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**TODAY** Pharmacology &Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series
VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus
Scheduled Xcelera Maintenance
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS
Family Medicine Clinics Offer Extended Weekday and Weekend Hours
Payroll and Asset Management Fiscal Year-End 2014 Deadlines
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
** ORDER FY 2014-15 CALENDAR/PLANNERS NOW **
2014 Professionalism Summit

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK7/24/2014
USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM7/23/2014
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***7/21/2014
The Final Oral Examination of Tiffany Mott7/8/2014
The Final Oral Examination of Mary Van Baalen7/16/2014
Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study7/23/2014
The Final Oral Examination of Paul Nicholls7/21/2014

**TODAY** Pharmacology &Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series
First Published 7/25/2014

Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Program

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

and

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Present a

Student Seminar

by

Sanaalarab Al Enazy

Graduate Assistant

"Targeted Prednisone Nanoparticles for Maternal Asthma Therapy During Pregnancy"

***TODAY***

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Basic Science Auditorium, 2.212

Contact:     Email: Penny S. Welsh     For: Pharmacology and Toxicology     Phone: 2-9626     Fax: 2-9642
 
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VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus
First Published 7/25/2014

Need to speak with a Representative from VALIC? Dena Yebernetsky will be on campus, Thursday, July 31st from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

To set up an appointment or for more information please contact her via email at Dena.Yebernetsky@valic.com or via phone 832-712-8056.

Contact:     Email: Dena Yebernetsky     For: Retirement     Phone: 832-712-8056
 
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Scheduled Xcelera Maintenance
First Published 7/25/2014

The Xcelera System will be down for upgrades starting the evening of Friday 7/25 through Sunday 7/27. 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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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 7/25/2014

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shriners Hospital for Children, 7th Floor Auditorium 

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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

“Correctional Psychiatry: The Final Frontier of Psychiatry” 

presented by:

 

Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP, FAPA

Clinical Professor

Director Mental Health Services

UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC)

Conroe TX 

 

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

  1. Define causes of the current psychiatric disease epidemic within adult and juvenile correctional settings.
  2. Examine the mental and medical health needs and service utilization of incarcerated patient populations.
  3. Describe the development of the UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC) health care system and how this is organized to provide access to care and coordinated service delivery.
  4. Differentiate unique evaluation and treatment roles, fiscal and legal challenges, and clinical presentations within correctional settings.
  5. Illustrate the development and implementation of telepsychiatry services, medication formularies, and disease management guidelines for correctional patient populations.

 Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

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

Contact:     Email: Nancy Evans     For: Psychiatry     Phone: 747-8302     Fax: 747-8300
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 7/25/2014

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shriners Hospital for Children, 7th Floor Auditorium 

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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

“Correctional Psychiatry: The Final Frontier of Psychiatry” 

presented by:

 

Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP, FAPA

Clinical Professor

Director Mental Health Services

UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC)

Conroe TX 

 

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

  1. Define causes of the current psychiatric disease epidemic within adult and juvenile correctional settings.
  2. Examine the mental and medical health needs and service utilization of incarcerated patient populations.
  3. Describe the development of the UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC) health care system and how this is organized to provide access to care and coordinated service delivery.
  4. Differentiate unique evaluation and treatment roles, fiscal and legal challenges, and clinical presentations within correctional settings.
  5. Illustrate the development and implementation of telepsychiatry services, medication formularies, and disease management guidelines for correctional patient populations.

 Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

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

Contact:     Email: Nancy Evans     For: Psychiatry     Phone: 747-8302     Fax: 747-8300
 
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Family Medicine Clinics Offer Extended Weekday and Weekend Hours
First Published 7/25/2014

The Family Medicine Island West Clinic, located at 6710 Stewart Road, is now seeing patients each Saturday from 9 am to noon.  The Saturday clinic sees patients with immediate care needs such as colds, infections, insect bites, sprains and minor injuries.  Please call the UTMB Health 24-Hour appointment line at 409-772-2222 to make a Saturday appointment. For a complete list of Saturday services please download our flyer here.  

For all routine care visits, well-check exams, perscription refill appointment and any condition that doesn’t require immediate attention, please schedule an appointment during any of the weekday hours, including the extended weekday hours at any of the Family Medicine clinics.  For more serious injury or illness please visit the UTMB Health Emergency Room. 

Family Medicine Clinic – Dickinson
HOURS: Tuesday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Mondays 8am – 7pm

Family Medicine Clinic – Island East
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Thursdays – 8am – 7pm (Beginning 8/14/14)

Family Medicine Clinic – Island West
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Tuesdays – 8am – 7pm
Saturdays 9am – 12pm

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Contact:     Email: Candace Jones     For: Department of Family Medicine     Phone: 409.744.4030
 
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Payroll and Asset Management Fiscal Year-End 2014 Deadlines
First Published 7/25/2014

**PAYROLL SERVICES**

KRONOS Time Keeping

Biweekly

All leave time used through Friday, August 29, 2014 for bi-weekly paid employees must be reported on timecards by 5:00 PM August 29, 2014.   All vacation leave balances existing in KRONOS at 5:00 PM on August 31, 2014 which exceed the maximum carryover amounts will be converted to sick leave. 

Monthly

All leave time used through Sunday, August 31, 2014 for monthly paid employees must be reported on timecards by 5:00 PM August 31, 2014. All vacation leave balances existing in KRONOS at 5:00 PM on August 31, 2014 which exceed the maximum carryover amounts will be converted to sick leave. 

Failure to update timecards by the designated dates/times above will result in the rollover of vacation leave balances exceeding the maximum carryover amounts.  No adjustments will be made in FY2014 to correct timecards by moving accrued vacation hours out of sick leave.

