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Student Organizations

  • Basketball Club at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Sport


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the the Basketball club is to block out time for the field house to be used for basketball games so that any member of the UTMB community can benefit from playing basketball.


    Activities

    None


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Semesterly (Once a Semester)


    Officer Board

    • President – Ahad Kesaria (aakesari@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Josh Pevoto (jopevoto@utmb.edu)
    • Co-president – Navneet Venugopal (nkvenugo@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Jie ChenOrthopedics - (jiechen@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

  • Climbers in Medicine

    Organization Type

    Sport


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Climbers in Medicine (CIM) aims to organize students who are interested or are experienced in rock climbing and promote the sport as a leisure activity, hobby, workout, or passion.


    Activities

    Other

    Climbing practice at local climbing gyms in the surrounding cities, outdoor climbing trips to other cities, and social events.


    Meeting Location

    Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Weekly (Once A Week),


    Officer Board

    • President – Juan Escudero (juescude@utmb,edu)
    • Vice President – Andrew Thornton (anthornt@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Cecelia Arguelles (caarguel@UTMB.EDU)
    • Treasurer – Lauren Bluhm (lebluhm@utmb.edu)
    • Social Coordinator – Christian Frey (cgfrey@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Shirley Chan-Sanchez (skchansa@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Paul ParkInternal Medicine - (pspark@utmb.edu)
  • Cricket Student Association

    Organization Type

    Sport


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of our student organisation is to bring exposure to the popular sport of cricket by organising friendly games and events.


    Activities

    Other

    Organising cricket matches will help people build a community by channelling their competitive spirits.


    Meeting Location

    Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Yash Ramgopal (yaramgop@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Rayyan Hasan (mrhasan@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Nisarg ShahInternal Med - Endocrinology - (nisshah@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

  • Fishing Club at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Sport


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Provide students with an opportunity to learn about and try saltwater fishing. We have extra gear to use and encourage beginners to try!


    Activities

    Volunteering

    Beach clean-ups are essential to the organization because a cleaner ocean offers a better fishing experience. More importantly, a more pristine ocean improves marine life and Galveston ecosystems.


    Meeting Location

    Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Preston Simpson (prsimpso@utmb.edu)
    • Events coordinator – Forrest Jones (fjjones@utmb.edu)
    • Tackle Provider – Chris File (cjfile@utmb.edu)
    • Outreach Officer – Christina Kelly (cbkelly@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Zachary Walton (zcwalton@utmb.edu)

  • Fitness for ALL

    Organization Type

    Social Sport


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    Fitness For ALL serves to offer individuals who are interested in fitness different forms of exercise. No matter your level or expertise, our goal is to provide fun workouts and create camaraderie amongst the entirety of UTMB through various activities.

    At a time in which fitness and health are more important than ever, we hope to provide alternatives to simply running or weightlifting through high intensity interval training and different creative exercise regimens. We look to create workouts that are challenging to everyone but are also accommodating to each individual’s fitness level and capabilities.


    Activities

    None

     


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Weekly (Once A Week),


    Officer Board

    • President – Christina Kelly (cbkelly@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Kade Thompson (kaathomp@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

  • Grappling Club

    Organization Type

    Sport


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the Grappling Club is to organize students who are interested in the various grappling martial arts and teach members about grappling techniques, takedowns, and self-defense while emphasizing discipline, honor, integrity, respect, and self-improvement. The Grappling Club will form teams in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to compete at various tournaments throughout the year.


    Activities

    Other

    Judo, BJJ, or wrestling practice at Island Grappling Academy or other local dojos in surrounding cities. Our Judo or BJJ teams will travel to compete in local and national tournaments. Our club will also host social events for members.


