UTMB Announcements for 2/27/2015

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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
****TUESDAY: 20th Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging****
> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
Volunteers Needed for Swap Shop Supply Organization
***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
DEADLINE for Recognition Awards
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kronos phone line 33333 Scheduled Maintenance
UTMB Microbiome Mini-symposium
IHOP Policies Available for Review and Comment

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
Your 2014 eW-2 Form Is Now Available2/20/2015
THE THIRD GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: APPEARANCE2/26/2015
Scholarships for Field Epidemiology Course in Peru2/25/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Glynda Cochran2/19/2015
SAVE THE DATE: 2015 UTMB Health Pain Conference2/12/2015
March 4- Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch2/25/2015
Research: Navigating the IRB and Investigator Responsibilities Begins March 32/23/2015
The Final Oral Examination of Michelle Poe2/24/2015
Apply now to high school health careers program!2/25/2015
Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar2/24/2015
***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS***2/25/2015
***Moody Medical Library Classes – March/April 2015***2/26/2015
March 1 Deadline - Submissions for Clinical & Translational Research Forum2/26/2015
Got Respect? Building Positive Relationships-An Open Forum for Faculty2/26/2015
Introduction to Velos eResearch2/26/2015
IPE Day Registration2/26/2015

Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 2/27/2015

Presents

"Mononuclear Phagocyte: Old and New"

By

Gwendalyn J. Randolph, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Basic Science Auditorium 2.212

All are welcome to attend!!!!

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Contact:     Email: Jennifer Ellis     For: Center for Tropical Diseases     Phone: 71804     Fax: 26507
 
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****TUESDAY: 20th Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging****
First Published 2/27/2015

The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging presents

The 20th Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging

All lectures will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

2.220 Levin Hall South Auditorium

Reception following in Levin Hall Foyer

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"The Meaning of Nursing Homes & Personal Care Attendants to Older Latinas with Disabilities"

Tracie Harrison, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

 

Lectures are open to everyone 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Burt at x69675 or stburt@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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> > > VANPOOL FOR CLEAR LAKE - LEAGUE CITY < < <
First Published 2/27/2015


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 St.

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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Volunteers Needed for Swap Shop Supply Organization
First Published 2/27/2015

REQUESTING VOLUNTEERS

Downsize the Office Supplies and keep the BEST for Campus!

Excellent opportunity to have first chance on turned in items

plus bring your surplus supplies down

 

This is for UTMB Employees to have easy access to

FREE OFFICE SUPPLIES all year long

 

Friday, March 6, 2015

9:30-11:00

 

The Swap Shop cage is located in the basement

Of the Materials Management Surplus Inventory area

 

**** (Dress cool and comfortably) ****

 

We will sort, label and consolidate the items on the shelves.  Some items will be set aside for auctions such as toner cartridges or the no longer needed office supplies.

 

We are also looking for a volunteer to list some of the items http://www.utmb.edu/swapshop/listings.asp

*****

To Volunteer - Contact Florence McMillian (Flo): 772-1293 or cell (409) 354-1285

flmcmill@utmb.edu

 

Please Note:  All Volunteers who help out will receive a UTMB Health Sustainability LED Night Light that shuts off during the day time.

 

Thanks again for your recycling participation,

Florence McMillian (Flo)

 

Contact:     Email: Florence McMillian (Flo)     For: Willed-Body Program     Phone: 409-772-1293     Fax: 409-772-2941
 
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***MONDAY*** DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 2/27/2015

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


Stout Award for Best Publication in which a Scientific Medical Problem was Resolved by the Study of its Anatomic Features: Representative Cases are Shown

presented by

Landon Clarke Stout, Jr., MD

Professor

Department of Pathology

UTMB - Galveston

 

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

  • Recognize features of new USCAP endowment
  • Recognize the types of studies needed to qualify for the prize
  • Recognize that anatomic features documented radiologically may also qualify

 

Methodology:  Lecture followed by question and answer session

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):  Dr. Stout 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, February 27th, 2015.  You may be denied entry if you do not RSVP.

