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Spring 2010

Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Faculty and alumni answer the call

Match Day 2010

Abdominal Transplant Has a New Chief

Clinic Caters to Latino Community

Several new faculty members who will be important in these aspects of SLU’s future are featured in this issue of Grand Rounds. as well as lounge and study areas that will welcome students from all the Health Sciences schools and centers.D. 12-15 Kabance Photo | 20-23 © 2010. Programs at SLU that align strongly with health care reform include the recent development of the SLU Center for Outcomes Research (SLUCOR) into an independent. ’82 Philip O. O’Brien Jr. | page 12 Match Day Profile of Philanthropy | back cover Members of the Class of 2010 celebrate their move to the next level. St. Alderson. but it has a number of good elements upon which we can build. See page 8 Terence A. M. Olsen.. in the Fall 2009 issue of Grand Rounds we failed to ackowledge the merger of the neurology and psychiatry departments. Dr. Alderson. With these new programs. (’03) with a group of orphans at the guest house where she stayed during her medical mission to Haiti. Alderson.D.000-square-foot building behind the School of Nursing that previously housed an orthopedic clinic.D.. SLU purchased from Tenet a 15. M. Edward J. M. research and diversity missions to the principles of health care reform. Paletta. It isn’t perfect. M. Grand Rounds is mailed to alumni and friends of the School of Medicine. several years ago Doisy College started a program on Interprofessional Education (IPE). S. executive director of the University Medical Group. A new clinic offers health care and hope to the Latino community. back cover Robert Flood.. M. In December.D. to renovate and expand this building to include excellent modern classrooms and a new standard patient simulation facility.D. | page 14 Two of the world’s most respected geriatric researchers attack Alzheimer’s disease.D. | page 18 No Fear of Rejection Poised for Discovery Vital Signs | page 2 page 22 Alumni Pulse | In Memoriam Correction: In the Q&A with Kate Becker. Dean | Saint Louis University School of Medicine Vice President | Health Sciences For more information about the magazine or to submit story suggestions. Christian E. These new faculty members will help us adapt important aspects of our clinical. The 2007 merger was made to recognize the shared mission of understanding the nervous system and human behavior in the context of disease. Swartwout was one of several SOM alumni and faculty members who traveled to Haiti to take care of the injured following the magnitude 7 quake on Jan. Dr. Dr. 12. Saint Louis University All rights reserved Photo CrEditS ContriButorS Spring 2010 GrandRounds Vol. 14-19.. I hope you’ll have a chance to visit soon and share in the excitement. Tim Rice. Plans are moving forward with strong support from University President Lawrence Biondi. Tom Burroughs and his team will be excellent resources in what health care reform defines as comparative effectiveness research. Grand Rounds is published biannually by Saint Louis University Medical Center Development and Alumni Relations. M. New abdominal transplant chief sets her goals. Michael Railey returned to SLU in January to lead our program in Multicultural Affairs. MO 63104-1028 GrAnd roundS EditoriAL BoArd On the cover A close-up (full image printed here) of Leah Swartwout. M. CRUDEM Foundation and New City Fellowship Church | cover.d. Louis. Grand Blvd. IPE will be located in the exciting new interprofessional education building at the Medical Center that we have acquired. 8 No. Joiner.D. 1 Saint Louis University School of Medicine Philip o.. our new leaders and the challenges of health care reform. ’67 Thomas J. please contact 314 | 977-8335 or grandrounds@slu. 1.From the Dean | We now have a health care reform law.D. Philip O. This building will be described in further detail in the next issue of Grand Rounds. In M. this is a busy and productive time at SLU.. Living the Mission | page 24 page 18 Armand Brodeur. Dr. 12.D.J.D. | page 20 standing outside the Doisy Research Center page 2 . degree-granting unit at the Medical Center. Dean | Saint Louis University School of Medicine Vice President | Health Sciences Schwitalla Hall M268 1402 S. | page 6 Casa de Salud Answering the Call | page 8 SOM faculty and alumni head to Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. M. treated children with heart and humor. M.. The IPE program is being expanded to develop the type of collaborative care education that will align our students with the health reform era. ’79 CoordinAtor And writEr Marie Dilg | SW ’94 dESiGnEr Dana Hinterleitner Laura Geiser | A&S ’90 | Grad ’92 Nancy Solomon Carrie Bebermeyer | Grad ’06 Sara Savat | Grad ’04 David Chilenski | Cook ’98 | Grad ’10 Steve Dolan | 2-7. The new law is likely to lead to many changes in the way American health care is delivered clinically with related changes in medical education and research. M. Enrico Di Cera joined SLU from Washington University in January and leads our Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Betsy Tuttle-Newhall joined SLU from Duke last September and leads our Abdominal Transplantation Program.

who most recently was director of research and medical services for the St. a synthetic man-made drug similar to cannabis. is leading the research associated with the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium. had been affiliated with SLU’s department of family and community medicine for 14 years. Louis. “I’m thrilled such a distinguished scientist will lead the department through the next decade. where he was the Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. Child and Family Health Coalition of Metropolitan St. Railey. The study will compare two preparations of IMVAMUNE®.” Up to 240 volunteers are being recruited for the research study. Studying a highrisk breast cancer population where bitter melon is taken as a dietary product will be an important area of future research. is growing in popularity because it is legal. Sly and others have brought to SLU. Enrico Di Cera. He connects so well with medical students and will be an asset to the University. may be responsible for the hallucinations. These toxic chemicals are neither natural nor safe. Anthony Scalzo. In the meantime. children with primary immunodeficiency diseases. human trials could follow. Researching Ways to Administer an Investigational Smallpox Vaccine The study also will compare the body’s immune response when IMVAMUNE® is given subcutaneously and intradermally. Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association. Scalzo said the symptoms. M. seizures.D. the University of Iowa. However. Emory University and Group Health Cooperative/Seattle. Louis Academy of Family Physicians from 1998 to 2002 and is the treasurer of the Mound City Medical Society. conducted at five study centers across the nation.D. this is the first report describing the effect of bitter melon extract on cancer cells. which is highly contagious and potentially lethal. Ray said. All of these teens had smoked a dangerous.” Ray said. Di Cera says he plans to emphasize and build on the strengths of the department. Gainesville. is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.. the question is worth studying. He served as a member of the board of directors of the St.D. “Cancer prevention by the use of naturally occurring dietary substances is considered a practical approach to reduce the ever-increasing incidence of cancer. The group’s initial project will be to screen newborns in the Navajo Indian population for SCID. The research.D. The group also will conduct clinical trials to improve care for extract from a vegetable that is common in India and China shows promise in triggering a chain of events that kills breast cancer cells and prevents them from multiplying.D. in 1980. He foresees the department becoming a leader in structural enzymology and the molecular origins of disease. she said. professor of pediatric allergy and immunology. is to test bitter melon extract in an animal model to see if it plays a role in delaying the growth or killing of breast cancer cells. she says.. The next step. She cautioned against seeing bitter melon extract as a miracle cure for breast cancer. St. If those results are positive. in some cases. Ed. M. said she was surprised that the extract from the bitter melon she cooks in stir-fry dishes inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells. He also had been preceptor to family medicine residents in training from 1992 to 2006.. In addition. “Typically less vaccine is needed to make an immune response when it is given intradermally.” said Scalzo. concern continues about the clandestine use of smallpox as Frey a weapon of bioterrorism.. also known as “spice. M. Railey. M.” has been sold since 2006 as incense or potpourri.” Ray said. Her research was published in the March 1 edition of Cancer Research. This NIHfunded project was created to examine the best treatment options for several primary immunodeficiency diseases. “The United States government is making efforts to improve its ability to protect citizens in case of a possible bioterrorist attack. which Scalzo supports. Michael T. Di Cera follows in the footsteps of department icons such as Sly. function and regulation of thrombin and how this enzyme promotes or prevents blood clots. Di Cera will lead the department of biochemistry and molecular biology to great future success and add to the luster that Dr. Di Cera comes to SLU from Washington University in St. M.. and brings to SLU a strong background in the basic sciences and translational research.” Ray said. He has extensively studied the structure. “I think K2 is likely a bigger problem than we’re aware of at this time.. K2. ‘Fake Pot’ Can Cause Seizures In one month’s time. assistant professor from 1996 to 2001. Doisy Professor and chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the School of Medicine. Bitter melon extract is commonly used as a homeopathic medicine to treat diabetes in China and India. The program is funded with the aim of providing early and precise diagnosis for people who may have primary immunodeficiency diseases.D. and women there still get breast cancer. Ratna Ray. M. The powder is combined with a liquid before it is given as a shot. vomiting and. Louis County Department of Health. Louis and the St. during which time he was faculty adviser for students. We have shown that bitter melon extract significantly induced death in breast cancer cells and decreased their growth and spread. elevated heart rate and blood pressure. including severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Alderson. dangerously elevated blood pressure. “If we find that giving the vaccine intradermally is safe and prompts an immune response that is as strong as when the vaccine is given subcutaneously. “K2 use is not limited to the Midwest. and Robert Olson. and is available to purchase on the Internet.” said Marilyn Maxwell. M.D. Railey is a member of the board of directors of the Maternal.D. and three books. Ray conducted her research using human breast cancer cells in vitro. tremors and seizures. professor of toxicology. pale skin and vomiting suggest that K2 is affecting the cardiovascular system of users. which is comparable in cost to marijuana. professor in the department of pathology and lead researcher. anxiety or confusion due to hallucinations. While JWH 018. saw nearly 30 cases involving teenagers who were experiencing hallucinations. founder of the department. He served as director of medical education for family and community medicine from 1996 to 2004. He is the author of more than 180 peer-reviewed and invited articles.” Railey served as an associate professor of community and family medicine from 2001 to 2006. potentially lifethreatening hallucinations and.” Legislators in Missouri are considering a proposed ban of K2. “Bitter melon is common in China and India. It sells for approximately $30 to $40 per 3-gram bag.D. Sly. M.” Frey said. pale appearance. Knutsen Leads Immunodeficiency Research Project Alan Knutsen. “Our result was encouraging. such as fast heart beat. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chair Named Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs Appointed A former member of the School of Medicine family is returning as associate dean for multicultural affairs. M.D. who has served as chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology since 1984 and will remain a professor in the department. “To our knowledge. also will be an associate professor of family and community medicine.” said Philip O. 3 Grand Rounds Saint Louis University School of Medicine . Louis. yet legal substance known as K2 or “fake weed.. has been named the Alice A. Knutsen will lead the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center that has been established at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Dr. the University of Maryland. causing severe. purported to give a high similar to marijuana and believed to be natural and therefore safe. which is stored as both a liquid and a powder. an unregulated mixture of dried herbs. Railey fills the vacancy created by the June departure of George Rausch. Di Cera is an expert in molecular enzymology and allostery.di Cera railey VitalSigns Scientists at SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development are leading an NIH-funded study to evaluate the most effective way to administer an investigational vaccine for smallpox.” said William S. we potentially could protect more people with the same amount of vaccine. The world was declared free of smallpox. It also is believed to affect the central nervous system. principal investigator and professor of infectious diseases. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) and chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). he says that parents should be on the lookout for warning signs such as agitation. While it’s too early to know for sure whether bitter melon extract will help breast cancer patients. “He knows the SLU community because he was part of it for so many years. Doisy. in some cases. who also directs the Missouri Regional Poison Control Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. M. “I have every confidence that Dr. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his internship and residency in community and family medicine at the University of Florida. but it is sprayed with a potent psychotropic drug and likely contaminated with an unknown toxic substance that is causing many adverse effects.. dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for health sciences.” said Sharon Frey.” Bitter Melon Extract Attacks Breast Cancer Cells The Ray said she decided to study the impact of bitter melon extract on breast cancer cells because research by others has shown the substance lowers blood sugar and cholesterol ray levels.D. which will be conducted at SLU. part of the National Institutes of Health. an investigational smallpox vaccine made by Bavarian Nordic.” Scalzo said.D. Nobel laureate Edward A. Railey is the perfect fit for this job and will be able to take off running..” Scalzo said that K2. while reaching out to researchers across campus to establish new collaborations and interactions. and assistant clinical professor from 1992 to 1996. “K2 may be a mixture of herbal and spice plant products. Scalzo suspects that there is another unknown toxic chemical being sprayed on K2. “Dr. Ph. severe agitation. reports of its use are cropping up all over the country. Doisy.

