President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.


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Proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, May 10, 2024.

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  • A Team Approach to Improving the Health of the Community

    Angela Shepherd, MD
    Diana Browning
    Ambulatory Operations

    The Family Medicine Clinic on Stewart Road will provide training for medical assistants in order to provide a higher level of service to patients. Serving as a communication bridge between patients and staff, these "health coaches" will work collaboratively with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to provide a medical home and care coordination for patients through one-on-one interaction and follow-up support

  • Check Healthy Wristband

    Robert Trevino
    Lorena Serenil
    Joshalyn Toliver
    Community Health Program

    Diabetics confront many challenges in their daily lives, including how and when to test their blood glucose levels. The UTMB Community Health Program will teach economically disadvantaged participants the skills they need to manage testing as an integral part of their daily routine. Additionally, ID bracelets imprinted with basic blood glucose ranges will be distributed. Since testing supplies are a hidden cost of disease management, this program will provide a limited amount of free testing supplies and list resources for obtaining supplies at little or no cost.

  • Community Hands at St. Vincent's Student Clinic

    David Darrow
    Walter J. Meyer, III, MD
    Psychiatry/Behavioral Science

    In an effort to lower the no-show rate and improve the management and coordination of patients at St. Vincent's Clinic, this program will create a Community Health Worker position. The CHW will be trained to effectively coordinate and follow patients and, with the help of medical students, facilitate basic health disease management classes. A member of the community will be chosen for this position in order to minimize social and cultural barriers, which will allow root-cause analysis on lack of follow-up to easily take place.

  • Development of a Joint Venture Between UTMB and Galveston College to Train Clinical Research Coordinators

    William J. Calhoun, MD
    Internal Medicine

    A critical shortage of Clinical Research Coordinators hampers clinical and translational research at UTMB. To increase the availability of well-educated and trained CRCs, this joint venture with Galveston College will support the development of a one-year curriculum and class to prepare candidates to take and pass one of two national certification examinations. Scholarship funds for interested students also will be made available through this program.

  • Sight to the Blind

    Gibran Khurshid, MD

    The most common irreversible cause of blindness, diabetic retinopathy, is a prevalent condition in our community. To optimize ophthalmic care to Galveston County residents, this award will outfit the St. Vincent's Eye Clinic with the tools and medicine necessary to treat the disease or perform surgery at no cost to economically disadvantaged patients.

  • Wall of Heroes – Organ Donor Memorial/Recognition

    Jaymee Mayo
    Transplant Services

    To celebrate those who have given the gift of life at UTMB, an engravable metal tree sculpture will be installed to recognize organ donors. Donors from the past five years will be recognized by name on individual leaves of the metal sculpture; the names and dates of prior donors will be displayed on a digital frame next to the sculpture. It is hoped this memorial will subtly encourage potential donors and honor those who have given of so unselfishly of themselves.

Awards by Year