UTMB Announcements for 10/17/2014

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TODAY: Special Town Hall Meeting
2014 Bay Area Heart Walk
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
UTMB Police Badge & Administration Office Closed
Police Administration Office and Badge Office Closed
*** TODAY *** Pharmacology & Toxicology and Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine Seminar
Scheduled Lync Messaging System Maintenance
Blood Drive October 23, 2014
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Administration Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
McCullough Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
Department of Anesthesiology
> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
Great Lectures by Dr. Moshe Frenkel
Reminder! Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Seminar - Oct 20
Support of the American Heart Association - Gift Baskets
Support of the American Heart Association - Gift Baskets
Support the Bay Area Heart Associaton - Football Fav's
Support the Bay Area Heart Association - Candy Jar Count!

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support10/16/2014
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month10/13/2014
Pharmacology & Toxicology and Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine10/15/2014
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar10/13/2014
DON’T WAIT. NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO GET LASIK10/16/2014
VAN POOL from ANGLETON10/15/2014
Volunteers needed for research study10/15/2014
Come out and help us celebrate our 2nd Annual National Quality Week!10/15/2014
KECK SCSB Seminar - Badri Roysam, PhD10/15/2014
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study10/15/2014
Sponsored Programs Hot Topics FY201510/15/2014
October Teaching Skills Workshop10/16/2014
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS10/16/2014
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GIFTS AT THE BOOKSTORE10/16/2014

TODAY: Special Town Hall Meeting
First Published 10/17/2014
UTMB President Dr. David Callender will host a special Town Hall meeting at noon, today, in Levin Hall to discuss UTMB’s research and clinical expertise in response to Ebola cases in Texas.
State leaders have contacted UTMB to learn from our world-class research on the Ebola virus and our expertise in caring for patients with infectious diseases. UTMB does not have any patients who have Ebola and, at this time, we have not been asked to accept any Ebola patients from elsewhere.
 
Dr. Callender will discuss UTMB’s role and our high level of expertise and preparedness to aid the state in its response to Ebola. He will also answer questions from the audience related to our Ebola preparedness.
 
Town Hall viewing options:
  • Town Hall will be broadcast live on campus TV Channel 53; a signal of the meeting is sent to many remote sites (such as RMCH telehealth locations) via the Information Services Video Operations network.
  • A live webcast will be offered and will be available using Apple Quicktime stream - (*Note: Quicktime player is required.) Check this site approximately 30 minutes before the meeting for an active link to the webcast.
  • A high definition (HD) stream is now available here.  
  •  CMC participants can view online using a PC and this Media Windows link. To view the meeting using an existing DMS video conference room system, remote locations must RSVP to Veronica Pleasant at vpleasan@utmb.edu or the ISVO Control Room at (409)747-9037 to ensure and confirm video connectivity for the actual event.
Contact:     Email: Raymond Brouillard     For: Marketing and Communications     Phone: 409.772.2618
 
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2014 Bay Area Heart Walk
First Published 10/17/2014
NOV. 1, 2014 Bay Area Heart Walk Kemah Boardwalk Sponsored by UTMB Health Join a UTMB Health team: Emergency Services - Valerie Brumfield UTMB Heart & Soul Cardiac - Nikki Williams UTMB Radical Interventions - Jennifer Geer UTMB Health - Annette Macias-Hoag UTMB APCS - Nicole Young UTMB Cardiac Rads - Belinda Escamilla UTMB Cardiology Chicks - Demitra Love UTMB Invasive Cardiology - Luisa Anderson UTMB Respiratory Care/Sleep/Neurology/Vascular - Denise McElyea UTMB Team Emergency Department - Jacklyn Lua UTMB Texas Transplant Center - Blair Brown UTMB The Arrhythmics - Lisa Vaughn http://www.bayareaheartwalk.org
Contact:     Email: Kristen Perkins     For: Hospital Administration     Phone: 409-772-4242
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 10/17/2014

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Thomas K. Speer, PhD, D, ABSM

