UTMB Announcements for 11/27/2014

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THE FIRST GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: QUALITY OF LIFE
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Seminar - Dec 1
New November Friday Focus Available Online!

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed11/26/2014
The Scholars in Healing – A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM11/25/2014
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study11/25/2014
**HOLIDAY ISLAND TRANSIT SCHEDULE**11/26/2014

THE FIRST GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: QUALITY OF LIFE
First Published 11/27/2014

Tired of the hassle of glasses and contacts? A top reason to have LASIK eye surgery is improved quality of life. Many LASIK patients enjoy freedom from glasses or contacts.
They wake up in the morning seeing clearly and don’t have the expense or hassle of glasses or contacts.

UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering state-of-the-art, custom wavefront LASIK eye surgery at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members. 

UTMB faculty member and experienced LASIK specialist and ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley is medical director of Joffe MediCenter, where he performs custom LASIK eye surgery. A UTMB ophthalmologist with more than 17 years of LASIK experience, Dr. Merkley has performed more than 20,000 ophthalmic procedures, including corneal transplants, LASIK, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and astigmatic corrections.

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

Over the next three weeks look for more reasons to consider LASIK.

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Contact:     Email: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Seminar - Dec 1
First Published 11/27/2014

Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

 

Presents

 

 

Marcos Guerrero-Munoz

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology

Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, UTMB

 

 

 

“Neuronal Activity in Murine Models of

Alzheimer’s Disease”

 

 

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

12:00 Noon

Levin Hall, Room 3.324

Contact:     Email: Sarah Goble     For: Neurology     Phone: 4097721675
 
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New November Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 11/27/2014

Now available: November 2014 Health System Friday Focus Newsletter

In this issue:

UTMB’s Comprehensive Stroke Care Services: Expertise in Neurovascular and Neurointerventional Care

Jennie Sealy Hospital Construction Update

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Message from EVP & CEO, UTMB Health System

New! Winter Specials for Inpatient Menus

UTMB ADMC Hosts Volunteer Reception

UTMB Diversity Council's Health System Subcommittee Holds First Annual Retreat

Sollenberger Appointed to AHA Board

Shout Outs!

 

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Contact:     Email: Erin Lesly Swearingen     For: Health System Adminstration     Phone: 73825
 
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Badge Office and Police Administration Office Closed
First Published 11/26/2014

The Badge Office and Police Administration Office will be closed, Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.  We will reopen on Monday, December 1,  2014 with normal working hours. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.    

Contact:     Email: Veronica Ortiz     For: Police Dept.     Phone: 409-772-1503
 
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The Scholars in Healing – A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
First Published 11/25/2014

 “The Scholars in Healing” – A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

A 24 month faculty development program (3/2015-2/2017) designed to reconnect clinical faculty with a sense of purpose, encourage growth of their inner healer, and create a community of peers interested in bringing our hearts back into our work and our lives.   For more information about the program contact Cara Geary, MD, PhD, Director, Scholars in Healing at cageary@utmb.eduor visit www.utmb.edu/facultyaffairs/NetApp/.

 The application deadline is January 15, 2015.  For an application please contact Melanie Loving at Mloving@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Cara Geary, MD, PhD     For: Scholars in Healing     Phone: 409-772-2815
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 11/25/2014

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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**HOLIDAY ISLAND TRANSIT SCHEDULE**
First Published 11/26/2014

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Island Transit will operate the following schedule:

For Victory Lakes and MOM Park-n-Ride Services:

Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th:  No Service

Regular Service will resume on Monday, December 1, 2014

 

For On-Island services:

Thursday, November 27th:  No Service

Friday, November 28th: Saturday Schedule

Saturday, November 29th:  Regular Service

 

If you have any questions, please contact Island Transit at 409-747-3900

Contact:     Email: Neal Cooper     For: Sustainability     Phone: 409-747-2958
 
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