UTMB Announcements for 4/23/2014

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Medication Take-back Event-Four Sites to Choose
2014 AAHRPP Educational Webinar Series - April 29
Scheduled iSpace (Xythos) Maintenance
Scheduled Peoplesoft FPRD Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled Peoplesoft LPRD Scheduled Maintenance
EXERCISE AND IRISIN: The Role of Intensity and Hypoxemia
The Final Oral Examination Of Evandro Winkelmann
Galveston Aging Care Network
Please join us to Honor National Donate Life Month at our Organ Donor Registry Drive
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Final Learning Dinner Party for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends and Caregivers
FREE Tree Seedlings
Don't Miss Out... Earth Day Tie Challenge!
FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS in LEAGUE CITY
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
MICHAEL KOR EYEWEAR NOW AVAILABLE AT UTMB EYE HEALTH
LAST DAY FOR K'S CREATIONS
The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is back!!!!
UTMB Earth Day Upcycle Art and Function Display
2014 UTMB Golf League Announcement

Repeat AnnouncementsFirst Published
TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK4/21/2014
WANTED: CREATIVITY AND INGENUITY.....APPLY FOR A PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD TODAY!4/21/2014
Epic Care Everywhere3/26/2014
Registration Deadline April 30th - Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities4/16/2014
Weight Loss Seminar4/21/2014
Pneumococcal Vaccine Study for Infants4/21/2014
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series4/21/2014
***Family Medicine Grand Rounds - 4/24/14***4/21/2014
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health Seminar and Luncheon4/17/2014
Emotional Intelligence - May4/21/2014
Receive $3,000 with the Health System’s Nursing Referral Bonus Program4/21/2014
Take the UTMB Communication Survey to Help Us Strike the Right Balance4/18/2014
Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends, and Caregivers4/21/2014
Nursing Service and Clinics – Annual TB Screening Deadline for Health Care Workers Is April 304/21/2014
Neuroscience Grand Rounds4/21/2014
Cash Back for your Books!4/21/2014
Health Policy Lunch and Lecture – April 304/21/2014
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds4/21/2014
SPECIAL LECTURE: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD of Duke University4/21/2014
GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS4/21/2014
Get moving on Wednesday, April 30, with Recess Day!4/21/2014
Dr. Harald Sitte presents "Ecstasy, Cloud9 and Mephedrone: Insights into the Molecular Mechanism of Psychostimulants" on Tuesday, May 6 at 12 noon4/22/2014

Medication Take-back Event-Four Sites to Choose
First Published 4/23/2014

Is your medicine cabinet overflowing? Dispose of your expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. Keep them out of the wrong hands and the environment. Bring them to one of the sites for the Medication Take Back Event sponsored by the Southeast Texas Poison Center at UTMB Health and the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2013 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573

And

UTMB Health Eye Center, 700 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550

Plus

Houston Police Dept.-Clear Lake Substation, 2855 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058

Also

Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood,TX 77546

 

DO bring unused or expired prescription medications as well as out-of-date or unwanted over-the-counter medications.

DO bring pills in their original container. Names may be marked out if preferred.

DO bring liquids in their original container.

DON’T bring needles or other ‘sharps’.

As a local citizen, you can participate by driving through either of the drop-off sites at UTMB, where controlled volunteers will take your medications for proper disposal. The collection program is anonymous. You will not even have to get out of your vehicle.

DEA coordinates a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from community medicine cabinets.

The national website is http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html where you can find a list of all collection sites.

Contact:     Email: Jon Thompson     For: Poison Center     Phone: 409-772-3306     Fax: 409-772-3917
 
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2014 AAHRPP Educational Webinar Series - April 29
First Published 4/23/2014

 Negotiating a Clinical Trail Agreement that Works (and meets the AAHRPP Accreditation Standards)

 Tuesday, April 29
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304

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

Presenters

Jennifer S. Geeter, J.D., Partner,
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

Scott Lipkin, D.P.M.
Associate Vice President, Research,
Lehigh Valley Health Network

The core concept of a human research protection program is that many functions within an organization have a role in the protection of participants in human research.  Clinical trial agreements between the organization and the sponsor of the research outline responsibilities that further the safety of participants, the conduct of the study, and the publication or disclosure of results. This webinar will address the topics of research-related injury, reporting of sponsor monitoring visits, organizational responsibilities regarding data and safety monitoring, and ongoing safety notifications after the study has closed. Participants will learn techniques for negotiating these provisions, designing master agreements and meeting the AAHRPP Standard I.8. 

