August 23, 1996

News Briefs

It has been brought to the attention of the department of Human Resource Development that some employees' photo identification badges are loose, allowing the badge to flip backwards during normal wear, making identification of the employee impossible.

If you would like your badge to hang properly again, please bring your old clip to the Employee Relations Office in AA-0204 Medical Center North or Room 112 of the Peabody Administration Building anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Vanderbilt Medical Group at Green Hills will hold an open house on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their offices are located at 2002 Richard Jones Road on the third floor of building B. Free health screenings will be available and every guest will receive a free gift.

Dr. Martin J. Blaser, professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board in Infectious Diseases. There are eight members of the board, which sets the policies for certification and writes the board examinations.

The Diabetes Research and Training Center has funds available beginning Dec. 1 to support pilot studies in biomedical, epidemiological, or behavioral research in the area of diabetes.

These funds are intended for young investigators from other fields willing to lend their research expertise to diabetes or for investigators currently in the diabetes field whose proposed research constitutes a totally new direction.

The application deadline is Oct. 4, 1996. Application forms can be obtained from Maylene Long at the Diabetes Center Office, 738 MRB 1. Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to Dr. Michael R. Watterman, professor and chair of Biochemistry, at 322-3318.

The Myleosuppression Unit will hold a Reunion Program on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The reunion will honor the staff, patients, and former patients of the Myleosuppression Unit and will be held in 11 North at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

VUMC employee Margie Woodard, featured in the Aug. 9 issue of the Reporter, is a respiratory assistant.