Clinical Associate Professor

Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

UTMB

 

"Clinical Pathways for Patients with Sleep Disordered Breathing"

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives

1.  Associate signs of symtoms of sleep disordered breathing with common chief complaints.

2.  Apply inclusion and exclusion criteria for out of center sleep testing.

3.  Evaluate and recommend treatment options for patients identified to have sleep related breathing disorders.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Speer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson, Michele Sefcik, and Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Accreditation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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UTMB Police Badge & Administration Office Closed
First Published 10/17/2014

The UTMB Badge & Administration Office will be closed on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 11:45am – 1:15pm.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Contact:     Email: Kim Vaughn     For: Police Department     Phone: 409-772-1503     Fax: 409-772-0524
 
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Police Administration Office and Badge Office Closed
First Published 10/17/2014

The Police Administration Office and the Badge Office will be closed Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 from 12:30pm - 5:00pm. We will return back to the normal schedule on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:00am. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Contact:     Email: Ta' Wanda Fuqua     For: Police Department     Phone: 772-1503
 
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*** TODAY *** Pharmacology & Toxicology and Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine Seminar
First Published 10/17/2014

The Department of Pharmacology &Toxicology

and

The Sealy Center For Environmental Health and Medicine

 Present

Samuel William Caito III, PhD

 Research Fellow

Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 

Using Caenorhabditis elegans for Mechanistic Toxicology Studies

 Friday, October 17, 2014

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

2.212 BSB Auditorium

 

Hosted by: Cornelis Elferink, PhD 

Contact:     Email: Pam Arbour     For: Pharmacology & Toxicology     Phone: 409-772-9678     Fax: 409-772-9648
 
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Scheduled Lync Messaging System Maintenance
First Published 10/17/2014

Maintenance will be performed on the Lync messaging system Wednesday October 22nd between 9:00PM and 10:00PM. Lync services will be unavailable during the maintenance.

Contact:     Email: Rich Thomas     For: IS-Ops-TechSvcs     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Blood Drive October 23, 2014
First Published 10/17/2014

Information Services will be hosting two blood drives on Thursday, October 23.  The Donor Coach will be on campus from 8am - 12 noon.  It will be parked on Post Office between 8th and 6th streets, right outside of Rebecca Sealy, easily accessible for employees located in the John Sealy Hospital, Administration Building or Rebecca Sealy.  The Donor Coach will then be in Clear Lake (at I-45 and NASA Parkway, in the Burlington/At Home Parking lot) from 2pm - 5pm.  All departments are invited to participate, as are non-UTMB employees.

Appointments are available every 15 minutes from 8:00 till noon and again from 2:00 till 5:00.  If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call x 61293 or email hlpritch@utmb.edu with your preferred time.  As always, walk ins are welcome.

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Contact:     Email: Heather Pritchard     For: Information Services     Phone: 409-266-1293
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 10/17/2014

The Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases,
the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Tropical Diseases
welcomes

 Raphael Valdivia, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Basic Science
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

 Presenting

 “NextGen genetics in ‘genetically intractable’ microbial systems”

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Place: Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212

 All interested persons are encouraged to attend!

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Administration Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
First Published 10/17/2014

On Tuesday night, October 21st, 2014, from 10pm until midnight (2 hours) the computer network will be intermittently unavailable due to network maintenance. This will impact all computer and network-connected devices in this building.

Contact:     Email: Tabitha Ehrhart     For: IS - Ops - Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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McCullough Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
First Published 10/17/2014

On Tuesday night, October 21st, 2014, from 10pm until midnight (2 hours) the computer network will be intermittently unavailable due to network maintenance. This will impact all computer and network-connected devices in this building.

Contact:     Email: Tabitha Ehrhart     For: IS - Ops - Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Department of Anesthesiology
First Published 10/17/2014

The Moody Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

 Presents

  

Lee A. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Department of Surgery

Texas A&M University

Temple, TX

 

“Neurogenic and peripheral immune contributions to neuroplasticity

and neurodegeneration after traumatic brain injury.”