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Contact:     Email: Research Education     For: Research Services     Phone: 69441
 
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Scheduled iSpace (Xythos) Maintenance
First Published 4/23/2014

iSpace (Xythos) will be unavailable beginning on April 25, 2014 at 6:00pm for approximately 7 hours in order to perform system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Contact:     Email: Terry Janak     For: IS - Enterprise     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Scheduled Peoplesoft FPRD Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 4/23/2014

PeopleSoft Finance and Supply Chain System FPRD will not be available during the down time window from 10 pm 4/25/2014 (Friday) to 10 pm 4/27/2014 (Sunday) for PeopleTools upgrade

Contact:     Email: Cathy Chu     For: IS - AdminSyst - Gen     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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Scheduled Peoplesoft LPRD Scheduled Maintenance
First Published 4/23/2014

PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning management System LPRD will not be available during the down time window from 5 pm 4/25/2014 (Friday) till 2 pm 4/26/2014(Saturday) for PeopleTools upgrade.

Contact:     Email: Cathy Chu     For: IS - AdminSyst - Gen     Phone: 409-772-5200
 
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EXERCISE AND IRISIN: The Role of Intensity and Hypoxemia
First Published 4/23/2014

 

The Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition is pleased to present

Dr. Timothy Fairchild, Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology & Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Thursday, April 24th at 11 AM in SHP/SON 1.104

All are welcome 

 

Contact:     Email: Angelica Cazares     For: Nutrition and Metabolism     Phone: 772-2578
 
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The Final Oral Examination Of Evandro Winkelmann
First Published 4/23/2014

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Announces – The Final Examination of

Evandro R. Winkelmann

For the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

May 8, 2014

1:00 P.M.

GNL 1.100

TITLE OF DISSERTATION

USING THE SINGLE-CYCLE FLAVIVIRUS PARTICLE REPLIVAX TO STUDY FLAVIVIRUS REPLICATION AND IMMUNE RESPONSE

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Gregg Milligan, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Nigel Bourne, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

A. Paige Adams, Ph.D., DVM, Assistant Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Donald Bouyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Peter Mason, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. Cambridge, MA

Contact:     Email: Laura Teed     For: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences     Phone: 22668     Fax: 70772
 
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Galveston Aging Care Network
First Published 4/23/2014

A gathering of Aging Care Professionals Working to Improve the Quality of Life for Aging Individuals through Awareness and Networking

Friday, May 2, 2014
8:00—9:00 am
UTMB Primary Care Pavilion,400 Harborside Drive, Galveston Entrance A—Room 2.118

Breakfast, networking and program

Mounting Horizons

Advocating for people with disabilities to help them maintain their independence in their community

Presented by Jessika Osborne

Healthy Breakfast Sponsor: Hospice Care Team

GACN meets on the 1st Friday of each month

For questions or more information, contact kristen@rahgalveston.com

Thank you to our founding organizations: Sealy Center on Aging’s Center for Spirituality of Aging, Concord Assisted Living, Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program, OLLI at UTMB and Right at Home.

Contact:     Email: Julia Sherrod     For: OLLI at UTMB     Phone: 763-5833
 
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Please join us to Honor National Donate Life Month at our Organ Donor Registry Drive
First Published 4/23/2014

As of April 1st, 2014, more than 121,000 Americans are on the national organ transplant waiting list.

Almost 5.2 million Texans have joined the Donate Life Texas organ donor registry.

 That means more than 13 million adults in Texas haven’t….yet

 Please take a moment to stop by, sign up and visit April 29th

Main Hospital Entrance

11:00a-2:00p

 

Contact:     Email: Bridget Wilson     For: Emergency Services     Phone: 409-772-6576     Fax: 409-772-9068
 
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Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
First Published 4/23/2014

 

 

Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

Presents

Donald Lo, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Drug Discovery

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Duke University Medical Center

 

"Brain Slice Models for CNS Drug Discovery:  Tales of Natural and Unnatural Products"

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

12:00 Noon

Levin Hall, Room 3.324

Contact:     Email: Michele Sefcik     For: Neurology     Phone: 772-8053
 
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Final Learning Dinner Party for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends and Caregivers
First Published 4/23/2014

UTMB Sealy Center for Aging and Galveston First Presbyterian ChurchPresent

Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia,

their Families, Friends and Caregivers

Tuesday, April  29, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

UTMB Levin Hall Dining Room, Second Floor, 10th and Market Streets

 

Galveston area families, their loved ones with dementia, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Following each gourmet buffet dinner a panel of dementia and Alzheimer’s specialists will lead an interactive conversation. Panel leader is Dr. Mikaila Raji. Other panelists will enjoy dinner with the attendees.

