From: DrexelMed Monitor [Monitor@DREXELMED.EDU]
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Subject: Special Edition - Drexel Med Monitor: Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007 - Special Edition!

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01. Update on Release of Microsoft Vista to DUCOM Users
02. Dr. Charles Puglia is Retiring
03. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Update on Release of Microsoft Vista to DUCOM Users

Microsoft recently released a new client operating system called Vista. During the next several months, CoM-IT will be testing all current applications. Several mission critical applications have already been identified as incompatible. We will not release Vista to the DUCOM community until all testing is complete.

Drexel University will remain on the Windows XP Professional operating system and Office 2003 for the foreseeable future. We expect to be in a position to support vista in fall of 2007. This allows us time for extensive testing of the critical DUCOM administrative, academic and clinical systems.

We have notified our vendors and University Procurement of our position. We urge you to take extra caution when purchasing a new PC or laptop as it should be equipped with Windows XP.

NOTE: DUCOM-IT will NOT support
Vista until all testing is complete.  We will continue to test Vista and will keep you informed of new developments. Please call the CoM-IT Help Desk for further information at 215-762-1999. Thank you.

Dr. Charles Puglia is Retiring

Dr. Puglia is the former Director of the Program for Integrated learning and the former Associate Dean for Medical Education. Please join us is celebrating his successful career and dedication to medical education at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Cocktail Reception
Friday, March 30,
5 p.m.
Queen Lane Campus,
Student Activities Center B

R.S.V.P. by
March 21, 2007 to:
Colleen Dunne
2900 Queen Lane, Room 226
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Two-Day Course Presented by Clinical Research Group

Essentials of Good Clinical Practice

This is a two-day course that will cover the following topics:

Wednesday, March 21
Essentials of Good Clinical Practice
Drug Development Process: Roles and Responsibilities
Human Subject Protection
Preparing Study Budgets

Friday, March 23
Essentials of Study Documentation
Management of Adverse Events
Quality Assurance in Clinical Trials
Role of the Compliance Office
Drug Accountability
Recruitment Strategies
Conflict of Interest

Target Audience: Clinical research coordinators

Contact: Linda A. Lyons at 215-762-2296

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