UTMB Announcements for 3/4/2015

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TODAY- Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch
--- -- --- VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY --- -- ---
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Animal Research Topics and IACUC Protocol Basics - Course
***TODAY: Pepper Investigator's Lecture - Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, FCCP
IS Voice Announcement
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: The Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium
The Final Oral Examination of Stephan Willias
New February Friday Focus Available Online!
Tableau Users Group Meeting Friday, March 20
SHP Student Ambassadors Bone Marrow Drive
The Final Oral Examination of Jingya Xia
**NEW EXHIBIT - WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, MARCH 2015**
Annual Disclosure Period Ends March 31, 2015
Mondays in March 2015 Begin March 9 with Health System Update

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Your 2014 eW-2 Form Is Now Available3/2/2015
THE FOURTH GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: SAFETY3/2/2015
Registration Open for the Second UTMB Health EBP National Conference3/2/2015
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series3/2/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Lynn Felts2/25/2015
PMCH Seminar Series3/2/2015
New February Friday Focus Available Online!3/2/2015
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS3/2/2015
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar3/2/2015
BE WISE, IMMUNIZE!3/2/2015
Track Student Scholarly Presentation - Please Note Room Change3/3/2015
Neuroscience Grand Rounds3/3/2015
Your Expertise is Needed!3/3/2015
**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MARCH 17, 2015**3/3/2015

TODAY- Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch
First Published 3/4/2015

Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Abner Mason, Founder and CEO, ConsejoSano and Workplace Wellness Council of Mexico for UTMB Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch, today, Wednesday, March 4, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The discussion begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

This week’s Health Policy Dialogue is, “ConsejoSano: Leapfrogging Barriers and Borders to Connect Hispanics to High Quality, Affordable Healthcare.” We hope you will join Mr. Mason for the discussion on this very important topic in health care. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored bythe UTMB Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and the UTMB student chapters of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.

For those unable to attend the lecture in person, a remote broadcast of the lecture can be scheduled for UTMB locations equipped for videoconferencing by contacting Veronica Pleasant in Videoconferencing Services at ext. 79037 by March 4 at 10:00 a.m. Please provide your location and IP address when requesting service. The webcast can also be viewed live from a PC using the Windows Media HD link: http://129.109.197.58/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6 or Apple Quick Time Media Player: http://129.109.152.33/strea.sdp (please copy and paste URL using Apple Quick Time Media Player software). The broadcast will not be interactive.  

For information, contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-7472739
 
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--- -- --- VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY --- -- ---
First Published 3/4/2015


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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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 3/4/2015

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

 Koichi Araki, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

 Presenting

 “Autophagy and memory CD8 cell formation”

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date:  Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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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Animal Research Topics and IACUC Protocol Basics - Course
First Published 3/4/2015

Animal Research Topics and IACUC Protocol Basics covers IACUC roles and regulatory background, IACUC protocol writing, UTMB resources for animal researchers, how to publish and speak about animal research, and ethical and societal viewpoints of biomedical research with animals.  Dr. Heidi Spratt, Ph.D., Biostatistician with the Office of Biostatistics will present animal number justification in protocol applications and experimental design concepts of animal studies.  Janet Burk, MS, Reference Librarian at Moody Medical Library will demonstrate the literature search components of the protocol application.

Who should attend:  This course is designed for anyone involved in the animal research program.  Everyone is welcome. 

Class schedule:  There is one online module and six classes.  You can take classes separately or together.  The 3 protocol writing classes are one unit and all 3 should be attended for maximum benefit.  Class modules are currently scheduled as below, and can be scheduled on demand throughout the year with enough students. Contact pam.program@utmb.edu for access to the online module as well as request classroom sessions. 

2015 Classes in Rebecca Sealy West 1.130 at 3:00 pm:

March 30     Welcome to Animal Research at UTMB! - Online module opens (Approximately 2 hours)

April 13        IACUC Protocol Writing  (1 hour + 1 hour homework)

April 15        Animal Number Justification and Experimental Design in IACUC Protocols (1 hour)

April 20        IACUC Protocol Writing -2 (1 hour)

April 22        Literature Searches for IACUC Protocol Applications (1 hour)

April 27        IACUC Protocol Writing -3 (1 hour)

April 29        Animal Research and Society: Ethics, Extremists and Enthusiasm! (2 hours) 


RSVP:  Sign up for classes through the Research Services Education Calendar for each class you would like to attend.

