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    UTMB to study new approach for hip fracture recovery

    December 20, 2017, 09:08 AM by Kurt Koopmann

    A multimillion dollar grant could help researchers develop a novel therapeutic for women recovering from hip fractures. UTMB is part of a consortium of seven universities that has received $15.6 million from the National Institute on Aging for a multisite clinical trial to study the use of testosterone therapy and exercise in post-menopausal women recovering from hip fracture.

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    Research Briefs

    December 20, 2017, 09:08 AM by Donna Ramirez

    Frequent alcohol consumption kills new brain cells in adults, with females being more vulnerable, according to new research at UTMB. Led by Dr. Ping Wu, professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, the researchers discovered that alcohol killed the stem cells in adult mouse brains. Because brain stem cells are responsible for creating new nerve cells and are important to maintaining normal cognitive function, this study could open a door to combating chronic alcoholism.

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    A day in the life of a patient registration specialist

    December 20, 2017, 09:08 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    When a patient arrives at the emergency department on UTMB's Galveston Campus, there’s a good chance Vonday Millier will be the first university employee they see. “We really set the tone for the patient’s visit,” says Millier, a patient registration specialist and team leader within Revenue Cycle Operations (RCO).

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    Construction Update

    December 20, 2017, 09:07 AM by Stephen Hadley

    League City Campus Hospital Phase II Expansion: Construction of the five-story South Tower—which will add 123,000 square feet to the hospital—will begin in March 2018. Once completed, the expansion will increase inpatient capacity to approximately 100 beds and provide space for additional services.

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    Spotlight on Bill Garwood, associate vice president of finance for community hospitals

    December 20, 2017, 09:06 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Bill Garwood joined the UTMB family in 2014, when he helped integrate the Angleton Danbury Campus with UTMB. For more than 30 years, he served as the senior financial officer of the Angleton Danbury Medical Center. In his current role as associate vice president of finance for community hospitals, his responsibilities recently expanded to include the financial management of UTMB’s League City Campus, as well.

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    ‘Tis the season for safety

    December 20, 2017, 09:04 AM by UTMB Police Chief Thomas Engells

    The holidays are an opportunity to share good cheer with family and friends. However, they also are a time when people get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, making themselves vulnerable to theft and other crime. Don’t let a Grinch ruin your holidays!

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    Home for the holidays

    December 20, 2017, 09:03 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    UTMB’s Primary and Specialty Care Clinic in Texas City has reopened to patients after undergoing major repairs due to flood damage following Hurricane Harvey.

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    From the President

    November 20, 2017, 11:17 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    The 2017 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) came to a close at midnight on Nov. 3 and our UTMB family showed that when we come together, we can accomplish anything.

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    Working Wonders

    November 20, 2017, 11:17 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Several UTMB employees received President David Callender’s Way to Go Award during the Nov. 1 Town Hall. Lonnie Winston and Seth Grimes, materials handling techs, were recognized for their actions going above and beyond to ensure a young patient at Jennie Sealy Hospital received a special package.

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    Timing it right: UTMB inpatient units focus on appropriate length of stay, planning for safe discharge

    November 20, 2017, 11:17 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    Every morning between 8 and 9 a.m., groups of interdisciplinary teams meet at all inpatient units in Galveston, League City and Angleton Danbury to discuss each and every patient in the hospital. They’re called “Progression of Care Rounds,” or POCR (pronounced “poker”) rounds, and for the past year, they have been making a difference in both patient outcomes and length of stay.

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    UTMB scores an A for safety and quality

    November 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by Kurt Koopmann

    UTMB recently announced that the Health System has received an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group for its accomplishments in reducing errors, infections and accidents that have the potential to harm patients.

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    Helping Puerto Rico

    November 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by Shannon Porter

    During Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Maria Belalcazar saw firsthand how a natural disaster can devastate a community. So when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, leaving residents without power and running water—and hospitals without supplies—she wanted to do whatever she could to help.

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    A day in the life of Alumni Relations

    November 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    It's 8 a.m. on a Saturday and Kim Barfield is in the midst of two days of nonstop receptions, luncheons, speakers and reunion dinners. More than 400 UTMB alumni and their guests have descended upon the San Luis Resort in Galveston for Homecoming Weekend—an October event that Barfield, assistant director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, and her team have been preparing for all year.

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    The results are in! Feedback from more than 1,000 employees will help guide Impact newsletter’s path forward

    November 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford

    A recent employee survey aimed to find out whether employees prefer the print or online edition of Impact, how they access it, what types of articles they like most and what suggestions they may have for improving the newsletter. After combing through more than 1,000 responses and taking notes on what you love—and don’t love—about Impact, it’s time to reveal the results.