UTMB Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development 


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New Library Database: Scopus

Jan 2, 2019, 15:33 PM by Erin Ortiz
The Moody Medical Library now has access to Scopus, a multidisciplinary database covering the health sciences and many more areas of scholarship. It permits discovering how many times an article has been cited, offers Altmetrics, and generates attractive citation and author reports. The Library no longer subscribes to Web of Science or Journal Impact Factors. Scopus provides a very similar journal impact metric as well as additional measures of journal, paper, and author impact.

Details about these metrics and more are available on the Measuring Research Impact Guide (http://guides.utmb.edu/impact). If you would like a demonstration or class of all that Scopus has to offer, for either yourself or your department, please contact a librarian. There will be classes offered in early 2019.

If you have questions or need immediate assistance, please contact a librarian at (409) 772-2372, or via chat or email

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The UTMB Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) was formulated in 2013.

The expanded Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, implemented in 2018, has a mission to develop a diverse faculty community in which each of our four schools (School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) has the opportunity to make important contributions to enhance the careers of the faculty commensurate with the mission, vision, and values of UTMB.

The vision of the OFAPD is to establish and sustain a culture that promotes faculty diversity and inclusion in all four schools (SOM, SON, SHP, GSBS); plan and implement faculty development activities that enhance recruitment, appointment, retention, and promotion of faculty; serve as a central source for information pertaining to benefits and compensation, policies and procedures, and disseminates information about resources and opportunities to maximize the offerings for professional growth and development for all faculty; ensure consistency with the school's strategic plan and core values, optimizing resource allocation by aligning the mission(s) of the three Academies (Academy of Master Teachers, Academy of Research Mentors, and Academy of Master Clinicians).