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TODAY *** Metrics Mania in Higher Education: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Treatments
LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
Blood Drive TODAY
UTMB Health Retirement Fairs – Oct. 22, 23 and 24
> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
iSpace (Xythos) Scheduled Maintenance
*TODAY!* ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series on Aging - "Taking Back the Years"
Tableau Day at UTMB Oct. 31
Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
VAN POOL FOR ANGLETON
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
**RURAL & UNDERSERVED TRAVEL AWARDS FOR SOM4 MEDICAL STUDENTS**
The Final Oral Examination of Mostafa Borahay

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support10/21/2014
**CALL FOR NOMINATION: 2015 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**10/20/2014
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***10/20/2014
Scheduled Xcelera System Maintenance10/22/2014
UTMB’s mother-friendly worksite program makes it easier for nursing mothers to return to work or school following childbirth10/21/2014
PMCH Seminar Series - Taylor Riall, M.D., Ph.D.10/20/2014
Changes to Budget Load Process for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials10/16/2014
Great Lectures by Dr. Moshe Frenkel on 10/23/1410/20/2014
***FALL FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 31, 2014***10/20/2014
Lunch & Learn - The History of Jews in Medicine - Lunch Provided!10/21/2014
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study10/21/2014
NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar10/22/2014
KECK - SCSB Seminar - Damian Young, PhD10/22/2014
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds10/22/2014

TODAY *** Metrics Mania in Higher Education: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Treatments
First Published 10/23/2014

JOHN P. MCGOVERN, M.D.,

AWARD LECTURE

IN THE MEDICAL HUMANITIES

 

Metrics Mania in

Higher Education:

Strengths, Weaknesses,

 and Treatments

 

Christopher Newfield, PhD

Professor of Literature and American Studies

University of California at Santa Barbara

 

 

          Thursday, October 23, 2014

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Levin Hall North

 

Reception to Follow 

Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 772-9386
 
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LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
First Published 10/23/2014

If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, you can spend $500-$800 a year to see clearly. Many LASIK patients can see well without glasses or contacts, meaning that LASIK will pay for itself in just a few years.

Right now UTMB employees and family members can get special pricing for LASIK. UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering custom wavefront LASIK services at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members.

Get a free LASIK evaluation by calling 1-866-685-6995. Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

UTMB offers LASIK eye care by experienced LASIK specialist and UTMB ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley. Dr. Merkley has more than 17 years of experience, having performed more than 20,000 laser vision correction procedures.

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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Blood Drive TODAY
First Published 10/23/2014

Information Services will be hosting two blood drives TODAY, Thursday, October 23.  The Donor Coach will be on campus from 8am - 12 noon 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.

Walk ins are welcome. 

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Contact:     Email: Heather Pritchard     For: Information Services     Phone: 409-266-1293
 
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UTMB Health Retirement Fairs – Oct. 22, 23 and 24
First Published 10/23/2014

In recognition of National Save for Retirement Week, UTMB is hosting the following retirement fairs. All employees are invited to attend one of these fairs to learn more about the importance of saving for the future.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Angleton Danbury Campus, North Lobby
132 Hospital Drive
Angleton, TX 77515

Thursday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2nd Floor                
2240 Gulf Freeway South                                          
League City, TX 77573                                               

Friday, Oct. 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
William C. Levin Hall, 2nd Floor
10th and Market Streets
Galveston, TX 77555

Representatives from Fidelity, Lincoln Financial, TIAA-CREFF, VALIC and Voya Financial (formerly ING) will be available to discuss their services and to answer your financial planning and retirement questions. 

