From the President

Apr 20, 2017, 12:51 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford

Callender, David15
Welcome to the newest edition of Impact! It’s hard to believe we celebrated the opening of the Jennie Sealy Hospital a year ago this month. As patients and families got their first glimpse of the state-of-the-art building, Jennie became a symbol of what vision and hope and hard work can inspire.

The future of health care looks as bright today as it did on Jennie Sealy Hospital’s opening day. On April 7, we broke ground on the new Health Education Center on our Galveston Campus. It was an exciting day for the UTMB family, as we celebrated the upcoming facility that will allow us to continue our legacy of educating health care professionals to serve our state and beyond. The May edition of Impact will include full coverage of the HEC groundbreaking ceremony.

The start of spring also marks the start of commencement season for all four of UTMB’s schools. Graduating School of Medicine students kicked things off as they learned where they will complete their training in a residency program. You can read more about “Match Day” 2017 in this edition of Impact, as well as many additional stories about how our people are advancing our mission and defining the future of health care. Among them:

  • A Day in the Life of Tandra Medellin, nurse manager of the Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Post-Partum Unit at the League City Campus Hospital
  • A profile of Tony Williams, associate vice president of Inpatient Services, Correctional Managed Care
  • A Best Care in Action spotlight featuring a collaborative effort between Human Resources and Nursing Service to improve employee safety and patient outcomes
  • A new lung screening program at the Angleton Danbury Campus that aims to save more lives by detecting lung cancer earlier
  • A research study that discovered how a new gene interaction appears to be associated with increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis
  • Students and faculty taking an artistic approach to learning and remembering the body through the “Drop in and Draw Bones: The Art of Anatomy” event
  • Tips on how to be a lifelong learner by Faith Robin, senior talent and organizational development consultant at UTMB
  • Numerous accomplishments and kudos in the Working Wonders column and throughout the newsletter

I hope you’ll take some time to enjoy this issue, and please let the Impact team know if you have story suggestions for future editions. Thank you!

Dr. David L. Callender
UTMB President