• School of Nursing Commencement

    Nursing graduation is a family affair

    May 28, 2018, 19:34 PM by Kurt Koopmann
    You might say that six of the 578 graduates who received their degrees from UTMB’s School of Nursing on April 20 were “keeping it in the family” because they have family members who either work or teach at UTMB.
  • Adam and Christine Kley hike Montaña de Colores, or Rainbow Mountain, in Peru.

    Couple travels their way to a "match"

    April 19, 2018, 19:34 PM by Kurt Koopmann and Shannon Porter
    When medical students Adam and Christine Kley sat in UTMB’s Levin Hall Auditorium in Galveston on March 16 to find out where they would be continuing their training, it was the culmination of a long and winding road that included marriage and a life-changing experience in South America.
  • Jesus Arzua (middle), a physical therapy student in UTMB's School of Health Professions, ran this year's FunD Run to help support his fellow students.

    View from the top

    April 19, 2018, 19:30 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When Jesus Urzua ran across the Galveston Causeway on March 3 as part of the School of Health Professions’ FunD Run 5K, he did it not just for the stunning bay views—he did it to benefit students, much like himself.
  • Students gather in Levin Hall for the What's Wrong With Warren debrief. Photo Credit: Jerome Crowder.

    From hypothetical to reality: UTMB’s historical specimen exhibit engages history and humanities, brings interprofessional simulation to life

    April 19, 2018, 19:26 PM by By Dr. Arlene Macdonald, assistant professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities; and Dr. Paula Summerly, research project manager with the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
    Each year in January, “Warren” enters the UTMB learning environment. Close to 1,000 first-year students from all UTMB schools—Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences—engage in a fictional interprofessional case study entitled “What’s Wrong With Warren?”
  • Dr. José Rojas works with students during a simulation.

    Interprofessional from the start: Since the beginning of his teaching career, Dr. José Rojas has emphasized a team approach

    February 23, 2018, 16:14 PM by Stephen Hadley
    Throughout his teaching career, Dr. José D. Rojas has stressed the importance of interprofessional education in better preparing his respiratory care students for careers in the medical field. Rojas, associate professor and chair of UTMB’s Department of Respiratory Care in the School of Health Professions, saw firsthand the value of students working in interdisciplinary teams when he taught at Midland College in the late 1980s.
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    Learn together, work as a team

    January 25, 2018, 13:27 PM by Shelley Smith
    Preparing students for clinical rotations provided an ideal opportunity for interprofessional practice at the Clinical Skills Experience held recently in UTMB’s Interprofessional Nursing Simulation Center. Nursing students served as instructors and coaches for medical students gaining skills for basic procedures and learning to manage high-acuity situations.
  • Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar, a UTMB nursing and Interprofessional Education (IPE) Scholars program graduate, leads a simulation.

    Putting IPE into practice: UTMB alumna brings passion, enthusiasm for interprofessional education to patient care

    December 20, 2017, 09:06 AM by Stephen Hadley
    Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar is on a mission to ensure health care professionals understand the importance of interprofessional education and teamwork in transforming patient care for the better.
  • Dr. David Callender stands with members of UTMB’s Student Government Association

    UTMB Student Government Association invests in future students

    December 20, 2017, 09:06 AM by Shannon Porter
    UTMB’s Student Government Association has already made its mark on the university, but now it also holds a special place in Galveston’s history.
  • Current School of Health Professions students helped kick off the SHP's 50th anniversary celebrations

    School of Health Professions celebrates 50 years of success, innovation

    December 20, 2017, 09:05 AM by Shannon Porter
    Since 1968, UTMB's School of Health Professions, then known as the School of Allied Health Sciences, has dedicated its efforts toward training a key part of the health care work force and advancing knowledge of the disciplines it teaches all across Texas—and beyond.
  • (L-R) Former AMT directors Drs. Ruth Levine, Vicki Freeman and S. Lynn Knox with current director, Dr. Bernard Karnath.

