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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
MONDAY - "The Evolution of Accuracy Requirements for Glucose Meters: How We Got to the Recent FDA Draft Guidances"
Welcome Reception for Cheryl A. Sadro, CPA, Executive Vice President & Chief Business and Finance Officer
OFFICE OF BIOSTATISTICS - QUANTITATIVE METHODS SEMINAR
PMCH Seminar Series
Scheduled Network Maintenance Waverly Smith Pavilion
Van Pool for Angleton
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
REVISED: NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar - 11/03/14
November R.A.D. Class

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
***Moody Medical Library Classes – November/December 2014***10/30/2014
TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK10/30/2014
2014 Bay Area Heart Walk10/17/2014
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar10/27/2014
Galveston Aging Care Network10/27/2014
UTMB HEALTH TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM (TCP) for FY1510/27/2014
Society for Neuroscience-Galveston Photo Scavenger Hunt10/27/2014
UTMB HEALTH TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM (TCP) for FY1510/29/2014
Office of Technology Transfer is Moving10/29/2014
Save the Date - Friday, Nov 14th - 2014 Bay Area Dementia Seminar10/29/2014
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS10/30/2014
UTMB EYE HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OPTICAL CENTER DEBUTS ITS NEW "CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE10/30/2014

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 10/31/2014

 

“Regulation of host and viral gene expression

by coronavirus nsp1 protein”

 

Presented by

 

Shinji Makino, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor

Edgar and Mary Frances Monteith Distinguished Professorship in Viral Genetics

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston, Texas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

November 6, 2014

4:00 p.m.

 

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY:  Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco 

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: BMB     Phone: 22742
 
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> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
First Published 10/31/2014

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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MONDAY - "The Evolution of Accuracy Requirements for Glucose Meters: How We Got to the Recent FDA Draft Guidances"
First Published 10/31/2014

THE MEYER BODANSKY MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP
IN EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY

announces

Mitchell G. Scott, PhD
2014 Meyer Bodansky Visiting Professor

Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine
Co-Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri


presenting

"The Evolution of Accuracy Requirements for Glucose Meters:  How We Got to the Recent FDA Draft Guidances"

Monday, November 3, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
William C. Levin Hall, 2.220 North Auditorium

(Reception to follow from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Levin Hall Foyer)

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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Welcome Reception for Cheryl A. Sadro, CPA, Executive Vice President & Chief Business and Finance Officer
First Published 10/31/2014
Dr. David L. Callender 
President, UTMB Health
 
cordially invites
 
the faculty, staff, students and friends of
The University of Texas Medical Branch
 
to a reception welcoming
 
 
Cheryl A. Sadro, CPA
Executive Vice President & Chief Business and Finance Officer
 
 
Monday, November 3, 2014
4–6 p.m.
Caduceus Room
6th Floor, Administration Building 
 
Parking will be available in the Administration Building Parking Garage
on 6th and Market Street. Tokens will be provided.
 
Please respond by Friday, October 31, to Amanda Simpson
Office of University Events, at events.oua@utmb.edu or 409.747.6735
Contact:     Email: Amanda Simpson     For: University Events     Phone: 409-747-6739
 
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OFFICE OF BIOSTATISTICS - QUANTITATIVE METHODS SEMINAR
First Published 10/31/2014

“Shrinkage Methods and Functional Mixed Models for the Analysis of Large Data” 

Hyunsu Ju, PhD
Office of Biostatistics

TUESDAY, NOV 4
NOON TO 1PM

EWING HALL, ROOM 1.104
 

lunch provided
 

Contact:     Email: Alisa Halla     For: PMCH     Phone: 26355
 
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PMCH Seminar Series
First Published 10/31/2014

Protein and Healthy Aging
 

Douglas Paddon-Jones, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism

Thursday, November 6th
Noon
1.104 Ewing Hall

Lunch Provided

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: PMCH     Phone: 772.1128
 
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Scheduled Network Maintenance Waverly Smith Pavilion
First Published 10/31/2014

