UTMB Announcements for 10/1/2014

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***Moody Medical Library Classes – October/November 2014***
New September Friday Focus Available Online!
TODAY: Pepper Investigator's Lecture - Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD
> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
2014-2015 Global Health Film Series
ATTN POSTDOCS: Transitioning from Postdoc to Faculty Oct.9 at 4 pm
UTMB Introduces New Manager Training Program
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
SCSB Keck Friday Seminar - Ellen Feigal
CNE Opportunity - "Management of Aggressive/Assaultive Patients"
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
CUSTOM LASIK BY UMTB OPHTHALMOLOGIST AT SPECIAL UTMB PRICE BEGINNING AT JUST $495 AN EYE9/29/2014
An Invitation to Join the 2014 UTMB Komen Race Team - Oct. 49/29/2014
Seed Funding for Pilot Proposals in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research9/26/2014
Multi-PI Workshop - Rescheduled8/28/2014
Don’t forget to stop by the John Sealy Hospital for your free flu shot9/29/2014
Cruise on by for a Test Drive…9/30/2014
A Memorial Tribute to Alvin L. LeBlanc, M.D. - Oct. 69/29/2014
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar9/29/2014
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Seminar Series9/29/2014
FY15 Compliance-Related Training for Returning ELM Users Currently Unavailable9/29/2014
IMH Colloquium - Toward an Ontology of Gender9/25/2014
Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support9/30/2014
MIT MakerNURSE Research Study Phase 2 now-October 7...Are you an Innovator? Have you made something?9/29/2014
Ride a van to work9/25/2014
MIT MakerNURSE Research Study Phase 2 now - October 7...Are you an Innovator? Have you made something?9/29/2014
PMCH Seminar Series9/26/2014
Blocker Burn Champions Fun Run/Walk9/29/2014
New September Friday Focus Available Online!9/30/2014
Wallace Professorship in Internal Medicine9/29/2014
Institutional Rebadge9/29/2014
Save money, support Breast Cancer initiatives at UTMB with $5 Tanger savings cards9/29/2014
The 20th Annual Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament9/30/2014
Galveston Aging Care Network- October 39/30/2014
*REGISTER NOW* Regulations and Ethics in Translational Research9/30/2014
Neuroscience Grand Rounds9/30/2014

***Moody Medical Library Classes – October/November 2014***
First Published 10/1/2014

Moody Medical Library offers free, hands-on, scholarly information management classes.  Face to face classes are held in the Carruth Room, Room 2.233, of the Library. Webinars on select classes are also offered via Microsoft Lync.

Face to Face Classes

  • Library Survival Skills – October 7, noon-1 p.m.
  • My NCBI – October 22, 4-5 p.m.
  • Who’s Citing You? – October 29, 9-10 a.m.
  • Ovid Medline – October 30, 4-5 p.m.
  • Cochrane Library – November 4, 9-10 a.m.
  • EndNote Basic – November 5, 4-5 p.m.
  • Find It @UTMB – November 10, 4-5 p.m.
  • Web of Science – November 12, noon-1 p.m.
  • PubMed – November 17, noon-1 p.m.
  • Measuring Research Impact – November 18, 4-5 p.m.

 Webinars:

  • Cochrane Library – October 9, noon-1 p.m.
  • EndNote Basic – October 14, 9-10 a.m.
  • Web of Science – October 15, 9-10 a.m.
  • Find It @UTMB – October 16, 9-10 a.m.
  • Measuring Research Impact – October 20, noon-1 p.m.
  • CINAHL – October 21, 4-5 p.m.
  • PubMed – October 23, 4-5 p.m.
  • My NCBI – November 19, 9-10 a.m.
  • Who’s Citing You? – November 20, noon-1 p.m.

Please register in advance by connecting to http://utmb.libcal.com/libraryclasses. Click on the class name to register. You will receive a confirmation email that includes an attachment to add the class to your calendar. The link to join the webinar will be sent separately to class registrants.

