Sept. 7, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 36


Of Note


Of Note

Run 4 Life set for Sept. 15

The 3rd Annual Bosom Buddies and ManAlive Run 4 Life event will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The 5K competitive race, fun run, walk and kids' run will begin at the San Antonio Zoo parking lot and will run through Brackenridge Park. A health fair will follow the event.

Cost is $20 for competitive runners, $15 for fun runners and walkers, and $10 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Participants will receive discount tickets to the San Antonio Zoo.

Proceeds will go to the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC).

To register or for more information, visit the CTRC Web site at or call (210) 616-5504.

Hispanic Heritage Week begins Sept. 17

The UTHSC will spice up campus with a cultural celebration — Hispanic Heritage Week 2001 begins Monday, Sept. 17, and runs through Friday, Sept. 21. The annual event celebrates the Hispanic culture and contributions by Hispanics to society.

Opening ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Medical School breezeway. The event features mariachi music, a "Grito" contest and the United Latin American Medical Students' traditional $5 tamale plate. The Hispanic Center of Excellence will present Hispanic Excellence Awards to outstanding faculty, staff and students.

Other highlights include the Hispanic Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Medical School snack area, and a student/faculty scientific poster exhibition. The display will remain in the Briscoe Library throughout the weeklong celebration.

Hispanic Heritage Week 2001 is part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Hispanic Center of Excellence organizes the annual UTHSC event.

Learn financial planning

Health Science Center employees are invited to the "Show Me the Money: Financial Planning for Your Future" workshops to be held Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11 in the John P. Howe III, M.D., Conference Room on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library. A box lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. and each session begins at noon.

Topics will include current benefits at the UTHSC, asset allocation, estate planning, financial planning and many more. Guest speakers from the UTHSC, Merrill Lynch and Jackson-Walker, LLP, as well as several independent financial planning experts will remain after each session to answer individual questions.

Sessions are free but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, RSVP to Pat Henderson at ext. 7-6924, or send an e-mail to no later than noon on the Monday preceding each session. Spouses and other interested persons are welcome.

Blindness topic of seminars

The Health Science Center community is invited to participate in "Blindness Awareness: Community Mobility After Vision Loss or …Where's the Bus?!" These brown bag seminars will be offered Sept. 25 at the McDermott Building and Sept. 27 in the Medical School, room 209L. A panel of visually impaired individuals and mobility experts will discuss public and community mobility issues and solutions for the visually impaired. For more information, call (210) 617-5300, ext. 6854.

Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery begins Oct. 1

Foreign nationals are encouraged to consider participating in the Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery (DV-2003). The lottery makes available up to 55,000 permanent resident immigrant visas to foreign nationals each year via random selection of eligible entries. Entries should be sent to the Kentucky Consular Center during the submissions period from noon Oct. 1 through noon Oct. 31. Application and submission instructions can be found at . Only individuals from selected countries are eligible to participate. Eligibility requirements can be found at

The UTHSC office of international services (OIS) will not be involved in the application process. However, if a foreign national is advised that he or she has been chosen through the lottery, OIS should be contacted immediately at ext. 7-6241.