April 5, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 14


Of Note


Of Note

Savings Bond Campaign runs through April 15

The Health Science Center's 2002 Savings Bond Campaign will run through April 15.

Savings bonds are a safe investment for employees. Payroll deduction at the UTHSC makes saving money through savings bonds easier for many employees.

For more information, call ext. 7-2590.

Institute offers summer fellowships

The Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) Institute for Drug Development (IDD) is accepting applications for its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program for college students interested in the sciences and who want to to get better acquainted with cancer research in laboratory settings.

The SURF program provides summer stipends for ten students. Candidates from San Antonio area colleges and out-of-area universities are eligible. High school students 16 years or older with a strong interest in science also may apply. Student selection is based on academic achievements and other factors relevant to the applicant's aptitude for conducting research.

To download a SURF application, go to the CTRC Web site at www.ctrc.cc. To receive a SURF application in the mail, contact Gina Mangold at (210) 677-3800. The deadline to submit applications for the 2002 program is April 15.

UTSA offers workshop for health researchers

The University of Texas at San Antonio will hold a two-day workshop April 25 and 26 to help Hispanic researchers in the health services field learn to use Medicare and Medicaid claims data.

UTSA's Hispanic Research Center/ Metropolitan Research and Policy Institute, the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota division of health services research and policy will conduct the training.

Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience with the statistical software and databases used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is funding the workshop.

Participating researchers will receive a travel stipend of up to $425. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more information, call (210) 458-2650.