The Galveston Aging Care Network, a group of aging care professionals working to improve the quality of life for aging individuals through awareness and networking, will have a breakfast program at the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, on Galveston Island. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. March 8. For more information, call 409-763-5604 or write to


Dr. Norma Perez, director of UTMB’s Hispanic Center of Excellence, is the 2018 recipient of the Freeman Endowment Fund for the Development of Minority Faculty. This endowment is intended to provide support to faculty, programs and projects that advance UTMB’s core value of diversity and its institutional efforts to increase and support the development of minority faculty of underrepresented ethnic groups. Its aim is to help create and encourage a racially diverse workforce in medical research.

A group from UTMB’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program volunteered at the Chevron Houston Marathon last month. Forty-five students from the classes of 2019 and 2020 provided massages for marathoners who had just finished running the 26.2-mile course. The massage therapy included emergency cramp management and care for injuries. The doctoral program is in the School of Health Professions.

UTMB has an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Division on the on the Galveston Campus and at Brittany Plaza in League City. The division was started in the mid-1950s by Dr. Roy Stout, and provides a variety of services including wisdom tooth and teeth removal, implant placement and bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, treatment of facial fractures, oral pathology and reconstruction, as well as extractions and surgery for orthodontics. For more information, visit or call 832-632-5222.