The annual Salute to Nursing golf tournament, which raises scholarship money for students in the UTMB School of Nursing, takes place Oct. 12 at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road in Galveston. For information, contact Karen Harvey at 409-772-1456.

October Health Walks

Among the events scheduled to benefit and improve health in October: Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 13, visit their website for more information; Step Up for Down Syndrome walk on Oct. 20, go here to read more; Bay Area Heart Walk on Oct. 27 in Kemah; D’Feet Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 27 at Moody Gardens.

Registration Deadline

A federal grant administered by UTMB is still providing funds for local residents to gain certification and begin a career in health care. The next deadline to register for Certified Nurse Assistant courses at the College of the Mainland and Galveston College is Oct. 19.

The Nurse Education and Placement Program, through a grant from the Department of Labor, provides assistance with a primary focus on the unemployed, the underemployed and veterans and their spouses. The NEPP represents a partnership among UTMB, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, community colleges, universities and health care providers. For information, visit the website

Seminar For Caregivers

Designed for caregivers of people who have memory loss, a three-hour seminar is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway South, League City. Seminar participants do not have to be affiliated with UTMB. The seminar is free, but preregistration is required. For information or to register, contact Adele Herzfeld at asherzfe(at) or 832-505-2002.

Diabetes Support

“Holiday survival planning” is the topic for the Oct. 8 meeting of the diabetes support group that meets at the UTMB Stark Diabetes Clinic. The group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in Suite 9 of the UTMB Multispecialty Center, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City. To reserve a place, call 832-505-2300.
Visiting Campus

“Clinical investigation of West Nile virus: 10 years of research on the Houston cohort” was presented by Kristy Murray, associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.


• “Maintaining iron balance in blood donors” was the topic of Dr. Barbara J. Bryant, associate professor of pathology and associate director of the Blood Bank Division.

• Dr. Roberto P. Garofalo, director of the division of clinical and experimental immunology and infectious diseases, presented “Host-pathogen interaction in viral bronchiolitis.”