April 7, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 14
The formation of a 19-member committee was announced recently to advise The University of Texas System Board of Regents on the selection of a president for the Health Science Center.
The committee will advise the Regents on possible successors to Dr. John P. Howe, III, president, who announced in February that he plans to step down from the presidency next January after 15 years in that position. The committee will be asked to narrow the field of candidates and present the unranked names of five to 10 candidates to the board, which will make the final decision.
"The Health Science Center serves a critical role in meeting the health care and educational needs of South Texas, and it has achieved national prominence for the quality of its clinical, research and educational programs," said Donald Evans, chairman of the Board of Regents. "The board is committed to involving key constituencies of each U. T. System component in important activities of the institution, and the advisory committee includes outstanding representatives of all the constituencies of the Health Science Center. I am confident that the committee will do an excellent job of screening candidates as we conduct a nationwide search for this vitally important leadership position."
The advisory committee will be chaired by the U. T. System's executive vice chancellor for health affairs, Dr. Charles B. Mullins. Following the guidelines established by the board, additional committee members include:
Dr. William H. Cunningham, chancellor of the U. T. System; Dr. John Mendelsohn, president of The U. T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of The U. T. Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; Tom Loeffler, chairman of the Regents' Health Affairs Committee; A. R. (Tony) Sanchez, Jr., a member of the Health Affairs Committee; Dr. Barbara Boucher, assistant professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences; Dr. Larry Harkless, professor in the Medical School; Dr. Archie Jones, associate professor in the Dental School; Dr. Steven Wartman, Medical School dean; Christine Burgess, a second-year medical student; Jennifer Stine, a third-year graduate student; Dr. Roger Macias, Dental School Alumni Association; Judy P. Wolf, vice president for university relations; Noemi Trejo, administrative assistant in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer; Dr. Ricardo G. Cigarroa, a physician from Laredo and a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, president of U. T. Brownsville; Jocelyn Straus, president of the Health Science Center's Development Board; and Gary Woods, chairman of the board of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center.
The elected leadership of the assemblies of all five Health Science Center schools chose the faculty representatives, and the elected leadership of the Student Government Association, in accordance with Regents' Rules, selected the two student members. Dr. Howe selected the Dental School Alumni Association representative and the two non-faculty members. The representatives from the other categories were chosen by the chairman of the Board of Regents.
The advisory committee is charged with setting the selection criteria that relate to the needs of the individual component institution, initiating mechanisms to develop an appropriate candidate pool, conducting applicant reviews and holding interviews with applicants, in anticipation of advising the Regents on finalists for this position.
"I know the advisory committee will move with all possible speed to find the most outstanding finalists to submit to the Board of Regents," said Dr. Howe. "I am confident that the new president will be the right person to lead our well- recognized institution into the new decade, and, in so doing, will allow it even greater levels of excellence."
Dr. Mullins said he expects to convene the committee for its first meeting in the near future.
A Health Science Center cardiologist and his colleagues from the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) have performed an apparent medical first: stenting of both carotid arteries and stenting and angioplasty of three coronary arteries during the same procedure. Stents are tiny wire tubes placed inside diseased arteries to keep them open.
"To my knowledge the bilateral carotid stenting and three-vessel coronary intervention have never been done at the same setting," said Dr. R. Stefan Kiesz, who led the operating team. He is associate professor of medicine at the Health Science Center and interventional cardiologist/director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at the STVHCS' Audie L. Murphy Division. During the procedure March 17 at Audie Murphy, physicians inserted catheters through the patient's groin and threaded them inside the affected arteries.
The patient, 73-year-old Robert Reyna, was cleared to go home March 19. A veteran of the Korean War, he lives in Monte Alto, 14 miles from McAllen in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. He was referred to Dr. Kiesz by neurosurgeons who were concerned that doing conventional surgery on the carotids would be too risky because of Reyna's coronary blockages. The patient suffered no complications and has resumed normal activities.
"I feel much better than before," Reyna said in a phone interview a few days after the procedure. "I was always tired. Walking to the mailbox, I would need to stop two or three times. But yesterday, I walked there without getting tired. Today I walked around my house and washed the car."
Physicians in the STVHCS' McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic, including Dr. Mario Guerra, sent Reyna to San Antonio for an angiogram to reveal his blockages. The result: obstruction of both arteries in his neck (the carotids, which supply blood to the brain) and several arteries around his heart. "I was supposed to go to surgery," Reyna said, "but they recommended cardiac catheterization instead."
