Workout of the Day 02/26/2021


Walk/Run for 30 minutes

*bonus points if hills were involved

TODAY is the Scientific Storytelling Workshop Part II!


Don’t miss out on a chance to enhance your communication about your research!

The College of Pharmacy and HSC Innovates invites you to the Virtual Scientific Storytelling Workshop!

This two-part workshop series, led by HSC Innovates’ Lin Nelson and TechFW’s Hayden Blackburn, aim to provide faculty, staff, and students with the essentials of communicating your research or ideas through storytelling, elevator pitches, pitching, and more.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert in scientific storytelling communication, you will be able to learn, apply, practice, and receive feedback on presenting information in an impactful and engaging way.

Virtual Scientific Storytelling Workshop will be on Zoom at these times below:

Part I Overview with Basic Mechanics & Short Practice: January 29, 2021 from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Part II Intermediate Application, Practice, & Feedback: February 26, 2021 from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

RSVP as space is limited. Register below for more information:

If you have any questions, please email

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Call for Abstracts – 2021 JPS Research & Quality Symposium: “Healthcare and Health Equity in a COVID Era”


Abstract submission is now open for the 2021 JPS Research & Quality Symposium, which will be held virtually on Friday, June 4. Abstracts on all topics are welcome (e.g. does not have to be COVID-related)! All UNTHSC team members are invited to submit. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2021. Notification of accepted abstracts will be sent by April.

Click here for the online submission form

The JPS Research Symposium and JPS Quality Fair are now working together to organize the 2021 JPS Research and Quality Symposium. If you have questions, please contact or


Q: I’m not sure my abstract fits the theme of the Symposium. Can I still submit?
A: Yes! We welcome all abstract topics. Please go ahead and submit by the deadline.

Q: Does my abstract have to be COVID-themed?
A: No, your project does not have to be COVID-related. All of this past year’s work was done “in a COVID era” in some sense.

Q: Do I have to be a JPS employee to submit an abstract?
A: No, we welcome abstracts from members of other institutions as well (e.g. UNTHSC, TCU, UTSW, UTA, etc.).

Q: Do I need to already have my project’s data collected before submitting an abstract?
A: No, you can submit an abstract without your data collected.

MIG Seminar Series: “Understanding the role of macrophages in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS using the nonhuman primate model” – Presented by Prof. Marcelo J. Kuroda, on 03/04/


Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics Department Presents:
“Understanding the role of macrophages in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS using the nonhuman primate model.”
Marcelo J. Kuroda, MD, PhD
Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Leader, Infectious Diseases Unit
California National Primate Research Center
Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California Davis
County Road 98 & Hutchison Drive
Davis, CA 95616
03/04/2021 @ 12:00 noon via Zoom

Please email Jessica Medina ( for zoom log-in information.

Throughout Black History Month, HSC has highlighted the contributions of our team members


Throughout February, HSC has honored Black History Month 2021 by spotlighting the experiences and contributions of our Black team members, including staff, faculty, students and alumni. Different HSC team members have been featured throughout the month. View HSC Insite’s Black History Month 2021 website for more information.

AHSE (Academy of Health Science Educators) Session #4 on Friday, February 26th from 8am to 9am


The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) invites all educators at the HSC to come together at the Academy of Health Science Educators (AHSE) in the spirit of collaborative learning. AHSE will encourage all educators to develop excellence in facilitating learning at all stages of education from classrooms and labs to practice and research. The AHSE will foster a culture of educational excellence that values diversity.

*Part 1 Culture-Based Models of Instructional Design: Building Spaces for Inclusive Learning
In this session, John McKenzie (Asst. Director, Center for Innovative Learning) will share strategies for incorporating cultural considerations into the design of courses. Topics covered include basic processes of instructional design, how culture relates to student learning, high-impact small steps one can take to improve learning, the culture-based model of instructional design, and how to systematically use the CBM to enhance learning for all students.

**Part 2 will be on Tuesday, March 23rd from 12-1pm

AHSE link on the CIL website:

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


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

The deadline for application is March 1st, 2021 (midnight).

We seek applications from TCOM students for the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program administered by the Center for Healthy Aging (CHA) at UNTHSC. This is a paid summer research opportunity with a $1000/month stipend. The MSTAR-CHA program will provide TCOM students (who will have completed Year-I by June 2021) 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. 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 training and interests level. 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 the summer of 2021. The students will compete for a total of 10 awards. The final decision for virtual vs. in-person structure will be decided near the start of the program depending on the COVID 19 situation.
Students will be notified on 15th March 2021 regarding selection.
Program dates June 1st – July 9th, 2021. (Tentative dates depend on the TCOM schedule. It 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
Dr. Janice Knebl, DO MBA, Director, Center for Geriatrics at