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Pharmacology & Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series
LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Style, November 4, 2014
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
Ride a van to work
~*~*~*Generational Differences~*~*~*
The Final Oral Examination of Paul Nicholls
VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM7/18/2014
SHP-Department of Physical Therapy7/14/2014
Animal Research Webinar Series7/11/2014
SAVE THE DATE: Multicomponent Grant Applications Workshop7/15/2014
COMING SOON: EPIC DIAGNOSIS CALCULATOR (07/21/14)7/17/2014
The Final Oral Examination of Mary Van Baalen7/16/2014
Updates to the Institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures (IHOP)7/17/2014
Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study7/17/2014
The Power of Our Words7/18/2014
PCOR Special Lecture: Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH7/18/2014
Track Student Scholarly Presentation7/18/2014

Pharmacology & Toxicology Student Summer Seminar Series
First Published 7/21/2014

Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Program

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

and

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Present a

Student Seminar

by

Sanaalarab Al Enazy

Graduate Assistant

"Targeted Prednisone Nanoparticles for Maternal Asthma Therapy During Pregnancy"

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Basic Science Auditorium, 2.212

Contact:     Email: Penny S. Welsh     For: Pharmacology & Toxicology     Phone: 2-9626     Fax: 2-9642
 
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LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
First Published 7/21/2014

If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, you can spend $500-$800 a year to see clearly. Many LASIK patients can see well without glasses or contacts, meaning that LASIK will pay for itself in just a few years.

Right now UTMB employees and family members can get special pricing for LASIK. UTMB Health Eye Center, in alliance with Joffe MediCenter in Bellaire, is offering custom wavefront LASIK services at special pricing ranging from $495 to $1,395 per eye for UTMB employees and family members.

Get a free LASIK evaluation by calling 1-866-685-6995.Be sure to tell them you’re with UTMB!

UTMB offers LASIK eye care by experienced LASIK specialist and UTMB ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley. Dr. Merkley has more than 17 years of experience, having performed more than 20,000 laser vision correction procedures.

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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*** 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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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 7/21/2014

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
July 23, 2014
8:00 a.m.
6.106 Mccullough Building


"SHOCK/TRAUMA"
William J. Mileski, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery


 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of shock and increase the clinical competence in the recognition of shock.  
2. Review the new developments in the treatment of shock. 
3. Identify emerging areas of investigation involved in identifying end points of resuscitation.    

Educational Method: Lecture

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

Disclosure Statement (Speaker): Dr. Mileski has no relevant 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: Erica D. Ruiz     For: Department of Surgery     Phone: (409) 772-0531     Fax: (409) 772-5611
 
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SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Style, November 4, 2014
First Published 7/21/2014

SAVE THE DATE

UTMB School of Nursing

Holiday Style Fashion Show and Luncheon

November 4, 2014

Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort

This event benefits the Nursing Honors Program and includes a full scale runway show with fashions by TOOTSIES of Houston.  If you are interested in becoming an underwriting sponsor for this event, please contact Jason Fry at 409-772-1520, jefry@utmb.edu, or you can submit your contribution at https://alumni.utmb.edu/son-style.

Contact:     Email: Jason E. Fry     For: School of Nursing, Office of the Dean     Phone: 409-772-1520
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 7/21/2014

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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Ride a van to work
First Published 7/21/2014

Van has an opening for Clear Lake riders.  Ideal for the Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm workshift.  Pick up riders at Bay Area Park & Ride drops off at the 9th Street and Market circle.  If interested please email or call for more details.   Thanks. 

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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~*~*~*Generational Differences~*~*~*
First Published 7/21/2014

The UTMB Employee Assistance Program invites you to a presentation on Generational Differences.  We will discuss the four generations in the workplace:  Baby Boomers, Millennial, Traditionalists and Generation X

Please join us on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Rebecca Sealy 5th Floor, Rm 5.100 from 12-1. Call or email to register.

 Feel free to bring your lunch.

