifestyle Coach hssallam@utmb.edu

Lynn Maarouf, RD, CDE, AADE-Certified Lifestyle Coach lamaarou@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Hanaa Sallam, MD, PhD     For: Internal Medicine - Endocrinology     Phone: 4097723608 - 4094577425
 
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NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar - Monday, May 1
First Published 4/26/2017

The NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology cordially invites you to attend the Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series featuring:

Bill T. Ameredes, M.S., Ph.D. 
Professor, Internal Medicine/Pharmacology &Toxicology/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UT Distinguished Teaching Professor & Class of ‘47 Memorial Endowed Professor for Excellence in Education
Director, Inhalation Toxicology Core (ITC) / NIH/NCATS KL2 Scholars Program / NIEHS Environmental Toxicology Training Program
William C. Levin Endowed Chair in Environmental Toxicology 
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Title:  Environmental Factors: Drivers of Lung Fibrotic Disease?

Monday, May 1st, 2017
5.521 Levin Hall   
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Contact:     Email: Shelly Lewis     For: SCEHM     Phone: 25610     Fax: 25650
 
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Concur-Travel Online Booking Tool
First Published 4/27/2017

Announcing a new UTMB travel program online reservation tool.  The Concur reservation system is managed by Corporate Travel Planners under the University of Texas System contract.  This reservation tool will provide you with the ability to book airfare, rental car, and hotel all at the same time in an easy to use format plus save on booking fees.  Travelers can book for themselves or travel arrangers can book on your behalf.  We hope you were able to join the live sessions presented in early April at Levin Hall.  If not, or if you would like a refresher, please see a demo of this system by registering for one of the following webinars.

Please register for UTMB Concur Training - 5.2.17 on May 2, 2017 10:00 AM CDT at: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6490803449412291329

Please register for UTMB Concur Training - 5.30.17 on May 30, 2017 2:00 PM CDT at: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5811082062586371585
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Contact:     Email: Renee Fogle     For: Accounts Payable     Phone: 747-7273
 
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