November 16, 2001

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50-year library history available

T. Mark Hodges, professor emeritus of Medical Administration and former director of the Eskind Biomedical Library, recently completed a 50-year history of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association.

This 80-page chronicle, titled “The Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association; a Fifty-Year History, 1951-2001,” was distributed at the chapter’s annual meeting in New Orleans in October.

Children needed for autism study

The General Clinical Research Center is recruiting children with a diagnosis of autism as volunteers for a study looking at the effect of a dietary intervention on their behavior, blood and urine values.

Fifteen children between the ages of two and six who have been diagnosed with autism are being recruited. The study will last six months, and all food for the child except fresh fruits and vegetables will be provided for 12 weeks.

For more information call Dr. Anna Baumgaertel at 936-0279 or Yun Blair at 322-2430.

Excavation begins on 22nd Avenue

Beginning this week, construction crews will be doing street excavation on 22nd Avenue preparing for utility services for the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. The work will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 4:30 a.m.

The street will remain open to traffic during this time with flagmen and barricades in place. All VUH and TVC entrance and exit drives will remain open. The excavation is expected to last through the end of the year.

Contact Doug Kinsey in the office of Space and Facilities Planning, 2-0009, with questions.