May 5, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 18

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Continuing medical education courses set for May, June

The Health Science Center's continuing medical education program will offer courses throughout the summer at various locations in San Antonio.

A radiation safety officer's course is scheduled for May 15-19 at the Best Western Oak Hills Medical Center, 7401 Wurzbach. The course "Pediatrics for the Practitioner" will be held June 2-4 at the Omni San Antonio Hotel, 9821 Colonnade. For more information on continuing medical education courses, contact Marilyn Acre at ext. 7-6076 or by e-mail at acre@uthscsa.edu.

New faculty, staff directory posted on UTHSC Web site

An updated faculty and staff directory is now on the UTHSC Web site. The directory identifies the title, department, office telephone number, e-mail designation, building and room number of the employee.

The new service is a convenient way to locate faculty and staff. An advanced search feature allows for access to all the names within a department or room. A reverse directory search also is possible by entering a telephone number. The directory is located at http://chronos.uthscsa.edu/directory/navigation.asp.

Institutional funding opportunity available

The Institutional Strategic Research Planning Committee established a competitive research program for new faculty at the Health Science Center. This program is called the Competitive Research Enhancement Fund (CREF). These funds are designated as venture capital for new faculty serving at the assistant professor or instructor level who have the potential to obtain federal, private or industrial research grants within three years of receiving CREF support.

Eligible applicants include new faculty at the assistant professor or instructor level, from any of the Health Science Center schools, who joined the faculty between May 1, 1999, and July 1, 2000. Both tenure- track and non-tenure-track faculty are eligible. The deadline for applications is July 1. To obtain an application, contact Liz Buel in grants management at ext. 7-2330. For more information, call the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at ext. 7-2004.