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DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE NEWSLETTER


internalmed.slu.edu

May 2008

SPOTLIGHT ON: AWARD WINNERS Several faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine are recipients of various awards. In addition, the Department has announced its various student award winners as described below. Distinguished Teacher Award, M.D. Degree Program -- 2008 The School of Medicine recently initiated a distinguished teacher award program to recognize outstanding teaching of medical students. Winners of these awards are determined by the students themselves and the program is administered by the Office of Curricular Affairs. This year two faculty members in the Department were included in the 2008 award recipients. Last year, in the programs first cycle, two Internal Medicine faculty members were also among the award recipients. The recipients were honored with receipt of a medal, a cash award and by having their names displayed on a plaque outside the LRC Auditorium. Paul G. Schmitz, M.D., Nephrology, is the recipient of this award for Presentation Skills which honors achievement in the presentation of didactic materials.

Thomas J. Olsen, M.D., General Internal Medicine, was the 2007 recipient of this award for Humanism which honors achievement in demonstrating the qualities essential for humanism: compassion, altruism, empathy, service, good communication skills, and respect for students, staff, patients, family and colleagues. Rafi Kevorkian, M.D., Geriatric Medicine, was the 2007 recipient of this award for Clinical Teaching. The third year medical students each year nominate outstanding teachers from among the residents and faculty they work with during the internal medicine clerkship. Recognized for their outstanding leadership, teaching, and role model during the 2006-2007 academic year were resident Sourin Banerji, M.D., and faculty member Rajagopal Chadaga, M.D. Two Internal Medicine faculty were also recipients of award made by the Office of Research and Innovation of Saint Louis University for their commitment to the Universitys mission of teaching, research, and service; their initiative in forming collaborative projects; and their success in obtaining external support for these activities. Recipients were John E. Morley, M.B.,B.Ch., and Nina Tumosa, Ph.D. These awards were announced at the 2008 Grant Winner Reception. Each year the Department of Internal Medicine makes several awards to outstanding medical students in the graduating class, as follows: ACP Coy D. Fitch Book Award Estebes Hernandez was recognized for outstanding achievement in internal medicine and commitment to a career in general internal medicine.

H. Douglas Walden, M.D., is the recipient of this award for Clinical Teaching which honors excellence in facilitating student learning in a clinical setting; ambulatory and inpatient.

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE NEWSLETTER


internalmed.slu.edu

May 2008

ACP Clerkship Award Estebes Hernandez received the award which is given to one medical student from each Missouri medical school for outstanding performance in the year 3 internal medicine clerkship. The award consists of a $400 stipend to enable the student to attend the fall meeting of the Missouri ACP Chapter at the Lake of the Ozarks. Goronwy O. Broun, M.D., Student Award James Grigg and Bithika Thompson received $250 each for outstanding achievement in clinical internal medicine. Announcements Residency Match
We again filled all the positions in our categorical, preliminary and combined Medicine-Pediatrics programs with outstanding medical graduates. The names of the incoming residents are:

Manige Konig, M.D., Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversitat Munchen Nabeel S. Koro, M.B.B.S., University of Jordan Najla Maalouf, M.D., American University of Beirut Amir E. Masoud, M.B.,Ch.B., Ain Shams University Martin Musumbi, M.D., University of Kansas Ammar Nasir, M.D., Saint George's University Lama Nazzal, M.D., American University of Beirut Joshua A. Niebruegge, M.D., University of Illinois Eman G. Spaulding, M.D., Meharry Medical College Joseph Sunny, M.D., Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Waseem Touma, M.D., University of Damascus Hala Yamout, M.D., American University of Beirut Andrew Zimolzak, University M.D., Washington

Postgraduate Resident II Preliminary Program


Manpreet Bedi, M.D., University of MissouriKansas City Kevin C. Bylund, M.D., University of Rochester Sujan Fernando, M.D., University of MissouriKansas City Rafif Ghadban, M.D., University of Damascus Ivy D. Lawson, M.D., Saint Louis University Luke N. Ledbetter, M.D., Saint Louis University Tricia A. Missall, M.D., Saint Louis University Wesley A. Russell, M.D., Washington University Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Program George R. Kasarala, M.D., Gandhi Medical College Anilkumar Katta, M.D., Kurnool Medical College Adnan A. Khan, M.D., Deccan College of Medical Sciences Bhanu P. Sankineni, M.D., Osmania Medical College

Categorical Program
Jose Baeza, M.D., University of Illinois Zummera Bhatti, M.B.B.S., Sind Medical College Timothy J. Brinker, M.D., Saint Louis University Matthew A. Brinkmeier, M.D. Ohio State University Heather Cha, M.D., University of MissouriKansas City Elie Jean Chahla, M.D., American University of Beirut Fuad A. El Rassi, M.D., American University of Beirut Matthew T. Garner, M.D., University of Oklahoma Mazen Hadid, M.D., University of Damascus Joi C. Irving, M.D., Morehouse Fahmeedah S. Jamaluddin, M.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City Heiko Konig, M.D., Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversitat Munchen

