Like to sing? Want to do some stand up? Dance or have a talent you want to showcase? Then it’s time to audition for the St. Vincent’s Student Clinic Benefit Concert. The clinic is a partnership between the University of Texas Medical Branch and St. Vincent’s House that offers free primary care those who otherwise might not receive medical care, and provides UTMB students, under UTMB physicians’ supervision, clinical experience.

To audition, fill out the form at by Monday or email for more information. The concert is at 7 p.m. March 1 at The Grand Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at


In 1995, the state of New York closed a psychiatric center in Willard, N.Y. During an inventory of items remaining in the facility, workers discovered more than 400 suitcases, dating from 1910 to 1960, containing the possessions of former patients. An exhibit of the “Willard Suitcases” eventually led to a photography project headed by Jon Crispin. Crispin writes on his website that “these objects open a small window into the lives of some of the people who lived at the facility.”

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Crispin will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the UTMB Osler Club at Temple B’nai Israel, 3008 Ave. O, in Galveston.

“The Willard Suitcases” presentation, which includes a light buffet, is free, but a reservation is required.

The event is presented by The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. To RSVP, email or call 409-747-9680.



UTMB’s Primary and Specialty Clinic in Texas City that had been damaged by Hurricane Harvey is up and running again. The clinic, at 10121 Emmet F. Lowry Expressway, which had sustained considerable damage from the storm, is home to numerous specialty clinics, including cardiology, orthopedics, ear, nose and throat and urgent care.

To schedule an appointment, call 409-986-9686, or visit

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