President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.


Download application here.
Proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, May 10, 2024.

For more information all 409-772-5151 or email

Disaster Day - Preparing for Community Safety

Kelsie Carpenter, School of Nursing Student
Ashley Kwartler, School of Nursing Student
Kaitlyn McMahon, School of Nursing Student
Shelley Smith, MEd
Interprofessional Education

Disaster Day is a student-led exercise designed to recreate an emergency scenario where students and members of the community act as first responders and patients.  This simulation aims to prepare health care students for catastrophic events, allows them to practice skills they are learning in class and fosters interprofessional teamwork.  This program, in conjunction with the Galveston County Community Emergency Response Team, teaches students to successfully manage disasters while preparing them to act as a community resource.  President's Cabinet funds will be used to purchase simulation and casting/molding supplies and related equipment for a two-year period.

Awards by Year