Save the date. The School of Health Professions is hosting its annual School of Health Professionals Causeway Fund Run/Walk on March 8 in partnership with FitTriRun to benefit student scholarships.

The event includes a kids’ 1K, a wheelchair 5K, and a 5K run/walk to the top of the Galveston Causeway.

Preregistration information is now available at

Early registration is $10 for the kids’ run and $25 for the 5K. On the day of the race, the cost is $20 for the kids’ run and $40 for the 5K.

The course is certified, and preregistered 5K participants will be chip timed. Organizers are looking for sponsorships and encouraging team registrations.

Call 409-772-3006 or email

Stroke support

The UTMB stroke support group is taking a holiday and will meet again on Feb. 26.

In the meantime, “Tried and True Recipes,” a fundraising cookbook, is now available.

The $10 book is a compilation of recipes from stroke survivors and family members; physical, occupational and speech therapists; as well as nursing staff and friends.

Contact Karen Kunz at or 409-772-1833. 

Save a life today

There’s still time to give. The holiday blood drive will continue through Friday. Donors can give in Galveston from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday in Room 5.212 of John Sealy Annex.

Donations also will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in League City at the UTMB Multispecialty Center at Victory Lakes Town Center, 2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 4.

Visit or call 409-772-4861.

Recycle your Christmas tree

Galveston’s 20th annual Christmas Tree Recycling Drive will run through Jan. 20. All live evergreen trees, including flocked trees, along with wood stands, will be accepted.

All tinsel, lights, decorations and plastic or metal stands must be removed for recycling. UTMB and the city of Galveston will convert the trees to mulch for use throughout the year.

Drop-off sites are at the open-top trash bin at Lindale Park off Marine Street and the Galveston Eco-Center, 702 61st Street.

Call Ken Steblein at 409-747-2959.

Nursing research

Tammy Cupit has been named the director of nursing research for the UTMB School of Nursing.

She will facilitate nursing research within the UTMB Health System by providing research education and study coordination.

Asthma research

Volunteers are needed for an asthma research study. Individuals may qualify for one of UTMB’s studies if they have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma and are 18 to 65 and a nonsmoker for at least one year.

Contact Afifa Khalil at or 409-747-1887.

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

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