House Calls

House Calls are available:  If your training needs are not met by the regular class schedule, request a house call for a customized class in your office.  Customized group sessions are also available upon request.  Please contact the Reference Department at x22372 or by email at ask@utmb.libanswers.com.

Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/UTMBLibrary) or Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/UTMBLibrary) to keep up with the class schedule and other Library news!

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Contact:     Email: Julie Trumble     For: Moody Medical Library     Phone: 409-772-3642
 
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New September Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 10/1/2014

In this issue:

At the Forefront of Neurocritical Care: UTMB’s Neurosciences Critical Care Unit

Patient Care at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Carole S. Young Medical Facility

Resolutions for a New (Fiscal) Year

New Patient Lifts Help Keep Patients and Staff Safe

Spotlight On: UTMB Echocardiography Lab

Joint Commission Readiness

UTMB Opens New Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Clinic in Alvin

UTMB Receives Recognition as Level 3 Epilepsy Center

UTMB Shines at the Good Samaritan Foundation’s Excellence in Nursing Awards

Special Grand Rounds Presentation with Roy Rosin, Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine on October 10 in Levin Hall Main Auditorium

Clinical Value Analysis Contest

Shout Outs!

 

Would you like to submit an article, photo or make a suggestion?

Contact us at friday.focus@utmb.edu

Miss an issue? Visit www.utmb.edu/fridayfocus

 

Health System Friday Focus Newsletter is produced once per month for our employees. Department directors and managers are encouraged to print and share this newsletter with employees who have limited access to email.

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Contact:     Email: Erin Lesly Swearingen     For: UTMB Health System     Phone: 73825
 
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TODAY: Pepper Investigator's Lecture - Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD
First Published 10/1/2014

 Please join us for the next Pepper Investigator’s Lecture:

 October 1, 2014

Noon-1pm

RSH 6.100

Mechanisms Underlying Anabolic Resistance in Aging Muscle

Presented by

Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD

Lloyd and Sue Ann Hill Professor of Healthy Aging

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism

 

*Lunch provided, first come, first served*

Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
First Published 10/1/2014

 

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 St.

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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2014-2015 Global Health Film Series
First Published 10/1/2014

SIGHT invites everyone to the beginning of our

2014-2015 Global Health Film Series

Topic for this month: International Development

Film: Blue Gold - World Water Wars

Date: Thursday October 2nd

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Clinical Sciences Auditorium

Event is free and open to students, staff, and faculty

*Film will be preceded by a short SIGHT presentation*

Contact:     Email: Roosevelt V. Campbell     For: SOM     Phone: n/a
 
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ATTN POSTDOCS: Transitioning from Postdoc to Faculty Oct.9 at 4 pm
First Published 10/1/2014

Are you a postdoc hoping to secure a faculty appointment?

Come hear Dr. Jai Rudra, Professor in the Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, share his experience of moving from a postdoc position into a faculty appointment.

Thursday, Oct 9, 4-5 pm, Levin Hall 3.320.

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Contact:     Email: Tammie Taylor     For: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs     Phone: 409 772-3661
 
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UTMB Introduces New Manager Training Program
First Published 10/1/2014

 

UTMB has developed a new training program to strengthen the foundational knowledge and leadership skills of our managers.

Managers are critical to the overall success of the institution and for promoting a positive and professional work environment for our patients, students and staff. The Foundational Managerial Training Program was established to develop this key group of employees, and it will assist with building and reinforcing the skills and abilities needed to lead people and processes.

The program is comprised of three phases spread over an 18-month period. It includes participant assessments, 40 hours of classroom instruction, and the practical application of new skills and behaviors in the workplace.

Training is open to first-time and experienced managers with at least one direct report. Participants will:

  • Improve their managerial skills and develop the key competencies needed to achieve departmental and institutional objectives
  • Learn how to establish performance and development goals for themselves and others that support UTMB’s mission and business strategy
  • Gain a better understanding of the institution’s recruitment, selection and onboarding processes
  • Become more familiar with UTMB’s financial management processes, including asset allocation, budgeting planning and payment processing
  • Increase their knowledge of employment law
  • Understand the impact of bias in the workplace
  • Learn new approaches for addressing and resolving conflicts
  • Receive instruction on how to provide usable and constructive feedback
  • Find out how to use rewards and recognition to improve employee satisfaction and performance

The program’s first cohort will begin Thursday, Oct. 16.

