March 24, 2005

The American Medical Student Association at the University of North Texas Health Science Center received funding from its national office to create an AIDS quilt.

The quilt will feature panels representing health science center departments, osteopathic and physician assistant studies classes, research labs and individuals whose lives have been touched in some way by the global AIDS crisis.

Each panel will measure 13 inches by 13 inches and will be put together by volunteer seamstresses including Bettie Castlebury, senior buyer, purchasing department; Christine Kalish, administrative director, internal medicine department; and Catherine Pearson, medical student and AMSA chapter co-president.

â??I was inspired to do this project after seeing the original names project quilt and working with AIDS patients through Hospice,â? said Linda Sullivan, AMSA chapter co-president. â??I wanted to create a beautiful and constant reminder of how AIDS affects us all.â?

The quilt will be completed for AMSAâ??s on-campus observation of AIDS Awareness Week, March 28â??April 2.


Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail

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