UTMB Announcements for 1/29/2015

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Track Student Scholarly Presentation
UTMB EYE HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OPTICAL HAS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY PATIENTS
TODAY **** Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology *****TODAY
SEMINAR - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
PORPHYRIAS SHORT COURSE
Today is the 2015 Children's Memorial Service
Employee Health Clinic Closed 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fri. Jan. 30
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Excellence in Servant Leadership Award Ceremony and Luncheon1/27/2015
> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <1/28/2015
Dr. Callender Hosts Town Hall Meeting on January 301/27/2015
New NIH Salary Cap1/22/2015
***** Weight Loss Seminar *****1/27/2015
Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed1/28/2015
Safety Watch Program1/27/2015
Got Respect? Positive Relationships - An Open Forum for Staff1/28/2015
NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar - February 21/28/2015
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds1/28/2015
Texas City Area Vanpool1/28/2015
Science Fair Judges Needed for Mainland Prep Academy-Saturday, Feb. 71/28/2015

Track Student Scholarly Presentation
First Published 1/29/2015

The UTMB School of Medicine Presents a Track Student Scholarly Presentation:

Rural Health Care Presentation
Meagan Dodd

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

Location:
Research Building 6, Room 1.108

Pizza will be provided for all attendees who RSVP.  Please provide your own drink.  RSVP:
http://goo.gl/forms/Cc17uVNgQA

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

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Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Office of Clinical Education     Phone: (409) 747-1850
 
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UTMB EYE HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OPTICAL HAS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY PATIENTS
First Published 1/29/2015

UTMB EYE HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OPTICAL HAS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY PATIENTS

UTMB Eye Health, University Optical is now offering the latest dispensing technology.  The VisiOffice system delivers the most unique, personalized experience which is important to today's tech-savvy patients.  Our new system provides the most accurate and precise measurements for delivering the latest in technologically-advanced eye wear including the new digital progressive lens design.

Our new system has a unique camera and video screen that lets you compare yourself in four frames at once.  You can enjoy trying four different frame styles which are recorded and view them with your current eyeglasses, you never have to worry about not being able to see while looking for new eyewear again. 

This unique dispensing platform offers our patients detailed and consumer friendly education modules to access different prescription lens options and special treatments available to our patients from Crizal AntiReflective treatments, Transition lenses to new digital progressive lens designs that are customized to your prescription.

UTMB Eye Health, University Optical is constantly evolving to provide our patients with superior products to ensure your overall satisfaction with your new eyewear.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Praveena Gupta or Dr. Matthew Crookston.

  • 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Open 8am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday

Appointments:  409-747-5800

Questions:  409-747-5823 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5823
 
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TODAY **** Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology *****TODAY
First Published 1/29/2015

 

“How the proteasome selects its targets:  is there

a second code?”

 

Presented by

 

Andreas Thomas Matouschek, Ph.D., Professor

Department of Molecular Biosciences

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

January 29, 2015

4:00 p.m.

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY: Maga Rowicka-Kudlicka  

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: BMB     Phone: 22742
 
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SEMINAR - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
First Published 1/29/2015

SEMINAR
Department of Biochemistry Molecular Biology

Regulation of microRNA Maturation in the DNA Damage Response     

Faculty Recruit

Dr. Guohui Wan
Post-doctoral Fellow
Universtiy of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

February 5, 2015
4:00 p.m.
2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME  

Contact:     Email: Shirley Broz     For: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 409-772-2281     Fax: 409-772-4298
 
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LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
First Published 1/29/2015

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 their 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 their 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.

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Contact:     Email: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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PORPHYRIAS SHORT COURSE
First Published 1/29/2015

PORPHYRIAS SHORT COURSE

January 30, 2015 – February 1, 2015

 

This 2½ day course is offered by the UTMB Porphyria Center and the NIH-sponsored Porphyrias Consortium.  The program includes speakers from the 6 sites of the Porphyrias Consortium (UTMB, Mount Sinai, U of Alabama, U of Utah, UC San Francisco, and Wake Forest) as well as case discussions and patient testimonials.  CME credit is available for physicians.

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If you would like to attend, please contact Dr. Karl Anderson by email: kanderso@utmb.eduas space is limited. 