Stenting of carotid arteries is done only for patients whose heart conditions preclude carotid endarterectomy, the technical name for the operation to clear out clogged carotid vessels. Rarely are both carotid arteries treated in the same procedure. "We performed the equivalent of three surgeries at the same time using minimally invasive techniques," Dr. Kiesz said.
"The procedure that Dr. Kiesz and his colleagues carried out is a remarkable achievement," said Dr. Albert E. Raizner, professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Methodist Hospital in Houston. "What they performed in one non-surgical, catheter-based procedure would ordinarily have required two or three surgical operations, with extensive hospitalization and recovery time, to have accomplished."
Dr. M. Marius Rozek, assistant professor of medicine and one of Dr. Kiesz's colleagues, said he was not aware of another group performing a similar procedure in a single setting. He cited a case, reported in the February 1997 issue of the journal Catheterization & Cardiovascular Diagnosis, in which a patient received stents in both carotid arteries and stents in two coronary arteries. However, physicians performed that intervention in two procedures four weeks apart. Stents were placed in one carotid and one coronary artery during each procedure. The paper authors were from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Reyna, a U.S. Army soldier wounded a few days before the cease-fire in Korea in 1953, was decorated with the Purple Heart. After his tour of duty, he took a civil service position at Harlingen Air Force Base. When the base closed a few years later, he began 10 years of service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Screwworm Eradication Program.
Diabetes drug study, Mini-Medical School in the headlines
National & International
Men's Health magazine interviewed Dr. H. Ralph Rawls, restorative dentistry, about substances in cocoa that are reported to be beneficial to teeth. The interview was for an article on "recovery foods."
Web MD interviewed Dr. J. T. Phillips, medicine, for a story on a new diabetes drug under investigation.
The Hondo Anvil mentioned the Health Science Center in an article on Colorectal Awareness Month and published a notice on the Department of Psychiatry's bipolar disorder study. Dr. Ian Thompson, urology, and the Best Practice Policy Report recently issued by the American Urological Association also were the subject of an article in the Anvil. The paper mentioned the Alamo Area Health Education Center's (AHEC's) Summer Biomedical Camp at the Health Science Center.
The Kerrville Daily Times ran a notice on the summer camp as well as the annual Mini-Medical School. The Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post published articles on the upcoming presentation on family violence given by Dr. Margaret Brackley, chronic nursing care, and the naming of Nursing School graduate Susan Ottmers to nurse manager of Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
The Monitor in McAllen mentioned the Second International Conference on Health Issues, held in Edinburg, and reported on the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) in a story on subcontracting work for the forthcoming building project.
The Boerne Hill Country Recorder ran a notice on the Low Vision Expo 2000, as did the Leakey Real American. Dr. Lucas Wong, a graduate of the Medical School and interim director of the hematology/oncology division in the Department of Medicine, was featured in stories in the Killeen Daily Herald and the Temple Daily Telegram.
San Antonio Express-News
The Express-News ran two notices on the Mini-Medical School. Two studies by Health Science Center researchers were the subject of articles in the daily: a study linking thirst and the cerebellum by Dr. Lawrence Parsons, Research Imaging Center, and a study on collagen in bones conducted by Drs. Mauli Agrawal and Xiaodu Wang, orthopaedics.
Dr. David Sherman, neurology, was quoted in a story on peripheral neuropathy, which is common in diabetics. Teen World 2000, sponsored by the School of Nursing and other organizations, and Miles for Smiles, organized by dental students, were mentioned in Metro Briefs. Dr. Leonard Lawrence, Office of the Medical Dean, was listed as one of the judges for the All-City Scholars Team.
Dr. Martha Medrano, psychiatry, was included in a profile on Jimmy Ybarra, who was an outreach worker with the Health Science Center's Community Outreach to Prevent AIDS (COPA) project.
The Health Science Center was mentioned in a first-person account of a colonoscopy by a Cancer Therapy & Research Center staff member.
Dr. Nancy Kellogg, pediatrics, was interviewed for a piece on the recent conference co-sponsored by the Health Science Center and the Alamo Children's Advocacy Center. The conference was titled "Child Abuse: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Problem."
An article covering the International Consortium for the Environment (ICE) meeting on border health issues quoted Dr. Claudia Miller, family practice.
