William A. Weems, Ph.D. (Bill) is the Assistant Vice President of Academic
Technology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
Associate Dean of Information Technology for the UTHealth Medical
School and an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology
and Pharmacology, UTHealth Medical School. His research interests
include the neurophysiology of sympathetic, prevertebral ganglia, production
and control of intestinal motility and propulsion, and informatics as
a research tool in the study, characterization and management of complex
systems. Useful computational solutions suitable for biomedical applications
require an integrated set of information systems. This recognition has
led to his involvement in the development of the Texas Medical Center
open systems network, participation in electronic publishing, the integration
of academic and health care information systems at the application layer
and the establishment of the U. T. System Public Key Infrastructure.
Academic Technology's support staff is part of Information Technology Support Team. Our main support staff contact is Perry Ball. Some of his responsibilities include first-level customer support, tracking
departmental finances and time-sheets, as well as purchasing.
The Academic Technology (OAC) provides a full range of services
to integrate, process, and distribute information
for the academic community. Our programmers and systems analysts will
consult with University faculty and staff to:
- determine the pieces required for effective systems,
- identify other groups within the Health Science Center with complementary
- determine the combination of custom and off-the-shelf software that
provides the best price/performance solution.
In those cases where custom programming provides the best solution,
AT offers software development on a fee-for-service basis.
Here at the Multimedia Scriptorium, our goal is to provide you with the
tools necessary for creating dynamic content, whether on the web or in
print. We can create to meet your needs, from a single graphic to animations
with video to an entire free-standing on-line course. Our work is primarily
fee-for service, with some proof-of-principle projects created at no charge.
You have the ideas; we provide the tools and skills necessary to transform
your ideas into a dynamic, attention-getting web site or educational module.
Our artists will provide you with original graphics throughout your site,
animation can create interactive educational activities, or provide clear
explanations of more difficult concepts by showing in detail exactly what
is occurring. Audio can be added to enhance the effect. Our designers
will put all of these facets together in an easily navigable, well laid
out site, or whatever your media your project needs.