September 21, 2010

Message from the President

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Danny O. Jacobs, currently the David C. Sabiston Jr. Professor and chair of surgery at Duke University Medical Center, has been appointed executive vice president and provost, and dean of the School of Medicine

Shining Stars

Excellence in Professionalism Shama Shaukatali, a pre-med student in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, is the May-June recipient of the... read article »

Around campus

The Osler Student Societies of the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine hosted a discussion of “Human suffering: Zen Buddhism versus... read article »

 August 2, 2012

UTMB to manage Center for Polar Medical Operations

Effective immediately, UTMB will manage medical operations for the United States Antarctic Program.  UTMB will be working for... read article »

High-tech signs show you the way

Designers and workers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have finished replacing outdoor campus signs with a... read article »

New Cancer Center at Victory Lakes

Cancer patients now have access to all of their cancer specialists under one roof at the new Cancer Center at UTMB’s Specialty... read article »

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Rebecca Saavedra

Dr. Rebecca Saavedra, vice president for Strategic Management in the Office of the President, provides guidance and support to members of the Executive Leadership team to develop, manage and implement UTMB's strategic plan. UTMB President Dr. David L. Callender created this new role in 2008 and... more »

UTMB to study hospital readmission

A research team at UTMB has received a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to study why some patients are more likely to... read article »

Park-and-ride gets a thumbs-up

Commuters at UTMB are giving a thumbs-up to expanded park-and-ride service between Galveston and mainland cities. “I love riding the... read article »