March 30, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 13


Of Note


Of Note

TMA, BCMS to offer seminar

Health Science Center residents are invited to attend "How to Start Your Practice" from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in lecture hall 3.102B near the Briscoe Library. The seminar will cover topics including practice options, legal organization, professional affiliations, licenses, certificates, insurance, staffing, marketing, credentialing, practicing management systems, policies and procedures, supplies and equipment, and coding and documentation.

The Bexar County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse are sponsors of the seminar. Catering is by Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

RSVP by Monday, April 2. For more information or to RSVP, call (210) 301-4381 and enter voice mail box number 193.

Eat steak dinner, support March of Dimes

The Outback Steakhouse will serve steak dinners from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the UTHSC auditorium. Tickets can be purchased now from any March of Dimes representative on campus.

Proceeds will go to the 18th Annual March of Dimes HealthWalk for Healthier Babies, scheduled for April 11 at the UTHSC running track.

The dinner includes a 12-ounce sirloin steak or grilled chicken, rice, Caesar salad, bread, a beverage and a cheesecake dessert.

For more information, call Anna Uriegas at ext. 7-3769 or send an e-mail to

NIH program director to discuss grant funding opportunities

Dr. Mark Chavez, program director for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will present two seminars Thursday, April 5, for anyone interested in learning about funding opportunities through the NIH.

The first seminar, "Funding Mechanisms for Predoctoral Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty, and the Grant Review Process," will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in room 409L in the Medical School building. The second seminar, "Funding Mechanisms for Minority Predoctoral Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty, and the Grant Review Process," will be from 3 to 4 p.m. in room 2.030 near the Briscoe Library. A reception in the auditorium foyer follows the 3 p.m. seminar.

For more information, call Shawna Young Garcia at ext. 7-4220.

Savings Bond Campaign begins

The Health Science Center's 2001 Savings Bond Campaign will take place April 9-23. Anthony Ramirez, director of human resources and this year's chairman for the campaign, asks that each department designate a campaign representative. The representatives should attend a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, in room 409L to hear a presentation by a savings bond area manager, and to pick up informational brochures and enrollment forms to share with their colleagues.

The goal of the Savings Bond Campaign is to increase participation at the UTHSC in savings bonds by 10 percent.

For more information, call ext. 7-2590.

Spurs-Kings tickets available at discount for UTHSC community

Health Science Center faculty, staff and students are invited to cheer for the San Antonio Spurs as they take on the Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Alamodome. Tickets are available at a discount to the UTHSC community. Ticket prices range from $15.50 to $33.50.

Order forms are available in the office of public affairs, room 306L. Tickets also can be purchased from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the ticket table in the Medical School foyer. Only checks and credit cards will be accepted as payment.

For more information, send an e-mail to Rebecca Bloodworth at bloodworth or call ext. 7-5732.