Questions:  Contact Jamie Lewis at 266.9489, jrlewis@utmb.edu, or Judy Barnett at 266.9444, jlbarnet@utmb.edu; Protocol Liaisons, PAM Program, Research Services with questions or for class syllabus

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Email for online module access or class request: pam.program@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services/PAM     Phone: 69489
 
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***TODAY: Pepper Investigator's Lecture - Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, FCCP
First Published 3/4/2015

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

March 4, 2015

Noon-1pm

RSH 6.100

Use of EMR to Study Recovery from Illnesses: COPD and Readmission

Presented by

Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, FCCP

Sealy & Smith Distinguished Chair in Medicine

Professor & Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Associate Chief Medical Officer

 

*Lunch provided, first come, first served*

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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IS Voice Announcement
First Published 3/4/2015

CallerID ( Name and Number)

IS Voice Services is planning to enable Caller ID (Name and Number) functionality for outgoing calls in UTMB Campus, Clear Lake Campus(CLC) and Victory Lakes(VL) in last week of March 2015. Kindly stay put for a detailed announcement one week ahead of enabling this functionality from IS – Voice Services.

 

All calls originating at a UTMB facility going outbound by default will display as per the below listed criteria once the functionality is enabled. Follow the below process to change this default settings and pay fees as noted below.

 

Internal Calls:(Calls within the UTMB campus telephone systems network)

The default display for all Station to Station calls will be displayed as follows:

Line 1: Number Delivered:  XXXXX (5 digit station number only)

Line 2: Name Delivered:     UTMB_HEALTH

 

External Calls:(Calls outgoing to off campus locations, i.e. local Galveston area)

The default display for all External Calls will be displayed as follows:

Line 1: Number DeliveredXXX-XXX-XXXX

(full 10 digit phone number assigned to individual in campus directory)

Line 2: Name Delivered:     UTMB_HEALTH

 

Call Center Calls:

All Call Center Caller calls will be set up by default with the name display of UTMB_HEALTH.

 

Call Center Calls– Internal station to station

Line 1: Number Delivered:  XXXXX (5 digit station number only)

Line 2: Name Delivered:     UTMB_HEALTH

 

Call Center Calls– External outgoing off campus

Line 1: Number Delivered:  409-772-1011

Line 2: Name Delivered:     UTMB_HEALTH

How to get Caller ID customizations

All requests for Name or Number Display changes must be routed thru David Derrick ddderric@UTMB.EDU 409-772-9413 along with the concerned user department management approval and chart string to apply charges..

Fees and Charges:

One Time Charge per phone/user:

Any name or number change  …………………...…………………..$10/phone

Contact:     Email: Vikram Belum     For: IS Ops Voice     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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ABSTRACT DEADLINE: The Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium
First Published 3/4/2015

 The Microcirculation in Acute Infections
A Symposium in Honor of David H. Walker, MD

The abstract deadline is Thursday, April 2, 2015 for the upcoming Microcirculation in Acute Infections symposium. This challenging and stimulating scientific conference will be held on April 27-29, 2015 at Levin Hall on the UTMB campus. The goal for the symposium is to facilitate interactions among researchers with diverse expertise in various aspects of microcirculation, particularly in regard to acute infectious viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases that cause significant morbidity or mortality in humans. Speakers who are leaders in the field will discussvascular permeability, coagulation, inflammation, and immunity.

A poster session will be held to encourage additional scientific contributions to the meeting, and to provide a forum for interactions among junior and senior researchers. Additional speakers will be selected to give short talks from submitted abstracts. A Workshop on Technical Advances will be held on the afternoon of April 29th, and will include the following topics: (1) cutting-edge advances in imaging, including advanced microscopy; (2) tissue engineering and 3-dimensional in vitro modeling; (3) the role of microRNAs in vascular disease and as potential therapeutics; and (4) mouse models of vascular disease.

The symposium will honor the contributions of Dr. David H. Walker to education, infectious diseases research, and medicine. Dr. Walker served as the Chair in the Department of Pathology at UTMB for 27 years until he stepped down this past June. Dr. Walker is currently a Professor of Pathology and holder of the Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases. Dr. Walker also serves as Executive Director of the UTMB Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and his research interests center on obligately intracellular bacteria transmitted by arthropod vectors.

Registration is $250, and only $75 for students and fellows. The registration deadline is April 19.

