UTMB Announcements for 12/13/2019

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12/18 Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy Departmental Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Younggyun Park
GREAT NEWS, USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES
Infectious Diseases and Immunity Colloquium
Pathology Grand Rounds
YOU'RE INVITED...Center for Violence Prevention at UTMB Opening
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon: TOGETHER WE WIN
GSBS 50th Anniversary Wrap-up Event - Dec. 18th

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Call for Nominations – 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award12/9/2019
Study for 13-85 year olds with active Flu A12/9/2019
Save the Date: Paul C. Brindley, M.D., Distinguished Professorship12/4/2019
Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch – DEC 1812/12/2019
Tegrity End-of-Life - Panopto Roll-out as Screen/Lecture Capture12/10/2019
***STARR Nominations Open***12/11/2019
APP Forum Friday December 13; Noon-1 PM12/11/2019
Cultural Competency in Hispanic Health Capstone Presentations12/12/2019

12/18 Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy Departmental Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Younggyun Park
First Published 12/13/2019

The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology,

and Anatomy presents a Faculty Candidate seminar by

Dr. Younggyun Park

Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 “An integrative approach for demystifying neural network”

 

 

12:00 pm, Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Basic Science Auditorium

Room 2.212, Basic Science Building

Contact:     Email: daniele polizzi     For: NCBA     Phone: 4097720145
 
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GREAT NEWS, USE YOUR FLEXPAY FOR PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR INCLUDING SUNGLASSES
First Published 12/13/2019

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, Sperry, RayBan, Gwen Stefani, Penguin, Zac Posen, Silhouette, Nicole Miller, Jean Reno and more. Don’t have vision insurance, please don’t worry, we have special package prices starting at $89.95 including single vision prescription lenses and a selected frame. Progressive lens package starting at $169.95 for Kodak Progressive lenses and selected frame.

Galveston, 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus

Appointments call 409-747-5800

• Questions call 409-747-5823

• Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

• Free, convenient parking

 

Texas City, 10121 Emmett F. Lowry Expy

• Appointments call 409-978-4377

• Questions call 409-978-4315

• Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

• Free, convenient parking

 
Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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Infectious Diseases and Immunity Colloquium
First Published 12/13/2019

The Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases,
the Department of Micobiology & immunology and the Center for Tropical Diseases
welcomes

Yang Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, University of Houston
Houston, Texas

Presenting:
"Endothelial Inflammasomes in Vascular Dysfunction in Obesity"

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Place: Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212

All interested persons are encouraged to attend!

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Pathology Grand Rounds
First Published 12/13/2019

 

Monday, December 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jennie Sealy Hospital 2.506A

“Diagnostic microbiology in 2020 and beyond: a Houston mixed grill”
presented by

James Musser, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Fondren Endowed Presidential Distinguished Chair, Director, Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious, Diseases Research, Houston Methodist Hospital System, B-490, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas

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

• Understand several state-of-the-art diagnostic microbiology strategies in 2020 and beyond

   • Understand value gained from integrating diagnostic microbiology and antimicrobial stewardship activities

                               • Understand “Full automation” in the microbiology laboratory

                               • Understand the microbiology – clinical informatics interface

Methodology: Lecture followed by question and answer session

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Musser 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 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: Ashley Rhame     For: Pathology     Phone: x22521
 
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YOU'RE INVITED...Center for Violence Prevention at UTMB Opening
First Published 12/13/2019

Dr. Ben G. Raimer

President ad interim, UTMB Health

is pleased to announce the establishment of the state’s

C­enter for Violence Prevention at UTMB

Dr. Jeff­ Temple, Founding Director

and invites you to celebrate its virtual opening

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

4 -6 p.m.

Caduceus Room

UTMB Administration Building, Sixth Floor

Sixth & Market Streets

Galveston, TX

Remarks at 4:30 p.m.

Followed by a reception

Please respond to Erin McEldowney, O­ffice of University Events,

at events@utmb.edu or 409-747-6735.