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE NEWSLETTER


internalmed.slu.edu

May 2008

Ph.D. Completed: Jason Low, MS, graduate student in the Division of Rheumatology, completed his Ph.D. defense and thesis work on "Biomarkers in Juvenile Arthritis" on May 5, 2008. He will receive his Ph.D. at the graduation ceremony. Raymond and Alberta Slavin Endowed Professorship in Allergy and Immunology On May 29 2008, at the Pere Marquette Gallery, the Department of Internal Medicine will celebrate the establishment of the Raymond and Alberta Slavin Endowed Professorship in Allergy and Immunology honoring the 43 years of service by Dr. Slavin to the Department and Saint Louis University School of Medicine. INTERNAL MEDICINE JUST THE FACTS This is the title of a new textbook of internal medicine edited by Paul G. Schmitz, M.D., (editorin-chief) and Kevin J. Martin, M.B.,B.Ch., (associate editor). This new 800 page textbook covers all aspects of internal medicine in short, summary form suitable for exam review. Virtually all of the chapters are authored or co-authored by faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University. There are 15 sections in the textbook including Interdisciplinary Medicine, Assessing the Medical Literature and a chapter devoted to each of the major medical specialties and subspecialties. There is also a chapter on psychiatric disorders. The book is published by McGraw Hill Medical in New York.

New Research Grants Awarded Kevin Martin, Nephrology, $59,000 from the University of Missouri / Missouri Kidney Program for Altering the Progression of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism by Correcting Vitamin D Deficiency with Ergocalciferol. Suzanne Mahon, Hematology / Oncology, $24,879 from the Komen Foundation for Educating Women about Hereditary Risk for Breast Cancer. Fasiha Kanwal, Gastroenterology, $75,000 from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Quality of Endoscopic Care in Patients with Cirrhosis. Marcia Sokol-Anderson, Infectious Diseases, $37,949 from Washington Univeristy / HRSA for Grants for Coordinated Services and Access to Research for Women, Infants, Children & Youth. William Banks, Geriatric Medicine, $121,591 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center / NINDS for Polypeptide Modification for Enhanced Brain Delivery. EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION NUMBER

977-3000
Saint Louis University has developed a single notification number for all emergencies including fire and smoke, personal illness or injury, chemical and radioactive spills, criminal activity, suspicious persons, power outage, threats and harassment and any other incidents that endanger persons or property. The department of public safety responds to all emergencies on University property and may be contacted at any time as follows:

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE NEWSLETTER


internalmed.slu.edu

May 2008

- Saint Louis campus and most University buildings at the Medical Center: call 977-3000. - For University staff members and students at Saint Louis University Hospital, AnheuserBusch Institute, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center, Wohl Memorial Institute, the Doctors Office Building, and the West Pavilion Cancer Center: call 22222 (in-house line) or 577-8000 (outside line). Cardinal Glennon call 4444. The reporting person should stay on the line to provide the following information: the exact nature of the emergency, the location and room number of the incident and the phone number from which the call is being made. Clinical Ticker
PRACTICE LOCTION FY 07 AMB ENCs LESS NUC MED 8,783 632 2,485 49,405 137 93 62 15,246 7,274 10,753 6,083 100,953 FY 08 YTD APR 08

Resources Center. Ph.D., 894-6560.

Contact: Nina Tumosa,

June 13, 2008 Department of Internal Medicine Annual Faculty Meeting, 7:30-8:30 am, LRC Auditorium. The annual resident and faculty photograph will be taken immediately following this meeting. June 14, 2008 25th Annual Department of Internal Medicine Graduation Celebration, 6:30-10 pm, Busch Student Center Ballroom. This celebration is open to all faculty, residents and subspecialty residents (fellows) who are completing their training this year. Contact Ms. Charlotte Robinson at 577-8762 for more information. October 23-25, 2008 Saint Louis University School of Medicine Alumni Reunion Weekend. Website Access the Department of Internal Medicine website at http://internalmed.slu.edu. Information for Next Newsletter If you have any news, grants, notices, achievements that you would like to be included in the next newsletter or if you think something important was missed, please let Camille Goff know at goffcj@slu.edu .

CANCER CENTER CARDINAL GLENNON DES PERES DOB MIDWEST ENDOSCOPY OP CATH LAB SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER SLUH SNF/NF/CC/HOSPICE UNIVERSITY CLUB TOWER OTHER Grand Total FY07 YTD APR 07 (LESS NUC MED) FY08 YTD AMB ENCs / FY07 YTD AMB ENCs

7,698 611 2,107 41,433 280 264 295 11,554 5,427 8,460 5,200 83,329 83,076 100.3%

Dates of Note May 15, 2008 School of Medicine PreCommencement, 9:00 am, Chaifetz Arena. May 17, 2008 Saint Louis University Graduation, 10 am, Chaifetz Arena. June 3-4, 2008 19th Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute Innovations in Geriatric Care. Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Learning

Editor Adrian M. Di Bisceglie, M.D., FACP Professor of Internal Medicine Acting Chairman