Dec. 7, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 48



Holiday Happenings


Calendar December 10-16

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

Monday, December 10
7:00 a.m. Orthopaedic Teaching Conference, "What's New in Pediatric Spinal Deformities?" Dr. Richard Schwend, Wilford Hall Medical Center (MED: 309L)
7:30 a.m. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, "Molecular Mechanisms of Catecholamines Synthesis," Dr. John Strong (MED: 444B)
7:30 a.m. Surgery Grand Rounds, "Case Studies" (MED: 209L)
Noon Microbiology Seminar, "Genetic and Genomic Characterization of smc, a Gene Involved in Chromosome Compaction and Partitioning," Dr. Robert Britton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (DTL: 4.434T)
Noon Physiology Seminar, "Cannabinoid Modulation of Neuronal Excitability," Dr. Ken Macki, University of Washington (MED: 444B)
3:30 p.m. Qualitative Research Interest Group, "Identifying Barriers to the Delivery of Genetic Counseling Services to Mexican Americans in South Texas," Dr. Maria Luisa Urdaneta (MED: 624E)

Tuesday, December 11
8:00 a.m. Rehab Medicine Lecture, "Myofascial Trigger Points," Drs. T.R. Christian Reutter and Nicolas Walsh (UH: Reeves Rehab Center classroom)
Noon Medicine Research Conference, "Free Fatty Acids and Hepatic Glucose Metabolism," Dr. Mandeep Bajaj (DTL: 1.284T)
1:15 p.m. Psychiatry Grand Rounds, "Neuropathogenesis of Delirium," Dr. Paula Trzepacz, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis; University of Mississippi Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Mass. (MED: 409L)
1:30 p.m. Teleconference Network of Texas (TNT), "Laboratory Technology: Syphilis — An Old Enemy," Joyce Oliver, Medical College of Georgia (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)

Wednesday, December 12
6:30 a.m. Ortho/Podiatry Grand Rounds, "Soft Tissue Tumors," Dr. Oran Burnett, Audie Murphy Division, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (MED: 309L)
7:00 a.m. Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Boulos Toursarkissian (MED: 209L)
7:30 a.m. Multidisciplinary Breast Conference, "Case Studies," Dr. Pamela Otto (MED: 331.5B)
8:00 a.m. Medicine Grand Rounds, "Update in the Diagnosis and Management of Sarcoidosis," Dr. Robert Baughman, University of Cincinnati Medical Center (MED: 409L)
10:00 a.m. TNT, "Making Your 2 Percent Investment Double the Productivity of Your 80 Percent Investment — A Case Study," Bruce Stark, Colorado State University (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)
Noon Cellular & Structural Biology Seminar, "DNA Repair as a Biomarker in Molecular Epidemiology Studies in Man," Dr. Lawrence Grossman, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (MED: 209L)
4:00 p.m. Cardiac Catheterization Conference, Dr. Marc Feldman (MED: 209L)

Thursday, December 13
7:30 a.m. Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, "Surgical Treatment of Infertility," Dr. Robert Schenken (MED: 309L)
Noon Combined Thoracic, Pulmonary & Oncology Conference (MED: 309L)
12:30 p.m. TNT, "Pain as the Fifth Vital Sign," Hob Osterlund, The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)
4:00 p.m. Surgery Tumor Conference, Dr. Morton Kahlenberg (MED: 209L)
4:30 p.m. Citywide Thoracic Grand Rounds, "Case Presentation," Dr. Kory Woodbury (MED: 309L)
4:30 p.m. Faculty Senate Meeting (Pestana Lecture Hall: 3.104A)
5:00 p.m. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Chet Nastala (MED: 444B)

Friday, December 14
7:30 a.m. Pediatric Grand Rounds, "Stem Cells and Neural Repair: Concepts and Politics," Dr. Harley Kornblum, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine (MED: 409L)
8:00 a.m. Organ Transplant Grand Rounds, "Resistant Organisms in Organ Transplant," Dr. Jim Lewis, University Health System (MED: 444B)
8:00 a.m. Rehab Medicine Lecture, "Low Back Pain Evaluation," Drs. Stephen Dinger and Nicolas Walsh (UH: Reeves Rehab Center classroom)
10:00 a.m. TNT, "Hospital Chaplaincy: Caring for the Soul: Deep Connection Within and Without," Stephen Harding, Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)
1:30 p.m. TNT, "Health Care Quality," Michelle Pelling, PROPELL Group (Call ext. 7-2700 for information.)