April 29: Working Together to Break the Stigma 

Panelists include Dr. Mukaila Raji, UTMB director of geriatric medicine; Dr. Erin Hommel, UTMB assistant professor of geriatrics; Adele Herzfeld and Lisa Moore, UTMB geriatric social workers; Bronja Michejenko, nurse educator at UTMB’s Acute Center for Elders hospital unit; Ana Guerrero and Krista Dunn of the Houston Alzheimer’s Association; Alice Williams, director of Libbie’s Place Senior Day Care Program; Oma Morey, UTMB associate professor of geriatrics and author of the play Long Way Home; Andrea Wirt, UTMB geriatric nurse practitioner; Kristen Carlson, owner and administrator of Greater Galveston Right at Home;and the Reverend Helen Appelberg, director of UTMB’s Center for Spirituality of Aging.

$5 per person • Free parking at 11th St. lot between Market and Mechanic streets

Reservations: 409-266-9635 • Further information: Rev. Helen Appelberg, 409-789-1070

 

Reservations requested the Friday before each Tuesday dinner 409-266-9635.

Contact:     Email: Danielle Lipscomb     For: Internal Medicine- Geriatrics     Phone: 409-266-9635
 
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FREE Tree Seedlings
First Published 4/23/2014

 

UTMB’s 22ndAnnual Earth Day Celebration

Spring is an excellent time to plant native trees in your landscape. The following tree seedlings will be available, some there is limited quantities. Cherrybark Oak, Chestnut Oak, Water Oak, Willow Oak, Mayhaw & Loblolly Pine.

Volunteer Form  to work the Earth Day event to receive a FREE Earth Day T-Shirt and a chance at the door prize drawing.

 For information about the annual May 2, Earth Day event please view the UTMB event page at www.utmb.edu/earthday
 

 

  

 

Contact:     Email: Ken Steblein     For: Sustainable Services     Phone: 409 747 2959
 
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Don't Miss Out... Earth Day Tie Challenge!
First Published 4/23/2014

Calling All Creative Faculty, Staff, Students, and Volunteers
UTMB Health Earth Day – Tie Challenge
No drought about it…Water matters
 

Join us at the Earth Day activities on May 2 in front of Moody Medical Library to witness the new recycled/repurposed Tie event!

Want to showcase your talents? Enter the recycled Tie Challenge contest and be judged for the most unique creation or outlandish. The Tie contest will take place immediately following the style show and will showcase ties made from either recycled materials or those that have been repurposed from years past.

There are two Tie Challenge categories:

  • Recycled TieMost Unique
  • Repurposed TieMost Outlandish

How can you participate?  Start stockpiling recycled supplies today to design and create the most unique tie to showcase at Earth Day. For entry forms and more information, please click on the link:

Deadline to submit your entry form: Monday, April 28th by noon.

For more information about the show, or to sign up as a participant, please complete the Entry Form or contact Susanne Johnston.  For information about the Earth Day event, please view the UTMB event page at Utilities & Sustainability - Earth Day 2014.

 

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Contact:     Email: Susanne Johnston     For: EAC     Phone: 409-747-8306
 
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FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS in LEAGUE CITY
First Published 4/23/2014

UTMB Health's Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants will be offering FREE Oral Cancer Screenings in observance of the 17th Annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW). The screenings will be offered on Friday, April 25, 2013 at the Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants Clinic in League City, located in Brittany Plaza at 1600 West League City Parkway, Suite D. Screening hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The screening is painless and only takes about 15 minutes. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact Cheshe Langford at 409-772-2715 or c.langford@utmb.edu. 

Contact:     Email: Cheshe Langford     For: Otolaryngology     Phone: 409-772-2715     Fax: 832-203-4416
 
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Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
First Published 4/23/2014

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

 Robert E. Johnston, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Global Vaccines, Inc.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

 Presenting

 “Using Alphavirus Genomes as Vaccine Adjuvants”

as part of the
Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium
Date:  Tuesday, April 29, 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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MICHAEL KOR EYEWEAR NOW AVAILABLE AT UTMB EYE HEALTH
First Published 4/23/2014
 
Michael Kors is a rapidly growing global luxury lifestyle brand with over 500 stores in 85 countries worldwide. Since launching his namesake brand 30 years ago, Michael Kors has featured distinctive designs, materials and craftsmanship with a jet-set aesthetic that combines stylish elegance and a sporty attitude. Designed with the same sensibility, the eyewear collection delivers beautiful textures with signature hardware and iconic details .
 