    UTMB’s Academy of Master Teachers celebrates 10 years of recognizing outstanding teachers, promoting educational excellence

    November 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    There’s no question—Dr. Ruth Levine has always loved teaching. “When I see students get that ‘spark’ of understanding and start putting things together, it’s exciting for them—and me,” said Levine, assistant dean for educational affairs and director of the Office of Clinical Education within the School of Medicine. “Any kind of learning should be fun. If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.”
  • Left to right: Dr. Danny Jacobs, James Akers, Cecilia Garcia-Akers, Stephanie Tutak, Dr. David Callender

    Incorporating cultural competence to provide quality health care to all

    November 20, 2017, 11:15 AM by Shannon Porter
    Stephanie Tutak is inspired by Dr. Hector P. Garcia’s story, his commitment to service and his role in improving access to health care. So when the fourth-year medical student was named the winner of the 2017 Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competence Award during the annual luncheon Oct. 6 on the Galveston Campus, she felt honored to play a part in carrying out his legacy.
  • From left, Sophia Hashemi, Casey Schneider and Madison Lankford helped organize the first UTMB Interprofessional Scholars Program Disaster Day on Nov. 4.

    Disaster Day simulation sets example for interprofessional education at UTMB

    November 20, 2017, 11:15 AM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB’s Interprofessional Scholars Program recently hosted its first Disaster Day, a student-led, large-scale simulation aimed at preparing and educating health care professional students on responding to a crisis.
  • Chris Rice, a second-year School of Medicine student, practices using a handheld ultrasound device during the Point of Care Echocardiography course

    Stethoscope of the future? New School of Medicine course replaces centuries-old device with mobile technology to diagnose heart disease

    October 24, 2017, 17:23 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    For the past two centuries, the stethoscope has been the iconic symbol of medicine. But if you ask Dr. Masood Ahmad, that could soon change.
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    IPE2Practice focuses on actively implementing interprofessional education

    October 24, 2017, 17:23 PM by Stephen Hadley
    The focus on interprofessional education has been a foundational part of UTMB’s Academic Enterprise since it was introduced at the institution in 2008. Interprofessional education—or IPE as it’s commonly called—was introduced as part of Synergy, UTMB’s quality enhancement plan.
  • Jamail Student Center

    Passing the test: Emergency planning ensured safety of students, preserved research mission

    October 2, 2017, 11:55 AM by Alexis Loyd
    The start of the 2017-2018 academic year was a memorable one for UTMB students and faculty. Just days after welcoming new students from all schools to campus at fall orientation, leaders in UTMB’s Academic Enterprise had the safety of students, faculty and staff in mind when they decided to cancel classes as Hurricane Harvey closed in on the Texas gulf coast.
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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.
  • SOM graduation 2017

    Congrats, Doc: UTMB School of Medicine graduates more than 200

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by Kurt Koopmann
    Regardless of whether the 225 graduates of UTMB’s School of Medicine end up working in a modern facility or one with just basic equipment, this year’s commencement speaker had some good advice.
  • Gold-Headed Cane Award 2017

    Baymon receives highest medical student honor: The Gold-Headed Cane Award

    July 17, 2017, 09:22 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    School of Medicine graduate Da'Marcus Baymon received this year’s prestigious Gold-Headed Cane Award—the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating medical student.
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    UTMB Graduate School awards 49 degrees at commencement

    June 20, 2017, 06:14 AM by Kurt Koopmann
    UTMB's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 49 degrees during its commencement ceremony on May 19 in Levin Hall. Chief Research Officer, Senior Vice President and Dean, David W. Niesel, presided over the convocation.
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    Defining the future of health care education: UTMB celebrates Health Education Center groundbreaking

    May 22, 2017, 07:55 AM by Simone Parker
    A ceremonial groundbreaking on April 7 recognized the official start of construction on UTMB’s $90.4 million Health Education Center (HEC). A group of enthusiastic supporters, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors, gathered for the event at the building site on UTMB’s Galveston Campus.