Sight & Global Health Potluck Group hosts OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Nov 08, 2010


SIGHT AND GLOBAL HEALTH POTLUCK GROUP PRESENTS:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

WHO: YOU, (classmates, colleagues, church groups, friends and family members)

WHAT: Making “Shoebox gifts” for kids in poverty worldwide ages 2 – 14
(Gifts are sent abroad through the non-profit charity SAMRITAN’S PURSE)

WHERE: Ewing Hall, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX, 1st floor, Room 1.104

WHEN: November 9th at 6:00 PM

WHY: To help children in need around the globe and because it is a TON of fun!

HOW IT WORKS: You will need to bring a shoe box (or many) as well as items for either a boy or girl of a selected age level (your choice - ages 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14). We will get together on Nov. 9th at 6 pm in Ewing Hall to eat, wrap the boxes and stuff them with the items we collect. With each box a donation of at least $7 is requested to help with shipping. We (SIGHT and GHSS officers) will then drop the boxes off at a designated drop point by Nov. 15th and voila, a good deed is done! A child chosen to receive the box will have it just in time for Christmas and will thank their generous benefactor immensely for their newly acquired goodies. It's that easy!



GIFT IDEAS:
TOYS - small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.;

SCHOOL SUPPLIES - pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.;

HYGIENE ITEMS - toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.;

OTHER -Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

A PERSONAL NOTE - In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)

DO NOT INCLUDE - Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures. No chocolate, food or out-of-date candy. No liquids, lotions, meds or vitamins. No breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers and no aerosol cans.

SPREAD THE WORD AND...bring your favorite POT LUCK INTERNATIONAL DISH! Need not be present to participate.Please contact one of the following organizers if you are unable to attend, but wish to make a cash or other donation.

RSVP to:
Ashley Maltz - amaltz@utmb.edu     Teryn Driver – tddriver@utmb.edu
Rachel Mathers – remather@utmb.edu    Anand Bhat – akbhat@utmb.edu

Congratulations to the 20th Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session winners!!

Student Poster Award Winners
Neuroscience – Kara Barber & Claudia Marino
Basic Science – Danelo Cortez
Rehabilitation – Kay Kulkarni
Health Disparities – Jaqueline Contrera Avila & Mary Margaret King
Medical Effectiveness – Keli Perino
Clinical Trials & Implementation – Leyla Akhverdiyeva

Congratulations to the 20th Annual Forum on Aging Poster Session winners!!

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To view all the photos from the event, click here: http://scoa.dphoto.com/#/album/7c9ecw

Congratulations Naiomi Jamal!!

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Please join me in congratulating Naiomi Jamal on her 2016 President's Cabinet Award! She received this for her program focused on Parent Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention. This is a very prestigious award - Congratulations Naiomi!

Congratulations LJ Panas on your new job at Kansas Health Institute!!

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Lawrence John Panas, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, joined KHI in 2016 after earning a doctorate degree in population health sciences and a master's degree in public Health from UTMB. His work at UTMB focused on community health improvement and also on public health systems and services. Prior to joining KHI, he was a graduate/research assistant at the UTMB. During that time, Lawrence was also involved in a wide range of work related to issues such as aging, disability, mortality, minority health and health disparities.

Congratulations to Zakkoyya Lewis on your new job at Beachbody, LLC.

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Zakkoyya (Koyya) Lewis accepted a position at Beachbody, LLC as their Fitness Research Manager in their Fitness and Nutrition Results department. This position is the first of its kind. As the Fitness Research Manager, Koyya is responsible for standardizing the measurement protocols for test groups on new products sponsored by Beachbody. She is responsible for the collection and evaluation of all test group data. It is also her responsibility to ensure that claims on new fitness programs meet scientific standards. In addition to running test groups, Koyya works directly with UTMB alum Erin Glynn, PhD and Research & Development as well as Digital Productions. She works as a liaison between departments to identify ways to improve programs and motivate customers.  

Congratulations Dr. Arcari and Dr. Rudkin!! 

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Please join me in congratulating SOM Year 2 student Lynda Chowdhury and Drs. Arcari and Rudkin on their 2016 President's Cabinet Award! They received this for their application titled Health Fair Kits To Go: Turning Service into Service Learning. This is another very prestigious award for our department - Congratulations Lynda, Dr. Arcari, and Dr. Rudkin!

Please join us in wishing Joseph Saenz, PhD a farewell as he embarks on a new adventure.

 

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 Joseph Saenz obtained his PhD and is going to be a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California, Davis School of Gerontology, working with Dr. Eileen Crimmins and colleagues.

During his PhD stay at UTMB Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, and SCOA, he published several papers on aging among U.S. Hispanics and Mexicans. He consistently made presentations in local, national, and international professional meetings and conferences, winning several honors and awards.

At SCOA, he also coordinated the MHAS research work group.

We will miss him for his great scholarship, extraordinary citizenship, and personal disposition!

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