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Contact:     Email: Erin McEldowney     For: University Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon: TOGETHER WE WIN
First Published 12/13/2019
The UTMB Diversity Council cordially invites you to the
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon
TOGETHER WE WIN
 
featuring keynote speaker
Eugene A. Lewis
Retired Chief of Police and Community Leader 
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
William C. Levin Hall Dining Room 
11:30 am-1:00 pm
 
Please respond by January 9 to Amanda Rickaway, 
Office of University Events, at events@utmb.edu or at (409) 747-6735.
 
SEATING IS LIMITED.
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Contact:     Email: Amanda Rickaway     For: Office of University Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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GSBS 50th Anniversary Wrap-up Event - Dec. 18th
First Published 12/13/2019

Please join the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) in William C. Levin Hall Foyer on Wednesday, December 18th from 3-5pm for a special anniversary year wrap-up featuring the following:

  • Recognition of the GSBS Program Directors and Coordinators
  • Dedication of the 50th Anniversary Time Capsule
  • Book Signing & Sale* of the 50th Anniversary History Book by Dr. Heather Green Wooten (*$50 per book, $25 for trainees)

All are welcome to attend ~ no RSVP is necessary.

Refreshments will be served.

 

Contact:     Email: Denise Reed     For: 121200 - Graduate School     Phone: 25840
 
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Call for Nominations – 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
First Published 12/9/2019

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. This award honors and recognizes the contributions of faculty, staff and students who promote diversity, community partnership, philanthropy and civic engagement.

Please consider nominating a UTMB employee or student who has a demonstrated record of equality and inclusion and has made a profound difference to the university and the greater community.

  • All active full- and part-time faculty, staff and students may be nominated.
  • The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.
  • The award recipient(s) will be honored at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award Ceremony and Luncheon.

Click here to complete an online nomination. You may also download a copy of the form and submit it as an email attachment to culture@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4862
 
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Study for 13-85 year olds with active Flu A
First Published 12/9/2019

The Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences Clinical Trials Program is currently recruiting volunteers who are 13-85 years old for an influenza treatment study

  This study requires participants to be experiencing flu-like symptoms for less than 3 days, and at Increased Risk of Complications from influenza (Current diagnosis of heart, kidney, or lung disease or condition compromising immune system)

 Flu testing and treatment are available at study site as needed.

 Participants must be available for about 6 study visits over approximately 1 month.

 Reimbursement for time and travel is provided

Please contact Cori Burkett, PA-C at (409)772-5278, (409)772-5411 or cmburket@utmb.edu for more information

Contact:     Email: Cori Burkett     For: Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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Save the Date: Paul C. Brindley, M.D., Distinguished Professorship
First Published 12/4/2019

 SAVE THE DATE
PAUL C. BRINDLEY, M.D., DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP

JAMES M. MUSSER, M.D., Ph.D.
  “MOLECULAR INTERROGATION OF THE MANY SECRET LIVES OF GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS, A HUMAN FLESH-EATING PATHOGEN”

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019
5:00 P.M. CADUCEUS ROOM
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE BALLINGER MILLS ROOM

Dr. Musser is the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine and the Director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research at Houston Methodist/Weill Cornell Medical College.  His research focuses on the molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions in group A Streptococcus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  He serves on several editorial boards, has published more than 300 research articles and book chapters, and is the recipient of many national and international honors and awards.  Additional information regarding Dr. Musser is located at https://www.houstonmethodist.org/faculty/jamesm-musser/.

 

 

 

 

Contact:     Email: Sherrill Hebert     For: Department of Pathology     Phone: 409-772-3989
 
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Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch – DEC 18
First Published 12/12/2019

Please join the Office of the President and the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs as we welcome Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, Certified Endocrinology Coder, Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC for the next Health Policy Dialogue Lunch and Lecture on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at noon.  This 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 located on the UTMB Galveston campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

This week’s Health Policy Dialogue, “Reimbursement for Diabetes Prevention Program: Challenges and Solutions” is co-sponsored by the Division of Endocrinology, UTMB Department of Internal Medicine. We hope you will join us for the discussion on this very important topic in health care.

Continuing Medical and Nursing Education Credits

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. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association-Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend this presentation will receive 1.0 CNE contact hours. You must be present for the entire presentation to get credit.

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, Hanaa Sallam, MD, PhD, CDE, Hani Serag, MD, MPH, Colleen James, BSN, RN-BC and Brenda Johnson, MEd, CHCP have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest to disclose.

