May 18, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 20


In Memoriam

Of Note


Calendar May 21-27

Note: Institutions are listed with speakers who are not Health Science Center faculty or staff. No Saturday or Sunday events were reported.

Monday, May 21
7:00 a.m. Orthopaedic Teaching Conference, "Extracellular Matrix as a Bioscaffold for Tissue Repair," Dr. Steve Badylak (MED: 309L)
7:30 a.m. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, "Physical Therapy for Children With Brain Injuries," Dr. Barbara Boucher (MED: 444B)
7:30 a.m. Surgery Grand Rounds, "Case Studies" (MED: 209L)
8:00 a.m. Continuing Medical Education, "Radiation Safety Officer's Course," Dr. Robert Waggener (Call ext. 7-6076 to register.)
8:00 a.m. Rehab Medicine Lecture, "ASIA Exam," Drs. Thaddeus Ray and Lei Zhang (UH: Third-floor Reeves Rehab Center classroom)
8:30 a.m. EMT Basic Orientation, various speakers (Call ext. 7-2660 for information.)
8:30 a.m. Occupational Therapy Orientation, various speakers (Call ext. 7-2660 for information.)
Noon Briscoe Library Workshop, "Advanced Web Searching & Evaluating Biomedical Information" (Register at

Tuesday, May 22
8:00 a.m. Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, "Laryngeal Trauma," Dr. Stephen White (MED: 309L)
8:00 a.m. Rehab Medicine Lecture, "Medical Management of SCI Complications to Include Autonomic Dysreflexia, Ulcer, Pulmonary Distress, Static Hypertension, Orthostatic, HO and Disorder of the Thermal Regulations," Drs. Amanda Mohler and Lei Zhang (UH: Third-floor Reeves Rehab Center classroom)
8:30 a.m. Training Office, "Tips, Techniques and Laws on Hiring and Terminating Employees," Bill Salata (Call ext. 7-2320 to register.)
Noon Medicine Research Conference, "Utilization of Total Joint Replacement by U.S. Hispanics," Dr. Agustin Escalante, and "Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis," Dr. Inmaculada Del Rincon (MED: 209L)
Noon Teleconference Network of Texas (TNT), "Cytology: Another Look at Thyroid Cytology," Dr. Ritu Nayar, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill. (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)
1:15 p.m. Psychiatry Grand Rounds, "Shifting Cultural Lenses in Clinical Practice: A Heuristic Model," Dr. Steven Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine (MED: 409L)
1:30 p.m. Briscoe Library Workshop, "Ovid Tips & Tricks: Shortcuts & Advanced Features" (Register at
1:30 p.m. TNT, "Laboratory Technology: Health Care Trends in the Laboratory," Betty Dunn (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)

Wednesday, May 23
6:30 a.m. Podiatry Grand Rounds, "Rearfoot Fusions," Dr. Johnny Alayon (MED: 309L)
7:00 a.m. Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Mellick Sykes (MED: 209L)
8:00 a.m. Medicine Grand Rounds, "Strategies for Treating Progressive Renal Insufficiency," Dr. William Mitch, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. (MED: 409L)
10:30 a.m. TNT, "Women's Health Issues and Trends: Intimate Partner Violence," Dr. Yolanda Davila (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)
Noon Cellular & Structural Biology, "Genetic Studies in Parkinson's Disease," Dr. Jeffery Vance, Duke University (MED: 209L)
Noon Pharmacology Seminar, "Descending Facilitation as a Mechanism of Neuropathic Pain," Dr. Frank Porreca, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (MED: 444B)

Thursday, May 24
8:00 a.m. Neurology Grand Rounds, "Update on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Council," Dr. Diane Solomon (MED: 444B)
8:30 a.m. Pain Management Grand Rounds, "Introduction to Non-Pharmacological Intervention Toward Pain," Dr. Patrick McAlaney, Brooke Army Medical Center (UH: Third-floor Reeves Rehab Center classroom)
Noon Pediatric Research Seminar, "Antiretroviral Prescribing Patterns in the Texas Prison System," Dr. Jacques Baillargeon (MED: 409L)
Noon TNT, "End-of-Life Issues: Communicating Bad News," Dr. Aaron Malakoff, Hospice New Braunfels (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)
Noon Combined Thoracic, Pulmonary & Oncology Conference (MED: 309L)
4:00 p.m. Surgery Tumor Conference, Dr. J. Milburn Jessup (MED: 209L)
4:30 p.m. Citywide Thoracic Grand Rounds, "Case Presentation," Dr. Saeed Ally (MED: 309L)
5:00 p.m. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Chet Nastala (MED: 444B)

Friday, May 25
7:30 a.m. Pediatric Grand Rounds, "Management of Failed Newborn Hearing Screening," Dr. Brian Perry (MED: 409L)
8:00 a.m. Clinical Radiation Oncology Lecture Series, "Intravascular Brachytherapy: Update on Clinical Practice and Research Trials," Dr. Steven Bailey (CTRC Grossman Building: Plaza Conference Room)
8:00 a.m. Rehab Medicine Lecture, "Functional Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Traumatic Brain Rehabilitation," Dr. Lei Zhang (UH: Third-floor Reeves Rehab Center classroom)