April 13, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 15


Of Note


Of Note

Brain Bowl set for April 19

The Alamo Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience will host the Fourth Annual Brain Bowl at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Room 409L of the Medical School Building. The public is invited to attend.

Teams of undergraduates from several Texas universities will compete in a "Jeopardy-style" neuroscience quiz game for cash prizes and the right to possess the Brain Bowl trophy for a year.

Teams from Baylor University, Texas Lutheran University and The University of Texas at San Antonio will compete. Baylor is the reigning champion after last year displacing the longtime champion, UTSA.

Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, all members of the Society for Neuroscience, are organizing the quiz-show competition. Dr. David Morilak, pharmacology, is the master of ceremonies.

This event is supported by Chemicon, the department of pharmacology at the Health Science Center and the Society for Neuroscience.

HEICS conference, luncheon set for April 26-27

The Health Science Center, in conjunction with the Hospital Council and the Bexar County Medical Society, will present the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS) one-day conference and workshop luncheon for regional health care providers and hospital staff.

The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Pestana Lecture Hall, 3.104A. The workshop luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Trauma Conference Room E0853 on the eighth floor of University Hospital.

Liane Monroe, emergency manager for the Salt Lake City VA Hospital, will illustrate HEICS tactics using a tabletop exercise.

Registration is required due to limited seating. For more information or to register, call Dr. LaDona Rayburn Farinacci at ext. 7-7826 or the Hospital Council at (210) 820-3500.