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Catholic education series returns

Now in its 10th year, the annual Institute on Catholic Education will present two days of programs designed for teachers, administrators, clergy, and others who are committed to the future of Catholic education. Sessions will be held Thursday, July 8, and Friday, July 9, on the River Campus.

The institute, which is sponsored by the Warner School, will use interactive lectures, activities, discussions, and social conversation to explore issues that are central to the continued growth of Catholic education.

Registration deadline is Saturday, June 19. To register or for information contact the Warner School, x5-7833 or x5-8270.

Phone training scheduled

Training to introduce faculty and staff on the River Campus, South Campus, and Eastman School to the features of the new phone system--including voice mail--is being held in June. Faculty and staff on these campuses who aren't scheduled for training should contact their telephone departmental coordinator or the University Telecommunications Division (x5-9506) to schedule a session.

User training at the Medical Center will begin in August. Planning forms that can be used to indicate the number and work shifts of individuals who need training will be mailed this month from UTD.

Departmental administrators at the River Campus, South Campus, and Eastman School should note that, due to the installation of the new phone system, "move" and "change" orders for phones won't be accepted between June 30 and August 3. Administrators are advised to plan for upcoming telephone requirements with these dates in mind.

UTD is updating its Web site, at www.utd. rochester.edu, with project dates as they're verified.

Sign up for summer science camps

There are a number of science camps and other programs for kids being offered at the University this summer.

The Rochester Summer Science Camp, a one-week camp for boys and girls ready to enter sixth or seventh grade, will be held Monday through Friday, August 16-20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Math, Science, and Computer Camp for Girls is a two-week program open to 8- to 12-year-olds. Sessions will be held July 5-16, July 19-30, and August 2-13, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Summer Science Academy is a four-week program emphasizing biotechnology and molecular biology. Applicants must currently be in grades 9-12, have taken at least one year of high school biology or the equivalent, and have a strong interest in science. The session will run Monday through Friday, July 19-August 13, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A few scholarships are available.

For fees or more information about these and other summer programs, call x5-4118 or check the Web site at www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/mbi/outreach.htm.

Health care program offered

In September, the Simon School will once again be offering a dynamic program in health care leadership designed especially for physicians, clinical chiefs, nurse managers, and other health care professionals. The program is intended to increase managerial and business knowledge.

The program runs for approximately 20 weeks with a lecture and case studies format. The meeting dates are as follows: September 13, 24, and 25; October 4, 15, 16, and 25; November 5, 6, 19, 20, and 29; December 10, 11, and 20; January 7, 8, 17, 28, and 29; and February 11 and 12. To enhance the classes, there will be a dinner seminar series on select Monday evenings between the classes. The registration deadline is Friday, September 3.

For cost and more information about registering, contact Kim Goetz in the Executive Development Programs Office of the Simon School, x5-3439.

Two firsts achieved at URMC

On June 14, Rochester will become the first university in the nation to require its researchers to pass an exam on safety and ethical issues surrounding research that involves human subjects.

The exam is part of a new training program, called the Human Subject Protection Program, which was designed to help ensure the safety of the growing number of people who volunteer to participate in University research studies. An 80-page manual has been developed to help researchers prepare for the exam. To obtain a copy of the manual or for more information about the program, call the Clinical Research Institute, x3-4127.

In addition, Strong Memorial Hospital has been granted approval by the New York State Department of Health for a cardiac transplant program to serve Upstate New York. The new program will provide cardiac transplants for adults and children. These cardiac transplants will be an integral part of a larger plan for the evaluation and treatment of patients with congestive heart failure.

The new cardiac transplant program will begin accepting its first patients in January 2000.

Changes made to phone numbers

Effective July 1, there will be a few changes to some frequently dialed University telephone numbers. To page from an internal phone, dial x5-1616 instead of extension 16. To page from an external phone, dial 275-1616 instead of 275-0636. To page operator assistance from an internal phone, dial x5-2222 rather than extension 17. And to listen to the time and temperature recording, dial x4-TEMP (x4-8367) rather than extension 15.

Women's Club makes donation

The University of Rochester Women's Club has donated $2,500 to the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship Fund. The Susan B. Anthony Scholarship and the Susan B. Anthony Prize, given annually by the Women's Club, are drawn from the scholarship fund. Since the inception of the scholarship in 1978, the Women's Club has raised $134,000 in gifts to the fund.

Research participants needed

High blood pressure--African-Americans are needed for a study of Teveten, an investigational blood-pressure medication. Participation is for 12 to 18 weeks; medicine will be prescribed. Call x3-3972.

Learning disabilities--University students with a reading-type learning disability are needed for a study of an alternative treatment for learning disabilities. Students must be at least 18 years old and provide official documentation of disability. The study requires about eight hours of treatment on campus and keeping a daily log. There is payment for participation. For more information or to enroll, call Dianne Vermillion, School of Nursing, x5-8860.

Crohn's disease--Crohn's disease patients who are dependent on steroids are needed for a research study. Lab tests, medications, and clinic visits are free, and mileage compensation is available. Call x5-6219.

Low back pain--Individuals suffering from low back pain, especially beginning within the past year, are needed to participate in research studies for investigational medications. Call x3-5199.

Chronic neuropathic pain--Individuals suffering from chronic pain due to shingles (PHN), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), or diabetic neuropathy are needed to participate in a research study of an investigational medication. Call x3-5199.

Depression--Mothers who have been depressed or had manic depression at some time since the birth of a child are needed for a research study. The study is open to families with children ages 3 to 8 who are not receiving public assistance. Mothers must have at least a high school education. All parents and children will complete one two-hour University-based visit. There is a $20 payment to each family for participation. Call x5-2014.

AIDS vaccine--Healthy, HIV-negative volunteers between the ages of 18 and 60 are needed for clinical research trials of HIV-prevention vaccines. Participants will receive up to $700. Call x3-AIDS.

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