Contact:     Email: Paula Gabriles     For: Pathology     Phone: 22521
 
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DEADLINE for Recognition Awards
First Published 2/27/2015

Deadline for Recognition Awards for the
Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium 

Recognition Awardsfor junior-level faculty and trainees who reside in the Galveston-Houston area and do not require travel funds are being offered for the Microcirculation in Acute Infections Symposium. Registration fees for awardees will be waived (and no travel funds will be provided). The submission deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Please visit the meeting home page at http://tinyURL.com/Microcirc2015and select the “Apply for a Travel Grant or Recognition Award” button for detailed instructions.

The symposium will be held on April 27-29, 2015 at Levin Hall on the UTMB campus. The goal for the symposium is to facilitate interactions among researchers with diverse expertise in various aspects of microcirculation, particularly in regard to acute infectious viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases that cause significant morbidity or mortality in humans. Speakers who are leaders in the field will discuss vascular permeability, coagulation, inflammation, and immunity.

Partial support provided by University of Texas Medical Branch McLaughlin Endowment, the Office of the Provost, and the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Published 2/27/2015

 

“The hunt for human metastable

epialleles: From Avy to Africa”

 

Presented by

 

Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics and Molecular & Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

 

2.212 Basic Science Auditorium

Thursday, March 5, 2015

4:00 p.m.

 

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WELCOME

HOSTED BY:  Yong Sun Lee, Ph.D. 

Contact:     Email: Julie Quiroga     For: BMB     Phone: 22742
 
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Kronos phone line 33333 Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 2/27/2015

Kronos TTE users should not use the phone line 33333 to call in since the 33333 line is redirected to a test TeleTime system due to Kronos Upgrade project. Employees can use 23333 to call in punches and transfers during the down time window from 9:30 am 2/27/2015 (Friday) to 10:30 am 2/27/2015 (Friday).

Contact:     Email: Cathy Chu     For: Is-Adminsys-incidentmgmt     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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UTMB Microbiome Mini-symposium
First Published 2/27/2015

SAVE THE DATE!

UTMB Microbiome Mini-symposium
April 1, 2015
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location TBA in March

Microbiome analysis, including host-microbiome and three-way pathogen-host-host microbiome interaction(s), is a fast-growing area of research with significant federal and industrial funding available. The Sealy Center for Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics (SCSBMB) and the Institute for Human Infections & Immunity (IHII) will jointly sponsor a mini-symposium with the following goals:

1. Identify on-campus resources already available as well as resources necessary for UTMB faculty to perform successful research in the microbiome areas.

2. Present an opportunity for interested faculty to share their research results and plans for future research, and identify potential collaborators using short, 5-10 minute presentations.

3. Develop a summary document which provides a synopsis of: (a) resources available; (b) resources needed; (c) faculty members with expertise/research interests in microbiome analysis; and (e) faculty members' plans for future research in the area.

4. Draft a timeline addressing the way forward.

Contact:     Email: Dr. Nisha Garg     For: IHII / M&I     Phone: 76865
 
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IHOP Policies Available for Review and Comment
First Published 2/27/2015

As part of the IHOP policy review process, the following new policies have been posted to the Policies and Procedures Open Comment Section for review and comment:

IHOP Policy 04.01.01 - Off-Cycle Check Requests

IHOP Policy 07.01.02 - UTMB Student Fee Advisory Committee 

Comments on these policies be accepted until 5pm on Friday March 13th, 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: (409) 747-8710
 
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Your 2014 eW-2 Form Is Now Available
First Published 2/20/2015

Employee W-2 information is now available to view and print in UTMB’s ESS module. If you are on campus or directly connected to the UTMB network, please click link for Employee Self Service.

W-2 information is located under the Payroll and Compensation menu.

Employee access from offsite or home location is available via VPN and My Citrix.

Contact:     Email: Tish Bratcher     For: Finance/Payroll Services     Phone: (409) 747-8078
 
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THE THIRD GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: APPEARANCE
First Published 2/26/2015

While some people feel that eyeglasses enhance their appearance, most of us feel we look better without eyeglasses. LASIK eye surgery can reduce your need for eyeglasses or contacts.

