The next Sci Café will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mod Coffeehouse at 2126 Postoffice St. in Galveston. The topic is Aerospace Medicine and will feature Dr. William Edward Powers, director of UTMB’s Aerospace Medicine Residency Program, and Drs. Christopher Hass and Moriah Thompson, both aerospace medicine residents.

Sci Café is a community dialogue about science, health and possibilities among community members, researchers and scientists. The purpose is to engage and connect community members with science and science with the local community.

For information, contact Chantele Singleton, 409-772-9110 or


With three campuses, numerous locations throughout Texas and more than 13,000 employees, there is a lot that happens across the University of Texas Medical Branch on any given day:

• Nearly 3,000 people visit primary and specialty care outpatient clinics;

• About 90 patients are discharged from UTMB hospitals;

• More than 3,000 students are enrolled in UTMB’s four schools;

• More than 340 job applications are received; and

• About 17 babies are delivered.


The UTMB Police Department will host a 12-hour Rape Aggression Defense class over two days in April. The first part of the class will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 13 and the second part will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 in the POB II, auditorium on the Angleton Danbury Campus.

The class is a 12-hour basic self-defense class for women, embodies a practical blend of threat avoidance strategies and real-world assault resistance tactics. UTMB Police offer the class at no cost to any female 13 and older. New students are required to attend both classes for completion.

For information, email Sgt. Shawn Carr, To register, visit


UTMB is in a popular vote competition for best ideas in biomedical science.

UTMB is one of 16 universities remaining in the contest that is patterned after the March Madness college basketball playoff tournament. It’s a contest run by STAT, a national online publication focused on science, medicine and scientific discovery. The competition is called STAT Madness and you can vote for UTMB’s study that may have found an earlier way to detect multiple sclerosis.

STAT Madness is meant to be fun and to also raise awareness about the importance of scientific research. We hope that you can take the time to vote. Vote from your laptop, your phone and your desktop. And you can vote more than once. Vote at

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