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!


UTMB Trivia - February 2018

Feb 23, 2018, 16:11 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford


This heart was preserved by an individual who was a pioneering cardiology researcher and past UTMB president using the “injection-and-corrosion” method. This method involved injecting a colored plastic material into the heart. After the injection, the heart was then submerged in concentrated hydrochloric acid. The corrosion would take anywhere from one to three days depending on the size of the heart. The hearts were cleaned and dried, then covered with a clear plastic spray to preserve them and enhance the colors before being mounted for study. Can you name the individual who preserved this heart and was a world-renowned cardiovascular pathologist?

Send your answer to and be entered into a drawing to win a UTMB swag bag. Good luck!

Answer to the January trivia question:
Dr. Herman Barnett
Congrats to Earl McAfee, patient access specialist at the UTMB Access Center, who won the Jan. drawing!