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November 10, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

UM cancer center names Cullen its new director

A specialist in head and neck cancer from Georgetown University has been chosen to head the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, officials announced last week.

Dr. Kevin J. Cullen served for two years as interim director of Georgetown's Lombardi Cancer Center, where he has also led the largest head and neck cancer program in the Washington area.

He will begin his new job in January. Besides running the clinical program, he will head the medical school's oncology program.

In Baltimore County

Transportation officials to present capital program

TOWSON -- State Department of Transportation officials will present a draft of the department's six-year capital program at a meeting with Baltimore County officials at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

At the meeting, the department also will discuss present and future projects and exchange information on transportation issues and programs. Similar meetings are being held this fall in each Maryland county and in Baltimore City.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be in the County Council chambers, 400 Washington Ave.

`Drug-free kids' program planned at Sheppard Pratt

TOWSON -- Sheppard Pratt Health System's Office of Substance Abuse Education will offer a program for parents, "Raising Drug-Free Kids," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center.

The program will discuss the drugs commonly abused by youngsters, preventing childhood drug abuse, signs of adolescent drug abuse and where to go for help. The program will be presented by Michael Gimbel, director of substance abuse education.

The cost of the program is $75. Information: 410-938-3100.

City health commissioner to give lecture tomorrow

TOWSON -- Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Baltimore's health commissioner, will discuss pressing health issues facing the Baltimore metropolitan area at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Potomac Lounge in the Towson University Union.

The speech, part of the university's graduate lecture series, will examine issues such as how the fight against drug abuse, AIDS and teen pregnancy have been affected by the increased need for emergency preparedness and public safety.

The event, which starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

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