“These are people who have expertise in moving scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic. including people who live in the developing world. your life in medicine will become difficult.” Tait said.D. more than a half-million women around the world die needlessly during childbirth or because of complications during their pregnancies. It is as valuable as yours. 2) If you enter into medicine with the anticipation or expectation of wealth. representing a significant loss for the region. Change will come. a decision that will displace approximately 600 pharmaceutical scientists. “As Father Biondi has indicated. Keep that intention. A SLUCare obstetrician. but we can control how we respond. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association and Coalition of Plant and Life Scientists. In an era of decreasing reimbursement. In These Uncertain Times You must do what you love to do. a major priority of the St. all you have to decide is whether you want to become a doctor. This learning process can sometimes be overwhelming. e-mail mdalumni@slu. the center dovetails with SLU’s Jesuit mission of service to others because it focuses on improving the health of those most in need. open your mind. ’82 | St. Catherine E. but couple it with reality. called the Center for World Health and Medicine. M. It is because you love it and can’t imagine doing anything else. 3) Don’t listen to anyone older than yourself talk about the good old days of medicine. 4) Respect your patient’s “Dialogue with the Dean” is a regular e-mail message sent from the dean to alumni. it is consistent with recent initiatives under consideration by the State of Missouri aimed at providing support for research endeavors with the potential to spawn business development. Louis region. Artal is director of obstetrics and gynecology for SSM St. M. 5) Never lie to your patients or hedge the truth. Jesuit mission.” chair of the department of obstetrics. Study hard. On the contrary.” added Raymond Tait. William M. The U.D. Fogarty. Eventually. “The new research initiative.” Artal said. and you will always be disappointed no matter how much you make. If you have no passion for the specialty chosen. I still can’t wait to get up in the morning to get to work. you will be disappointed and unhappy. ’69 | Dallas { are some of their responses: { { 1) There is only one way you can go through the rigors of training. “To that end. “While it is too early to assess the impact of this initiative.6 million babies die annually during their first month of life. M. You go into medical school thinking you can save the world and have every intention of doing so much good for so many people. the scientists in the center are expected to bring unique skills that can yield synergies with research strengths already present at the University. In addition.. Louis Look at all of the fields of medicine and choose the one that is of greatest interest to you. Beal.” said University President Lawrence Biondi. ’95 | Kirkwood. gynecology and women’s health. Mary’s Health Center. asked alumni what advice they would give today’s medical students in these turbulent the paperwork. Enjoy the journey. Is there a fundamental right to health care? Who should have access to care? What role should the federal government play? All are questions policymakers seek to answer as they reshape the system. The center is part of a regional push to keep scientific talent in the area. then you will be content and satisfied.. If it is your life’s calling. We do not know what that will be. M. usually one at a time. Artal is one of four medical experts from the United States to serve on IMPAC. You will live and practice in your own good old days. SLU’s vice president for research. . but the University’s commitment to pursue initiatives that are consistent with our Catholic. You will only pass this way once. OB-GYN Chair Selected for WHO Panel Raul Artal. Maintain a life outside of medicine. IMPAC represents more than 50 counties and offers technical guidance to the World Health Organization on pregnancy.S. M. I graduated from the SOM in 1969. ultimately. we. let alone save for your future. ’97 | Cincinnati Plan to be a good doctor — whatever the circumstances. These interests will make you a better human being and a better physician. Paul Busse. not something to dread. “Each year. the new research center will hire about a dozen ex-Pfizer scientists. They also demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit. There comes a huge awakening to reality once you finish residency regarding how you will survive in a business that has an increasing number of patients and decreasing revenues. which means it will provide you and your family with an income that must be managed wisely. has been selected to serve on a World Health Organization (WHO) panel that recommends ways to make pregnancy safer for women throughout the world. M. Best of luck in your endeavors. Michael J.J. for the countries of the developing world. If you want money and prestige.. It provides alumni with an opportunity to share their comments about current health care initiatives and/or topics related to the School of Medicine.D. Louis You can find more responses from alumni at medschool. That is OK. if you are excited by the work you are doing. If you are not receiving Dialogue with the Dean.D. Artal Artal is internationally recognized for his expertise in high-risk pregnancies. it is not work.D. Alderson. Maybe you will change your mind.slu. health care system is facing major changes that will challenge the traditional role of physicians and the relationship between doctor and patient.D. members of the Class of 2010 will walk across the stage at Chaifetz Arena and into a world of uncertainty. M.” Members of IMPAC will collaborate online to update and develop the best practices for pregnancy. to learn new things and to help discover new things. School of Medicine Dean Philip O.D. M. Willing. you will find it increasingly more difficult to achieve the lifestyle once enjoyed by the profession as more patients need to be seen just to pay the bills. Medicine is a noble profession but at the same time serves as a career for those who choose it.D.} During precommencement ceremonies in May. no matter how dire the news. Grand Rounds Saint Louis University School of Medicine { { Do not go into medicine for money or prestige. ’60 | St. Louis.” Pfizer decided last year to refocus and consolidate its research efforts. you will choose a field that you feel is both challenging and rewarding. such as childhood diarrhea. “I fully expect that the impact will be positive for the University. Heidi M. Ph. Louis Please learn as much as possible about our health care delivery system while in medical school. O’Brien Jr. Politics and reform will always be there.” New Research Center to Target Drug Discovery Saint Louis Initially.” Finally. and every day is an opportunity. skills in sports or hobbies. Then. “Our decision reflects not only SLU’s commitment to keep talented and productive scientists in St.” Tait said. Here VitalSigns { 5 University is launching a new research center that will be staffed by ex-Pfizer scientists to target medical problems that are common in the developing world. S. postpartum and newborn care. and the physical and psychological demands of being a physician. Sallee. childbirth. Learn as much as you can about fiscal responsibility now because the debt that you will be saddled with will not go away quickly or painlessly. is another demonstration of SLU’s investment in the region. a 93-person WHO panel that will review and update the standards of pregnancy care worldwide. it also represents an opportunity to add a cohort of highly skilled scientists dedicated to research in areas consonant with the University mission. Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Learn as much about each field as you can. It is not necessary to neglect your family in order to be a good physician. the center will initially focus on medical conditions associated with high mortality in developing world countries. who are expected to start working at SLU in July. In addition.” Tait said. more than 3. Tait added. Make your family first in importance as you serve your patients. In the January installment of the School of Medicine’s “Dialogue with the Dean” e-mail message. the region and. enjoy school and look forward to helping your fellow man. You. such as the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act. “Of course we wanted to find a home for them. If you go into medicine to help people. Keep or develop an interest in the arts. as well as other unmet medical needs. Before you enter medical school. Being a doctor is still the best profession a person could ever wish to join.. you will maintain your love of medicine and best serve your patients.D. ’82 | St. Mo. the endless task of continuing education. have no control over what will come in the future. John C. Make wise financial choices but always stay focused on what is most important in your career — the patient — and you will never go wrong. pick another field — not because a comfortable economic lifestyle is not possible but because it is the wrong endpoint. “While this event represents a major challenge for the St. where health care is lagging. “Most of these deaths — 98 percent — occur in developing countries and could be prevented if women received the quality prenatal treatment and care during childbirth.

