UTMB Announcements for 10/21/2014

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Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support
Scheduled Lync Messaging System Maintenance
UTMB’s mother-friendly worksite program makes it easier for nursing mothers to return to work or school following childbirth
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Administration Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
McCullough Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
ANGLETON VAN POOL
Lunch & Learn - The History of Jews in Medicine - Lunch Provided!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
**CALL FOR NOMINATION: 2015 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**10/20/2014
*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***10/20/2014
Scheduled Xcelera System Maintenance10/20/2014
LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY10/20/2014
Blood Drive October 23, 201410/17/2014
PMCH Seminar Series - Taylor Riall, M.D., Ph.D.10/20/2014
Neuroscience & Cell Biology Department Seminar10/15/2014
Come out and help us celebrate our 2nd Annual National Quality Week!10/20/2014
Department of Anesthesiology10/17/2014
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GIFTS AT THE BOOKSTORE10/16/2014
***FALL FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 31, 2014***10/20/2014
UTMB Health Retirement Fairs – Oct. 22, 23 and 2410/20/2014

Volunteers Needed for Wings Over Houston Air Show Medical Support
First Published 10/21/2014
WINGS OVER HOUSTON 2014

The department of Preventive Medicine at UTMB is once again asking for volunteers to provide medical support for the annual Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington field.  This years show will feature the US Navys Blue Angels.  Other highlighted performers include the MV-22 Osprey, the Jet Truck, and a Vietnam re-enactment.
 
The show dates are Oct 31-Nov 2 and we are looking for volunteers of all medical backgrounds that are Basic Life Support certified.  If you are interested please click on the following link and fill out the sign up form.
 
 
Important Volunteer information to consider:
-Friday, Oct 31st, is a half-day show for our special needs audience.  Volunteer hours will be 0730 to 1300.
-Volunteer hours on Saturday, Nov 1st and Sunday, Nov 2nd will be 0630 to 1800.
-Please plan on volunteering for the entire day.
-There will be breaks factored into the schedule but you will be on your feet for the majority of the day.  Please indicate any physical limitations you may have in the comments section so we can plan accordingly.
-All volunteers receive a free pass to the show for the day they volunteer, and free lunch if volunteering on a weekend day.
 
Please feel free to e-mail me with further questions and forward this invite to anyone else interested.  We look forward to having another successful air show.
 
Thank You
 
Benjamin Johansen, D.O.
UTMB Aerospace Medicine Residency, PGY-4
2014 Wings Over Houston Resident Medical Coordinator
Contact:     Email: Benjamin Johansen     For: Preventive Medicine     Phone: 801-358-8295
 
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Scheduled Lync Messaging System Maintenance
First Published 10/21/2014

Maintenance will be performed on the Lync messaging system Wednesday October 22nd between 9:00PM and 10:00PM. Lync services will be unavailable during the maintenance.

Contact:     Email: Rich Thomas     For: IS-Ops-TechSvcs     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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UTMB’s mother-friendly worksite program makes it easier for nursing mothers to return to work or school following childbirth
First Published 10/21/2014

 

UTMB has been designated a mother-friendly worksite by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

As a mother-friendly worksite, the institution supports all employees and students who choose to breastfeed by providing access to:

  • A private, comfortable and sanitary place (other than a bathroom) for breastfeeding or expressing milk
  • Clean, safe water source and a sink for washing hands and rinsing out any breast pump equipment
  • Hygienic storage options to safely store breast milk
  • Hospital-grade multi-user pump that may be used with the employee or student’s own milk collection kit
  • Flexible work schedules that allow time for breastfeeding or expressing milk
  • Information about breastfeeding and worksite lactation

For more information about UTMB’s mother-friendly worksite program, including available lactation rooms, frequently asked questions and resources for additional breastfeeding support, please see the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite web pages.

Contact:     Email: Employee Relations     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-8696
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 10/21/2014

The Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases,
the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Tropical Diseases
welcomes

 Raphael Valdivia, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Basic Science
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

 Presenting

 “NextGen genetics in ‘genetically intractable’ microbial systems”

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Place: Basic Science Auditorium, Room 2.212

 All interested persons are encouraged to attend!

Contact:     Email: Angela Culler     For: Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases     Phone: 72464     Fax: 70762
 
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Administration Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
First Published 10/21/2014

On Tuesday night, October 21st, 2014, from 10pm until midnight (2 hours) the computer network will be intermittently unavailable due to network maintenance. This will impact all computer and network-connected devices in this building.

Contact:     Email: Tabitha Ehrhart     For: IS - Ops - Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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McCullough Building Scheduled Network Maintenance
First Published 10/21/2014

On Tuesday night, October 21st, 2014, from 10pm until midnight (2 hours) the computer network will be intermittently unavailable due to network maintenance. This will impact all computer and network-connected devices in this building.

