• (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.”
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Switching careers: SON graduate fulfills dream of becoming a nurse

    May 22, 2017, 07:55 AM by Kurt Koopmann
    For Charmarie Ritchie Reese, the path to getting her nursing degree went down a long road that led her first through the criminal justice system.
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    It's a Match!

    April 20, 2017, 12:49 PM by Simone Parker
    On March 17, more than 200 School of Medicine students gathered in Levin Hall to learn where they will do their post-medical school training, or residencies. Known as “Match Day” across the country, the annual event happens on the third Friday of March each year to announce the results of the National Residents Matching Program.
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    Drop in and Draw Bones: The Art of Anatomy

    April 20, 2017, 12:49 PM by Simone Parker
    Students, faculty and members of the Galveston arts community recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to go inside the top floor of UTMB’s Ashbel Smith Building, known as “Old Red,” on the Galveston Campus for the “Drop in and Draw Bones: The Art of Anatomy” event. More than 90 visitors filled the third floor space, which had tables displaying real human specimens including skulls, a spinal cord, hand, foot and leg bones.
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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.