Dr. Leonel Vela, regional dean, was interviewed for a story on his new duties as head of the RAHC.
The daily ran a story memorializing the late Dr. John J. Hinchey, who was a clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Health Science Center. The Second International Conference on Health Issues in Edinburg was the subject of an article on Texas demographics.
The San Antonio Business Journal ran a story on a UTHSC-sponsored appreciation luncheon held recently for Congressman Henry Bonilla. SA Kids Magazine mentioned Miles for Smiles and its children's dental care activities.
The Informer included a piece on the Health Science Center's new admissions policies. La Prensa ran an article on Dr. John C. King, rehabilitation medicine, and his appointment as medical director of the Reeves Rehabilitation Center.
Dr. Nancy Kellogg was quoted in the San Antonio Medical Gazette about the recent conference on child abuse. The Health Science Center's top ranking in technology transfers, as listed in the Chronicle of Higher Education, was covered in the Gazette.
The weekly ran a notice in Town Rounds on the recent ICE symposium. Dr. Ian Thompson was featured in an article on the best treatment choices for prostate cancer and the new American Cancer Society consumer guide on the disease
Dr. Raymond Faber, psychiatry, was interviewed for the Gazette's cover story on electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment for depression and other mental disorders. Dr. Bettie Sue Siler Masters, biochemistry, was mentioned in the Bulletin Board section as having received the Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
The Gazette published a letter by Dr. Jaime Garza, plastic surgery, on the subject of oral surgeons practicing liposuction. Dr. Lawrence Parsons and his study linking thirst and the cerebellum were the subject of an article in the Town Rounds section. The Health Science Center's Mini-Medical School and Low Vision Expo were announced in Town Rounds.
Drs. Steven Stern, psychiatry, and Helen Hazuda, medicine, were interviewed for an article on their study investigating hopelessness in the elderly. An article on foot wound treatments to reduce risk of amputation quoted Drs. David Armstrong and Hienvu Nguyen, podiatry.
Dr. Connie Mobley, community dentistry, was interviewed for a cover story on vegetarianism.
Dr. Gary Guest, dental diagnostic science, and his fellowship with the American Association of Dental Schools were covered in the Bulletin Board.
Dr. Arlan Richardson, physiology, also was mentioned in a brief on his presentation at a London symposium on aging vulnerability.
KENS-TV, Channel 5, interviewed Dr. Van Perry, dermatology, for a story on new treatments for acne. The station also spoke with Dr. Bob Lyford, periodontics, on a root planing procedure, and Dr. Carol Sims, general dentistry, on the cleanliness of water used in dental offices.
Dr. Larry Parsons spoke with KENS about his thirst study. Also interviewed were Dr. Pamela New, medicine, on a new treatment for brain tumors, and Dr. Mort Kahlenberg, surgery, on colorectal cancer. Dr. Mauli Agrawal discussed his collagen in bone study, and Dr. Carlos Rosende, ophthalmology, discussed macular degeneration in people with diabetes. Dr. Timothy Jones, medicine, was interviewed for a story on routine physical examinations, and Dr. Connie Mobley spoke about "trans-fats" found in processed, packaged foods.
KSAT, Channel 13, interviewed Dr. Jeanne Ruiz, family nursing care, about her study on markers for prematurity. The station also spoke with Dr. Mort Kahlenberg about colorectal cancer, and Dr. Peggy Gragg, dental diagnostic science, about oral hygiene and bad breath.
KTSA-AM, 550, and WOAI-AM, 1200, interviewed Dr. Mort Kahlenberg about colorectal cancer. WOAI interviewed Dr. Craig Witz, obstetrics and gynecology, about fibroid tumors in the uterus. The station also spoke with Dr. Pamela New about a new brain cancer therapy.
Visiting lecturer set for April 11
Dr. Ricardo Lloyd, the Vernon F. and Earline D. Dale Professor at the Mayo Clinic, will give a lecture on "The Biology and Pathology of p27 Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor: Utility as a Prognostic Factor in Human Cancers," at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Room 309L, Medical School building.
Bond campaign continues
The Health Science Center's Savings Bond Campaign will be held through April 14. The Office of Human Resources sponsors the campaign annually.
For information on the campaign, including a brochure on savings bonds benefits, employees should contact their department representative.
As a Health Science Center nursing student, Rosa De La Torre first came to Laredo for the STEER program. After graduating, she returned to Laredo to work as a family nurse practitioner.
