School of Nursing golf tournament
The 19th annual Salute to Nursing golf tournament takes place Friday at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. and an awards ceremony immediately following the tournament. The tournament and related events have raised more than $1 million in scholarship funds for nursing students. For information, contact Joan Farmer at or 409-772-1456.

Science academy
The UTMB Office of Educational Outreach/Science Education is offering the Saturday Biomedical Science Academy to students in grades four to six. The program offers hands-on activities designed to develop awareness for the “world of science” and show how creative, fun and applicable science can be.

The program is open to all students on Galveston Island, including those who are home-schooled and those who attend private schools and students enrolled in Galveston Independent School District. The spring session of the academy is for students on the mainland. The free program will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 9, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7.

Students must commit to attend every session and class size is limited to 25 students. The deadline to register is Friday. To apply, go to and click on “Student Programs.” For more information, contact Alicia C. Simmons at or 409-772-9119.

Transplant support
The Texas Transplant Center support group meets 5:30 to 7 p.m. this evening at the Multispecialty Center at Victory Lakes Town Center, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City. The group is open to all pre- and post-transplant patients. For more information, go to

Ainsworth appointment
Dr. Michael Ainsworth, a professor of internal medicine, has been appointed vice dean for academic affairs. His responsibilities in the School of Medicine’s education efforts will include oversight of the Coordinating Center for Global Health Education, Educational Affairs, Integrated Medical Curriculum, Regional Medical Education and Student Affairs and Admissions. He will also oversee the Faculty Affairs, Academy of Master Teachers and Office of Continuing Education. Ainsworth received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from UTMB in 1981.

Research volunteers needed
Researchers in the department of nutrition and metabolism at UTMB need volunteers for a new study on exercise, nutrition and muscle growth. Investigators hope the study will help explain how the interaction between exercise and nutrition influence muscle growth.

Participants in the trial must be between 55 and 75 and may qualify if in overall good health. Regular exams and reimbursements for time and travel will be provided. For more information on this exercise study or to see if you qualify, call 800-298-7015 or email