UTMB Announcements for 4/21/2015

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Female Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study
Major Application Outage
School of Nursing Commencement
*** 56th National Student Research Forum Keynote --- Open to All *** Thomas Geisbert, PhD
The 56th National Student Research Forum (NSRF) April 23 & 24, Levin Hall
**** UTMB Bookstore SALE ****
Updates to the Institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK4/20/2015
**CALL FOR NOMINATION: WILLIAM OSLER SCHOLAR**4/20/2015
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4/17/2015
IHOP Policies Available for Review and Comment4/9/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Sydney Ramirez4/13/2015
Tough Talk: How to Have Difficult Conversations - Open to All Staff4/14/2015
**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MAY 19, 2015**4/20/2015
HALLMARK OF AGING SERIES CONTINUES4/20/2015
Upgrade of MAXIMO Enterprise Asset Management System scheduled for April 25, 20154/17/2015
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS4/20/2015
Need an extra $3,000? Invite referrals to Nursing Job Fair on April 24–254/20/2015

Female Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study
First Published 4/21/2015

The Sealy Center for Vaccine Development is recruiting healthy 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.edu for more information.

Contact:     Email: Lori Simon     For: SCVD     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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Major Application Outage
First Published 4/21/2015

On Tuesday, April 21, from 9pm to 11:59pm (3 hours) all applications and systems residing in the Administration Building Datacenter will be unavailable due to network maintenance. This includes but is not limited to EPIC, PACS, PEARL, LAB/LIS systems, CITRIX.UTMB.EDU, all wireless networking, etc.

Contact:     Email: Brian Grimm     For: IS-OPS-NETWORK     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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School of Nursing Commencement
First Published 4/21/2015

The School of Nursing will celebrate 125 years of excellence at the annual Commencement ceremonies on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Moody Gardens Convention Center.  Three ceremonies will be held:

10:00 AM

Pinning Ceremony for Undergraduate Students – Expo Hall           

Reflection Ceremony for Graduate Students – Floral Ballroom A  

3:00 PM

Commencement – Expo Hall                                                    

All UTMB faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Please join us in this wonderful celebration of our students and school.

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Contact:     Email: Dora Turner     For: SON Office of Admissions and Student Affairs     Phone: 28307     Fax: 28211
 
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*** 56th National Student Research Forum Keynote --- Open to All *** Thomas Geisbert, PhD
First Published 4/21/2015

 

  The 56th National Student Research Forum (NSRF)

Invites all UTMB Faculty, Staff, Students and Friends

To the Keynote Speaker presentation:

 

Thomas Geisbert, PhD

Professor, Virologist, Immunologist

TIME Person of Year

Featured in "The Hot Zone" Novel

 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Levin Hall South at 4:00 pm

Contact:     Email: Shirley Pullen     For: The Office of Student Affairs & Admissions     Phone: 22172
 
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The 56th National Student Research Forum (NSRF) April 23 & 24, Levin Hall
First Published 4/21/2015

 

The Office of Student Affairs & Admissions presents the 56th National Student Research Forum (NSRF) at Levin Hall on April 23 & 24, 2015.  Students from US and Canada will arrive in Galveston to provide Oral and Poster Presentations representing research in various areas.  The competitive forum will conclude with an awards banquet Friday night.  Thank you to all the various Departments and Offices that have provided the award funding.

Research Posters will be available for viewing in Levin Hall Foyer all day Thursday and Friday morning.  The public is invited to view the Posters and to attend the Keynote Address provided by Thomas Geisbert, PhD, UTMB Professor, Virologist, Immunologist and TIME Person of the Year for his contributions associated with Ebola virus vaccines.  Keynote Address will be Thursday, 23 April, in Levin Hall South at 4:00 pm.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to make this a successful event.

Contact:     Email: Shirley Pullen     For: The Office of Student Affairs & Admissions     Phone: 22172
 
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**** UTMB Bookstore SALE ****
First Published 4/21/2015

Great News! UTMB Bookstore is having a SALE on selected t-shirts and scrubs. Come by and take a look or visit us online. http://bookstore.utmb.edu/

Get yours today before they are all gone! Select t-shirts include UTMB Dad, School of Nursing etc... See you at the bookstore!

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Contact:     Email: UTMB Bookstore     For: Auxiliary Enterprises     Phone: 772-1939
 
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Updates to the Institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures
First Published 4/21/2015

The following updates have been made to the Institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures: 

Policy Number

Policy Title

Summary 

6.3.3

Use of Scribes

New Policy - Adopted to provide guidelines on the use of scribes to document in the medical record on behalf of faculty physicians.

