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The Challenge--Brownsville 2015​Now in its 6th season, this friendly weight loss challenge features prizes, incentives, motivation and access to free classes at gyms and boot camps. Please like our Facebook Page “The Challenge—Brownsville” and get the word out about this free program. Our data shows that participation in The Challenge results in weight loss for the majority of participants who finish, and promotes lasting lifestyle changes that improve overall health.

The weigh-in/registration is January 9th and 10th, just in time for New Year’s resolutions!   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at

UTHealth from Employee Health Services and Student Health and Counseling ServicesSubject: Seasonal Flu Update​ 
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly (CCNQ) is looking for editors and authors for an upcoming edition on Geriatric Issues in the ICU. If you would like to contribute to this upcoming issue of CCNQ, please contact Kayla Hood or the issue editor - Dr. Amy Carney at their earliest convenience.   
Kayla Hood
Acting Research Assistant to Dr. Amy Carney, Graduate Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator at California State University San Marcos - School of Nursing
Cell: (760) 828 - 8045
​Dr. Amy Carney, NP, PhD, FAAFS
Graduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor & Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator
California State University San Marcos - School of Nursing​
Office: (760) 750-7552
Fax: (760) 750-3646
Cell: (619) 559-8622

The deadline has been extended - manuscripts are due to Dr. Carney by January 1st, 2015.

*Student/ Faculty Opportunities
Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions 
 “Advancing the National Prevention Strategy through Behavioral Medicine Innovation.”​ - Call for Rapid Communication Poster Abstracts 
The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is currently accepting abstracts for rapid communication poster presentations for its 2015 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions​Rapid Communication Poster Submission Deadline - January 8, 2015 10:59 p.m. CT
*Call for Abstracts/ Papers
Help your students reserve a seat at UTRGV - Students who are enrolled UT Brownsville for Spring 2015 who are in good academic standing will be automatically admitted to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Read more...
The University Library is offering a series of instructional sessions​ each semester.These sessions serve as information literacy and supplemental instructional technology to assist your students to succeed in your classes. A sign-in sheet is provided for each session which can be sent to you via email if you wish to offer extra credit for your classes. The sessions cover learning the basics of library research, Refworks, Electronic Books (E-Books) and using Google Scholar.​ These sessions will be held at the University Libarary Instruction Lab 1.118

Learning Basic Library Resources for Research (Monday & Tuesday: 10am)
This workshop will teach you the basics of using the library to find information. This session is ideal for those new to college research and new to using the online library.​

Ready for Refworks? (Monday & Tuesday: 2pm)
Do you need to organize your research? Do you want to learn how to create bibliographies and reference pages? Then join us at Ready for Refworks? 

Google Scholar and You! (Wednsday & Thursday: 10am)
This workshop will teach you the basics of Google Scholar and how to use it to personalize and maximize your library research.

E-Books and Your Electronic Devices (Wednsday & Thursday: 2pm)
This session will cover how to download electronic books (E-books) on to your electronic devices. Please bring your tablets and laptops so that we may cover how to retrieve and download the electronic books. 

If you would like to schedule a library instruction session please visit​

For further assistance, feel free to contact
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Projects
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of an M.N., M.S.N., or D.N.P. program and currently practicing in an A.P.N. role.
PURPOSE: Since 1981, the Pittsburgh-based Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, has provided opportunities for oncology nurses to pursue their career goals. Read more...  
*Funding Opportunities
Nurses Lounge - University of Texas at Brownsville has moved.
Nurses Lounge has made some new changes. Please update your bookmarks and login to your profile, you need to update/change your password

When you first login to the new Nurses Lounge site, enter your email address and click on forgot password? and follow the directions to reset your password. You may use your same password as before or change to a new one.

You will receive an email with a link to reset your password to the new Nurses Lounge site. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Munoz (

Click here to go to the new NursesLounge website:
Winter 2014 Commencement - Saturday, December 13, 2014 9 A.M., Student Union Lawn    
Nursing Scholarship Opportunity​. Apply Today!!
University of Texas at Brownsville - College of Nursing Scholarship
Application Deadline Extended December 1​5, 2014 - Must be enrolled as a Nursing major.  Click here for scholarship application​​
*Funding Opportunities​
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