Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Next Science Café to review early lessons from COVID-19

Our next Science Café, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, will take a closer look at how our scientists and colleagues around the world understand the impact of COVID-19. Dr. Trish Perl, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, will share her reflections on the unraveling of COVID-19, how the medical community has responded to caring for patients, and the state of research on campus. Cardiologists Dr. James de Lemos and Dr. Sandeep Das will share details about creating a national database of COVID-19 patients to learn more about the cardiovascular implications of the disease. Register ahead of time to add the event to your calendar.

Benefits and insurance website redesigned with you in mind

Our refreshed HR Resources website features streamlined and easy-to-navigate information about benefits and insurance, retirement, wellness, and more. Quickly find answers to your most-asked human resources questions such as life events, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and leave information via updated, user-friendly content that does not require VPN access.

Share the ways the men in your life can focus on their health

June is Men’s Health Month. Take action to be healthy and encourage the men in your life to make their health a priority.

  • Get enough sleep. Adults need seven to nine hours a night.
  • Toss out the tobacco. We have multiple resources to help you quit at no cost.
  • Move more. Adults need 2 hours and 30 minutes of aerobic activity and two days of muscle strengthening activities every week.
  • Eat healthy. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Stay on top of your game. See your doctor for annual checkups, which help identify issues early.
  • Tame stress. Too much stress can harm your body. Find support with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for personal and professional help managing stress.

Safeguard your data through ISAC

If you evaluate or acquire new technology or data systems for UTSW, we’re here to guide you through the requirements. Each department has an important responsibility to ensure that technology acquired meets appropriate security and compliance requirements and is reviewed by the Information Systems Acquisition Committee (ISAC), which governs the acquisitions of information systems, software, and related equipment.

  1. Review the ISAC website before making a purchase.
  2. Take the five-question ISAC quiz and review some of the common acquisitions that require a review, such as cloud (internet-based) applications and services or systems storing or processing data outside of UTSW.
  3. Submit the ISAC approval form if you answered yes to any of the questions on the quiz.
  4. Provide all documentation requested by those reviewing your proposal.

If you have questions, contact informationsecurity@utsouthwestern.edu.

The latest COVID-19 numbers and forecasting model

UT Southwestern’s forecasting model shows how COVID-19 is spreading across the Dallas-Fort Worth region based on data as of May 25. Below are total Clements University Hospital (CUH) cases as of this morning. For more information on COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Texas, visit the online trackers at Johns Hopkins University and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

COVID-19 numbers for Clements Univerrsity Hospital for June 12 include 5 patients with 0 in ICU and 0 awaiting testresults

Upcoming virtual sessions

For more, see the UTSW Events Calendar.