• Marcel Blanchard and his wife, Debbie, ride a motorcycle across the Hoover Dam.

    Spotlight on Marcel Blanchard, associate vice president for Utilities Operations

    July 21, 2016, 08:28 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Marcel Blanchard is UTMB’s associate vice president for Utilities Operations within Business Operations and Facilities. His responsibilities include supervising a team of support engineers for capital programs and maintenance support, district energy operations, the campus sustainability program, as well as the business management of two service centers.
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    UTMB President holds CMC Town Hall; sees disaster plan in action

    July 21, 2016, 08:28 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When Dr. David Callender arrived at the Beaumont Complex on June 2 for a CMC Town Hall on the Road meeting, he got a firsthand lookat the extraordinary work UTMB CMC employees do on a daily basis—and during disaster situations.
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    New smiles, transformed lives: UTMB speech pathologist brings hope to children around the world with cleft lip and palate

    July 21, 2016, 08:27 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    There’s a photo on Marlene Salas-Provance’s desk that shows her standing next to a tired but grateful-looking father and a smiling young girl. It’s a daily reminder of the important work she does around the world.
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    Happy Anniversary to Impact!

    July 21, 2016, 08:24 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Time flies when you’re telling all the great stories of our UTMB family of employees, faculty and students! Last July, the Office of Marketing and Communications (re)introduced the print edition of Impact, which is a monthly publication dedicated to providing useful news and engaging stories about you, your UTMB colleagues and the great work going on at UTMB campuses and locations throughout the state.
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    Beach Safety Tips

    July 21, 2016, 08:24 AM by Dr. Madiha Khan, assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine
    Few things scream “summer” more than soaking up some rays while enjoying a salt water breeze and sand between your toes. But it’s important to make sure a relaxing beach weekend stays injury-free. Follow these tips to help keep your summer beach trips as safe as possible.
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    Parting Shot - Ship ahoy!

    July 21, 2016, 08:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    A volunteer crew including current and retired UTMB employees sailed Texas’ official tall ship, the Elissa, into the Gulf of Mexico for her 2016 annual sea trials from April 4–16. The ship, built in 1877, is a true survivor and one of the few remaining authentic square-rigged sailing vessels in the world that still sails today.
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    From the President

    June 21, 2016, 14:51 PM by User Not Found
    We have had an eventful spring with the openings of Jennie Sealy Hospital and, on June 4, the League City Hospital. Each is a major milestone in UTMB’s historic mission, and I’d like to thank each of you for contributing to the successful launch of these new facilities and your ongoing work to improve health through excellence, innovation and compassion.
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    Working Wonders

    June 21, 2016, 14:51 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Nursing staff from UTMB’s Blocker Burn Unit coordinated a surprise baby shower for the wife of a patient who had been receiving care in the unit for three months.
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    League City Campus Hospital celebrates opening

    June 21, 2016, 14:51 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When you walk into the UTMB’s League City Campus Hospital, it’s clear that it was built with the needs of the growing community in mind. With its convenient location and extra patient room amenities, the 150,000-square-foot hospital opened to patients on June 4, complete with inpatient and emergency care.
  • David Marshall and nurse Betsy Petersen check on a baby in the neonatal ICU.

    UTMB leaders "walk a mile in their shoes" as part of Nurses Week

    June 21, 2016, 14:50 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    As part of nurses week in May, more than 20 UTMB leaders shadowed nurses from across the Galveston, League City and Angleton Danbury campuses to get a glimpse of the successes and challenges nurses experience every day.
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    A day in the life of a senior communications specialist, Angleton Danbury Campus

    June 21, 2016, 14:50 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When you first meet Tonya Visor, two words immediately come to mind: energetic and passionate. As a senior communications specialist at UTMB’s Angleton Danbury Campus, she has made it her mission for more than17 years to embed herself in the local community and spread awareness of the critical health care services offered in a small-town setting.
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    UTMB to train Cuban scientists: Project to protect and improve health in the Caribbean and Gulf regions

    June 21, 2016, 14:49 PM by Raul Reyes
    Thanks to a $1.3 million agreement, researchers from UTMB’s National Biocontainment Training Center will embark on a two-year research development program to collaborate with and help train Cuban scientists at the Instituto Pedro Kouri in Havana to better fight infectious diseases, including the Zika virus, which is currently infecting millions internationally.
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    Nichols named 2016 Piper Award Winner

    June 21, 2016, 14:46 PM by User Not Found
    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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    Research Briefs

    June 21, 2016, 14:45 PM by User Not Found
    A multidisciplinary team led by Pei-Yong Shi, PhD, UTMB endowed professor of Human Genetics, is the first in the world to genetically engineer a clone of the Zika virus strain. For 60 years, the Zika virus remained obscure with few identified cases in people and mild disease symptoms. However, since 2007, the virus has sparked frequent epidemics associated with serious diseases such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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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.
  • From left: Award-winning national news correspondent Stone Phillips interviews UT System Chancellor William McRaven.

    Celebrating 125 Years: Black-tie gala fundraiser generates $3.7 million in gifts

    June 21, 2016, 14:44 PM by Stephen Hadley
    More than 750 UTMB supporters attended the “Milestones Gala—125 Years—The Best is Yet to Come.” The event generated $3.7 million in gifts that created 19 faculty and scholarship endowments.
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    Spotlight on Tom Engells, UTMB Police Chief

    June 21, 2016, 14:44 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    UTMB Police Chief Tom Engells joined UTMB in 2010 and is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive police and progressive security services for UTMB and the Galveston National Laboratory.
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    1115 Waiver extension allows for continued innovations, critical services

    June 21, 2016, 14:43 PM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    UTMB leaders and participating health care providers breathed a sigh of relief on May 1, when the federal government announced it was extending Texas’ 1115 Medicaid Waiver program for another 15 months.
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    UTMB, GHF partner to give new life to historic homes

    June 21, 2016, 14:42 PM by Stephen Hadley
    UTMB and the Galveston Historical Foundation are partnering to find new life for historic homes as part of a relocation and rehabilitation project that began in May.
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    Emergency Preparedness is a year-round effort

    June 21, 2016, 14:42 PM by Stephen Hadley
    The start of the Atlantic hurricane season on June 1 provides another opportunity for UTMB and its employees to ensure that emergency preparations are up-to-date.