UTMB Announcements for 10/16/2018

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New computer refresh program terms and equipment standards will enhance cost savings
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class
Scheduled Wireless Network Testing at CLC
TOMORROW! "Time-Out" Session- "Aromatherapy for Emotional Health"
Save the Date: Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians, Oct. 19-20, 2018
Welcome New Dermatology Providers
Annual GSBS Dean's Lecture & Reception

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
NCBA Seminar10/12/2018
Free flu shots for UTMB employees, retirees and volunteers10/15/2018
Need to Save Money for the Holidays? Ride a Van!10/5/2018
*SCI Cafe* Youth and Mental Health – Back to School!10/15/2018
Healthcare Symposium - NOV 810/12/2018
YOU'RE INVITED! Jennie Sealy Heart Center Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories10/12/2018
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS10/15/2018
Clinical Research Coordinators Meeting10/15/2018
Neuroscience Grand Rounds10/15/2018

New computer refresh program terms and equipment standards will enhance cost savings
First Published 10/16/2018
In an effort to reduce the IT hardware costs to the institution, UTMB is transitioning from a 3-year to a 4-year lease term for desktop and laptop computers. After October 1, 2018, orders placed for new computer leases and refreshed PCs will be scheduled on the new 4-year lease term. The impact on monthly costs should be modest. 
 
New hardware specifications and other details will be released on the Information Services web site once business arrangements with the vendor are finalized.  Questions? Contact the IS Service Desk at 409-772-5200.
Contact:     Email: Matt Havard     For: Information Services     Phone: 4092662164
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 10/16/2018

Presents

"How to work with Ebola Virus Without a BSL4 Lab "

Elke Muhlberger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Director, Biomolecule Production Core

National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston, MA

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

All interested parties are encouraged to attend

Contact:     Email: Marcela Rubio     For: Microbiology & Immunology     Phone: 28140
 
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Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class
First Published 10/16/2018

The UTMB Police Department will be holding a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class on Friday, October 19th (5pm-9pm) and Saturday, October 20th (9am-5pm).

The class is for women only and is open to any female aged 13 and up (with parental permission). No affiliation with UTMB is required to attend. Class will be held in the UTMB Police training room in the Rebecca Sealy Building.

Please see the attached link to register for the class and for more information.

 https://goo.gl/forms/J56Ax9nBrTRgDqPo1

Contact:     Email: Shawn Carr     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Scheduled Wireless Network Testing at CLC
First Published 10/16/2018

IS-NETOPS is testing wireless at Clear Lake Center starting 1800 on Oct 16, 2018
 

Contact:     Email: Gene McKinney     For: IS NetOps     Phone: 4097723880
 
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TOMORROW! "Time-Out" Session- "Aromatherapy for Emotional Health"
First Published 10/16/2018

***Families, caregivers, patients, staff and students are welcome to attend these sessions***

October 17th Session- 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Presented by: Charlene Nieten, BSN, CCRN

Topic: "Aromatherapy for Emotional Health"

Overview: There are many factors that can trigger depression, anxiety or any other emotional imbalance. These factors can be related to food allergies, medications, poor diet, illness, and many other environmental influences, along with emotional traumas, and painful childhood memories. Essential oils are a terrific way to address some of these factors and enjoy enhanced emotional health. Join us to learn more on how essential oils and aromatherapy can help improve and balance your emotional health.

Please encourage caregivers, family members and patients to attend! 

"Time-Out “is a weekly educational/support session for caregivers and family members of UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role.  These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis- all caregivers and family members are welcome.  The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have “time out” to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm that they are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occur every Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A.  Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories: Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parks at sjparks@utmb.edu or 409-266-7542.

Contact:     Email: Savannah Parks     For: Health Resource Center     Phone: 409-266-7542
 
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Save the Date: Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians, Oct. 19-20, 2018
First Published 10/16/2018
UTMB School Of Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHSC, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) invite you to attend the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physician (BNGAP) Academic Medicine Career Development Conference on Oct. 19, 2018 from 5:30–8 p.m. and Oct. 20 from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
 
Participants who attend the 1 ½-day conference will receive a certificate of participation. The conference is open to all but aims to help diverse trainees (medical students, residents, fellows and doctoral students) who are underrepresented in medicine and science (in particular women, underrepresented minorities and LGBTQ) to:
 
     •  Explore academic medicine careers to fit with personal and professional interests.
     •  Navigate the array of academic medicine career paths and opportunities.
     •  Develop and enhance their academic medicine portfolio
     •  Expand their network among academic medicine colleagues and role models.
 
