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~~~ 2018 PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARDS APPLICATION DUE TODAY! ~~~
SAVE THE DATE 5/31/2018 - BMB Seminar Series presents Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD
Scheduled Network Maintenance in the Administration Building
Scheduled Network Maintenance for the Administration Building
Scheduled Network Maintenance
Scheduled Epic EMR Maintenance
Annual Employee Memorial Service
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
#MeToo in Academic Medicine Webinar
Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Be Ready – Emergency Planning for 20185/21/2018
Track Student Scholarly Presentation5/23/2018
Earn an Occupational Therapy Doctorate Online!5/11/2018
**Call for Pilot Project Proposals - Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center**5/21/2018
New User Interface for PeopleSoft Financial Management System (FMS) scheduled for May 26,5/24/2018
Shine Academy 2019 Membership Applications5/21/2018
Tell us what you think. Take the 2018 You Count Employee Survey today.5/24/2018
2018 Aerospace Medical Association Winners - UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency5/24/2018
Blood Drive at CLC 5/29/185/24/2018

~~~ 2018 PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARDS APPLICATION DUE TODAY! ~~~
First Published 5/25/2018

The President’s Cabinet Awards Committee seeks proposals for the 2018 President’s Cabinet Awards. The theme of this year’s awards is UTMB Health–The Community and Beyond: Working Together for Our Future. This theme explicitly recognizes the shared interest of the university, the surrounding community and beyond, in promoting a vibrant and supportive environment. This environment is enriched by those systems, protocols and partnerships that put the people UTMB Health serves first, promotes outreach, education and improved patient care. Projects that mobilize the creativity, ingenuity, and dedication of the students, staff, and faculty of UTMB Health are especially encouraged.

Proposal forms can be downloaded online here.

Submission deadline is Today, May 25 at 4:30 PM in room 5.128 of Rebecca Sealy.

Winning projects will be announced by September 1.  

Contact:     Email: Jennifer Crawford     For: Development Office     Phone: 409-772-5151     Fax: 409-747-3350
 
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SAVE THE DATE 5/31/2018 - BMB Seminar Series presents Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD
First Published 5/25/2018

 

 

Department of  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Presents

 

 

Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD

Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

University of California, San Francisco

 

 

“Metagenomics for Infections Disease”

 

 

Thursday  May 31,  2018

4:00 p.m.

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

 

HOSTED BY:  Dr. Pei Yong Shi

 

 

Contact:     Email: Rebecca Whitton     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 28071
 
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Scheduled Network Maintenance in the Administration Building
First Published 5/25/2018
The Network Team will be upgrading the network equipment in the Administration Building on 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors and the garage on May 29th from 6pm to 10pm. During this time the network will be unavailable.
Contact:     Email: Benjamin Mathew     For: IS OPS NETWORK     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Scheduled Network Maintenance for the Administration Building
First Published 5/25/2018
The Network Team wil be upgrading equipment at the Admin Building on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floor on May 30th, from 6pm to 10pm. During this time the network will be unavailable.
Contact:     Email: Benjamin Mathew     For: IS OPS NETWORK     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Scheduled Network Maintenance
First Published 5/25/2018

On June 2nd, Network Operations will be replacing the building router for Rebecca Sealy Hospital (Bldg 121) beginning at 7am. When this change begins, this will cause a brief network outage for the entire building. We will then move one IDF at a time and anticipate less than 5 minutes of network down time, per IDF, as we move connections to the new router. We will begin with 2nd floor to move over Campus Police ASAP.

Contact:     Email: Robert Robles     For: IS OPS Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Scheduled Epic EMR Maintenance
First Published 5/25/2018

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10am to 4pm (1000 - 1600), the Epic EMR will be unavailable due to a software upgrade and implementation of Radiant. During the Epic Upgrade clicking on the UTMB EMR icon will take you to a READ ONLY version of Epic. Radiology will continue to use RIS until the downtime is complete.

In preparation for the Epic upgrade, beginning Friday, May 25, 2018, some functions that you may perform in Epic on a daily basis will not be available. Once the system is upgraded on June 2, these features will again be available.

Functionality unavailable includes:
- 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
 
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Annual Employee Memorial Service
First Published 5/25/2018

UTMB's pastoral care deptartment invites you to remember the lives of those who were part of our workforce and died within the last year. All are welcome to join this  celebration of remembrance of our friends, colleagues and their families.

Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018

Time: 12 noon

Place: Jennie Sealy Room 2.506A

Contact:     Email: Chaplain José cedillo     For: Pastoral Care     Phone: 409-772-3909
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 5/25/2018

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS

May 30, 2018
8:00 a.m.

6.106 McCullough Building

 

Hereditary Breast Cancer: Identification, Screening and Prevention”

 

Holly Pederson, MD

Director, Medical Breast Services

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Learner COM

Department of General Surgery

Digestive Disease Institute

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

 

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

1. Be proficient with current guidelines to identify those at risk for Hereditary Cancer

2. Be knowledgeable about multi-gene panel testing and polygenic risk score

3. Explain options for screening and prevention in high-risk women

 

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students,

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):Dr. Pederson has the following financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose: consultant for Myriad Genetics

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members): Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan, Ms. Erica Espino, 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 Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Gigi Hearn     For: Surgery     Phone: 21369
 
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#MeToo in Academic Medicine Webinar
First Published 5/25/2018

 

#MeToo in Academic Medicine
A Vizient University Health System Consortium webinar educational series

Vizient Consortium is pleased to offer a multi-part webinar educational series on the #MeToo movement in academic medicine, open exclusively to members of Vizient Consortium networks.

“Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Experiences of AMC Faculty”

Webinar

Wednesday, May 30

Jennie Sealy Hospital,  Room 2.506A

12-1 p.m. CT

 

This webinar will focus on sexual harassment and discrimination and the impact of these experiences on AMC faculty.

This session will be led by Dr. Reshma Jagsi, Professor and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan, whose research studying gender differences in the experiences of faculty physicians at academic medical centers has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and numerous philanthropic foundations. Her publications in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine on sexual harassment in medicine are widely cited and have been featured by numerous media outlets in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Dr. Jagsi will begin by providing an overview of definitions to ensure common understanding of the scope of the subject, grounded in both behavioral/psychological research and in relevant laws. She will next provide a brief summary of the literature in occupational sciences that has demonstrated the impact of harassment on employee well-being and retention more generally. She will then discuss in detail the research she and others have led to evaluate the frequency and nature of sexual harassment and discrimination experiences of academic medical faculty—and the barriers to reporting and remediation in this context. The webinar will conclude with interactive discussion of how institutions can not only react to individual incidents but also proactively begin to transform culture to address these challenges.

Subsequent Consortium #MeToo webinars will highlight leading practices in addressing power differentials in health care, workplace violence, and developing an inclusive and respectful organizational culture. More details on the remaining webinars will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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Contact:     Email: Anne Browning     For: Hospital Administration     Phone: 409-266-9912
 
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Police Badge, Administration and Lock Shop Offices Closed
First Published 5/25/2018

The Badge, Administration, and Lock Shop Offices will be closed, Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 8:00 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you and have a safe holiday

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz-Garza     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Be Ready – Emergency Planning for 2018
First Published 5/21/2018

 

With the start of hurricane season on June 1, it is important to review UTMB’s emergency preparedness plans and your role during adverse events.

Please take this opportunity to:

For questions or more emergency planning information, email hremprel@utmb.edu or see https://hr.utmb.edu/relations/emergency/.

Contact:     Email: Employee Relations     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8696
 
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Track Student Scholarly Presentation
First Published 5/23/2018

Global Health Track Presentation

A Global Health Perspective on the Refugee Crisis in Uganda
Thomas Johnson, MS4

Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits: The Effect of Needs Assessment Quality and Monetary Input on Health Outcomes
Joshua Morgan, MS4

Date/Time:

May 31, 2018, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location:

Mary Moody Northen 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/4zaxBbUDmbw2hKsD2

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

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Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Educational Affairs     Phone: (409) 747-1749
 
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Earn an Occupational Therapy Doctorate Online!
First Published 5/11/2018

Take your career to the next level by earning your Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degree online at UTMB's School of Health Professions!

The Occupational Therapy Department in the School of Health Professions offers two tracks: BS-to-OTD and MS-to-OTD. Both programs prepare clinicians to become researchers, educators, and/or administrators in a variety of occupational therapy settings.