Contact:     Email: Tabitha Ehrhart     For: IS - Ops - Network     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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ANGLETON VAN POOL
First Published 10/21/2014

UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus employees are carpooling to and from Galveston Monday through Friday from 07:30am - 4:00pm, but would like to reach out to any other UTMB employees to begin using a van pool with Metro Star.  The pickup location would be at the park and ride located in Angelton on FM 2004 and 523.  If you are interested in joining this work day van pool, please contact Susie Gonzalez at masgonza@utmb.edu .  

Contact:     Email: Susie Gonzalez     For: RCO     Phone: 409-747-1119
 
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Lunch & Learn - The History of Jews in Medicine - Lunch Provided!
First Published 10/21/2014

Please join us for our first Lunch & Learn this Thursday (12:00-1:00). We will be meeting in the Jamail Student Center, Room 2.132.

 . The first session will be covering Maimonides, and we will be meeting the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month from now on.  

Please contact Ariel Ludwig (arludwig@utmb.edu ) for more information or to be added to our Bay Area Hillel listserve.

See you Thursday!

Contact:     Email: Ariel     For: IMH     Phone: 6462023232
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- For Asthma Research Study
First Published 10/21/2014

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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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 10/21/2014

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
October 22, 2014
8:00 a.m.
6.106 Mccullough Building


"Esophageal Resection and Replacement"
 What organ to use and the what route to employ??

Laila Rashidi, MD
PGY -5 , Department of Surgery

Ravi Radhakrishnan, MD
Assistant Professor, MD
Department of Surgery

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Describe what time of esophageal conduit is used after esophageal reconstruction.  
2. Identify the best route of reconstruction after esophagectomy. 
3. Identify the best technique for esophageal reconstruction after esophagetomy.

Educational Method: Lecture

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

Disclosure Statement (Speaker): Drs. Rashid and Radhakrishnan have 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 Surgry     Phone: (409) 772-0531     Fax: (409) 772-5611
 
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**CALL FOR NOMINATION: 2015 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards**
First Published 10/20/2014

JohnP. McGovern Academyof Oslerian Medicine

Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards

Each year, up to five faculty are selected for the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.  This award recognizes the fundamental concept, exemplified by Sir William Osler, that the development of outstanding physicians occurs primarily in clinical settings(ambulatory or in-patient).  Each recipient of the award will receive $5,000 for support of his or her professional development and/or teaching programs.

The following attributes are used to define excellence in clinical teaching:

  1. Demonstrates patient-centered focus of excellent teaching and care;
  2. Serves as a role model of care and compassion of learners and patients and exemplifies professional behavior; shows respect for the learner, patient, and other health care providers;
  3. Demonstrates enthusiasm and enjoyment;
  4. Demonstrates inquisitiveness and values inquiry;
  5. Creates an enjoyable, challenging, and “safe” learning environment;
  6. Sets high, but obtainable, standards;
  7. Assists in the development of clinical skills, including patient history, physical exam, procedures, and clinical reasoning;
  8. Integrates basic science with clinical care;
  9. Demonstrates patience;
  10. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; is open-minded;
  11. Provides useful and relevant feedback;
  12. Demonstrates teamwork and multi-disciplinary care;
  13. Is genuine.

The selection committee consists of an Osler Scholar (who will serve as Chair), Chair of the Academy of Master Teachers, a clerkship director, a program director and an Osler Student Scholar.

Nominations can come from students, house staff, faculty and staff and must include a statement no more than 200 words in length describing how the candidate exemplifies excellence in clinical teaching.  (Current Osler Scholars are not eligible.)  Letters of nomination should be addressed to the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and sent to Ms. Rosemary Lindley, 8.208 Rebecca Sealy Hospital, Route 0162, or electronically as a Word document to rmlindle@utmb.eduThe deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014. 

Individuals selected will be ineligible for two subsequent years after selection.

  • 2014 awardees: Drs. Loretta Grumbles, Hanan Hussein, Michael Malloy and Robert G. Smith
  • 2013 awardees: Drs. Carlos Clark, Sunil Jain, David McCormick and Harold Pine

The recipients will be presented in July 2015 during the 14th annual Osler Oration.  

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Contact:     Email: Rosemary Lindley     For: John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine     Phone: x79680
 
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*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***
First Published 10/20/2014

*** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

 

UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, October 23, 2014

UTMB - 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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Scheduled Xcelera System Maintenance
First Published 10/20/2014

The Xcelera System will be down for upgrades Strating the Evening of Friday 10/24 through Sunday 10/26. For more information please contact the Service Desk at 25200

Contact:     Email: Bill Bailey     For: Is-Clindoc-rad     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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LASIK CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
First Published 10/20/2014

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: Call Joffe Today!     For: Ophthalmology     Phone: 1-866-685-6995
 
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Blood Drive October 23, 2014
First Published 10/17/2014

Information Services will be hosting two blood drives on Thursday, October 23.  The Donor Coach will be on campus from 8am - 12 noon.  It will be parked on Post Office between 8th and 6th streets, right outside of Rebecca Sealy, easily accessible for employees located in the John Sealy Hospital, Administration Building or Rebecca Sealy.  The Donor Coach will then be in Clear Lake (at I-45 and NASA Parkway, in the Burlington/At Home Parking lot) from 2pm - 5pm.  All departments are invited to participate, as are non-UTMB employees.

