Friday, June 4, 2021
19 UTSW nurses win D Magazine’s 2021 Excellence in Nursing Awards
D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards shine a light on 19 UTSW nurses who are healing North Texas with skill and spirit. Congratulations to those recognized, and thanks to all of our superheroes in scrubs for their dedication and resilience during a year like no other.
Enjoy these local Pride Month activities
LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which began on June 28, 1969, and recognizes the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.
At UTSW, we recognize Pride Month to honor the many contributions that our LGBTQ+ and allied employees have made to our workplace and to our country. The Office of Institutional Equity & Access’ Division of Diversity & Inclusion encourages you to learn, appreciate, and celebrate Pride Month through a range of virtual or in-person events planned in the DFW community and across the nation. Check out our newsletter to see resources compiled for your convenience.
Next week is Employee Recognition Week: Make your team celebrations memorable
Whether it’s celebrating big accomplishments, extra effort, or career anniversaries, we have got you covered on fun ways to make the most out of your next virtual or in-person gathering.
Occupational Health Special Pathogens team hours change
Effective June 7, the business hours for the Occupational Health Special Pathogens team will change to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For any urgent COVID-19 needs, care team members can still call the COVID pager, 214-786-8355, which will continue to be answered 24/7. For more information, visit the Occupational Health website (requires VPN access).
Share your vision for the beautification of our campus with the Texas Trees Foundation survey
In November 2016, the Southwestern Medical District (SWMD), in collaboration with the Texas Trees Foundation (TTF), completed a SWMD Urban Streetscape Master Plan that dramatically changed the way we would experience the outdoors on our campus and the surrounding Medical District. Since the plan’s release, both organizations have been working to initiate the first phase, which focuses on the roadway corridor and transforming the Harry Hines Boulevard-Inwood Road cloverleaf.
To guide this first phase of work, the SWMD Urban Streetscape Project Visioning Survey wants your thoughts for the design and engineering teams. This survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. This is not a typical survey; you will mark up a map and answer questions about specific places. The survey will close soon.
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 June 1. 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.
Below is the weekly update of UT Southwestern campus COVID-19 cases for May 28 to June 3 (these numbers include employees and students). For the protection of our colleagues, patients, and visitors, please remain diligent in practicing universal masking, physical distancing, and frequent hand-washing – even after you have been vaccinated.
- What is Mindfulness? Beginning a Practice Using Attention Training: June 7, noon
- Surgical Research Seminar with Vikas Gupta, M.D., and Jennie Meier, M.D.: "Setting Up for Success: How to Make the Most of Academic Time and be a Strong Mentee": June 7, noon
- Abdominal Transplant Lecture Series with Tayyab Diwan, M.D.: "Obesity and Transplantation: Multidisciplinary Care to Treat a Growing Need": June 7, 4 p.m.
- GI Grand Rounds: "Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Outcomes": June 9, 8 a.m.
- Communicating with Teens and Tweens (Live Q&A): June 9, noon
- Designing Your Best Academic Poster: June 9, noon
- COVID-19 Care and Beyond: Reflections, Research & New Understandings: June 9, 7 p.m.
- Hematologic Malignancies Research Conference: "Some Assembly Required: Modulation of Proteasome Assembly as a Mechanism for Therapies": June 10, 8 a.m.
- Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine Grand Rounds with IDGM Faculty, Dr. Anusha Govind presenting, “Climate Change and Its Impact on Infectious Diseases”: June 10, 8 a.m.
- Advanced EndNote X9 features: June 10, noon
For more, see the UTSW Events Calendar.