 

Salary Cost Transfers and Prospective Funding Changes

Please adhere to deadlines provided to you by the HR Benefits and Business Center (HRBBC).

**ASSET MANAGEMENT**

Annual Inventory

The last day to meet the Institutional Goal of locating and accounting for 100% of all assets via scanning or other means (disposition forms, loan forms, unscannable assets schedule, untaggable assets schedule, etc.) is July 31, 2014.  However, Asset custodians who have yet to complete the inventory process are able to account for assets through August 29, 2014.  Inventory status reports are being forwarded to UTMB Executive Leadership on a weekly basis identifying departments that are delinquent in completing their asset inventory.
 

Asset Transfers


All Inter-Departmental Transfers (IDR's) of assets should be approved/ accepted by the receiving department by 5 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014, in order for the asset to be officially transferred between departments in FY2014.  Asset Custodians should frequently log-into the PeopleSoft Asset Management (PSAM) system to review their work list, and all transfers need to be reviewed and accepted no later than August 22nd.

 
Contact:     Email: Craig Elmore     For: Finance Payroll / Asset Management     Phone: 409-747-7901
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 7/25/2014

 

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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** ORDER FY 2014-15 CALENDAR/PLANNERS NOW **
First Published 7/25/2014

 

 

The clock is winding on this fiscal year and FY2015 is fast approaching!  Place you order now for 2014-15 FY Calendar/Planners to be delivered mid-August. We will fulfill the requests in the order they are received, so don’t wait if you want to use this year's funds! Order online today at http://ar.utmb.edu/prt

Available in two sizes, with or without lamination.

 

 

Non-Laminated

Laminated

Small: 11" x 17"

3.50 each

  5.00 each

Large: 22" x 36"

9.50 each

14.50

 

10% Discount on orders of 10 or more of same size and type of calendar.

Order online at http://ar.utmb.edu/ARXForms/printing/msorderprinting.asp

Wide format printing, posters, banners, signs, brochures, flyers, postcards, mailers, folders available…and so much more, in quantities of 1 to ?????  

Contact: Graphic Design & Printing Services Phone: 409-772-5900  Email: print.order@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Lonnie Christiansen     For: Academic Resources     Phone: 409-772-1344     Fax: 409-762-9782
 
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2014 Professionalism Summit
First Published 7/25/2014

The 2014 Professionalism Summit is August 7th.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Barbara Balik, a nationally recognized leader in developing environments for quality, safety, and staff-provider engagement.   The title of her presentation is "Interprofessionalism Practice - Why Bother?"  The event will take place in Levin Hall Dining Room between 11:30am and 1:00pm.  Lunch is provided.   You must RSVP as seating is limited.  Please call Sheryl Lashway at extension 22910 to reserve a seat.  The event is sponsored by the President's Office, HealthSystem/ Department of Nursing and the Oliver Center for Patient Safety and Quality Care, and has been coordinated by the UTMB Professionalism Committee.

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Contact:     Email: Sheryl Lashway     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 772-2910
 
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TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK
First Published 7/24/2014

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: Joffe Center     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
First Published 7/23/2014

USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM

If you haven't used your 2013-2014 Superior Vision Benefit this fiscal year, UTMB Health Optical Center would like to remind you.  Call today to schedule your appointment for an eye exam with Dr. Gupta, or bring in your own prescription.  Stop by to see our great selection of designer frames including Tom Ford, Michael Kor, Silhouette, Prada, Coach, ZigEyewear and many more.  Take advantage of special discounts including 20% savings on your out of pocket expense on your frame choice,and 20% savings on special treatments added to prescription lenses.   Don't have Superior Vision not to worry, we have special package prices starting as low as $79.95 for single vision lenses including selected  frames to $149.95 including selected progressive lenses and selected frame.

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

Appointments:  409-747-5800

Questions:  409-747-5823

*Maui Jim and Costa sunglasses excluded from discounts 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
First Published 7/21/2014

*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

 UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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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The Final Oral Examination of Tiffany Mott
First Published 7/8/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Tiffany Mott

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

July 28, 2014

10:00 A.M.

BSB 2.212

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

Characterization of the B. mallei tonB Mutant and its Potential as a Live Attenuated Vaccine

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

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

Janice Endsley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

Gustavo Valbuena, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Shelley Payne, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Mary Van Baalen
First Published 7/16/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Mary Van Baalen

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

July 28, 2014

10:00 A.M.

SON 1.102

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

SIMULATING SPACE RADIATION FOR TESTING SHIELDING MATERIAL EFFECTIVENESS

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Sheryl Bishop, Ph.D., Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Michael Cornforth, Ph.D., Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Marco Durante, Ph.D., Professor, Director Biophysics Department, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany

Honglu Wu, Ph.D., Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, and Adjunct Professor, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Steven Morrill, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Radiation Oncology Center Medical Physics Department, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Little Rock, AR

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study
First Published 7/23/2014

The Sealy Center for Vaccine Development is recruiting healthy men and women ages 18 and older for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) vaccine clinical trial.  Participants must be available for about 10 study visits over approximately 18 months. 

Travel reimbursement is provided.  

Please contact Lori Simon, RN at (409) 772-5278 or lasimon@utmb.edufor more information.  

Contact:     Email: Lori Simon     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Paul Nicholls
First Published 7/21/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Paul Nicholls

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

July 31, 2014

1:30 P.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

EFFECTS AND DYNAMICS OF THE UNC-45B MOLECULAR CHAPERONE

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Darren Boehning, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Andres Oberhauser, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Guy Benian, M.D., Professor, Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Krishna Bhat, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

Jose Barral, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Galveston

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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