BS-to-OTD applications are now being accepted through June 1st. MS-to-OTD applicatons open June 1st to September 1st.

Visit our website to discover how you can earn your OTD degree online!

Have questions? Need some asstance? I am here to help!

Contact: Sharon McEachern     Email: ppotd.admissions@utmb.edu     Occupational Therapy Department, School of Health Professions    

Phone: 409-72-3062     Fax: 49-747-1615

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Contact:     Email: Sharon McEachern     For: Occupational Therapy     Phone: 409-772-3062     Fax: 409-747-1615
 
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**Call for Pilot Project Proposals - Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center**
First Published 5/21/2018

Claude D. Pepper OAIC - Call for Pilot Project Proposals

LOI Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018

The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center encourages UTMB investigators to submit pilot research proposals in the area aging, physical function and recovery from illness in older adults.  Proposals from any domain of translational research (T1-T4) are welcome. Projects will be funded for one year, with total annual direct costs not to exceed $50,000. Areas of research include but are not limited to:

  • basic science
  • clinical trials
  • patient-centered outcomes
  • population health

The purpose of this pilot funding is to support aging-related research that will realistically lead to external funding. Pilot awardees will have access to clinical research resources, such as a research coordinator, provided by the Pepper Center.

Proposals are encouraged from all investigators interested in initiating studies on aging.

The pilot proposal selection will follow a 2-step process: 

  • Step 1: Letter of Intent – Interested investigators should write a brief letter of intent describing in one page or less their research idea and how this idea would lead to external funding in the area of aging. Letters can be submitted to Stephanie Burt (Pepper OAIC Administrator) at Route 0177 or via e-mail to stburt@utmb.edu.
    • Deadline for receipt of the letter of intent is Friday, June 8, 2018.
    • Letters of Intent will be evaluated by the Pepper Executive Committee, and those selected will be asked to submit a full proposal.
  • Step 2: Full Proposal–If selected to submit a full proposal, a 5-page proposal in NIH format will be required outlining your research plan.  If requested, a research mentor and biostatistician can be assigned to assist with development of the proposal.
    • Deadline for receipt of the full proposal is Monday, July 9, 2018.

Full proposals will be evaluated by the Pilot Selection Committee, comprising of members of the ITS Scientific Review Committee, Pepper Center leaders and an independent external reviewer with specific expertise in the area of the pilot application.

More information can be found at:

 https://www.utmb.edu/pepper/pesc.asp

Questions should be sent to Stephanie Burt, phone: (409) 266-9675 or e-mail: stburt@utmb.edu.

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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New User Interface for PeopleSoft Financial Management System (FMS) scheduled for May 26,
First Published 5/24/2018

UTMB is implementing a new PeopleSoft user interface for the Financial Management System (FMS) version 9.2. The system is scheduled for a brief outage from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25 until 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. and users will not be able to access the FMS eProcurement, Travel & Expense Reimbursements, Grants, Asset Management and UTMB’s General Ledger.

For more information on the look and feel of the new user interface, visit the PeopleSoft FMS User Interface Job Aid or contact the UTMB Service Desk at (409) 772-5200.

 

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Contact:     Email: Prasanth Manukonda     For: IS- Administrative Information Systems     Phone: 4092662189
 
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Shine Academy 2019 Membership Applications
First Published 5/21/2018

The annual application process for election to the University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education is now open. Accomplished education-focused faculty in all four UTMB schools are encouraged to review the information at the link below. Deadline for applications and supporting material is June 1, 2018.

Information and the application forms are available on the UTMB Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development website. Applications should be submitted to Erin Ortiz, erortiz@utmb.edu.

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Contact:     Email: Erin Ortiz     For: Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development     Phone: 4097724762
 
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Tell us what you think. Take the 2018 You Count Employee Survey today.
First Published 5/24/2018

 

UTMB is conducting an employee survey to measure the satisfaction and engagement of our workforce.

The 2018 You Count Employee Survey is being administered by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., to protect the confidentiality of participants, and the results will help us to understand the issues that are important to you and your colleagues.

  • The survey is available to all faculty and staff members employed as of April 10, 2018.
  • Employees must use the personalized link received via email from Press Ganey on May 21, 2018, to complete the survey. If you need to have your link resent or are experiencing difficulty accessing the survey, please contact the Press Ganey Client Support Desk at hdesk@pressganey.com.
