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  • Image of Dr. Ben G. Raimer UTMB President ad interim

    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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  • image linking to editor's note for October/November 2019 edition of Impact

    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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    UTMB dedicates Health Education Center

    October 20, 2019, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB DEDICATED its $91.6 million, state-of-the-art Health Education Center on its Galveston Campus on Oct. 18. The formal ceremony was attended by hundreds of students, faculty members, employees and state and local dignitaries.
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    Q&A with Dr. Janet Southerland

    October 18, 2019, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley
    Dr. Janet Southerland, UTMB’s vice president of Education, Interprofessional Education and the Health Education Center, shares how the HEC will help shape education at UTMB today and well into the future.
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    COMMEMORATING A CAREER: Conference room dedicated in honor of UTMB’s Dr. Melvyn Schreiber

    October 17, 2019, 19:34 PM by Jessica Wyble
    UTMB’s Radiology Department recently celebrated the lifelong contributions of its own Dr. Melvyn Schreiber, clinical professor and former chair of the Radiology Department, by dedicating a conference room in his honor.
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    Incorporating empathy, cultural competence in medicine

    October 16, 2019, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB’s Radiology Department recently celebrated the lifelong contributions of its own Dr. Melvyn Schreiber, clinical professor and former chair of the Radiology Department, by dedicating a conference room in his honor.
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    UTMB Police Department connects with community during first-ever National Night Out event

    October 14, 2019, 19:34 PM by Jessica Wyble
    For the first time ever, the UTMB Police Department hosted a large-scale National Night Out event on UTMB’s Galveston Campus. The festivities, which took place during the evening of Oct. 1 on the Moody Medical Library Plaza, included games, giveaways, food and even the debut performance of Mister Meanor, the UTMB Police Band.
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    Hidden Talent: Dr. Christopher McQuitty

    October 7, 2019, 15:32 PM by Jessica Wyble
    After a family trip to a scuba camp, Dr. Christopher McQuitty left with a passion for underwater photography that he still carries with him to this day.
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    Tips for healthily enjoying pumpkin this holiday season

    October 6, 2019, 15:47 PM by Dr. Hanaa Sallam, assistant professor with Internal Medicine’s Endocrinology Department and project director for UTMB’s Diabetes Prevention Program & Ashleigh Calcote, dietitian with Food and Nutrition Services on the Angleton Danbury Campus
    As we enter the holiday season, make note of how to enjoy one of the most popular foods of the season--pumpkin.
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    UTMB Trivia-October-November

    October 2, 2019, 09:19 AM by Stephen Hadley
    What type of educational approach— which involves training students in different disciplines—is the focus of the teaching taking place at the HEC? (Hint: Answer is inside this issue.)
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    Editor's note

    September 30, 2019, 11:00 AM by Jessica Wyble
    Beginning with this August/September 2019 issue, Impact will now be published every other month. As always, we’ll continue producing some of the more popular features in this publication, including the Day in the Life, the Hidden Talent and regular tips.
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    A day in the life of a Bicycle Patrol and Crime Prevention Officer

    September 29, 2019, 08:59 AM by Stephen Hadley
    Officer Curtis Dorsey and he and Public Safety Officer Michael Peltier are responsible for patrolling the Galveston Campus on their bicycles, conducting security assessments in UTMB clinics and facilities, teaching a variety of classes—including the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, and handling the UTMB Police Department’s segment at the twice-monthly New Employee Orientation.
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