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  • Waverley Smith Renovation

    A sneak peek

    August 18, 2017, 05:53 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    The first phase of renovations to the R. Waverley Smith Pavilion on the Galveston Campus will wrap up in October.

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    From the President

    July 17, 2017, 09:23 AM by User Not Found

    The July 6 Town Hall meeting provided an opportunity to discuss several subjects, including the close of the 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature and its impacts on UTMB.

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    Working Wonders - July

    July 17, 2017, 09:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Rebecca Clayton, a nurse in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), was one of six finalists nationally to be recognized by American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, during their “Spirit of Caring” contest.

  • Christine Wade (right) and Pam Cruz (4th from left) with members of the Emergency Department care team.

    Best Care in Action: Curing ER wait times

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Crowding in the emergency room and long wait times seem to be the “norm” at hospitals across the country. But Christine Wade and her colleagues in UTMB’s Emergency Department on the Galveston Campus are working hard to change that perception.

  • Cell

    Research Briefs

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by User Not Found

    Researchers at UTMB may hold the answer to preventing premature cell death. According to Dr. Ken Fujise, head of UTMB’s cardiology division, the key finding of new research is that the protein fortilin plays a role in the death of cells that could help fight cancer or help preserve an organ that will be used in a transplant.

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    A day in the life of a Correctional Managed Care nurse manager

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    After moving to Texas from the Philippines nearly six years ago, Vincent Ong has found his niche. As nurse manager of the Ramsey Cluster, Ong oversees a nursing staff of about 50 UTMB CMC employees who provide care to more than 4,300 offenders.

  • Sunface

    Top tips for a healthy summer

    July 17, 2017, 09:21 AM by Blair H. Brown, registered dietitian nutritionist, UTMB Health Texas Transplant Center

    Summer is officially here! For many, the summer months mean vacations, swimming pools and outdoor barbecues. Follow these helpful tips to keep your health in mind while having fun in the sun.

  • Hospital Galveston Units 6b and 6c (2)

    Say cheese!

    July 12, 2017, 08:18 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Employees from the President’s Office and TDCJ Hospital Galveston Units 6B and 6C were happy to strike a pose for “National Selfie Day” on June 21.

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    From the President

    June 20, 2017, 06:21 AM by User Not Found

    On May 31, we honored 1,719 employees who have achieved significant service milestones and 538 GEM card recipients at one of my favorite events of the year—Employee Service Day.

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    Working Wonders

    June 20, 2017, 06:21 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    UTMB Police Officer Harold Beasley was recognized by the 50 Club of Galves­ton County as one of its Officers of the Year during an awards luncheon at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston on May 4.

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    Pregnant women unaware how Zika virus can spread, survey finds

    June 20, 2017, 06:16 AM by Christopher Smith Gonzalez

    Pregnant women at risk of Zika virus infection may not be aware of the various ways the virus is spread or be taking the proper preventive measures. A survey conducted by UTMB researchers focused on pregnant women in Southeast Texas.

  • Mari Robinson and her husband, Greg Ritzen, on vacation at a local winery in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.

    Spotlight on Mari Robinson, director of telehealth

    June 20, 2017, 06:15 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Mari Robinson, JD, joined UTMB in October 2016 as director of telehealth. In her role, Robin­son guides UTMB regarding policy and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth and assists in developing partnerships across Texas to expand health care to those in rural and remote areas of the state.

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    UTMB Graduate School awards 49 degrees at commencement

    June 20, 2017, 06:14 AM by Kurt Koopmann

    UTMB's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 49 degrees during its commencement ceremony on May 19 in Levin Hall. Chief Research Officer, Senior Vice President and Dean, David W. Niesel, presided over the convocation.

  • John Sealy Hospital Modernization

    Construction Update

    June 20, 2017, 06:13 AM by Stephen Hadley

    UTMB’s three campuses continue to experience growth and expansion. The following are some of the projects currently underway at the institution.

  • Mosquito

    Top tips to protect yourself from the Zika virus

    June 20, 2017, 06:13 AM by Scott Weaver, PhD, director of the UTMB Institute for Human Infections and Immunity and scientific director of the Galveston National Laboratory; and Dr. George Saade, professor and division chief of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UTMB

    As Texas weather heats up for the summer, mosquitoes that carry Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses become more active and abundant.

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    One year and growing!

    June 20, 2017, 06:12 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    As UTMB’s League City Campus Hospital celebrates its one-year anniversary in June, all eyes are on the future.

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    From the President

    May 22, 2017, 07:56 AM by User Not Found

    Welcome to the newest issue of Impact! This edition highlights another Best Care in Action showing how UTMB’s Rehabilitation Services team revamped a “boot camp” class for knee- and hip-replacement candidates that has improved the overall patient experience and outcomes.

  • MarfanWalk

    Working Wonders

    May 22, 2017, 07:56 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Nurses, surgical technologists and physicians from the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery represented UTMB at the Marfan Foundation’s Walk for Victory in Houston on March 25. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue.