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Academic Update

Volume 9, Issue 3
November 28, 2018

SBMI Bragging Points

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

  • Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, SBMI two-time alumna and professor, has a new appointment. Effective October 1, she is the first Maria C. and Christopher J. Pappas Family Distinguished Chair in Nursing at UTHealth's Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing. Visit the SBMI website to learn more about her new, endowed position.
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Susan Fenton, PhD was recently appointed as a member of the CAHIIM Health Information Management Accreditation Council (HIMAC). She will serve a three-year term that begins January 1, 2019.
  • Assistant Professor Luca Giancardo, PhD recently co-authored an article that Nature Journal published in its Scientific Report in late October. The research focuses on the feasibility of technology that can enable a "fast and precise MRI clearance process for busy radiology departments." A SBMI news story profiles the research, and the team of UTHealth researchers who collaborated with Giancardo. 

SBMI Fall 2018 Poster Session on Dec. 10

Join us on Dec. 10 for the fall 2018 SBMI poster session & celebrate the end of the semester. Students will present their research findings for the semester and all are invited to socialize and enjoy refreshments during the session. It will take place in the Fayez S. Sarofim Research (IMM) Building from 4 to 6 p.m.

Graduate Students at SBMI Fall 2018 Poster Session

We hope all SBMI students, faculty, staff and alumni will attend.


  • Professor James Langabeer, PhD, MBA was quoted in a recent Revenue Cycle Intelligence article. He discussed ways hospitals can prevent financial distress.


Save the Dates

Nov. 28 Yejin Kim, PhD
Tensor Factorization for Computational Phenotyping SBMI Research Seminar in UCT 1414, 12 p.m.
Dec. 5 Jiajie Zhang, PhD
State of the School
SBMI Research Seminar in UCT 1414, 12 p.m.
Dec. 10 Fall 2018 Poster Session
Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building (IMM) Lobby (1825 Pressler St.)
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Important Dates

Dec. 7 Last class day for fall 2018
Dec. 10-14 Final exams/evaluations
Dec. 10 Fall poster session
Dec. 14 Signed coversheets and final copies of the State of the Science, Capstone Paper or Dissertation are due by 5 p.m. CST. Must be in PDF format.

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