Visit UTMB EyeHealth now and see our available Michael Kor frames.  Use your Superior Vision and receive a 20% discount on your out of pocket expense towards your new frame.
 
  • 700 Univeristy Blvd., near UTMB campus
  • Yes, we accept other optometry prescriptions
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Open Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm

Call now and schedule an appointment to see Dr. Gupta for an eye examination.

 

Appointments:  409-747-5800

Questions:  409-747-5823

 

Contact:     Email: Charlene Miller     For: Ophthalmology/Optical Center     Phone: 409-747-5823     Fax: 409-747-5824
 
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LAST DAY FOR K'S CREATIONS
First Published 4/23/2014

Take advantage of the last day on campus for K’s Creations.  Folks are buzzing

 about the fun items and good service.  Check out a great collection of gifts

 including Austrian crystal night lights, decorative angels and crosses, women’s

 clothing and accessories, Amazing Stretchable Popcorn Shirts which fit most

(Small to Extra Large), scarves, fashion jewelry, and lots of new merchandise.

It’s such an easy way to shop!

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

LOBBY

RESEARCH BUILDING 6

(OLD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL)

 

Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.

 

Proceeds benefit patient and volunteer programs.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

 

 

Contact:     Email: Mary Moody     For: Volunteer Services     Phone: 22549
 
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The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is back!!!!
First Published 4/23/2014

Because of last year's highly successful Innovation Challenge, it is returning - much improved and expanded in scope!

Innovation Challenge 2014 will launch May 1 with the IDEAxCHANGE forum. This forum will still be hosted at utmb.ideascale.com

Similar to last year, a critical component of Innovation Challenge 2014 will be the Collaborative Innovation class. In this class, cross-campus teams will be trained to find breakthrough solutions to challenges and problems selected from the IDEAxCHANGE forum.  

Collaborative Innovation teams will then present their solutions to UTMB and UT leadership in the Challenge Tank on August 14.

If you are interested (and up for the "challenge"), please consider registering for the Collaborative Innovation class. The registration form can be found here: http://www.its.utmb.edu/documents/Collaborative_Innovation-Registration2014.pdf

Class registration is open from April 18 - May 10; the class runs from May 20 - August 14.

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Contact:     Email: Clinical and Translational Science Award     For: Institute for Translational Sciences     Phone: 409-747-CTSA (2872)
 
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UTMB Earth Day Upcycle Art and Function Display
First Published 4/23/2014

UTMB Earth Day Celebration 2014

Upcycle Art & Function Display

 

What have you made with found, cast away or broken materials?

We want to see your artwork, home decor, furniture and more!

 

This is not a contest, but an opportunity to show your creativity by using "trash" to make treasure.

Photographs are accepted until April 30, if your creation is too big to bring to campus.

All entries will receive a free Earth Day t-shirt or tote bag!

All entries must be delivered to the front of the UTMB Library by 9:00 a.m. on May 2, and removed b 2:00 p.m. on May 2.

 

For more information contact:

Ruth Finkelstein at (409) 747-1247, or rfinkels@utmb.edu

Robin Baker at (409) 747-6736, or rlbaker@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Ruth Finkelstein     For: Office of The Pres Operations     Phone: 409-747-1247
 
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2014 UTMB Golf League Announcement
First Published 4/23/2014

The UTMB Golf League will begin play on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  The season lasts 19 weeks with a season ending 18-hole scramble tournament on a Friday afternoon in mid-September.  Nine-hole matches are played every Tuesday afternoon starting between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Moody Gardens Golf Course in Galveston, Texas.  Most teams have a full regular player roster, but are looking for part-time and back-up members. New members must be full time UTMB employees, faculty, staff or students. The league annual fee is $20.00 (due before you play your first round) and the course fee is $25.00 per round (includes green fee/cart). Tournament fees will be determined later.    

Deadline for sign up is Friday April 25, 2014. For more information or to sign up, please contact Tony Edmond at tdedmond@utmb.edu, ext. 61204 or Tim Schilling at tlschill@utmb.edu, ext. 22414.   

Contact:     Email: Tim Schilling     For: BOF - EAST     Phone: 22414
 
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TIRED OF EYEGLASSES? TRY LASIK
First Published 4/21/2014

Tired of the expense and hassle of eyeglasses? LASIK eye surgery can reduce your need for eyeglasses or contacts, saving you hundreds of dollars a year.

And 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 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.

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!

