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P.O. Box 3354
Dul^ University Medical Center
IXirham, North Carolina 27710
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We would like to list lectures, symposia and other activities at the medical center in the
Intercom Calendar. Notices can be accepted no later than one week prior to publication.
Notices may be sent to Box 3354, Hospital. If last minute scheduling makes it impossible to
send a written notice in time, please call 684-4148.
Friday, June 24
Network for Continuing Medical Educatio^i (NCME). Programs
on “Evaluating Patients with Occlusive Cerebrovascular
Disease," "Papilledema Versus Pseudopapilledema: Recognition
and Diagnostic Consideration" and "The Beta Adrenergic
Theoiy of Atopic Disorders." View in Rms M-405, M-410, 2031
and Medical Student Lounge (Channel 7 or 9) at Ehike and Rms
A3002 (by appointment only), C9013, D3008, CCU and
classrooms and media learning lab of Allied Health Bldg. at VA
Audiovisual Education film, "30 Minutes on Infectious Disease,"
pnxluced by Bristol Laboratories, M-405.
Your Vacation Could Win Prize
Saturday, June 25
Tuesday, June 28
Center for the Study of Aging Seminar, "Management of
Emotional Problems in Late Life," Rm 143, Jones Bldg.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar. Dr. Sayeeda Zain, Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory, N.Y., will speak on "Chararterization
and Sequence Analysis of the Recombination-Integration Site in
Adenovirus-SV40 Hybrids," Rm 418, Jones ffldg.
Anatomy Seminar. Dr. Nell Beatty Cant, Dept, of Anatomy,
Hanrard Medical School, will speak on "Synaptic Organization
in the Anteroventral Cochlear Nucleus of the Cat," Rm 273,
Sands Bldg. Coffee and cookies at 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29
Thursday, June 30
NCME. See Fri., June 24 for program listings and viewing areas.
Anatomy Seminar. Dr. Robert M. Gould, New York State
Institute for Research in Mental Retardation, will speak on
"Lipid aiui Protein Metabolism in Peripheral Nerve Myelin,"
Rm 273, Sands Bldg. Coffee and cookies at 3:45 p.m.
Alberta S. Harris, housekeeper in
the Operating Room, got locked up,
not in a jail but in a church, on her
vacation. What's the most unusual
thing that happened to you?
Send your contest entry to
Intercom, Box 3354, by Monday, Sept.
12. Include your name, title, office
address and phone nimiber. You
may win a prize.
If you haven't had your vacation
yet, you might be interested in some
special events in North Carolina
Arts and Crafts Festival,
Winston-Salem, early July; Aits and
Crafts Show, Cashiers, early July;
Parkway Playhouse, BumsviUe, eariy
July-Aug. 15; "From This Day Forward,"
Valdese, early July-late Aug.; Highlands
Playhouse, Highlands,- eariy July-late
Aug.; Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts,
Murphy, 1-4; feevard Concerts, Brevard,
1-mid-Aug.; Rotary Club Barbecue,
Highlands, 2; Antique Country Fair and
Flea Market, Blowing Rock, 2.
Shindig on the Green, Asheville 2, 9,
16, 23, 30; Fly-In and Threshers Reunion,
Denton, 2-4; River Raft Race, Hot
^rings, 4; Rf^ting of the Hog, Banner
Elk, 4; Fireworics Show, Qemmons, 4;
Picnic and Fish Fry, Buxton, 4; Square
Enzyme Can Detoxify Pollutant from Coal
(Continued from page 2)
The researcher and his associates
were able to use another metal,
tungsten, to block the action of
molybdenum and thereby prevent
sulfite oxidase from converting the
pollutant to the sulphate waste
Normal latoratory rats and rats
that had developed sulfite oxidase
deficiency through the ad
ministration of tungsten were given
doses of sulfur dioxide. As the
biochemists expected, the normal
rats could handle massive amounts
of the pollutant quite easily, while
the enzyme deficient rats all died.
"The question then arose as to
how much sulfur dioxide would
humans be exposed to under the
worst possible conditions and could
the body detoxify it?" Rajagopalan
said. "Also we wondered what
would happen to the sulfur dioxide
that accumulates and what harm
would it do.
