UTMB police will conduct an active shooter training exercise in John Sealy Hospital on Wednesday.

The exercise, which will include hospital personnel, is scheduled for 1 p.m.

This is a training exercise only and will not be a real emergency situation. The exercise will be confined to one area of the hospital.

Access to the training area on the third floor will be restricted but the rest of the hospital will remain open.

Construction affects Fourth Street

Beginning this week, there will be impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the areas of Texas Avenue and Fourth Street (Holiday Drive) because of the demolition of Morgan Hall and the construction of the new East Utility Plant.

Sidewalks, crosswalks and ramps will route pedestrian traffic to the east side of Fourth Street.

Parking will be closed on the west side of Fourth Street, between Harborside Drive and Texas Avenue, for the duration of the construction project, scheduled for completion in January 2016.

Halloween carnival

The Osler Student Societies and UTMB Student Government Organizations are hosting the annual Fall Halloween Carnival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Moody Medical Library Plaza at the corner of Ninth and Market Streets.

Designed primarily for children under 12, the carnival will have games, prizes and snacks. Donations of cans of food will be accepted for a local shelter.

Parking is available in the lot across from Moody Library.

Call 409-772-2815. 

Walk to Stop Diabetes 

UTMB Health and the Stark Diabetes Center are sponsors of the American Diabetes Association Community Walk to Stop Diabetes on Friday at Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 N., in League City.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and opening ceremonies are 9 a.m.

Visit www.utmbhealth.com/diabetes or call Peggy Castanie or Mara Wilson, 832-505-2300.

Texas City clinic moving

UTMB’s Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic in Texas City is moving. Effective Monday, the clinic will move to the Community Family Center facility, Suite 100, 2000 Texas Ave., in Texas City.

The new location offers comfortable surroundings, patient privacy and improved accessibility with ample handicapped parking to better serve patients.

The clinic telephone number, 409-933-1523, and fax number, 409-933-1557, will remain the same. Call 409-772-1833.

State association president

Dr. Virginia A. Rauth, associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, was elected president of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The association is one of the oldest specialty societies in the United States. Its inaugural meeting was at UTMB in 1930.

It has a long tradition of physician education and supports a statewide resident research symposium annually.

The organization also serves to be an advocate for the physicians of Texas and for women’s health care issues with the state and its agencies.

Inside UTMB is compiled by the communications department at the University of Texas Medical Branch.


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