OUT for Health 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

About the event
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OUT For Health is a medical conference founded and organized by students across all Texas health science centers in order to address the needs of the 2SLGBTQI+ population. Each year a different Texas health science center hosts the conference, with this year’s conference being held in Galveston, Texas at the University of Texas Medical Branch. This will be the 7th annual Out For Health Conference and this year’s conference promises to continue the trend of growth and expansion to the conference. Join this year’s conference as we raise the voices of the marginalized and come together as medical professionals to learn how to provide more inclusive health care. This year’s conference will provide CME, CNE, and CEU credit for attendance.

Poster abstracts due January 31, 2020, submit here:


Students from Allies in Medicine at UTMB, supported by the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, are collaborating with their faculty, sponsors, 2SLGBTQI+ community members, and local community in order to put on OUT for Health 2020.


UTMB Health Education Center
301, 11th Street, Galveston, TX, 77550

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Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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The UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has recently approved the Vaccinology Track for current and prospective PhD students in the HPTM graduate program plus graduate students in other graduate programs who have passed their qualifying exam. For full details, please follow this link.

Alumni Videos

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) celebrated its 50th Anniversary on October 18-19, 2019. Alumni from all five decades and from across the various training areas returned to UTMB to participate in the events. 1969 Alumna Dr. Mary Guinan, Founding Dean Emerita of the School of Public Health at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, gave the keynote address entitled “Strengthening Science for a New Age.” In commemoration of the anniversary, a short video series was created to highlight thoughts from our faculty, students, alumni, and staff on the impact of the GSBS.

Alumni Symposium – Alumni

Alumni Symposium – Faculty

Alumni Symposium – Students


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Robert Urban, PhD, GSBS Alumni,
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GSBS 50-for-50 InitiativeThe GSBS "50 For 50" Initiative!

The "GSBS 50 for 50" is an alumni-led initiative to raise $500,000 in graduate program specific support to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the GSBS in 2019. Ideally, the initiative will result in the establishment of a graduate program specific endowment for every graduate training program in the GSBS.

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