We hope you find the seminar educational and helpful in preparing you in your potential pursuit of careers in academia and/or research.
 
 
CONFERENCE LOCATION
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
 
CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Toi Harris Blakley, MD, Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity & Student Services
For further information: InstitutionalDiversity@bcm.edu
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Contact:     Email: Norma Pérez, MD, DrPH     For: SOM Special Programs     Phone: 23558
 
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Welcome New Dermatology Providers
First Published 10/16/2018

UTMB Dermatology is pleased to announce the arrival of two new providers Dr. Kathleen Kroger and Dr. Lindy Ross! Both providers are now available for appointments at each of our locations including League City and Galveston.   Please call us today to schedule an appointment.

Dermatology, League City (832) 505-3376

2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 165

Dermatology, Galveston (409) 747-3376

1005 Harborside Drive, 5th Floor

Contact:     Email: UTMB Dermatology     For: UTMB Dermatology     Phone: 832-505-3376
 
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Annual GSBS Dean's Lecture & Reception
First Published 10/16/2018

Annual GSBS Dean's Lecture & Reception
Proudly presents

Elena Volpi, M.D., Ph.D.
"A Translational Journey from the Basic Mechanisms of Muscle Aging
to Cinical Interventions for Sick Geriatric Patients"


October 19, 2018  - 4p.m. to 5p.m.

William C. Levin Hall South Auditorium
~ Reception to Follow ~

Contact:     Email: Denise Reed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 25840
 
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NCBA Seminar
First Published 10/12/2018

 

The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy presents a seminar by

 

Dr. Italo Mocchetti

Professor and Vice Chair of Neuroscience, Georgetown University Medical Center 

Washington, DC

 

 “HIV-mediated neuronal degeneration: role of proBDNF”

 

1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212 Basic Science Building

Contact:     Email: Belinda Ebert     For: Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy     Phone: 72178
 
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Free flu shots for UTMB employees, retirees and volunteers
First Published 10/15/2018

 

UTMB offers its employees, retirees and volunteers free flu shots each year to help prevent the spread of seasonal influenza.

The university’s 2018–2019 Flu Free program is provided in partnership with UT SELECT, a PPO plan administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and the quadrivalent influenza vaccine is available at the following locations:

Galveston Campus
Jennie Sealy Hospital
4th Floor Corridor Connecting Hospital and CSW
Oct. 23, 24 and 25
7:30 a.m. – Noon

League City Campus
League City Campus Hospital
Hallway Adjacent to Lori’s Gift Shop
Oct. 16, 17 and 18
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Angleton Danbury Campus
Angleton Danbury Campus Hospital
Hospital Lobby
Oct. 30 and Nov. 1
7:30 a.m. – Noon

Employee Health Clinic
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125
Oct. 1 – End of Flu Season
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Closed Daily: 12 – 1 p.m.

UTMB Clinics and Inpatient Units
Contact your supervisor or Employee Health for more information

Please be advised that the high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine is available at the Employee Health Clinic on the Galveston Campus for those 65 years of age and older.

As a condition of continued employment, all health care workers must get an annual flu shot or formally decline the vaccination. This institutional requirement applies to anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms and/or comes within six feet of patients in the course of his or her duties. Health care workers who do not get vaccinated may be reassigned to other duties or asked to wear a mask when providing patient care for the duration of the flu season.

All other members of UTMB’s community are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, unless prohibited for medical reasons.

For more information about the 2018–2019 Flu Free program, click here.

Contact:     Email: Employee Health     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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Need to Save Money for the Holidays? Ride a Van!
First Published 10/5/2018

 

Need to save money for the holidays?

Save $$ on gas and parking fees!

 Highway 6 Van Pool - Santa Fe & Hitchcock

Save on gas

Drive from home to the van pick-up spot

 

Parking

Van driver parks the van

 We have several drop off locations on UTMB’s main campus in Galveston.

 

Maintenance costs on your vehicle

Save an average of 250 miles per week on your vehicle

 

Join our vanpool

meet new friends, read, take a nap, help the environment!

 

All hassle-free!

