We take pride in our conference system. Our residents are actively involved:
In addition we provide schedules and handbooks both for current and rotating residents on-service.
for a description of the conference schedule during each rotation.
There are extensive research facilities on the UTMB campus with
separate whole buildings dedicated to Pharmacology, Basic Sciences,
Clinical Sciences, Anatomy and Pathology, and more. The Department of
Neurosurgery has dedicated to it about 1100 square feet of wet bench lab
space in the separate Surgical Research Building adjacent to the main
hospital. In addition to animal surgical and animal care facilities that
are part of the surgical research building, many types of equipment are
available including "gene Chip" cDNA array analysis, Northerns, Western
Blot, tissue culture, HPLC, and many types of microscopy (including Macro,
fluoro and confocal).
For the clinical projects, there is an IRB and a separate
inter-department service (GCRC) for conducting clinical trials with
"time-shared" study coordinators experienced in compliance with
protocols and data gathering. This service can make possible
participation in trials that otherwise would not support a study
coordinator because of highly selective admission criteria and expected
small patient accrual.
The UTMB Department of Neurosurgery maintains a "manuscript office" for
help with the production aspects of articles for publication, and grant
writing. On campus there are basic artist, graphic design and advanced
photography services available on a contract or per job basis.
There is an institutional office of sponsored programs that assists
with application for and administration of outside funding. UTMB has
internal funding available (through the Sealy-Smith and Moody
Foundations as well as through institutional grants) on a competitive
basis for pilot and small projects.