Contact:     Email: Benefits Services     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
First Published 10/23/2014

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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iSpace (Xythos) Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 10/23/2014

iSpace (Xythos) will be unavailable on October 24, 2014 beginning at 7:00pm for approximately 4 hours in order to perform a system upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Contact:     Email: Terry Janak     For: IS - Enterprise     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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*TODAY!* ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series on Aging - "Taking Back the Years"
First Published 10/23/2014

UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education CenterConsortium (ETGEC-C)

in partnership with the Texas AHEC East invites you to attend:

 

ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series in Aging

"Taking Back the Years: Episodes 1 & 2"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Room 6.100

12 – 1:00pm

Lunch Provided

 

“Taking Back the Years: Episode 1 – Intro & Overview”

Ageing is inevitable for all of us, but the boomer generation strives to find ways to stay active and healthy for as long as possible. The routes to attain this goal vary from the more holistic Eastern approaches to more scientific Western regimes and medical intervention.

The ancient practice of Ayurveda boasts a 4,000-year-old record that can achieve additional years of life, while in the West not only do diets and exercise feature predominantly, scientists such is Dr. Aubrey de Gray believe new scientific discoveries will soon render old age a thing of the past. We meet two 64-year-olds who will be pursuing longevity within their own cultures – Rajendra Patel from India and Hilary Pryor from Canada. (Runtime: 21 minutes)

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“Taking Back the Years: Episode 2 - Diet and Cleansing”

We are what we eat and just as we get our vehicle serviced and its oil changed regularly, we need to get our body serviced and cleansed to maintain it. Both cultures embrace some facets of this philosophy whether it be through detox regimes, diets, medicines, herbs, etc.

We look at the Ayurvedic system of healthy diet, using the six tastes, as well as the more extreme Western approach to anti-aging through calorie restriction. (Running time: 21 minutes)

 

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The ETGEC-C Award #UB4HP19213 is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. 

Contact:     Email: Rachel Little     For: Texas AHEC East     Phone: 27884
 
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Tableau Day at UTMB Oct. 31
First Published 10/23/2014

UTMB’s community of Tableau data analytics software users welcomes you to attend the kickoff event for our campus users group. Representatives of Tableau Software will provide presentations of the product on the afternoon of Friday, October 31. Check-in is at 1:30 PM with wrap-up about 4:30 PM. Location is the Pediatrics Department Auditorium, 2.312 Research Building 6.

Participation is open to anyone interested in learning more about Tableau and the campus users group. We request attendees register in advance using the registration site at the More Information link below. 

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Contact:     Email: Bob Skaggs     For: Marketing & Communications     Phone: (409) 772-8710
 
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Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 10/23/2014

Aerospace Medicine Grand Rounds

 

 

 

8:00 AM CST, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

“Osteoporosis in Men: Implications for Space Medicine “

 

Eric S. Orwoll, MD

Bone and Mineral Unit

Oregon Health and Sciences University

 

 

Broadcast Live from Universities Space Research Association (USRA)

3600 Bay Area Blvd., (at Middlebrook Drive) in Clear Lake, TX

Simulcast to UTMB in the Televideo Conferencing Room, 5.521 Levin Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives:

1.     Know the role of DXA testing in the prediction of fractures in men

 

2.) Understand the options available for therapy of osteoporosis in men

 

3.) Translate available knowledge about terrestrial osteoporosis care to the space environment

 

 

Supported By: UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency

University of Texas Medical Branch and USRA Division of Space Life Sciences

 

Disclosure Statement: (Planning Committee Members): Dr. James M. Vanderploeg, Dr. Tarah Castleberry,   Yvette Schulz, Melanie Medina, and Carmella Mongiardo have no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement: Eric S. Orwoll, MD has financial relationships with Amgen, Merck, Lilly,  and Wright Medical Tech. Dr. Eric Orwoll was a committee member on NASA’s Research on Human Health Risks, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

Accreditation:  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:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Webcast: To view Grand Rounds using a PC, download the latest version of Apple Quick Time Player, reboot and enter URL – http://129.109.152.33/stream.sdp

Educational Method:  Lecture                                                        Target Audience:  Doctors, Residents, Students, Scientists and Alumni

 

