Coronavirus Update: 

  • All international travel by UTMB faculty, employees and students is suspended until further notice; any exceptions must be approved by the Office of the President.
  • Domestic travel is highly discouraged at the present time, unless it is considered mission-critical to the health and/or welfare of the university and its activities. Exceptions must be approved by the Office of the President.
  • All incoming (visiting) domestic and international travel by learners and/or visitors is suspended until further notice.
  • All UTMB employees and students returning from international travel—whether business or personal—must contact Employee Health Services and Student Health Services, respectively, to be screened by telephone prior to returning to any UTMB campus. They may be required to home quarantine by the County’s Health Authority until cleared for return to campus.
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Center for Global and Community Health

Global Health at UTMB trains health professionals to work with vulnerable populations at home and abroad. We provide cutting-edge interprofessional learning opportunities working with our long-term partners to provide safe, well-supervised, and meaningful international electives for our learners. UTMB has field sites in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Peru and Uganda. The collaborative projects our trainees participate in add significant value to our partners, which maintains UTMB's status as an innovator in global health education. LEARN MORE.

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**POSTPONED** Vector-borne Infectious Disease Conference

Jan 15, 2020, 13:45 PM by Dylan Lancaster

This conference has been POSTPONED in light of the spreading coronavirus.


Presented by the University of Texas Medical Branch, Nature Communications, and npj Vaccines.
This conference takes place from March 23 - 25 (2020) at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston Texas. 
You can find more information, register, and submit abstracts HERE.
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Among the many emerging and neglected infectious diseases that threaten large portions of the world's populations, those transmitted by arthropod vectors (vector-borne) are among the most important in terms of mortality and morbidity. This conference will bring together many of the world's experts on vector-borne diseases to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art information on vector biology and transmission, epidemiology and disease control, host defense and human immune responses to infection, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment, and vaccines and therapeutics. The conference will be held in the spectacular Moody Gardens Spa and Convention Center, a famous educational tourist destination, on Galveston Island, near the University of Texas Medical Branch, a premiere institution for the study of infectious diseases.

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