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Academic Update

Volume 13, Issue 4
December 22, 2022

Happy Holidays from SBMI

Happy holidays to everyone in the SBMI Community. We hope everyone enjoys a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season.

Happy Holidays from SBMI

The university will be closed Dec. 26, 2022. SBMI will be open on Dec. 27 - 30 with limited hours and limited staff so please email [email protected] if you need any assistance during those days. The university will also be closed on Jan. 2, 2023 with regular business hours resuming on Jan. 3, 2022.

Click here to view the Dean’s Holiday Message.

Fall 2022 Poster Session Winners

SBMI hosted the fall poster session on Dec. 12. Thank you to the students that participated, faculty who served as judges, and staff who handled event facilitation.

Fall Poster Session

Please join us in congratulating the fall 2022 poster session winners:

  • PhD Student Tanjida Kabir - An Automated MRI Analysis Tool to Measure the Tumor Volume and Assess the Treatment Response for Glioblastoma
  • MS Student Khush Patel - Interpretable Machine Learning Approach To Predict Discharge Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Scores For Stroke Rehabilitation

As dual winners, both students earned the Paul C. Boyle Award for Excellence in Research for this semester.

Click here to view poster session photos.

SBMI Awards Faculty & Staff Special Honors

On Dec. 9th, SBMI hosted a Staff and Faculty Excellence Award Luncheon. This event brought the SBMI community together and served as an opportunity to honor faculty and staff. Congratulations to all awardees.

Staff and Faculty Excellence Award Luncheon

Faculty Excellence Awards for 2021-2022

  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Professor Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD
  • Teaching: Associate Professor Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD
  • Research: Professor Zhongming Zhao, PhD
  • Innovation: Professor James Langabeer, PhD, MBA
  • Outstanding Service to the School: Assistant Professor Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD

Outstanding Service to the School Staff Awards

  • Cung (David) Ha
  • Ginny Solt
  • Jaime Hargrave

Click here to view luncheon photos.

SBMI Bragging Points

Members of the SBMI Community have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments. We want to recognize and applaud their endeavors.

Photo of Susan Fenton PhD

  • A research team from SBMI is participating in this cutting-edge work that uses alternative tools to help stroke patients get treatment more quickly. Click here to learn more.
  • Alumna Angie Hayes, DHI, ’22, MS ’19

  • Two-time Alumna Angie Hayes, DHI, ’22, MS ’19 recently earned two new grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP). The first grant, for disaster related child fatality review, is worth $30,000. Her second grant is worth $50,000 and focuses on sudden unexpected infant death review. In addition to the two new grants, Angie was awarded a CDC grant over the summer to use NLP for an adolescent suicide review to find patterns for intervention.
UTHealth Houston Student-Centered Mobile App is Available

Staff and Faculty Excellence Award Luncheon

The new app allows students to access their class schedule, grades, financial aid, and payment plans while on the go. It is?available on both iOS and Android devices by visiting the App Store or Google Play and entering?“UTHealth Student”?into the search.?We invite students to take the mobile app tour, and add the app to their mobile device for important updates from central student services, and to connect with the campus today.

HIMSS23 Student Assistant Application is Open

UTHealth Houston’s CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Program for undergraduates in cancer prevention is actively seeking faculty mentors. We encourage all interested faculty members to apply.

Apply Here

HIMSS23 Student Assistant Application is Open

HIMSS is accepting applications for any students that want to apply to become Program Assistants for the 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition.

HIMSS Become a program assistant

The application for 2023 is currently open and the deadline to apply is Jan. 27, 2023. Please visit the HIMSS website to learn more about the requirements and application process.

  • Professor James Langabeer, PhD, MBA recently answered questions for MoneyGeek as he examined the best life insurance policies for seniors.

Important Dates

Dec. 26 December holiday – university is closed
Jan. 2 New Year’s Day Holiday – University is closed
Jan. 6 Spring 2023 regular course registration closes in myUTH
Jan. 9 First class day for spring 2023
Jan. 9-13 Late course registration is open in myUTH (fees apply)
Jan. 16 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – university is closed