Student sports physicals
Do you have a student who needs a pre-participation physical for summer practice for band, dance, sports or other activities? UTMB is offering physicals Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon on July 20 at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway, League City. The cost is $25 and students should wear t-shirts and shorts. Bring school-specific forms as well as a signed UTMB consent form that can be found at To save time at the screening, please complete the forms before arrival. Appointments are appreciated and walk-ins are welcome. To reserve a spot or get more information, call 832-505-1709 or email

New vice provost
David O. Anderson has been appointed the new vice provost for administration, effective Sept. 1. He currently serves as executive director of the department of surgery at Duke University. He will develop and monitor the progress of efforts to facilitate excellence in patient care, education and research for the four schools and help oversee administrative support functions. Anderson earned both his Master of Health Administration and MBA (with an emphasis in finance) from the University of Missouri.

Clinic relocation
Effective immediately, the UTMB Health Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Clinic in Friendswood has relocated to the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway, League City. The Endocrine and Rheumatology Clinics will continue to see patients at their existing location in Friendswood, 121 W. Parkwood Drive, Suite 121. For complete information on UTMB clinics, go to or call 409-722-2222.

OLLI summer oncology lecture series
UTMB experts in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship will share the latest in evidence-based medical knowledge. The series, from 10 a.m. to noon on four Wednesdays this month, kicks off tomorrow with “Breast cancer screening and risk reduction: Know your risk” presented by Drs. Techksell McKnight Washington and Angelica Robinson. Next week, Drs. Colleen Silva and Karen Powers will present on breast surgery and reconstruction. These free lectures will be held at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at 4700 Broadway and registration is requested to ensure seating. Call 409-763-5604 or email

The Lunch Bunch
“Wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer, oh my! Care of aging skin” will be presented by Dr. Cris Berlingeri Ramos at the next meeting of the Lunch Bunch from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City. For questions about this or future sessions, call 832-505-1600 or email A schedule of future programs can be found at

National grant
Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. He is the principal investigator for the research on “Functional dynamics of mammalian and viral DNA repair polymerases.” This grant will help continue a project that has been ongoing for 14 years and will allow further study on the role of DNA damage in cancer and human genetic diseases. Bujalowski serves as a professor in the departments of biochemistry and molecular biology and obstetrics and gynecology, as well as the Sealy Centers for Structural Biology and Cancer Cell Biology.