<<February 22, 2000>>

W. R. (Bill) Klemm <wklemm@cvm.tamu.edu>

Dr. David A. Johnson <daj@utk.edu>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo <tbarcelo@iconn.com.ph>

Dear Bill:

(1) Many thanks for your valuable suggestion (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) YES!! I experienced it!! Now, I know why!!

When I was invited to attend the International Consultation Conference
on TeleHealth and TeleMedicine at the WHO in Geneva last month, I
inquired the NSF travel grant program. The officer's reply was a cold
Ask NIH." I then tried to find out if there is any similar program at
the NIH, but in vain. Subsequently, I had to buy my airticket to Geneva
and Vienna with our own fund.

Dear Dave:

(3) Since our Brazilian colleagues are now raising travel funds for the
people who will perform telemedicine demonstration at their mini-workshop

in Manaus (May 31, June 1 and 2), your travel grant application
to the NSF does not need to include any such persons, thus, I suppose
that yours would not have any trouble as Bill pointed out.

Dear Kim:

(4) You travel grant application to the NSF may encounter with the trouble,
since one third of the nominees are in telehealth and telemedicine.
Also, our Filipino colleagues' interest is more in those areas, rather
than distance learning. I would then suggest that you check;

(a) with NSF officer if they would be willing to include those
personnels of telemedicine and telehealth, since;

1. our approach is to treat distance learning and
telehealth/telemedicine as two wheels of a cart -- since
each alone cannot be cost effective for the use of broadband

2. Continuing Medical Education (CME) can be done with distance
learning mode, -- the CME is the major part of telemedicine
with consultation and diagnosis in the order of the use of
broadband telecom,

3. As promoting telemedicine (which requires broadband telecom
line), multimedia distance learning can be realized sooner.

(b) if NIH has a similar travel grant program as NSF, and if so,
submit your application for those nominees in the
telehealth/telemedicine areas to the NIH separately.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

Pls inform me if you know any program in NIH as similar to the
NSF's travel grant program.

(5) I am so sorry to mention of the above, because of the traditional,
narrow, bureaucratic division/rivalry -- it is really funny thing that
we, the innocent tax payers, get suffered with the use of their own
money with such a trivial matter!! As President Clinton said in his
Union speech last month (as reported in my previous distribution),
Internet is to bring those barriers crumbled down.

(6) Pls consult this problem with Myron, and let me know your approach.

(7) Teresita's recent msg informs me her agreement to postpone their/your
mini-workshop in Manila and proposed to be held in the middle of June.

I would like to have, at least, three week rest after Manaus workshop.
So, can you be available around that time? Since you are the Director
of Burns Telecommunications Center (BTC) of Montana State
University/Bozeman which is the Administrative Center of our
Asia/Pacific Region operation, we definitely need you to be at the mini-workshop in Manila.

Pls inform me of your available dates around that time so that I will
coordinate with other events -- e.g.;

(a) mini-workshop at Open University in the U.K. for our European
Region group operation with Ukrainian colleagues, -- they are now
raising funds from IREX for this workshop,

(b) workshop of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization
(UNIDO) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August or September,

(c) workshop of Ukrainian domestic operation in Lviv, Ukraine in
September -- they are now raising funds from NSF-related
organization, etc.

Best, Tak

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 09:41:26 -0500
From: "William Klemm" <WKLEMM@cvm.tamu.edu>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Mtg at the National Academy of Sciences in DC on 2/23/00


In your dealings with NSF, I would advise avoiding any mention of telemedicine
or anything related to medicine. NSF has a long-standing policy to avoiding
funding anything related to medicine, given their jealousy over all the money
that NIH gets.

<<February 22, 2000>> Removed the rest by T. Utsumi,
List of Distribution

W. R. (Bill) Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
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wklemm@cvm.tamu.edu<<June 22, 1999>>Use this.
http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/wklemm -- resume and slide show of 8/19/98.
Demos & literature available at our WWW site:
http://cvm.tamu.edu/~vaph/klemm/resume.html -- photo of Dr. Klemm
www.cvm.tamu.edu/wklemm/contents.htm -- white-paper
http://www.foruminc.com/forum98.show/ss_ind.html -- slide show

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus, School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center and Extended Studies
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
Fax: 804-982-2622 -- at the U. of VA.

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Philippines/Open University
Manila, Philippines
Tel: 526-2272
Fax: 523-1633
Pager: 1441-17-1114
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