July 6, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 27


Making the Rounds

Of Note


Of Note

Symposium to focus on cancer research

The 11th annual Symposium on Cancer Research will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 13, at USAA. Conducted by the San Antonio Cancer Institute, the symposium will highlight significant cancer research being conducted in San Antonio.

Guest speaker Dr. Stanley R. Hamilton, of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will present "Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Neoplasia." Other speakers will include Dr. Susan L. Mooberry, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research; Dr. Anthony W. Tolcher, Cancer Therapy & Research Center's Institute for Drug Development; and Dr. Peter Fox, Health Science Center's Research Imaging Center. Workshops will allow one-on-one discussions with investigators.

More than 300 basic science and clinical cancer investigators, physicians, nurses, other health care practitioners, students and cancer survivors are expected to attend.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For more information or to register, call Rich Markow at (210) 616-5912 or send him an e-mail to rmarkow@saci.org.

Children Injury Prevention Conference to take place
Aug. 8-10

The South Texas Injury Prevention and Research Center will hold its second Children Injury Prevention Conference Aug. 8-10 at The University Center for Community Health, located at 701 Zarzamora.

Health care professionals, school administrators, law enforcement personnel and others committed to the health and well-being of children are invited to attend. Topics to be covered include anger management, child abuse, school violence, suicide and other subjects that explore the constructs and origins of destructive behavior affecting children and society.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 25. Registration fee is $160. Credit cards will not be accepted. For more information or to register, call ext. 7-7826 or send an e-mail to info@injuryconference.org or go to www.injuryconference.org.

ESL courses to be offered on campus

The employee development and training office at the Health Science Center and The University of Texas at San Antonio are co-sponsoring a series of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. The courses, to be taught by master's degree-level candidates from UTSA's bicultural-bilingual studies program, will begin in September at the UTHSC. Courses will be 90 minutes long and will be offered every Monday and Friday afternoon in the fall and spring semesters. Health Science Center employees are eligible to attend.

Interested employees must have permission to attend from their department supervisors since courses are offered during normal work hours. The employee's department will be expected to pay for the employee's textbook, which costs $25.

For more information, call the employee development and training office at ext. 7-2323.