2.1.4

Institutional Resilience Program: Integration of Emergency Management, Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery Programs

 

 

New Policy - Provides an integrated approach to Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery planning and was developed cooperatively by individuals responsible for those areas at UTMB.

 

7.1.22

SON - Academic Appeal: Grading and Evaluation    

 

Existing Policy - The policy was revised to provide that students who are being dismissed from the School of Nursing for academic reasons will be allowed to remain in courses in progress during their appeal, but will not be permitted to enroll in additional courses. The policy currently provides that students will be permitted to enroll in additional courses while they are going through the appeals process.

 

7.1.23

SON - Academic Dismissal Appeal Procedures

 

Existing Policy - The policy was revised to provide that students who are being dismissed from the School of Nursing for academic reasons will be allowed to remain in courses in progress during their appeal, but will not be permitted to enroll in additional courses. The policy currently provides that students will be permitted to enroll in additional courses, which they have pre-requisites for while they are going through the appeals process.

 

 

Contact:     Email: Nicole Aquino     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 4097478710
 
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TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK
First Published 4/20/2015

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 their 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.

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Contact:     Email: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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**CALL FOR NOMINATION: WILLIAM OSLER SCHOLAR**
First Published 4/20/2015

William Osler Scholar

Dear Colleagues:

It gives me great pleasure to issue a call for nominations for two new William Osler Scholars in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Funded by a generous gift from Houston physician-philanthropist John P. McGovern, a $1,000,000 endowment will support this Scholar’s activities related to patient care and teaching.

The successful candidate will be chosen for exemplifying the principles of highly competent, humane, compassionate, patient-centered care and teaching embodied by Sir William Osler. To be eligible, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

1) Full-time membership on the UTMB School of Medicine faculty
2) M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. degree
3) The rank of assistant professor or above
4) Major responsibilities in teaching and patient care
5) Model for a humanistic and compassionate approach to patients, students and colleagues

Nominations can come from UTMB students, housestaff, faculty and staff and should include a statement no more than 250 words in length describing how the candidate exemplifies Oslerian ideals in patient care and teaching. These should be submitted to my attention through campus mail or regular mail. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Please mark the envelope "Osler Scholar Nominations." You can obtain more information on the current Osler Scholars at http://www.utmb.edu/osler/scholars/faculty.asp.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24th. They must be submitted as hard copy to Jandee Alarid, Executive Assistant to the President, Office of the President, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0129 (campus mail: Route 0129). The recipient will be announced on July 10th during the 14th annual Osler Oration at The Grand 1894 Opera House from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thank you in advance for helping the university recognize and support some of our finest clinicians.

Sincerely,
David Callender, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
President

Contact:     Email: Jandee Alarid     For: President's Office     Phone: ext. 29868
 
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 4/17/2015

 

“Stem Cell in Neuroscience Research and

Regenerative Medicine”

 

Presented by

 

Ping Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

John S. Dunn Distinguished Chair in Neurological Recovery

Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston, Texas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Thursday, April 23, 2015

4:00 p.m.

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY:  Muge Martinez, Ph.D.

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: BMB     Phone: 22742
 
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IHOP Policies Available for Review and Comment
First Published 4/9/2015
As part of the IHOP policy review process, the following new and substantively revised policies have been posted to the Policies and Procedures Open Comment Section for review and comment:
 
New
 
Substantively Revised
 
Comments on these policies be accepted until 5pm on Thursday April 23, 2015. Please submit comments to the Office of Institutional Compliance via email at policies@utmb.edu.  
Contact:     Email: Nicole Aquino     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: 4097478710
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Sydney Ramirez
First Published 4/13/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Sydney Ilima Ramirez

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

April 22, 2015

9:00 A.M.

Levin Hall 5.521

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

MECHANISM OF TRANSMISSIBLE GASTROENTERITIS VIRUS NSP 1-MEDIATED TRANSLATION INHIBITION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

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

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

Roberto Garofalo, M.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Barry Rockx, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Bert Semler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Medical Sciences, Irvine, CA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Tough Talk: How to Have Difficult Conversations - Open to All Staff
First Published 4/14/2015

This event will be on May 11, 2015 in the Levin Hall Dining Room.  The program will be facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Saavedra, Vice President for Strategic Management, and Barbara Bonificio, Director of Patient Care and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.  Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am with the program beginning at noon.  An hour of CNE* (professionalism/ethics) credit is available.   This event is sponsored by the UTMB Professionalism Committee.  RSVP 71247 or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRM2Y79.