For questions or more information about the Foundational Managerial Training Program, please contact Jonathan Dawson, Talent and Organizational Development manager, at (409) 747-6717.

Contact:     Email: Jonathan Dawson     For: Talent and Organizational Development     Phone: (409) 747-6717
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 10/1/2014

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
October 1, 2014
8:00 a.m.
6.106 Mccullough Building


"Transformation in Medical Education (TIME) & Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)"
 

Kristene K. Gugliuzza, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery

 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Describe what an EPA is and how medical schools are using this tool.  
2. Differentiate APRIME TIME curriculum from the IMC and traditional medical school curriculum. 
3. Specify the advantages of a 3 year undergraduate/3 year medical school program.
    

Educational Method: Lecture

Target Audience: Faculty/MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members): Dr. Kristene Gugliuzza, Ms. Erica Ruiz, and Ms. 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 52 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Contact:     Email: Erica D. Ruiz     For: Department of Surgery     Phone: (409) 772-1285     Fax: (409) 772-5611
 
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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
First Published 10/1/2014

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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SCSB Keck Friday Seminar - Ellen Feigal
First Published 10/1/2014

KECK/SCSB Seminar

"The California State Stem Cell Agency Experience in Product Development and Future Directions"

Ellen Feigal, MD

Senior Vice President, Research and Development

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

October 3, 2014

5.402 Research Building 6

4 PM 

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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CNE Opportunity - "Management of Aggressive/Assaultive Patients"
First Published 10/1/2014

"Management of Aggressive/Assaultive Patients"

Thursday, October 2, 2014

1300-1400

Research Building #6, Room 2.312 (Formerly Children's Hospital)

Presented by Thomas Mendez, RN, PhD, CNS

The purpose of the education activity is to enhance the knowledge of the Registered Nurses in the area of workplace violence prevention by addressing current and best practice strategies including awareness of institutional polices and procedures in an effort to assist nurses and hospital staff deal with patient and visitors who may exhibit aggressive or assaultive behaviors thereby improving safety and protecting the well-being of our staff and the patients we serve.

University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nurse Education is an approved providers of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who attend this presentation will receive 1.0 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours.

You must be present for the entire presentation to obtain credit.

Contact:     Email: Maribel M. Marquez-Bhojani, BSN, MS, RN-BC, Clinical Educator     For: NEAR     Phone: 409-772-8399
 
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH
First Published 10/1/2014

October is National Physical Therapy Month... have you thanked your physical therapist today?

Mobility is the key ingredient to aging successfully, and remaining active and independent throughout our lives.  Most will agree that is a universal goal as we grow older.

The physical therapist's role is to improve and restore motion to your life.  As you make the important decisions about health care for you or your family, it is important to remember that physical therapists contribute in many cases the ability to:

  • Significantly improve mobility to perform daily activities
  • Provide an alternative to painful and expensive surgery
  • Manage or eliminate pain without medication and its side effects

October is an exciting time for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.  This is our unique opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in restoring and improving motion, and we can improve your quality of life, helping you to keep healthy, fit, and active.

Contact:     Email: Karen Kunz, Program Manager     For: Rehabilitation Services     Phone: 409-772-8884     Fax: 409-072-8881
 
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CUSTOM LASIK BY UMTB OPHTHALMOLOGIST AT SPECIAL UTMB PRICE BEGINNING AT JUST $495 AN EYE
First Published 9/29/2014

Now that experienced LASIK specialist Dr. Kevin Merkley has joined the UTMB Health Eye Center staff, UTMB offers state-of-the-art custom wavefront LASIK at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members covered by UTMB health insurance.

The services are available through an alliance between UTMB Health Eye Center and Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire.