Casa hopes to develop a range of programming that could include financial and health literacy to physical fitness and English classes. “This approach will improve access and quality of care.New clinic offers health care and hope to the Latino community.” Making Connections The many doctors and volunteers offering their services at Casa de Salud are finding more than just a new clinic — they are finding a different philosophy from La Clinica. 6 Grand Rounds 7 . M. “Our ultimate goal is to build a community center... and his wife.H. who. center | Members of the School of Medicine’s Casa Student Interest Committee: First-yearstudent Laketa Entzminger. physical therapy and occupational therapy — volunteer and work on interprofessional teams to serve patients. Casa staff members are meeting with staff from health care providers throughout the metro area to exchange information about services and requirements.D. but if a screening indicates a patient has hypertension. dean of the School of Medicine..000 to 12.” said Entzminger. Casa’ clinical director at 314-762-1251. Casa also would like to create a referral center to connect immigrants to services such as banks and schools. “Connecting our patients to the larger community is key to our mission. “Because Latinos are such a small percentage of the population in St. a referral will be made to a health care institution where the patient can receive a continuity of care not possible with a volunteer physician base. who had been a volunteer at La Clinica for seven months. right | The clinic waiting and conference area.” said Philip O. administrative director of Casa. chairman of the department of family and community medicine.. left | Only about 3. It celebrated its grand opening on April 16. a small lab. but at the clinic it was just about you and the patients. Entzminger and others involved with the clinic knew the needs of the Latino community did not. Where would these patients go now? Safety net providers absorbed as many of these patients as they could.. Entzminger. S. family and community medicine. but it will be a challenge. consultation rooms and office space.” said Mary Ann Lavin. another clinic that served a largely Hispanic population. nutrition and dietetics. We’ll offer health care to start and let the community tell us where to go next. A colorful mural covers the walls of the reception area. contact Mary Ann Lavin. and Entzminger was out of a volunteer opportunity that reinforced her reasons for applying to medical school.. “I also felt I was making a difference there.” Although the money went away. F irst-year medical student Laketa A. A. asked what SLU could do to help. Casa de Salud provides episodic care and partners with the patients to facilitate their entrance into the larger health care system. Entzminger was heartbroken last April as she packed up the pharmacy at La Clinica in south St. the navigator and patient will go over intake forms and procedures from that agency beforehand. but other patients — limited by their lack of understanding or comfort with the health care system — would be without services. along with other SLU student volunteers and Mary Ann Cook. Sc. Casa will provide its patients with basic health care and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. associate professor in the School of Nursing and Casa’s director of clinical services. a Saint Louis University trustee. Schneider helped create Casa’s structure. “This initiative fulfills our mission of reaching out to help a seldom or never-served portion of our community. M. dozens of undergraduate and graduate volunteers from Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Casa is housed in an old auto parts shop bought by the University and previously used for storage.N. “It also provides students in various disciplines an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and to learn to build bridges between health care professions. our universities and community-minded supporting organizations work together. especially those specializing in internal and family medicine.” Case de Salud is in need of more physician volunteers. clinical laboratory science. which would increase pressure on an already strained system. Casa is staffed by five paid employees.S. without hesitation. You can get overwhelmed by all the facts you have to absorb in medical school. director of La Clinica’s board. Students such as Entzminger. Jill Zaveri.” said Stephanie O’Donnell. taking a more holistic approach to health and wellness.d.P.D.P.” Biondi said. second-year-students Andrew Leinweber..D. for example. The navigator may even escort the patient on the initial visit. the blood pressure will be treated. vice president for health sciences and a member of Casa’s board of directors. We simply want to connect our patients to existing resources.J. ryan Mcdowell and Stephanie Jackson.” A Warm Handoff “We do not want to duplicate services that are already out there. Students from nearly all schools and programs at SLU’s Medical Center — nursing. They went to University President Lawrence Biondi. F. “We like to think of this as a warm hand off. second-year-student david wilson. Whereas La Clinica was a medical home to its patients by providing comprehensive health care to all ages. The University converted about half of the 6. M. But the clinic was out of funds. co-chair of the School of Medicine’s Casa de Salud student interest committee. Louis. “I enjoyed being exposed to a culture other than my own.000 patients annually.R. Casa health care services are geared primarily toward adults. two medical exam rooms. Low Rent—High Expectation Ensuing discussions led to the creation of Casa de Salud (House of Health). Between the two centers. Because federally funded clinics have a great capacity to serve prenatal women and children. a new clinic that opened in January on the southwest corner of Compton and Chouteau avenues. “Casa de Salud shows what great things St.N. serves on its board of directors and is overseeing the development of Casa de Salud’s new programs. Accion Social Comunitaria.. professor and chairman of the department of To build that infrastructure.” said F. Maxine Clark. R. Exam rooms are supersized to accommodate Latino patients who customarily bring their families along on doctor visits. In addition to basic medical services. Louis. and volunteer physicians from both SLU and Wash U..D.” Stephanie o’donnell | Administrative Director of Casa Casa’s target population also differs from La Clinica’s.000 square feet of the 6.N.” O’Donnell said. Sc.000 square foot building have been renovated thus far.. also shut its doors last year.P. M. We have to build that infrastructure in order to make the referral process effective. The University rents the facility to Casa for a dollar a year and is the clinic’s founding and sustaining sponsor. For information. serve as navigators who follow patients from the minute they walk in the door. Louis can accomplish when leaders like Bob Fox. Casa also hopes to smooth the way with a navigator system. volunteer physicians treated 10. A. Health care providers predicted these patients eventually would show up in emergency rooms and/or become chronically ill. who had donated generously to La Clinica. Louis. took their concerns to Bob Fox.R. For more than a decade the clinic provided lowcost health care to members of the Hispanic community who were either uninsured or underinsured. Patients can get physicals or flu shots. R.N. david Schneider. Alderson.. In addition to La Clinica. When the patient is referred elsewhere. there is no infrastructure in place to assist them. “But we don’t want to come in at this point and tell the community what it needs. The facility includes meeting space. David Schneider.000-square-foot building into a health care center where natural light overpowers the artificial.

medication. spends her limited downtime playing with one of the boys from the orphanage. M. They gathered supplies. Here are some of the stories and images they brought home. associate professor of pediatrics » answering the call Less than a day after the earthquake hit Haiti in mid-January. women and children with crushed limbs.D. Men. 2 Keri Johnson.. only time to act. poses with a group of boys from the orphanage next to the guest house where he stayed. M. PALEttA 1 Physicians triage a patient brought to the door of Hôpital Sacré-Coeur. Others found hope in the most unexpected places.2 Flood Robert Flood. But still. “The strength the Haitians displayed will touch me forever. health care professionals at Saint Louis University’s Medical Center began mobilizing. (’00). 8 1 Paletta 1 Flood . 1 RICE and director of pediatric emergency medicine at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and pediatric transport nurse Mary Laffey. 2 A Haitian girl smiles in the midst of the chaos. mangled extremities and open wounds who could not get in immediately waited patiently outside on dirty blankets.D. a town about six hours from Port-au-Prince.D. The 74-bed hospital swelled to a 300-bed hospital as a steady stream of injured patients arrived by road and helicopter from the capital city. M. food and funds. FLOOD 1 A Haitian toddler waits his turn to see one of the doctors at Hôpital SacréCoeur.. Flood said there was no time to think.” FLOOD 2 RICE RiCE 1 Tim Rice. some were not prepared for what they saw when they arrived. were part of a team that left for Haiti in January to care for the injured at Hôpital Sacré-Coeur in Milot.

which Theodore J. who had never been on a medical mission before. A day after Flood returned. Grand Rounds 11 more medschool.. going from room to room closing wounds and amputating limbs that couldn’t be saved. a cartographer for the United Nations. The orphanage normally cares for 200 children but the number swelled to 300 after the quake. M. Now thousands of physicians and volunteers. 1 RICE . many from SLU. M. Like Flood. (’00) and Jessica The School of Medicine has a special connection to Hôpital Sacré-Coeur. a small city about four hours south of Port-au-Prince. M. associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine. He was motivated by the opportunity to use his skills where they were so desperately needed and by the fact that his daughter. led a team of physicians — many of them School of Medicine alumni — to Les Cayes. It is operated by the CRUDEM Foundation. Paletta.3 Paletta PALEttA RiCE 1 A Haitian boy strikes a pose in the middle of the rubble. Dubuque began volunteering as a surgeon in Milot in 1986 and over the years helped transform the eight-bed clinic into a full Aviation and Technology and a licensed pilot.” PALEttA 3 RICE Tim Rice. M. Dubuque Jr. Paletta. He worked 12-hour days. 2 A team of physicians prepare to help a Haitian girl with severe leg injuries.. They are the real heroes.slu. 2 Fourth-year medical student. 3 Keri Johnson. Louis church. The chaos in the immediate aftermath of the quake had fallen off. M. (’00) read through cards made for the orphans by children from their St. but thousands who survived were left with gaping. Marie Miller.D. spend time at the hospital each year.D. They needed plastic surgeons badly. took time away from studies to join Rice’s team. to fail to respond when asked would be unconscionable. 1 Paletta “I may have led the mission. also took time off school to fly medical supplies to Haiti. New City Fellowship. received a call in the middle of the night from a physician-friend who was volunteering in Haiti.” RiCE Christian E. a fourth-year medical student. agreed to go in February. Paletta worked in Milot out of Hôpital Sacré-Coeur. (’52) once led. Marie Miller comforts an abandoned child with cerebral palsy at the orphanage. Diana. 3 The injured were rushed by helicopter and trucks to Hôpital Sacré-Coeur. 2 RICE » 1 A Haitian orphan with sickle cell anemia is seen by Rice’s team during the team’s stay in Las Cayes. “Haiti’s earthquake clearly is the biggest natural disaster of our lifetime.D. professor of surgery and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2 Paletta For more information about Hôpital Sacré-Coeur.D. Rice’s team worked out of Immaculate Conception Hospital and stayed in a building next to a Haitian orphanage. a junior at SLU’s Parks College of Engineering. go to crudem. but it was my colleagues back home who stepped up and covered my responsibilities that made the mission possible. infected wounds that needed closure. Rice’s daughter. was in Haiti to map the terrain for proposed refugee camps.

“He put himself through college by doing magic.” Dr. an alumnus and an associate professor of radiology at the School of Medicine for 17 years.D.m. He used that talent and skill in treating his patients and distracting them from medical procedures. Markivee found time for his hobby – the harmonica. M. 1923-2010 Vernon W. 1922-2009 Armand E.. Markivee. Ph. Fischer first came to the University in 1956 as a medical laboratory technician in the department of pathology. Brodeur used razzle-dazzle to charm frightened children who were having X-rays. Fischer graduated with a master’s degree in 1969. who was president of Cardinal Glennon when Dr.. senior associate dean of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. M. a loyal faculty member in the School of Medicine and a trusted colleague. who called him “the gentle wizard.D. died March 20.” Ries said. professor emeritus of surgery. 12 Grand Rounds 13 . M. Dr.D. He was 67. “He was an excellent radiologist and always wanted to teach. Dr. He served as director of radiology at Cardinal Glennon for 32 years and was chairman of the department of radiology at SLU from 1975-78 and department vice chairman and director of radiology at Cardinal Glennon until 1988.. “Doctor to Doctor. As a radiologist. one of those patriarchs who had a dramatic impact on the lives of many during the last 50 years.” by Nancy Solomon ARMAND E. BRODEUR.. Dr. M. M A R K I V E E. His efforts received national coverage in outlets including Reader’s Digest and Time magazine. and gained his full professorship in radiology in 1988 and in pediatrics and adolescent medicine in 1992.D. PH. professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and a Cardinal Glennon pediatrician. Markivee was a clinical assistant professor of radiology at Rush Medical School in Chicago. Brodeur appeared on The David Letterman Show and was interviewed by Charles Kuralt.D. M. That year he also was appointed chief of surgery at St. Dr.D. A magician since high school and a member of the Society of American Magicians. Brodeur a gifted teacher who started his day at 4:30 or 5 a. Fischer. Keltner was a line officer in the navy during the Korean War. R A Y M O N D M.” Dr. M. D. D. “He was a very persuasive force in recruiting radiologists to Saint Louis University and did much to mentor them throughout their careers. died in February at the age of 82.” said Christian Paletta.” said Daniel Tolbert. A professor emeritus of both radiology and of pediatrics. Graviss performed interventional procedures on children.. 1927-2010 Carroll R. Ph. Brodeur was chairman of radiology and on the radiology staff from 1988 to 2004 at Shriner’s Hospital in St. He was one of a kind. a pediatric radiologist at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and professor of radiology and pediatrics at the School of Medicine. “A generation of surgeons was taught by chiefs of surgery like Dr.. Dr. Dr.D.” said Robert Heaney. a founding father of pediatric radiology at Saint Louis University and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. where he served until its closing in 1985. V E R N O N W. D. Keltner. He joined SLU as an assistant professor of radiology in 1976..” Wolverson said. Dr. “To stand tall in pediatrics. which helped them avoid larger surgeries. he decided to pursue a lifelong wish to become a teacher and started his graduate studies in the pathology department. Keltner first came to SLU in 1968 as an assistant professor of surgery. E D W A R D R. Even with all of his professional commitments. professor and chair of radiology at Saint Louis University. Louis. when he became professor emeritus. In 1967. said Dr. Fischer will be remembered as a dedicated educator.Columbia and Truman VA Hospital and chief of the radiology service at Truman VA Hospital. Louis City Hospital.. Dr. and subsequently joined the department of anatomy and neurobiology where he served as a full-time faculty member until 1992 and a professor emeritus until 2002. He was a real role model.. called Dr. He was 86. where he was chairman of the radiology department. M. Dr. He did his best to make the radiology department at Cardinal Glennon child-friendly. M. you have to do it on your knees. Dr. Brodeur mixed a hefty dose of showmanship with the practice of pediatric medicine. Brodeur was director of radiology. neurobiology and pathology. He wore cartoon-covered lab coats and decorated Glennon’s radiology suites so children could imagine they were entering a space ship or cartoon world. Graviss was a member of the SOM faculty for 32 years and directed the department of diagnostic imaging at Cardinal Glennon from 1988 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2006.. Brodeur came to Saint Louis University as a medical school student in 1945 and was part of the Saint Louis University/Cardinal Glennon family for about 40 years. Brodeur built a second career as a media doctor who hosted his own medical show.” Doug Ries. eager to regale guests with magic tricks. died in April after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 80. died in February from an illness stemming from a stroke. Before joining the University.D. Brodeur.D. lived by his words. Brodeur was 87 years old when he died in December.. after suffering a stroke on March 15. Brodeur was the author of two radiology textbooks and frequently wrote and lectured on diagnosing child abuse.” Dr. “Dr. Keltner’s research included studying improved techniques for cardiopulmonary bypass and kidney transplants.. He loved to dress up and would wear Star Wars and Snoopy outfits to put kids at ease. 1942-2010 Edward Richard Graviss.. D.” Dr.. “It’s from the chiefs of surgery where you learn the most. Brodeur as a resident at SLU more than 30 years ago. Dr. He also developed techniques to reduce X-ray exposure of children to avoid injury to growing tissues. M. “He is responsible for me being here. He was acting director of the nuclear medicine section of the University of Missouri .” An avid auto racer. F I S C H E R. He was the “life and soul” of the party. C A R R O L L R. Keltner. He was also a Korean War veteran.” Dennis O’Connor. and obtained a secondary appointment in pediatrics in 1977. by checking the work of residents. Dr. He also was on faculty at the University of Missouri Columbia. A highly skilled radiologist. 1929-2010 Raymond M. He was the hospital’s first chief of pediatric radiology and helped decide what imaging equipment to order when the hospital opened its doors in 1956. During his nearly four decades with the University. Brodeur was all too familiar with the broken bones that come from child abuse. Dr. a longtime professor of anatomy. Brodeur lit up when he was with children. professor and director of SLU’s Center for Anatomical Sciences and Education. a doctorate in 1972. “He spent a lot of time teaching the residents. Dr. Dr. G R A V I S S . who first met Dr. “He was one of those grand old men of the medical school and Cardinal Glennon. director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at SLU. D. Dr. He became an associate professor in both departments. Brodeur helped create the pediatric radiology program at Cardinal Glennon and SLU. M.. “He loved to be around kids. Brodeur founded the National Association of Physician Broadcasters and taught physicians who attended American Medical Association meetings how to work with reporters. such as inserting catheters.D. Markivee was a longtime member of the Gateway Harmonica Club. He became an associate professor in 1971 and retired in 1994.“YOU CAN DO AS MUCH WitH PENiCiLLiN AS YOU CAN WitH A SMiLE. Brodeur was quoted as saying in a 1974 Time magazine article. “When I do magic and paint halls and wear corny jackets.” O’Connor said. it’s not because I haven’t grown up.” on KMOXAM 1120 for many years and frequently served as an expert source for television and newspaper stories. said Michael Wolverson. M. Dr. K E L T N E R. M.

Her desk is covered with lopsided piles of papers. an associate professor and the primary pediatric abdominal transplant surgeon for more than 10 years. charts. take that fellowship and do what I was meant to do.. and best practices in organ donor management. GR: What happened to that plan? JtN: After I finished my residency. and I accepted a surgical critical care fellowship at the University of North Carolina. She has three pairs of shoes on the floor.. Recruiting a surgeon with Tuttle-Newhall’s experience was a major step in the plan. but I can’t find a job. my husband and I went to North Carolina. A Grand Rounds 15 .” said Bruce R. Tuttle-Newhall has had a lot on her plate since September 2009 when she became professor of surgery in the School of Medicine and chief of the abdominal transplant program at Saint Louis University Hospital. professor of internal medicine. lives. she is on the faculty of the HRSA’s Organ Donor Collaborative. I wanted to have some private life. On the wall is a framed apostolic blessing from Pope John Paul II citing Tuttle-Newhall for her compassion. “What am I going to do? My husband’s here for four years. and I didn’t want the transplant lifestyle — being up three days in a row. She has a lot on her plate. one of the things I love about pediatrics is taking green little children and turning them into pink little children. director of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. tiger print Uggs and a pair of black. There’s a yoga mat rolled up behind her chair. honoring a donor’s gift and prolonging. You can make some fairly safe assumptions about Janet E. Her policy papers cover building a modern transplant center. the current status of living donor liver transplantation and complications caused by obesity in transplant patients. M. thick-soled clogs. treatment of the multi-organ donor. She strives for harmony and focus.C. Tuttle-Newhall is the author of more than 100 papers and book chapters. All of this from a physician who initially rejected the idea of becoming a transplant surgeon.. Currently. She has a small clay urn on her bookshelf that holds the “Ashes of Problem Patients. but I was married. graphs and a flurry of sticky notes. They had a huge transplant program there. When that ended. she received the HRSA/Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for Organ Donation and Transplantation. which is equivalent to the Golden Apple Award given annually by medical students at SLU. institutional policies for the training and work environment. He was right. where he started his urology training. and the kidney and kidney-pancreas program. “Her knowledge about medical and surgical issues. On the bottom shelf is a slow cooker — empty of the chili she brought to a potluck dinner she hosted in the transplant office. the only jobs I could find were as a breast surgeon or a transplant fellow at Duke. “Betsy” Tuttle-Newhall. Health Resources and Services Administrative initiatives to improve the nation’s organ donation and transplantation services. I want to do critical care. I called my chief back in Boston and said. She encourages teamwork. GR: What made you change your mind about the transplant lifestyle? JtN: I love the difference I make in patients’ lives. Tuttle-Newhall has received six awards for patient care and teaching.S. of rejection JtN: I did my general surgery training at a few places (North Carolina Baptist Hospital.D. The school and hospital formed a transplant advisory council nearly two years ago to enhance the abdominal program. She is respected and dedicated. “Dr.D. journal articles. N. including a pair of brown. Clinical topics include malnutrition in liver transplant patients. kindness and ability to heal. abdominal transplant fellowship director. are major assets for our institution. She has been a consultant for several U. a trickling Zen water fountain on the windowsill and a small bottle of eucalyptus incense on her desk. In 2006. where she was the liver transplant director. just by perusing her office on the 11th floor of Desloge Towers. I liked the work very much.” She has a sense of humor. Bacon.” The medical school recruited Tuttle-Newhall from Duke University Medical Center in Durham. M. She favors function over fashion. For example. phone calls at all hours. West Virginia University) but finished at Harvard Medical School as a transplant resident at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. as well as transplant policy and regulations. as well as changing.fear A new chief is ready to take the abdominal transplant program to the next level. including Duke’s Davison Society Excellence In Teaching Award.” He told me to go over to Duke. and chair of the transplant advisory council. Tuttle-Newhall and I have enjoyed working together in the reorganization of both the liver transplant program.

They don’t respect me because I’m a full professor or received tenure at Duke through the ranks. transplant can work in some children practically overnight. is one of the most established programs in a phenomenal nephrology group. and if they don’t see female chief residents in surgery and female attendings and female chairmen. they get white. Tuttle-Newhall’s sister. COO. but I don’t think you should negate them because they are women. and the team was so enthusiastic — so enJtN: It’s a unique opportunity to build a transplant program.D..n. It’s always a good place to be. Bush. 112 patients received interventional nephrologists who are amazit takes to build a great center is patienttransplants: ing. Their moms will say. Anne Tuttle. (far right) | Tuttle-Newhall frequently consults with Erik Schadde. That shows the level of commitrecruiting patients and conveying your talents to referring ment we have here. No mitment. M. You’re in control. Tuttle-Newhall performed his double kidney transplant in November. A day in the Clinic | Tuttle-Newhall starts her day in the clinic going over lab results and medications with colleagues including Matthew Greulich. I went to Cardinal Glennon the homework phase now. and we’ve got that. Charles Denman. advisory council meeting this morning. Thomas. a third-year medical student on the first day of his transplant rotation. Students have a tendency. The question we face now is how to keep the improvement. their 6-year-old-son. Their skin pinks up. Newhall. What we have here at Saint Louis University and the Hospital (Dawn Anuszkiewicz. and we’ve got that. Everybody wanted to know what Our ultimate goal is to create an independent center. Women bring a different and useful perspective to surgery.Her first patient is child therapist William Randle. “The answer is in the room.” We just have to listen. transplant surgeons — including me — physicians. their 9-year-old-daughter. what does that tell them? There’s a 27 percent attrition rate for women in surgery — 20 percent in men. Tuttle-Newhall moved to St. It she is not a number. talks about the three Ts of leadership: truth. you’re with her at the most frightening time 5 kidney-pancreas Being connected to Mid-America Transof her life and are willing to support her plant Services also is a big plus. Their eyes start out yellow when they’re sick. one of the things he wanted to do was change how we fundamentally do “business” in organ donation and transplantation. There aren’t many females in administrative positions. and one of the forum’s leaders. “Look! He has pink cheeks!” It’s really cool. but we have the institutional comfor surgery and needed some equipment from the hospital. GR: You’ve written about the steps needed to build a modern transplant JtN: The first thing it takes is institutional vision and commitment. the increase. but we’ve reached a plateau. or I should say as many as there should be. and that’s what I intend to do. We’ll be Also. and I ask my colleagues for advice. I think surgery will suffer if some of the issues women face are not resolved appropriately. You can concentrate on what you love to do. he brought everybody into the same room in 2003 and 2004: organ procurement people. and that’s the hardest piece. How does the program at SLU fare? on patient safety. In 2009. it takes a team of dedicated personnel. this is a program with a great making that happen. They respect me because I say what I mean and mean what I say. though. They sent it through the tunnel. probably the most important thing the region. You want a pahelping us strategically plan treatment. When Tommy Thompson was secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Louis with her husband. and Kate Becker. That’s a big if. but I believe women lead by sharing power and information. During the last five years we’ve had a 25 percent increase in the number of organs available to us. You can’t transplant if people don’t donate. trust and teamwork. I wasn’t used to that. I know this will sound stereotypical. and the The other element needed for a modern transplant program dean was there as well as the CEO and COO of Saint Louis is an aggressive clinical style. Half of all medical school students are women. M. You have to be aggressive about University Hospital/Tenet. If this keeps up there’s going to be a crisis when we retire. ergetic. 16 Grand Rounds 17 . but we never stop looking for the answer. The people here are outstanding. physicians and referring facilities. Next. the program earned a silver Medal of Honor for Organ Donation from the Health Resources and Services Administration.. nurse coordinators and adminishepatology departments in the country and trators. patients on the waiting list. I also love teaching. I keep those in mind as I try to figure out my style. GR: You’ve served on several HRSA and United Network of Organ Sharing committees to help improve organ donation and transplantation. What is being done to make sure the most organs are doing the most good? JtN: We know that with the number of people who die in the United States each day and are eligible to be donors we could transplant the list appropriately — if we could get consent from patients and families. It was probably the first time donor families had a seat at the table for a national discussion about transplant. It’s supported by one of the best Abdominal Organ transplant Program surgeons. recipients. the first double kidney transplant in the program’s history. They make you sit up and read the journals and defend your position. and Joan Feise. but to be honest with you. We have And. We’re in I needed and how they could help. to keep you honest. JtN: I take that responsibility seriously. The phone doesn’t ring. management style? The program was the first in Missouri to perform kidney-pancreas transplants and was the first in the state to use laparoscopic surgery to transplant kidneys. r. You want her to know means better outcomes for patients. CEO of the University Medical Group) is unusual and refreshing. Dr. Elizabeth Grace. 33 liver one of the best-performing organ procureGR: How would you describe your 8 liver-kidney ment agencies in the country. CEO. You can’t just pick up the phone and call 20 women because they’re not there. I think women are apt to utilize a team approach. and almost immediately after transplantation. In the south you can’t find a female in hospital leadership. I have a great team of Saint Louis University Hospital’s tradition. I went to a transplant problem. donor families. They have family as well. The effort was effective. As we say in the collaborative. who is a nurse at SLU Hospital.. I’m a member of the Association of Women in Surgery. going. JtN: Evolving. for example. A majority of patients who undergo laparoscopic transplants are hospitalized for only one day. Bottom line — I don’t think you have to promote women in surgery just because they are women. Crystal Haynes. I’ve done some work for the National Quality Forum GR: Where do you find yourself most comfortable in your new job? JtN: I’m probably most comfortable in the operating room. an assistant professor of surgery in the division of urology. Not an easy question. The first week on the job I was in the operating room performGR: What attracted you to Saint Louis University? ing a liver transplant. It’s a difficult process. because I don’t have many role models. GR: Now that you’re a female in a leadership position. two dogs and a cat. and I was good to go. director of liver transplantation. I’ve 66 kidney (53 from cadavers tient to come through your door and know and 13 from living donors) never seen nephrologists do this before. you’ll be a role model for your students and residents. program. transplant coordinator. So. The medals are given to hospitals in which at least 75 percent of eligible donors actually donate an organ.d. They’re improving vascular access and and family-centered care. Philip M. if you’re doing it right. In 2009. but it’s still hard.

. addressing all stages of the disease. their parents are already there. they are very serious about their work. and the fight became even more personal. Many months of the year they are out of town more days than they are in. received a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for the project. “There’s a more urgent demand than ever before for prevention of and treatment for the disease.D.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project.. M... Morley’s group also has developed a screening tool for dementia — the Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) examination — that appears to be better at identifying mild cognitive problems in the elderly than the more commonly used Mini Mental Status Examination. M.” Morley said. In one study aimed at prevention. M. Alzheimer’s disease stole the memories of many of his patients and broke the hearts of their families. Morley and Grossberg are among the School of Medicine’s most welltraveled scientists.” Jung San Huang.D.. Grossberg’s research also aims to find answers for those who already have the disease. Morley.” In addition to the aging of the baby boomer population. a logical place for me to study was memory. “Baby boomers are reaching a time when they are at risk. adults are living longer.. “Development of a Novel TGF-best Antagonist for Treating Hepatic Fibrosis. Fordyce Professor Director| Division of Geriatric Psychiatry Joined SLU in 1978 director of the division of geriatric medicine. Teague. A recent study by a medical student mentored by the geriatrics division showed that exercise improves the behavior of nursing home residents who have Alzheimer’s disease. Studies are under way to further validate its ability to predict mild cognitive impairment.D.000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project. “Biochemical and Functional Studies of Sall1 in Kidney Development and TBS. received a $842. Grossberg.” Krista L.” Patrick M. will defend the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients against the damaging effects of beta amyloid. with Grossberg claiming about 6 million and Morley trying to catch up. received a $643. In a clinical trial.D. assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology. associate professor of internal medicine.” Alzheimer’s disease cases in the United States are expected to double by 2050. “When I became a geriatrician. GROSSBERG is an internationally respected psychiatrist who started the first geriatric psychiatry program in Missouri and the state’s first Alzheimer’s disease brain bank. points out that with the exception of cancer trials. made from the blood of several thousand healthy adults and containing naturally occurring human anti-amyloid antibodies. professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. While Morley and Grossberg share a sense of humor. if you ask somebody on the street. It triggers a process that prevents the overproduction of amyloid beta protein.” Writers Nancy Solomon and Carrie Bebermeyer contributed to this story. Rauchman. Grossberg is a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in developing protocols for central nervous system disorders in the elderly and is involved in a variety of basic. there are more research studies in various stages being conducted on Alzheimer’s disease than in any other area of health care.John E. making Alzheimer’s a top concern.” George Grossberg. Morley is the recipient of multiple national awards for his leadership in geriatrics and is listed in the International Who’s Who in Medicine for his research on obesity. “Reducing Geographic Disparity in Transplant Access: Clinical and Economic Impact. While researchers pin their hopes on prevention. Grossberg. “Role of Apoptotic Molecules in Herpes Stromal Keratitis. he is studying whether a supplement drink that is rich in nutrients and antioxidants can improve thinking and memory in patients who have early Alzheimer’s disease. different and promising approaches for Alzheimer’s disease patients in all stages. “This is the first time in the history of SLU’s medi- cal school that we’ve had so many new. (’75) Samuel W. male menopause and Alzheimer’s disease. Both are frequent speakers at national and international symposia. Grossberg knows that his studies matter because they will affect the people we know and love. Then his father-in-law became ill.D. Translated into at least 10 languages.” Grossberg said. Another study looks at whether gammaglobulin. Some of the work of Morley’s group focuses on the basics — nutrition and exercise. “Only when it’s overproduced do you get Alzheimer’s disease. . Both screening tools indicate to doctors when they should pursue further testing to diagnose dementia. and we need to find a cure and better treatments for this illness. “When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease.D. received a $1.S. He hopes it can help people who may be having a few “senior moments” before those issues develop into daily memory problems that affect their ability to function on a regular basis. “Developing and testing the SLUMS is one of the major contributions we’ve made.D.” Morley said.’75 run into one another in the faculty lounge they do more than discuss their research. Lentine. stopping oxidative damage to brain cells and reversing learning deficits and memory loss. which last year SLU scientists showed is central to memory in normal brains.D. they have shown that an antisense — a molecular compound — blocks messenger RNA from the genome. Grossberg examines whether a medication may hinder enzymes that form damaging beta-amyloid plaques. The antisense doesn’t totally shut down amyloid beta protein. In the end. and biochemistry and molecular biology. Ph.” Morley and the team of physicians and scientists with whom he collaborates on Alzheimer’s research are attacking the disease on many fronts.” Grossberg said. Researchers hope that. received a $697. as well as clinical research projects on dementia.” Michael I. M.” Morley said. He recently presented a session about his antisense research to a group of scientists in Stockholm. doctors know they don’t have enough options to offer to patients in middle and late phases of Alzheimer’s. Grossberg is leading six separate Alzheimer’s studies at SLU. MORLEY is an internationally known expert on aging. For John Morley. Department of Veteran Affairs hospitals and is used widely across the country. Morley said. Morley. “Exploiting Dual-TCR for Rescue of CD8 T Cell Tolerance in Adoptive Immunotherapy. The two have a playful competition over who has logged the most airline miles. An endocrinologist as well as a geriatrician. “Seeing the suffering of my wife as she cared for her father increased my determination to find a way to help people who are struggling with this terrible burden. The next step is to develop an antisense drug for testing in people. “It’s a horrible disease. In this feature.. In an animal model. assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of nephrology and SLUCOR. which is a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. “This is a disease that really affects people on a personal level.000 grant from the National Eye Institute for the project. They compare itineraries. the SLUMS now is being used as the screening tool of choice by the U. M. “When people call. More than 5 million people have Alzheimer’s disease. they may be able to delay or prevent full Alzheimer’s. 18 Grand Rounds 19 » » When John E. the chances are good that we’ll have a study they’ll fit into.. Ph. the protein that forms the core of plaques in the brain.D.D. we focus on one aspect of their internationally recognized research: Alzheimer’s disease. nutrition. in hopes of slowing the progression of the disease. associate research professor of ophthalmology. M. “I’m interested in what controls brain behavior. Ph. ‘Do you know someone with this disease?’ chances are good that they’ll know someone. Stuart. A past president of the International Psychogeriatric Association.D.” he states.000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for the project. by learning more about the early stages of the illness. Tackling Alzheimer’s on all fronts. M.” Morley said. M. We need to be able to cure it and help people function better. Dammert Professor of Gerontology | Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine | Joined SLU in 1989 Poised for Discovery G R A N T S at a Glance Ryan M..” George T. and George T.

C. Louis Children’s Hospital University of Southern California Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Mo. Duke University Medical CenterN.C. Tulane University School of Medicine-La. Stanford University Programs-Calif. Louis had nothing to do with the St. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles “i didn’t stress. D. Yale-New Haven Hospital-Conn. Fairview Hospital-Ohio OPHtHALMOLOGY Geoffrey Hill Stroger/Cook County-Chicago-Ill.” said Matthew Vasko. Fathima Kolonda Rebecca Lee timothy Havens David Horwitz Katrina Lundquist Kevin Pittinger University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Saint Louis University School of Medicine Maricopa Medical Center-Ariz. William Beaumont Hospital-Mich.” said Kamilah Halmon. it felt good!” Blair Smith Nicholas Frederickson Asal Gharib Ohio State University Medical Center ANEStHESiOLOGY Nitin Anand Rush University Medical Center-Ill. “And it was good. Johns Mercy Medical Center-Mo. James Crouch Aaron Dolle Alex Farhat University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Case Western/MetroHealth Medical Center-Ohio University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education ProgramPa. Francis Medical Center University of California Irvine Medical Center Kathryn Leonard Harold Lochner Monica Keeline EMERGENCY MEDiCiNE Kevin Donahoe Maricopa Medical Center-Ariz. Loyola University Medical Center-Ill. Boston University Medical Center Rush University Medical Center-Ill. long road to pay off.C.” Sabrina Padgett Janice Park Gretchen Oakley University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals PSYCHiAtRY Marie Miller Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Mo. Johns Mercy Medical Center-Mo. Nicholas Johnson Jordan Jurgens ORtHOPAEDiC SURGERY John Allerdice-Seddon Michael Azzam Oregon Health and Science University University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Memphis Stanford University Programs-Calif. Lackland Air Force Base-Texas St. University of California Irvine Medical Center University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Gintien Huang New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Saint Louis University School of Medicine Children’s National Medical CenterWashington. Louis Children’s Hospital William Magnuson Patrick Navolanic University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics University at Buffalo School of Medicine-N. DERMAtOLOGY Stephanie Frisch Julie Green Saint Louis University School of Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine-Denver Kenneth Bensch Mirnela Byku Saint Louis University School of Medicine Johns Hopkins Hospital-Md. FAMiLY MEDiCiNE Rachael Degurse Jessica Grimes Palmetto Health Richland-S. University of Kansas School of Medicine-Kansas City University of Chicago Medical Center Matthew Vasko George Kryder Duy Le Bradford Stevenson Christopher taylor William Beaumont Hospital-Mich. who matched in anesthesiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. Yvonne Bailey Saint Louis University School of Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine University of California Davis Medical Center OBStEtRiCS-GYNECOLOGY Kaneez Ali Tulane University School of Medicine-La. PEDiAtRiCS Erin Barker St. Lindsey Michaels Cory Miller Sanjeevkumar Patel tomas Rios Jia Shen Devin Callister ChiaJin Chiou Saint Louis University School of Medicine University of Texas Medical SchoolHouston Emory University School of Medicine-Ga. Andrew Lobonc Colby Parks Denver Health Medical Center University of California San Diego Medical Center Case Western/MetroHealth Medical Center-Ohio Nicolin Neal Kimberly Simmons Jarod Skouby Sarah Stack Amanda Kimber Madi Mikhayel University of North Carolina Hospitals University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Meghana Kunkala Justin Larson Ali Moazzam University of Texas Medical SchoolHouston Saint Louis University School of Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine-Denver University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Dallas Saint Louis University School of Medicine Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education-Minn. who matched in pediatrics at inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. University of Colorado School of Medicine-Denver University of Southern California Kimberly Johnson Nicole Karis University of Kansas School of Medicine-Kansas City University of Michigan HospitalsAnn Arbor Richard Seagrave Zachary Sisko Saint Louis University School of Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine Children’s Hospital of Orange County-Calif.Y.Y. Saint Louis University School of Medicine University of Illinois-St. GENERAL SURGERY Brigham Douglas Naval Medical Center-PortsmouthVa. Campbell Williams Northwestern McGaw/NMH/ VA-Ill. “Having my parents here was icing on the cake. Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Memphis University of California Irvine Medical Center Anand Srivastava Matthew Stotts John Yaft Lu Yue Catherine Donnellan Melissa Fernandes Christopher Gibu Kamilah Halmon Emily Harding Paul Houser University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Dallas University of Colorado School of Medicine-Denver University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Dallas Kaiser Permanente-Southern California Region University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Memphis Tufts Medical Center-Mass. timothy Gong Justin Halbe MEDiCiNE/ER MEDiCiNE Adam Nordstrom SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn-N.” Saint Louis University School of Medicine Kaiser Permanente-Southern California Region OtOLARYNGOLOGY Katherine Fernandez Matthew Marino Baylor College of Medicine-Houston University of Arkansas-Little Rock PLAStiC SURGERY Andrew Silver University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals-Las Vegas Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals University of New Mexico School of Medicine Karandev Rai Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center David Chilenski contributed to this story. Indiana University School of Medicine UIC/Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center-Ill.C. Joshua Sappington Ani Baghdassarian A Family Affair: Stephanie Do (right) opens her white envelope and shares the good news with her sister. But i got my top choice and i’m excited. Louis Children’s Hospital Wright Patterson Air Force BaseOhio Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Mass.Y. Brendan Levy Dean Nair University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics University of California Irvine Medical Center Allison Snyder Maricopa Medical Center-Ariz. it’s where i’m from. Louis Cardinals and everything to do with the School of Medicine’s Class of 2010.iNtERNAL MEDiCiNE Jennifer Atlas University of Texas Medical SchoolHouston “i was a little overwhelmed but ready for this long. St. Chad Nelson Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education-Ariz. Ankur Dave Rush University Medical Center-Ill. Kaiser Permanente-Southern California Region University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals Georgetown University HospitalWashington. who will train in emergency medicine at Regions Hospital/Health Partners in Minnesota. Case Western/MetroHealth Medical Center-Ohio Clare Rudolph Christopher Choi Bryanne Colvin Stephanie Do Children’s Hospital-Oakland-Calif. University of Southern California Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Providence Hospital-Washington. top Match States Missouri 35 graduates California 26 illinois 15 texas 11 20 Grand Rounds 21 . taylor Greenwood Patrick Hawkins Daniel Holt Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Mo.C. University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Methodist Hospital-Houston Loyola University Medical Center-Ill. D. University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Inova Fairfax Hospital-Va. St. Garo Harmandayan Scott Hollingshaus Shana Jagwani Yang Liu MEDiCiNE-PEDiAtRiCS Dianne tran Loma Linda University-Calif. St. Victoria Do. MEDiCiNE-PSYCHiAtRY Alexander Gamble University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Mohammad Ali torab Parhiz SUNY Stony Brook-N. NEUROLOGY Baback Arshi University of Southern California Jeffrey Coppage Daniel Jones Sarah Lewis University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Saint Louis University School of Medicine University of Southern California tracy Pessin David Nguyen University of Chicago Medical Center Candace Nall Bradley Reel Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Mo. the excitement that filled the Redbirds Club at Busch Stadium in downtown St. D. Henry Ford Health Sciences CenterMich. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics University Hospitals-Columbia-Mo. Saint Louis University School of Medicine Christopher Johnston Cade Lawrence Peter Morris NEUROLOGiCAL SURGERY Jason Chu Emory University School of Medicine-Ga. RADiOLOGY-DiAGNOStiC Patrick Bacon Gerald Diaz University of Nebraska Affiliated Hospital Henry Ford Health Sciences CenterMich. the Redbirds Club was the site of this year’s Match Day ceremonies. PAtHOLOGY Adam Meyer Saint Louis University School of Medicine MATCH DAY On March 18. Lukes-Bethlehem-Pa. Emotions ran high during the traditional Match Day ritual. Saint Louis University School of Medicine “i was pretty anxious.” said Joseph Walter. where members of the class ripped open their white envelopes to discover where they would continue the next phase of their medical studies. Lackland Air Force Base-Texas Andrew Russell Joseph Walter John Wilson Reinaldo Morales Jeffrey Van Eps Yee Wong University of California Irvine Medical Center Renee Hickey UROLOGY Eric Nordstrom Bikram Padda Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University Eric Strodtman Laura tranel Victor Wong Abd-El-Rahman Abd-El-Barr Avinash Chennamsetty Nicholas Kuntz Krystal Scherrer tina Sharma Saint Louis University School of Medicine University of Chicago Medical Center University of Missouri-Kansas City Programs Regions Hospital/Health PartnersMinn. University of California Irvine Medical Center RADiAtiON ONCOLOGY Nathan Cannon ted Ling University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Dallas Loma Linda University-Calif. Courtney tobin Shane Stephenson Anjani Urban Haumith Khan-Farooqi Rindha Reddy David Fjeldsted Mark Franke Siri Kanmanthreddy Armen Kara Rush University Medical Center-Ill. i just went with it. Saint Louis University School of Medicine Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Mo. Mandy Hyatt Lana ismail MaryBeth Huber Patrick Rose Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Stephanie Do matched in pediatrics at the University of Southern California. Christopher Spencer Brooke Schlappe Chandra Shenoy Raj Shree Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Mo. Johns Mercy Medical Center-Mo.

