UTMB Announcements for 7/31/2014

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Retiree Benefits Meeting
DON’T WAIT. NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO GET LASIK
Benefits Annual Enrollment Ends Today at Midnight
***Moody Medical Library Classes – August/September 2014***
USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
New July Friday Focus Available Online!
Ride a Van to Work
Breastfeeding Management August 4th or 5th, 2014 (CEU)

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus7/25/2014
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***7/28/2014
UTMB Diversity Council Membership Applications Now Being Accepted7/29/2014
The Final Oral Examination of Olga Kolokoltsova7/22/2014
High School Summer Research Program7/28/2014
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS7/25/2014
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS7/25/2014
Family Medicine Clinics Offer Extended Weekday and Weekend Hours7/25/2014
Grants For Lunch - August 57/28/2014
2014 PROFESSIONALISM SUMMIT7/30/2014
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds7/30/2014

Retiree Benefits Meeting
First Published 7/31/2014

Please join Benefits Services on Thursday, August 7th, for our Retiree Benefits Meeting. This meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Room 1.106. This meeting is designed to assist you in the retirement process by providing information to you regarding your benefits as a retiree from The University of Texas Medical Branch.

Click here to register. Seating is limited to the first 25 people to respond.  

Your registration will be processed through Enterprise Learning Management system. Sign in with your LAN user name and password the follow these steps to submit your registration.

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Contact:     Email: Benefits Services     For: Human Resources     Phone: 409-772-2630
 
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DON’T WAIT. NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO GET LASIK
First Published 7/31/2014

If you’ve been thinking about LASIK, now is a great time to take the next step. 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!

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 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.

 

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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Benefits Annual Enrollment Ends Today at Midnight
First Published 7/31/2014

 

Today is your last chance to make changes to your benefits elections for the FY15 plan year. 

To review or update your current coverage, log in to the My UT Benefits online system. You will need the personal identification number provided to you by the Office of Employee Benefits to access the system.

Your annual enrollment elections will become effective Monday, Sept. 1.

For more information about UTMB’s benefits program, click here.

Contact:     Email: Norene Gettis     For: Benefits Services     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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***Moody Medical Library Classes – August/September 2014***
First Published 7/31/2014

Moody Medical Library offers free, hands-on, scholarly information management classes.  Face to face classes are held in the Carruth Room, Room 2.233, of the Library. Webinars on select classes are also offered via Microsoft Lync.

Face to Face Classes

  • My NCBI – August 11, 9-10 a.m.
  • Who’s Citing You? – August 14, noon-1 p.m.
  • EndNote Basic – September 15, noon-1 p.m.
  • PubMed – September 16, 9-10 a.m.
  • Find It @UTMB – September 17, noon-1 p.m.
  • CINAHL – September 18, 9-10 a.m.
  • Web of Science – September 22, 4-5 p.m.
  • Measuring Research Impact – September 24, 9-10 a.m.

 Webinars:

  • PubMed – August 4, noon-1 p.m.
  • Web of Science – August 5, noon-1 p.m.
  • Library Survival Skills – August 6, 9-10 a.m.
  • EndNote Basic – August 7, 4-5 p.m.
  • Find It @UTMB – August 12, 4-5 p.m.
  • Ovid Medline – August 13, noon-1 p.m.
  • My NCBI – September 23, noon-1 p.m.
  • Who’s Citing You? – September 30, 4-5 p.m.

Please register in advance by connecting to http://utmb.libcal.com/libraryclasses. 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.

House Calls

House Calls are available:  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.  Please contact the Reference Department at x22372 or by email at ask@utmb.libanswers.com.

Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/UTMBLibrary) or Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/UTMBLibrary) to keep up with the class schedule and other Library news!

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Contact:     Email: Julie Trumble     For: Moody Medical Library     Phone: 409-772-3632
 
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USE 2013-2014 SUPERIOR VISION BENEFITS BEFORE YOU LOSE THEM
First Published 7/31/2014

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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New July Friday Focus Available Online!
First Published 7/31/2014

New July Friday Focus Available Online!

 

In this issue:

Excellent Service Starts With Us

Hydration Stations Approved for All Units

Joint Commission Readiness

Annual Enrollment Ends July 31

Inside UTMB: Donna Sollenberger Appointed to National Board

Budget Improvement Project Update

Welcome Aboard Jeremy Brynes and Michael Rape

Physical Therapy and You: Hand, Wrist & Elbow Injury Therapy from a Patient's Perspective

Operations Council Patient & Family Advisor Update with Bonnie Farmer

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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Ride a Van to Work
First Published 7/31/2014

If you work from 8-5 and would like to relax while someone else does the driving and save the wear and tear on your car - we have a seat for you.  Van comes straight to UTMB with no additional stops.  Van leaves the Bay Area Park-N-Ride at 7:00 AM.   and come          .  The .  .  Please call or email for additional information .  Ther.

