May 5, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 18




Of Note



Funding opportunity available

The Institutional Strategic Research Planning Committee established a competitive research program for new faculty at the Health Science Center 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

Summer dental course offered

The Health Science Center is co-sponsoring a summer course on "Treating the Elderly Dental Patient" from 8 a.m.

to 5 p.m. June 5-9. The course is designed for dental professionals to develop dental programs for nursing homes and to update their skills in treating the elderly.

Topics will include the physiology of aging, long-term care, rehabilitation, nutrition, dementia and mental health, among others. The course will feature multidisciplinary didactic seminars and clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Presenters include Drs. Michele Saunders, Eleonore Paunovich, Chih-ko Yeh and Carolyn Marshall, dental diagnostic science, and Dr. Thomas Marshall, restorative dentistry. The cost is $195 for Health Science Center employees. Enrollment is limited. For more information, contact Dr. Carolyn Marshall at ext. 7-3372.

Reception set for new dean

Dr. John P. Howe, III, president, is hosting a campuswide reception for Dr. Steven Wartman, the new dean of the Medical School, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the auditorium foyer.

The wine and cheese reception will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to meet the new dean and his wife, Gina Caliri.