Oct. 5, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 40


Of Note


Hispanic Health Initiative Summit opens funding opportunities

Faculty, staff, administrators, researchers and health care professionals are invited to attend The Hispanic Health Initiative Summit scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Oct. 24. The forum will convene in the UTHSC auditorium.

This is the first time a health science center has instituted a Hispanic Health Initiative Summit in the United States. The two-day forum gives basic and clinical investigators the chance to discuss available research funds with representatives from the Health Science Center including Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, president; Dr. Steven A. Wartman, executive vice president for academic and health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; Dr. Leonel Vela, regional dean of the RAHC; Dr. Brenda Jackson, interim associate dean for undergraduate nursing programs; and Dr. Marilyn Harrington, dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences.

Representatives from federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, the Health Resources Services Administration, the Agency for Health Care Policy, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Healthy People 2010 also will be on hand to answer questions. Non-profit agencies to be represented include the Hispanic Service Health Professions Schools Inc. and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Funding opportunities are only available to institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Hispanic-Serving or Minority-Serving Institutions. The UTHSC is recognized as one of 203 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the United States.

For more information or to register, send an e-mail to HHI-summit@uthscsa.edu.