April 6, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 14


Making the Rounds

Of Note

Retirement Roundup


Of Note

Savings Bond Campaign begins April 9

The Health Science Center's 2001 Savings Bond Campaign will take place April 9-23. Departmental representatives will distribute information in their areas. 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.

HealthWalk is April 11

The Health Science Center will host the 18th Annual March of Dimes HealthWalk for Healthier Babies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the UTHSC running track. Walkers who raise the most funds earn prizes.

Last year, UTHSC HealthWalk participants raised more than $25,000.

For more information, send an e-mail to Anna Uriegas, HealthWalk chairperson, at uriegas@uthscsa.edu or call her at ext. 7-3769.

Institutional funding opportunity available

New faculty members may be eligible to receive funding from the Health Science Center's Competitive Research Enhancement Fund (CREF).

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 1. Applications may be downloaded from the CREF Web page at http://www.uthscsa.edu/ogm/irg's/cref/CREF.htm.

For more information, call Liz Buel at ext. 7-2330 or the office of the vice president for academic administration at ext. 7-2004.

Grant writing workshop is May 8-9

The division of educational research and development will conduct its annual professional development course "Writing Grant Applications" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 and 9 in the auditorium of the School of Nursing. The workshop is free to all faculty.

Participants will receive a detailed manual summarizing writing strategies. A panel of experienced grant writers from several Health Science Center schools will share their insights about obtaining grants and will discuss grant-writing strategies.

To register, call Elisa Rendon at ext. 7-2292, send a fax to 7-2281 or send an e-mail to rendonm@uthscsa.edu.

For more information, call ext. 7-2813 or send an e-mail to hendricson@uthscsa.edu.

Exhibit examines genetic defects

A new exhibit, "Anomalies of the Circus," is on display near the entrance of the Briscoe Library. The exhibit examines public perception of severe genetic defects. Taken from a historical perspective, the exhibit focuses on the world of the sideshow, where "human curiosities" were exhibited for profit. Photos and memorabilia capture the atmosphere of the big top. Pennie Borchers, special collections librarian, researched and mounted the display.

Sponsored by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, "Anomalies of the Circus" will be on display through the spring.

For more information, call ext. 7-2400.