    Meeting Location

    Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • Safety Officer – Tristan Nguyen (trxnguye@utmb.edu)
    • President – Diego Rivera (dmrivera@utmb.edu)
    • Director – Farhad Marzook (famarzoo@utmb.edu)
    • Director – Mark Sowers (mlsowers@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Liza Naydanova (eanaydan@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Lawrence SowersDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology - (lasowers@utmb.edu)
  • The Golf Club at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Sport


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    The Golf Club at the University of Texas Medical Branch serves to foster an environment for students from the many professional schools of UTMB to relax through playing the game of golf. The planning events, meetings, and other activities associated with the Golf Club at the University of Texas Medical Branch will hold meetings, social events, charity events, and volunteer events involving the club members as well as invited guests and staff.


    Activities

    None


    Meeting Location

    Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Semesterly (Once a Semester),


    Officer Board

    • President – Brandon Lopez (braalope@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Victor Soto (vpsoto@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Jong LeeGeneral Surgery - (jolee@utmb.edu)

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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

  • Infusion at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Social Sport Other


    Membership Style

    University-Wide


    Mission Statement

    At inFusion Dance, our mission is to celebrate cultures and traditions through the art of dance. We strive to create a diverse and welcoming community where students can learn, grow, and share their heritage with others. Our goal is to foster a love of dance and provide a supportive environment for students to explore their passion while embracing and respecting different cultural backgrounds.


    Activities

    Other

    Dance Workshops- Infusion teaches dance workshops of various styles. Our workshops allow for students to learn about various dance styles from different cultures all around the world (ie. Afrobeats, Bhangra, Bollywood, HipHop, K-pop). Our workshops are 1 hour and provide a fun space for socialization, physical activity, and creative expression.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Weekly (Once A Week),


    Officer Board

    • President – Mansi Diwanji (mddiwanj@UTMB.EDU)
    • President – Mychau Nguyen (mycnguye@utmb.edu)
    • Ad Hoc Dance Coordinator – Ayush Singh (ayksingh@utmb.edu)
    • Ad Hoc Dance Coordinator – Sneha Gajarla (sngajarl@utmb.edu)
    • Ad Hoc Dance Coordinator – Shiva Nuti (sanuti@utmb.edu)
    • Ad Hoc Dance Coordinator – Nihanth Palivela (nipalive@utmb.edu)
    • Ad Hoc Dance Coordinator – Eloise-Emmanuella Taha (eztaha@utmb.edu)
    • Island Kickboxing at UTMB

      Organization Type

      Social Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      Island Kickboxing at UTMB aims to provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment to appreciate and learn kickboxing. The organization will provide UTMB faculty, students, and staff with a curriculum to practice and sharpen kickboxing skills while prioritizing safety and catering each class to the individual’s skill levels.


      Activities

      Other

      The club will host classes open to all skill levels for those interested in kickboxing. In addition, we will host watch events to facilitate the creation of a community that can appreciate the sport, as well as developing and hosting safety seminars for the broader community.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus,


      Meeting Frequency

      Weekly (Once A Week),


      Officer Board

      • President – Levi Saucedo (lesauced@utmb.edu)
      • President – Hannah Yu (hjyu@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Kelli Blackwell (kmblackw@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Alexis Ellerbe (agellerb@utmb.edu)
      • Treasurer – Alex Sosa (alsosa@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Chandler SelfPsychiatry/Behavioral Science - (mcself@utmb.edu)

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    Student Organizations

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    Student Organizations

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    Student Organizations

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    Student Organizations

    • Nutrition for Fitness

      Nutrition for Fitness
      NFF

      Type: Professional, Social, Service, Sport

      Membership: By School - SOM

      Mission Statement: Provide medical students an open atmosphere to discuss training protocols, personal nutrition, and healthy habits. As a result, medical students in the organization will undergo fitness-based, educational discussions and form a peer support network with like-minded individuals to improve the physical fitness of all members.

      Activities:

      • Roundtable discussions about current fitness topics and debunking fad diets along with fitness myths.
      • Monthly presentations regarding an aspect of fitness and nutrition, followed by an organized discussion about how such information can be applied to medicine.
      • Maintaining a social network that helps remind medical students to stay mindful of their training and nutrition regimens, while supporting each other in developing and maintaining healthy habits.
      • Encouragement to students by messaging platforms during exam periods to keep a balance between physical health, exercise, and academics.
      • Nutritionally-focused potlucks where macronutrients for students are provided for each meal while group bonding is facilitated.
      • Planned group lifting sessions to the Alumni Field House for accountability, motivation, and fun amongst organization members.