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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WANTED: CREATIVITY AND INGENUITY.....APPLY FOR A PRESIDENT'S CABINET AWARD TODAY!
First Published 4/21/2014

The President's Cabinet Awards Committee seeks proposals for the 2014 President's Cabinet Awards. The theme of this year's awards is The UTMB Health-Galveston Community: Building Our Future Together. This theme explicitly recognizes the shared interests of the university and its surrounding community in promoting a vibrant and supportive environment on Galveston Island. Projects that mobilize the creativity, ingenuity and dedication of the students, staff and faculty of UTMB to benefit the community are especially encouraged.

Proposal forms can be downloaded online at www.utmb.edu/cabinet

Submission deadline is Friday, May 30 at 4:30 PM in room 5.128 of Rebecca Sealy.

Winning projects will be announced by September 1. 

Contact:     Email: Marie A. Marczak     For: Development     Phone: 409-747-4876     Fax: 409-747-3350
 
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Epic Care Everywhere
First Published 3/26/2014

Epic Care Everywhere!!  This Epic feature allows registration staff, health unit coordinators, medical assistants, doctors and nurses from different organizations to electronically exchange protected health information during a patient encounter.  The electronic exchange of health information will occur between UTMB and other facilities that use Epic as their electronic medical record.  The Epic functionality is now available for use by approved staff.

You are strongly encouraged to view the short tutorial on Blackboard at  https://eclass.utmb.edu/

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Contact:     Email: Suzaune Castro     For: Health Information Management     Phone: X21918
 
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Registration Deadline April 30th - Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities
First Published 4/16/2014

Visual Image and the

Future of the Medical Humanities

 

May 9 and 10, 2014

Open Gates Conference Center

25th and Broadway

Galveston, Texas

 

This conference brings together scholars, clinicians, scientific investigators and artists to discuss the role of visual images in the medical humanities: how they are being created, circulated, used in medical settings and beyond. We are interested in recognizing how the visualization of health impact patients and healers (broadly defined) in dynamic ways to develop new languages in which to speak to and about them with people around the world. We see this conference as the first step in establishing a collaborative dialogue regarding the contemporary and historical status of the visual image within the medical humanities through a series of follow‐up meetings and projects held in USA & Europe.

For information and registration go to
http://imh.utmb.edu/visual-image-conference

 Registration Fee:
Professional $55.00
Student $35.00

Seating is Limited

 

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Contact:     Email: Beverly Claussen     For: Institute for the Medical Humanities     Phone: 772-9386
 
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Weight Loss Seminar
First Published 4/21/2014

 *** Free Weight Loss Seminar ***

UTMB-Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, April 24, 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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Pneumococcal Vaccine Study for Infants
First Published 4/21/2014

We are looking for healthy infants to participate in a pneumococcal vaccine study.  Infants should be in good health between the ages of 6 to 12 weeks.  Infants and their parents or guardians will be seen in the Primary Care Pavilion six times over the next 13 months.  Reimbursement for time and travel is provided. 

Please contact Lori Simon at 747-9240 or lasimon@utmb.edu or scvd.ctg@utmb.edu.

Contact:     Email: Lori Simon     For: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development - Clinical Trials Group     Phone: 747-9240
 
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The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
First Published 4/21/2014

 

The Department of Pharmacology &Toxicology

 

Presents

 

Karen S. Anderson, PhD

 

 

Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

 

Co-Director Developmental Therapeutics, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Yale University School of Medicine

 

New Haven, CT

 


 

From In Silico Hits to Potent Anti-HIV Compounds

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

3.324 Levin Hall

 

Hosted by: Whitney Yin, MD, PhD

Contact:     Email: Kirsty Foss     For: Pharmacology     Phone: 409-772-9646
 
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***Family Medicine Grand Rounds - 4/24/14***
First Published 4/21/2014

Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds

 

Presents

 

Global Health and the Search for Equity-What Can Medical Schools Offer?

 

Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH

The Nicholas J. Pisacano MD Chair of Family and Community Medicine
Assistant Provost for Global Health Initiatives
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY

 

WHEN:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

TIME:

5:30 p.m.- 7:00  p.m.

LOCATION: 

Primary Care Pavilion,
Room 2.268

400 Harborside Drive

Galveston, Texas

 

 Refreshments will be served.
Free parking available in the PCP Parking Lot.

Please enter building through Entrance A.