* 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.

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Contact:     Email: Ruth L Finkelstein     For: Office of Strategic Management     Phone: (409) 747-1247     Fax: (409) 772-9944
 
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**OSLER CLUB MEETING, MAY 19, 2015**
First Published 4/20/2015

The John P. McGovern
Academy of Oslerian Medicine
invites you to a

Meeting of the 68th UTMB Osler Club
(Dedicated to the application of Oslerian principles to
contemporary medicine and medical education.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Open Gates Conference Center
2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX

Dialogue and Dinner:
“Sir William Osler, P2: Pediatrician and Prankster”

Featuring:
Patricia A. Rogers, MD, FAAP

Scholar, John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
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,
ext. 79680 or mcacadem@utmb.edu.
_________________________________________

Educational Method:  Lecture

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

Objectives:
1. Determine that through all of his contributions to the Pediatrics world, Sir William Osler was a Pediatrician at heart.
2. Review an 1891 artwork piece – The Doctor.
3. Classify Osler or Egerton Yorrick Davis, MD (E.Y.D.) as an ethical vs unethical prankster.

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. 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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  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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HALLMARK OF AGING SERIES CONTINUES
First Published 4/20/2015

The Hallmark of Aging Series

 Lunchtime Lecture Series

Presented by Dr. John Papaconstantinou, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

School of Health Professions, Quad 1.102 – Lunch Provided

Thursday, April 23 – Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Diseases are promoted by Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Thursday, April 30 – Age and Metabolism Associated Type 2 Diabetes are promoted by Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Reservations are required, Space is Limited.  RSVP for one or both to Judy Wolf, x23001 or jwolf@utmb.edu

Contact:     Email: Judy Wolf     For: Dean's Office - School of Health Profession     Phone: 772-3001
 
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Upgrade of MAXIMO Enterprise Asset Management System scheduled for April 25, 2015
First Published 4/17/2015

The MAXIMO Enterprise Asset Management System will be upgraded to release 7.5 on Saturday April 25, 2015. The upgrade will begin at 7:00am and is anticipated to be completed by 7:00pm on Sunday April 26, 2015.

During the upgrade, the existing MAXIMO 7.1 system will remain online for emergency use by Property Services and Service Response Center staff. Any new Work Orders or changes to existing Work Orders during the upgrade will not be transferred to the new system, and must be re-entered when the new system is available for use.

A brief training video for users showing the functions of the new Service Request application that replaces the current Construction Work Order and Maintenance Work Order applications will be available soon. 

Contact:     Email: Kenneth Frohne     For: BOF - Property Services     Phone: 409-772-2567
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 4/20/2015

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
April 22, 2015
8:00 a.m.
6.106 Mccullough Building

"Liver Transplantation"
Sophoclis Alexopoulos, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic & Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery
Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California
 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the common indications for liver transplantation
2. Define the components of the MELD score
3. Identify Patients with liver disease who would benefit from liver transplantation

Educational Method: Lecture

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

Disclosure Statement (Speaker): Dr. Alexopoulos 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: Dana Wyatt     For: Department of Surgery     Phone: 409.772.5666
 
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Need an extra $3,000? Invite referrals to Nursing Job Fair on April 24–25
First Published 4/20/2015

 

All UTMB employees are eligible for a $3,000 bonus by referring an ADN or a BSN degreed nurse for the Health System Clinical Enterprise.

  • If your referral meets the applicant requirements and is hired, you will receive $1,500 when he or she completes six months of service and another $1,500 when he or she completes one year of service.
  • All bonus payouts are subject to taxation, and you must be employed at UTMB at the time of each payout.
  • The nursing referral bonus program will run until May 30, 2015.

There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make, so take the first step toward earning extra cash by inviting your referrals to the university’s Nursing Job Fair on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25.

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Primary Care Pavilion (Galveston Campus). Staff members will be available to answer questions, conduct interviews and extend job offers. Pre-employment screenings and physical assessments also will be completed onsite to expedite the hiring process.

For more information about the nursing referral bonus program and applicant requirements, click here. For more information about the job fair, click here

Contact:     Email: Bree Akingbola     For: Talent Acquisition and Recruitment     Phone: (409) 266-2246
 
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