At three o'clock one day in mid-November, the sky over the Rio Grande River near Laredo is cloudless. Third-year medical student Sean Grimm stands thigh-deep in the water kicking rocks into a net, while fellow student Jeanie Le and others use tweezers to pick microorganisms off a pile of rocks.
The Health Science Center students are learning a valuable lesson under the hot sun. This is the fourth and last river site from which samples will be collected today, and everyone is looking forward to air-conditioning and ice water.
They are counting the number of living microorganisms at different points where the Rio Grande passes between Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo. The lesson becomes clear. Pollution can be localized near sewage outfalls and take a cumulative toll down river from a growing metropolitan area.
Understanding river pollution is important to health practitioners because the two Laredos, like many Texas border cities, get their drinking water from the Rio Grande.
It has been a routine day for the staff of the Health Science Center's South Texas Environmental Education and Research Center (STEER), but a unique experience for the students and professionals who participated.
"I am thrilled that I got to do this; I never would have had the chance anywhere else," Le said.
Begun in 1996 with state legislative funding for the Health Science Center's South Texas/Border Region Health Education Initiative, STEER is an educational program of the Department of Family Practice and is directed by Dr. Claudia Miller, associate professor of environmental and occupational medicine in the Department of Family Practice.
"STEER is a magnet for medical students and medical residents all over the country who are committed to public health and community service," Dr. Miller said. "Our border health program attracts those unique individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities."
STEER sponsors a four-week elective for interested medical, dental, nursing and public health students, as well as medical residents, to learn about environmental and public health concerns along the U.S.-Mexico border. The students' lodging and tuition are free.
Besides water sampling, participants tour maquiladoras, the border's "twin-plant" factories that drive the North American Free Trade Agreement. The students trek through the brush with a government animal tracker who investigates rabies cases, and they tour the public health facilities in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo.
Laredo is the busiest inland port on the U.S.-Mexico border and the nation's second-fastest growing city, so students see a region coping with rapid growth as well as public health concerns. The STEER elective includes segments on indoor and outdoor air quality, heavy metals and pesticides, food sanitation, dengue fever and tuberculosis.
Two health professionals now working in Laredo credit STEER with their decision to practice there. Nursing School alumna and National Health Service Corps Scholar Rosa De La Torre is a family nurse
Third-year medical student Jeanie Le collects water samples in the Rio Grande River near Laredo. Working through the Health Science Center's South Texas Environmental Education and Research Center (STEER), Le and other students learn about border health issues while helping to improve the environment and educate South Texas/Border Region residents.
practitioner with the Gateway Community Health Center. She is originally from Houston.
"After one very hot and amazing month in Laredo," she said, "I was so overwhelmed and astonished by the problems faced by thousands along the border. I decided that practicing in Laredo would be an excellent opportunity to make a significant difference."
De La Torre sees patients at the clinic and visits Laredo's colonias, the unincorporated desert subdivisions where the poor live. Colonias often look like Third World shantytowns with no sewers, running water, central electricity or paved roads. In Texas alone, more than 1,400 colonias house more than 350,000 people.
"The lack of services contributes to a growing number of health problems," De La Torre said. Gastrointestinal complaints are common because of unreliable water sources.
Another practitioner who is making a difference is Dr. Gustavo Garcia Ramos. A family physician, Dr. Garcia says the STEER program attracted him because he thought the health problems on both sides of the border were not being addressed.
Dr. Garcia, a native of Mexico, attended medical school in Matamoros, Mexico, and did his family practice residency in El Paso with Texas Tech, where he was chief resident his final year. While there he read a brochure on STEER, which he calls "the best rotation in community health I've taken." A deep interest in health care issues on both sides of the border drew him to practice in Laredo.
From a small office in the Laredo Department of Public Health, STEER coordinators Roger Perales and Joan Engelhardt administer the program, set up schedules and tend the students. Both have extensive contacts in both Laredos, and arrange to let the community's scientists, medical practitioners and public health authorities become teachers for visiting students as well as doing presentations themselves.
Perales, a candidate for his master's degree in public health at the U. T. Houston Health Science Center, San Antonio Campus, arranges the student tours and presentations by Laredo health professionals, scientists and environmental experts.