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Contact:     Email: Melanie Medina     For: Preventive Medicine and Community Health     Phone: 409-747-6131     Fax: 409-747-6129
 
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VAN POOL FOR ANGLETON
First Published 10/23/2014

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: RCO     Phone: 409-747-1119
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 10/23/2014

Monday, October 27, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


NEUROCRITICAL CARE:  History, Impact on Outcomes and Future Directions

presented by

Anish Bhardwaj, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E.,

FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FANA

Chairman, Department of Neurology

John Sealy Chair of Neurology

Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs

UTMB - Galveston

 

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

·         Present and discuss the history of Neurocritical Care longitudinally and its maturation into a subspecialty and discipline

·         Discuss the impact of Neurocritical Care as a subspecialty on patient outcomes from data-driven evidence

·         Discuss the future directions for Neurocritical Care as a subspecialty

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Bhardwaj 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 24, 2014.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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**RURAL & UNDERSERVED TRAVEL AWARDS FOR SOM4 MEDICAL STUDENTS**
First Published 10/23/2014

Rural and Underserved Travel Awards for SOM4 Medical Students

Academic Year 2014-15

Medical students are often interested in spending time in rural and underserved areas, and have the opportunity to schedule such rotations as Elective Rotations or for an Ambulatory Community Selective.  Cost of housing and travel for these rotations can be a deterrent.

Support will be made available of funds up to $1,000.00 for students who must provide their own housing and transportation to rural or underserved areas for these rotations.  Students will need to show receipts documenting that funds were spent for housing in those communities.  Support can also be applied to the cost of a single round-trip to the underserved or rural community.

During the 2014 school year, interested students can apply to the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine for support.  A letter must be sent by email indicating the following:

  1. Name of Student:
  2. Course desired or previously completed:
  3. Name of hospital or clinic:
  4. Location (town or city, county):
  5. What about this location makes it rural or underserved?  Is it designated at http://www.hrsa.gov/shortage/find.htmlas meeting criteria?
  6. Amount of support requested (budgeted amount for a rotation in the future, or actual amount for a completed rotation)
  7. Actual cost of housing can be covered
  8. Mileage to and from the community can be covered at UTMB state rate (.56¢/mile)

A 300-500-word essay must be submitted electronically to Rosemary Lindley (mcacadem@utmb.edu) following the rotation.  The essay should describe the experience, and indicate how the rotation influenced the student’s personal and academic goals, as well as any changes made in the perception of patient autonomy or the doctor-patient relationship.  Pictures can be included.  Original receipts for housing and request for mileage reimbursement at the UTMB state rate must be submitted to the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, 8thfloor Rebecca Sealy, Rt. 0162.

Two awards will be given during each half of the Academic Year.  Students will be reimbursed after the rotation up to $1,000.00 when essay, receipts and mileage are submitted.

Application for students requesting support in Periods 1-6 and Period 13: Nov. 7th

Notification of Award: Nov 15th

Deadline for rotations Periods 7-12: March 31st

Notification of Award: April 15th 

Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: x79681
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Mostafa Borahay
First Published 10/23/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Mostafa Borahay

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

November 4, 2014

10:00 A.M.

BSB 2.212

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

NOVEL EFFECTS OF SIMVASTATIN ON UTERINE FIBROIDS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Jose Barral, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Darren Boehning, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Lisa Elferink, Ph.D., Professor, Cell Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Bulent Ozpolat, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support
First Published 10/21/2014
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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**CALL FOR NOMINATION: 2015 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**
First Published 10/20/2014

JohnP. McGovern Academyof Oslerian Medicine

Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards

Each year, up to five faculty are selected for the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.  This award recognizes the fundamental concept, exemplified by Sir William Osler, that the development of outstanding physicians occurs primarily in clinical settings(ambulatory or in-patient).  Each recipient of the award will receive $5,000 for support of his or her professional development and/or teaching programs.

