April 21, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 16



Of Note



Mini-Medical School concludes April 25

"Living with Illness," the final session of the Health Science Center's Mini-Medical School, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in lecture hall 3.102B next to the Briscoe Library.

During the event, patients with heart and brain disease will share accounts of how they learned to live with their illnesses. Health professionals who work with chronically or terminally ill patients will contribute personal perspectives.

The course is free to the public. To register, call 7-1925 or access the Mini-Medical School Web page at http://minimedschool00.uthscsa.edu.

The Mini-Medical School is supported in part by an educational grant from Pfizer.

Research Day set for May 2

Research Day, an annual event in which young researchers from the Department of Medicine showcase their work, begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the lecture hall foyer with poster presentations. Oral presentations start at noon in room 209L in the Medical School.

The event also will include Dr. David Ho, director and professor at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York. Dr. Ho will discuss "Viral and Lymphocyte Dynamics in HIV Infection" from 4 to 5 p.m. in lecture hall 3.102B near the Briscoe Library. An awards presentation and reception will follow in the lecture hall foyer. Health Science Center faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. For more information, contact Rosie Marti at ext. 7-4978 or Adele Miller at ext. 7-4807.

HSC pet clinic closed May 3-5

The Health Science Center's private pet clinic will be closed May 3-5. For more information, call 7-6161.

Outback Night to benefit March of Dimes

Health Science Center faculty and staff are invited to attend Outback Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the courtyard.

The cost is $11 per person for a sirloin steak or grilled chicken, one side item, Caesar salad, bread, a beverage and cheese-cake. Proceeds from the event benefit the March of Dimes organization. Tickets can be purchased from a March of Dimes HealthWalk department representative or by contacting Anna Uriegas by e-mail at uriegas@uthscsa.edu.

HSC blood drive planned for May 9-11

The Health Science Center will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9-11 in the student lounge area on the third floor of the Medical School. Free cholesterol screening will be included, plus membership in the Blood Assurance Plan. For more information, call the University Health System Blood Bank at 358-2792.