Engelhardt manages a number of projects geared to improving the quality of life of residents in both Laredos. One of the most successful was Agua para Beber (Water to Drink), a community-based program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program partners included the Texas Department of Health's Office of Border Health, Mercy Regional Medical Center and health departments on both sides of the border.
The partners trained volunteer health workers (promotoras) who were residents of colonias to educate their communities about water disinfection and hygiene.
The promotoras gave each family five-gallon plastic containers to store their disinfected water safely and showed them how to boil or chlorinate it with household bleach. The program was a success. Reports from the families indicated that the prevalence of diarrhea decreased sevenfold, and there was a fivefold increase in the number of families who treated their water. Because of that success, the program is being continued under the Office of Border Health.
Web registration for library Internet classes to begin April 17
Web registration for the Briscoe Library's Internet, OVID and LYNX classes will begin April 17 at http://www.uthscsa.edu/computing/training/training.html.
The Briscoe Library will continue to handle off-campus registrants for Internet and OVID classes, and will continue to oversee registration for requested workshops and consultations. The library offers a wide variety of regularly scheduled educational opportunities. Scheduled classes are announced monthly in the Library News, through posted fliers and on the library's Web site at www.library.uthscsa.edu. The Internet and OVID class schedule also will be posted on the technology training Web site at <www.uthscsa.edu/computing/training/training.html. These classes are offered at no charge and are open to the public.
LYNX class registration will be added to the application software choices on the technology training Web site. These classes are open to Health Science Center staff members at no charge and will require an authorized signature for registration. Failure to appear at the LYNX class will result in a $50 charge to the employee's department. For more information, call ext. 7-2072.
Introductory meeting scheduled for new Medical School dean
Dr. Steven A. Wartman, dean of the Medical School, who began his appointment March 27, will hold an informal introductory meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Lecture Hall 3.102B. Medical School faculty members are invited to attend. For more information, contact Elizabeth Livaudais, Office of the Medical School Dean, at ext. 7-4437 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Fair 2000 set for April 11
The Health Science Center Travel Services Office, in conjunction with Corporate Travel Planners Inc. and Rennert World Travel, will sponsor Travel Fair 2000 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the auditorium foyer. The event is designed to introduce faculty, staff and students to the Health Science Center's travel procedures, and to showcase on-the-road communications products and travel deals.
Participants will be able to browse displays from a variety of airlines, rental car agencies and hotels. Representatives from the Health Science Center's designated travel agencies and the Travel Services Office will be available to answer questions. Door prizes will include airline tickets, car rentals and hotel stays. For more information, contact Wayne Reed, director of business operations and material services, at ext. 7-6038, or Tracy Villanueva at ext. 7-2037.
|Patricia Brown, library assistant, reviews her "Women of the 20th Century" exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Library.|
Think of the women who shaped the 20th century. Who can forget Golda Meir or Indira Gandhi, leader on the world stage, or Rosa Parks, the civil rights pioneer, or Mother Teresa, minister to the helpless? Rosie the Riveter was synonymous with the response of women in World War II who joined the work force. Madame Curie at the start of the century signaled the contributions women would continue to make to the advancement of science. At the century's twilight, this country appointed its first secretary of state, Madeleine Albright.
"Women of the 20th Century," an eclectic collection of photographs and biographies assembled by Briscoe Library assistant Pat Brown, celebrates the legacies of these remarkable women and many more. It is on display through July in the lecture hall foyer near the library's third-floor entrance.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Women's Faculty Association, which this year chose to broaden the annual exhibit outside the Health Science Center. "Every year the WFA recognizes Women's History Month, which was March," said Dr. Phyllis Bowie, associate professor of cellular & structural biology, who chairs the WFA Exhibit Committee. "This time, since it was the year 2000, we decided to spotlight outstanding women of the entire century. It was quite an undertaking."
The other Exhibit Committee members are Dr. Ann Burgardt, emergency medical technology, and Sharon Pirk, dental hygiene. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Foundation.
It is divided into four quarter-centuries with themes:
The News will review each quarter in successive weeks, today starting with 1900-1925.
In this section of the exhibit, the viewer learns about Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman to earn a medical degree from an American medical school, and Lucy Hobbs Taylor (1833-1910), the first to receive a dental degree in America. The founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton (1821-1912), and Britain's Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) ably represent the nurses.
Scientists of the period are exemplified by Marie Curie (1867-1934), winner of Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. Other pictures memorialize Mary Pickford (1893-1979), "America's Sweetheart" on the silent screen, and Helen Keller (1880-1968) and Anne Sullivan (1866-1936), advocates for the disabled.
