The final installment of this season’s Lefeber Winter Series on Aging will be about improving the lives of patients after a hip fracture. Dr. Ellen F. Binder, a professor in geriatrics and nutritional science at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will be the featured speaker. Her presentation, “Recovery After Hip Fracture: How Can We Do Better?” is at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Caduceus Room in the Administration Building on the Galveston Campus. The lecture is open to the general public. Contact Stephanie Burt at 409-266-9675 for more information.



Have you ever wanted to stop and take in the view from the top of the Galveston Causeway? Well, you can on March 3 if you participate in the UTMB School of Health Professions Causeway FunD 5K Run/Walk that raises money for scholarships in the school. Last year’s event attracted 550 participants and raised $20,000. The course begins in the parking lot of the Galveston County Daily News, goes up the top of the causeway and then back to the parking lot. The event kicks off with a kids’ 1K at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $40 for running, wheelchair or walking and $20 for children. Go to to sign up for the event or for more information, call 409-772-3006 or write to If you can’t take part in the event, you can still make a donation at the registration website.



Five residents have been chosen to receive the Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching. The five were selected by Osler Student Scholars in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. The residents are chosen for exemplifying sound scientific knowledge, compassion toward patients and dedication to learning and teaching. This year’s winners are Dr. Pablo Padilla, surgery; Dr. Michael Gillespie, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Dr. Keyan Mobli, surgery; Dr. Dominique Washington, obstetrics and gynecology, and Dr. Taylor Herzog, psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Thayer was William Osler’s first resident at Johns Hopkins during the late 1880s. Osler was one of the founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital and is regarded as the “Father of Modern Medicine.”

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