Walking Wonders joins Race for Cure
UTMB team captains Dr. Eric Walser and Dr. Angel Robinson, along with community co-captains John Eckel, Ann Masel and Fredell Rosen, invite you to join the UTMB team Walking Wonders for the 2014 Komen Race for the Cure.The Oct. 4 race is in downtown Houston. The funds raised help power local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs.These funds also support breast cancer programs for underserved women and men. To date, UTMB has received more than $4.5 million from Komen Race funds. Visit www.komen-houston.org/race/komen-race-for-the-cure-Houston.
Associate dean for clinical affairs
Dr. Rex McCallum has been appointed associate dean for clinical affairs for UTMB’s Academic Enterprise. He will work with the Health System regarding all professional practices and operations.
Administration building south entrance open
Construction on the first floor of the administration building on the Galveston campus continues.Effective today, the north and west entrances will be closed and the south entrance by public parking garage 1 will be reopened. Pedestrian traffic from garage 1 and John Sealy Towers will be directed to the south entrance. In addition, access to the building will continue to be available via the second floor east entrance. This project is expected to be completed by December.
UTMB was recently invited to join a 22-hospital learning collaborative created to promote and support increasing breast-feeding rates and raise awareness about the maternal and infant benefits of breast-feeding.The collaborative is co-sponsored by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality and the Texas 10 Step Program and aligned with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund’s practice adoption initiatives intended to create and maintain caring environments to encourage breast-feeding.
D’Feet family fun run, walk
Join Dr. Sandra “Sunny” Hatch and her team of Cancer Busters for the 14th annual D’Feet Family Celebration of Life Fun Run/Walk.The fun happens Oct. 18 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. Registration is now open. Visit www.dfeetbreastcancer.com/2014-fun-run-walk. aspx.
To prepare for the start of the academic school year, diabetes educators Dr. William Riley and Nanette Jay helped train elementary, middle and high school staff all across Galveston County to help manage diabetes in school children.
Inside UTMB is compiled by the communications department at the University of Texas Medical Branch.