November 10, 2000

News Briefs

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Dr. Harry Jacobson addresses the crowd at the P&G announcement as Mayor Bill Purcell listens. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Deadline for grant application is Jan. 15

The Center in Molecular Toxicology is soliciting pilot project applications for funding during April 2001-March 2002.

Pilot project are defined as preliminary investigations in areas of toxicology/environmental health sciences that can be carried out within one year or, at the most, two years. A note of intention and brief abstract are requested by Nov. 30. Applications are due Jan. 15. Contact Rocio Harrelson at 322-3409 for more information.

Harris Teeter to donate one percent of sales to VCH

As part of Harris Teeter's Nashville Neighbor's Program, the grocery chain will donate one percent of each shoppers' purchase to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital (VCH). In order to ensure the Children's Hospital will receive credit for the purchases, the shopper must be a VIC cardholder and give the VCH Account number, 4186, before the grocery items are scanned. Once the account number is linked to the VIC card, shoppers will not have to give the number again.

The program is nationwide, so VCH supporters can request the donation at any Harris Teeter store.

The program runs through July 2001. For more information contact the VCH Development Office at 322-7450.

TRC seeking ideas for use of funds

The Technology Review Committee of the University is now soliciting ideas for the use of funds which have accrued in the Technology Research Fund from Vanderbilt patents and licenses. The Committee is not soliciting individual projects to be funded, but rather models of how the funds might be used to most effectively stimulate further inventions, patents and licensing activity.

The fund has a present balance of approximately $266,000, and yearly income is approximately $50,000. Comments may be sent to Janis Elsner, Associate Director, Technology Transfer Office (, or Richard Haglund, Chair, Technology Review Committee (

Family Resource Center receives award

The Family Resource Center at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, part of the Junior League Center for Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities of Children, was honored by the John F. Kennedy Center and the Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities at the 19th annual Recognition Reception.

The Center provides information about children's conditions to families and serves as a clearinghouse and coordinating center for family services, support and advocacy organizations. Educational materials and information about resources for families are also made available to health care professionals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, educators and other community caregivers.