Health Focused Startup Weekend Coming to UNTHSC on March 1-3!


Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event where ideas are turned into companies. It is the most practical way to learn about entrepreneurship – by actually doing it! Pitch an idea or join a team and work to bring a product to market in just a weekend!

This year, the event will focus on “health” which could include startup ideas in healthcare, fitness, wellness, nutrition, physical therapy, digital health or the like. No matter how crazy your idea might seem, come build something cool at Startup Weekend 2019 in the EAD on March 1-3. More details and tickets are here:

Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals – FREE Webinar Thursday March 7th at 1pm (sponsored by NNLM SCR and SaferCare Texas)


SaferCare Texas (formerly the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our joint webinar series.

This 1 hour series co-sponsored by NNLM SCR and SaferCare Texas will focus on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality. Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled quarterly and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care.

On Thursday March 7th at 1pm, Lillee Smith Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN, Nurse Executive and Senior Fellow, SaferCare Texas, will present Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals: The Unrecognized Safety Imperative. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Description: Recent research published by the National Academy of Medicine links poor healthcare outcomes to clinician burnout, including lower quality, increased costs, higher turnover and alarming rates of suicide and depression. Evidence-based strategies to address the problem are known, but less clear is how organizations can successfully implement them.

The issues related to this hidden epidemic will be described and how the ability to achieve optimal performance and outcome excellence is undermined by worker fatigue and burnout. The importance of worker overall health and well-being to create and sustain a culture of safety, a healthy work environment, and a work-life balance will be presented.

-Discuss recent research linking burnout to poor personal and organizational performance
-Identify promising approaches and current strategies to address fatigue and burnout
-Understand how to recognize risks in co-workers and team members
-Describe resources available for personal and organizational well-being

UNTHSC Toastmasters – EAD291


Does speaking up in meetings give you anxiety? Does the thought of presenting to your class cause you to run for cover? Then now is the perfect time to take control of your anxiety, and check out the UNTHSC Toastmasters Club!

Join us every Tuesday from 12:05 – 12:55 PM, and check out how we can help you overcome your fear of public speaking. This week we will be in EAD 291.

GSBS New and Early Stage Faculty Investigator Research Program is accepting proposals


The Division of Research & Innovation and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences introduces a joint venture – a new seed grant program for the junior faculty of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
To learn more about the program and submit your proposal, please visit our InfoReady website.

Healthy males age 58 to 84 needed for a research study.


The Department of Family Medicine/OMM is recruiting healthy men for a study entitled “Effects of OMT on Gait Kinematics and Postural Control in Parkinson Disease”.

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on gait and balance for healthy adults and persons with Parkinson disease. Our long term goal is to create a protocol that improves gait and postural control, and helps to reduce falls in persons with PD. You are invited to participate as a control subject and your participation involves one visit which may last up to 5 hours. We are currently need healthy males between 58 to 84 years old. During the visit you will be asked to perform balance tasks and may receive OMT. All testing is non-invasive, and compensation will be provided.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact the Project Coordinator at 817-735-0246 or 817-735-2177.

Paid summer research opportunity for TCOM students- Medical Student Training in Aging Research – MSTAR – Applications Open


UNTHSC- MSTAR program: Institute level program sponsored by IHA.

Deadline for application is March 1st, 2019.

We are seeking applications from TCOM students for the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program administered by the Institute for Healthy Aging (IHA) at UNTHSC. This is a paid summer research opportunity with $1000/month stipend. The MSTAR-IHA program will provide TCOM students (who will have completed Year-I by June 2019) an educational experience in geriatrics clinics and aging-related research, under the guidance of top experts in geriatrics and aging. The students will participate in Clinical shadowing in geriatrics that will be counted towards TCOM Year-II preceptor requirement. The students will be introduced to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. This is 6-week structured research, clinical preceptor in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests. Research projects are offered in clinical/basic/ translational or health services research relevant to older people. The scholars will do their training and research during summer 2019. The students will compete for a total 6 awards.
Student’s will be notified on 15th March 2019 regarding selection.
Program dates June 3rd – July 12th, 2019. (tentative dates depends on the TCOM schedule. Might vary by 1 week.)
If you have any further questions or need guidance with the application, please contact Dr. Kiran Chaudhari, MD Ph.D., Coordinator, MSTAR, at OR Dr. Janice Knebl, DO MBA, Director, Center for Geriatrics at