       This educational forum is supported by: 

The Jesse B. Heath Lectureship in Family Medicine  

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Contact:     Email: Diedra J.A. Walters     For: Family Medicine     Phone: x79344
 
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Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health Seminar and Luncheon
First Published 4/17/2014

The Department of OB/GYN and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health

presents

a Luncheon Presentation

Nanoparticles For Targeted Drug Delivery To The Placenta

by

Erik Rytting, PhD

Assistant Professor, UTMB Department of OB/GYN

April 25, 2013

12:00 PM

Children's Hospital Auditorium 2.312

Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Leila Robinson, le3robin@utmb.edu

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Contact:     Email: Leila Robinson     For: OB/GYN-Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health     Phone: 409-772-2984
 
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Emotional Intelligence - May
First Published 4/21/2014

Did you know that IQ and technical skills combined account for only 33% of your career success?   The remaining 67% is determined by your relationship skills or what is known as Emotional Intelligence or “EQ”.   This series of courses has been developed to help you unlock the key to managing your own emotions and developing your emotional intelligence. 

Emotional Intelligence Overview – Session I
This session focuses on what Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is and why it’s so important to your career
success.  You will learn the basic EQ building blocks that form a foundation for practicing new EQ skills, 
practical ways to raise your own EQ and the “next steps” you can take to further advance your own EQ
and the EQ of those around you.

Self-Awareness and Assertiveness - Session I
You will learn to identify common barriers to emotional self-awareness.  You will also come to understand how to turn self-awareness into a positive cycle of thoughts and action and the ability to distinguish between assertive behavior and non-productive responses. 

Using Impulse Control to Enhance Stress Tolerance – Session II
During this session you will define stress and look at ways to better tolerate your stress. You will learn how to identify personal “triggers” and recognize when you are in a HALT state, better understand and learn how to prevent or minimize “emotional hijacks”. You will also learn how to turn “hot feelings” into “cool feelings”.

Interpersonal Relationships and Moving Toward Happiness – Session II
This session will identify the link between strong interpersonal skills and career success.   You will learn
key relationship “killers” to avoid, new behaviors that strengthen relationships, how to appropriately ask
for what you need, and the ability to understand and learn how to stop interpersonal patterns and cycles
that are not working for you.  You will leave this session with proven ways to bring more happiness and
optimism into your life.

May 13 & 20, 2014

8 - 5

Open Gates – Rm. 201

 To register for this upcoming session, 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
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Select
  • Enroll
  •  Submit Enrollment  

  

Contact:     Email: Phaedra Goffney     For: Human Resources - Talent & Organizational Development     Phone: 747-6700
 
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Receive $3,000 with the Health System’s Nursing Referral Bonus Program
First Published 4/21/2014

All UTMB employees are eligible for a $3,000 bonus by referring a bachelor-degreed Nurse Clinician or Nurse Practitioner for the Health System Clinical Enterprise.

  • This referral bonus program will run until Nov. 30, 2014, and only applies to positions in Nursing Services, Ambulatory Clinics, and Correctional Managed Care.
  • If your referral meets the applicant requirements and is hired, you will receive $1,500 when he or she completes six months of service and another $1,500 when he or she completes one year of service.
  • All bonus payouts are subject to taxation, and you must be employed at UTMB at the time of each payout. 
  • You may refer as many applicants as desired.

Click here for more information about the program’s referral bonus guidelines and applicant requirements.  

Contact:     Email: HR Benefits and Business Center     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 266-1203
 
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Take the UTMB Communication Survey to Help Us Strike the Right Balance
First Published 4/18/2014

You spoke. We listened. In response to your You Count! feedback, we are looking at ways to improve communication throughout UTMB.

To best evaluate the institution’s communication challenges and determine the right solutions, it will be very helpful to have some specific information from you about your preferences and opinions.
Two UTMB Communication Surveys—one for managers and supervisors, and one for employees who don’t supervise others—are now available.
Both versions of the survey are brief and anonymous. Each is available in printed form as well. Responses received by April 30, 2014 will be included in final results.
If you are a manager or supervisor, please click here to take the survey.
For all other employees, please click here to take the survey.
(Please note: You may also have received a link to the survey via email.)
For a paper option or if you have a question, contact the Internal Communications team in the Office of Marketing and Communications at (409) 772-2618 or via email.
Contact:     Email: Raymond Brouillard     For: Marketing and Communications     Phone: 22618
 
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Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends, and Caregivers
First Published 4/21/2014

UTMB Sealy Center for Aging and Galveston First Presbyterian ChurchPresent

Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia,

their Families, Friends and Caregivers

Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

UTMB Levin Hall Dining Room, Second Floor, 10th and Market Streets

 

Galveston area families, their loved ones with dementia, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Following each gourmet buffet dinner a panel of dementia and Alzheimer’s specialists will lead an interactive conversation. Panel leader is Dr. Mikaila Raji. Other panelists will enjoy dinner with the attendees.