      Organization Website: None On File

      Organization Email: None On File

      Officer Board:



      Faculty Advisor(s):



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    Student Organizations

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    Student Organizations

    • Pickleball Club

      Organization Type

      Social Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      Pickleball Club at UTMB is designed to promote the sport of recreational, social, and competitive pickleball and related events at UTMB, to support the interests of the sport, providing a warm and welcoming environment for all members of various skill levels to foster teamwork and sportsmanship and to provide a safe and fun environment for exercise and fitness.


      Activities

      Other

      We will have weekly pickleball sessions at local tennis courts, allowing people of all skill levels and providing paddles and pickleballs to garner a learning and welcoming atmosphere to explore the sport! Also, these hitting sessions will provide a great networking place for students of all schools to engage and talk to each other about their own experiences.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus, Off-Campus


      Meeting Frequency

      Weekly (Once A Week),


    • Ping Pong Club

      Organization Type

      Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      The purpose of the ping pong club is to have fun with UTMB faculty and students from all different schools who love ping pong and are looking for a group to play with. The club also creates an intra-professional and multicultural environment for all members to connect, have fun and enjoy their time here at UTMB.


      Activities

      • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
      • Volunteering
      • Other

      The Ping Pong Club at our medical school is a vibrant and engaging community that thrives on the passion and dedication of its members. Volunteering their time and skills, students come together to create a fun and inclusive environment for everyone. Fundraising efforts ensure the availability of quality equipment and facilities, allowing the club to expand its reach and attract more members. Beyond the rigorous demands of medical education, the Ping Pong Club provides a much-needed positive atmosphere for fun and relaxation, fostering camaraderie and stress relief among the students.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus,


      Meeting Frequency

      Monthly (Once a Month),


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    • Running Club

      Organization Type

      Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      Running Club is an interprofessional club centered on running! We meet biweekly for runs, run races together, and volunteer at running-related events. This is a great organization for getting to know students in different programs, and is a great form of exercise and stress relief!


      Activities

      Volunteering and Other

      We have volunteered at races such as the Galveston Iron Man, which was great for getting to know and serve our community. This last year we had an event in which we ran laps to raise money for St. Vincent's, which was very rewarding as it tied together two things that unite everyone in the club, as well as helped provide resources for medically underserved patients.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus


      Meeting Frequency

      Bi-Weekly (Twice a Week)


      Officer Board

      • President – Ashley Davis Ashley Driscoll Davis (aedrisco@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Dani Bruce Chang-Gu (bkchangg@utmb.edu)
      • Historian – Luke Kayla Kubenka (kbkubenk@UTMB.EDU)
      • Historian – Hannah Buckingham (habuckin@utmb.edu)
      • Coach – Danielle Garza (drgarza@utmb.edu)
      • Coach – Brian Quinlan (bpquinla@utmb.edu)
      • Secretary – Heather Haig (hlhaig@UTMB.EDU)
      • Race Coordinator – Ashton Davis (ashtdavi@utmb.edu)
      • Race Coordinator – Luke Hamilton (luhamilt@utmb.edu)
      • Social Chair – Benjamin Smith (belsmith@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Chandler SelfDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - (mcself@utmb.edu)

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    Student Organizations

    • Soccer Club

      Organization Type

      Social Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      The purpose of our organization is to foster a collaborative and competitive soccer environment while uniting soccer enthusiasts and players from all interprofessional schools.


      Activities

      Other

      We meet twice per week to provide recreational competition after work hours.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus,


      Meeting Frequency

      Bi-Weekly (Twice a Week),


      Officer Board

      • President – Lauren Frank (lbfrank@utmb.edu)
      • President – Jayson Vargas (jayvarga@utmb.edu)

    • Spikeball Club

      Organization Type

      Social Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      To pursue the recreational game of spikeball.


