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Academic Update

Volume 10, Issue 9
July 20, 2017

Fall 2017 Course Registration Now Open

Fall Registration

SBMI Students:

Remember that regular registration for fall 2017 courses opened on July 17 and will run through August 25 in MyUTH. If you have questions regarding registration, email the Office of Academic Affairs at SBMIAcademics@uth.tmc.edu.

The fall 2017 semester will begin on August 28. For a full list of courses that will be offered in the fall, visit the SBMI Semester Schedule webpage.

SBMI Bragging Points

Members of the SBMI Community have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments and we want to recognize them.

  • SBMI recently finished a workforce training program that was grant-funded by the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Susan Fenton, Ph.D., associate dean for Academic Affairs and associate professor, was the principal investigator for the workforce training grant. The ONC’s training target was 6,000 professionals and it was exceeded as nearly 9,000 individuals completed the training via SBMI’s program and those offered by other grant awardees.
  • SBMI M.S. Student Laura Bryan and Assistant Professor Angela Ross, DNP, MPH recently attended the Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference by AHDI in San Antonio. Both spoke during two different sessions at the conference.
  • SBMI M.S. Student Stephen Simington is UTHealth’s incoming Student InterCouncil (SIC) President for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Simington will also serve as UT System Student Advisory Committee Representative for 2017-2018.
  • Professor Dean Sittig, Ph.D. recently had an article published in ScienceDirect that focused on improving the safety of health IT. Sittig has a new, co-authored publication out as well titled ”Who Watches the Watchers. Working Towards Safety for EHR Knowledge Resources”.

If any SBMI alumni or current students want to announce a recent professional accomplishment in a future Academic Update, please share the details with Chelsea Overstreet via email at Chelsea.E.Overstreet@uth.tmc.edu.

SBMI Fall 2017 Scholarship Application

UTHealth & SBMI accept scholarship applications from students enrolled in the school as funds become available. We are currently accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded for the fall 2017 semester.

SBMI Summer 2017 Scholarship

The criteria of eligibility include:

  • Current enrollment in a graduate program at SBMI
  • Good academic standing
  • Considerations include:

  • Pattern of academic achievement
  • Teaching and mentoring experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Community service
  • Success in overcoming adversity
  • Previous and recent publications in the discipline (if any)
  • Qualified professionals employed by Texas Medical Center health service organizations
  • Please submit your application by close of business (5 p.m. CST) on Aug. 28, 2017. Click here to submit the SBMI Scholarship Application. Please note that all submissions are being accepted in Qualtrics and no email or paper submissions will be accepted.

    The Scholarship and Awards Committee, composed of SBMI faculty members, recommends the recipients for the scholarships to the Dean. If you have questions or need additional information, email to sbmiacademics@uth.tmc.edu or by phone at 713.500.3591.

    Upcoming SBMI Recruiting Events

    Several SBMI faculty and staff members will be traveling in the coming months to attend conferences to promote our degree programs. We invite any prospective students or alumni in the area to visit us during these events.

    SBMI Recruitment

    SBMI IN THE NEWS

    • Professor Lex Frieden, M.A. was recently featured in a business segment on SiriusXM Channel 111 focused on the impact of proposed health care legislation on people with disabilities.
    • Luca Giancardo, Ph.D., assistant professor, was also featured on a radio interview recently. Giancardo spoke on SiriusXM's Channel 110 rehabilitation show about the early detection of Parkinson’s Disease.

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR

    Save the Date

    August 14 Summer 2017 Poster Session
    UCT 1414, 4 p.m.

    Important Dates

    Aug. 11 Last class day for summer 2017 semester
    Aug. 14 & 15 Final exams & evaluations for summer 2017
    Aug. 15 Ph.D. – Last day to defend proposal
    Aug. 15 Electronic copy of state of the science/capstone or dissertations due to the Office of Academic
    Aug. 28 First class day for fall 2017 semester
    Sept. 4 Labor Day – university is closed

    SBMI LogoOffice of Academic Affairs
    7000 Fannin, Ste. 650 Houston, TX
    Phone: 713.500.3591
    Email: SBMIAcademics@uth.tmc.edu


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