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!

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 ranging 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.

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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Scholarships for Field Epidemiology Course in Peru
First Published 2/25/2015

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015

The Coordinating Center for Global Health invites applicants for the Field Epidemiology Course in Northern Peru.  Scholarships will cover a $500 airfare stipend and tuition for course in Peru ($3000, also covers room and board during the course) for UTMB students (SOM, SON, SHP, GSBS), residents, and fellows to participate in a Field Epidemiology experience for two weeks in Northern Peru.  Students will be responsible for the cost of immunizations and any additional nights spent in Peru outside of the timeframe of the course.  Course credit is available for medical students and graduate school students.

The course will begin on August 3 and run through August 14.  Trainees must arrive in Lima by August 2.

Interested applicants should have some knowledge of epidemiology (e.g. medical school courses), and/or at least a basic familiarity with Spanish.

For application, please email Caley Satterfield at casatter@utmb.edu

See what students had to say about the 2010 Field Epi experience:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=709gMvbhlyQ

Contact:     Email: Caley Satterfield     For: Center for Global Health Education     Phone: 2-0637
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Glynda Cochran
First Published 2/19/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Glynda Louise Cochran

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 12, 2015

11:00 A.M.

SHP 1.102

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

CRITICAL CARE NURSES’ INTENTION TO ALLOW FAMILY PRESENCE DURING RESUSCITATION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Alice Hill, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Charlotte Wisnewski, Ph.D., RN, CDE, CNE, Associate Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Regina Lederman, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

M. Terese Verklan, Ph.D., CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Ellarene Duis Sanders, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, Recurrent Faculty, Texas Tech Health Science Center of Nursing, Lubbock, TX, and an Independent Consultant for Nursing and Healthcare.

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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SAVE THE DATE: 2015 UTMB Health Pain Conference
First Published 2/12/2015

SAVE THE DATE:  2015 UTMB HEALTH PAIN CONFERENCE

Saturday, March 7, 2015

7:30 am - 2:45 pm

William C. Levin Hall

10th & Market Street

Galveston, Texas  77550

Continuing Nursing Education

The University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 Nurses must attend entire presentation in order to obtain credit.

Continuing Medical Education

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.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Roselyn Ogunkunle, MSN, RN-BC     For: Nursing Education, Advancement and Resources     Phone: 409-772-6337     Fax: 409-772-0353
 
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March 4- Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch
First Published 2/25/2015

Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Abner Mason, Founder and CEO, ConsejoSano and Workplace Wellness Council of Mexico for UTMB Health Policy Dialogues and Lunch, Wednesday, March 4, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The discussion begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

This week’s Health Policy Dialogue is, “ConsejoSano: Leapfrogging Barriers and Borders to Connect Hispanics to High Quality, Affordable Healthcare.” We hope you will join Mr. Mason for the discussion on this very important topic in health care. This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored bythe UTMB Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities and the UTMB student chapters of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.

For those unable to attend the lecture in person, a remote broadcast of the lecture can be scheduled for UTMB locations equipped for videoconferencing by contacting Veronica Pleasant in Videoconferencing Services at ext. 79037 by March 4 at 10:00 a.m. Please provide your location and IP address when requesting service. The webcast can also be viewed live from a PC using the Windows Media HD link: http://129.109.197.58/VEMSWeb/Widgets/EmbedPlayerControllerWidget.html?ver=6.3.7.6&autoplay=true&contentID=6 or Apple Quick Time Media Player: http://129.109.152.33/strea.sdp (please copy and paste URL using Apple Quick Time Media Player software). The broadcast will not be interactive.

For information, contact Becky Trout, at rltrout@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2734.

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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Research: Navigating the IRB and Investigator Responsibilities Begins March 3
First Published 2/23/2015

UTMB-Research Services offers "Navigating the IRB and Investigator Responsibilities" beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015.  This program is developed for investigators, study/nurse coordinators, fellows and other individuals with responsibilities in human subjects research. The course comprises three 90-minute sessions, all from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Research Bldg. #6- 1.108.

