The UTMB James Perry Kelly Summer Science Writing Internship — June 9 through July 31 — offers an eight-week opportunity for a high school student to report and write about UTMB’s scientific community under the supervision of the Media Relations Department.

Applications are due Monday. The intern will work 20 hours a week and will be paid $10 an hour. Students can apply online at

Contact Raul Reyes at 409-747-0794 or

Gates Social

Bridget Hawkins, assistant director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development and co-author of the Vaccine Smarts column, will be on Twitter and Facebook today from the Innovations in Global Health Social Media Meet Up at the Gates Foundation in Seattle, bringing together experts to discuss efforts to address the problems of malaria, tuberculosis and other public health issues.

National achievement award

UTMB Professor Emeritus Dr. Sanford A. Rubin is the recipient of the 2014 Gold Medal Award of the Society of Thoracic Radiology.

The award is presented annually to an individual who has provided outstanding service in the field.

He was recruited to UTMB in 1979 as the chief of thoracic radiology where he remained until his retirement in 2005.

He received a number of prestigious teaching awards as a professor and was a founding member of the Society.

SCI Café

West Nile virus is the topic of conversation at this week’s SCI Café, where “science and communities interact.” UTMB virus expert Dr. Robert Tesh, researcher Jai Rudra and Ashley Wilson, an entomologist with Galveston County Mosquito Control, will explore and discuss West Nile virus from basic science to public health, what current research reveals, vaccine development and the risk in Galveston County.

The event is hosted by UTMB’s Center in Environmental Toxicology, Institute for Translational Sciences and Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine and starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mod Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

Contact Lauren Scott at or 409-772-9110.

Looking for veterans

UTMB is one of the sponsors of “Hiring Red, White and You!,” an event at the Texas Medical Center for military veterans and the spouses of deceased veterans looking for employment.

A number of TMC institutions will have a variety of positions available to qualified candidates. The event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hornberger Conference Center, 2151 W. Holcombe Blvd., in Houston.

Drug take-back

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while protecting the environment and educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

UTMB will host two locations, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the UTMB Eye Center at 700 University Blvd., in Galveston and the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway S., in League City.

Stroke support group

Tim Reistetter, associate professor of occupational therapy at UTMB, is the speaker for this month’s UTMB stroke support meeting for people who have had a stroke, their spouses, caregivers and significant others.

The group meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Sealy Center on Aging and Learning conference room in the Primary Care Pavilion, Entrance A, Room 1.612A, 400 Harborside Drive in Galveston.

Free parking is available.

Call 409-772-1833 or visit

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

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