 

We have an immediate opening on our vanpool which leaves from Santa Fe on Highway 6

with pick up of additional riders in Hitchcock at Hwy. 6 and FM 2004.

 

Call or email for a test ride and more information!

 

8 am-5 pm work schedule.

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 4097729386
 
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*SCI Cafe* Youth and Mental Health – Back to School!
First Published 10/15/2018

UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Youth and Mental Health at MOD Coffeehouse downtown Galveston (2126 Post Office St.) on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 from 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

This conversation features UTMB's Jeff R.Temple, PhD, Director, Behavioral Health and Research; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Karen P. McWhorter, LMSW-IPR, Development Director with the Family Service Center of Galveston County.

Please join us as we explore and discuss the current knowledge and research revolving around the topic of Youth and Mental Health.

 ⋆⋆We will share in light refreshments and delightful conversation!

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. Topics for SCI Cafés are driven by community learning interests and discovery from UTMB faculty.

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Contact:     Email: Chantele Singleton     For: SCEHM     Phone: 409.772.9110
 
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Healthcare Symposium - NOV 8
First Published 10/12/2018

Please make plans to attend the inaugural “For Your Health” Healthcare Symposium sponsored by the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce and hosted by UTMB Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hermann. UTMB’s Donna Sollenberger and Dr. Jeff Temple are featured speakers and Dr. Vivian Ho of the Baker Institute at Rice University will provide the opening keynote presentation. Registration fees are only $25 for adults and $15 for students, including five hours of professional development and two meals. Please join us Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 on the University of Houston Clear Lake Campus.

Healthcare Symposium: FOR YOUR HEALTH

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018,  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hosted by:  League City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Presented by:  UTMB Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hermann

Location: University of Houston Clear Lake – Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas  77058

Tickets: $25 Adults/$15 Students

AGENDA 

8 a.m.              Registration, Breakfast, Networking

8:45 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks

9 a.m.              Vivian Ho, PhD, Baker Institute at Rice University: “Differences in Urgent Care Facilities, Free-standing ER’s and Co-located ER’s”

10 a.m.            Platinum Panel: “State of Our Regional Healthcare Community” featuring UTMB’s Donna Sollenberger and representatives from Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist St. John  Hospital and Memorial Hermann

11 a.m.            Grab and Gab Lunch and Spotlight Tables

11:45 a.m.       Keynote: “Mental Health and Behavioral Consequences of Stress: Prevention and Treatment Interventions” featuring UTMB’s Dr. Jeff Temple

1 p.m.              Final Remarks

Purchase tickets online at leaguecitychamber.com or by calling 281-338-7339; Registration link: http://www.leaguecitychamber.com/events/details/healthcare-symposium-7905

For additional information or to RSVP please contact Becky Trout Unbehagen, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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YOU'RE INVITED! Jennie Sealy Heart Center Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories
First Published 10/12/2018

Dr. David L. Callender

President

and 

Donna K. Sollenberger

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Health System

cordially invite you to a ribbon cutting and open house celebrating the 

 

Jennie Sealy Heart Center Cardia Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 p.m.

Room 6.406, Jennie Sealy Hospital

 

Please respond by Friday, October 19, to Robin Baker, Office of University Events, at events.oua@utmb.edu or (409) 747-6735.

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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: University Conferences & Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 10/15/2018

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS

October 17, 2018
8:00 a.m.

6.106 McCullough Building

 

“Robotic General Surgery 2018”

 

Guillermo Gomez, MD

Professor

Department of Surgery

UTMB

 

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

1. Describe historic aspects of Robotic Surgery at UTMB.

2. Describe applications of robotics in General Surgery.

3. Describe outcomes and challenges of robotics in General Surgery.

 

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students

Disclosure Statement (Speaker): Dr. Gomez does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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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Clinical Research Coordinators Meeting
First Published 10/15/2018

All Clinical Research Coordinators and Nurses:

The October Clinical Research Coordinator Meeting will be:

Tues., Oct. 16
1 PM - 2 PM
Research Building 6, Room 1.108.

The Cardiology Team will be presenting their study information.

Cookies will be served.

Please register at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

 

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 21618
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 10/15/2018

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Agenor Limon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Department of Neurology

UTMB

 

"Functional Autopsy of Synaptic Receptors in Alzheimer's Disease"

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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