Faculty members from the University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Health Professions occupational therapy program recently were recognized for outstanding achievement at the Texas Physical Therapy Association conference in Corpus Christi. Associate professor Lynne Hughes received the Jeanette Winfree Award for exceptional value to the chapter. Clinical assistant professor Michael Furtado was presented The Warren C. Smythe Outstanding Service award. Dana Wild, associate professor, was honored with the William Gould Memorial Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty Award.

Pulmonary rehabilitation program certified

The University of Texas Medical Branch Pulmonary Rehabilitation program recently was certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The certification recognizes UTMB for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care. AACVPR-certified programs are considered leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

Physician assistant studies pioneer days

The physician assistant studies program is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the PA profession as well as the 50th anniversary of UTMB’s School of Health Professions. Louis Wu, class of 74’ will speak at noon Thursday in Room 1.304 in the School of Health Professions building on the Galveston campus.

Volunteer for BMI, insulin and muscle growth study

Researchers from the Sealy Center on Aging need volunteers for a new study on body weight, insulin and muscle growth. Volunteers should be 60 and older and have a body mass index between 30 to 40. Volunteers will be compensated for time and travel, will receive regular medical exams and tests and will be provided copies of their test results. For information, contact Tutu Odejimi, 409-266-9648 or aaodejim@utmb.edu.

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