      Activities

      None


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus,


      Meeting Frequency

      Weekly (Once A Week),


      Officer Board

      • President – Elliott Elliott Hernandez (elaherna@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Ethan Ethan Glass (etglass@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Sunil SahaiInternal Medicine - (sksahai@utmb.edu)
    • Sports Medicine Initiative

      Organization Type

      Professional Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      Sports Medicine Initiative (SMI) offers guidance in taking the steps to become a Sports Medicine Specialist. We accomplish this by providing exposure to Sports Medicine certified health care professionals with years of experience as well as informative workshops, and hands on volunteering experiences


      Activities

      • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
      • Volunteering
      • Other

      Hosting guest speaker events allows our members to get greater insight into the field of sports medicine.

      Workshops help our members to start to gain foundational skills of a sports medicine specialist.

      Volunteering allows our members to have hands on experience in the field.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus


      Meeting Frequency

      Other


      Officer Board

      • President – David Clark (dsclark@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Jacob Harper (jacharpe@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Namita BhardwajFamily Medicine - (nabhardw@gmail.com)
    • Student Sports Physical Therapy Special Interest Group

      Organization Type

      Social Sport


      Membership Style

      ByProfession


      Mission Statement

      Our organization is focused on engaging in discussion over the sports chapter offered through the APTA membership, The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT). The goal is to meet monthly to discuss new sports physical therapy topics to grow in clinical practice and bring awareness to the research.


      Activities

      Hosting Guest Speaker Events and Other

      Guest Speakers will be present at some meetings.

      AASPT Monthly Magazines will be articles of discussion.

      AASPT Membership through the APTA is highly recommended.

      I want to give an equal opportunity to those SPT's who are interested in sports physical therapy to dive into the "how" and "why" of new research, treatment styles, and guest speaker career advice.


      Meeting Location

      Virtually


      Meeting Frequency

      Monthly (Once a Month)


      Officer Board

      • President – Jacob Kiser (jakiser@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Justin Juneau (jujuneau@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Lynne HugherPhysical Therapy - (lyhughes@utmb.edu)
    • Student Tennis Association

      Organization Type

      Social Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      Our mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space for all UTMB students, residents, and faculty to play tennis. All skill levels are welcome!


      Activities

      Other

      Tennis sessions are open to all skill levels, and we want to provide the opportunity for all students to destress, network, and learn how to play tennis.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus, Off-Campus


      Meeting Frequency

      Bi-Weekly (Every Other Week),


      Officer Board

      • Executive Board Member – Stephanie Kim (stekim@utmb.edu)
      • Executive Board Member – Viet Tran (vittran@utmb.edu)
      • Executive Board Member – Lily Nguyen (lilnguye@utmb.edu)
      • Executive Board Member – Jonathan Phan (jbphan@utmb.edu)
      • 2nd Year Representative – Abbas Karim (aakarim@utmb.edu)
      • Executive Board Member – Felix Fang (fefang@utmb.edu)
      • 2nd Year Representative – Rohan Shah (roshah@utmb.edu)
      • Executive Board Member – Chris Doan (cddoan@utmb.edu)
      • 2nd Year Representative – Mallory Walter (mkwalter@utmb.edu)
      • 2nd Year Representative – Suraj Vodnala (snvodnal@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Bi-Hung PengDepartment of Neurobiology - (bpeng@utmb.edu)
    • Surf Club

      Organization Type

      Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      Provide a radical means of stress relief through teaching surfing and providing boards for new surfers along with service events.


      Activities

      Volunteering

      Because UTMB is a coastal school, the Surf Club plans to host one coastal cleanup per semester.


