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    UTMB dedicates Health Education Center

    October 20, 2019, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley

    UTMB DEDICATED its $91.6 million, state-of-the-art Health Education Center on its Galveston Campus on Oct. 18. The formal ceremony was attended by hundreds of students, faculty members, employees and state and local dignitaries.

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    Q&A with Dr. Janet Southerland

    October 18, 2019, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley

    Dr. Janet Southerland, UTMB’s vice president of Education, Interprofessional Education and the Health Education Center, shares how the HEC will help shape education at UTMB today and well into the future.

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    Incorporating empathy, cultural competence in medicine

    October 16, 2019, 19:34 PM by Stephen Hadley

    UTMB’s Radiology Department recently celebrated the lifelong contributions of its own Dr. Melvyn Schreiber, clinical professor and former chair of the Radiology Department, by dedicating a conference room in his honor.

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    UTMB Police Department connects with community during first-ever National Night Out event

    October 14, 2019, 19:34 PM by Jessica Wyble

    For the first time ever, the UTMB Police Department hosted a large-scale National Night Out event on UTMB’s Galveston Campus. The festivities, which took place during the evening of Oct. 1 on the Moody Medical Library Plaza, included games, giveaways, food and even the debut performance of Mister Meanor, the UTMB Police Band.

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    Hidden Talent: Dr. Christopher McQuitty

    October 7, 2019, 15:32 PM by Jessica Wyble

    After a family trip to a scuba camp, Dr. Christopher McQuitty left with a passion for underwater photography that he still carries with him to this day.

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    Tips for healthily enjoying pumpkin this holiday season

    October 6, 2019, 15:47 PM by Dr. Hanaa Sallam, assistant professor with Internal Medicine’s Endocrinology Department and project director for UTMB’s Diabetes Prevention Program & Ashleigh Calcote, dietitian with Food and Nutrition Services on the Angleton Danbury Campus

    As we enter the holiday season, make note of how to enjoy one of the most popular foods of the season--pumpkin.

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    UTMB Trivia-October-November

    October 2, 2019, 09:19 AM by Stephen Hadley

    What type of educational approach— which involves training students in different disciplines—is the focus of the teaching taking place at the HEC? (Hint: Answer is inside this issue.)

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    Editor's note

    September 30, 2019, 11:00 AM by Jessica Wyble

    Beginning with this August/September 2019 issue, Impact will now be published every other month. As always, we’ll continue producing some of the more popular features in this publication, including the Day in the Life, the Hidden Talent and regular tips.

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    A day in the life of a Bicycle Patrol and Crime Prevention Officer

    September 29, 2019, 08:59 AM by Stephen Hadley

    Officer Curtis Dorsey and he and Public Safety Officer Michael Peltier are responsible for patrolling the Galveston Campus on their bicycles, conducting security assessments in UTMB clinics and facilities, teaching a variety of classes—including the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, and handling the UTMB Police Department’s segment at the twice-monthly New Employee Orientation.

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    Working Wonders -August-September 2019

    September 27, 2019, 05:29 AM by Impact team

    The Galveston County Daily News recently released a special magazine to spotlight the best and brightest professionals in Galveston County who are 40 years old or younger and are making a difference in their professions and in the community. Three members of the UTMB community made the list, including Summer Chapman, clinical research nurse coordinator, Joseph Ray, director of the Division of Medical Genetics and Metabolism, and John Prochaska, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health.

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    Combating muscle loss in space

    September 16, 2019, 01:10 AM by Donna Ramirez

    A NEW UTMB STUDY has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced-gravity conditions during space flight missions and has uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can be tailored to minimize muscle loss for individual space travelers.

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    2019 President's Cabinet Awards

    September 15, 2019, 19:34 PM by Jessica Wyble

    NINETEEN UTMB FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS recently received UTMB President’s Cabinet Awards for eight different projects that promote outreach, education and improved patient care in the community and beyond.

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    Hidden Talent: Anahi Delgadillo

    September 13, 2019, 15:32 PM by Jessica Wyble

    As a child, Anahi Delgadillo loved cartoons, but she longed to tell her own stories. So, she started drawing her own characters to do just that.

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    Tips for addressing cyberbullying

    September 11, 2019, 15:47 PM by Dr. Jeff Temple, associate professor and director of Behavioral Health and Research in UTMB's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    As students head back to school, now is the perfect time for parents to discuss cyberbullying with their children. Here are five tips to help parents and guardians address the issue

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    UTMB Trivia-August-September

    September 9, 2019, 09:19 AM by Stephen Hadley

    252 graduates walked the stage at the Aug. 16 UTMB School of Health Professions commencement ceremony. How many degree programs were represented during the School of Health Professions 2019 commencement ceremony?

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    From the President

    July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM by Dr. David L. Callender

    This issue of Impact features “A Night in the Life” of Anthony Azagidi, a sleep technician who works an evening shift in the John Sealy Hospital Sleep Lab on the Galveston Campus. Mr. Azagidi has dedicated his career to improving health for patients who are struggling to get the sleep they need.

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    A night in the life of a Sleep Technician

    July 30, 2019, 08:59 AM by Jessica Wyble

    Azagidi, who is more commonly referred to as a sleep technician, is typically scheduled to work from 6:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. three times a week. Alongside two team members, Azagidi conducts sleep studies for a wide variety of patients within the four-bed lab on the 10th floor of the hospital.