Contact:     Email: Debbie Solis     For: HR-Employee Assistance Program     Phone: 22485
 
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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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VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus
First Published 7/21/2014

Need to speak to a financial advisor about your UT or previous employer’s Retirement Plan accounts? Do you need to enroll in your UT Retirement Plan?   VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. representative, Dena Yebernetsky, will be on campus:

             Monday, July 21st,  Victory Lakes 2nd floor lobby from 9 til 1 pm (or by appointment)

             Tuesday, July 22nd, Victory Lakes 2nd floor lobby from 9 til 1 pm (or by appointment).

              Wednesday, July 23th, UTMB 3pm - 8pm

              Thursday, July 24th, UTMB 3pm - 8pm

               Friday, July 25th, UTMB 3pm - 8pm

 

Contact:     Email: Dena Yebernetsky     For: Retirement     Phone: 832-712-8056
 
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USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
First Published 7/18/2014

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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SHP-Department of Physical Therapy
First Published 7/14/2014

The Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, celebrates the entry of our second year students into their first full time clinical experiences with a Professionalism Ceremony for 48 Doctor of Physical Therapy students.  Our key-note speaker is Nikesh Patel, PT, DPT, CSCS, CCP, Director of Operations for U. S. Physical Therapy.  The students will also receive pins and recite the professional pledge with the faculty during the ceremony on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Levin Hall Main Auditorium.  Everyone is welcome.

Contact:     Email: Robyn A. Williams     For: Physical Therapy     Phone: 23070     Fax: 23088
 
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Animal Research Webinar Series
First Published 7/11/2014

Competency assessment is an important topic throughout the biomedical research community.  Ensuring that people working with animals are trained is a federal requirement.  Developing effective assessment programs is challenging. The objective of this webinar series is to present definitions of competency and proficiency, and provide support for implementing an effective assessment program.

2nd in a series of 4 webinars:

Animal Research: Development of an Objective Competency Assessment Program for Animal Biomethodologies

Thursday, July 24th 10 AM to 11 AM

Research Bldg. #6, Room 1.102

Led by Paula Clifford

This webinar will walk participants through several assessment approaches and provide a systematic approach on developing an assessment program. 

RSVP

Sponsored by the PAM Program.  Questions?  pam.program@utmb.edu  

Jamie Lewis 266.9489 or Judy Barnett 266.9444

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services/PAM     Phone: 69489
 
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SAVE THE DATE: Multicomponent Grant Applications Workshop
First Published 7/15/2014

Please mark your calendars:

Multicomponent Grant Applications Workshop
September 18, 2014
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Research Bldg 6, Room 1.206

The Provost's Office is hosting a workshop on constructing and submitting large, multicomponent
grant applications, such as Center grants, U series, PPG, and R-24. The topics will include planning,
timeline, prioritization, constructing a team, communication, and what reviewers look for. There will
be presentations, with considerable time allocated for questions and general discussion.
The presenters are:

Dr. James Goodwin, Vice President and Chief Research Officer
Dr. Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, Director, Center for Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Kathryn Cunningham, Director, UTMB Center for Addiction Research
Dr. David Herndon, Director of Research, Shriner's Burn Hospital

All of the presenters have a track record of leading successful multicomponent grant applications.

Registration is not required but we would appreciate your emailing Kelley Prevou (kaprevou@utmb.edu) if you
intend to attend in order to give us an idea for number of handouts, etc.

We hope to see you there

James S. Goodwin, MD, VP of Research and Nisha J. Garg, PhD, Assoc. Director, IHII

Contact:     Email: Kelley A. Prevou     For: Research Services     Phone: 409 747-1987     Fax: 409 772-9598
 
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COMING SOON: EPIC DIAGNOSIS CALCULATOR (07/21/14)
First Published 7/17/2014

A new Epic tool is coming to assist providers in patient documentation: the Epic Diagnosis Calculator. Clinical go-live date for this Epic tool is Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. The new tool will help to facilitate timely and accurate patient care documentation for physicians while having the least possible impact on their workflow.