On Tuesday evening, November 4th, 2014, from 5pm to 7pm (2 hours) the computer network will be intermittently unavailable due to network maintenance. This will impact all computer and network-connected devices in the Waverly Smith Pavilion building

Contact:     Email: Christian Martinez     For: IS-Ops-Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Van Pool for Angleton
First Published 10/31/2014

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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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 10/31/2014

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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REVISED: NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar - 11/03/14
First Published 10/31/2014

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

Arun Sreekumar, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology   
Baylor College of Medicine   
Houston, TX

Title: Metabolics as a Tool to Study Cancer

Monday, November 3, 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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November R.A.D. Class
First Published 10/31/2014

UTMB Police Department will be hosting its RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Classes November 4th - November 6th, 2014 from 5pm- 9pm.

Last day for registration will be today, Friday, October 31, 2014.

Contact:     Email: Officer J. Carr     For: Police Department     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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***Moody Medical Library Classes – November/December 2014***
First Published 10/30/2014

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

Face to Face Classes

  • Cochrane Library – November 4, 9-10 a.m.
  • EndNote Basic – November 5, 4-5 p.m.
  • Find It @UTMB – November 10, 4-5 p.m.
  • Web of Science – November 12, noon-1 p.m.
  • PubMed – November 17, noon-1 p.m.
  • Measuring Research Impact – November 18, 9-10 a.m.

 Webinars:

  • My NCBI – November 19, 9-10 a.m.
  • Who’s Citing You? – November 20, noon-1 p.m.
  • Ovid Medline – December 2, 9-10 a.m.
  • EndNote Basic – December 4, noon-1 p.m.
  • Library Survival Skills – December 5, noon-1 p.m.
  • Find It @UTMB – December 9, noon-1 p.m.
  • PubMed – December 10, 9-10 a.m.
  • Measuring Research Impact – December 11, 9-10 a.m.
  • Web of Science – December 12, noon-1 p.m.

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

House Calls

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

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

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Contact:     Email: Julie Trumble     For: Moody Medical Library     Phone: 409-772-3642
 
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TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK
First Published 10/30/2014

Tired of the expense and hassle of eyeglasses? LASIK eye surgery can reduce your need for eyeglasses or contacts, saving you hundreds of dollars a year.

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

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

 Wondering if LASIK is right for you? Call 1-866-685-6995 to schedule your free LASIK evaluation at Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

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

Contact:     Email: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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2014 Bay Area Heart Walk
First Published 10/17/2014
NOV. 1, 2014 Bay Area Heart Walk Kemah Boardwalk Sponsored by UTMB Health Join a UTMB Health team: Emergency Services - Valerie Brumfield UTMB Heart & Soul Cardiac - Nikki Williams UTMB Radical Interventions - Jennifer Geer UTMB Health - Annette Macias-Hoag UTMB APCS - Nicole Young UTMB Cardiac Rads - Belinda Escamilla UTMB Cardiology Chicks - Demitra Love UTMB Invasive Cardiology - Luisa Anderson UTMB Respiratory Care/Sleep/Neurology/Vascular - Denise McElyea UTMB Team Emergency Department - Jacklyn Lua UTMB Texas Transplant Center - Blair Brown UTMB The Arrhythmics - Lisa Vaughn http://www.bayareaheartwalk.org
Contact:     Email: Kristen Perkins     For: Hospital Administration     Phone: 409-772-4242
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 10/27/2014

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents 

"Contributions of the Nipah Virus P Gene Products to pathogenesis in the Ferret Model"

by

Ben Satterfield 

Research Interest: Virology

Mentor: Thomas Geisbert, PhD

 Friday, October 31, 2014

Levin Hall 3.324

 

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Contact:     Email: Aneth Zertuche     For: Microbiology and Immunology     Phone: 772-2322
 
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Galveston Aging Care Network
First Published 10/27/2014

 

 

Improving the Quality of Life for Aging Individuals through Awareness and 

Networking with Aging Care Professionals in the Galveston Area.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

8:00-9:00 am

UTMB Primary Care Pavilion

400 Harborside Drive, Galveston

Entrance A - Room 2.118

(free parking; please park on the side of the building)

Breakfast, networking and program

"Diets in the Elderly:  Do's and Don'ts and What to Look Out For"

Elizabeth Jaramillo, MD

Asst. Professor, UTMB

 

Facility Sponsor:  UTMB

Healthy Breakfast Sponsor:   Guardian Angels Home Health  

GACN meets on the 1st Friday of each month

For questions please contact Kristen (kristen@rahgalveston.com)

 

Thank you to our founding organizations:

Sealy Center on Aging's Center for Spirituality of Aging,Concord Assisted Living, Libbie's Place Senior Day Program, OLLI at UTMB and Right at Home.