The central theme of "The Right to Vote" introduces Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), who during a 50-year collaboration promoted revolutionary issues such as universal suffrage and equal pay for equal work.
Next week: 1925-1950
7:00 a.m. Orthopaedic Teaching Conf. "Benign Bone Tumors" (MED: 309L)
8:00 a.m. Medical Housestaff Specialty Conf. "Residents & Interns: M&M" (MED: 309L)
6:30 a.m. Podiatry Grand Rounds "Psychosocial Aspects of Surgery," Dr. Gary Rothenberg (MED: 209L)
10:00 a.m. TNT "Health Information Management: Strategies for Information Capture," Jackie Moczygemba, Southwest Texas State University (call ext. 7-2700 for information)
Noon. Medicine Research Conf. "Apoptosis, Phospholipases & Aging," Dr. Brian Herman (MED: 209L)
1:30 p.m. TNT "Laboratory Technology Issues: Interactive Immunology Case Study," Dr. Kathy Waller, Ohio State University (call ext. 7-2700 for information)
4:00 p.m. Molecular Medicine Seminar "Tumor Suppressor BRCA1 in Genetic Stability & Tumorigenesis," Dr. Chuxia Deng, National Institutes of Health (IBT: 3.002)
6:30 a.m. Podiatry Case Conf. (MED: 309L)
7:00 a.m. Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Mellick Sykes (MED: 209L)
8:00 a.m. Medical Grand Rounds "Evidence Into Practice: Why Is It So Hard to Accomplish?" Dr. Jacqueline Pugh (MED: 409L)
9:00 a.m. Surgery Trauma M&M Conf., Dr. Ronald Stewart (MED: 309L)
10:00 a.m. TNT "Environmental Services: Crime Prevention & Your Work Site," Officer Steven Atkins (call ext. 7-2700 for information)
Noon. Pharmacology Seminar Series "Dopamine Agonists, DARPP-32 & Alcohol Craving," Dr. Richard Wilcox, U. T. Austin (MED: 444B)
7:30 a.m. Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds "Endometrial Ablation: Who, What, Why, When & How?" Dr. Craig Witz (MED: 309L)
7:30 a.m. Thoracic Surgery Resident Teaching Conf. (VA: 4th-floor CT Library A404 )
8:00 a.m. Neurology Grand Rounds "Neurodegenerative Receptor Receptivity in Parkinsons," Dr. Peter Jenner, King's College, London (MED: 444B)
8:30 a.m. Pain Management Grand Rounds "Discogenic Pain & Interventions," Dr. Howard Gill, Wilford Hall Medical Center (UH: Reeves Rehab Center 3rd-floor classroom)
11:00 a.m. TNT "Radiology: Application of Liposomes for Nuclear Medicine Imaging," Dr. William Phillips (call ext. 7-2700 for information)
Noon. Pulmonary, Thoracic & Oncology Conf. (MED: 309L)
Noon. Microbiology Seminar Series "Bacterial Cell Division--Spatial Regulation of Z Ring Assembly," Dr. Joe Lutkenhaus, University of Kansas Medical Center (MED: 444B)
3:00 p.m. Surgery Tumor Conference, Dr. Anatolio Cruz (MED: 209L)
4:30 p.m. Citywide Thoracic Grand Rounds "Case Presentation," Dr. Claudio Guareschi (MED: 309L)
5:00 p.m. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds "Nasal Tip Graphing & Endoscopic Breast Augmentation," Dr. James Landeen (MED: 444B)
7:30 a.m. Pediatric Grand Rounds "S.A.G.E. AdviceThe Medical Model for Teaching Abstinence to Adolescents," Dr. Alma Golden, U. T. Medical Branch, & Dr. Michelle Barratt, U. T. Health Science Center at Houston (MED: 409L)
10:00 a.m. TNT "Health Care Chaplains: Chaplains' Communication with Latino Patients: Case Studies in Non-Verbal Communication," Dr. Jesus Rodriguez, AIDS Pastoral Care Network, Chicago (call ext. 7-2700 for information)
7:15 a.m. Surgical Physiology Conf., Dr. Kenneth Sirinek (MED: 209L)
9:00 a.m. General Surgery Grand Rounds, Dr. Wayne Schwesinger (MED: 209L)