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Annual Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

All persons working in healthcare settings where active TB is seen are strongly recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to have annual screening for TB. The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center admits the third largest number of TB cases in Pennsylvania. If you work in a clinical or hospital environment at the University of Pennsylvania (or have other contact with patients), it is strongly recommended that you be screened for TB every year.

This screening is provided at no charge to you by Occupational Medicine. It consists of a brief questionnaire and, when appropriate, skin testing or chest x-ray. Please report to Occupational Medicine during the month of October for your 2001 TB evaluation.

TB screening is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Occupational Medicine suite is located directly off the main hospital lobby on 34th Street. No appointment is necessary. The Occupational Medicine staff will be happy to answer your questions about TB testing during your evaluation. If you would like a TB evaluation and are unable to go to Occupational Medicine during October, you are welcome in November.

To arrange TB testing at Presbyterian Hospital or the Scheie Eye Institute call (215) 662-8290.

For more information on the University's TB control program, please call Environmental Health and Radiation Safety at (215) 898-4453.

--Amy J. Behrman, M.D.,Director, Occupational Medicine

--Matthew D. Finucane,CIH Director, Environmental Health & Radiation Safety

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 6, October 2, 2001


October 2, 2001
Volume 48 Number 6

Dr. Lerman appointed associate director for Cancer Control and Population Science and director of the Tobacco Research program at the Leonard & Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
$2.1 million grant to introduce advanced security features into standard office PCs.
Dennis DeTurck, Srilata Gangulee and Alton Strange will serve the Colleges Houses this year.
The new director for public serves at the Library is Sandra Kerbel.
Wharton as appointed Steven Oliveira as associate dean for External Affairs.
UCD has announced it's new executive director.
Deadlines are announced for Pilot and Feasibility Grants, Trustees' Council Grants, Robert Bosch Fellowships and Luce Scholars Program
Year-end Council reports: Community Relations; Facilities; Personnel Benefits; Pluralism; Quality of Student Life; and Safety and Security.
A new Temporary Staffing Services has a new vendor; EHRS has Training for October and Annual Tuberculosis Screening is now available.
Steinhardt Hall, the new Hillel Center breaks ground.