May 14, 1999

News Briefs- 5/14/99

Telethon time

Video crews, anchors and reporters from WTVF-NewsChannel 5 will be at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital June 5-6 to broadcast portions of the Children's Miracle Network Telethon.

The 17th annual telethon, which raises funds for VCH, will air from 9 p.m. Saturday, June 5, through 5 p.m., Sunday, June 6.

Among areas of VCH to be highlighted: the pediatric emergency department, Lifeflight, the neonatal intensive care unit, the pediatric intensive care unit, the Junior League Home, the 5th floor playroom, 6 North and the adolescent unit.

For more information, call the VCH Development Office at 322-7450.

Peer reviewer

Raymond N. DuBois, Mina Cobb Wallace Professor of Gastroenterology and Cancer Prevention and director of the division of Gastroenterology, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health team that provides peer review of grant requests in the field of general medicine.

Members of these study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

DuBois will serve on the General Medicine A Study Section (2) beginning July 1 through June 30, 2003.

Skin screening set

A community-wide skin cancer screening, sponsored by the Nashville Dermatology Society and the American Academy of Dermatology, will be hosted by VUMC on Saturday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event, in which dermatologists from different hospitals and practice locations in the area get together once a year for a screening, rotates among several host institutions, with this year being VUMC's turn.

The location will be in The Vanderbilt Clinic in the first floor Cancer Center. No appointments are necessary, and the screening is open to anyone, said Dr. Thomas Stasko, who is organizing the event for VUMC.

Blockhead's visit

As part of a leadership development program at VUMC, management consultant Peter Block will speak at the Stadium Club on Tuesday, May 25.

Block is the author of three best-selling management books: Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used; Positive Political Skills at Work; and Stewardship: Choosing Service over Self-interest.

The day-long event will focus on developing service skills and accountability through the ideas of stewardship and partnering. The seminar is open to 250 participants and will be held 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Cost for attending the program is $150.00 is you register by April 9.

To register, call the Peter Block registration line at (615) 343-2427.