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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Modeling human respiratory
mucosa and microbiome relationships

Dr. Richard B. Pyles
Professor,
Departments of Pediatrics; Microbiology and Immunology
Sr. Scientist, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
Director, Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory,
Institute for Human Infection and Immunity
Co-Director, Assay Development Service Division
Galveston National Laboratory
University of Texas Medical Branch

Thursday, December 8, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Research Bldg. #6, 1.206 Auditorium

Research

Welcome to the Department of Internal Medicine Research

The Department of Internal Medicine has a diverse and robust research enterprise that reaches across the translational spectrum. From basic physiology, and cellular and molecular studies in humans, to interventional clinical trials, and disease outcome investigations, the Department of Internal Medicine has investigations and investigators advancing the boundaries of medical science. In the past fiscal year, the Department received almost $6 million in federal funding, and nearly $3 million sourced from other agencies. At present, there are 225 active projects within the Department of Internal Medicine. At least 38 of our faculty have submitted applications for external funding of their work, and additional faculty are involved as active collaborators. Investigators in the Department submitted 85 applications during this fiscal year – a testament to the work ethic and performance of these talented researchers. In addition, post-doctoral fellows and staff researchers have been awarded training grants, travel grants, and fellowship recognition awards.

Patient Care

Taking care of patients is our top priority in the UTMB Department of Internal Medicine. Our department offers excellent clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Our faculty, fellows, and residents staff all inpatient medicine and subspecialty services at John Sealy hospital as well as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital located adjacent to the UTMB main campus. We strive to provide top notch outpatient care in primary care and all medical specialties. With clinics located on Galveston island as well as on the mainland we are here to meet all of your patient care needs. The links to the left of this page include information about our various clinics, driving directions, and introduces you faculty in every division. We look forward to taking care of you and your family in the future.

Quality

The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to delivering state of the art, quality healthcare as well as the utmost in customer service. Towards this end, our faculty and staff are active in practicing and teaching systematic quality improvement that is based on data and results driven. This quest for quality is championed by Dr. Lindsay Sonstein who serves as the Director of Quality Management for the Department of Internal Medicine. A formal quality improvement education curriculum for residents and faculty has been implemented and quality improvement projects are currently ongoing in both the ambulatory and inpatient arenas. Use the menu links on the left for useful information.


Randall J. Urban, MD Department Chairman
Randall J. Urban, MD
Department Chairman

The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to the principles of excellence, integrity, fairness and accountability. We are achieving our missions of clinical care, education and research by focusing on three key strategic directions for the department – advancing quality improvement, promoting global health initiatives and expanding chronic disease research.