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Video Gamers Vs Medical Residents
2012-11-19 11:09:37

[ Watch the Video: UTMB's Dr. Kilic on the Robotic Simulator Training Study ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you spend at least two hours a day playing video games, much to the chagrin of your parents, friends, siblings, girlfriend, wife or kids? Just tell them you´re training for a promising future as an operating room surgeon. Scientists from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston matched high school and college gamers against their medical...

2011-09-06 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellepsen, a leader in commercial and industrial construction, is pleased to be the recipient of the SILVER STEP (Safety Through Exemplary Performance) award for safety from The University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction (OFPC). The award was presented in recognition of the company's leadership in promoting a culture of safety in the construction industry as demonstrated during the six-month period from December 1, 2010...

2011-08-24 07:00:00

Texas' Electronic Medical Records (EMR) program saved Texas taxpayers nearly $1 billion over the last 10 years says the Gartner Group. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 Despite the fact that Texas has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country and health care costs to inmates are rapidly increasing nationally, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) through the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has teamed with Atlanta's Business Computer Applications, Inc. (BCA)...

2011-04-11 07:10:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomophase Corporation, a leading developer of minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) tissue imaging devices, announced today that it has installed the first of its OCT Imaging Systems (OCTIS(TM)) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. This first system sale will be for research use in the laboratory of Dr. Massoud Motamedi, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering at UTMB. Dr. Motamedi will...

2011-03-16 14:54:00

IRVING, Texas, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA's North Texas Division announced the appointment of Dr. Nathan Scott Robins as chief medical officer, effective March 1. He brings to his new role more than 15 years of administrative experience in private practice, hospital, medical group practice and hospital system settings. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/DA66624) As chief medical officer, Dr. Robins will provide senior clinical direction, oversee monitoring and...

2010-12-17 16:18:22

Minority students reap greatest gains Underrepresented minority medical students, including Hispanics and particularly African Americans and women, show the greatest benefit from comprehensive medical education reform according to researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In the first study to show system-wide outcomes of such reform, at UTMB Health reported that failure rates of the Step 1 licensing exam dropped dramatically among some students while significantly...

2010-12-11 00:36:26

Research links higher mobility while hospitalized to reduced stays "You'll be back on your feet in no time" is a phrase familiar to anyone who's ever had to spend time in a hospital. Now, a new study has shown that hospitalized elderly patients who literally "get back on their feet" by taking even short walks around a hospital unit tend to leave the hospital sooner than their more sedentary peers. Conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and described in a paper...

2010-03-22 18:29:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Schwarzenegger administration has proposed a plan to transfer responsibility for the medical care of California prison inmates to the University of California. John Stobo, senior vice president for health sciences and services for the UC system, supports transferring prisoner medical care to UC, telling the Los Angeles Times, "As a public institution and a public trust we have a responsibility and commitment to address the health...

2010-02-23 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --PULSE -- In the fight against emerging infectious diseases, The Galveston National Laboratory (GNL), one of two National Institutes of Health funded bio-containment laboratories in the United States, is benefiting from IBM (NYSE: IBM) software to ensure the optimal performance of all equipment functioning within its facility. The GNL, which is dedicated to the study and prevention of emerging infectious diseases, will use IBM Maximo Asset...

2008-09-19 18:00:24

Medical officials in Texas treating patients for Hurricane Ike-related maladies or other ailments say the storm also created a near health disaster. The Texas public health commission warned of a public health crisis if post-hurricane conditions persist for long, the USA Today. The University of Texas Medical Branch, a major hospital and trauma center in hard-hit Galveston, is closed because of water and wind damage. "We are getting slammed," says Jamie McCarthy, director of emergency...