Contact Angela Culler to pay the registration fee using an interdepartmental transfer (anculler@utmb.edu; x72464).  Please visit the meeting registration web site at http://tinyURL.com/Microcirc2015for additional information.

Partial support provided by University of Texas Medical Branch McLaughlin Endowment, the Office of the Provost, the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and NIH/NIAID.

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Stephan Willias
First Published 3/4/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Stephan P. Willias

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 19, 2015

9:00 A.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

CARBON CATABOLITE REGULATION OF YERSINIA PESTIS PATHOGENESIS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Vladimir Motin, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Ashok Chopra, Ph.D., CSc, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Donald Bouyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Sanjeev Sahni, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Joshua Adkins, Ph.D., Deputy Division Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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New February Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 3/4/2015

Now available: February 2015 Health System Friday Focus Newsletter

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In this issue:

 

Avoid the Line of Fire: Sharps Safety Awareness

Save the Date for a Special Lecture:

“Risky Business: Blood Exposures in the Healthcare Setting”

Angleton Danbury Campus Happenings

UTMB Neuromuscular Program: At the Forefront of Electrodiagnostic Expertise

JournalPublishes UTMB Nurses’ Work in EBP Literacy

Registration Now Open: UTMB Health EBP National Conference

Using Chronic Disease Management Registries to Improve Patient Care

Colorectal Awareness Month

UTMB Diversity Council: Unconscious Bias

Now Open: UTMB Blood Center and Pediatric Care & Pediatric Urgent Care

Nursing Referral Bonus Blitz

Knights of Momus King Visits UTMB

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

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Contact:     Email: Erin Lesly Swearingen     For: Health System Adminstration     Phone: 73825
 
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Tableau Users Group Meeting Friday, March 20
First Published 3/4/2015

UTMB Tableau users will hold their monthly brown bag meeting Friday, March 20 from Noon to 1 PM in the Health System large conference room, 2.204 Administration Building. All interested UTMB employees are welcome to attend.

Our March topic is an overview of Tableau's mapping capabilities using three methods: generated location point ("bubble maps"), filled maps, and maps using custom geocoded location marks.

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Contact:     Email: Bob Skaggs     For: Marketing & Communications     Phone: (409) 772-8710
 
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SHP Student Ambassadors Bone Marrow Drive
First Published 3/4/2015

The School of Health Professions Student Ambassador Society is hosting a “Bone Marrow Registry Drive” from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 4 in the School of Health Professions/School of Nursing Lobby. In addition, there will be a presentation from 12-1 in room 1.202. Pizza will be served.  

Please register and save a life! Approximately,70% of all patients in need of bone marrow transplants must find a matching donor outside of their family. You can make a difference between life and death to someone’s loved one.

 See attached flyer for more information and click on the website “Be The Match.org” . 

Contact:     Email: M. E. Beaupre     For: Academic and Student Affairs     Phone: 2-3030
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Jingya Xia
First Published 3/4/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Jingya Xia

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 16, 2015

1:00 P.M.

MRB 4.145

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

THE ROLE OF TLR3-AND MYD88-DEPENDENT SIGNALING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-WEST NILE VIRUS ADPATIVE IMMUNE RESPONSES INDUCED BY A VACCINE CADIDATE, REPLIVAX WN

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Gregg Milligan, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Alan Barrett, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Nigel Bourne, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Joan Nichols, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Frank Scholle, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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**NEW EXHIBIT - WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, MARCH 2015**
First Published 3/4/2015

The exhibit entitled: WEAVING THE STORIES OF WOMEN'S AT UTMB celebrates the achievements of just a few of the notable women who studied and worked at UTMB during the late-Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. The exhibit combines photographs, drawings and poetry with reflections written by women currently working at UTMB.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Moody Medical Library through March, 2015.

The exhibit was researched, curated and produced by Paula Summerly, Ph.D. (Research Project Manager of the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, UTMB), Jerome Crowder, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities, UTMB), R. Amerisa Waters, B.F.A., M.A. (Doctoral Program, Institute for the Medical Humanities) and Megan Antonetti-Elford (second year student, School of Medicine, UTMB).

The exhibit was funded through the generosity of the Osler Scholars, John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.

