May 4, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 18


Of Note


Of Note

Grant writing workshop to take place 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.

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

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

Free skin cancer screening scheduled May 12 at CTRC

The public is invited to a free skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Burton and Miriam Grossman Building at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), 7979 Wurzbach Road. No appointments will be taken and everyone will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Dermatologists from the San Antonio Dermatological Society, assisted by CTRC staff and volunteers from the Cancer Center Council, will administer the screenings.

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and is the easiest to treat successfully if caught and treated early.

The San Antonio Dermatological Society and the Cancer Center Council are sponsors of this event. Schering Oncology is an underwriter. For more information, call (210) 616-5504.

IRB extends education requirements

Beginning May 15, approval of new research applications will be contingent upon the completion of basic Institutional Review Board (IRB) educational requirements by sub- and co-investigators.

Since May 2000, principal investigators have been required to meet basic IRB educational requirements in order to obtain IRB approval for studies. In a continuing effort to comply with federal regulations and policies governing research on human subjects, the university's IRB has extended investigator education requirements to sub- and co-investigators.

The educational requirements have not changed and can be found on the IRB Web site at

For more information, call the IRB office at ext. 7-2351.

Weight Watchers program to begin

Individuals interested in joining the Weight Watchers program may attend a meeting at noon Tuesday, May 22, in the University Hospital Cafeteria Optimist Room.

A new 15-week session begins May 29. Meetings are held every Tuesday in the Optimist Room.

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

Symposium on FRET, FLIM to be held June 8-10

Distinguished scientists from around the world, including some from Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States, will converge on the Alamo City in June to discuss new technical developments in the fluorescence imaging techniques Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM). The scientists also will demonstrate successful applications of these techniques in biological and industrial settings.

The "Symposium on FRET and FLIM: Advanced Fluorescence Techniques for Biological Imaging," will take place June 8-10.

Registration is $200 for students and $250 for academic or corporate individuals.

To register, log on to For more information, send an e-mail to Dr. Victoria Frohlich at