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    Inspiring others to give: Husband and wife team up in support of Innovations in Mind Faculty and Staff Campaign

    March 16, 2017, 10:02 AM by Simone Parker
    UTMB holds a special place in the hearts of Drs. Michael Ainsworth and Karen Szauter. It’s where the couple met and married while working as faculty members. And it’s where they continue to fulfill a mission to train the health care workforce of the future.
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    Innovations in Mind Faculty and Staff Campaign begins

    February 17, 2017, 16:13 PM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB kicked off the Faculty and Staff Campaign for its newest fundraising initiative—Innovations in Mind—at the Feb. 2 Town Hall meeting. The entire $50 million Innovations in Mind initiative will partially support construction of the new Health Education Center on the Galveston Campus, help create faculty endowments and student scholarships, and bolster neurodegenerative disorders research.
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    Health Education Center to help define future of health care in Texas

    January 19, 2017, 17:33 PM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB’s new Health Education Center (HEC) will provide the space to accommodate UTMB’s increasing enrollments and employ the advanced technology necessary to train students in an interdisciplinary environment to help Texas meet the rising demand for health care providers in the coming years.
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    Keeping it real: Advances in technology and teaching help the Nursing Interprofessional Simulation Center train students in realistic environment

    November 21, 2016, 07:54 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    At the UTMB Nursing Interprofessional Simulation Center, “pretend” is a bad word. So, when first-year School of Nursing students practice intramuscular injections, they use a “task trainer” that looks and feels like an actual piece of flesh—with layers representing skin, fat and muscle
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    Incorporating empathy, cultural competence in medicine

    October 19, 2016, 10:11 AM by Stephen Hadley
    This year’s event marked the 20th year anniversary of the essay contest and awards ceremony. The program, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Hispanic Center of Excellence under the direction of Dr. Norma Pérez, recognizes a student “who demonstrates commitments to providing quality health care to all by incorporating cultural competence in his or her service to others.
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    Superhero Hideout: UTMB students help create special place for children at the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston

    September 22, 2016, 11:05 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Inside the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston, there’s now a special room for children who are facing a life-threatening illness or disability to rest and regain their superhero powers. It’s called the “Superhero Hideout” and it’s thanks to the UTMB Physician Assistant Class of 2017 in the School of Health Professions, in collaboration with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants organization.
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    Living the dream: SHP graduate overcomes hardships to pursue career in health care

    September 22, 2016, 11:02 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Becoming a health care professional has always been a dream for Robert Guedea. But when he received a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care at the School of Health Professions graduation ceremony on Aug.12, it became a reality—one he previously thought was beyond reach.
  • Colt and Becca Keo-Meier recently led a workshop on understanding transgender and human sexuality issues in the workplace for UTMB employees and students.

    Building a culture of inclusion: Incoming medical student aspires to provide holistic health care for transgender population

    August 17, 2016, 13:54 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Colt Keo-Meier knows it can be a cruel world for people who don’t conform to societal norms. As a licensed psychologist and preeminent researcher on transgender health, he sees patients from early childhood to adulthood who struggle with not fitting into traditional gender roles.
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    White coats welcome new physician assistants

    August 17, 2016, 13:54 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Eighty-nine incoming Physician Assistant Studies students recently received their white coats in a ceremony to welcome them into their new program of professional study.
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    The doctors will see you now: More than 200 SOM graduates receive degrees

    July 21, 2016, 08:32 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When the 2016 School of Medicine graduates received their degrees at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston on June 4, they also received some advice from a very well-known name in the field of infectious diseases—Thomas Geisbert, PhD.
  • Gold-Headed Cane finalists (L-R) Nicholas Wilhelm, Abigail Watts, Jessica Tedford, Victoria Shepard (awardee) and Tracy Cable.

    Shepard takes home Gold-Headed Cane Award

    July 21, 2016, 08:32 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    School of Medicine graduate Victoria Ann Shepard received this year’s prestigious Gold-Headed Cane Award—the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating medical student.
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    Nichols named 2016 Piper Award Winner

    June 21, 2016, 14:46 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Joan Nichols, PhD, a professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, and associate director for research and operations for the Galveston National Laboratory, is one of 10 professors in Texas to be selected by the Minnie Steven Piper Foundation as a 2016 Piper Professor.
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    UTMB Graduate School awards 39 degrees

    June 21, 2016, 14:45 PM by Kurt Koopmann
    UTMB’S Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 39 degrees during its 48th commencement ceremony May 20 in Levin Hall.
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    UTMB nursing graduate beats the odds: Father of four graduates with honors

    May 17, 2016, 10:07 AM by Kurt Koopmann
    It’s been a very long road for Galveston’s Hunter Cherryhomes. When he walked across stage at UTMB’s School of Nursing graduation ceremony on April 29, getting his degree was definitely the high point of a long journey.
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    New UTMB program focused on hiring SON graduates

    May 17, 2016, 10:06 AM by Stephen Hadley
    To meet the growing demand for skilled and well-trained nurses in a highly competitive job market, UTMB Health launched an initiative this year to hire new nursing graduates from UTMB’s School of Nursing.
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    From nurse to doctor: UTMB medical student finds her "match"

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Fourth-year medical student Agnes Usoro looked calm as she waited to receive the envelope that would reveal her fate for the next three to seven years.
  • The patient assistance team (left-right): Laura Muruato, Ashley Halbert, Amerisa Waters, James Truong and Erin Dinehart. Not pictured: Adriene Eastaway, Atul Gupta and Russell Purpura.

    Rx within reach: St. Vincent's Student Clinic helps patient access medications they need but can't afford

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    A team of student volunteers at St. Vincent’s Student-Run Free Clinic in Galveston are working to make sure patients don’t have to choose between filling their prescriptions or buying food.
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    Initiative paves way for UTMB nurses to obtain BSN degree

    March 21, 2016, 08:20 AM by Stephen Hadley
    For registered nurses, providing care to patients has become increasingly more complex over the last decade. From making critical decisions about patients who are sicker and more frail to dealing with a host of issues that require significant training in analysis and synthesis of extensive patient information, registered nurses are dealing with a rapidly evolving health care system.
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    New MD/PhD in aging-related research

    February 18, 2016, 10:18 AM by Stephen Hadley
    The Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging to fund a new MD/PhD program in social and behavioral sciences focused on health disparities in aging. While UTMB has had an MD/PhD combined degree program since 1983 and has educated more than 100 clinician scientists, the new grant will create a similar focus for medical students who want to also become researchers to study public health and social and behavioral sciences.
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    UTMB and UH–Clear Lake to Offer MD–MBA Dual Degree Program

    February 18, 2016, 10:18 AM by Christopher Smith Gonzalez
    Medical students at UTMB seeking to gain an edge with additional management and finance skills will be able to obtain a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Houston–Clear Lake while working on their medical degree. The MD–MBA program is geared toward medical students who wish to go on to private or group practice, health system administration or into the fields of biotechnology, health system management or entrepreneurship aspects of health care.