Abstract Submission-16th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities

 

We are inviting all HSC students/faculty/staff to submit an abstract for our upcoming conference. This year’s conference is focused on Community Approaches to Health Equity and will be held virtually from June 10-11th, 2021. Registration is FREE, but all attendees must register (link is also included below).

Accepted presenters will be asked to pre-record their poster presentation (approximately 5 minutes) to be showcased during the conference. Posters will be housed in an online portal and will be available to view throughout the conference. A few selected posters will be awarded Spotlight designation and will also be featured in between conference sessions.

We hope this conference will bring together participants from various disciplines to encourage conversations on this topic and promote future collaborations. If you believe your work helps address health disparities, we would like to hear your story! We sincerely hope you will consider applying.

Submit Abstract Now: tchd.dryfta.com.

Registration: https://bit.ly/TCHD2021

VoiceThread Workshop over New Assignment Features on Tue, May 11, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)

 

New Assignment Features Workshop

VoiceThread Webinar – Tue, May 11, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CDT)

In this workshop, you will learn how to turn new assignments on for your courses and begin using them with your students. We will review all of the workflows, new features, and options for your VoiceThread assessments.

To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8620409070391567886

*After you are registered, please know that each webinar link cannot be shared with others because it is unique to you. You can however, copy and paste the registration link above and send to anyone who you think may be interested.

Healthy Adults Needed For a Research Study Involving Cognitive Test-Retest

 

Repeated Tests on Cognitive performance – Aging Effect

Dr. Shi’s lab is recruiting healthy male and female adults to participate in a research study. This research study will compare your cognitive performance (memory, overall mental function, attention) before and after 4 weeks.
You must be
• 18 – 38 years old or 56 – 76 years old; and
• currently, a non-smoker.
There will be three lab visits. Each visit takes approximately ≤60 minutes. Up to 30 younger (18 – 38 years) and up to 30 older (56 – 76 years) volunteer subjects are needed.
Your time for lab visits will be compensated.
For more information, please contact Kulsum Abdali kulsumabdali@my.unthsc.edu or call 817-735-2073.

Fire Alarm Testing in RES 2nd Floor

 

Fire Alarm Testing is scheduled for the RES 2nd Floor from 6:30am to 7:30am on May 5th.
The audibles and strobes will be activated for the test, Utilities personnel will be making announcements before and after the inspections over the fire alarm speakers. In the event audibles and strobes are seen or heard during this inspection no evacuation is necessary. In the event of a real emergency Utilities personnel will make an announcement over the fire alarm speakers. This testing is a mandatory code requirement.
We apologize for any inconvenience and if you have any questions please call ext. 2181.

Campus COVID vaccine dates expand for HSC students, faculty, staff, friends, family

 

HSC Health has expanded the dates for COVID-19 vaccine clinics for HSC students, faculty and staff as well as their family and friends age 18 and older. Following DSHS guidance, all adults are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

You can self-schedule your appointment by calling 817-735-2273 or visiting phreesia.me/COVID-Vaccine for the following dates and times:

  • Friday, April 30, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday, May 14, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 -4 p.m.
  • Monday, May 17, 8 – 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Monday, May 24, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

To make sure the process is quick and efficient, please complete your registration and pre-visit check-in prior to your appointment. You will be asked to provide some basic information when scheduling your appointment. You will immediately receive a verification code by text or email to complete the scheduling process. You will then receive an appointment confirmation text or email from HSC Select Services where you will be asked to check-in online.

If you are a new HSC Health patient, you’ll need to fill out important health information prior to your appointment. If you’re an existing patient, please go through all the information to make sure it is correct and update with any changes.

Vaccines will be given in HSC Health Select Services on the 3rd floor of the Health Pavilion.

Your second dose appointment will be scheduled during the waiting period following your vaccine.

Please contact HSC Health Select Services at 817-735-2273 with questions.

What to Know Before Your Appointment:

How should I prepare for my appointment?

  • Please complete your pre-visit registration and check-in, sent to you via email or text message.
  • Please provide your cell phone number so we can text you updates on your appointment.
  • You will be required to wear a mask to enter the building and must wear it through the duration of your visit.

Where is HSC Health Select Services located?

HSC Health Select Services
855 Montgomery Street
Health Pavilion – HSC Health Select Services – Third Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-725-2273

Vaccine FAQs

Am I required to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
While highly recommended, COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory for HSC students, faculty or staff.

Should I receive the vaccine if I’ve already had COVID-19?
Due to the fact that COVID-19 re-infection is possible, people who have had COVID-19 should not be excluded from receiving the vaccine. However, if you currently have COVID-19, you should wait to be vaccinated until your illness has resolved and you can discontinue isolation.

Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?
No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

What should I expect after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building an immunity response. Common side effects include pain or swelling in the arm you received your vaccine, or fever, chills, tiredness or headache.

If you have pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor about taking a pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

What is the benefit of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 can have serious, sometimes deadly complications, and there is no way to know how it will affect you. COVID-19 is also highly contagious, and could be spread to friends, family and others around you if you get sick.

Clinical trials show the COVID-19 vaccine to be highly effective, with the Moderna vaccine 94.1% effective at preventing lab-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses who had no evidence of being previously infected.

About HSC Health
Focused on improving health outcomes to all to build a healthier community, HSC Health has 13 unique clinics located on the HSC campus as well as an obstetrics and gynecology clinic in the heart of Fort Worth’s medical district. In each clinic, an interprofessional team works collaboratively to achieve an optimized treatment plan tailored to the individual patient. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 817-735-DOCS or visit unthsc.edu/patientcare.

AHSE (Academy of Health Science Educators) Session 6 on Friday, April 30, from 12pm to 1pm

 

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.

In this session, Kim Meyer and Honor Anderson will share current issues in online learning for faculty and students. Topics covered include motivation, time-management, distractions, lack of in-person interaction, learning preferences, power of presence, and instructor approachability. Participant engagement and shared experiences are encouraged.

 

Workout of the Day 04/30/2021

 

Run/walk 3 miles for time.

AHEAD Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Be a part of a clinical trial that aims to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. For more information call 817-735-2948.

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Grand Rounds:History Repeats Itself: The Role of Humanities and the Arts in Medical Education

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
7:30am to 8:30am
via Zoom

Facilitated by:

Chase Crossno, MPH
Assistant Artistic Director
Narrative Medicine and Patient Communication
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

and

Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D.
Director of Narrative Medicine
Narrative Medicine and Patient Communication
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

Please e-mail MDFacultyDev@tcu.edu for Zoom information.

In the last decade, many schools in the U.S. have seen an uptick in interdisciplinary programs that combine the methodologies of the arts and humanities with the philosophies of medical practice. Though this may seem new, this relationship between medicine and the arts and humanities is historically informed. In this Grand Rounds session with The Compassionate Practice®, we will show you a peak behind the curtain of our unique spin on the medical arts and humanities, framing our unique pedagogy within the history of medicine. Participants will get to experience at least one of our exercises, and will learn more detail about how our theatre and arts-based pedagogy falls into an interdisciplinary tradition.