• AgnesUsoro

    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.
  • Graduate student Chris Roundy checks one of the 20 mosquito traps located on Galveston Island.

    Trappings of Research: Graduate student sets up mosquito traps to help with arbovirus research

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by Stephen Hadley
    It’s early morning as Chris Roundy methodically checks the small black traps in a Galveston backyard, looking intently for the tiny treasures that might help scientists researching arboviruses, including Zika and dengue fever.
  • 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.
  • UTMB Police Canine Officer Wesley Braunsdorf and his partner, Noey.

    An officer and his canine companion: Risking life and paw to protect

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    You’ll never see one without the other. Whether tracking a fleeing crime suspect at 3 a.m. or spending a quiet night at home with family, UTMB Police Canine Officer Wesley Braunsdorf and his four-legged partner, Noey, go everywhere together.
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    Working Wonders - April

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by User Not Found
    ebecca Castro, LCSW, was named Social Worker of the Year by the Gulf Coast Branch of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The annual award honors a member who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values and achievements through specific accomplishments. Castro has been at UTMB for more than 20 years, spending 13 years in the Emergency Department before moving to the Community Health Program.
  • RecyclingTips

    Eight ways to live a greener life

    April 20, 2016, 09:23 AM by Ken Steblein, UTMB recycling coordinator
    Earth Day 2016 is April 22. Lessen your impact on the environment with these eight tips.
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    From the President

    March 21, 2016, 08:32 AM by Dr. David Callender
    On Feb. 26, we ushered in a new era for our health sciences university, with the dedication of the Jennie Sealy Hospital on the Galveston campus. The event marked a major milestone in UTMB’s 125-year history—one made possible by the hard work and determination of untold numbers of UTMB employees, students, alumni, contributors and friends over the past seven-plus years.
  • LeslieBeattie

    Going with the patient flow: UTMB’s Patient Placement Center

    March 21, 2016, 08:31 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    The phones never stop ringing in UTMB’s Patient Placement Center. Tucked away in a small office near the Emergency Department on UTMB’s Galveston Campus, the PPC is home to 12 staff members who coordinate the admission, discharge and transfer processes for all hospital patients at the Galveston and Angleton Danbury Campuses. It’s a 24 hour-a-day, seven day-a-week job.
  • CMCAwards

    Correctional Managed Care Awards Employees of the Year

    March 21, 2016, 08:30 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Some of UTMB’s top Correctional Managed Care employees were recognized during CMC’s 2016 Winter Conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Jan. 28. About 500 CMC employees attended the conference, which consisted of educational breakout sessions and was directed toward multidisciplinary physicians, mid-level providers, nursing and administrative personnel.
  • DrugPortal

    Virtual drug discovery portal making a global impact

    March 21, 2016, 08:29 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    A laptop and Internet access are all researchers need to be on a path to discovering possible new drug candidates to fight a vast number of diseases, including obesity, cancer, influenza, dengue fever and leishmaniasis, a tropical disease transmitted by sand flies.
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    Research Briefs

    March 21, 2016, 08:29 AM by User Not Found
    Patricia Aguilar, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, has found that a recently discovered virus is able to spread to healthy neighboring cells by a mechanism previously unseen in other arthropod-borne viruses. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) virus, a tick-borne bunyavirus discovered in China that causes severe fever and can lead to death, was first described by a team of scientists, including UTMB experts, in 2011.
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    A day in the life of UTMB's program director of Capital Projects

    March 21, 2016, 08:21 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    When Jake Wolf walks into the new Jennie Sealy Hospital, he can tell you the story behind every light fixture, piece of furniture and architectural detail that adorns the 765,000-square-foot building. On a Wednesday afternoon in February, I’m lucky enough to have Wolf lead me on a private tour.
  • RN2

    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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    Spotlight on Amy Lussier, Health System Operations

    March 21, 2016, 08:18 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    Amy Lussier joined UTMB in 2013 as director of Health System Special Projects, serving as a liaison between UTMB and the construction design teams for the League City Campus, Clinical Services Wing and Jennie Sealy Hospital. She recently began her new role as associate vice president of Health System Operations, where her areas of responsibility include the League City Hospital and Perioperative and Endoscopy Services, while continuing her work in the activation of the new facilities.
  • AmeliaCollins

    UTMB Volunteers and Angleton Danbury Campus Auxiliary: A Work of Heart

    March 21, 2016, 08:17 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    More than 350 active volunteers, including those in Galveston and League City and members of the Angleton Danbury Campus Auxiliary, give their time, energy and passion to serve patients and their families at UTMB’s three campuses. Whether they’re delivering coffee and seasonal beverages to waiting areas, or providing emotional and spiritual support to patients receiving infusions, volunteers play a vital role in UTMB’s mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world.
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    On a journey to take health care around the globe

    March 21, 2016, 07:47 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    A trip to help build a hospital in India. A summer spent walking from village to village in mountainous Appalachia, providing health care to underserved populations. Those were the defining moments, years ago, when Drs. Ben and Sharon Raimer found their passion for traveling and helping the less fortunate.
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    Jennie Sealy Hospital dedication celebrates UTMB’s resilience and vision

    March 21, 2016, 07:46 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
    “Welcome to your new Jennie Sealy Hospital—an indelible sign of what vision and hope and hard work can inspire.” President David Callender’s remarks drew a standing ovation from a crowd of about 700 state and local dignitaries, UTMB employees, students, friends and volunteers who gathered in the spacious second floor concourse of the new Jennie Sealy Hospital to witness its formal dedication on Feb. 26.
  • Vision

    Eight tips to save your vision

    March 21, 2016, 07:44 AM by Matthew Crookston, OD
    March is National Save Your Vision Month. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, you can take steps now to help keep your eyes healthy and reduce the chances of vision loss in the future.
  • PartingShot

    Fine art is good medicine.

    March 21, 2016, 07:43 AM by User Not Found
    Evidence shows art is an important component of a healing environment. The new Jennie Sealy Hospital features more than 1,000 pieces of art exuding a calming, coastal vibe. The art decorating the interior of the hospital comes from dozens of artists—about half of whom are from the Houston and Galveston area—and includes paintings, photographs and larger installation pieces.
  • CherylSadro

    Working Wonders - March

    March 21, 2016, 07:43 AM by User Not Found
    Becker’s Hospital Review has named Cheryl Sadro, CPA, executive vice president and chief business and finance officer at UTMB, one of its “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.” The annual list recognizes leaders for their management and leadership skills, as well as career accomplishments.