Session 1:  Overview of the UTMB Institutional Review Board
Tuesday,  March 3
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Speakers:  Christy Taylor/Heidi Lutz

Session 2: Getting Started - Initial Submissions and Ongoing Research Review
Tuesday,  March 10
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Speakers:  Christy Taylor/Heidi Lutz

Session 3:  Obtaining Informed Consent
Tuesday,  March 17
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Speakers:  Christy Taylor/Heidi Lutz 

RSVP for each session at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Michelle Poe
First Published 2/24/2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Michelle Poe

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

March 2, 2015

1:30 P.M.

SON 1.104

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

IMPACT OF PEER OBSERVATION ON LEARNING OUTCOMES IN

SIMULATED CLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Alice Hill, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

John Scarbrough, Ph.D., MSN, PT, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University School of Nursing, Las Cruces, NM

Regina Lederman, Ph.D., MA, MNEd, RN, BS, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

M. Terese Verklan, Ph.D., RNC, CCNS, FAAN, Professor, Doctoral Nursing Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Paula Stangeland, Ph.D., RN, CRRN, NE-BC, Nurse Manager, TDCJ -7C Transitional Care Unit, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Apply now to high school health careers program!
First Published 2/25/2015

UTMB Office of Educational Outreach is now accepting applications for its Summer Biomedical Health Careers Academy. This free program provides a venue for high school students in the greater Galveston/Houston area to explore the wide variety of biomedical and health-related careers available at UTMB. The class size is very limited.

Participants in the career academy will spend five, full days (June 22-26) on campus:

-Exploring various careers through tours, presentations and a variety of hands-on activities in state-of-the-art learning facilities in UTMB’s School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

-Learning about the educational requirements for these careers, how to academically prepare for them and admission processes.

-One day shadowing role models and more!

Deadline is March 27. Open to all students who will be 16 years old by June 22 and who have at least a 2.5 grade point average. Must have transportation to and from campus. Housing not provided.

For more information, contact Alicia C. Simmons at  acsimmon@utmb.edu. Students must apply online at www.utmb.edu/oeo. Click on "Student Programs." Scroll down to "Summer Biomedical Health Careers Academy." 

The Office of Educational Outreach/ Science Education programs encourage interaction between UTMB Health's scientific community and area schools through summer science camps, professional development for science teachers and other programs. Through these programs, UTMB Health plays an integral role in enhancing pre-college students' knowledge about science and encouraging students to pursue science careers. For more information or to apply online, visit our web site at www.utmb.edu/oeo.     

  

Contact:     Email: Alicia C. Simmons     For: UTMB Office of Educational Outreach     Phone: ext. 29119
 
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Microbiology and Immunology Student Research Update Seminar
First Published 2/24/2015

The Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Presents 

"The evolution of West Nile virus in the United States" 

by

Daniele M. Swetnam

Mentors: Alan Barrett, PhD

Friday, February 27 2015

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Levin Hall 3.324  

Contact:     Email: Marcela Rubio     For: Microbiology & Immunology     Phone: 28140
 
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***ANNOUNCING $5,000.00 SEYMOUR FISHER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS***
First Published 2/25/2015

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT-PAPERS DUE BY 5:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 27, 2015

The Neuroscience Community at UTMB is very pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 competition for two important
awards endowed by the Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience:

The UTMB Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience
and
The UTMB Medical Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience


The award in each category is $5,000.00 and is given for the best paper prepared and submitted by a medical or graduate student,
respectively, on any topic relevant to neurosciences in the broadest sense. 

Potential applicants should request additional information regarding the rules and criteria for these awards from:
Shao-Jun Tang (shtang@utmb.edu), Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience
and Cell Biology with a copy to Aurora Galvan (agalvan@utmb.edu), Program Coordinator, Neuroscience and Cell Biology.

Three printed copies of the papers must be received by 5:00 P.M. on February 27, 2015. 

