November 21, 1997

News Briefs

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital is collecting gloves and socks to distribute to local agencies that assist the homeless and other needy families.

Gloves and socks will be collected from Thanksgiving through Dec. 15. Cardboard barrels will be set up at collection points on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the hospital and on the fifth floor of Medical Center East.

Agencies who will receive donations include the Nashville Union Rescue Mission, Room in the Inn, St. Patrick's Shelter, Bethlehem Center, St. Luke's shelter, Edgehill Center and Base Camp.

If you have questions or would like to suggest other agencies that might benefit from this drive, please contact one of the following people: Claire Cooper, 322-0536; Camla Kader, 322-0579; Marlee Crankshaw, 343-1582; or Judy Koonce, 322-0345.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman, professor and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and director of the Starr Center for Human Genetics at Rockefeller University, N.Y., will deliver this year's Allan D. Bass Lectureship.

Friedman, a nationally known expert on the physiological regulation of body weight, will speak on "Leptin, Leptin Receptors and the Control of Body Weight" on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in 214 Light Hall.

The annual lectureship honors Dr. Allan D. Bass, professor emeritus of Pharmacology. Bass was Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology from 1953 to 1973 and was associate dean for Biomedical Sciences from 1973 to 1975 and acting dean of the School of Medicine from 1973 to 1974.

The second annual Diabetes Day will be held on Sat., Nov. 22. The program, held in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, is presented by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and supported by a grant from Eli Lilly and Co.

The day of small-group discussions and presentations will be highlighted by the talk by J. Michael Bliss, professor of History and Medicine from the University of Toronto. Bliss, the author of The Discovery of Insulin, will speak on this important breakthrough in treating diabetes.

The National Library of Medicine's Medline database is now accessible free of charge on the World Wide Web.

Medline contains nearly nine million references to articles published in 3,800 biomedical journals, and can be accessed at

The division of Cardiology presents the second annual Fred D. Ownby Lectureship in Cardiology during Grand Rounds on Thursday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 208 Light Hall.

This year's lecture is entitled "Contemporary Management Strategies for Acute Ischemic Syndromes," and will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey J. Popma, director of the Angiographic Core Lab and executive director of the Cardiology Research Foundation, Washington Cardiology Center, Washington, D.C.

The lectureship honors Dr. Fred D. Ownby, a prominent Shelbyville cardiologist.

Vanderbilt's Occupational Health Satellite Clinic has moved from 1506 TVC (Primary Care Medicine Clinic) to 3948 TVC (the resident clinic).

The clinic's telephone number, 936-0955, and hours of operation, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., remain the same.

Dr. James E. Darnell Jr., Vincent Astor Professor and head of Molecular and Cell Biology at Rockefeller University, New York, will deliver two lectures during this year's Boehringer-Ingelheim Distinguished Lectureship in Biomedical Sciences during the week of Dec. 8.

Darnell, an internationally known leader in the field of signal transduction, will offer "The Stats: Their Recognition and Their Functional and Evolutionary Significance" at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in 208 Light Hall and "The Stats: Molecular Mechanisms" at 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in 202 Light Hall.

Janice M. Livengood, Ph.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology, will speak at the World Foundation for Pain Relief and Research meeting next month in New York, N.Y. The annual meeting is entitled "Current Concepts in Acute, Chronic and Cancer Pain Management."

The University Research Council is announcing its annual competition for research support for tenured and tenure-track faculty. The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 12, 1998. Guidelines are available from the Graduate School, 411 Kirkland Hall.