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Memorial: Dr. Brightman

A memorial service for Dr. Vernon J. Brightman, professor of oral medicine, will be held Wednesday, February 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Room B-60 at the School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Brightman, who died on October 17, 1997, was assistant dean for faculty development, associate program director of the General Clinical Research Center, and director of the Page Diagnostic Laboratory at the School of Dental Medicine.

A memorial fund has been established in Dr. Brightman's memory to benefit the Infectious Disease Center of the School of Dental Medicine. Donations can be made to the University of Pennsylvania and addressed to the Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, 4001 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; attention: Vernon J. Brightman Memorial Fund for the Gateway Building.

ISC Technology Training Group's February Computer Courses for Penn Faculty, Staff and Students

The Office of Information Systems and Computing, Technology Training Group offers computer training courses to faculty, staff and students with a valid PENNCard. All classes and seminars are held at the Computing Resource Center, 3732 Locust Walk (across from the Penn Bookstore).

There is a fee required for the hands-on courses; the Lunchtime seminars are free. Registration began January 26. For more information on course descriptions and prerequisites, call 573-3102, e-mail or visit

Hands-on Courses for DOS/Windows Users

Introduction to Windows 95 2/3, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Access 7.0 for Windows 95 2/10, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Introduction to PowerPoint 7.0 for Windows 95 2/12, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Filemaker Pro 3.0 for Windows 95 2/18, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Intermediate Word 7.0 for Windows 95 2/23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Intermediate Excel 7.0 for Windows 95 2/25, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Creating a Web Page (Introductory course) 2/16, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Hands-on Courses for Macintosh users

Introduction to PowerPoint 4.0 2/5, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Seminars
Browsing Using Netscape 2/3, 12-1 p.m.
File Transfer Using WS_FTP 2/12, 12-1 p.m.

Environmental Health and Radiation Safety Required Training

The following training programs are required by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (DEP), for all employees who work with hazardous substances including: chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids, and human tissue specimens and radioactive materials. They are presented by the Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS). Attendance is required at one or more session, depending upon the employee's potential exposures.

  • Introduction to Laboratory Safety at Penn (Chemical Hygiene Training), a comprehensive introduction to laboratory safety practices and procedures at Penn and familiarizes the laboratory employee with the Chemical Hygiene Plan; for employees who have not previously attended Laboratory Safety at the University. Required for all Penn employees who work in labs. February 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m., John Morgan, Reunion Auditorium.
  • Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, significant information for employees who have a potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens; a discussion of the Exposure Control Plan, free Hepatitis B vaccination, recommended work practices, engineering controls and emergency response, for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at the University. Required for all Penn employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue. February 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.
  • Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (In a clinical setting) * Required for all University faculty and staff who have potential clinical exposures to blood and other human source material. It is intended for employees with direct patient contact, or those who handle clinical specimens, and administrators who routinely work in a clinical environment. Topics include: risks, protection, work practice controls and emergency procedures. This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at the University. February 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Rm. 214 Nursing Education Bldg.
  • Laboratory Safety-Annual Update *Required annually for all laboratory employees who have previously attended "Chemical Hygiene Training". Topics include chemical risk assessment, recommended work practices, engineering controls and personal protection as well as an update of waste disposal and emergency procedures. Faculty and staff who work with human source materials, HIV or hepatitis viruses must attend the "Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens -Annual Update" (see below). February 6, 11 a.m.-noon, John Morgan, Class of 1962. *Registration is required.
  • Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens-Annual Update *Required annually for all faculty and staff who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses and have previously attended Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. Issues in general laboratory safety and bloodborne pathogens are discussed. Topics include bloodborne diseases, risk assessment, recommended work practices, engineering controls and personal protection as well as an update of waste disposal and emergency procedures. Participation in Laboratory Safety-Annual Update is not required if this program is attended. February 11, 10:30-11:30 p.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962. *Registration is required for this course.
  • Radiation Safety Training Personnel working in labs where radioactive materials are used or stored are required to attend radiation safety training before beginning work and annually thereafter. New workers may attend the training session listed below or receive training via The Radiation Safety-Annual Update schedule is posted on the website under "calendar". February 19, 10-11 a.m., Wistar Auditorium.

Attendees are requested to bring their PENNCard to facilitate course sign in. Additional programs will be offered on a monthly basis during the spring. Check for dates and time or call Bob Leonzio at 898-4453.

Penn Tower Attack: Investigation in Progress

Director of Police Operations Maureen Rush said at presstime that detectives have now been able to interview Mrs. Toby Laiken, who was injured last week in what appears to have been an early-morning break-in to the Cancer Center office in Penn Tower where she had just been dropped off for work by her husband at 5:30 a.m.

Philadelphia and campus police will issue a more detailed statement after results are in from the Philadelphia Crime Lab and from AFIS, the national fingerprint identification network.

Four detectives have been assigned to the case, Ms. Rush said-two from the Philadelphia Police and two from Penn. They spent six to seven hours Friday gathering evidence at the crime scene-examining room surfaces and taking even paper samples that might be able to turn up fingerprints with today's technology, according to Ms. Rush.

The Lab is also reviewing CCTV videotapes that cover the entrances and exits of the Penn Tower Hotel and many areas of the Lobby.

As new information is received, the Penn Police have agreed to release it to Almanac for posting at "Almanac Between Issues" on the website www.upenn. edu/almanac/.



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Genetic Research Studies

  • Healthy African American men and women 18 years of age and older are sought to participate as matched controls in a multiethnic research study. Eligible volunteers will be paid $50. For more information about this study please contact Nancy at (215) 573-4583. University of Pennsylvania Health System.
  • Volunteers are sought who have had Anorexia or Bulimia and who have a sibling, cousin, or other relative who also has had an eating disorder. Eligible participants will be compensated $100. For further information about this study please contact Nancy or Chris at (215) 573-4583.

To place classifieds: (215) 898-5274.

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