Leadership Forum: Building Trust Within Teams

Trust is critical in the creation of a collaborative and team based working environment.
Research has shown that when trust is present in the working environment:

• Reliability is established with other team members.
• Employees can have a cooperative working relationship with co-workers.
• Believable communication between the employee and other team members is a reality.
• A healthy working atmosphere is established.

In this session we will discuss:
Why trust is important in a professional team environment.
How employees can establish and maintain trust between themselves and their co-workers.

Wednesday August 22, Noon
3.324 Levin Hall

Whether you lead one or many, this session is for you!
To register: http://hr.utmb.edu/classregistration/

Pathogen Genomics Symposium on

Vaccine Development and Next Generation Sequencing

The Institute for Human Infections & Immunity is pleased to announce the first

Pathogen Genomics Symposium on Vaccine Development
and Next Generation Sequencing

Friday, August 24, 2012
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GNL 1.100

A light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to Mary Ives at mives@utmb.edu or extension 66500 by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 21. If you do not have badge access to the GNL, please include your UTMB ID number with your RSVP.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Immediate Funding for Equipment Grants Available

A Funding Opportunity for Purchasing Educational Materials

Call for Applications: July 31, 2012
Deadline for Submission: August 10, 2012
The Academy of Master Teachers strives to enhance the University’s mission of teaching by promoting educational scholarship and acquisition of new educational technology. To this end, the academy will provide financial support for the purchase of new educational technology.
This award is open to the UTMB faculty in the Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Medicine, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Full and part-time faculty at all levels are eligible to apply. Tenured as well as non-tenured faculty are eligible.
This award will fund up to $2,500 for the acquisition of educational material (software, hardware, equipment). There is no funding for salaries. The equipment must be received by August 31, 2012. We intend to fund at least 8 grants.
Applicants seeking funding will be required to submit a proposal via online submission at the Academy’s website (utmb.edu/AMT). The proposal can be no more than 5 pages (2500 words - 12 point type). Please include the following:
• An explanation of the purpose of the educational equipment and how it will enhance the educational mission of the university.
• A description of how acquisition of this material will enhance the applicant’s educational development.
• A simple budget for the proposed educational technology. Indicate sources of additional funding for the activity if appropriate.
• Include a vendor quote or link to webpage with cost listed.
If your grant application is successful and funded, we will require a progress report on the use of the educational technology funds and how it enhanced the educational mission to be completed by October 1, 2012. We will ask about possible publications, abstracts, or presentations resulting from this funding one year after the funding of the grant.
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Clinical Research Course 2012-2013

“Clinical Research:  Tools and Techniques”, is a series of 35 weekly sessions offered to faculty, fellows, residents, graduate students and others interested in clinical investigation by the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office (Karl E. Anderson, M.D. Course Director).  This course will begin Monday, August 13, 2012, 5:15 p.m., Children’s Hospital, Room 2.312.  The one-hour sessions provide an overview of ethics, methods, and issues in the conduct of research involving human subjects.  Click here for a brochure further describing the sessions.  Risk Education, and GME credits are available for selected sessions.  The course is also offered to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as PHS 6135.

To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the brochure or on the course website. Those who register may choose to attend any or all sessions and may make up missed sessions the next year.  Upon request, participant attendance and self-assessment results may be reported to training program directors. 

For more information contact the Institute for Translational Sciences - Education Office at 772-1484.  The course fee of $55 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education and GME credit, and refreshments. 

Genomics Pilot Funding Available

The Institute for Human Infections and Immunity is pleased to announce the availability of seed funds for pathogen genomics and other infectious disease and immunology initiatives involving next generation sequencing. Applicants must be IHII members and may request a one-time award of up to $5,000 to cover reagents and sequencing costs in the Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility and/or the GNL Assay Development Service Division.

To apply, an abstract of no more than 400 words, along with a budget and biosketches of key personnel, should be sent to Dr. Andrew McNees (amcnees@utmb.edu). Applications should explain how the sequence data will be used to develop new projects or extend existing projects and lead to external grant funding. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Dr. Naomi Forrester in the IHII Pathogen Genomics Program for assistance in planning and budgeting their project. There is no deadline for applications, but the review of proposals will begin on June 15, 2012, and will continue until the available funds are exhausted. It is not yet known if additional funding will be available next fiscal year (beyond August 2012.)

Questions should be directed to Dr. Naomi Forrester.

Genomic Pilot Funding Contacts

Pathogen Genomics Program:
Naomi Forrester, PhD
(409) 266-6927

Application Submission:
Andrew McNees, PhD, MBA

Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility:
Tom Wood, PhD

GNL Assay Development Service Division:
Rick Pyles, PhD