UTMB to offer physicals for sports, school
Knowing a student needs to be ready for the demands of their extracurricular activities, UTMB makes it easy with a one-stop, physical screening from an expert team of physicians and health care providers. The fee for a comprehensive physical screening is $25. Concussion baseline assessment is available for an additional $10.The screenings are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway S., in League City.Call 409-747-3509 or email health.events@utmb.edu to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged for concussion screenings.Parental consent and school district forms are available for download at www.utmbhealth.com/studentsports.

National appointment
Dr. Karen Dineen Wagner, the Marie B. Gale Professor and vice chairwoman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has been elected president of the Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the national organization for directors of child and adolescent psychiatry programs.

Hogg Foundation grant
Sara Nowakowski, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UTMB, was awarded a $19,250 grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She is one of nine tenure-track assistant professors at seven Texas universities to receive the 2014 Mental Health Research Grants given to fund promising and innovative mental health research.Nowakowski’s research will study the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of insomnia among women with menopausal depression.

Nursing scholarships
Several incoming students in the School of Nursing were honored with scholarships from the Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation. Scholarships are awarded based on academics, leadership ability, community involvement, financial need and commitment to pursuing a professional nursing career in the Houston area. Katie Frank, Maria Tavera, Jane Umotong, Stoni Johnston, Sheri Olayiwola and John Michael Leger were among those who received a scholarship.

Healthy Health Policy lunch
Barbara J. Gage, managing director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, will present “Post-acute care: Moving beyond the silos,” at the next Healthy Health Policy lunch and lecture series. Her presentation begins at noon Monday, Room 1.304 in the School of Nursing/School of Health Professions building, located at 11th and Mechanic streets.The series is sponsored by the Offices of the President and Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Center for Rehabilitation Research Using Large Datasets, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.Contact Becky Trout at rltrout@utmb.edu or 409-747-2734.

Reconstruction of a Survivor
The UTMB Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 2098 W. Main St. in League City. The group helps women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment understand that breast cancer affects them both emotionally and spiritually, not just physically. A light meal and refreshments are offered. Meetings occur the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are held in Galveston on the fourth Tuesday of the month.To RSVP for the event or to get more information, contact Stella Turrubiate at scturrub@utmb.edu or visit www.roasurvivor.org.

Inside UTMB is compiled by the communications department at the University of Texas Medical Branch.