June 23, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 25


Of Note



Grants Management holds compliance sessions 

The Department of Grants Management has scheduled additional sponsored programs  compliance sessions for July. Health Science Center employees who have signatory  authority on K- and T-200 series accounts are required to attend. The first  portion of the program covers information about grants and contracts; the second  part addresses Institutional Review Board issues. Only those researchers who  deal with human subjects are required to attend the second part of the program. 

Sessions will be held July 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m., in room 209L; July 10,  1-4 p.m.; July 18 and 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; and July 27, 9 a.m.-noon, all in room  409L. Call Grants Management at ext. 7-2340 to indicate which session you will  attend. 

Ophthalmology seeks study participants 

The Department of Ophthalmology is looking for glaucoma patients, ocular  hypertensives or people suspected of having glaucoma to participate in a study  of FDA-approved eye medications. Study participants must be over age 21. Those  who complete the study protocol will be paid for their time. For more  information, call Yolanda Trigo at ext. 7-8446. 

New ethics seminar scheduled 

"Physician-assisted Suicide and its Lessons for Every Practitioner" is the topic  of an upcoming ethics course presented by Dr. Henry Perkins.  The seminar will be held July 8 at the Ecumenical Center for Religion and  Health, 8310 Ewing Halsell at  Wurzbach, from 8 a.m. to noon.  The cost is $100. For information on continuing education credits, call Marilyn  Acre at ext. 7-6076. 

Pet clinic closing temporarily 

Laboratory Animal Resources' private pet clinic will be closed for two weeks,  July 314. Supplies can still be purchased during that time, but pets will not  be seen until the clinic reopens July 17. 

Successful Aging Series continues 

Dr. Michael Lichtenstein, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, in the  Department of Medicine, will present "Accommodating Vision and Hearing  Impairment" at the next Successful Aging session June 26. The presentation will  be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the first-floor classroom at University Hospital.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend and bring a lunch. To register, call  Learning Resources at ext. 8-2355. 

Toothpaste study seeks participants 

Individuals ages 18-30 who are in good general health and have at least 16  natural teeth are sought for a toothpaste study in the Dental School.  Participants will make three clinic visits during the six-week study and will  receive $50 in compensation. Convenient appointments are available.  To inquire about eligibility, call Pat at ext. 7-6335. Application deadline is  June 30. Dr. Vincent Segreto, dental diagnostic science, is the principal  investigator.

Chromosome 18 conference set 

Health Science Center researchers will present the latest study findings for  physicians, parents and affected children at the 10th Anniversary Family  Conference of the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society. The conference  begins Sunday, June 25, and concludes Wednesday, June 28, at Tapatio Springs  Resort and Conference Center near Boerne. 

On Sunday, a benefit golf tourney and silent auction at Tapatio Springs will be  open to the public. Interested individuals may call Claudia Traa, 479-3879, for  more information.