For those unable to attend the lecture in person the 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 dial 4091104. To join lecture via a PC/speakers use the URL listed below: https://hdstream.utmb.edu/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=

The broadcast will not be interactive. For additional information or to RSVP please contact Diana Davison, at dldaviso@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2739.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: HPLA     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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Tegrity End-of-Life - Panopto Roll-out as Screen/Lecture Capture
First Published 12/10/2019

Please be aware of the time line below as we approach the Tegrity sunset and implementation of Panopto as our screen/lecture capture solution.

  • 12.20.19 End of campus support for Tegrity recordings in classrooms
  • 01.05.20 End of campus support of personal Tegrity recording
    We highly discourage any Tegrity recordings after this date as these materials will not be migrated. Tegrity recordings will remain accessible to view and download for a few months DTBD
  • 01.06.20 Panopto rollout and fully supported
    Getting started resources and vendor webinars available
  • 01.06.20 Migration of Tegrity materials into Panopto begins (approximately 15 weeks)
  • After migration Reassociation of migrated materials to courses and users.
    This process will give original users access to their materials.
  • 06.30.20 Tegrity end of life

Instructors have the option of downloading their recordings for personal archival. Instructions here:

https://liveutmb.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/collaboration/AcademicComputingResources/ETnXWz112MREjwXrNKIqpWwBpvHWT_rl3y2GvmO6vEiyyQ?e=n8sd70.

Contact Academic Computing at edtech@utmb.edu with any questions. 

Contact:     Email: Annette Marshman     For: Academic Computing     Phone: 4097724176
 
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***STARR Nominations Open***
First Published 12/11/2019

The Research STARR Award recognizes individuals who exhibit the exemplary professional behavior and commitment to teamwork and improvement in their daily activities. Nominated by their peers and supervisors, the nominees exhibit outstanding performance, professionalism, and teamwork based on the UTMB Mission, Vision and Values of:

  • Professionalism - putting the needs and interests of others above your own through communication, accountability, compassion, integrity and respect
  • Teamwork - working together to work wonders
  • Improvement - embracing change, improving performance and continuing to learn

Nominees can include those involved in the lab, clinical coordinators, grants administrators, pre/post award staff, animal handlers - basically anyone whose primary responsibilities are related to research, with a minimum of six-months service who is in good standing.

Nominations can be made using the nomination form at research.utmb.edu/starrnomination.  Nominations are due January 15, 2020.

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Contact:     Email: Melodi Moore     For: Research Services Research Education     Phone: 4092669428
 
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APP Forum Friday December 13; Noon-1 PM
First Published 12/11/2019

Please join us for APP Forum Meeting this Friday December 13th at Noon in Rebecca Sealy Conference Room 6.100

Main topic will be new APP Incentive Plan and we will have guest speaker Aaron Bridges presenting plan. We will also provide other APP updates.

Skype will be available: Please see below for Skype details.

Join by phone:

409-266-2120, 933450# (Galveston Main Campus Profile)

855-539-7525, 933450# (Toll Free)

Conf ID# 933450

 

Contact:     Email: Elizabeth Petitt     For: SON     Phone: 409-772-4824
 
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Cultural Competency in Hispanic Health Capstone Presentations
First Published 12/12/2019

Cultural Competency in Hispanic Health Capstone Presentations

Please join us on Friday, December 13th, 2019 from 11am until noon for the oral presentation of the following Bilingual Health Tract Students:

Laura Fitzgerald: “Contraceptive Use Among Hispanic Adolescents”

Milena Lobaina: “The HIV crisis among the US Hispanics/Latino Population with emphasis on MSM: A Continuum of HIV Care”

Bianca Saenz: “Infant Mortality and Prenatal Care Initiation in Mexican Americans”

To join the presentation please use the go to meeting information below. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and this will count towards the BHT capstone credits.

Join the meeting:

Cultural Competency in Hispanic Health Capstone Presentations
Fri, Dec 13, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/834176173

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311  Access Code: 834-176-173

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/834176173

UTMB's Areas of Scholarly Concentration: To provide interested students with 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: Berengaria Navarre     For: Hispanic Center of Excellence     Phone: 22780
 
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