 

Contact:     Email: Michelle Sierpina     For: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute     Phone: 409-763-5604
 
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UTMB HEALTH TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM (TCP) for FY15
First Published 10/27/2014

UTMB HEALTH TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM (TCP) for FY15

BACKGROUND

One of the institutional goals of UTMB Health is to support and promote technology transfer and commercialization of research discoveries. The TCP will provide seed funds to support the commercialization of discoveries created at the UTMB Health. The funds for the TCP will be available from the UTMB Health President’s Royalty Fund.

PROGRAM POLICIES AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

ELIGIBILITY

  • All UTMB faculty are eligible to submit the application to the UTMB Health TCP.
  • The technology to be developed and commercialized is based upon efforts of a present UTMB faculty member or researcher, and has the potential to provide meaningful healthcare benefits.
  • A UTMB Invention Disclosure (ID) Form describing the technology is submitted to the Office of Technology Transfer. Those who have an invention are encouraged to submit the ID form before the complete proposal deadline.

 All eligible and interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Commercialization of Research Findings (CRF) Workshopon December 4, 2014 (2-4 PM) at Levin Hall North for more information. This workshop will be jointly presented by the Office of the VP Research, Institute for Human Infection and Immunity, and the Office of Technology Transfer.

In addition to the workshop, applicants are also encouraged to consider taking the course on "Successful Entrepreneurshiphttp://www.its.utmb.edu/innovation/entrepreneurship_courses.htmlto enhance their understanding of the steps in commercialization of technologies and development of a successful startup business.  

 LETTER OF INTENT (LOI)

The LOI is required for planning the review of complete proposal application. Please submit the LOI (no more than one page) including the name and contact information for the PI, names of the key personnel, title of the proposal, and a brief description of the following:

  • Intellectual Property Status (Invention Disclosure, Pending Patent applications, issued Patents).
  • Technology Solution (A brief overview of technology approach, and proposed solution, and how the proposed plan of work will advance the commercial potential of the technology).  

The letter of intent is dueby5 PM, Dec.15, 2014, and should be sent to


Research Services

C/O: Ms. Lucia (Lucy) Cardenas-Gonzales

            E: lcgonzal@utmb.edu


FULL PROPOSAL

Full proposal (4 pages long)in NIH SBIR/STTR Phase I formatwill bedue on January 21, 2015, and further information for full proposal will be provided at the CRF workshop on Dec. 4, 2014. All applications will be reviewed by a standing committee based on Significance, PI, Innovation, Approach, Environment, and Commercialization potential of the technology/discovery. The processes related to review and selection of projects, administration of funds, and evaluation of progress on the project will be administered through joint efforts of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) and the Office of the Vice President Research.

 FUNDING AVAILABLE

Approximately, $500,000 in funding will be available annually for the next three years with the possibility of extension depending on the success of the program and availability of funds. It is anticipated that a project will be funded for a maximum of $50,000 for a year. The extension of funding for 2nd year will be on competitive basis and will take into consideration the recipient achieving the set milestones and showing adequate progress during the first year. Awards are anticipated to be made by March 1, 2015.

Please contact Dr. Sundeep Mattamana (E: sumattam@utmb.edu) or Dr. Nisha J Garg (E: nigarg@utmb.edu) for any questions or further information.