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

12:00 Noon

Levin Hall, Room 3.320

 

Everyone Welcome 

 

Contact:     Email: Laurie Bolding     For: Anesthesiology     Phone: 409-772-6347     Fax: (409) 772-6409
 
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> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
First Published 10/17/2014

Our van has an immediate opening for Clear Lake and League City riders.  Ideal for the Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, work shift.  Pick up riders at Bay Area Park & Ride and Sportsplex parking lot in League City.  Stops at the circle at 9th St. and Market.

For more information, please contact Luz Cheng at (409) 682-1766 or email lcheng@utmb.edu.


Thanks! 

Contact:     Email: Luz Cheng     For: EHS - Radiation Safety Program     Phone: 21781
 
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Great Lectures by Dr. Moshe Frenkel
First Published 10/17/2014

The Department of Family Medicine in combination with support from the W.D. & Laura Nicholson Family Chair in Integrative Medicine Endowment and the Charles H. and Mary Campbell Integrative Medicine Funding presents:

Moshe Frenkel, M.D.

Nutrition and Cancer - What is the evidence?,  Oncology Grand Rounds, Research Building #6 1.108, 12pm to 1:30pm

 The Role of Food in Cancer Care, Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Primary Care Pavilion 2.268, 5:30pm to 7pm

Moshe Frenkel MD  is the founder and  director of Integrative Oncology Consultants. He is a clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch and board-certified family physician with extensive experience in complementary and integrative medicine. In addition, he serves as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Integrative Oncology  and is faculty of the Center for Mind Body Medicine. 

Prior to directing Integrative Oncology Consultants, Dr. Frenkel was the medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Dr. Frenkel founded the first Integrative Medicine clinic in this center. The clinic provides consultations to patients touched by cancer on the best way to integrate complementary and integrative medicine to their care.

Dr. Frenkel is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology with multiple publications related to the best way to integrate integrative medicine into conventional care. He has published over 70 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and has coauthored chapters on Integrative Medicine in leading oncology textbooks.  

Dr. Frenkel received his medical degree in 1980 from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and received his diploma in family medicine from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed a family practice residency at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, N.Y., which was affiliated with Stony Brook University. 

Prior to joining M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr Frenkel was a faculty member at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served there as a key contributor to a National Institutes of Health grant on integrating integrative medicine into the medical school curriculum, as well as providing integrative medicine  consultations to patients and families. 

Since 2011 he directs an integrative oncology service in The Institute of Oncology in Meir Medical Center in Israel.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Frenkel by attending one of his lectures.

 
Both Grand Round Lectures are open to all students, residents and faculty.

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Contact:     Email: Shannon Samuelson     For: Family Medicine     Phone: 409-772-3120
 
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Reminder! Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Seminar - Oct 20
First Published 10/17/2014

Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

 

Presents

 

 

Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D.

Director, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center
Professor, Dept. Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

From Concussion to Dementia: Targeting Dysregulated Brain Inflammation

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

12:00 Noon

Levin Hall, Room 3.324

Contact:     Email: Sarah Goble     For: Neurology     Phone: 4097721675
 
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Support of the American Heart Association - Gift Baskets
First Published 10/17/2014
Gift Basket Raffle – Buy a RAFFLE ticket OCTOBER 20, 2014 From 7:30 am to 3:00 pm in the John Sealy Hospital Main Lobby Hallway In Support of the American Heart Association, $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00
Contact:     Email: Kristen Perkins     For: Hospital Administration     Phone: 409-772-4242
 
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Support of the American Heart Association - Gift Baskets
First Published 10/17/2014
Gift Basket Raffle – Buy a RAFFLE ticket OCTOBER 20, 2014 From 7:30 am to 3:00 pm in the John Sealy Hospital Main Lobby Hallway In Support of the American Heart Association, $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00
Contact:     Email: Kristen Perkins     For: Hospital Administration     Phone: 409-772-4242
 