      Meeting Location

      Off-Campus


      Meeting Frequency

      Other


      Officer Board

      • President – Brandon Lopez (braalope@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Kyle Horton` (kyhorton@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Jong LeeGeneral Surgery - (jolee@utmb.edu)
    • Swimming Association at UTMB

      Organization Type

      Service Social Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      The purpose of the Swimming Association is to provide a safe and inclusive interprofessional environment to swim, exercise, de-stress, and socialize with classmates. We will hold weekly swimming workouts at the UTMB Alumni Field House open to all skill levels. We will educate people about water safety by organizing volunteering events with topics including water safety rules in and around the pool, how to use flotation devices and swimming gear, and hydration and skin protection while swimming outdoors.


      Activities

      Creating Educational Materials and Volunteering

      We would like to host volunteering events where we teach the community of Galveston about swimming, water safety, sunscreen use, and about diving in the pool. We would most likely collaborate with other organizations for educational events and would also give the public flyers with the information discussed.


      Meeting Location

      Virtually


      Meeting Frequency

      Monthly (Once a Month)


      Officer Board

      • President – Carolina Segura (carsegur@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Daaniya Syeda (dasyeda@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Sarah E. Muir (semuir@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Dr. Pierre BanksJohn Sealy School of Medicine - Office of Student Affairs & Admission - (pwbanks@utmb.edu)

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    Student Organizations

    • The Golf Club at UTMB

      Organization Type

      Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      The Golf Club at the University of Texas Medical Branch serves to foster an environment for students from the many professional schools of UTMB to relax through playing the game of golf. The planning events, meetings, and other activities associated with the Golf Club at the University of Texas Medical Branch will hold meetings, social events, charity events, and volunteer events involving the club members as well as invited guests and staff.


      Activities

      None


      Meeting Location

      Off-Campus


      Meeting Frequency

      Semesterly (Once a Semester),


      Officer Board

      • President – Brandon Lopez (braalope@utmb.edu)
      • Vice President – Victor Soto (vpsoto@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Jong LeeGeneral Surgery - (jolee@utmb.edu)

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    • UpBeatz Urban Hip Hop and Kpop Dance Group

      Organization Type

      Social Sport Cultural


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      The purpose of the organization is to provide a community for students to learn, practice, and explore urban hip hop and Korean pop (Kpop) dance genres.


      Activities

      None

       


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus


      Meeting Frequency

      Monthly (Once a Month), Bi-Weekly (Every Other Week), Other


      Officer Board

      • President – Annie Tao (antao@utmb.edu)
      • President – Riddhi Pareek (ripareek@utmb.edu)

      Faculty Advisor(s)

      • Amy GonzalezPediatrics - (algonzal@utmb.edu)

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    • Weightlifting Student Association

      Organization Type

      Social Sport


      Membership Style

      University-Wide


      Mission Statement

      Weightlifting Student Association is an educational, social, and non-profit organization meant to promote all forms of strength training in a safe way, ensure physical and mental wellness, and form camaraderie. The Association also intends to serve the community and expand the members ability to interact with community members.


      Activities

      • Tabling Booths at Events
      • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
      • Attending Guest Speaker Events
      • Creating Educational Materials

      We intend to host guest speakers and attend seminars that contribute to our knowledge and experience as weightlifters, athletes, and medical professionals. We will seek out speakers who link the two worlds together and provide for us a way to incorporate our interest in our greatest hobby and sport into our profession.

      We may also create educational materials on weightlifting, exercise, and proper eating, for the gym inclined and for those not so disposed. This would allow us to practice teaching others what we have learned from our own experiences, increasing the diversity of thought, and using our teaching to better improve ourselves through solidifying what we've learned.

      We might incorporate conferences and booths for the same reasons as above.

      It is possible we will start fundraisers for gym equipment, but this will be at the discretion of the members. This would enrich our field house and allow us to leave it in a better condition than we found it.


      Meeting Location

      On-Campus,


      Meeting Frequency

      Weekly (Once A Week), Semesterly (Once a Semester),


      Officer Board

      • President – Brian Amburn (bramburn@utmb.edu)
      • Secretary – Sam Franklin (sjfraknl@utmb.edu)

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