The following attributes are used to define excellence in clinical teaching:

  1. Demonstrates patient-centered focus of excellent teaching and care;
  2. Serves as a role model of care and compassion of learners and patients and exemplifies professional behavior; shows respect for the learner, patient, and other health care providers;
  3. Demonstrates enthusiasm and enjoyment;
  4. Demonstrates inquisitiveness and values inquiry;
  5. Creates an enjoyable, challenging, and “safe” learning environment;
  6. Sets high, but obtainable, standards;
  7. Assists in the development of clinical skills, including patient history, physical exam, procedures, and clinical reasoning;
  8. Integrates basic science with clinical care;
  9. Demonstrates patience;
  10. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; is open-minded;
  11. Provides useful and relevant feedback;
  12. Demonstrates teamwork and multi-disciplinary care;
  13. Is genuine.

The selection committee consists of an Osler Scholar (who will serve as Chair), Chair of the Academy of Master Teachers, a clerkship director, a program director and an Osler Student Scholar.

Nominations can come from students, house staff, faculty and staff and must include a statement no more than 200 words in length describing how the candidate exemplifies excellence in clinical teaching.  (Current Osler Scholars are not eligible.)  Letters of nomination should be addressed to the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and sent to Ms. Rosemary Lindley, 8.208 Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Route 0162, or electronically as a Word document to rmlindle@utmb.eduThe deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014. 

Individuals selected will be ineligible for two subsequent years after selection.

  • 2014 awardees: Drs. Loretta Grumbles, Hanan Hussein, Michael Malloy and Robert G. Smith
  • 2013 awardees: Drs. Carlos Clark, Sunil Jain, David McCormick and Harold Pine

The recipients will be presented in July 2015 during the 14th annual Osler Oration.  

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Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: x79680
 
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*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
First Published 10/20/2014

*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

 

UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, October 23, 2014

UTMB - Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center

2240 Gulf Freeway South

League City, Texas 77573

6:00 pm

 

The UTMB Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery is hosting  a seminar on weight loss options. The seminar is free and will discuss medical and surgical weight loss options available. For more information or to register for the seminar please call 832-505-1500.

   

Contact:     Email: Kelli Gondesen, RN, BSN, CBN     For: The Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery     Phone: x51500 or (832)505-1500     Fax: (281) 614-0686
 
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Scheduled Xcelera System Maintenance
First Published 10/22/2014

The Xcelera System will be down for upgrades Strating the Evening of Friday 10/24 through Sunday 10/26. For more information please contact the Service Desk at 25200

Contact:     Email: Bill Bailey     For: Is-Clindoc-rad     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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UTMB’s mother-friendly worksite program makes it easier for nursing mothers to return to work or school following childbirth
First Published 10/21/2014

 

UTMB has been designated a mother-friendly worksite by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

As a mother-friendly worksite, the institution supports all employees and students who choose to breastfeed by providing access to:

  • A private, comfortable and sanitary place (other than a bathroom) for breastfeeding or expressing milk
  • Clean, safe water source and a sink for washing hands and rinsing out any breast pump equipment
  • Hygienic storage options to safely store breast milk
  • Hospital-grade multi-user pump that may be used with the employee or student’s own milk collection kit
  • Flexible work schedules that allow time for breastfeeding or expressing milk
  • Information about breastfeeding and worksite lactation

For more information about UTMB’s mother-friendly worksite program, including available lactation rooms, frequently asked questions and resources for additional breastfeeding support, please see the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite web pages.

Contact:     Email: Employee Relations     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8696
 
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PMCH Seminar Series - Taylor Riall, M.D., Ph.D.
First Published 10/20/2014

“Gallstone Disease: The Translation of Population-based Research into Improved Patient Care.”

Taylor Riall, M.D., Ph.D
Professor
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research
Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes

Thursday, October 23rd

Noon

1.104 Ewing Hall

Lunch Provided

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: PMCH     Phone: 772.1128
 
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Changes to Budget Load Process for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials
First Published 10/16/2014

Industry Sponsored Trials will no longer have fifty percent of the total budget front

loaded at the initiation of a trial.

