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Academic Update

Volume 8, Issue 12
July 19, 2018

Fall 2018 Course Registration Now Open

SBMI Students:

Remember that regular registration for fall 2018 courses opened on July 16 and will run through August 26 in myUTH. If you have questions regarding registration, email the Office of Academic Affairs at [email protected]

The fall 2018 semester will begin on August 27. For a full list of courses offered in the fall, visit the SBMI Semester Schedule webpage.

SBMI Bragging Points

Members of the SBMI Community have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments. We want to acknowledge and congratulate them.

  • Assistant Professor Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD now serves on the e-Health Advisory Committee as an expert in telemedicine. She was appointed by the Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The e-Health Advisory Committee advises the HHS System agencies on strategic planning, policy, rules and services related to the use of health information technology, health information exchanges systems, telemedicine, telehealth, and home telemonitoring services.
  • Dr. Ashish JoshiSBMI Alumnus Ashish Joshi, PhD, MPH was recently named Senior Associate Dean of Students and Academic Affairs for the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Joshi earned his PhD from SBMI in 2011.
  • Professor Dean Sittig, PhD, co-authored a recently published empirical research article with his research group titled “Methods for Patient-Centered Interface Design of test Result Display in Online Portals.”

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 [email protected]

Upcoming SBMI Recruiting Events

SBMI Recruitment

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.


  • TMC News published a spotlight on Professor Lex Frieden. MA and his impactful work as a disability rights activist.
  • Professor James Langabeer, Ph.D., was featured in a segment on Houston Matters, the noontime talk show of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio. Langabeer was in the first segment on a proposed increase in ambulance fees..


Important Dates

July 20 Ph.D. - Last day to defend dissertation
Aug. 10 Last class day for summer 2018 semester
Aug. 10 Ph.D. - Last day to defend proposal
Aug. 13 & 14 Final exams & evaluations for summer 2018
Aug. 14 Electronic copy of state of the science/capstone or dissertations due to the Office of Academic
Aug. 27 First class day for fall 2018 semester
Sept. 3 Last Day - University is closed

SBMI LogoOffice of Academic Affairs
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Phone: 713-500-3591
Email: [email protected]

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