The University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Health Professions class of 2018 Masters of Occupation Therapy students recently helped with the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project to distribute recycled medical and adaptive equipment to individuals in need in the greater Houston area after Hurricane Harvey. The RSVP is an all-volunteer organization that provides physical rehabilitation services and equipment to uninsured individuals with disabilities.

Sarkar chosen as a wise champion

Dr. Mayukh Sarkar, a medical laboratory scientist in UTMB’s department of pathology, was recognized as a 2017 “Choosing Wisely Champion” by the American Society for Clinical Pathology during its annual meeting recently held in Chicago. This honor recognizes clinicians as well as teams of clinicians for their commitment to the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign. The campaign is intended to reduce test overuse and to encourage clinicians and patients to question which tests are really necessary.

Sanghavi to speak about oral health

Ankit Sanghavi, interim executive director of the Texas Health Institute, is the featured speaker for the next 2018 Health Policy Dialogues and Lecture series. His presentation, “Beyond the Oral Cavity,” is about the connections between oral health and the overall health of a body. The presentation will be at noon Nov. 15 in the Clinical Sciences Auditorium on the Galveston campus. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Becky Trout, rltrout@utmb.edu or 409-747-2734.

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