 

Contact:     Email: Kelley A. Prevou     For: Research Services     Phone: 409 747-1987     Fax: 409 747-9598
 
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Society for Neuroscience-Galveston Photo Scavenger Hunt
First Published 10/27/2014

GALVESTON PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
BENEFITING THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

NOVEMBER 22, 2014

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
https://crowdrise.com/scavengerhuntgalveston

 The Galveston Photo Scavenger Hunt is a fundraiser benefiting the Alzheimer's Association, hosted by the
Society for Neuroscience, Galveston Chapter, a UTMB student organization.  Teams will race to find locations on Galveston Island based on a list of clues to win prizes and awards in this photo scavenger hunt.  The hunt will take place on November 22, and will begin and end at
Stuttgarden Tavern on the Strand.  The hunt begins at 2pm, with check-in starting at 1pm.  Drink specials at the after-race party for participants with valid ID.  Teams of 4-5 may compete. 

A minimum donation of $10 per person is required.  Teams which raise $100 or individuals who raise $25 will receive a t-shirt.  All
proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association.  Prizes will be awarded to the team which raises the most money
and the team that finishes first with the most completed clues. 

Contact:     Email: Elizabeth Crofton     For: Neuroscience and Cell Biology     Phone: 409-747-7063     Fax: 409-772-3381
 
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UTMB HEALTH TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM (TCP) for FY15
First Published 10/29/2014

UTMB HEALTH TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM (TCP) for FY15

 

BACKGROUND

One of the institutional goals of UTMB Health is to support and promote technology transfer and commercialization of research discoveries. The TCP will provide seed funds to support the commercialization of discoveries created at the UTMB Health. The funds for the TCP will be available from the UTMB Health President’s Royalty Fund.

PROGRAM POLICIES AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

ELIGIBILITY

  • All UTMB faculty are eligible to submit the application to the UTMB Health TCP.
  • The technology to be developed and commercialized is based upon efforts of a present UTMB faculty member or researcher, and has the potential to provide meaningful healthcare benefits.
  • A UTMB Invention Disclosure (ID) Form describing the technology is submitted to the Office of Technology Transfer. Those who have an invention are encouraged to submit the ID form before the complete proposal deadline.

 All eligible and interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Commercialization of Research Findings (CRF) Workshop on December 4, 2014 (2-4 PM) at Levin Hall North for more information. This workshop will be jointly presented by the Office of the VP Research, Institute for Human Infection and Immunity, and the Office of Technology Transfer.

In addition to the workshop, applicants are also encouraged to consider taking the course on "Successful Entrepreneurshiphttp://www.its.utmb.edu/innovation/entrepreneurship_courses.htmlto enhance their understanding of the steps in commercialization of technologies and development of a successful startup business.  

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI)

The LOI is required for planning the review of complete proposal application. Please submit the LOI (no more than one page) including the name and contact information for the PI, names of the key personnel, title of the proposal, and a brief description of the following:

  • Intellectual Property Status (Invention Disclosure, Pending Patent applications, issued Patents).
  • Technology Solution (A brief overview of technology approach, and proposed solution, and how the proposed plan of work will advance the commercial potential of the technology).  

The letter of intent is due by 5:00 PM, Dec.15, 2014, and should be sent to

Research Services

C/O: Ms. Lucia (Lucy) Cardenas-Gonzales at  lcgonzal@utmb.edu


FULL PROPOSAL

Full proposal (4 pages long)in NIH SBIR/STTR Phase I formatwill bedue on January 21, 2015, and further information for full proposal will be provided at the CRF workshop on Dec. 4, 2014. All applications will be reviewed by a standing committee based on Significance, PI, Innovation, Approach, Environment, and Commercialization potential of the technology/discovery. The processes related to review and selection of projects, administration of funds, and evaluation of progress on the project will be administered through joint efforts of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) and the Office of the Vice President Research.

 FUNDING AVAILABLE

Approximately, $500,000 in funding will be available annually for the next three years with the possibility of extension depending on the success of the program and availability of funds. It is anticipated that a project will be funded for a maximum of $50,000 for a year. The extension of funding for 2nd year will be on competitive basis and will take into consideration the recipient achieving the set milestones and showing adequate progress during the first year. Awards are anticipated to be made by March 1, 2015.