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Support the Bay Area Heart Associaton - Football Fav's
First Published 10/17/2014
Football Fav’s – Sunday’s and Monday’s in October, UTMB and the Bay Area Heart Association invite you to donate $5.00 towards the Heart Association to wear your favorite team jersey or T-shirt. Hearts of Support are required to be worn by all employees participating in Jersey Days and may be obtained by your Heart Team Lead.
Contact:     Email: Kristen Perkins     For: Hospital Administration     Phone: 409-772-4242
 
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Support the Bay Area Heart Association - Candy Jar Count!
First Published 10/17/2014
Candy Jar Count! Yes you! We need your guess! Is it more, or is it less? Contest ends 10/24/14. Winners will receive a jar of candy and gift card. Please see your Heart Team Lead for tickets! Proceeds go to the Bay Area Heart Association.
Contact:     Email: Kristen Perkins     For: Hospital Administration     Phone: 409-772-4242
 
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Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support
First Published 10/16/2014
WINGS OVER HOUSTON 2014


 

The department of Preventive Medicine at UTMB is once again asking for volunteers to provide medical support for the annual Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington field.  This years show will feature the US Navys Blue Angels.  Other highlighted performers include the MV-22 Osprey, the Jet Truck, and a Vietnam re-enactment.
 
The show dates are Oct 31-Nov 2 and we are looking for volunteers of all medical backgrounds that are Basic Life Support certified.  If you are interested please click on the following link and fill out the sign up form.
 
 
Important Volunteer information to consider:
-Friday, Oct 31st, is a half-day show for our special needs audience.  Volunteer hours will be 0730 to 1300.
-Volunteer hours on Saturday, Nov 1st and Sunday, Nov 2nd will be 0630 to 1800.
-Please plan on volunteering for the entire day.
-There will be breaks factored into the schedule but you will be on your feet for the majority of the day.  Please indicate any physical limitations you may have in the comments section so we can plan accordingly.
-All volunteers receive a free pass to the show for the day they volunteer, and free lunch if volunteering on a weekend day.
 
Please feel free to e-mail me with further questions and forward this invite to anyone else interested.  We look forward to having another successful air show.
 
Thank You
 
Benjamin Johansen, D.O.
UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency, PGY-4
2014 Wings Over Houston Resident Medical Coordinator
Contact:     Email: Benjamin Johansen     For: Preventive Medicine     Phone: 801-358-8295
 
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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
First Published 10/13/2014

Free Hearing Screenings are available on Thursdays (11:30am-1:30pm) and Fridays (8:00-9:00am) for UTMB employees throughout the month of October at the UHC Audiologic Clinic 7th floor.  Appointments are required.

Have you noticed that speech is not as clear as it used to be?

Have you noticed that you are missing information when someone speaks softly or too fast?  Have you noticed that listening when a speaker is at distance, in the presence of background noise, or when they aren’t looking at you has become more difficult? If you answered Yes to any of these questions - You could benefit from a hearing screening.

What is a hearing screening?

A hearing screening is a preliminary step in which an individual’s hearing is checked to see if further evaluation is required.  

Why should I get a hearing screening?

While more than 30% of people over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss, hearing loss can be found in younger populations.  Approximately 14% of those 45-64 years old have hearing loss, and close to 8 million people 18-44 years old have hearing loss.  Regular hearing screenings should be a part of an individual’s wellness plan.

Please email Phyllis Archie (parchie@utmb.edu) and schedule your hearing screeningwith a UTMB Audiologist.  Note: Screenings are not intended for those with known or documented hearing loss or those with a history of middle ear disease. 