Wondering if LASIK is right for you? Call 1-866-685-6995 to schedule your free LASIK evaluation Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB! Click here to friend UTMB Health Eye Center on Facebook to learn more about eye health and Eye Center news.

Contact:     Email: Joffe Center     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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An Invitation to Join the 2014 UTMB Komen Race Team - Oct. 4
First Published 9/29/2014

  UTMB Team Captains Eric Walser, MD and Angel Robinson, MD,

along with Community Co-Captains John Eckel, Ann Masel, and Fredell Rosen,

invite you to join the UTMB Team for the 2014 Komen Race

UTMB – Walking Wonders

Walk, Run, Sleep in, or Just Donate for the Cure

Saturday, October 4, 2014 (Downtown Houston)

The funds raised by the Annual Komen Houston Race for the Cure help power local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs.  Additionally, these funds support breast cancer programs for underserved women and men.  

To date, UTMB has received over $4.5 million from Komen Race funds. You can have a real impact on breast cancer by being a part of the Race.

REGISTER HERE!       (Team Name:  UTMB – Walking Wonders)

Can’t participate in the Race but want to contribute and be a part of the UTMB Team effort:

CONTRIBUTE HERE!

For more race information, please go to:

http://www.komen-houston.org/race/komen-race-for-the-cure-houston/

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Contact:     Email: Susan Stephensen     For: Oncology, Translational & Related Research     Phone: (409) 747-1935
 
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Seed Funding for Pilot Proposals in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
First Published 9/26/2014
Seed Funding for Pilot Proposals in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
First Published 8/18/2014

The Sealy Center on Aging and the Office of the Vice President for Research in collaboration with the R24 on Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly, will provide funding for up to $30,000 to support pilot projects in patient centered outcomes research.  The proposed pilot research should be designed to directly lead to an application for funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The proposed research does not have to involve aging. Any patient population (for example, children) will be considered appropriate.

 We encourage UTMB faculty from any of the four schools, as well as members of the UTMB Health System to consider applying.  Interested individuals should submit a one page or less summary of their proposal to Kelley Prevou (kaprevou@utmb.edu).  Those that are judged promising will be asked to provide a 3-5 page description.  Please note that the only goal of this program is increase the number of applications submitted by UTMB faculty to PCORI, which currently funds about $650,000,000 a year.  Thus, an understanding of PCORI interests and processes is fundamental before seeking pilot funding. Information regarding PCORI funding and opportunities is available at:  http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/landing/

The deadline for submitting the initial summary is 10/1/14.

 Please direct any questions to Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD at kottenba@utmb.eduor James S. Goodwin, MD at jsgoodwi@utmb.edu

 

Contact:     Email: Kelley A. Prevou     For: Research Services     Phone: 409 747-1987     Fax: 409 772-9598
 
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Multi-PI Workshop - Rescheduled
First Published 8/28/2014

The workshop on Multi-PI Grants originally scheduled for September 18th has been rescheduled.  It is now scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 2:00-4:00pm.  It will be held in Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium.  Because of scheduling difficulties the participants have changed somewhat.  They now include:

James S. Goodwin, MD
Vice President and Chief Research Officer
George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine

Allan Brasier, MD
Nelda C. & H.J. Lutcher Stark Distinguished Chair in Endocrinology
Associate Director, NHLBI Proteomics Center
Director, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
Director, Institute for Translational Sciences

David N. Herndon, MD
Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Burn Surgery
Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics
Chief of Staff and Director of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Kathryn Cunningham, PhD
Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Director, UTMB Center for Addiction Research

 

Participants will describe key aspects of planning, writing, and submitting a large multidisciplinary research proposal.  There will be ample time for questions and input from the audience.   Those planning to attend should contact Kelley Prevou at kaprevou@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Kelley Prevou     For: Research Services     Phone: 7-1987
 
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Don’t forget to stop by the John Sealy Hospital for your free flu shot
First Published 9/29/2014

 

Friday, Oct. 3, is the last day seasonal flu shots will be offered in the John Sealy Hospital.

