Medical student Ahmar Hashmi has been named one of the 2013 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows in Tropical Medicine. He is one of 20 fellows from 12 medical schools selected for the award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

The fellowship is the only medical student award dedicated to nurturing a career path for physician-scientists in tropical medicine. The award provides students with the opportunity for a clinical training or research project that takes place in an area where tropical diseases are endemic. For more on the program and Hashmi, go to

Hector P. Garcia winner

Ariel M. Morrow, in her first year at the School of Health Professions, is the recipient of the Hector P. Garcia M.D. 2013 Cultural Competence award, which recognizes a student who demonstrates commitment to providing quality health care to all by incorporating cultural knowledge and skills in service to others.

The Lunch Bunch

“The healthy you: Approaches to gaining control of your waistline” will be presented by family nurse practitioner Tonya Callender from noon to 1 p.m. today at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway S., in League City. Call 832-505-1600 or email  

Couture on the coast

The second annual Holiday Style fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m. Thursday at the Moody Gardens Hotel, brings runway models to Galveston for the benefit of the School of Nursing honors program. For information or to purchase tickets, call 409-772-1520 or visit

Gastrointestinal cancer support group

Dr. Todd Swanson, a radiation oncologist, will discuss radiation treatment for tumors at the GI cancer support group meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in Room 1.132 of the Rebecca Sealy Building. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month. For information or to RSVP, call 409-789-5074 or email

Stroke support group meeting

Thanks and sharing are the topic for the next meeting of the UTMB stroke support group from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in the outpatient physical therapy/occupational therapy clinic, Entrance B, Suite 123 of the Primary Care Pavilion at 400 Harborside Drive. Free parking is available. For information, call 409-772-1833 or visit

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