Galveston’s SCI Café
SCI Café is an informal conversation at Mod Coffeehouse in downtown Galveston among UTMB scientists, clinicians and community members. SCI Café, “where Science and Communities Interact,” is a community dialogue about science, health and possibilities among community members, researchers and scientists. Topics are driven by community learning interests as well as are informed by current UTMB research and discovery. The cafés are an opportunity to hear from UTMB researchers, scientists, clinicians, and community members and to engage in a casual dialogue over a cup of coffee not only about the great work happening at UTMB but how this work impacts our communities. This casual dialogue – a conversation in a coffee shop – is what makes it so unique. In addition to connecting to community needs and interests, an important goal of SCI Café is to translate UTMB science; therefore, we seek to have T1-T4 representation at each café which means that we aim to discuss science and health across the research spectrum from “bench to curbside.” UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences, Center in Environmental Toxicology, and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine work in partnership with MOD Coffeehouse for the cafés.