If you have not already received the 2014–15 flu vaccine, please visit the hospital as soon as possible to get your free flu shot. Vaccinations will continue to be available at the Employee Health Clinic in the Primary Care Pavilion, at the Angleton Danbury Campus, and in certain clinics and inpatient units until the end of flu season.

As a condition of continued employment, all health care workers must get an annual flu shot or formally decline the vaccination by signing this statement. This institutional requirement applies to anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms, and/or comes within six feet of patients in the course of his or her duties. Health care workers who do not receive the flu vaccine may be reassigned to other duties or asked to wear a mask when providing patient care for the duration of the flu season.

All other employees, retirees, and volunteers are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated each year, unless prohibited for medical reasons.

For more information about this year’s Flu Free vaccination program and a complete list of vaccination locations, click here.

Contact:     Email: Employee Health Clinic     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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Cruise on by for a Test Drive…
First Published 9/30/2014

➠ Cruise on by for a Test Drive… ➠

Business Operations & Facilities (BOF) is offering UTMB staff the opportunity to evaluate task seating as part of our continued effort to bring the most comfortable and ergonomic desk chairs into our Standards Program.

We have an estimated of 15-20 {demo} task chairs located on our 2nd floor break room, in the Materials Management Bldg.{1302 Mechanic}room 2.210.

If you would like to participate in this evaluation process, please allow at least 30 minutes to complete the process.

Stop by our the reception desk located on the 3rd floor of Materials Mgt.  Leanna Green will provide you with the evaluation form, and take you to the room where the seating is located. This evaluation will continue weekdays from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m. daily until 10/15/14.

☼ Welcome All!!!☼

✔For questions, thoughts or concerns please Leanna at X-23500!

Contact:     Email: Melanie M. Zepeda     For: BOF~Design & Construction     Phone: 409-772-5319
 
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A Memorial Tribute to Alvin L. LeBlanc, M.D. - Oct. 6
First Published 9/29/2014

Please join the UTMB family for a Memorial Tribute celebrating the life of Alvin L. LeBlanc, M.D. at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 in Levin Hall Main Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Levin Hall Foyer.

In his more than 50 year career at UTMB, Dr. LeBlanc served in many academic and administrative positions, including: a full professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Director of UTMB Hospitals, Vice President for Hospital Affairs, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Assistant Vice President for Clinical Affairs – School of Medicine, Institutional Liaison with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Interim Chair for the Department of Radiation Oncology, Interim Executive Director and Chief Nursing Officer, Interim Vice Chair for the Department of Neurology, and Associate Dean Emeritus for Graduate Medical Education. 

Dr. LeBlanc passed away on July 21, 2014. 

Contact:     Email: Raymond Brouillard     For: Marketing and Communications     Phone: 409.772.2618
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 9/29/2014

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 3, 2014

Levin Hall 3.324

 

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 409-772-2322
 
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Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Seminar Series
First Published 9/29/2014

 

 

 

Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

 

Presents

 

 

Giulio Taglialatela, Ph.D.

John Sealy Professor and Vice Chair for Research

University of Texas Medical Branch

Director, Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, UTMB

 

 

 

 

Understanding the mechanisms of resistance to Alzheimer's dementia

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 6, 2014

12:00 Noon

Levin Hall, Room 3.324 

Contact:     Email: Sarah Goble     For: Neurology     Phone: 4097721675
 
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FY15 Compliance-Related Training for Returning ELM Users Currently Unavailable
First Published 9/29/2014

 

The Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) online training system is undergoing programming revisions.

Due to the programming revisions, the FY15 compliance-related training and activities for returning users of the ELM system are currently unavailable. All mandatory training and activities will be accessible in the coming weeks once the programming is complete.

Please be advised that first-time users of the ELM system may still complete the required enrollment survey and any assigned training and activities by following these steps:

  1. Click here to log in to the ELM system.
  2. Enter your User ID and Password.
  3. Click on Main Menu at the top of your screen.
  4. Select UTMB Menu from the dropdown list.
  5. Click on Enrollment Survey.
  6. Complete the survey to receive assigned compliance-related training and activities.

