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    From Dr. Raimer, UTMB President ad interim

    January 23, 2020, 11:36 AM by Dr. Ben G. Raimer
    At the start of this new decade, let’s reflect on all that we've accomplished together over the past several years and look forward to an exciting period of growth and commitment as we continue UTMB's strong mission work in patient care, research and education.
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    Working Wonders -December-January 2019-2020

    January 22, 2020, 05:29 AM by Impact team
    This section celebrates the many accomplishments, honors and successes awarded to members of the UTMB community who go above and beyond to spread the mission of the institution.
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    A day in the life of a Materials Handling Technician

    January 21, 2020, 12:06 PM by Erin Graham
    Debra Wilson, a materials handling technician, counts the supplies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Labor and Delivery to help ensure that the doctors and nurses can take care of the tiniest of patients.
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    By the numbers

    January 20, 2020, 12:06 PM by Stephen Hadley
    By The Numbers is a new Impact feature that takes a closer look at various UTMB statistics.
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    The Care Closet aims to provide essentials to patients and their families

    January 19, 2020, 19:34 PM by Erin Graham
    Located in the first-floor corridor connecting John Sealy Hospital to UTMB Health Clinics on the Galveston Campus, the Care Closet was initially funded by the UTMB President’s Cabinet and is the first resource of its kind located on-site in a hospital in the Houston-Galveston region.
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    Unlocking the mysteries of cell communication

    January 14, 2020, 01:10 AM by Donna Ramirez
    Researchers have described for the first time how the virus disables T-cells, an important line of immune defense, thus rendering the infected person less able to combat the disease.
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    Research Briefs

    January 13, 2020, 01:10 AM by UTMB Media Relations Team
    A collection of news and updates compiled from press releases written by Donna Ramirez, Kurt Koopmann and Christopher Smith Gonzalez. Find out more at www.utmb.edu/newsroom.
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    A Golden Celebration GSBS celebrates 50 years of education and research excellence

    January 10, 2020, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley
    Since its founding in 1969, the GSBS has awarded more than 2,300 degrees, including 1,291 doctoral, more than 1,000 master’s and 105 in its MD/PhD program.
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    FIVE Qs with Erin McGoff, Director of Simulation in the Health Education Center

    January 9, 2020, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley
    Five Qs is a new Impact featured aimed at helping members of our UTMB family get to know one other. To be featured in an upcoming Five Qs (or to suggest someone for inclusion), send an email to impact.newsletter@utmb.edu.
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    Honoring UTMB's Veterans

    January 7, 2020, 19:34 PM by Erin Graham
    In November faculty, staff, students and volunteers gathered to celebrate veterans at UTMB’s third annual Veterans Day Luncheon at the Galveston Campus. More than 100 people enjoyed the event, which honored the U.S. military veterans who work and study within the UTMB community.
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    Hidden Talent: Dr. Aisen Caro Chacin

    January 4, 2020, 15:32 PM by Jessica Wyble
    An artist at her core, Chacin spends her time away from the lab developing and creating her own works of art and even shares her passion for the subject with undergraduate students as an adjunct professor in the University of Houston’s School of Art.
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    People of UTMB--Patricia Hollon

    January 1, 2020, 19:34 PM by Jessica Wyble
    People of UTMB is a new Impact feature that takes its cues from the popular Humans of New York social media account and is aimed at highlighting UTMB employees.
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    Winter Eye Health Tips

    December 30, 2019, 15:47 PM by Dr. Yusra Siddiqui, assistant professor of Ophthalmology
    During the summer months, people often remember to protect their eyes in the bright sunlight of the long days; however, taking proper care of one’s eyes is just as important in the winter months. Keep the following tips in mind as you bundle up.
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    UTMB Trivia-December-January

    December 16, 2019, 09:19 AM by Stephen Hadley
    What is the estimated number of degrees awarded by the GSBS since its inception in 1969? (Hint: Answer is inside this issue.)
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    Editor's note

    November 1, 2019, 11:00 AM by Jessica Wyble
    It’s been a busy, noteworthy fall for the UTMB community that has been ripe with celebrations and milestones. In the October/November 2019 edition of Impact, the team works to share the stories of these successes and how the people working hard at UTMB every day continue to further the mission of the institution.
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    A day in the life of an Emergency Management Professional

    October 31, 2019, 12:06 PM by Jessica Wyble
    Fritz Kuebler, UTMB’s assistant director for Institutional Preparedness and Facilities Risk Management, talks about his daily routine as part of this issue’s Day in the Life feature.
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    Working Wonders -October-November 2019

    October 30, 2019, 05:29 AM by Impact team
    This section celebrates the many accomplishments, honors and successes awarded to members of the UTMB community who go above and beyond to spread the mission of the institution.
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    UTMB recognized with third straight five-star award

    October 29, 2019, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley
    FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, UTMB has been recognized as a five-star academic medical center and named a winner of the prestigious 2019 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.
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    Unlocking the mysteries of cell communication

    October 26, 2019, 01:10 AM by Donna Ramirez
    UTMB researchers and their colleagues in South Korea have unlocked mysteries surrounding how a pregnant mother’s cells and her fetus’ cells communicate throughout pregnancy.
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    Research Briefs

    October 23, 2019, 01:10 AM by UTMB Media Relations Team
    A collection of news and updates compiled from press releases written by Donna Ramirez, Kurt Koopmann and Christopher Smith Gonzalez. Find out more at www.utmb.edu/newsroom.

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