UTMB Announcements for 9/1/2014

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THE THIRD GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: APPEARANCE
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
9/3 (Wed.) Pepper Investigator's Lecture: Christopher Fry, PhD
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
Managing Genetically Modified Colonies
New August Friday Focus Available Online!
Welch Allyn Rep and 3M LIttman Rep coming to the UTMB BOOKSTORE

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
20th Annual Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament7/28/2014
Animal Research Webinar Series Continues - Sept. 4th8/18/2014

THE THIRD GOOD REASON TO CONSIDER LASIK: APPEARANCE
First Published 9/1/2014

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 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.

Contact:     Email: Joffe Center     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
First Published 9/1/2014

 *** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

 UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Alvin La Quinta Inn and Suites

880 South Loop 35

Alvin, Texas 77511

10:00 am

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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9/3 (Wed.) Pepper Investigator's Lecture: Christopher Fry, PhD
First Published 9/1/2014

Please join us for the next Pepper Investigator’s Lecture:

 September 3, 2014

Noon-1pm

RSH 6.100

Lifelong Depletion of Satellite Cells in Sedentary Mice Impairs Muscle Regenerative Capacity But Does Not Contribute to Sarcopenia

Presented by

 Christopher Fry, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition & Metabolism

*Lunch provided, first come, first served*

Please visit our website at http://www.utmb.edu/scoa/pepper

Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: (409) 266-9675
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 9/1/2014

 

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Venkata Dandamudi, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology and Radiology

Staff Attending

Neurointerventional and Neurosciences Critical Care Programs

UTMB

 

"The State of Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke"

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

 

 

Objectives:

1.  Review Literature of endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke.

2.  Review newer generation of endovascular devices.

3.  Review the role of perfusion imaging in endovascular treatments.

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joe Patterson, Dr. Elena Shanina, Michele Sefcik, and 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 of 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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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Managing Genetically Modified Colonies
First Published 9/1/2014

Seminar:

Thursday, September 18th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Research Bldg. #6, Room 1.108

RSVP Here**

Presented by Pat Sikes, Charles River Laboratories

Topics to be covered are:

  • Production Planning – Know Your Mice

Ø  Breeding Systems

Ø  Strain Effects

Ø  Oops, What Now?

  • Help! – My Mice Won’t Breed

Ø  The Obvious

Ø  The Not So Obvious

Ø  Was I Really That Unlucky


**Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services/PAM     Phone: 69489
 
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New August Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 9/1/2014

New August Friday Focus Available Online!

In this issue:

UTMB's Dedicated Cardiac Care Unit: They're All Heart

UTMB Health Celebrates Angelton Danbury Campus

Working Together to Reduce Preventable Readmissions

Peggy Mann Receives Lifetime Acheivement Award

Welcome, Cheryl Sadro & Selwyn Rogers

Employee Access 2-Care Program

EAC Welcomes New Representative

Community Adult Care Clinic Opens Doors in Texas City

Mammographer Karen Seaman Authors Book

Shout Outs!

 

Would you like to submit an article, photo or make a suggestion?

Contact us at friday.focus@utmb.edu

Miss an issue? Visit www.utmb.edu/fridayfocus

 

 

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Contact:     Email: Erin Lesly Swearingen     For: UTMB Health System     Phone: 73825
 
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Welch Allyn Rep and 3M LIttman Rep coming to the UTMB BOOKSTORE
First Published 9/1/2014

 

A Welch Allyn Rep will be present at the Student UTMB Bookstore on Tuesday (09/02/14 ) from 10 to 5  and Wednesday (09/03/14 ) from 10 to 4 

& a 3M Littman Rep on Wednesday ( 09/03/14 ) from 11 to 4 and Thursday ( 09/04/14 ) from 10 to 4

They can demonstrate how to use the Diagnositc Sets, Stethoscopes, and answer any questions you have concerning these items.

Contact:     Email: UTMB Bookstore     For: UTMB Bookstore     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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20th Annual Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament
First Published 7/28/2014

Save the Date

Friday, October 10, 2014 Galveston Country Club

The Salute to Nursing Tournament held at the prestigious Galveston Country Club, has become one of the most popular events on campus and throughout the Galveston Community. The tournament has become the School’s largest fund raising event with all proceeds benefiting nursing scholarships.

Galveston Country Club
14228 Stewart Road, Galveston, Texas

10:00 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – Shotgun Start
 

Awards Ceremony & Dinner Immediately Following Tournament

For more information contact  Joan Farmer 409-772-1456

jvfarmer@utmb.edu or visit: http://son.utmb.edu/golftournament/Default.cshtml

 

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Contact:     Email: Joan Farmer     For: School of Nursing     Phone: 409-772-1456
 
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Animal Research Webinar Series Continues - Sept. 4th
First Published 8/18/2014

Animal Research Webinar Series

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.

3rd in a series of 4 webinars:

Animal Research: Tips and Hints from a Panel on Developing an Assessment Program for Animal Biomethodologies

Thursday, Sept. 4, 10 AM to 11 AM

Research Bldg. #6, Room 1.102

Led by Paula Clifford, Szczepan Baran, and Natasha Melfi

Participants will be surveyed on their successes and challenges in developing their individual assessment programs. Results will be shared during the webinar with tips and hints on how to achieve program goals. An active Q&A period will be included in this webinar. 

RSVP here

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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