Feb. 1, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 5





Congratulations to the faculty members, listed below, on their recent appointments.

Dr. Celia Kaye, vice dean of the School of Medicine and chair of the department of pediatrics, has been appointed as a member of the Texas Department of Health's (TDH) Newborn Screening Task Force. The task force will be responsible for advising the TDH on issues facing its Newborn Screening Program. Photo of Kaye

Photo of Hale Dr. Daniel Hale, associate professor in the department of pediatrics, has been appointed as a member of the Texas Pediatric Diabetes Research Advisory Committee. As a member of the committee, Dr. Hale will be responsible for developing plans to research pediatric diabetes in Texas; assessing Texas resources and sites for possible research opportunities; analyzing the impact of diabetes on the Texas economy; and making recommendations to the governor concerning pediatric diabetes research programs and funding.

Dr. Shirley Menard, professor in the department of family nursing care, has been appointed as a member of the Health and Human Services Commission Telemedicine Advisory Committee. The committee is charged with evaluating policies for the use of telemedicine medical services, monitoring programs receiving reimbursement, ensuring the efficient and consistent development and use of telemedicine technology under government-funded health programs, and coordinating the activities of state agencies interested in the use of telemedicine services. Photo of Menard

Photo of Parra Drs. Juan Parra and Alice Gong, associate professors in the department of pediatrics, have been appointed as members of the State Child Fatality Review Team Committee. The Texas Child Fatality Review Team State Committee is a multidisciplinary, multi-agency group, mandated by state law, that oversees and assists the work of local review teams in Texas, and works to develop a statewide understanding of the scope and magnitude of childhood mortality. Photo of Gong