Appointments are available every 15 minutes from 8:00 till noon and again from 2:00 till 5:00.  If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call x 61293 or email hlpritch@utmb.edu with your preferred time.  As always, walk ins are welcome.

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Contact:     Email: Heather Pritchard     For: Information Services     Phone: 409-266-1293
 
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PMCH Seminar Series - Taylor Riall, M.D., Ph.D.
First Published 10/20/2014

“Gallstone Disease: The Translation of Population-based Research into Improved Patient Care.”

Taylor Riall, M.D., Ph.D
Professor
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research
Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes

Thursday, October 23rd

Noon

1.104 Ewing Hall

Lunch Provided

Contact:     Email: Brittany Wallace     For: PMCH     Phone: 772.1128
 
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Neuroscience & Cell Biology Department Seminar
First Published 10/15/2014

 

The Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology presents a seminar by

Timothy Q. Duong, Ph.D.
MRI Division Chief and Assistant Director for Research, Research Imaging Institute
Stanley I. Glickman MD Endowed Chair, Professor of Ophthalmology/Radiology/Physiology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

“MRI of Experimental TBI”
(James E. Beall, II Distinguished Seminar)

12:00 pm, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
*** Room 3.324, Levin Hall ***
*** Please note change in location ***

 

Contact:     Email: Belinda Ebert     For: Neuroscience & Cell Biology     Phone: 72178
 
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Come out and help us celebrate our 2nd Annual National Quality Week!
First Published 10/20/2014

Come out and help us celebrate our 2nd Annual National Quality Week!

This year’s focus is on: Joint Commission AWARENESS

 

There will be prizes and gift give-a-ways!

 

UTMB – Galveston Campus

When: October 21st – 22nd, 2014 from 6am – 6:30pm

Where: Brown Atrium Hallway

 

ADMC – Angleton Campus

When: October 23rd, 2014 from 7am-5:30pm

Where: Old ICU North Unit – 2nd floor of the Main Hospital

 

Thank you for your commitment to quality and safety and the work you do that supports our patients and UTMB!

 
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Contact:     Email: Kimberly Curelea     For: Quality Department     Phone: 72151
 
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Department of Anesthesiology
First Published 10/17/2014

The Moody Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

 Presents

  

Lee A. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Department of Surgery

Texas A&M University

Temple, TX

 

“Neurogenic and peripheral immune contributions to neuroplasticity

and neurodegeneration after traumatic brain injury.”

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

12:00 Noon

Levin Hall, Room 3.320

 

Everyone Welcome 

 

Contact:     Email: Laurie Bolding     For: Anesthesiology     Phone: 409-772-6347     Fax: (409) 772-6409
 
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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GIFTS AT THE BOOKSTORE
First Published 10/16/2014

COME TO THE UTMB BOOKSTORE TO SUPPORT CANCER AWARENESS:

BRACELETS, SOCKS, LANYARDS, PINS, WRITING PENS, CUPS AND MUGS, AND BADGET HOLDERS

COME GET YOUR PINK FOR OCTOBER

 

Contact:     Email: UTMB Bookstore     For: www.bookstore.utmb.edu     Phone: 409-772-1939     Fax: 409-772-3440
 
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***FALL FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 31, 2014***
First Published 10/20/2014

UTMB Osler Student Societies

And Student Government Association

 

Invite you to FALL FESTIVAL

At Moody Medical Library plaza for

children <12 years old and their families.

North corner of 9th Street and Market

Friday, October 31st, 5pm – 7pm.

Snacks, games, costume contest, and more. 

 

Please support our efforts to help the Galveston community by

Bringing canned food donations for a local food pantry

For More Information on the “Event” call 409-772-2815.

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Free parking available in lots J and D, located on 11th Street

between Market and Mechanic. 

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Contact:     Email: Dr. Mike Malloy     For: OSS-McGovern Academy     Phone: x22815
 
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UTMB Health Retirement Fairs – Oct. 22, 23 and 24
First Published 10/20/2014

In recognition of National Save for Retirement Week, UTMB is hosting the following retirement fairs. All employees are invited to attend one of these fairs to learn more about the importance of saving for the future.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Angleton Danbury Campus, North Lobby
132 Hospital Drive
Angleton, TX 77515

Thursday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2nd Floor                
2240 Gulf Freeway South                                          
League City, TX 77573                                               

Friday, Oct. 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
William C. Levin Hall, 2nd Floor
10th and Market Streets
Galveston, TX 77555

Representatives from Fidelity, Lincoln Financial, TIAA-CREFF, VALIC and Voya Financial (formerly ING) will be available to discuss their services and to answer your financial planning and retirement questions. 

Contact:     Email: Benefits Services     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-2630
 
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