If you currently have patient encounters and are required to enter any diagnosis codes in the Epic medical record, you will be affected by this Epic change.

The Epic Diagnosis Calculator is designed to ensure that providers aren't required to memorize ICD codes. If a physician enters an unspecified code or a term in the EMR, for example, the calculator will produce a list of specific codes from which to choose. The Diagnosis Calculator will launch whenever a visit diagnosis is chosen that requires additional specificity.

Some examples of when the calculator will activate include:

  • When choosing a diagnosis
  • When moving a diagnosis from the problem list to the visit diagnosis
  • When associating an order with a diagnosis

A brief introductory eLearning overview has also been developed by Clinical Information Services to acquaint providers with how to use the Diagnosis Calculator. It can be accessed via Enterprise Learning Management (ELM). Once logged on, you will be asked to complete a brief survey to determine which 10-minute module(s) you should complete. More details are forthcoming!

For more information, including PDFs on how to access the system and use the Diagnosis Calculator, please visit http://intranet.utmb.edu/icd10/diagnosis-calculator/default.asp

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Contact:     Email: Mary Feldhusen     For: Health System Administration     Phone: 24247
 
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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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Updates to the Institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures (IHOP)
First Published 7/17/2014

 

New

2.7.5 Temporary Sign Standards

2.7.6 Art Guidelines and Procurement  

Triennial Review

2.7.1 Signage and Wayfinding Approval

2.7.2 Space Management

7.1.1 Students with Disabilities

7.1.4 Student Travel Policy

7.1.8 Student Release During Adverse Environmental Conditions

7.1.20 SHP Student Appeals of Grading and Unsatisfactory Academic Performance

7.1.24 Tax-Free Sales by Registered Student Organizations

7.1.29 UTMB Student Heath Insurance Policy

 Retired

 Not Applicable

 

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Nicole Aquino     For: Office of Institutional Compliance     Phone: (409) 747-8710
 
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Volunteers 18 and Older Are Needed for a Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Vaccine Study
First Published 7/17/2014

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.edu for more information. 

Contact:     Email: Lori Simon     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development     Phone: (409) 772-5278
 
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The Power of Our Words
First Published 7/18/2014

 

When:  July 23, 2014

Where:  Open Gates - 1st Floor Gold Room

Time:  12 - 1 PM

 To register for this class, please visit:   http://ebizlearn.utmb.edu/psp/ps/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&

 Your registration will be processed through the Enterprise Learning Management system.  Sign in with your username and password then follow these steps to submit your registration:

  • Main Menu
  • Self Service
  • Learning
  • Browse Catalog
  • Human Resources
  • The Power of Our Words
  • Select
  •  Enroll Submit Enrollment      
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Contact:     Email: Catherine Tranchina     For: TOD     Phone: 409 747 6715
 
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PCOR Special Lecture: Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH
First Published 7/18/2014

Please join us for a special lecture:

 Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1-2pm

Rebecca Sealy 5.100

Using Home-Based Mobile Sensors for Remote Monitoring in Cancer Care and Prevention

 Presented by 

 

Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

 

This project was supported by grant number R24HS022134 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

 

 

Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: 409-266-9675
 
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Track Student Scholarly Presentation
First Published 7/18/2014

The UTMB School of Medicine Presents a Track Student Scholarly Presentation:

Burn Prevention Strategies in the U.S. and Mexico
Mary Goodrich

Date/Time:
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location:
Research Building 6, Room 1.108

Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP.  Please bring your own drinks.  RSVP to the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DAVRolreRJLDYxxy8dUPkiXom4l2fB_UA4LdElSTzWA/viewform?usp=send_form

UTMB's Areas of Scholarly Concentration
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while completing the 4-year Integrated Medical Curriculum

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Contact:     Email: Catherine Hale     For: Office of Clinical Education     Phone: (409) 747-1850
 
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