Community health fair
UTMB will host a health fair on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive in Galveston. There will be games and fitness activities for kids, along with free health screenings, information on a variety of topics and tours of the newly updated Pavilion. At noon, there will be a rededication of the pediatric art wall —a mosaic of more than 1,000 ceramic art tiles hand painted by patients and community members, that was carefully moved to its new home. For more information, call 409-986-3976 or visit

Summer seminar series tonight
“The institutionalization of death and dying: Religious and secular perspectives” is the topic for the second summer lecture on Humanism in Medicine hosted by the Osler Student Societies of the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at UTMB. Speakers are the Rev. J. Pittman McGehee (former dean of Christ Church Cathedral-Houston and Jungian analyst) and Nicole Piemonte and Mark Clark of the Institute for the Medical Humanities. The lecture, 5 to 6:30 p.m., takes place in Room 2.312 of Research Building 6. Those interested in attending should reply to Dr. Michael Malloy at as seating may be limited.

School supplies drive
The UTMB department of pediatrics is sponsoring a school supplies drive for disadvantaged GISD students and UTMB pediatrics patients. Items requested include spiral notebooks, No. 2 pencils, binders, backpacks, rulers, flash drives, construction paper, combination locks and highlighters. The department will be collecting supplies through Friday, Aug. 23 and supplies may be dropped off in the main lobby of John Sealy Hospital at Eighth and Market streets or in Research Building 6 (formerly the Children's Hospital) Room 3.300 on the UTMB campus. Contact Tayna Vazquez at or call 409-772-5270.

Diabetes support group
“Putting your best foot forward” is the topic for this month’s meeting of the UTMB diabetes support group on Aug. 12. The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in Suite 9 of the UTMB Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City. To reserve a place, call 832-505-2300.

Transplant support
The Texas Transplant Center support group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City.

High school summer research program
UTMB's Office of Educational Outreach encourages interaction between UTMB's scientific community and area schools through summer science camps, professional development for science teachers and other programs. Through these programs, UTMB plays an integral role in enhancing pre-college students' knowledge about science and encouraging students to pursue careers in science. This week, students celebrated their research and success at a reception at Levin Hall.

Center for Addiction award
Katherine Becker
is the 2013 recipient of the Center for Addiction Research’s Community Outreach and Engagement Award. In addition to conducting business operations, Becker has served as the Center’s coordinator and lead volunteer during educational, outreach and community activities, including Reel Science screening, Education Fest and Ball High School’s project graduation.