For questions or more information, please contact the Talent and Organizational Development team at (409) 747-67400. You may also visit the Enterprise Learning Management web page at any time for the latest system updates.  

Contact:     Email: Talent and Organizational Development     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-6700
 
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IMH Colloquium - Toward an Ontology of Gender
First Published 9/25/2014

 

IMH Colloquium

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

2.268 Primary Care Pavilion (PCP)

 

Toward an Ontology of Gender:
From Queer Theory Through Psychoanalysis to  Byzantine Theological Sources

Presented by:

Rev. Vasileios Thermos, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, University Ecclesiastical
Academy of Athens, Greece
Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Medical Humanities

 

Sponsored by the Institute for the Medical Humanities

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 29386
 
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Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support
First Published 9/30/2014
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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MIT MakerNURSE Research Study Phase 2 now-October 7...Are you an Innovator? Have you made something?
First Published 9/29/2014

Dear Nurses,

From now through October 7, we are going to be painting a picture of what nurse innovation at UTMB means.  Your stories, big and small, will contribute to this and represent UTMB as a leader in nurse innovation.  Help us uncover innovators, creators and MakerNURSES in UTMB staff.  Stories could include things you've made for your patients, things you have on a napkin, and things you could hold in your hand for patient care.

If you have a story and would like to speak to one of the research team members, contact myself (see below) or Pat Davis by email pd3davis@utmb.edu or set up a time to talk.  You will see fellow nurse champions throughout the hospital talking about the study as well, showing off the MakerNURSE technology cart and encouraging participation.

You may also visit the UTMB site below and fill out a form online.

http://makernurse.community/utmb/ 

 

Thanks,

Tammy Cupit

Contact:     Email: Tammy Cupit, PhD., RN-BC     For: Nursing Research     Phone: 409-747-8772
 
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Ride a van to work
First Published 9/25/2014

There are many great  benefits of riding a van - less maintenance on your vehicle - no parking fees - you are guaranteed a seat - meet new people.  This is just a few of the great reasons to join a van. 

If you work from 8-5 and would like to relax while someone else does the driving we have a seat for you.  Van comes straight to UTMB with no additional stops.  Van leaves the Bay Area Park-N-Ride at 7:00 AM and drops off at 9th and Market.   and come          .  The .  .  Please call or email for additional information  

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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MIT MakerNURSE Research Study Phase 2 now - October 7...Are you an Innovator? Have you made something?
First Published 9/29/2014

Dear Nurses,

From now through October 7, we are going to be painting a picture of what nurse innovation at UTMB means.  Your stories, big and small, will contribute to this and represent UTMB as a leader in nurse innovation.

Help us uncover innovators, creators and MakerNURSES in UTMB staff.  Stories could include things you've made for your patients, things you have on a napkin, and things you could hold in your hand for patient care.

If you have a story and would like to speak to one of the research team members, contact myself (info below) or Pat Davis by email pd3davis@utmb.edu to set up a time to talk.  You will see fellow nurse champions (Colleen Blomstedt, Deatra Josiah, Lana Knorr, Denise Prince, Sheila Saunders, Janice Parson, Robin Bierman, Marian Davenport, Paula Strangeland) throughout the hospital talking about the study as well, showing off the MakerNURSE technology cart and encouraging participation.

You may also visit the UTMB site below and fill out a form online:

http://makernurse.community/utmb/

Thanks, 

Tammy Cupit, PhD, RN-BC

Contact:     Email: Tammy Cupit, PhD., RN-BC     For: Nursing Research     Phone: 409-747-8772
 
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PMCH Seminar Series
First Published 9/26/2014

“Use of national and local databases to study a chronic disease: COPD"

Gulshan Sharma, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Director, TDJC Intensive Care Unit
Department of Internal Medicine
 

Thursday, October 2nd
1.104 Ewing Hall
Noon – 1PM

Lunch Provide


 

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: PMCH     Phone: 409-772-1128
 
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Blocker Burn Champions Fun Run/Walk
First Published 9/29/2014

 

Join us again this year!!

Blocker Burn Champions 2014 Stop, Drop, & Roll 5K Fun Run/Walk (certified)
October 4th, 2014 at 8 AM
Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center

Cost $10.00 13 & under and $25.00 14 & up
Register @ www.Signmeup.com

Blocker Burn Champions is an organization committed to burn survivors and their families. BBC was founded by health care professionals and friends of the Blocker Burn Unit who recognized that burn survivors and their families often have tremendous needs for assistance and resources. BBC is determined to go "above and beyond" in their quest to ensure that burn survivors and their loved ones have access to help.

 

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Contact:     Email: Amy Barrera-Kovach, LMSW, CCM     For: Blocker Burn Unit     Phone: 72076
 
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New September Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 9/30/2014

In this issue:

At the Forefront of Neurocritical Care: UTMB’s Neurosciences Critical Care Unit

Patient Care at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Carole S. Young Medical Facility

Resolutions for a New (Fiscal) Year

New Patient Lifts Help Keep Patients and Staff Safe

Spotlight On: UTMB Echocardiography Lab

Joint Commission Readiness

UTMB Opens New Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Clinic in Alvin

UTMB Receives Recognition as Level 3 Epilepsy Center

UTMB Shines at the Good Samaritan Foundation’s Excellence in Nursing Awards

Special Grand Rounds Presentation with Roy Rosin, Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine on October 10 in Levin Hall Main Auditorium

Clinical Value Analysis Contest

Shout Outs!

 

Would you like to submit an article, photo or make a suggestion?

Contact us at friday.focus@utmb.edu

Miss an issue? Visit www.utmb.edu/fridayfocus

 

Health System Friday Focus Newsletter is produced once per month for our employees. Department directors and managers are encouraged to print and share this newsletter with employees who have limited access to email.

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Contact:     Email: Erin Lesly Swearingen     For: UTMB Health System     Phone: 73825
 
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Wallace Professorship in Internal Medicine
First Published 9/29/2014

You are cordially invited to

a reception honoring the recipient of the

Wallace Professorship in Internal Medicine

Michael C. Boyars, MD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

4-6 p.m.

Caduceus Room

6th floor, Administration Building

Business Attire

Parking available in the Administration Parking Garage

 

Contact:     Email: Kim Raschke     For: Internal Medicine     Phone: 772-1176
 
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Institutional Rebadge
First Published 9/29/2014

Institutional Rebadge has kicked off and is well underway.  The schedule has been updated with some additional makeup times.  Please refer to the schedule before coming to pick up your badge.  If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ

Employees, students and employee/students who received a badge prior to October 21, 2013, and who are not included in the exceptions listed in the next paragraph, will need to return their current badge and pick up their new badge in person at their scheduled location. You must have your current badge with you in order to obtain the new one.

Exceptions to the badge exchange schedule include Correctional Managed Care employees and employees with dolphin badges, who will be contacted with special instructions for obtaining the new badge. Contractors, volunteers, visitors, and retirees will receive new badges during their standard annual renewal and are not included in the rebadge schedule. Any badges issued after October 21, 2013, are compatible with the new security technology and do not need to be replaced. 

Contact:     Email: Kim Vaughn     For: Police Department     Phone: 772-1503
 
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Save money, support Breast Cancer initiatives at UTMB with $5 Tanger savings cards
First Published 9/29/2014

Now through Oct. 25, during “PinkStyle time at Tanger Outlets!” you can shop, save and help find a cure. 

Tanger Pink Savings Cards are now on sale. Purchase 25% OFF Pink Cards in Savings Packs of five Pink Cards for $5, and save 25% on a single item at participating stores. Buy as many packs as you like and share them with your friends!  All local proceeds from card sales will benefit UTMB Health’s breast cancer patients and programs.

