April 20, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 16


Of Note


Of Note

HEICS conference, luncheon is 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) 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. HEICS allows medical personnel to respond quickly and with focused direction to medical disasters.

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.

Exhibit at Briscoe Library 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.

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 CREF was established by the institutional strategic research planning committee to provide venture capital for new faculty serving at the assistant professor level who have the potential to obtain federal, private or industrial research grants within three years of receiving CREF support.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 1. Applications may be downloaded from the CREF Web page at 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 scheduled 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 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.