OLLI summer oncology lecture series
This month, UTMB faculty physicians who are experts in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship have shared the latest in evidence-based medical knowledge. The series, from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, continues tomorrow with “New and improved treatment for breast cancer” presented by Drs. Sunny Hatch and Techksell McKnight Washington. The series concludes next week with integrative oncology. These free lectures will be held at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at 4700 Broadway and registration is requested to ensure seating. Call 409-763-5604 or email msierpin@utmb.edu.

Stroke support group meeting
Helen Rogers, a physical therapist with Innovative Neurotronics, will give a presentation on the WalkAide at the next meeting of the UTMB Health stroke support group. The group, for persons who have had a stroke, their spouses, caregivers and significant others, will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the outpatient physical therapy/occupational therapy clinic, Entrance B, Suite 123 of the Primary Care Pavilion at 400 Harborside Drive in Galveston. Free parking is available. For more information, call 409-772-1833 or go to www.utmb.edu/Rehab.

Monthly video series on aging
The UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium will present the film “Quartet,” about a home for retired musicians and the arrival of a diva, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in room 6.100 of Rebecca Sealy, at 10th and Market Streets.

Public lecture on air quality and health
Dr. Claudia S. Miller, allergist and immunologist at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, is a noted researcher in the underlying environmental causes of disease. She will present “Exploring environmental air quality and the effects on your health” from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday in room 1.102 of the School of Health Professions, at 11 th and Mechanic Streets. This event is made possible through the Marie Hall Endowment.

Health fair
UTMB Health and the Breast Health and Imaging Center will participate in a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at The Restoration Chapel, 13406 Beechnut Street in Houston. UTMB’s mobile mammography van will be present at the event, providing free mammograms to qualifying patients without insurance, and volunteers will provide free health screenings and consultations on a variety of health topics.

Research volunteers needed
A new study on using technology to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior is looking for volunteers age 55 to 79. Participants will wear an activity monitor bracelet and use a tablet device to track and set goals. For more information on study requirements and eligibility, contact Elizabeth Lyons at 409-772-1917 or ellyons@utmb.edu.

National appointment
Dr. Norma A. Perez
, director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence at UTMB, has been elected interim vice-president of the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, a non-profit organization established in 1996 and created as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Hispanic Agenda for Action” initiative to provide quality and culturally competent healthcare to Hispanics living in the U.S. Dr. Perez will serve as an advocate for Hispanic educational advancement at all levels, from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral.