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Wednesday, July 23, 1997 - The Michigan Daily - 7

Oesterling must serve
one year of probation

AND RESTAURANT is now hiring cooks
for summer and fall. Flexible hours. No exp.
needed, but helpful. Good starting pay. Great
social atmosphere. Hard working, punctual
applicants should apply today at 310
Maynard across from Borders.
ARE YOU ONE of those crazy people who
loves to clean? Join us. Werdo residential
,caning and are looking for a few good
tbple whoare honest and take pride in a job
well done. Must have a car. Eam $9/hr. 973
8937.
ASSISTANT MARKETER for growing
business. Need good telephone skills. Part
time, evenings/weekends. Nonsmoking
office. 741-4176.
ATTENTION
WANTED 86 PEOPLE
We will pay you to lose up to 30 lbs. in 30
days. Offer expires 8/31/97. 1800-598-2671.
ATTENTION dedicated child care
professional. Morning pre-school teacher
needed immediately. Top salary and benefits.
jperience prefered 995-1001.
WCOMPUTER PROGRAMMER
VAX BASIC/VMS
Ann Arbor opening. PT/FT. Must be
meticulous and able to accept responsibility.
Problem solving ability a must.
Challenging position with innovative and
rapidly growing medical billing company.
Training available for proper candidate.
competitive wages with excellent benefits.
Send your resume to PMG, P.O. Box 1108,
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1108 or FAX: 313/
~7-7407
SHWASHER EVENINGS $700/hr.
Walk to work free meal. Bella Ciao see Jeff.
DO YOU LIKE TO TEACH?
The Princeton Review is hiring teachers for
SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT,
and USMLE. Pay is great, hors flexible.
Call Amy Conway at (313)663-2163.
EARLY CHILDHOOD position. Work w/ a
small group of 5 yr. olds 12-5:30 M-F. Begin
mideAugust call St. Paul Early Childhood
Center 6680887.
EARLY CHILDHOOD position part-time
3:30-5:30 M-F helping to close center. Call
Cs. Paul arly Childhood Center 668-0887.
RN $21 in reaction time experiment.
Must be right handed female between the
ages of 18-2. Call 663-3153 or email
mmhas@mich.edu.
GET OUT OF THE HEAT and build your
resume this summer. Come work for
Datastat, a nationally renowned survey
research organization. We are currently
hiring telephone interviewers. Eam 6-9.50/hr.
NO SALES. Full or part-time, evenings and
weekends. You set your own schedule. Call
994-4189 for taped info or apply at 3975
Research Park Dr., Ann Arbor.
aT PAID TO WATCH FILMS. Need
subjects for psychology study. Earn $10 for
one hr. Call Jessica/Nekisha @ 763-4844.
HOME-BASED BUSINESS: Part-time, no
investment. Charles 313/591-9359.
MARKET RESEARCH
TELE-MARKETING
We have a pa-time (appx. 20 hrs./wk.)
c oition available in our Ann Arbor office.
are a leader in Medical Billing for
Physicians, and we are expanding into new
(foraus) stases. For each new area, wemast
create a data base of the existing market
structure. We do this with lots of
esigative methods including phone calls
Whospitals and physicians. We are looking
for a dedicated, meticulous, persistent, quick
thinking person who can type - accurately -
60 wpm OR MORE. Excellent spoken
English a must. A knowledge of the medical
world would be helpful but not necessary
(willing to train the right person). WE
OFFER GREAT PAY AND EXCELLENT
BENEFITS -WHAT CAN YOU OFFER??
We're only a 10 minute bus ride from
campus. Fax your resume to 313/667-7407 or
mail to PMG, Personnel Coordinator, Box
1108, Ann Arbor 48106.
,USIC INDUSTRY: booking agency seeks
-ems. Call Jeremy at 313/995-5777.
NEEDED: Chicano/Mexican man, age 20-
26, slim, long hair. Artist looking for a model
for a series of paintings. No prior experience
necessary. $18/r. Call 31-761-2324 for
details.

MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST
Career opportunities available in our Ann
Arbor office. We are a leader in Medical
Billing, and we are looking for those who are
dedicated, meticulous and quick thinking.
Excellent communication & business writing
skills along with a knowledge of human
anatomy a must. Knowledge of Medical
Billing & Coding helpful but not necessary
(willing to train the right person). WE
OFFER GREAT PAY AND EXCELLENT
BENEFITS - WHAT CAN YOU OFFER?
Interested: fax your resume to 313/677-7407
or mail to PMG, Personnel Coordinaator,
Box 1108, Ann Arbor, 48106-1108.
SALES HELP WANTED
Overture Audio is looking for a part-time
person (10 - 20 hrs./wk.) to work Saturdays
and a few evenings. Interest and knowledge
in music and audio/video equipment is a plus.
Full-time work is a possibility. Call Larry or
Keith @ 662-1812 during business hours for
more information.
SECURITY GUARDS to work on U of M
campus. Full-time, part-time & driving routes
avail. Apply at State Security Service. 525
Church, Ann Arbor.
668-0444. EOE.
SEMEN DONORS NEEDED for an infer-
tility clinic. Male students or grads. 20-40
yrs. old are sought. Donors are paid $60 per
acceptable donation. Write APRL, P.O. Box
2674, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.
SMOOTHIE TIME now hiring full-time/
part-time managerial for Fll. 663-3335._
SIRING/SUMMER jobs available now!
$6.50 an hour! Create your own schedule!
Valuable computer and communication
skills. Flexible hours and fun atosphere
P itra ining. For at lications and info. px
by Michigan Telefund, 611 Church, Ste. 304
or call 998-7420.
STUDENT RECEITIONIST needed part-
time. Typing and computer knowledge
preferred. Apply as Room 1310 Michigan
Union. Work study welcome.
THE MICHIGAN WOMEN'S gymnastics
team is seeking a motivated, highly or-
ganied and se-directed individual with
some knowledge of the sport to become a
team manager. If interested, please call 313/
647-7980 for more information.
THE MICHIGAN LEAGUE needs student
managers. The Michigan League is seeking
University students so serve as student build'
ing managers during evenings, 3rd shift, and
weekend hours. Responsibilities include ad-
ministration of all areas, supervision of set-up
staff and liaison for events and activities.
Dependability and flexibility crcial. Ap-
plicants must have excellent communication
skills, both oral and written; excellent inter-
personal skills and ability to interact with a
large and diverse group of faculty, staff, stu-
dents and University guests; ability to in-
dependently solve problems. Applications are
available at the Michigan League Manager's
Office.
UNIVERSITY CATERING/Training clas-
ses starting now for waitstaff - F/T and P/T -
flexible hours - Great pay - Reliable in-
dividuals only - Call 764-2142 and leave a
message.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for a study
on consumer attitudes, receive $20 for 90
mins. Volunteers should be female students
aged 18-29. Women of color especially
needed 2 For more information leave a mes-
sage at 313-936-0640.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for studies of
attention + perception. Pay is $6/hr.
U of M Dept. of Psych. Contact:
William Gehring, PhD, 763-3728.
WANTED 100 STUDENTS. Lose 5-100
lbs. New metabolism breakthru! R.N. asst.
Free gift. $35 Dr. recomend.-guar. 800-940-
5377.
WANTED STUDENT programming asst.
for Michigan League. Responsibilities to as-
sist in publicity and promotion of the
Michigan League programs, services and
coordinating student social events. Be a sup-
port team member to other programming as-
sistance in the implementation of student
programs at the Michigan League. Interested
person pleasecall 763-4652 or drop by
Michigan League Business ofee 911 N.
Universiy for acation.

staa rumUJ Ia sior psycology ex
periment on perception at U of M. The ex-
periment takes 1 1/2 hours, pays $15. To
qualify, must have English as first language,
have vision correctible to 20/20 & be right-
handed. Call 763-3127.
child care
ADORABLE 2 yr. old girl w/ delays seeks
loving, enthusiastic & creative nanny. Own
trans. Fle. hrs. 45 days/wk. in Fall. 663-
1721.
CHILD CARE PROVIDERS- experienced,
18 or older. Child Care Solutions can match
you with a family who fits your employment
needs. 668-6812.
CHILD CARE: Begin Fall 10 hrs./wk., 3
days after school. 5 & 9 yr. old boys. Exp.,
refs., car necessary. 663-3482.
DONATIONS OF USED BOOKS wanted
for A.A.U.W. Fall ook Sale. No text books.
For information, phone 973-6287.
FREE FREE FREE. Search for a roommate
or place your own ad on the Web for free at
www.WebApartments.com.
personal
ADOPTION: Happily married couple can
give your baby love and security. You can
help make us a family. Medical and legal ex-
penses paid. Call anytime Alison and Kurt 1-
800-998-8829.
UM Men's Boxing Club open for
summer at the Coliseum at 5th & Hill.
Good atmosphere.
Open Mon. 7-9, Tues. 4-6, Thurs. 4-6.
For details, call 930-3246.
Beginners are welcome-.
Try a new sport for the summer!