Contact:     Email: Cathy Duncan     For: Center for Audiology and Speech Pathology     Phone: (409) 772-2711
 
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Pharmacology & Toxicology and Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine
First Published 10/15/2014

The Department of Pharmacology &Toxicology

and

The Sealy Center For Environmental Health and Medicine

 Present

John Clarke, PhD

 Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

 “Genetic and environmental factors in the occurrence of adverse drug reactions”

 Monday, October 20, 2014

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

5.521 Levin Hall

 

Hosted by: Cornelis Elferink, PhD 

Contact:     Email: Pam Arbour     For: Pharmacology & Toxicology     Phone: 409-772-9678     Fax: 409-772-9648
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 10/13/2014

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents

"Regulation of Treg development and function by CCR9"

by

HEATHER EVANS

Research Interest: Immunology

Mentor: Dr. Y. Cong

Friday, October 17, 2014

Levin Hall 3.324

 

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 409-772-2322
 
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DON’T WAIT. NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO GET LASIK
First Published 10/16/2014

If you’ve been thinking about LASIK, now is a great time to take the next step. Call 1-866-685-6995 today to schedule your free LASIK evaluation at Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire. Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering state-of-the-art, custom wavefront LASIK eye surgery at special pricing from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members. 

 UTMB faculty member and experienced LASIK specialist and ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley  is medical director of Joffe MediCenter, where he performs custom LASIK eye surgery. A UTMB ophthalmologist with more than 17 years of LASIK experience, Dr. Merkley has performed more than 20,000 ophthalmic procedures, including corneal transplants, LASIK, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and astigmatic corrections.

Click here to friend UTMB Health Eye Center on Facebook to learn more about eye health and Eye Center news.

Contact:     Email: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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VAN POOL from ANGLETON
First Published 10/15/2014

UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus employees are carpooling to and from Galveston Monday through Friday from 07:30am - 4:00pm, but would like to reach out to any other UTMB employees to begin using a van pool with Metro Star.  The pickup location would be at the park and ride located in Angelton on FM 2004 and 523.  If you are interested in joining this work day van pool, please contact Susie Gonzalez at masgonza@utmb.edu .

Contact:     Email: Susie Gonzalez     For: Revenue Cycle Operations     Phone: 409-747-1119
 
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Volunteers needed for research study
First Published 10/15/2014

Are you 30-50 years old,healthy male?

If YES,you can participate in a study studying the " Mechanisms for the effects of non-pungent capsinoid supplementation on resting energy expenditure and substrate metabolism".

You will need to come to the hospital twice and stay overnight.

Eligible volunteers will be reimbersed for time.

 

Contact:     Email: Tony Chao     For: Rehab Science     Phone: 214-226-7428
 
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Come out and help us celebrate our 2nd Annual National Quality Week!
First Published 10/15/2014

Come out and help us celebrate our 2nd Annual National Quality Week!

This year’s focus is on: Joint Commission AWARENESS

 

There will be prizes and gift give-a-ways!

 

UTMB – Galveston Campus

When: October 21st – 22nd, 2014 from 6am – 6:30pm

Where: Brown Atrium Hallway

 

ADMC – Angleton Campus

When: October 23rd, 2014 from 7am-5:30pm

Where: Old ICU North Unit – 2nd floor of the Main Hospital

 

Thank you for your commitment to quality and safety and the work you do that supports our patients and UTMB!

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Contact:     Email: Kimberly Curelea     For: Quality Department     Phone: 72151
 
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KECK SCSB Seminar - Badri Roysam, PhD
First Published 10/15/2014

KECK/SCSB Seminar

"Mapping Cellular Alterations in Brain Tissue"

Badri Roysam, PhD

Professor & Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Houston

October 17, 2014

5.402 Research Building 6

4 PM  

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 10/15/2014

 

Subjects With Asthma Are Needed

 

You could qualify for one of our studies if you have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma AND are between the ages of 18 and 65 and are a non-smoker for at least one year. Eligible Participants will be reimbursed for their time.

