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2013 Postdoctoral Career Workshop

Back by popular demand. The what, when and how of getting your next job.

 

Who: Senior Graduate Students Welcome

What: Postdoctoral Career Workshop

When: June 28, 2013

Where:  UT Health Science Center Nursing School 1.463

Register: email solano@uthscsa.edu

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Amy Yu ’14: Recognized potential

Amy Yu '14

Amy Yu ’14

Amy Yu, an M.D. candidate in May 2014, is already showing the potential to be a compassionate force for change in medicine. Winner of the the American Medical Association (AMA) Physicians of Tomorrow award in 2013, Amy has been leading efforts to improve education around healthcare delivery, even while she’s been going to school herself. Read more of Amy’s story.

Baptist Health Foundation

Baptist Health Foundation announces $222,000 in scholarships

SAN ANTONIO (May 24, 2013) — William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, welcomed the president and trustees of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio to the campus recently for the annual Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon.

The foundation provided $222,000 in scholarships for 73 Health Science Center students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarships are to students in the School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions, and to students in the affiliated UT Austin College of Pharmacy clinical pharmacy program who study at the Health Science Center.

Read the entire story at HSC News

Biomedical engineering student

Graduate student Travis Block

Graduate student Travis Block (left) conducts research with his faculty mentor Xiao-Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D., at the UT Health Science Center’s South Texas Research Facility. The topic of Block’s master’s thesis is tissue engineering using adult stem cells.

 

SAN ANTONIO (April 23, 2013) — Graduate student Travis Block is an accidental entrepreneur, you might say. He owns a bicycle-customization business with partners in several cities, even while completing his master’s degree in the joint biomedical engineering program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and UT San Antonio. He plans to apply to the M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program in the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine.

The San Antonio native and Holmes High School graduate, 23, attended the University of Rochester, N.Y., where he and four classmates developed an adaptive sports attachment for bicycles. The attachment, called the MonoMano Cycling Control System, is designed to make steering and braking possible for wounded warriors, stroke survivors and others who live with deficits on one side.

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Designed to be Better

My Student Center will become device adaptable

My Student Center is being upgraded to what is called responsive design—software where the user experience is consistent in general look and feel but also adaptable to the particular device used. Oracle/PeopleSoft is upgrading all of its platforms with what is called Fluid, an interface which uses responsive design to improve user efficiency.

Student checking their phone

Device Adaptable

Work portability is almost a necessity in today’s academic environment, as students move between home, study space, classrooms, and clinics. Device adaptable means My Student Center will now be tablet and mobile friendly, allowing access to important information or urgent activity without zooming and squinting or scheduling a visit to campus. This capability can reduce the logistics of administrative tasks and keep students focused on the important task of their preparation for the future.

Family Medicine Interest Group

Members of the Family Medicine Interest Group include (first row, left to right) Lori Fisher, Dana Brown and Adriana Gonzalez; (second row) Ashok Kumar, M.D., Gabrielle Jackson, Jennifer Schwantes, Stephanie Bousquet, Kelley Scott and Brenda Anyaehie; (third row) Raudel Rodriguez, Jessica Smith, Nick Saenz, Chris Ponder and James Tysinger, Ph.D. Click on photo for larger view.

Members of the Family Medicine Interest Group include (first row, left to right) Lori Fisher, Dana Brown and Adriana Gonzalez; (second row) Ashok Kumar, M.D., Gabrielle Jackson, Jennifer Schwantes, Stephanie Bousquet, Kelley Scott and Brenda Anyaehie; (third row) Raudel Rodriguez, Jessica Smith, Nick Saenz, Chris Ponder and James Tysinger, Ph.D. Click on photo for larger view.

 

The American Academy of Family Physicians has chosen the Family Medicine Interest Group of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio as a 2013 AAFP Program of Excellence Award winner.

The award is given to 10 different medical schools each year and this is the fourth year in a row the Family Medicine Interest Group has been honored with this award.

 

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First students enter 7-year B.S./M.D. degree program

UTSA, UT Health Science Center partner to address region’s physician shortage

SAN ANTONIO (May 23, 2013) — To alleviate the shortage of physicians in South Texas, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio this spring accepted the first students into a seven-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree program. It traditionally takes eight years to earn both degrees.

The first 20 students in the FAME (Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education) Program will start at UTSA this fall and are expected to graduate from the UT Health Science Center in 2020 with their medical degrees. FAME will increase the effectiveness and relevance of predoctoral physician education while shortening its duration and decreasing its cost.

Read the entire story at HSC News

Go Green Fair

 blue roll away bins

Everyone is asked to bring their recyclable materials to these blue roll-away bins located throughout the campus.

BY HSC News

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio will implement single-stream recycling throughout the Long Campus beginning Friday, April 19, the day of the Go Green Fair Flyer.

Go Green Fair

At the Go Green Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lecture Hall Commons, you can learn how to help implement the new recycling program, and  how to conserve energy, protect the environment, grow healthy plants and sign up to carpool to work.

Exhibitors include:

  • San Antonio Water System
  • CPS Energy
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments
  • NuRide
  • City of San Antonio Solid Waste Division
  • Build San Antonio Green
  • Solar San Antonio
  • Aramark
  • Office of Environmental Health and Safety
  • Briscoe Library
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Green Initiative

Committee Related link:

See the list of recyclable items.

There will be door prizes, including a Yucatan hammock and more, at the Go Green Fair. Stop by the Green Initiatives Committee booth to take the Go Green Pledge.

Single-stream recycling program

Single-stream recycing was tested in the Briscoe Library and School of Medicine. Now it will be implemented across the Long Campus. Plans are being made to bring single-stream recycling to the Greehey Academic & Research Campus and the Texas Research Park in the future.

Developed by the Green Initiatives Committee, the plan calls for everyone to save recyclable items at their desks and bring to blue roll-away containers conveniently located in Long Campus buildings.

Please do not place confidential or HIPPA-protected materials in recycling containers.

“The UT System Board of Regents Policy, UTS169, states, ‘Each institution will record and monitor annual waste and recycling quantities, implement procedures to reduce campus waste and set a goal to increase campus recycling each year,” said Michael Black, M.B.A., senior executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Improved User Experience

My Student Center will offer an improved navigation

The refreshed look and feel of My Student Center offers an improved user interface and adds functionality with role/task based user views at log-in. This improvement will create efficiency, removing the long menu style click paths to a single click for a majority of core student activities. A consistent user experience across any device, from mobile phones, to tablets, to personal computers rounds out the user experience improvements.

Student on their computer

Ease of Navigation

The outdated text/menu based navigation will be replaced by a more intuitive tile/icon style navigation (called Fluid) consistent with current web styles that are mobile-friendly. Students will discover a clearer, task-based activity guide for completing important tasks such as clear holds.

Introducing My Student Center

Our new name for familiar but improved software

The software used for class registration, accepting financial aid, paying school bills, and faculty/advisor functions will be upgraded in October 2018. The software has been called a variety of names—some good and some bad, depending on the situation! In an effort to simplify and reduce confusion, we are introducing a new name to go along with the software upgrade—My Student Center. The new name reflects our mission of education, and the focus on you as students in achieving that mission.

My student center examples

Become a Brand Ambassador

You have an opportunity to become a Brand Ambassador as you interact with fellow students between now and go-live. These newsletters will help you speak to the strengths of the upgraded software and answer questions that others may have about My Student Center. Feel free to share the newsletter with others, realizing the first encounter with the software will likely be at that critical time when you are next registering for classes.