July 27, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 30


In Memoriam

Of Note


Of Note

STHRC seeks research proposals

The South Texas Health Research Center (STHRC) seeks proposals for its 2001-2003 grant program. Health Science Center faculty researchers, whose projects will directly impact the improvement of health in South Texas, are encouraged to apply. The STHRC will fund eight to 12 projects with awards up to $50,000. Projects may be 20 months in duration or shorter. Appropriate institutional review board approval is required.

Letters of intent should be submitted by 5 p.m. July 31 to Dr. Roberto Villarreal, STHRC, BCT suite 120, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900.

Application packets can be downloaded at http://sthrc.uthscsa.edu/sthrc. Original, completed proposals with six copies must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 27 to Kathy Vasquez, STHRC, BCT suite 120, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900.

For more information, call ext. 7-7826 or go to http://sthrc.uthscsa.edu/sthrc.

Second annual Childhood Injury Prevention Conference is
Aug. 8-10

The South Texas Injury Prevention and Research Center will hold its second Childhood Injury Prevention Conference Aug. 8-10 at The University Center for Community Health, located at 701 S. 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 conference is free to all Health Science Center and University Hospital employees. For more information or to register, call ext. 7-7826, send an e-mail to info@injuryconference.org or go to www.injuryconference.org.

Technology is focus of UT System conference

The University of Texas System's 2001 Information Technology and Distance Education (ITDE) Conference will take place Aug. 12-14 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin. Sponsored by the UT TeleCampus, the theme for this year's conference is "Capitalizing on Technology." Faculty, staff and students of The University of Texas System will share their knowledge of and experiences with technology and distance learning. Topics will include student services, course development and instruction, policy and special projects, technology, telehealth and online course demonstrations.

Registration is $200 for faculty and staff and $100 for students. For more information or to register, visit http://www.telecampus.utsystem.edu and click on the ITDE logo.

Telecommunications office sets Aug. 20 deadline

The telecommunications and networking office has set a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, for processing Fiscal Year 2001 business. Services provided to Health Science Center offices on or before 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, will be charged as Fiscal Year 2001 business. All work performed after this date will be considered Fiscal Year 2002 business. The telecommunications and networking office asks UTHSC employees to consider this important date when submitting service requests. For more information, call ext. 7-2061.