April 1: Spend a Day in the Shoes of a Dementia Caregiver

April 8: Learn to Live and Grow with Dementia

April 15: Caregivers’ Need for Support and Education

April 29: Working Together to Break the Stigma 

Panelists include Dr. Mukaila Raji, UTMB director of geriatric medicine; Dr. Erin Hommel, UTMB assistant professor of geriatrics; Adele Herzfeld and Lisa Moore, UTMB geriatric social workers; Bronja Michejenko, nurse educator at UTMB’s Acute Center for Elders hospital unit; Ana Guerrero and Krista Dunn of the Houston Alzheimer’s Association; Alice Williams, director of Libbie’s Place Senior Day Care Program; Oma Morey, UTMB associate professor of geriatrics and author of the play Long Way Home; Andrea Wirt, UTMB geriatric nurse practitioner; Kristen Carlson, owner and administrator of Greater Galveston Right at Home;and the Reverend Helen Appelberg, director of UTMB’s Center for Spirituality of Aging.

$5 per person • Free parking at 11th St. lot between Market and Mechanic streets

Reservations: 409-266-9635 • Further information: Rev. Helen Appelberg, 409-789-1070

 

Reservations requested the Friday before each Tuesday dinner 409-266-9635.

Contact:     Email: Danielle Lipscomb     For: Internal Medicine- Geriatrics     Phone: 409-266-9635
 
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Nursing Service and Clinics – Annual TB Screening Deadline for Health Care Workers Is April 30
First Published 4/21/2014

 

The deadline for health care workers in UTMB’s Nursing Service and Clinics to complete their annual tuberculosis (TB) screening is April 30, 2014. Yearly screenings are a condition of continued employment for anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms, or comes within six feet of patients in the course of his or her duties.

TB testing is offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Employee Health Clinic located in the Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125, or at certain clinics and inpatient units. A valid employee badge must be presented at the time of testing; no appointment is necessary.

Please note employees tested after September 1, 2013, do not have to be re-screened at this time. Those who have had a positive TB test must complete and return the TB Evaluation Form to the Employee Health Clinic; a chest X-ray will not be required unless an employee is symptomatic. 

For questions or more information about the annual TB screening requirement, please contact your manager or the Employee Health Clinic at (409) 747-9172.  

Contact:     Email: Employee Health Clinic     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 747-9172
 
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Neuroscience Grand Rounds
First Published 4/21/2014

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Department of Neurology and Division of Neurosurgery

 

Presents

Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.

Titus H. Harris Chair

Harry K. Davis Professor

Professor and Chair

Department of Psychiatry

UTMB

 

"Update on Bipolar Disorder"

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

9:00 a.m.

Research Building 6, Room 2.312

 

Objectives:

1.  Review on the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.

2.  Review on the clinical course of Bipolar Disorder.

3.  Review on the treatment of Bipolar Disorder.

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

Disclosure Statement (Planning Committee Members):  Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Dr. Joel Patterson, Dr. Elena Shanina, Michele Sefcik, 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 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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Cash Back for your Books!
First Published 4/21/2014

GET CASH BACK FOR YOUR USED BOOKS!

A representative from Tichenor College Textbook Company will be in the lobby of the Bookstore area in the Moody Medical Library 1st Floor, on April 22nd and 23rd from 9-5.  He will be buying back books that are no longer needed, new or used. Come by and get cash for your books!

For more information, please contact the Bookstore at (409) 772-1939.  

Contact:     Email: Bookstore     For: Bookstore     Phone: 409-772-1939
 
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Health Policy Lunch and Lecture – April 30
First Published 4/21/2014

Please join the Office of the President and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Dr. Dan McCoy, UTMB alumnus and vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue shield of Texasfor another Healthy Health Policy Lunch and Lecture, on Wednesday, April 30, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. The lecture begins at noon in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the UTMB campus. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Next week’s lecture is a BIG one! Dr. McCoy will present The Future of Medicine: Health Care Reform & Beyond. He will discuss the impact that the Affordable Care Act on doctors and hospitals. And, will consider medicine’s changing landscape is leading to transformation in health care delivery, including the rise of physician-centric models of care. This Healthy Health Policy Lunch and Learn Lecture is being presented by 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 in person, the lecture will be available via the web at URL http://129.109.152.60:8080/stream. Please note the webcast will not begin until 11:30 a.m. A remote broadcast of the lecture can be scheduled for UTMB locations equipped for videoconferencing by contacting Veronica Pleasant in Videoconferencing Services via email vpleasan@utmb.eduor at ext. 79037, no later than 10 a.m., April 30. Please provide your location and IP address when requesting service. The broadcast will not be interactive.

