February 23, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 8


Of Note


Of Note

Bioengineering Forum series kicks off today at UTSA

The Bioengineering Forum, a new seminar series, begins with an inaugural lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, on the second floor of the Science Building at UTSA. The room number is 2.03.12. The series is offered by the center for clinical bioengineering at UTHSC and the colleges of engineering and sciences at UTSA.

Dr. Jaime Garza, chief of plastic surgery at UTHSC, will discuss "Tissue Engineering and Reconstructive Surgery." Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, president of the Health Science Center, and Dr. Ricardo Romo, president of UTSA, will officially inaugurate the series.

For information, call 7-6495 or 458-4431.

Conference to focus on new agents in oncology

The "Practical Applications of New Agents in Oncology" conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Adams Mark Hotel on the River Walk, 111 Pecan St. East. The Cancer Therapy and Research Center and the UTHSC Medical School are sponsors of this Continuing Medical Education conference. Cost is $95 for physicians and $65 for other health professionals. Registration is required.

The conference will focus on the large number of anti-cancer agents and therapeutics that have been approved over the last several years, as well as those that will likely be approved.

For more information and to register, call 7-4446.


Inventory packets to be distributed Feb. 28

Inventory packets for the Fiscal Year 2001 annual inventory will be distributed at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the general services conference room, 122E. Please pick up packets by 11:30 a.m.

For information, call 7-5977.

Medical ethicist to lecture

Dr. Robert L. Stamper, professor of ophthalmology and director of the glaucoma service at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, will discuss "Glaucoma: Social, Political and Ethical Considerations" at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the UTHSC auditorium.

For more information, call 7-8406 or send an e-mail to schifanella@uthscsa.edu..