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Contact:     Email: Karl Anderson     For: PMCH     Phone: 772-9092
 
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Today is the 2015 Children's Memorial Service
First Published 1/29/2015

The 2015 Children's Memorial Service is today, Thursday, January 29 at 3:30 pm in the Hospital Chapel, John Sealy 1.202.   Babies and Children who have died at UTMB or connected to UTMB will be remembered.  Mrs. Judith Briggs, Medical Language Interpreter, Pediatric Center at Bay Colony will be the guest speaker.  

Staff are invited to attend.  

Light refreshments will be provided following the ceremony. 

Contact:     Email: Kathy Ozenberger     For: Pastoral Care     Phone: ext 23979
 
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Employee Health Clinic Closed 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Fri. Jan. 30
First Published 1/29/2015

The Employee Health Clinic will be closed between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday January 30, for a departmental meeting.

Should you experience a work-related injury or an occupational exposure during this closure, please go to the nearest emergency room.

Contact:     Email: Employee Health Clinic     For: Human Resources     Phone: 409-747-9172     Fax: 409-747-9182
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 1/29/2015

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: Rochelle Simmons     For: Clinical Trials Office     Phone: 409-772-5503
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 1/29/2015

Monday, February 2, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


The Pathway from Patient to Provider to Pathology to Payer to Pocketbook:  Perspectives and Possibilities

presented by

Josanne Smathers, MBA, CMPE

Administrator – Hospital-Based Services (HBS)

UTMB - Galveston, TX

 

 

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

     Present an overview of Pathology billing and reimbursement

     Provide a brief understanding of payer perspectives

     Promote potential areas for vigilance and possible improvement

 

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Ms. Smathers 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, January 30th, 2015.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Excellence in Servant Leadership Award Ceremony and Luncheon
First Published 1/27/2015

The UTMB Diversity Council

cordially invites you to the

 

DR. MARTIN LUTHER K ING, JR.

EXCELLENCE IN SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARD CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON

 

featuring keynote speaker

Kelton D. Sams, Jr.

Author of "Growing Up in Galveston, Texas" and youth leader in the successful

desegregation of lunch counter in the City of Galveston, Texas.

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.

 

William C. Levin Hall Dining Room

11th and Market streets | Galveston, Texas

 

Please respond by January 26 to Robin Baker, Office of University Events,

at events.oua@utmb.edu or (409)747-6735.

 

Parking is available in the Parking Garage on 6th and Market streets.

 

The UTMB Diversity Council proudly presents the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Excellence in Servant Leadership Award Ceremony and Luncheon. The annual recognition ceremony celebrates the legacy of Dr. King by honoring faculty, students and staff who promote diversity, inclusion, civic engagement and service to UTMB and the greater community.

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Contact:     Email: Robin Baker     For: Office of University Events     Phone: 409-747-6735
 
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> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
First Published 1/28/2015

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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Dr. Callender Hosts Town Hall Meeting on January 30
First Published 1/27/2015

Please join President David Callender for the next UTMB Town Hall meeting at noon Jan. 30 in Levin Hall Auditorium. As we move forward into a new year, Dr. Callender will note some of UTMB’s remarkable 2014 highlights and discuss plans for ensuring the success of UTMB’s mission in the future.

Please plan to attend Dr. Callender’s Town Hall, either in person, online or via the campus TV network. The meeting will include a Q & A session.

If you’d like to submit a question in advance to be read at the meeting (your name will not be used), see the options below. If time constraints do not allow every question to be asked at the meeting, Dr. Callender will be available after Town Hall to answer questions individually. And we’ll post questions and answers to the Town Hall website.

  • Click on the “Submit a Question” link on the Town Hall website (option on Employee Advisory Council blog to remain anonymous).
  • Or, send a confidential note via interoffice mail addressed to “Talk of the Town,” Route 0149. From off-campus: UTMB Talk of the Town, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0149.

