Health policy lecture
“Dr. Bonnen goes to Washington” will the topic of the next Healthy Health Policy lunch and lecture at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 9, in room 3.362 of the Clinical Sciences building, located on the Galveston campus behind John Sealy Hospital. Dr. Greg Bonnen, a freshman legislator and UTMB alumnus, will give his perspective on the 83rd Legislature. For more information, contact Becky Trout at or 409-747-2734.

Science academy registration extended
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 free program will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 9, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7. The deadline to register has been extended to Oct. 11. For more information and to apply, go to and click on “Student Programs.” For more information, contact Alicia C. Simmons at or 409-772-9119.

Walk to End Alzheimer's
The UTMB Internal Medicine team welcomes members for the Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer's at 9 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the Stewart Beach Pavilion on East Beach. To join go to and click on “Join My Team.” There is no registration fee.

Gastrointestinal cancer support group
Counselor Faith Robin will discuss positive techniques for managing stress due to cancer at the next meeting of the GI cancer support group at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, in Room 1.132 of the Rebecca Sealy Building, at the corner of Market and Eighth streets in Galveston. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, contact Robert Webster at 409-789-5074 or

Diabetes support group
“Holiday survival: Proper food handling” is the topic for this month’s meeting of the UTMB diabetes support group on Oct. 14. The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in Suite 9 of the UTMB Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City. To reserve a place, call 832-505-2300.

Diabetes event
UTMB Health and the American Diabetes Association are hosting a kick-off registration event for the November Bay Area Community Walk to Stop Diabetes from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the UTMB Multispecialty Care Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, in the Victory Lakes Town Center, 2660 Gulf Freeway South, League City. There will be refreshments, free diabetes risk assessments and easy registration. For more information contact Peggy Castanie or Mara Wilson at 832-505-2300 or

Pretty in Pink
UTMB Health is hosting Ladies' Night Out, a breast cancer month event focused on breast reconstruction, 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City. League City. In addition to reduced fee mammograms, a tour of the facility and information on breast cancer screening, prevention, treatment and reconstruction options, there also will be refreshments and door prizes. To schedule your mammogram at the event (or anytime), call 832-505-1700. For more information, please contact Brittni Leffage 832-505-1020 or