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.


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FIVE Qs with Erin McGoff, Director of Simulation in the Health Education Center

Jan 9, 2020, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley

image of erin mcgoff - this edition's five qs subject What is one of your all-time favorite books and why is it your favorite?
Anything by Nicholas Sparks, my all-time favorite is The Notebook. I love soppy romance novels!

What musical artist (or band) are you listening to the most right now?
Mumford and Sons, I love every single one of their albums. I listen to them in full and never skip a track!

Where’s a favorite place you’ve traveled and why is that location your favorite?

South Africa. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and lived. It has so much to offer. The landscape is spectacular. Stunning beaches, wildlife, mountains, vineyards, national parks, to name a few! It truly has it all and there is something for everyone!

What is a favorite TV show (or series) or movie and why did you choose that one?
The Princess Bride. It reminds me of my childhood and watching films with my sister and parents. We still watch it together now and my sister and I can recite almost every single word of the film.

Up to this point in your life, what achievement(s) are you most proud of?
Moving independently to England when I was 17 years old and successfully completing my undergraduate degree while living in a foreign county. I am now a dual citizen of the US and the UK.