Town Hall viewing options:

 

Contact:     Email: Raymond Brouillard     For: Marketing and Communications     Phone: 22618
 
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New NIH Salary Cap
First Published 1/22/2015

On December 16, 2014, NIH issued a notice concerning the implementation of the legislatively-mandated salary cap. The Executive Level II salary cap has been set at $183,300 effective January 11, 2015. Please see notice at:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-049.html

The Office of Sponsored Programs recommends using March 1, 2015, as the implementation date of the salary cap to coincide with the effort reporting period which will decrease the administrative burden. For questions, please contact your OSP Team  http://research.utmb.edu/AboutUs/OSP_MasterContactList.aspx

Contact:     Email: Melodi Moore     For: Research Services Research Education     Phone: 6-9428
 
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***** Weight Loss Seminar *****
First Published 1/27/2015

*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

 

UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, January 29, 2015

 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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Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
First Published 1/28/2015

The Badge Office and Police Administration Office will be closed, Friday, January 30th, 2015,  from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm for Dr. Callender's Town Hall Meeting.    

We apologize for any inconvenience.     

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Safety Watch Program
First Published 1/27/2015

The UTMB Police Department provides a Safety Watch program for employees, students and visitors.

During the hours of Dusk to Dawn, officers will either walk with the individuals or provide a ride in a UTMB Police Department vehicle to any location on campus or to the individual's vehicle if it is parked in one of the UTMB parking garages or lots.  This escort service is not provided to any location off campus.

Safety Watches may be requested by either telephoning UTMB Police Dispatch at (409) 772-2691 or asking an officer.

Depending upon the emergency and non-emergency services being provided by the UTMB Police Department at the time of the call, a Safety Watch is usually provided within fifteen minutes.

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Department     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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Got Respect? Positive Relationships - An Open Forum for Staff
First Published 1/28/2015

The UTMB Professionalism Committee is hosting an open discussion regarding RESPECT in the workplace for all staff on February 24th at noon in Rebecca Sealy, Room 1.104-1.106. The event will be facilitated by members of the Professionalism Committee, Barbara Bonificio, Director Patient Care Services and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and Meredith Masel, Program Manager, Oliver Center for Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare.  Lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited to 100.  RSVP required.  Please register early.   An hour of CNE* (professionalism or ethics) credit is available for nurses who attend the event. 

To register, call 71247 or register on line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NN3JXNS

 

* 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.  Nurses who attend this professional development activity will receive 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours The 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.
   

Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247     Fax: (409) 772-9944
 
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NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar - February 2
First Published 1/28/2015

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

K. Michael Pollard, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor  
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine    
The Scripps Research Institute  
La Jolla, CA 

Title: Environmental Exposure and Systemic Autoimmunity   

Monday, February 2, 2015 
5.521 Levin Hall  
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Contact:     Email: Shelly Lewis     For: NIEHS Center for Environmental Toxicology     Phone: 25610     Fax: 25650
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 1/28/2015

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

 

Treatment of Snake Bites

 

 

William J. Mileski, MD, FACS

Professor, Chief of Trauma Surgery

Chela and Jimmy Storm Distinguished Professorship in Surgical Research

Elaine Mantooth Fleming, MD, Professorship in Emergency Medicine

John P. McGovern Osler Scholar

Thursday, January 29, 2015

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Building #6, 1.206 Auditorium

 

 

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

1.       Understand identification of envenomation.

2.       Indications for antivenom administration.

3.       Identification of compartment syndrome.

 

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

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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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Texas City Area Vanpool
First Published 1/28/2015

Meet at Kroger parking lot on the corner of 146 & Palmer.  Ideal for your Monday - Friday 8-5.   For more information contact Julia Solis - jsolis@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: PMCH     Phone: 772-1128
 
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Science Fair Judges Needed for Mainland Prep Academy-Saturday, Feb. 7
First Published 1/28/2015

What: Mainland Preparatory Academy science fair for grades 3rd-5th
When: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7. Orientation is at 8:45 a.m. Judging begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Mainland Prep, 319 Newman Road, less than one block from Interstate-45 North in La Marque
To volunteer: Contact Rose Arthur at rarthur@mainlandprep.org or (409) 934-9307.

Judges are needed for this fun and fantastic elementary school level display of the scientific method. Those of you who volunteered in the past can truly look forward to even more interesting and exciting displays this year. Thank you in advance for your support.

  

 

  

Contact:     Email: Alicia C. Simmons     For: UTMB Educational Outreach     Phone: ext. 29119
 
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