October 3, 2008
  News Briefs


Gala tables almost sold out
A few tables are still available to UNT Health Science Center departments for this year’s gala fundraiser.  The black-tie event – To Your Health: Unmasking Discoveries – celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. UNT Health Science Center departments can sponsor tables for 10 at these levels: $2,500 – Friend, $5,000 – Patron, $10,000 —Visionary and $15,000 – Benefactor. A limited number of individual tickets may be purchased for $150. However, group seating is not guaranteed for individual tickets.

The gala is Oct. 25, from 6:30 pm to midnight at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel. Visit the To Your Health Web site for more information, or contact Susan Smith (ext. 2174) or Jen Pendell (ext. 2430) in Institutional Advancement.

Vote early on campus
Early voting for the upcoming general election will be available at the UNT Health Science Center Oct. 21-23, from 8 am to 5 pm in the Atrium. This voting location is only for eligible, registered Tarrant County voters. For more on voting, visit the Tarrant County Elections site or the Texas Secretary of State site.

Reminder: Distinguished Speaker Series Oct. 14

Michael C. Lu, MD, from the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes: A Life Course Perspective,” as part of the UNT Health Science Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series.  The talk is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 5 pm in Luibel Hall.

Register at the Office of Professional and Continuing Education Web site. Two hours of CME credit are available, and the public is invited to attend.

Patient education seminar on women’s health on Monday
Students of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and TOGAS (Texas Obstetrics and Gynecology Association of Texas) will host a patient education seminar on Monday, Oct. 6, at 6 pm in Everett Hall. The event is part of a monthly seminar series focusing on health issues affecting the community and how to manage them. This month’s topic, women’s health, will be broken into four age groups. The seminar will be shared with the Fort Worth Independent School District through ConnectEd later this month.  The campus and community are invited to attend the informational sessions, followed by a question-and-answer period. For more information, contact Amaya De La Garza, TCOM ’11.

Free OMT service next week
The UNT Health Science Center’s Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopthy (UAAO) will offer Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) service for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in EAD 516. These sessions give students a chance to practice the manipulative medicine techniques they learn in class. The sessions are a great opportunity for employees to learn more about osteopathic medicine, meet some of our students, and maybe relieve some aches and pains.  UAAO offers this service on the second Tuesday of each month.  Watch Daily News for information about future OMT service. UNTHSC logo

 

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