OESTERLING
Continued from Page 1
As partial restitution for his debt,
Oesterling sent a check to the
University for the amount of
$105,000 Monday, said Vice
President for University Relations
Lisa Baker.
"Dr. Oesterling has admitted that
this is money he owes to the
University," Baker said. "The
University of Michigan believes that
additional money is owed to us by Dr.
Oesterling."
James Montie will continue as
interim head of the of the Urology
department.
Baker said the University is cur-
rently deciding whether or not to file
a civil suit against Oesterling.
Oesterling, who has served on the
Medical School faculty since 1994,
submitted his resignation on Tuesday,
July 15 after the University took final
steps to terminate his employment.
Oesterling was suspended in
March, when University President
Lee Bollinger relieved him of all
patient responsibilities in reaction to
billing discrepancies. The University
then, in conjunction with the
Department of Public Safety, began
an extensive investigation.
In a letter to Bollinger last week,
Medical School Interim Dean Lorris
Betz said the school had no other
choice but to dismiss Oesterling.
"The conclusion I have reached is
that Dr. Oesterling's conduct is so
egregious and inconsistent with stan-
dards expected of faculty of the
University of Michigan that termina-
tion proceedings must be implement-
ed against him," Betz said.
In the letter, Betz provided a list of
offenses calling for Oesterling's dis-
missal:
Unapproved and excessive, out-
side employment in violation of writ-
ten University and Medical School
requirements.
Undisclosed conflicts of interest
resulting from dealings with pharma-
ceutical companies and other non-
University entities.
Personal profits derived from
University resources or efforts.
* Multiple billing of expenses and
falsification of related records.
Documents examined in the inves-
tigation, obtained under FOIA, show
that Oesterling submitted false docu-
ments and receipts to the University.
Bollinger said that Oesterling's
practices violate the integrity of the
honor system in the Medical Center.
"I don't like to see this sort of thing
happen. This is a severe misconduct
that is deeply violative of the trust we

expect from the members of the fac-
ulty," Bollinger said.
Baker said Oesterling was well
informed of the rules and regulations
for reported travel expenses and
billing records.
"The policies for travel and reim-
bursement at the University of
Michigan are very clear," Baker said.
"Policies involving issues of conflict
of interest are a careful set of well-
defined guidelines. These guidelines
are provided to faculty when they are
hired.
"These policies are widely distrib-
uted," Baker said. "We try to continu-
ally inform people of their rights and
responsibilities. Faculty must follow
disclosure each year."
Though Oesterling's salary from
the University and Medical Center
amounted to about $400,000 a year,
he collected additional, substantially
large fees through court testimonies,
consulting services and business rela-
tions.
He frequently received, but did not
report, money from pharmaceutical
companies and deposited the funds
into an account for the National
Prostate Research Foundation. No
one else at the University knew of the
foundation.
The NPRF was one of three
Florida-based companies Oesterling
established to channel money that he
was not reporting to the University.
The NPRF, a nonprofit organization
created in March, 1996, received
thousands of dollars from medical
companies. During just a two-month
period in 1996, the foundation
received $94,108.
Oesterling created two other false
companies: Mississippi Valley
Enterprises, Inc., a for-profit compa-
ny created in November, 1994, and O
and M (Oesterling and Michigan)
Medical Education Association, a
nonprofit organization established
Aug. 5, 1996. Oesterling deposited
his lecturing salary into MVE
accounts. O and M was never put into
action.
Oesterling said in investigative
interviews that he was attempting to
stop the spread of a disease that killed
his father. He pledged that he has
returned all the money he accepted
from pharmaceutical companies.
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Flint)
said the entire incident is unfortunate.
"Obviously it's very tragic that
someone with such good medical
skills got involved and that pulled
down his ability to be a good sur-
geon," Maynard said. "It was really
necessary, but it is sad. You don't
cheer it on; you just say it needed to
happen."

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