Watch Chancellor Roe’s UNT World Town Hall Today, Sept. 30

 

A reminder to watch Chancellor Roe’s virtual UNT World Town Hall at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, simply by visiting the UNT System home page at http://untsystem.edu. There will be a prominent link on the home page that reads “CLICK HERE to watch Chancellor Roe’s Town Hall.” The link will go live about 15 minutes before the Town Hall begins.

Chancellor Roe will be joined by Dr. Diana Cervantes, Director of the Epidemiology Program at the Health Science Center, and Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes, UNT System Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Capital Officer.

Thank you.

CANVAS Clinic – Designing with Modules in Canvas on Thursday, September 30th from 11:45 to 1:00

 

*ACCME CE Credit Available*

Complete 12 of 16 Sessions for Certificate 

Sign up for Canvas Clinic and expand your technology skills for online learning. Canvas Clinic is a free 16-part workshop series to guide Canvas users on the basic features in Canvas. Visit the Canvas Clinic page and click the link you for each session you would like to attend.

Once you have registered, Laura Moore will send you a calendar invitation with the topic and any information pertaining to that weeks session.
Sessions will be on Thursday’s in LIB-400 and in-person only. Lunch will be provided as long as you have RSVP’d to the calendar invitation.

The sessions are not available via Zoom, but will be recorded and put on the DAI website about a week after each session.

30th – Designing with Modules in Canvas

HSC Faculty, Staff, and Student COVID Self-Test Site

 

Testing for HSC Faculty, Staff & Students is available through the campus walk-up COVID-19 Testing Clinic in the HSC Alumni Plaza behind the library:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 29, 2021, from 7:00 am–9:00 am.

You can now simplify the process of COVID-19 testing, viewing and managing your results by downloading the free Navica Medical app through the App Store or Google Play.

When you register and arrive at the testing center, you’ll see a Welcome screen on your phone.

The testing site will be closed during inclement weather.

For more information on COVID-19 campus updates, please visit https://www.unthsc.edu/coronavirus/vaccine-registration-resources/

State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) – What can $5 per month for a year do?

 

By giving through the State Employee Charitable Campaign, state and higher education employees have provided meals to hungry children, service dogs for our veterans, support for cancer survivors, and more.

HOW FAR CAN MY CONTRIBUTION GO?

$5 PER MONTH FOR ONE YEAR:

  • sponsors eyes exams for two children in need
    • provides 12 students with an interactive CD on college-age depression and suicide
    • covers the registration fee for one patient or family member to attend the National Organization for Rare Disorders Patient/Family Conference
    • underwrites equipment and supplies for five people to spend a morning cleaning a beach or river bank

No donation is too small, you can help improve people’s lives by giving through the SECC.

Make your pledge online!

Sign-up – First time donors, create a new account…returning donors log-in

🎁 Select Your Charities – Tell us what areas of people’s lives that you want to make a difference

🙌 Choose Your Impact – You determine the amount that you want to contribute

 

Cultura Hispana at HSC

 

It is Hispanic Heritage Month and the Office of Student Development at HSC would like to celebrate the culture! During Hispanic Heritage Month, we would like to spotlight faculty, staff, and students as they share about the Hispanic Culture at HSC. If you would like the chance to be spotlighted, then please send your information before October 4th:

1. Selfie Photo
2. Position (officer, student, member, or job title) and area of representation (student organization, school program, and/or department)
3. Video of you sharing about the Hispanic Culture at HSC or email us your statement.

Send to Brittani Schultz at Brittani.Schultz@unthsc.edu.

Valubility of the Year nominations are open!

 

Do you know a member of the faculty or staff, or a student, who consistently lives Our Values in extraordinary ways? Nominate them for the 2021 Valubility of the Year!
This is your opportunity to recognize an extraordinary person for affecting the lives of others and helping to build our values-based culture. Make your nomination today and show them their influence is appreciated.
Please note that Valubility of the Month nominees and honorees are not automatically entered. If you wish to nominate someone who was a monthly nominee or honoree, you must submit a new nomination for Valubility of the Year.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 18.
Honorees will be announced at the annual recognition event on Thursday, December 2 from 12 pm to 1 pm. Watch Daily News for details, and reach out to the Valubility mailbox at Valubility@unthsc.edu with any questions.

