After a successful run that spanned five decades, the final Impact was published in January 2020.  Impact was UTMB Health’s employee newsletter. It evolved from a one color printed tabloid newspaper to a full color magazine with a digital component. We’ve archived the past several years on these pages for your review and enjoyment.


Hidden Talent: Ray Cosgrove

Oct 3, 2018, 19:26 PM by Stephen Hadley

This feature in Impact is focused on highlighting the "hidden talents" among UTMB's employees. If you have a hidden talent—or know someone who does—please tell us at impact.newsletter@utmb.eduThanks!

Name: Ray Cosgrove
UTMB Talent: Construction Inspector II, UTMB Design & Construction 
Hidden Talent: Artist extraordinaire focused on tropical wildlife, landscapes, ocean life and island living 

hiddentalentA master electrician by trade, Ray has always had a creative side. He went to art school after high school, ran a screen print shop for a few years and created custom T-shirts and stickers showcasing his art. About 12 years ago, he started expanding his portfolio, which now includes acrylic paintings on canvas, wood carvings, murals and custom surfboards and skateboards. One of his latest projects is part of the “Turtles About Town” public art exhibit promoting awareness of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. Ray’s hand-painted, acrylic sprayed and airbrushed turtle, which will be set up at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, depicts the animal in its natural reef habitat as if it is coming up for air, the sun shining on its back.