I had to agree with him. Alderson. and Pattillo used the cells in his groundbreaking research. We need to remember that we can be better physicians. Pattillo was an important resource for the book’s author. We justify these by invoking a need to do just one more thing in the office or the hospital. (’79) professor of pediatrics and internal medicine. serves as a strong force in women’s health and recently was considered a candidate for the position of U. M. But professionalism also dictates that we seek balance in our lives and take care of ourselves. vulvar and vaginal cancers in women. These may be people we know. and underneath it a small table. send one more letter or read one more letter. smiling. M. I heard a voice talking to me from across the lobby. He worked with the physician who initially cultivated Lacks’ cells in the lab. away from loved ones. The book tells the story of Lacks. Scalzo. (’84) and his wife. Kathy. better friends and better parents if we allow ourselves opportunities to really appreciate the world around us at least once in a while. It would be possible for one to walk past the alcove without seeing it. We can justify long hours away from home. entrance to the lobby of Saint Louis University Hospital there is a small alcove. M. and director of SLU’s Clinical Simulation Center. These arrangements are so beautiful that they draw one’s attention. We are told to put the mask on ourselves first and then to help others. away from other responsibilities.d.D.” said Philip O. one book and many book chapters. the 31-year-old African-American mother of five children whose death in 1951 provided scientists with the first “immortal” human cells grown in culture. Gladney. gives alumni a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities in the Learning Resources Center. I’m glad you’re not too busy to stop and smell the roses.D. Pattillo’s findings were used to develop a vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus. Here are a few scenes from events on and off campus. far right | thomas olsen. Martin Vollmar. memories we have. I often remind my patients of the advice we are given by flight attendants should oxygen masks come down from overhead during flight. Nearly 40 years ago. they may in fact be roses. but he and the others felt it was important the cells be made available to scientists worldwide so that vaccines could be studied. There should be things in our lives that make us just stop what we are doing. Pattillo received more attention this spring when the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was published. From Your Outgoing Association President Thomas J. Alderson. » Plan now to attend this year’s celebration oct. M. which causes cervical. who staffs the information desk. Olsen.D. beautiful art or music. Pattillo was named by Atlanta Magazine as a 2002 Atlanta Top Doctor. below | Members of the Class of 1984 gather at the home of t. Pattillo. “Doc. Diversity Award Dinner in 2009.” said Tyrone Davis. my eyes moved to the alcove and an arrangement of pink roses.d. M.. He is a long-time supporter of SLU School of Medicine and was the keynote speaker at the school’s 10th annual John H. (’79) for his many years of leadership as alumni association president. (’59) recipient of the 2009 School of Medicine Alumni Merit Award with dean Philip o.” As I thought about Tyrone’s words. As I hurried into the hospital early one morning this month. M. Stop in wonder. Saint Louis University School of Medicine Grand Rounds 23 . His discoveries and his tireless promotion of women’s health led to his selection as recipient of the 2009 Alumni Merit Award during Reunion Weekend in October. In it there is a crucifix on the wall.d. especially if one were intent on getting to the information desk.S. Pattillo could have sought a patent for his work. welcomes fellow alumni at the 2009 reunion. Professionalism dictates that we care for our patients and put their needs ahead of our own. Physicians in particular are at risk of doing this. The School of Medicine Alumni Association would like to thank Thomas J. Most of us get so caught up in what we are doing in one part of our lives that we can forget or neglect the other parts. Olsen. ’79 Just inside the main Reunion Weekend 2009 Camaraderie and celebration marked Reunion Weekend 2009 as alumni from across the United States gathered at the School of Medicine in October. and they continue to be used to search for cures for leukemia and the cause of cancer. M. (’79) outgoing association president. right top | Reunion Weekend attendees gather in the lobby of the Edward A. he led a team of researchers who successfully cultivated cervical tissue cells outside the body. and was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2005 as a Health Care Hero. I leaned forward to smell the roses. Lacks’ cells have been directly responsible for the development of cures for polio and numerous other diseases. M. Classes ending in 0 and 5 will be enjoying their reunions.D. M. left | roland A. M. better spouses. now director of gynecologic oncology at Morehouse School of Medicine. right bottom | Anthony J. bottom | Members of the Class of 1959 celebrated their 50-year reunion with a private dinner in DuBourg Hall. Stop in awe. (’59) truly exemplifies the Jesuit ideal of women and men for others. Surgeon General. Pattillo. Stop in thanks.D. received a medallion for his work by the Trophoblast Society. And studied they were. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and fellowships at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities.d. Pattillo received his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in New Orleans in 1955 and became the third African-American student accepted to Saint Louis University School of Medicine. 21-23 and make your own memories. I stopped and approached the table. Each week an arrangement of flowers is brought from the Fleur De Lis Gift Shop and displayed on the table.d.. Or. dean of the School of Medicine. Doisy Research Center for a tour. The author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal publications. “You’re in such a hurry most of the time. “Dr.Alumni Pulse Pattillo and Alderson Alumnus Honored at Reunion Weekend for Commitment to Promoting Women’s Health Roland Pattillo.