Please contact Dr. Sundeep Mattamana (E: sumattam@utmb.edu) or Dr. Nisha J Garg (E: nigarg@utmb.edu) for any questions or further information.

 

  

Contact:     Email: Kelley A. Prevou     For: Research Services     Phone: 409 747-1987     Fax: 409 747-9598
 
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Office of Technology Transfer is Moving
First Published 10/29/2014

The Office of Technology Transfer currently located in MRB 3.200 will be closed beginning Friday October 31, 2014 at 1 pm and will reopen on Wednesday November 5, 2014

Beginning that Wednesday, feel free to come by and check out our newly reopened offices in the Customs House 1700 Strand, Suite 1.200

Contact:     Email: Ed Woods     For: Office of Technology Transfer     Phone: 409-772-0371
 
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Save the Date - Friday, Nov 14th - 2014 Bay Area Dementia Seminar
First Published 10/29/2014

The Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium (ETGEC-C) present:

2014 Bay Area Dementia Seminar:  Enhancing Dementia Care

WHEN:  Friday, November 14

TIME:  8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: College of the Mainland, LRC 131, 1200 N Amburn Rd., Texas City, TX 77591

Topics include “Update on Alzheimer’s Research,” “Progressing Through Alzheimer’s,” and “Healthy Living.”  The seminar will provide 3 FREE CEUs for nurses and social workers and is open to professionals as well as caregivers and the community.

Registration is free.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Please contact Krista Bohn at kbohn@alz.org or 713-314-1313 to register.

Click for more information
Contact:     Email: Krista Bohn     For: Alzheimer's Association - ETGEC-C     Phone: 713-314-1313
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 10/30/2014

MONDAY, November 3, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
GNL 1.100


Clinical Guidelines Based Upon Poorly Standardized Laboratory Methods: What Clinicians May Not Know

presented by

Mitchell G. Scott, PhD,
 Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine

Co-Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri


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

 

1.  List at least three clinical guidelines that depend upon absolute cutoff values using laboratory markers that are not standardized.

2.  Discuss the underlying reasons why immunoassays can be difficult to standardize using PTH as an example.

3.  Recognize the importance of intraindividual biological variability when using laboratory test “cutoffs” to make therapeutic decisions.

4.  Describe one example when the laboratory community has “fixed” a previously non-standardized test that is commonly used in

      clinical guidelines.

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Scott has disclosed the following financial relationship(s) with commercial interests: Grant/Research Support…Abbott, Siemens and Consultant…Diabetes Technology Society, Becton-Dickinson, Instrumentation Laboratories

 

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 @ plgabril@utmb.edu by Friday, October 31st.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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UTMB EYE HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OPTICAL CENTER DEBUTS ITS NEW "CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE
First Published 10/30/2014

UTMB EYE HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OPTICAL CENTER DEBUTS ITS NEW "CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE"

UTMB Eye Health, University optical center opens "Children's Boutique" within the optical center in the Ophthalmology and Visual Science building in Galveston.  This Children's boutique carries a wide variety of affordable kids' eyewear with trendy and stylish eyeglasses from popular and reliable brands such as MiraFlex, RayBan, Kensie Girl, Thalia, Lilly Putlzer, Ninja Turtles, Cantera and K12.

MiraFlex, a frame line ideal for young children require no adjustments or replacement parts, because there are no screws, nose pads and no hinges.  They are hypoallergenic, soft, light material and adapts to your child's facial structure.  MiraFlex frames holds any prescription to correct preemie and infants needs and are available to fit preteens as well.

Our expert pediatric team of doctors; Irene Tung, MD, Mohamed Soliman, MD, Praveena Gupta, OD, and Matthew Crookston, OD. offer comprehensive eye exams for all ages that provide services for eyeglasses and contact lenses, cataract evaluations, and treatment of glaucoma, retinal diseases, blocked tear ducts, lazy eye and pediatric eye misalignment.

Call today and schedule your eye appointment with on of our expert team of doctors.

We are now providers for Block Vision, Traditional Medicaid and Superior Vision.

  • 700 University Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Open 8am - 6pm, Monday - Friday

Appointment:  409-747-5800

Questions:  409-747-5823

 

 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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