November 24, 1999
Calendar for Nov. 29 - Dec. 4Monday, November 29
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds "Hip Fractures" (MED: 309L)
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds "Biology at 10-200nm: Interfaces with Medicine," Dr. Philip Serwer (MED: 444B)
Medical Housestaff Specialty Conf. "Residents & Interns: M&M" (MED: 409L)
Tuesday, November 30
Podiatry Case Conf. (LEC: 2.010)
Medical Housestaff Specialty Conf. (MED: 409L)
Psychiatry Grand Rounds "Emergency Suicide Assessment," Dr. Saundra Gilfillan, U. T. Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (MED: 409L)
Molecular Medicine Seminar Series "Establishing a Spatial & Temporal Program for Mammalian Chromosome Replication," Dr. David Gilbert, State University of New York Health Sciences Center (IBT: 3.002)
Wednesday, December 1
Podiatry Grand Rounds "Diabetic Foot Surgery," Dr. Dove (MED: 309L)
Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Mellick Sykes (MED: 209L)
Medical Grand Rounds "Update: Pancreatic Disease," Dr. Michael Bay (MED: 409L)
Surgery Trauma M&M Conf., Dr. Ronald Stewart (MED: 309L)
Pharmacology Seminar Series "Effects of Gonadal Steroids on Vascular Reactivity," Dr. Sue Duckles, University of California at Irvine (MED: 444B)
Thursday, December 2
Thoracic Surgery Resident Teaching Conf. (VA: 4th-floor CT Library A404)
Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Dr. Tony Wen (MED: 309L)
Pain Management Grand Rounds "The Texas Intractable Pain Act & Using Opioids to Manage Pain," Dr. Joel Joselevitz (UH: Reeves Rehab Center 3rd-floor classroom)
Neurology Grand Rounds "Stroke Prevention: An Overview," Dr. David Sherman (MED: 444B)
Pulmonary, Thoracic & Oncology Conf. (MED: 309L)
Surgery Tumor Conference, Dr. Anatolio Cruz (MED: 209L)
Citywide Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds "Case Presentation," Dr. Claudio Guareschi (MED: 309L)
Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds "Lymph Node Mapping & Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy," Dr. Peter Ledoux (MED: 409L)
Friday, December 3
Pediatric Grand Rounds "Renal Development & Malformation," Dr. Mazen Arar (MED: 409L)
Saturday, December 4
Surgical Physiology Conf., Dr. Kenneth Sirinek (MED: 209L)
General Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Wayne Schwesinger (MED: 209L)
Of NoteTownsend Professor lecture scheduled for Nov. 29
The Department of Pathology has invited Dr. Ramzi Cotran, chairman of the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, to be the inaugural Frank M. Townsend, M.D. Professor of Pathology visiting professor.
Dr. Cotran will discuss "Of Mice and Men: Endothelial-Leukocyte Adhesion in Health and Disease," at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in room 409L in the Medical School. For more information, call ext. 4000.
Gifts for Children to meet Dec. 7
The Gifts for Children organization will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in room 4.484T. Preparations will continue for the Holiday Reception, which is 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Medical School Auditorium.
The reception is right around the corner and volunteers are needed for the event. Anyone interested in donating to the program can drop off a new or handmade toy or a cash donation at containers marked "Gifts for Children" in the Dental School cafeteria, the bookstores, the "Easy Go" area by the cafeteria, the Allied Health/Research Building deli and Subway. Drop-off boxes also are located in each department and donations can be brought to the rece>ption.
The Gifts for Children charitable program benefits hospitalized children and youngsters receiving clinical care. For more information on the organization and volunteer opportunities, call ext. 2276.
Macintosh group meeting set for Dec. 1 in lecture hall
The Health Science Center Macintosh Users Group (Tex-MUG) will meet at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in lecture hall 3.102B in the Medical School.
A. Jerome York, vice president and chief information officer, will present "Information Technology at the Health Science Center: What's New/What's Coming?" The discussion will include information on changes that have taken place in 1999, the implementation of new software programs, Internet connections, TIF grant funding and uses, the status of the electronic dental program, priorities and challenges in the years to come and a strategic focus for the future.
International Christmas Evening planned for Dec. 10
The Health Science Center International Alliance will hold its International Christmas Evening event at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in the Auditorium foyer.
The evening will include a visit from Santa Claus. Attendees are asked to bring along a sample plate of food from their respective countries. For more information, call Jennifer Orr at 344-5547.
Spurs tickets on sale in December
Tickets for the San Antonio Spurs basketball games are on sale from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the third-floor Medical School foyer. Ticket sales are sponsored by the Health Science Center Special Events Council.
Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and payments may be made by cash or check only. All sales are final. For more information, contact Rebecca Bloodworth by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Tickets are available for the Washington Wizards game Dec. 11, the Houston Rockets game Dec. 15, the Boston Celtics game Dec. 17 and the Phoenix Suns game Dec. 21. Prices for tickets range from $32.50 to $21.50 to $14.50 (discount).
Energy conservation measure replaces lighting on campus
As part of a recently approved energy-conservation project, much of the current lighting at the Health Science Center will be replaced with more energy-efficient bulbs and fixtures. The restroom facilities on campus also will be modified by installing either new water-saving fixtures or new flush valves to conserve water.
Chris Miller, assistant director of the Facilities Management Department, who is supervising the campuswide project, estimates the lighting improvements will take four to five months and any building over 10 years old will be affected. Lighting retrofits and replacements will be done at night, and each department will be notified in advance when its areas are scheduled for construction activities. Restrooms will be renovated one at a time, with minimal disruption.
Occupancy sensors, which turn lights on and off auto-matically as they detect movement, will be installed in areas that are candidates for energy conservation through lighting control. Additional energy conservation measures include the installation of a fourth boiler and a new chiller in the Central Energy Plant. These and other measures will be virtually invisible to the Health Science Center community, Miller said.
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