Submissions should be made to:
Fisher Academic Excellence Awards Committee
%Shao-Jun Tang, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
2.104C Medical Research Building
Campus Mail Route:  1069

 

Contact:     Email: Aurora Galvan     For: Neuroscience & Cell Biology     Phone: 772-2124
 
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***Moody Medical Library Classes – March/April 2015***
First Published 2/26/2015

Moody Medical Library offers free, hands-on, scholarly information management classes.  Face to face classes are held in the Carruth Room (Room 233) of the Library, unless otherwise noteed. Webinars on select classes are also offered via Microsoft Lync.  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

Face to Face Classes

 Webinars:

Please register in advance by clicking on the class name above. You can also connect to the Library calendar, and 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.

Descriptions of New Classes:

My NCBI: My Bibliography - Learn how tools that are integrated with PubMed can help track compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

MY NCBI: SciENcv - SciENcv is an electronic system that helps you assemble the professional profile needed for application for federal funds. Learn how this tool can help you with the new NIH Biosketch format requirement that goes into effect on May 25.  Since it is integrated with PubMed, inserting publications into your profile has never been easier!

NIH Public Access Policy -This class provides an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy. Learn about the steps involved in complying with the policy and how to demonstrate compliance.

Finding Systematic Review: Cochrane Library and Beyond - Locating systematic reviews can help inform patient care or be an important step in gap analysis when planning a study. This class will cover how to effectively use the Cochrane Library, Medline, and CINAHL to locate systematic reviews.

Follow us on Twitter (@UTMBLibrary) or Facebook 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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March 1 Deadline - Submissions for Clinical & Translational Research Forum
First Published 2/26/2015

March 1st is submission deadline - All UTMB faculty, fellows, staff and students are invited and encouraged to present a research poster. All UTMB Institutes, Centers and core labs are invited to contact ITS about reserving an information table describing cores/facilities/resources available to faculty, fellows, staff and student investigators. 

The Office of the VP for Research and Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) are hosting the 3rdAnnual Clinical & Translational Research Forum on March 11, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Hallway between Research Building 6 (RB6) and UTMB Health Clinics (UHC). The forum provides a venue for:

  • exchanging information about the full spectrum of research at UTMB
  • identifying resources provided by UTMB Institutes, Centers, and core laboratories
  • exploring the process of translation and its role in developing interventions to improve human health.

Everyone is invited to participate in and attend this showcase of UTMB’s research and learn about the facilities and services available to investigators.   

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Contact:     Email: Marie Carr     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: (409) 772-4185
 
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Got Respect? Building Positive Relationships-An Open Forum for Faculty
First Published 2/26/2015

The UTMB Professionalism Committee is hosting an open discussion for Faculty regarding RESPECT with peers, students, staff and patients on March 10, 2015.   The event will be facilitated by members of the UTMB Professionalism Committee:  Barbara A. Bonificio, Director Patient Care Services and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer; Dr. Mark Holden, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine; Dr. Joan Nichols, Professor, Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases; and Dr. Karen Szauter, Professor, Department of Medicine/Office of Clinical Simulation.   Lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited.  RSVP required

Time: Noon.   Location: The Caduceus Room, Administration Building.  One hour CME* or CNE** (Ethics/Professionalism) available.   RSVP by 03/06/2015 extension 71247 or on line https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NB296J2

 

 *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.  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this activity for 1 hour of credit in medical ethics/professional responsibility, as required for physicians by the Texas Medical Board.


**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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Introduction to Velos eResearch
First Published 2/26/2015

Velos Training:

Wednesday, March 4
9:30 a.m. to Noon
RSH 4.302/4.304

All researchers interested in submitting protocols to the IRB for review must use Velos to initiate the process. Please plan to attend an Introduction to Velos training session to learn how to use the system to submit a study for review, as well as manage your studies after approval. Training is required for access to the Velos system.

 Class size is limited and requires advance registration. Register at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69432
 
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IPE Day Registration
First Published 2/26/2015

Student registration is underway for IPE Day to be held March 5 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event allows students from all four schools to collaborate with peers and faculty in a conference-style afternoon. The event begins at 1 p.m. with a keynote speech by Dr. Victor Sierpina followed by two workshops. To register go to https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form23/index.html

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Contact:     Email: Shelley Smith     For: Interprofessional Education and Practice     Phone: 2-0213
 
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