News in this week’s Inside UTMB: Construction continues at UTMB, including repair to the sidewalks on Market Street in the area of Eighth and Ninth streets; the gift shop in John Sealy Hospital is back up and running; the General Clinical Research Center at UTMB is seeking healthy male and female volunteers between 25 and 55 to take part in a study examining protein metabolism in response to dietary protein intake; the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognized the UTMB Health Texas Transplant Center for its transplant rate in the kidney and kidney/pancreas transplant program; the goal of the 2010 State Employee Charitable Campaign is to raise $550,000 with 50 percent of employees participating; new to the School of Nursing this fall are Suzanne Alton, Betty J. Douzar, Holly Huysman, Mini Jose, Cheryl Juneau, Jennifer Kelly and Jessica Peck; Drs. Daniel L. Beckles and Richard D. Montilla have joined the Department of Surgery; Dr. Denny Vagero, senior adviser to World Health Organization Europe, spoke last week on “Closing the Global and National Health Gaps — Can it be done in a generation?”; and Rebecca Hester, new to the faculty in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Institute for the Medical Humanities, received the 2010 Dissertation Award from the Latin American Studies Association, Latino Studies Section, for her work, “Embodied Politics: Health Promotion in Indigenous Mexican Migrant Communities in California.”