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.


Impact is for and about the people who fulfill UTMB’s mission to improve health in Texas and around the world. We hope you enjoy reading this issue. Let us know what you think!


Hawkins receives Alzheimer's disease research grant

Jan 19, 2016, 14:18 PM by

bridgethawkinsBridget Hawkins, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, received an Alzheimer’s disease research grant totaling $150,000 from the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease to test an intranasal spray’s effects on injured nerve cells. The DKR Fund, which provides education about Alzheimer’s as it seeks a cure for the disease, announced the award at the 90th birthday celebration of Edith Royal, the widow of legendary University of Texas Longhorns football coach Darrell Royal in Austin.