Even though employees outnumber students about 4 to 1 at UTMB, the first word in our name is “university,” and I love the fact that education is a big part of the reason we exist. For those whose jobs do not take them near our students, they are a remarkable bunch. A few weeks ago, our PT students helped organize and host the Mardi Gras Fun Run. Coming up:
Friday: The St. Vincent’s Clinic presents The 2007 St. Vincent’s Clinic Benefit Concert!
Join us this Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in The Grand 1894 Opera House, and see your friends, classmates and colleagues in the spotlight! This year’s show features over 60 performers from all over UTMB. All proceeds go to the St. Vincent’s Free Clinic. Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door. Purchase tickets in the Office of Student Life or from students. Question? Send email to email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
Saturday: Galveston County Health Fair
The 13th Annual Galveston County Health Fair is set for Saturday, March 3, in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoors at 4523 Fort Crockett Blvd. in Galveston. Students from UTMB’s four schools organize the health fair to benefit residents of Galveston County. Children and adults may take advantage of free health screenings including vision, cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure checks, and visit more than 60 informational booths. Entertainment includes a class on healthy cooking, YMCA Cheer and Dance Team, Boys & Girls Club Praise Dancers, Ishmael Robles Karate and a Yoga demonstration. The UTMB Blood Bank donor coach will be onsite, and Island Transit will provide free bus service to the health fair from several island locations. For more information, call (409) 747-0819 or read the full news release.
March 15: Healing our Ailing Health Care
Dr. John Abramson, author of Overdosed America and clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School, will speak on Thursday, March 15 at 5 pm in the Old Red Amphitheater. He’ll explore why our nation spends more than two times more per person on health care than other developed nations but still ranks dead last in healthy life expectancy, and what we can do to change. Brought to campus by the Pharmaceutical Awareness Group, UTMB’s Professionalism Project, the Student Government Association and Frontera de Salud.