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 -June

Jun 2, 2018, 19:23 PM by Stephen Hadley


Located on UTMB’s Galveston Campus, the Ashbel Smith Building—also known as Old Red—was the first building completed on the campus and it was used to support the state’s first medical school. In 1949, the iconic building, with its red brick and sandstone, was named for Ashbel Smith, a Republic of Texas diplomat and one of the founders of the University of Texas System. Who was the famed architect who designed Old Red, and what year was it completed?

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

Answer to May trivia question: Two. Dr. Thomas Jackson and Dr. William Gammon were the only medical school graduates in 1893. For years, the two friends argued over who was top of the class.

Congrats to Ashiriha Elhodiguy, a UTMB/CMC nurse at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center in Edinburg, Texas, who won the May trivia!