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    From the President

    August 18, 2017, 05:56 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Can you believe we are nearing the end of another fiscal year? It sure has been an eventful one!
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    Working Wonders - August

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    UTMB employees Sarah Burnett, Brenda Lundy and Betty Shipp received President’s Way to Go Awards at the July Town Hall meeting. Burnett, a medical lab specialist with Blood Bank Transfusion Operations, was recognized for a “long list” of accomplishments, including initiating several innovative projects to improve patient care and ensure blood products are used safely and efficiently, and for her volunteer work in the community.
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    Best Care in Action: Protecting patients against infection

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Keeping patients safe is the No. 1 priority for nursing staff in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UTMB’s Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston. For the past two years, they have been working to reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs), which patients can get while receiving medical treatment in the hospital.
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    Extreme expedition: Team from UTMB takes medical mission trip to Mount Everest

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Five minutes after landing in Nepal in 2015, Dr. Harold Pine and his UTMB medical mission team experienced a catastrophic earthquake that devastated the region. Their carefully planned three-week trek to hold ear, nose and throat clinics in remote villages was turned upside down. Since then, Pine, a pediatric otolaryngologist, vowed to return to the region to finish what his team started.
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    New Zika vaccine protects fetus against infection and birth defects

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by Donna Ramirez
    Immunizing female mice with a Zika vaccine can protect their developing fetus from infection and birth defects during pregnancy, according to new UTMB research. The UTMB study is the first to demonstrate that potential vaccines could protect a fetus from the Zika virus.
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    Research Briefs

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Managing asthma in adults can be tricky because the condition can stem from several causes and treatment often depends on what is triggering the asthma. A team of experts from UTMB examined and summarized the current information available from many different sources on diagnosing and managing mild to moderate asthma in adults.
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    A day in the life of a UTMB volunteer

    August 18, 2017, 05:55 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    If you’re an employee or patient who frequents UTMB’s League City Campus, chances are you’ve met Jessica Norris. For the past year, she’s donated her time and energy to pushing a beverage cart around all League City Campus clinics—making sure no patient, family member or employee is overlooked.
  • Annette Macias-Hoag (right) enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, Dan; son, Nick; his partner, Jennifer; and her grandson, Jaxson.

    Spotlight on Annette Macias-Hoag, associate vice president, Health System Operations and associate chief nursing officer, Angleton Danbury Campus

    August 18, 2017, 05:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Annette Macias-Hoag joined UTMB in 2011 and currently serves as associate vice president for Health System Operations, as well as associate chief nursing officer for UTMB’s Angleton Danbury Campus.
  • EAC members with CMC Dialysis employees at the Estelle Unit.

    Headed to Huntsville: Employee Advisory Council visits CMC employees at Estelle Unit, attends Employee Service Awards ceremony

    August 18, 2017, 05:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Employee Advisory Council members had the opportunity to meet hundreds of UTMB Correctional Managed Care employees during a July 13 trip to the Huntsville area.
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    Making the grade: UTMB’s Office of Educational Outreach enables teachers and students to succeed

    August 18, 2017, 05:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    The importance of a good teacher is no secret. There’s longstanding research confirming that the most influential factor in student achievement is teacher effectiveness. That’s why UTMB’s Office of Educational Outreach provides programs not only for students but also for teachers.
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    Construction update

    August 18, 2017, 05:54 AM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB’s three campuses continue to experience growth and expansion. The following are some of the projects currently underway across the institution.
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    Did you know UTMB has a Facebook page just for employees?

    August 18, 2017, 05:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    The I Am UTMB Facebook page features news, information, photos and event coverage in a friendly and engaging community for employees and students at our three campuses and locations throughout the state.
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    Know the signs: Suicide warning signs and prevention tips

    August 18, 2017, 05:53 AM by Dr. Jeff Temple and Lauren Scott, MSW, Behavioral Health and Research Department of Ob/Gyn
    While shows like the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” have been criticized for glamorizing or romanticizing suicide, they have also stirred important conversations about suicide and depression among teens. The fact that about half a million teens every year have thoughts of suicide means that we should be talking about it more.
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    A sneak peek

    August 18, 2017, 05:53 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    The first phase of renovations to the R. Waverley Smith Pavilion on the Galveston Campus will wrap up in October.
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    From the President

    July 17, 2017, 09:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    The July 6 Town Hall meeting provided an opportunity to discuss several subjects, including the close of the 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature and its impacts on UTMB.
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    Working Wonders - July

    July 17, 2017, 09:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Rebecca Clayton, a nurse in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), was one of six finalists nationally to be recognized by American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, during their “Spirit of Caring” contest.
  • Christine Wade (right) and Pam Cruz (4th from left) with members of the Emergency Department care team.

    Best Care in Action: Curing ER wait times

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Crowding in the emergency room and long wait times seem to be the “norm” at hospitals across the country. But Christine Wade and her colleagues in UTMB’s Emergency Department on the Galveston Campus are working hard to change that perception.
  • Taylor Deluna holds her diploma after being surprised by UTMB Children’s Hospital staff.

    UTMB Children's Hospital staff plan surprise high school graduation ceremony for patient

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When young patients stay at UTMB Children’s Hospital, important milestones such as birthdays, last days of chemotherapy and even high school graduations don’t go uncelebrated.
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    New cancer drug makes commonly prescribed chemo drug more effective when given together

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by Donna Ramirez
    Researchers have found a way to increase the effectiveness of a widely used cancer drug while decreasing the risk of heart-damaging side effects, according to a new study by researchers from UTMB and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
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    Research Briefs

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Researchers at UTMB may hold the answer to preventing premature cell death. According to Dr. Ken Fujise, head of UTMB’s cardiology division, the key finding of new research is that the protein fortilin plays a role in the death of cells that could help fight cancer or help preserve an organ that will be used in a transplant.