"We looked at the sulfite oxidase
activity of various human tissues,"
he said. "Lung, because that's where
the body gets sulfur dioxide from
the atmosphere, and liver, because
liver is the main site of the enzyme's
Capacity Higher than Required
From measurements of sulfite
oxidase in autopsy samples of
human lung and liver, the scientists
discovered that those tissues can
handle an enormously high dose of
sulfur dioxide, he said. Humans
have the -capacity to detoxify more
than 100 times more sulfur diojude
than they are ever likely to receive,
he added, although the impact of the
chemical on breathing nuiy still limit
the burning of low grade coal.
"The presence of this enryme
irisures that sulfur dioxide will not
accumulate, in the body in
concentrations high enough to be
detectable, let alone cause
modifications in nucleic acids,"
Dance Festival, Highlands, 5, 7, 12, 14;
Morgan Horse Show, Raleigh, 7-9;
Student Art Exhibit, Wilmington, 8-Sept.
Coon Dog Day Parade, Saluda, 9; Mtn.
Arts Festival, Boone, 9; Sailing Regatta,
Elizabeth City, 9-10; Highland Games,
Grandfather Mtn., 9-10; "First for
Freedom," Halifax, mid-Jurw-July 10;
Craftsman's Fair, Asheville, 11-15;
Mountaineer Book Fair, Franklin, 14-16.
Country Sunday, Goldslxno, mid-July;
Horse Show, Waynesville, mid-July;
Youth Fishing Tournament, Nags Head,
mid-July; Antiques Show, Nags Head,
mid-July; Western Horse Show,
Lincolnton, 15-16; Sailing Qub Regatta,
Henderson, 16-17; Horse Show,
Lincolnton, 22-23; "British Invasion,"
Beaufort, 30; Folk Festival, Waynes^^,
late July; Mineral and Gem Festival,
Spruce Pine, late July-early Aug.
Since some of the events are subject to
change, inquiries to the spoirsoring
orgaruzations are suggested before you
travel a long distance to attend.
For a copy of the "Guide to Events in
the Spring and Surruner of 1977," write
N.C. Electric Membership Corporations,
P.O. Box 27306, Raleigh, N.C. 27611.
To Be Installed
The Rev. David Franzen will be
installed as a hospital chaplain
Sunday at a 4 p.m. service in York
A Lutheran minister, Franzen
received a Master of Divinity degree
from the Lutheran School of
Theology, Chicago, in 1970.
He completed a three-year
residency in dinical pastoral care at
the University of Virginia Medical
Center prior to coming to Duke.
Franzen is replacing the Rev.
White Iddings who retired this
spring. His staff position is
Sponsored jointly by the Lutheran
denomination and the hospital, and
his duties will include training
TIME TO CELtBRA TE—New graduates share their excitement with their counselors in
the Paths for Employee Progress program. They are (from left, front row) Lauretta
Hayes Patricia Ruffin, Goldie Dunn, Mae Mayfield, (back row) counselor Sylvia
Smith, Wilma Yellock, Carol Moore, Shirley Moore and counselor Dale Van Fleet.
(Photo by !na fried)
PEP Graduates Receive Honors
It's not easy to go to school full-time, work part-time and take care of a
home and family. But employees sponsored by Paths for Employee Progress
(PEP) are experts at it. . , . „
Seven who have just completed their studies gained honors as well as
As president of the seruor class, Goldie Dunn, Coronary Care Unit (CCU),
spoke at the graduation ceremony for the Watts School of Nursing. She was a
member of Santa Filomena, honorary society for nurses.
Another Watts graduate, Carol Moore, Emergency Room, served as First
Lady or president of Santa Filomena.
Patricia Ruffin, Osier Ward, received the Beulah Owens Memorial Award
from the Watts alumni as the senior student nurse who has shown
distinguished service to patients above and beyond the call of duty.
Lauretta Hayes, CCU; Shirley Moore, Recovery Room; and Wilma Yellock,
Carter Suite, received Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from North
Carolina Central University (NCCU). Moore graduated magna cum laude,
and Hayes and Yellock were recognized at Awards Day for receiving nursing
scholarships. , t r • o
Mae Mayfield, DTO supervisor for the Hospital Information System,
received a B.S. in biology at NCCU. She contributed to a research paper on
water pollution that will be published.
PEP provides counseling and financial assistance while employees are