Dr. Mills state presentation ($1 Billion and the Opioid Epidemic) – Feb 24, 2022


UNTHSC Corrections Medical Director Dr. John Mills, acts as the Governor-appointed Chair of the Opioid Abatement Fund Council. Mills presented to the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council Health and Human Services Commission Thursday, Feb 24th, about his vision for the nearly $1B in funding from the State of Texas to mitigate and abate opioid addiction.

Public meeting livestream link: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/about/meetings
Once on the public meetings page, select the tab that says “Bernstein K-100 Live.”

Dual or outside employment request


Dear HSC Team,

HSC policy 05.506 requires full-time faculty and staff to request and obtain approval prior to engaging in outside employment, dual-employment with another state agency, or outside service, whether it is compensated or not. This is important for a number of reasons, such as: integrity, ethics, comp time not being calculated/paid to employees accurately and possible duplicate benefits/retirement payments paid to the State from different agencies.

This form should be filled out annually if you are engaged in outside employment/outside service and we will send out reminders twice per year to help remind everyone to stay current with the policy. Any Outside and Dual employment activity must also be disclosed in the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form annually and within 30 days of any changes.

An electronic request form has been created for Dual and Outside Employment and can be accessed here: https://www.untsystem.edu/dual-or-outside-employment-request. This e-form will automatically be routed for approval.

Please contact Human Resources at HSC.HR@untsystem.edu with any questions.

Your HSC HR Team

Student volunteers needed for AISD Coaching-UP program (compensated for session)


HSC and the Institute for Health Disparities (IHD) has partner with Arlington Independent School District (AISD) to increase diversity in Science, Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) higher education. Through this partnership, we have developed the “Coaching UP” program that provides AISD high school students an opportunity to learn about potential careers in the biomedical, behavioral, medical and health, and allied health professions.

We are in needs for volunteers to participate in our Spring Coaching-UP Event. The event will consist of a general tour and a lab demonstration. Volunteers will be compensate for their time.

Event Location: HSC Campus
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Please contact Pat Baker (pat.baker@unthsc.edu/817-735-0642) if you are interested in participating in this awesome event

Nominate someone now for Valubility of the Month


The Valubility of the Month nomination window is open! Think about those who are living Our Values in extraordinary ways and nominate someone who stands out as a Valubility of the Month candidate.

Check out the updated Valubility platform and nominate someone now for Valubility of the Month: https://high5.unthsc.edu/votm

For more information about HSC’s Valubility recognition programs, click here:
Valubility – OUR VALUES (unthsc.edu)

Questions? Email the Valubility team: Valubility@unthsc.edu