Contact:     Email: Angelina Johnson     For: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology     Phone: 772-8083
 
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Breastfeeding Management August 4th or 5th, 2014 (CEU)
First Published 7/31/2014

Breastfeeding Management August 4th or 5th, 2014

This Breastfeeding Management program is designed to help health care professionals promote and support breastfeeding by providing essential information and is provided by the Department of State Health Services in cooperation withThe University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. See below for CEU information.

Location: UTMB Research Bldg #6-1.206 Auditorium

Registration: UTMB employees can sign up on the Nursing Services calendar

Registration Deadline: July 21, 2014

Cost:  FREE; Free parking –There is a flat lot located on Seawall Blvd and Holiday Drive (Behind Walgreens). This is a free park and ride via shuttle to the UTMB campus.

Agenda: 8:00am Sign In; 8:30am Training begins; 4:00pm Adjourn; 4:00-4:15pm Sign-Out

Program Content:

  • Advantages of Breastfeeding
  • Composition of Human Milk
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding
  • Skin to Skin Contact
  • Latch-on and Positioning
  • Common Problems Impacting Breastfeeding
  • Maternal Nutrition During Lactation
  • Maintaining Milk Production While Separated from Infant
  • Medications and Lactation
  • Texas Ten Step/Mother-Friendly Worksite

Continuing Education Credits: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (6.0).  This activity is approved for 6.0 Level 1 Continuing Professional Education hours by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  6 L‐CERPs allocated by IBLCE. 6 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. IBLCE Provider Approval Number CLT113-15.

Contact:     Email: Mary Douglas, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM     For: Labor & Delivery     Phone: (409) 772-9084
 
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VALIC Financial Advisor--On Campus
First Published 7/25/2014

Need to speak with a Representative from VALIC? Dena Yebernetsky will be on campus, Thursday, July 31st from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

To set up an appointment or for more information please contact her via email at Dena.Yebernetsky@valic.com or via phone 832-712-8056.

Contact:     Email: Dena Yebernetsky     For: Retirement     Phone: 832-712-8056
 
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*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
First Published 7/28/2014

 *** 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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UTMB Diversity Council Membership Applications Now Being Accepted
First Published 7/29/2014

 

Diversity is a core value at UTMB, underscoring our long-time understanding that the university community is more effective in fulfilling its vital mission when people of all perspectives and backgrounds are involved in charting our road ahead.

 If you are interested in becoming a member of the UTMB Diversity Council, click here to complete an online application. Paper copies of the application are available in Bethel Hall, Room 2.201, and the Jamail Student Center. All students, faculty, staff and employees are encouraged to apply, and the deadline for submitting an application is 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 31.

 Members of the Diversity Council will work together to:

  • Harness the broad spectrum of ideas, experiences and voices that characterize the UTMB community
  • Preserve an inclusive and collaborative community that actively promotes and values diversity in its broadest sense
  • Ensure that best practices in support of diversity and inclusion are woven throughout the institution

The council will meet on the third or fourth Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teleconference connections can be arranged for members who do not work on the Galveston campus.

Please refer to the following resources to learn more about the UTMB Diversity Council:

For questions about the council’s activities or the time commitment involved, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at culture@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Office of Diversity and Inclusion     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-4862
 
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The Final Oral Examination of Olga Kolokoltsova
First Published 7/22/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Olga A. Kolokoltsova

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

August 1, 2014

3:00P.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

RIG-I-ENHANCED TYPE I INTERFERON-INDEPENDENT APOPTOSIS IN RESPONSE TO JUNIN VIRUS INFECTION

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Slobodan Paessler, DVM, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Judith Aronson, M.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Allan Brasier, M.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Scott Weaver, Ph.D., Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Juan Carlos de la Torre, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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High School Summer Research Program
First Published 7/28/2014

Poster Session & Closing Reception

Poster Session & Closing Reception

 Date:   Thursday, July 31, 2014

 Time:   11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Place:   Levin Hall Dining Room, 2nd fl.

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

 

UTMB's Office of Educational Outreach encourages interaction between UTMB's scientific community and area schools through summer science camps, professional development for science teachers and other programs. Through these programs, UTMB plays an integral role in enhancing pre-college students' knowledge about science and encouraging students to pursue science careers.  Please visit our web site (www.utmb.edu/oeo) for more information. 

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Contact:     Email: Sylvia Torres     For: Office of Educational Outreach     Phone: 27836
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 7/25/2014

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shriners Hospital for Children, 7th Floor Auditorium 

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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

“Correctional Psychiatry: The Final Frontier of Psychiatry” 

presented by:

 

Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP, FAPA

Clinical Professor

Director Mental Health Services

UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC)

Conroe TX 

 

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

  1. Define causes of the current psychiatric disease epidemic within adult and juvenile correctional settings.
  2. Examine the mental and medical health needs and service utilization of incarcerated patient populations.
  3. Describe the development of the UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC) health care system and how this is organized to provide access to care and coordinated service delivery.
  4. Differentiate unique evaluation and treatment roles, fiscal and legal challenges, and clinical presentations within correctional settings.
  5. Illustrate the development and implementation of telepsychiatry services, medication formularies, and disease management guidelines for correctional patient populations.

 Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

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

Contact:     Email: Nancy Evans     For: Psychiatry     Phone: 747-8302     Fax: 747-8300
 
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 7/25/2014

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shriners Hospital for Children, 7th Floor Auditorium 

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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

“Correctional Psychiatry: The Final Frontier of Psychiatry” 

presented by:

 

Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP, FAPA

Clinical Professor

Director Mental Health Services

UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC)

Conroe TX 

 

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

  1. Define causes of the current psychiatric disease epidemic within adult and juvenile correctional settings.
  2. Examine the mental and medical health needs and service utilization of incarcerated patient populations.
  3. Describe the development of the UTMB Correctional Managed Care (CMC) health care system and how this is organized to provide access to care and coordinated service delivery.
  4. Differentiate unique evaluation and treatment roles, fiscal and legal challenges, and clinical presentations within correctional settings.
  5. Illustrate the development and implementation of telepsychiatry services, medication formularies, and disease management guidelines for correctional patient populations.

 Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDs, Residents, Students, and Alumni

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

Contact:     Email: Nancy Evans     For: Psychiatry     Phone: 747-8302     Fax: 747-8300
 
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Family Medicine Clinics Offer Extended Weekday and Weekend Hours
First Published 7/25/2014

The Family Medicine Island West Clinic, located at 6710 Stewart Road, is now seeing patients each Saturday from 9 am to noon.  The Saturday clinic sees patients with immediate care needs such as colds, infections, insect bites, sprains and minor injuries.  Please call the UTMB Health 24-Hour appointment line at 409-772-2222 to make a Saturday appointment. For a complete list of Saturday services please download our flyer here.  

For all routine care visits, well-check exams, perscription refill appointment and any condition that doesn’t require immediate attention, please schedule an appointment during any of the weekday hours, including the extended weekday hours at any of the Family Medicine clinics.  For more serious injury or illness please visit the UTMB Health Emergency Room. 

Family Medicine Clinic – Dickinson
HOURS: Tuesday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Mondays 8am – 7pm

Family Medicine Clinic – Island East
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Thursdays – 8am – 7pm (Beginning 8/14/14)

Family Medicine Clinic – Island West
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Tuesdays – 8am – 7pm
Saturdays 9am – 12pm

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Contact:     Email: Candace Jones     For: Department of Family Medicine     Phone: 409.744.4030
 
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Grants For Lunch - August 5
First Published 7/28/2014

Grants for Lunch

Tuesday, August 5
Noon – 1:00 pm
Research Building #6, Room 1.108

“Changes and Improvements in SciVal Experts:  Making a great tool better”

Presenter:  Melodi Moore, Funding Specialist, Research Services/Research Education

RSVP at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

Description:

As Research changes, so must the tools we use.  In response to this, the developers at Elsevier have addressed many of the questions asked by SciVal Experts users over the past 24 months.  Attend and find out what the latest edition of Experts has to offer you and how you can use this tool to make your research better.

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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2014 PROFESSIONALISM SUMMIT
First Published 7/30/2014

The UTMB Professionalism Committee cordially invites you to the 2014 Professionalism Summit on Thursday, August 7, 2014, featuring keynote speaker Barbara Balik, EdD, RN, a nationally recognized leader in developing environments for quality, safety, and staff-provider engagement.  The title of her presentation is "Interprofessionalism - Why Bother?"  The luncheon and keynote will be held in the Levin Hall Dining Room: lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at noon.  Seating is limited.  To register, please RSVP to Sheryl Lashway at extension 22910 or email sllashwa@utmb.edu.  Sponsored by:  Office of the President, Health System/Department of Nursing and The Oliver Center for Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 

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Contact:     Email: Sheryl Lashway     For: Office of the President - Operations     Phone: 772-2910     Fax: 772-5064
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 7/30/2014

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

 

Cholesterol treatment and cardiovascular disease prevention in the patient with low HDL-C: Is there anything we can do that works?

 

L. Maria Belalcazar, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine

Thursday, July 31, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Research Bldg. #6, 1.206 Auditorium

 

 

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

1)      Review basic concepts regarding the role of HDL in lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis.

2)      Become acquainted with the results of recent clinical trials targeting HDL-C.

3)       Become familiar with revised cholesterol treatment guidelines and how they recommend approaching patients with low HDL-C.

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

Educational Method:  Lecture

Target Audience:  MDS, Residents, Students and Alumni

 

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Randall Urban, Dr.  Mark Holden, Dr. Richard Goodgame, Mrs. Kimblyn Raschke 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 52 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the

activity.

 

 

Everyone is welcome

Contact:     Email: Kim Raschke     For: Internal Medicine     Phone: 409 772-1176     Fax: 409 772-8762
 
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