 

Dates: 3/2/2015 - 3/31/2015

Times: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Second Floor, Moody Medical Library 

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Contact:     Email: Paula Summerly, PhD     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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Annual Disclosure Period Ends March 31, 2015
First Published 3/4/2015

Research Conflicts of Interest annual disclosure period has begun and will end March 31, 2015. It is required that all those responsible for the design, conduct, and reporting of research complete and submit a financial disclosure for outside activities completed in 2014. This disclosure process is submitted using the UT System Outside Activity Portal, which can be accessed at http://outsideactivity.utsystem.edu/.

New for the 2014 disclosure period, for those with no interests to disclose, a “No Activity” button has been added to the Home Portal to facilitate a more straightforward negative disclosure process—simply click the button, check the box for "I have nothing to disclose" and finalize your negative disclosure for 2014.

Multiple resources are available at the COI website, located at http://www.utmb.edu/coi/, including detailed walkthroughs of the disclosure process, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the COI Office at coi.in@utmb.eduor 409-266-9435.  

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Contact:     Email: coi.in@utmb.edu     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 409.266.9435
 
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Mondays in March 2015 Begin March 9 with Health System Update
First Published 3/4/2015

The university’s annual Mondays in March series begins March 9 with a Health System Update by Donna K. Sollenberger, Executive Vice President and CEO of the UTMB Health System, at noon in Levin Hall Main Auditorium. Everyone is encouraged either to attend in person or to view the sessions remotely.

At Mondays in March, UTMB’s executive leaders will provide a mid-fiscal-year update specific to each mission area, with a focus on our four essential strategic priorities: People, Value, Strategic Management and Growth, and Resources, as part of our Road Ahead institutional vision. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about plans for the future of UTMB and our mission.

Employees are encouraged to submit questions to leadership, which will be addressed as time permits. Questions can be submitted via the “Contact Us” tab on the Employee Advisory Council website.

Information on remote viewing coming soon.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 9, 2015
Health System Update
Donna K. Sollenberger
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
UTMB Health System

Monday, March 16, 2015
Academic Enterprise Update
Dr. Danny O. Jacobs
Executive Vice President and Provost
Dean, School of Medicine

Monday, March 23, 2015
Business and Finance Update
Cheryl A. Sadro
Executive Vice President and Chief Business and Finance Officer

Monday, March 30, 2015
UTMB Update
Dr. David L. Callender
President

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Contact:     Email: Mary Havard     For: Marketing and Communications     Phone: 409-772-8779
 
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Your 2014 eW-2 Form Is Now Available
First Published 3/2/2015

Employee W-2 information is now available to view and print in UTMB’s ESS module. If you are on campus or directly connected to the UTMB network, please click link for Employee Self Service.

W-2 information is located under the Payroll and Compensation menu.

Employee access from offsite or home location is available via VPN and My Citrix.

Contact:     Email: Tish Bratcher     For: Finance/Payroll Services     Phone: (409) 747-8078
 
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THE FOURTH GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: SAFETY
First Published 3/2/2015

If you’re dependent on eyeglasses or contacts to see clearly, getting separated from your glasses or contacts can be a constant worry. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and not having to fumble for your glasses. LASIK may be the answer.

LASIK eye care specialist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley offers patients excellence, experience and value. In alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, UTMB’s Dr. Merkley now is offering UTMB employees custom LASIK at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and their family members.

With more than 17 years of LASIK experience, Dr. Merkley usesproven wavefront and excimer LASIK technology to provide a completely customized LASIK experience to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Wondering if LASIK is right for you? Call 1-866-685-6995 today 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.

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Contact:     Email: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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Registration Open for the Second UTMB Health EBP National Conference
First Published 3/2/2015

Registration Open for the Second UTMB Health EBP National Conference

April 17-18, 2015

The purpose of the 2015 conference is to share, explore and examine real-world approaches in energizing the nursing workforce to become a knowledge-force...ready to surf the waves and tides of EBP to transform nursing practice into "The Practice" for today and of the future.

Learn and network to advance your capacity to:

·         Discuss tactical and strategic application of EBP in a transforming healthcare

·         Describe  EBP as a catalyst for accelerating evolutionary and/or radical practice innovation

·         Revisit the EBP skills set and creative application in promoting everyday excellence

·         Gain new insights  about actionable plans to embed EBP in collaborative environments

We are offering concurrent sessions. The choice is entirely yours! You can select from either one or a combination of tracks:

·         LEARNING track will engage you to revisit the EBP skills set to guide your clinical inquiry journey

·         LAUNCHING track will challenge you to transfer/adapt EBP strategies/initiatives from various ecosystems into your own practice setting

·         LEADING track will empower you to critically question issues and trends in enculturating EBP and cultivating a culture of innovation

University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

You will receive CNE contact hours for the conference sessions you attend. 
According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission
on Accreditation guidelines, 60 minutes = 1 contact hour. 
 You may earn up to 11.33 contact hours for full participation in the 2-day EBP conference.

