March 26, 1999

News Briefs

The Albert Weinstein Visiting Lectureship is set for April 8-9, and will feature presentations by Dr. Luciano Rossetti, professor of Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

Rossetti will present "From Mouse to Man: Insight into the Regulation of Hepatic Glucose Fluxes" on April 8 at 8 a.m. in 208 Light Hall. On April 9, he will speak about "Leptin, Nutrient Sensing, and Insulin Action" at noon in 206 MRB II. The Lectureship honors Dr. Albert Weinstein, who was a clinical professor at Vanderbilt for over three decades.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host the 28th Annual meeting of the H. William Scott Jr. Society in conjunction with the 47th Annual Barney Brooks Lecture. The two events will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, in Light Hall.

A joint session with the Tennessee Conference on Biomedical Engineering will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday and will feature Dr. Harry R. Jacobson, vice chancellor for Health Affairs; Dr. John Maupin, president of Meharry Medical College; and Dr. Sam Wells, executive director of the American College of Surgeons. The three will discuss the impact of high technology on medical care delivery.

Following the joint session, Wells will give the Barney Brooks Lecture, titled "Genetics of the Multiple Neoplasia Syndromes," at 4 p.m. Wells is chair of the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.

Numerous scientific sessions will be held on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. and culminating with a session titled Memories of H. William Scott Jr. at 11:15 a.m. For further information or to register, contact Dr. William Chapman at 936-0420.

This year's Ethics Spring Grand Rounds will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 7, in 208 Light Hall. The session, titled Brave New World of Electronic Records: Whose Business is it Anyway?, will focus on the privacy of electronic medical records.

Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, associate professor of Pediatrics and Law; Dr. John Sergent, chief medical officer of the VMG; Dr. William Stead, associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs; and Ann Olsen, director of Information Management Planning, will perform several vignettes to illustrate ethical dilemmas involving patient records.

Discussion of the vignettes, moderated by Stuart Finder, Ph.D., assistant professor of Medical Ethics, will focus on situations faced by many VUMC personnel on a daily basis and will emphasize newly implemented privacy regulations.

It's time to set the VCRs.

Last month's country music concert benefiting Vanderbilt Children's Hospital will be broadcast next week on The Nashville Network. The show will air at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 on Intermedia cable channel 31.

Curb Records, The Celebration, took place at the Grand Ole Opry House and featured such Curb Records artists as Tim McGraw, Hal Ketchum, JoDee Messina and Sawyer Brown.