. M. (’46) P.D. professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Oregon Health Sciences University and director of corneal services at Devers Eye Institute in Portland. (’53) John Doolan. and Terry has been invited by institutions and countries throughout the world to teach EK to their surgeons.D. M.D. M. Mrs. died in December. M. “Instead. M. Peter and his wife. M. (’52) Edgar Harrison. (’83) Alexander Link. (’35) Louis Battista. M. (’57) Philip Higgins. 1 Oct. But the evidence eventually won them over. His father.D. Terry was feeding his twins while reading an ophthalmology journal perched between them on his lap. (’98) markyourcalendar May 2 May 13 June 21-23 . M. coming from as far away as Japan. M.D. M. in his honor.D. (’95) Stacy Collins. (’52) Donald Bandle.D. Only full transplants were used to repair corneal swelling damage. he made it the standard of care now for many patients whose corneas have been injured or affected by disease. M. M.D. has one of the busiest corneal transplant practices in the United States. M.D.D. “PK is a very frustrating therapy for surgeons.D. (’47) Harold Lankford. M. Margaret McCormick Doisy the widow of Nobel a centenarian who donated the funds to create a forest of color at the Doisy Research Center. They donated $2 million to the University in 2007 to establish an endowed chair in an altruistic alumnus.” he said. M. (’79) found himself inspired. Fern de Greeff Laureate and founder of the department of biochemistry and molecular microbiology Edward A. M.clubcolors.” After a year of laboratory work and protocol development. M. “International travel can sometimes be challenging.D. but it is worth it for our family!” he said. (’74) Michael Conley. Terry had been looking for a better way of transplanting corneas since the early 1980s during his residency and internship at the Naval Hospital in Oakland. She received her bachelor’s degree from SLU and was an administrative assistant in the School of Medicine. “The potential was obvious to me. With PK. (’45) John Sheedy. (’26) Clarence Eckert. but rather than exhausted.D. M. “One option is to go to a city or town. She was the benefactor of the Fern and Russell de Greeff Park.D.” Terry said. 80 percent of them using EK. (’41) John J.D. M. (’65) Dennis Gray. Peter had a varied and distinguished career in academic medicine and in business. At the time.D.” Mrs. M. Doisy Hall and the Margaret McCormick Doisy Learning Resources Center are named for the Doisys. (’75) Susan Shutt Forrest. graduated in 1948. Since he pioneered EK 10 years ago. M. Doisy Department.D. “They truly helped make SLU into the modern research university it is today. and sons. For information on the CME programs. Terry worked with Bausch and Lomb Surgical to create the Cindy Scissors. He was intrigued by an article about a Dutch researcher who was experimenting with a complicated partial corneal transplant technique in a monkey.D. (’90) Stephen Fitzgerald. physicians were skeptical. Breaking with the tradition of naming surgical instruments after the inventors. M. Terry. (’92) Mencio Chez. William Sly. because Nick has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. Living the Mission Looking Forward It is hard to imagine being anything but exhausted when trying to feed your newborn twins at 3 a. M. (’70) Roger Leslie. M. M. Also. a devoted benefactor.. “The very next day I began investigating how to do that and how I could modify surgical instruments to make the procedure viable.D. Dr. M. M. which is hard to come by in underdeveloped countries. Doisy had taught The University loses. Terry’s devotion to his family is apparent when you ask about the surgical instruments he designed to perform EK.D. (’41) Charles Wilds. Joan.D.D. (’71) Vernon Roden. Ph. biochemistry and molecular biology. (’24) Hollis Allen. (’50) Edward Szewczyk. (’45) Cecil Jones. carries none of the complications that come with full thickness corneal replacements and requires very little postoperative care compared to PK.m.. M.D. M. please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 314-977-8335 or visit medschool.D. (’60) Alan Belknap. Charlie and Nicholas.D. and within just two weeks she had full vision.D. (’57) John Sciortino. as well as six other specialized instruments for performing EK. (’27) Edward Bowdern. M. “Inevitably. M.D. (’53) Robert Hahn. They made the gift in honor of their friend.D. M.D. “Full thickness transplants require sutures that stay in for as long as a year. M. Calif..D. That would help 10 patients. such as India. (’58) Eugenia Pierce Vest. (’42) Everett Ellis. M. (’50) Adolph Motta. “The Doisy legacy is immeasurable.. nearly a million people throughout the world have had their vision restored through the procedure. who became the first holder of the James B.D.” he said. who presided over Mrs. (’39) Lee Allen.slu. M. the Institutional Review Board gave Terry permission in 2000 to perform EK on one patient. (’52) Walter Bringaze. perform 10 transplants and come home. M. (’64) A.D. M. (’41) Francis Burns. (’53) Francis Fahrner. M. M.” he said. Terry. was renamed the Edward Travel with alumni Show your school colors 24 Grand Rounds Saint Louis University School of Medicine www. Australia. (’56) T. Cindy. where Dr. M. Terry.D.D.D. Endowed Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. M. M. (’54) Nicholas Mardesich. the full thickness of the cornea is replaced even if only a one percent layer of the cornea is causing the swelling. M.D. a transplant in which a patient’s damaged cornea is replaced with a full thickness donor corneal tissue.” said University President Lawrence Biondi. (’20) Matthew Weis.D. Carabelli.” Terry not only made the procedure — endothelial keratoplasty (EK) — viable. by the way.D. (’45) Robert (’55) Robert Voorhees. M. M. M. M. Although he was inspired by the Dutch researcher.” Terry said EK is particularly helpful to surgeons treating patients who have to travel long distances to get to a clinic and oftentimes cannot journey back for follow-up care. (’36) William Duncan. and even a slight bump to the eye years after surgery can ruin everything.terry with his wife.D. M.D. but I knew the procedure wouldn’t work in patients unless it could be vastly simplified. had been generous supporters of the research and education at the School of Medicine for many years. an elaborately landscaped 9-acre respite on the medical center campus that includes a Zen garden. the only therapy for corneal swelling from disease or injury was penetrating keratoplasty (PK). M. He received the School of Medicine Alumni Merit Award in 1989.. M. Doisy had strong connections to Saint Louis University. In addition to the Edward A.D.slu. Charlie and nicholas. (’45) Kenneth Welty. (’51) Martin Austin. Regimbal. I decided I could train 10 local surgeons who can go out and help thousands of patients. (’73) Gail Lergner Clark. Collins Jr. 21-23 May 1 May 6-8 May 22 June 1 June 4-5 June 12 School of Medicine Events Digestive Disease Week Reception – New Orleans School of Medicine Precommencement New Resident Orientation White Coat Ceremony Medical School Reunion Continuing Medical Education Programs Evidence-Based Methods to Preserve Brain Function and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Microsurgical Approaches to Intrinsic Brain Tumors Sleep Medicine for Primary Care Providers The 21st Annual Summer Geriatric Institute Autologous Breast Reconstruction The 3rd Annual Acute Stroke and Cerebrovascular Interventions www.D. Terry is especially focused on volunteering his time in developing countries. (’44) Rollo Lange. and Joan C. M. Caputo. when I return from a trip I receive e-mails from surgeons thanking me for changing their practices and changing their lives. (’48) Edward Flynn. was not the first in his family to graduate from the School of Medicine. Cuba and China. The Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences was endowed and dedicated by Mrs. The Doisy name can be seen throughout SLU’s Medical Center. (’71) James Tasse. He performs more than 300 transplants a year. M.D. Doisy Research Center. and his uncle Richard M. please call the SLU School of Medicine continuing medical education office at 314-977-7401.D. Doisy Research Center.D. M. EK relies on surgical skill rather than expensive technology.D. (’59) John Walter. (’58) Patrick Griffin. Terry often travels with his wife. When Terry presented his results at national and international meetings. it was unheard of to perform partial transplants of the internal layer of the cornea.” Terry said. died in January. M. visit a wildlife habitat while traveling in China on one of his medical missions. (’75) Joseph Felker.D. (’45) Venedict Osetinsky. Peter. James B. for five decades. S. It can take up to two years for patients to achieve their best vision.D.D.D. Doisy. Doisy was instrumental in providing the largest gift in Saint Louis University’s history for the construction of the Edward A. At the time. M.J. M. M.D. Terry. See updates and details about Practical Anatomy Workshop programs at pa. (’26) Richard Becker.. (’28) Louis Berard. Cindy.D. Doisy’s funeral Mass. “It’s a small tribute to pay to the people who supported me through all those nights and weekends while I was in the lab developing this procedure. Terry replaced only a thin layer of cells on the back surface of the patient’s cornea. Mark A.” While on his teaching trips. (’52) Goronwy Broun. The procedure requires no corneal sutures. “They feel so much better about performing a procedure that is safer than what they’ve done in the past. (’53) Roxy Novario. M. Doisy in 2001.D. ’58 In Memoriam Donald Martin.D. (’34) Charles Jost.D.D. The department of biochemistry and molecular microbiology.. M.D.slu. You magnify the patient benefits enormously when you teach new surgical techniques. M. (’89) David Terry. M.D. Europe and South Africa for corneal transplant surgery. large fountain and many trees selected for their vibrant color in the fall. (’55) Richard Laney. the Charlie Insertion Forceps and the Nick Pick retraction hook. Terry graduated in 1951. Robert T. M. About a quarter of his patients live outside the northwest. a generous nature lover.D. died in October due to complications with cancer. a leading hospital-focused clinical reference laboratory with more than 800 employees. and his now11-year-old twins.D. M. For any other events. Dr. He was founder and former chief executive officer of Specialty Laboratories. (’45) John Mullins. in 1955.

The Woolseys. Joyce (Devine) Woolsey (’55) and Robert M. U.” Robert Woolsey said. Before his retirement in 2002. But the Woolseys saw it coming — an explosion in demand for physicians trained to investigate. Cook ’91) also attended SLU. the field of neurology was considered rather dormant. After he finished his training at the University of Michigan. When she began her career in the 1960s. are members of the DuBourg Society and longtime supporters of the School of Medicine. She developed the pediatric neurology department at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. M. she was one of only a handful of pediatric neurologists in the country. Joyce Woolsey was only the fifth woman to graduate from the School of Medicine. Match Day 2010 Abdominal Transplant Has a New Chief Clinic Caters to Latino Community . SON 539 St.. I hope all graduates of the medical school feel the same way. Between the two of them. MO 63103 Address Service Requested GrandRounds Spring 2010 Saint Louis University School of Medicine PROFILE OF PHILANTHROPY When Drs. Now the department is more than 50 faculty members strong. “I think it’s important to create opportunities for students who are smart enough and capable enough to attend medical school but lack the resources to do so. Louis. which is fully accredited and offers training at four area hospitals. the Woolseys returned to Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1962 where they met.000 medical students and residents. “A thousand people applied to medical school.” Joyce Woolsey said. married and helped build a nationally recognized department of neurology and psychiatry. covers only a little more than half of what it costs the school to educate them.S. two of them as acting chairman.” Robert Woolsey said. Haiti Faculty and alumni answer the call T O L E A R N M O R E about giving opportunities and tax benefits that may be associated with your gift.D. the National Hospital in London and the New York Neurological Institute.Non-Profit Org. I wish we could give more. 134 PAiD One N.” Joyce Woolsey said. and they accepted me. “In 1962 it was just the two of us and the chairman (Louis Tureen. Louis. Grand He organized the neurology residency program. though expensive. whose daughter Kathleen (Woolsey) Bilderback (A&S.” The Woolseys also noted that the tuition students pay. diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Robert Woolsey spent 45 years in the department. MO Permit No. “Neurologists were said to be physicians who knew everything and did nothing. Woolsey (’57) graduated from medical school. I feel a strong need to give back. “It makes us incredibly proud and happy that so many have gone into the field and are doing a great job. and she finished her training at Boston Children’s and City Hospital and the New England Medical Center. Postage St.” Robert Woolsey said. “The school enabled me to build my career and my life. the Woolseys estimate they have trained more than 5. contact the office of development at the School of Medicine at (314) 977-8303 or msalsic1@slu.