Pick up your Pink Cards and a list of participating stores at Tanger Shopper Services(at the mall), or at one of the following UTMB locations:

John Sealy Annex
Room 7.122
Shirley Hilton – ext. 62015

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
2240 Gulf Freeway South
Breast Health & Cancer Center
Lauren Coffman (832) 505-1057

Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
2660 Gulf Freeway South
Donna Papa (832) 505-2350

Or visit us in the cafeteria of John Sealy Hospital on the following dates from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept.24

Wednesday, Oct.1

Wednesday, Oct.8

Wednesday, Oct.15

Tanger Outlets is located at I-45 and Holland Road.

Visit Tanger at: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/houston/

Get more on October breast health activities at UTMB: http://www.utmbhealth.com/breasthealth

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Contact:     Email: Marjorie Kovacevich     For: Ambulatory Operations     Phone: 409-747-3507
 
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The 20th Annual Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament
First Published 9/30/2014

 Benefitting the UTMB School of Nursing Doctoral Scholarship Fund

 

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Galveston Country Club

14228 Stewart Road, Galveston, Texas

 

10:00 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – Shotgun Start
Awards Ceremony Immediately Following Tournament

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Contact:     Email: Diane Sierra     For: School of Nursing     Phone: 409-772-4855
 
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Galveston Aging Care Network- October 3
First Published 9/30/2014

A gathering of Aging Care Professionals Working to Improve the Quality of Life for Aging Individuals through Awareness and Networking

Friday, October 3, 2014
8:00—9:00 am
UTMB Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston Entrance A—Room 2.118

Breakfast, networking and program

“Strategies to Enhance Medication Compliance”
Presented by Erin L. Hommel, MD
Asst. Professor, UTMB Geriatrics

Healthy Breakfast Sponsor: The Alzheimer’s Association

GACN meets on the 1st Friday of each month

For questions or more information, contact kristen@rahgalveston.com

Thank you to our founding organizations: Sealy Center on Aging’s Center for Spirituality of Aging, Concord Assisted Living, Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program, OLLI at UTMB and Right at Home.

Contact:     Email: Julia Sherrod     For: OLLI at UTMB     Phone: 7635604
 
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*REGISTER NOW* Regulations and Ethics in Translational Research
First Published 9/30/2014
This overview course, presented by the Institute for Translational Sciences, Education Office (ITS-EO), is designed for UTMB faculty, fellows, residents and others interested in translational or patient-oriented research.
 
DESCRIPTION “Regulations and Ethics in Translational Research” is a modular component of the course, Translational Research: Tools & Techniques. This module consists of 10 weekly presentations by faculty from the Institute for the Medical Humanities, ITS Clinical Research Center, Office of Sponsored Programs and other experts. One hour lecture/discussion sessions occur Monday evenings beginning at 5:15 pm, Research Building 6 (formerly Children’s Hospital), Room 2.312.
 
OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
 
1. Describe regulatory and ethical issues important to clinical investigators and others involved in translational research.
2. Discuss important dimensions of research; such as, the history of federal regulations, federal oversight, and conflicts of interest.
 
*Risk Management Education credit is required for all UTMB faculty, fellows, and house staff under the Medical Liability requirements. Sessions are approved by UTMB Risk Management to meet the annual requirement of up to 5.0 hours of Risk Management Education.
 
THIS COURSE IS PART OF THE INSTITUTE FOR TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, SUPPORTED IN PART BY A CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (UL1TR000071).
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Contact:     Email: Donna J Adams     For: Institute for Translational Science, Education Office     Phone: 409-789-3099
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 9/30/2014

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Todd A. Swanson, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology

UTMB

 

"The Use of Radiation Therapy in Tumors of the Central Nervous System"

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives:

1.  Discuss the basic principles of the use of radiation in the treatment of tumors, particularly those in the central nervous system.

2.  Distinguish between the various delivery systems for radiation therapy in the central nervous system.

3.  Integrate evidence based approaches in the use of radiation therapy in select central nervous tumors.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Swanson 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 of 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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