Join NRMN for a Webinar with NIH’s All of Us Research Program

 

The All of Us Research Program is an ambitious effort to gather health data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research that may improve health.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how the All of Us Research Program benefits researchers and how you can access program data online through the Research Hub. There are also many funding opportunities shared within the program.

Join us for this free webinar on Tuesday, October 19 at 12pm, to find out how you can contribute to All of Us as a participant and learn how to sign up! Register today via this link: https://bit.ly/3i806o8

PhD Students, Apply Now!! – Doctoral Scholars in Cancer Research

 

Doctoral Scholars in Cancer Research (DSCR)

Program Description:

Doctoral Scholars in Cancer Research (DSCR) is one of the program components of the HSC Scholars in Cancer Research Program (HSC-SCRP), an innovative, integrated training program focused on the students at critical transition points, early undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral career stages that are essential to meet the need of the cancer research workforce in Texas and USA.

The objective of this program is to recruit the students at a critical transition point, PhD level, and train them with advanced technology in the state of the art facilities under the supervision of enthusiastic mentors in the areas of cancer and health disparities. The other objective is to increase the representation of URM doctoral professionals to pursue careers in cancer.

In addition to the required course work for PhD in Biomedical Sciences, the DSCR students will be required to complete the following courses: Molecular and Cell Biology of Cancer; Journal Club in Cancer Biology; and Introduction to Health Disparities. Other advanced course work will be determined by the PhD student’s advisory committee. The average time to complete the PhD degree in biomedical sciences at HSC is 4.8 years. Since we are recruiting talented students into the DSCR program and will enrich them with additional training, we expect that the Scholars will graduate within 4.6 years. The GSBS PhD curriculum is individual development plan (IDP)-driven and competency-based. It provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge in the biomedical sciences and promotes a team-based approach to solving complex problems that we believe is essential to better understand the biological principles that govern health and disease. It also affords students a set of transferable and marketable skills that allow them to embark on various biomedical science-related career paths.

Selection Criteria:

PhD students who have completed their first year of study
Academic merit
Underrepresented groups in health professional programs (racial/ethnic groups, disabilities, disadvantaged backgrounds)
Interest in diversity and health disparity research
Commitment to careers in basic, translational, clinical and community-based approaches to solving cancer and cancer disparities

Benefits:

Full GSBS stipend + fringe benefits
Up to $6,000 tuition fee coverage
Up to $2,000/year for research supplies
Travel allowance to participate in local/regional/national conferences

Program Period: 2 years of funding

Application Process: Complete the online application and submit a current CV

Application Deadline:  October 1, 2021

Apply here: https://unthsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3UxiJf5jHKLUVPE

For more information, please contact: Dr. Rance Berg @ Rance.Berg@unthsc.edu and Roda Cotanay @ Rodelita.Cotanay@unthsc.edu

New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine – FREE Webinar Wed Oct 13 at 10am (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped highlight numerous healthcare inequities that exist. Data from early in the pandemic showed that African Americans were dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, highlighting health inequities that have existed for years. And unfortunately, statistics like this about health disparities are numerous.

Black mothers are consistently more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. “Racial-corrections” in spirometry algorithms assume that Black, Asian, and Latinx patients have lower lung capacities. And medical schools don’t frequently teach how dermatology conditions look on darker skin. With these varying health outcomes being more heavily critiqued, a new wave of advocacy is emerging, led by young people, to combat systemic disparities in medicine.

In this talk, social media medical educator, health equity champion, and third-year medical student Joel Bervell from Washington State University will dive into the history of various health disparities that exist in medicine, discuss how they manifest in practice, and examine the new ways in which students, organizations, and hospitals are tackling racial bias in medicine.

Register here: https://nnlm.gov/training/class/new-media-new-advocacy-how-racial-bias-being-tackled-medicine

Webinar available with closed captioning and audio interpretation in Spanish.
Seminario disponible con audio y subtítulos en español.