Nathan Wolfe, author of the “The Viral Storm; The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age,” is the guest speaker in the Presidential Scholars Seminar Series.

Named one of the Time 100 in 2011, he is the founder and chief executive of Metabiota and the Lorry I. Lokey visiting professor in human biology at Stanford University.

Wolfe will speak at 4 p.m. today in Levin Hall North, located at 10th and Market streets.

Certified Nurses Day

“How do board certified nurses make a difference?” will be on display in the hallway of the cafeteria in John Sealy Hospital from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday as UTMB celebrates Certified Nurses Day to honor the excellence and competency of nurses who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty.

More than 680 of the roughly 1,100 nurses at UTMB have been certified in their specialty.

It’s a match

Friday is Match Day, when graduating medical students around the country learn where they will spend the next three to six years of their lives in training.

At UTMB, Match Day is a celebration as students, faculty, family and friends gather in Levin Hall, at 11th and Market streets.

Part of the tradition at UTMB includes each student contributing $1 to a jackpot that is given to the last student whose name is called to pick up his or her “match” envelope.

High school, health careers academy

A free academy June 23-27 will allow high school students in the greater Galveston/Houston area to explore the wide variety of biomedical and health-related careers available at UTMB.

Participants spend five days on campus in learning and activities in state-of-the-art facilities in UTMB’s School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

The online application deadline is April 4. Space is limited.

Housing and transportation are not provided.


Summer camp counselors needed

University students majoring in science, math and engineering are needed for UTMB’s STEM Quest summer camps for middle and high school students that provide hands-on experience.

In-service training will be provided for counselors selected to work May 27 through July 8. The deadline for application is April 7.

Calling all artists

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Earth Day Art Contest for UTMB Health Earth Day celebration in April.

The contest, open to all, encourages UTMB staff, students, faculty and community to embrace conservation, recycling and sustainable efforts.

The winning design will grace the official UTMB Health Earth Day 2014 T-shirts and poster. The deadline for entries is March 28.

Contact Diana Davison, or 409-747-2739.

Breast cancer support group

The “Reconstruction of a survivor” breast cancer support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway S., in League City.

Light refreshments will be provided. To register, email

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

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