William J. Calhoun, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Clinical Trials Office

  

 

Contact:     Email: Afifa Khalil     For: Clinical Trials Office     Phone: 409-747-1887
 
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Sponsored Programs Hot Topics FY2015
First Published 10/15/2014

Sponsored Programs Hot Topics series is designed to assist with grants administration questions and changes, and to also promote networking within the UTMB research community. These informal, interactive discussions will cover a wide range of research administration topics and research program management with a primary focus on NIH funding. Each session is led by an experienced research administrator who will make a short presentation on the given topic and then open the session for questions and discussion. Administrators and grant coordinators are encouraged to attend and participate.

The October session of Sponsored Programs Hot Topics will be held on

DATE:            Tuesday, October 21
TIME:              9:00-10:00 a.m.
LOCATION:     Rebecca Sealy East, Room 4.302/4.304
TITLE:             An Overview of the Research Compliance & COI Office

To view the Hot Topics schedule for FY2015, visit http://research.utmb.edu/Education/osp_rt.aspx.

To help us ensure this program meets your needs, please let us know what information you hope to take away from this program and/or any questions you might have. You may email your questions or suggested topics of discussion to research.education@utmb.edu or to submit questions anonymously, send them to Research Education, Route 0156. 

Monthly reminders and any schedule updates are communicated via the Research Listserv and Daily Announcements.

Mark your calendar for future Sponsored Programs Hot Topic sessions which will continue on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (beginning November 19). The programs are from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and all are held in Rebecca Sealy Hospital East, Room 4.302/4.304.

Please RSVP for each session you plan to attend at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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October Teaching Skills Workshop
First Published 10/16/2014

 

October Teaching Skills Workshop:  Developing Analytic and Holistic Rubrics

 

This session will examine the construction and use of rubrics to assess complex learner performance. We will explore the relative advantages of holistic and analytic rubrics and use critical thinking as the focus of our application exercises.

 

  • Differentiate holistic and analytic rubrics
  • Evaluate existing rubrics
  • Create a rubric for use in assessing learners in the health professions

 

Presented by:  Era Buck, Ph.D, Senior Medical Educator, SOM, Office of Educational Development, member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers

Dates:                           

  • Monday, October 20, 2014   Noon – 1:00 pm         Marvin Graves, RM 2.308    

·         Tuesday, October 28, 2014    4:00 – 5:00 pm         Marvin Graves, RM 2.308    

 

TO REGISTER go to the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_5AaaF2Pz3tusw-AkssWtClvncPoFh4JJB3aM7mHfU4/viewform?usp=send_form

 

If you have questions about the workshop, please call Oma Morey at ommorey@utmb.edu or ext. 23233

 

The Teaching Skills Workshop Series is jointly sponsored by the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and the School of Medicine Office of Educational Development. 

Contact:     Email: Mary-Margaret Davila     For: Department of Educational Development     Phone: 409-772-2791
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 10/16/2014

Monday, October 20, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


What I’ve Learned:  Pearls from a Dermatologist/Dermatopathologist

presented by

Brent C. Kelly, MD
Associate Professor

Director, Dermatopathology Laboratory

Department of Dermatology

UTMB - Galveston

 

Objectives:  At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

·         Recognize pathologic entities in which clinical correlation is paramount

·         Interpret the significance of cutaneous involvement of infectious diseases

·         Distinguish major differences in generations related to medical students and residents

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Kelly has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Anthony O. Okorodudu, Judith F. Aronson, Alexander J. Indrikovs, Mahmoud A. Eltorky, and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


Accreditation Statement:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation StatementThe University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 39
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

If you do not have access to the GNL, you must RSVP with your UTMB ID# to Paula Gabriles at plgabril@utmb.edu by Friday, October 17, 2014.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GIFTS AT THE BOOKSTORE
First Published 10/16/2014

COME TO THE UTMB BOOKSTORE TO SUPPORT CANCER AWARENESS:

BRACELETS, SOCKS, LANYARDS, PINS, WRITING PENS, CUPS AND MUGS, AND BADGET HOLDERS

COME GET YOUR PINK FOR OCTOBER

 

Contact:     Email: UTMB Bookstore     For: www.bookstore.utmb.edu     Phone: 409-772-1939     Fax: 409-772-3440
 
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