  • The survey is accessible from any web-enabled device. It will remain open until midnight June 8, 2018, and should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
  • Press Ganey will manage the collection and analysis of the survey responses, and data will be reported back to UTMB at the entity, department and division levels only. A department or division must have at least five respondents to receive data specific to that area.
  • The data will not contain any personal or identifying information; however, it is important to note that optional comments will be shared with UTMB exactly as written.
  • The feedback collected will be used to create post-survey response plans to address employee needs and concerns.
  • Employees who complete the survey will be entered into weekly drawings for a chance to win an Amazon Echo, a MacBook Pro, an LED smart TV, dinner with Dr. David L. Callender and other great prizes. The winners will be selected at random by Press Ganey.
  • Pizza will also be provided to areas that achieve a 70 percent participation among eligible employees.

For more information about the survey and participant prizes, see https://hr.utmb.edu/youcount/.

Contact:     Email: Talent and Organizational Development     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6700
 
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2018 Aerospace Medical Association Winners - UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency
First Published 5/24/2018

Congratulations to the Preventive Medicine and Community Health Aerospace Medicine Residency!

 

The following awards and recognition were given at the May 2018 Aerospace Medical Association Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas, TX.

Residents

Moriah Thompson, MD

- Jeffrey R. Davis, MD Endowment Scholarship: Recipients are selected for their demonstrated academic achievement and who have shown an interest in Space Biology and Space Medical Operations to further pursue a career in Space Medicine.

- Stanley R. Mohler, MD Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship

James Pavela, MD, MPH

- Society of NASA Flight Surgeons Outstanding Student Achievement Award: Students are selected for the dedication to the advancement of the science and practice of medicine in the space environment in order that all people may extend their useful role in the exploration of space.

- Most Valuable Player (MVP, 1st place)- RAM Bowl Team Competition

Rahul Suresh, MD, MPH

- Julian E. Ward Memorial Award: for superior performance and/or outstanding achievement in the art and science of aerospace medicine during residency training. Honored for his work with time zone changes and their effect on diabetic pilots. The results of his study help flight crew operations maintain the safety and efficiency of crewmembers.

- 1st Place Male Runner: AsMA 8th Annual Trumbo Run/Walk 5K

 

1st All AsMA Trivia Contest - UTMB Resident Team First Place winners: Rahul Suresh, MD, MPH; James H. Pavela, MD, MPH; Moriah S. Thompson, MD; Christopher Haas, MD; and Wilfredo Rodriguez-Jimenez, MD, MPH

- Held during the 100 Years of Aerospace Medicine Celebration reception. There were 9 teams competing from AsMA affiliate organizations.

“RAM Bowl” Trophy - The UTMB Resident Team

- Quiz bowl competition amongst the military and civilian aerospace medicine residencies

 

Faculty

Tarah L. Castleberry, DO, MPH

- Eric Liljencrantz Award: for basic research into the problems of acceleration, altitude, or weightlessness, or for excellence as an educator in aerospace medicine. Honored for her outstanding service as Program Director for the UTMB’s Aerospace Medicine Residency Program.

James M. Vanderploeg, MD, MPH

- Space Medicine Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Achieved Associate Fellowship Status: David Reyes

Achieved Fellow Status: Tarah L. Castleberry, DO, MPH; Sharmila D. Watkins, MD, MPH; and Alejandro Garbino, PhD, MD

 

Staff

Johnene Vardiman-Ditmanson, MS, LCDC, SAP - Raymond F. Longacre Award: outstanding accomplishment in the psychological and psychiatric aspects of aerospace medicine. Honored for her 20 years of outstanding service to pilots.

 
 
Contact:     Email: Yvette Schulz     For: Preventive Medicine Residencies     Phone: 409-772-5845
 
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Blood Drive at CLC 5/29/18
First Published 5/24/2018

In response to the shooting incident on Friday, May 18 at Santa Fe High School, a blood drive is planned at UTMB's Clear Lake Center.

The mobile blood bank will be set up at the following location:

  • Clear Lake Center (20738 Gulf Freeway, Webster, 77598): Tuesday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Make an appointment online:  https://tinyurl.com/utmbcl0618

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Contact:     Email: Heather Pritchard     For: Information Services     Phone: 4092661293
 
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