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

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Contact:     Email: Diana Davison     For: Health Policy & Legislative Affairs     Phone: 409-747-2739
 
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Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
First Published 4/21/2014

Department of Internal Medicine

Grand Rounds

 

Heart Failure, bench to bedside

 

 

Ken Fujise, M.D.

Director, Division of Cardiology

Professor and the John Sealy Centennial Chair in Medicine

Director, Catheterization Laboratory

 

Wissam Khalife, M.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and LVAD Program

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine

 

Muge N. Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Institute for Translational Sciences

Thursday, April 24, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Clinical Science Auditorium, 362

 

 

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

1.       Define the impact of alternative splicing on gene expression in the heart.

2.       Understand the clinical relationship between diabetes and heart failure.

3.       Explore innovative solutions for diabetes induced heart failure.

 

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):   Drs. Fujise, Khalife and Martinez have 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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SPECIAL LECTURE: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD of Duke University
First Published 4/21/2014

Please join us for a special lecture supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (grant #R24HS022134),

Co-sponsored by the Center for Recovery, Physcial Activity and Nutrition and the Sealy Center on Aging:

 

Wednesday, April 23rd from 1-2pm

SHP 1.104

 

Aligning National Priorities with Stakeholder Input to Improve Post-acute Stroke Care Delivery

 

Presented by Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA

Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

Senior Fellow, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Fellow, American Heart Association

Contact:     Email: Stephanie Burt     For: Sealy Center on Aging     Phone: (409) 266-9675
 
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GENERAL AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS
First Published 4/21/2014

  

GENERAL AND CARDIOTHARACIC SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS

April 23, 2014

8:00 am

6.106 McCullough

Quality Assurance Projects

 

"UTMB EXPERIENCE- Analysis of Thromboembolic Events After Colorectal Surgery in Patients with Various Colorectal Diseases "

 

Presented by:

Laila Rashidi, MD

Aakash Gajjar, MD

 

 

“Post-operative ventilation exceeding 48 hours”

Presented by:

Daniel Maoz, MD

Denis Gore, MD

 

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the guideline for VTE prophylaxis in surgical patients
  2. Compare the 30-day incidence and risk factors of post-operative thromboembolic events (VTE) in patients undergoing colorectal resection for different colorectal diseases
  3. Review VTE Prophylaxis use at our institution
  4. Describing the latest UTMB NSQIP results for patients on the ventilator more than 48 hours
  5. Comparing the latest UTMB NSQIP results with previous UTMB and national results
  6. Examining whether the post-op prolonged ventilation cases were preventable

 

 

Educational Method: Lecture

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

Disclosure Statement (Speaker):Drs. Rashidi, Gajjar, Maoz, & Gore have no 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

 

Contact:     Email: Eria D. Ruiz     For: Department of Surgery     Phone: 409-772-0531
 
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Get moving on Wednesday, April 30, with Recess Day!
First Published 4/21/2014

 

Remember when recess was fun? Reconnect with your inner child and join the Health Promotion and Wellness team for Recess Day on Wednesday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Moody Medical Library Plaza.

This event is the kick-off for the 2014 UT System Physical Activity Challenge – Living Well, Moving Well, and it will feature:

  • An invigorating morning stretch from 7:30 to 8 a.m.
  • Zumba, a dance-based workout, from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Group walk from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Hopscotch, jump roping, and a hula hoop contest
  • Refreshments, including fruit cups and bottled water
  • Giveaways and more

Come and play for a few minutes and find out how you can receive a free pedometer just by signing up for the system-wide walking/physical activity challenge!

For more information about the challenge and registration instructions, click here.

Contact:     Email: Health Promotion and Wellness     For: Human Resources     Phone: (409) 772-3689
 
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Dr. Harald Sitte presents "Ecstasy, Cloud9 and Mephedrone: Insights into the Molecular Mechanism of Psychostimulants" on Tuesday, May 6 at 12 noon
First Published 4/22/2014

The Center for Addiction Research

Proudly Presents:

 

Harald H. Sitte, Ph.D.

Medical University of Vienna

Centre für Physiology and Pharmacology

Institute of Pharmacology,

Vienna, Austria

 

"Ecstasy, Cloud9 and Mephedrone:

Insights into the Molecular Mechanism

of Psychostimulants

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

LEVIN HALL - ROOM 3.324 

Contact:     Email: Katherine Becker     For: Center for Addiction Research     Phone: 29640
 
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