The initial load will include secured earnings per the Clinical Trial Agreement. These fees

include but are not always limited to: administrative startup fees, IDS (pharmacy) set up

fees, additional training fees, archiving, and long term storage fees.

OCR will increase the budget load once 25% of the contracted patients are enrolled –

the full per patient amount for each of the enrolled subjects will be loaded. The study

financial account will continue to be increased in 25% increments.

Screen failures are variable and will be loaded based upon contractual terms.

OCR and Post Award staff will communicate throughout the life of the trial to ensure

budgets are accurately loaded.

Project set up will allow salaries to be charged to these projects, creating an initial

negative balance until subjects are accrued.

Any questions or concerns regarding this new process should be directed to the Office

of Clinical Research.

Contact:     Email: Kristin Parks     For: Office of Clinical Research     Phone: 21985
 
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Great Lectures by Dr. Moshe Frenkel on 10/23/14
First Published 10/20/2014

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.

OCTOBER 23, 2014

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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***FALL FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 31, 2014***
First Published 10/20/2014

UTMB Osler Student Societies

And Student Government Association

 

Invite you to FALL FESTIVAL

At Moody Medical Library plaza for

children <12 years old and their families.

North corner of 9th Street and Market

Friday, October 31st, 5pm – 7pm.

Snacks, games, costume contest, and more. 

 

Please support our efforts to help the Galveston community by

Bringing canned food donations for a local food pantry

For More Information on the “Event” call 409-772-2815.

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Free parking available in lots J and D, located on 11th Street

between Market and Mechanic. 

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Contact:     Email: Dr. Mike Malloy     For: OSS-McGovern Academy     Phone: x22815
 
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Lunch & Learn - The History of Jews in Medicine - Lunch Provided!
First Published 10/21/2014

Please join us for our first Lunch & Learn this Thursday (12:00-1:00). We will be meeting in the Jamail Student Center, Room 2.132.

 . The first session will be covering Maimonides, and we will be meeting the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month from now on.  

Please contact Ariel Ludwig (arludwig@utmb.edu ) for more information or to be added to our Bay Area Hillel listserve.

See you Thursday!

Contact:     Email: Ariel     For: IMH     Phone: 6462023232
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 10/21/2014

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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NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar
First Published 10/22/2014

The NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology cordially invites you to attend the Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series featuring:

Lynette K. Rogers, Ph.D. 
Principal Investigator 
Center for Perinatal Research   
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital 
Columbus, OH

Title: Perinatal Inflammation -  Implications in Adult Lung Disease  

Monday, October 27, 2014 
5.521 Levin Hall  
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Contact:     Email: Shelly Lewis     For: SCEHM     Phone: 25610     Fax: 25650
 
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KECK - SCSB Seminar - Damian Young, PhD
First Published 10/22/2014

KECK/SCSB Seminar

"Fragment Based Drug Discovery Targeting Cancer"

Damian Young, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Baylor College of Medicine

October 24, 2014

5.402 Research Building 6

4 PM   

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 10/22/2014

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

Airway Plumbing

 

 

 

Shiwan K. Shah, DO

Assistant Professor

Interventional Pulmonology

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Thursday, October 23, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Bldg. #6, 1.206 Auditorium

 

 

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

          Review common causes of airway obstruction

          Review common interventional pulmonary techniques for management of airway obstruction

          Demonstrate application of these techniques in a multimodal fashion

 

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

Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDS, Residents, Students and Alumni

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Randall Urban, Dr.  Mark Holden, Dr. Richard Goodgame, Mrs. Kimblyn Raschke and Mrs. Brenda Johnson have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

 

Accreditation:  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 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Everyone is welcome.

Contact:     Email: Kim Raschke     For: Internal Medicine     Phone: 409 772-1176     Fax: 409 772-8762
 
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