April 19, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 16

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Program helps dental patients relax

Are you afraid of the dentist or know someone who is? Now there's help. A dental relaxation program at the Health Science Center is enrolling patients. For $5, this pain-free, drug-free program will teach relaxation techniques to help you through future dental visits without anti-anxiety medication. The cost includes an audiotape and materials. The one-day program begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Call ext. 7-3295 or 7-3515 to register.


UTSA offers workshop for researchers in health services field

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.


Power outage on North Campus set for April 28

A shutdown of all electrical power, including air conditioning and lighting, on the North Campus, which consists of the Allied Health and McDermott Buildings, is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The shutdown will facilitate construction work being done on the Children's Cancer Research Center. For more information, call ext. 7-2880 or 7-2933.


View last part of 'Emergency Responders and Communicable Disease'

View the final part of the satellite downlink "Emergency Responders and Communicable Disease." Part III, "After Exposure," will air from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Room 2.024 (located below the Subway sandwich shop).

The program will explore the organizational issues, management requirements and policies related to occupational exposure to communicable diseases. Part III will include critical information for policy-makers, department administrators and first responders.

For more information or to sign up, send an e-mail to Dalia Palacio at palacio@uthscsa.edu.


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