Non-Endorsement of Products: Accredited status does not imply endorsement by University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.  Commercial support or sponsorship, including financial or in-kind, of an educational activity by a specific organization or corporation does not imply endorsement by the University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education.


The planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships related to the planning or implementation of this CNE activity.

 

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Contact:     Email: Dolly Sanares-Carreon     For: Nursing Program Development     Phone: (409) 747-7367
 
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The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
First Published 3/2/2015

 

The Department of Pharmacology &Toxicology

 

Presents

 

Michael L. Gross, PhD

 

 

Professor, Editor of J. Am. Soc. Spectrom.

 

Principal Investigator, Washington University MS Research Resource

 

Department of Chemistry

 

 

Washington University

 

St. Louis, MO

 



Can Mass Spectrometry Play a Role in Protein Biophysics and Structural Proteomics

 

Friday, March 6, 2015

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

1.206 Research Building 6 Auditorium

 

Hosted by: Whitney Yin, MD, PhD

Contact:     Email: Barbara Salmon     For: Pharmacology     Phone: 24923
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Lynn Felts
First Published 2/25/2015

 

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Lynn Felts

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 11, 2015

9:30 A.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

PROCOLLAGEN BIOSYNTHESIS AND OSTEOBLAST MALFUNCTION IN THE G610C MOUSE MODEL OF OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

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

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

Kyung Choi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Sergey Leikin, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Section on Physical Biochemistry at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Dan Sackett, Ph.D. Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biophysics at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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PMCH Seminar Series
First Published 3/2/2015

 “The Changing World of Post-Acute Care: Reform and Readmission”

Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
Professor & Director
UTMB Rehabilitation Sciences

Thursday, March 5th
Noon
1.104 Ewing Hall

Lunch Provided

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: PMCH     Phone: 21128
 
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New February Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 3/2/2015

In this issue:

 

Avoid the Line of Fire: Sharps Safety Awareness

Save the Date for a Special Lecture:

“Risky Business: Blood Exposures in the Healthcare Setting”

Angleton Danbury Campus Happenings

UTMB Neuromuscular Program: At the Forefront of Electrodiagnostic Expertise

JournalPublishes UTMB Nurses’ Work in EBP Literacy

Registration Now Open: UTMB Health EBP National Conference

Using Chronic Disease Management Registries to Improve Patient Care

Colorectal Awareness Month

UTMB Diversity Council: Unconscious Bias

Now Open: UTMB Blood Center and Pediatric Care & Pediatric Urgent Care

Nursing Referral Bonus Blitz

Knights of Momus King Visits UTMB

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

 

TROUBLE OPENING? CLICK HERE

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Contact:     Email: Erin Lesly Swearingen     For: Health System Adminstration     Phone: 73825
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 3/2/2015

 

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
March 4, 2014
8:00 a.m.
6.106 Mccullough Building


"Modern Hand Surgery: Where are we now?"
 

Kevin Murphy, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery

Department of Surgery

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Describe some commonly encountered hand conditions.  
2. Demonstrate advances in management of some common hand conditions. 
3. Improve awareness of surgical and technological refinements in hand surgery.
    

Educational Method: Lecture

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

Disclosure Statement (Speaker): Dr. Murphy has no 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) 772-0531     Fax: (409) 772-5611
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 3/2/2015

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents  

“Post-exposure prophylaxis for Marburg virus disease using recombinant Vesicular stomatitis virus” 

by

Courtney Williams

Research Interest: Virology
Mentor: Thomas W. Geisbert, PhD

Friday, March 6, 2015

Levin Hall 3.324

 

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 409-772-2322
 
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BE WISE, IMMUNIZE!
First Published 3/2/2015

IMMUNIZATION FORUM

Join Dr. Patricia Beach, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at UTMB, as we explore vaccinations from a clinical provider's perspective.

We will be learning to address specific patient concerns with the flu shot and use motivational interviewing to encourage vaccination.

This will be an interactive discussion - bring any questions or concerns regarding vaccinations!

