We are nearing the end of another fiscal year and what a year it has been.
From the opening of Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston in April to the first patient at our new League City Campus Hospital in June, there has been much to celebrate. I’d like to thank you for making this 125th year a remarkable one at UTMB as we’ve continued to build on our legacy of excellence in education, research and patient care.
Speaking of research, our team of world-renowned scientists continues to be on the leading edge in helping the global community find treatments for Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly through Latin America and has arrived in the U.S. Their work is improving health and saving lives throughout the world thanks to their unending efforts to combat infectious disease.
You can learn more about their most recent research findings in this latest issue of Impact, along with stories about our people. Among them:
- A day in the life of Lori Martin, a sterile processing technician in UTMB’s Sterile Processing Department
- A profile of Rex McCallum, vice president and chief executive physician
- A closer look at a new service offered at UTMB for runners to help prevent injuries and improve efficiency
- An overview of the newly released economic impact report that shows the broad and significant reach of UTMB in the local community, the region and the state
- One incoming medical student’s mission to provide holistic health care for the transgender population
- Tips on beating the heat by Dr. Patricia Beach, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics
- And many other accomplishments and kudos in the Working Wonders column and throughout the newsletter
I hope you enjoy reading this latest issue, and please let the Impact team know if you have story suggestions for future editions. Thank you!
Dr. David L. Callender