After a successful run that spanned five decades, the final Impact was published in January 2020.  Impact was UTMB Health’s employee newsletter. It evolved from a one color printed tabloid newspaper to a full color magazine with a digital component. We’ve archived the past several years on these pages for your review and enjoyment.

About Impact

Impact is the official UTMB newsletter, for and about the people who fulfill UTMB’s mission to improve health in Texas and around the world.

The newsletter first debuted on Jan. 21, 1977, as a biweekly publication. It went online only in 2009 and was brought back in print in July 2015 in response to employee feedback. Today, Impact is published monthly and features online content that is continuously updated between publications. In every issue, you’ll find stories about the amazing work taking place across the state, whether in health care, research or education, and the numerous accomplishments of our people who make UTMB such a special place to work.

A printed edition of Impact is delivered monthly to all of our campuses and clinic locations, as well as every CMC unit and RMCHP clinic across Texas. Several newsstands are conveniently located in the following areas:

  • John Sealy Hospital: main lobby, Café on the Court, staff elevators, Starbucks
  • Administration Building: main lobby
  • Moody Medical Library: second floor
  • MOD Coffeehouse (Galveston Campus)
  • SON/SHP Building: main lobby
  • University Health Clinics: main lobby
  • TDCJ Hospital Galveston: fourth floor near JSH entrance
  • Clinical Services Wing: fourth floor elevators, near Blood Bank
  • Galveston National Laboratory: first floor conference room
  • Primary Care Pavilion: Entrances A and B
  • UTMB Eye Center (Galveston Campus): employee break room
  • Alumni Field House
  • Materials Management Warehouse
  • Rebecca Sealy Building: main lobby, second floor near ATM
  • Levin Hall: second floor
  • Shearn Moody Plaza: seventh floor
  • 2200 Market St.: HR Welcome Center
  • Clear Lake Center: front reception area
  • League City Campus: main lobby
  • Multispecialty Center: main lobby
  • Angleton Danbury Campus: main lobby

The latest issue and most back issues are available online in the Archive.

Editorial schedule

The Office of Marketing and Communications is responsible for producing Impact. The printed edition is published around the 15th of each month. The online content is updated continuously. Items that appear online may not appear in the printed publication.

Suggest a story idea

If you have a suggested story idea for a future issue of Impact, please submit your story idea here. Please be aware that not all story suggestions will be published in the newsletter. If you have a question about our editorial guidelines, please contact us at