FREE LUNCH from Olympia Grill for the first 50 guests to arrive.

Wednesday, March 4

12:00 - 1:00pm

SON Building, Room 1.402/1.408

Sponsored by AMA, TMA, Rene Laennec Osler Student Society and the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine

 

Contact:     Email: Leanne Green     For: McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: 409/747-9685
 
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Track Student Scholarly Presentation - Please Note Room Change
First Published 3/3/2015

The UTMB School of Medicine Presents Three Track Student Scholarly Presentations:

Hispanic Health Care in the United States and Abroad: Diseases, Travel Consultations & Immigration Physicals
Jasmeet Kaur

Healthy & Sikh: Exploring & Targeting Lifestyle Decisions
Jasmeet Kaur

Effect of Fms-like Tyrosine Kinase-3 Ligand on Dendritic Cell Activation and Survival
Dennis Hu

Date/Time:
March 5, 2015, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location:
Research Building 6, Room 1.102


Pizza will be provided for all attendees who RSVP.  Please provide your own drink.  RSVP:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UDqTVhnYqrdCKgN2cQr-NySuQkVlpJTda1KILKFs7ZI/viewform?usp=send_form

UTMB's Areas of Scholarly Concentration
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while completing the 4-year Integrated Medical Curriculum

Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Office of Clinical Education     Phone: (409) 747-1850
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 3/3/2015

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

John F. de Groot, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

"Antiangiogenic inhibitor therapies in glioblastoma:  Past, Present & Future"

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

 

Objectives:

1.  Define the role of antiangiogenic therapy in the treatment of glioblastoma.

2.  Identify specific mechanisms of resistance to antiangiogenic therapy.

3.  Describe potential therapeutic approaches to overcome resistance and improve patient outcomes.

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. de Groot 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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Your Expertise is Needed!
First Published 3/3/2015

Expertise from UTMB faculty, staff, and students is needed!  Please volunteer to judge at the annual Harmony Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 7th in Houston, Texas. Harmony Public Schools Center for STEM Education will host over 30 schools at the event. Top projects will receive awards and trips to international competitions. If you are willing to provide a few hours of your time, please contact Farjana Yasmin at fyasmin@harmonytx.org to volunteer or for additional information.

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Contact:     Email: Michele Marquette     For: Office of Educational Outreach     Phone: 29118
 
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**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MARCH 17, 2015**
First Published 3/3/2015

The John P. McGovern

Academy of Oslerian Medicine

invites you to a

Meeting of the 67th UTMB Osler Club

(Dedicated to the application of Oslerian principles to

contemporary medicine and medical education.)

 Tuesday, March 17, 2015

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Open Gates Conference Center

2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX

 

Dialogue and Dinner:

“Stir up the Brethren”

Pamela J. Miller, BA

Retired History of Medicine Librarian

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

McGill Library

 and

“Community Psychiatry: Then and Now”

Jacqueline G. Posada, BS

Senior Medical Student, Osler Student Scholar

John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine

The University of Texas Medical Branch

 

A light buffet supper will be served.

Admission is free, but space is limited.  Reservations are advised.

For reservations, or to register for CME credit, contact Rosemary Lindley

or Sharron Mosley, ext. 79680 or mcacadem@utmb.edu

_________________________________________

 Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  All members of the UTMB and surrounding communities.

Pamela Miller’s Objectives:

  1. Discuss three scientific research collections.
  2. Point to ethical issues relating to acquiring specimens.
  3. Assess the value of these collections today.

Sub-objectives:

  1. Review the context in which Osler worked.
  2. Illustrate the importance of his leadership role.

Jacqueline Posada’s Objectives:

  1. Describe the history and philosophy of community psychiatry, with special attention paid to the passing of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963.
    • Review the events leading to the development and deterioration of institutions surrounding community psychiatry
    • Discuss how community psychiatry is presently defined.
  2. Define Deinstitutionalization and review its progression in the United States.
    • Discuss the interplay of deinstitutionalization with community psychiatry.
  3. Discuss the ethics of how medical institutions enter politics, especially through prevention efforts.
    • Illustrate how in 1963 the Community psychiatry saw itself as a political movement in its goal to shape a social environment in the United States.

Disclosure Statement (Speakers):  Pamela Miller nor Jacqueline Posada have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Drs. Jack Alperin 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 1AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethics Statement:  UTMB designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour in ethics/professional responsibility. 

Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: ext. 79680
 
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