Symposium Honors Dr. Brent
On Monday, April 8, Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, senior vice president for academic
affairs and dean of Jefferson Medical College will announce the creation
of the Robert L. Brent Professorship of Pediatrics in recognition of his
contributions to science and medicine. Dr. Brent is Distinguished Professor
of Pediatrics, Radiology and Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and the
Louis and Bess Stein Professor of Pediatrics.
One facet of that day's celebration will be a scientific symposium featuring
papers by some of Dr. Brent's colleagues and trainees and including a box
lunch at noon in 207 Jefferson Alumni Hall.
The speakers and their papers are:
These papers, along with other manuscripts will be published in Reproductive
Toxicology as a Festschrift in Dr. Brent's honor.
- Anthony R. Scialli, MD ­p; Georgetown University Medical Center:
"Identifying Teratogens: The Tyranny of Lists"
- Lewis B. Holmes, MD ­p; Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts
General Hospital: "Bob Was Right" · Lawrence Brent, MD ­p;
Temple University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein Medical Center:
"Anti-Rheumatic Drugs: Their Effect on Reproductive Function"
- Mason Barr, MD ­p; University of Michigan: "Growth as a Manifestation
of Teratogenesis: Lessons from Human Fetal Pathology"
- Richard K. Miller, PhD ­p; University of Rochester School of Medicine
and Dentistry: "Human Placental Investigations in Drug Development:
A Selective Alternative to Teratological Testing in Animals"
- David A. Beckman, PhD Jefferson Medical College/A. I. duPont Institute:
"Variations in Amino Acid Supply to the Embryo During Normal and Abnormal
- John B. Lloyd, PhD ­p; Jefferson Medical College/A. I. duPont Institute:
"Lysosomes and Teratogenesis: From Hypothesis to Dogma ­p; and Back"
- Godfrey P. Oakley Jr., MD ­p; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
"The Prevention of Folic Acid-Preventable Spina Bifida and Anencephaly"
- Ronald P. Jensh, PhD ­p; Jefferson Medical College: "Behavioral
Teratologic Studies Using Microwave Radiation: Is There Any Increased Risk
from Exposure to Cellular Phones and Microwave Ovens?"
For reservations, please call Jayne Guckin at 955-5880.
Students' Mosaic Honors National Organ and
Tissue Donor Awareness Week
Gen. George G. Meade school teacher Ellen Lubé had her "Challenge
Class" pupils create a mosaic with a transplant theme, under the guidance
of mosaic artist Tom Sonnenberg, in honor of National Organ and Tissue Donor
The observance, which takes place Sunday through Saturday, April 21 through
27, will be highlighted in several ways, according to social worker, Laura
Nash, LSW, coordinator of the festivities.
The Meade students will visit Jefferson on Tuesday, April 23, at 9:45 a.m.
when transplant recipient Charlie Parker will be here to draw dinosaurs
At 10:30 a.m. in the west Atrium cafeteria, the students will present the
mosaic to Jefferson. After lunch in McClellan Hall, they will talk with
a surgical resident and an operating room nurse about transplantation, and
the doctor and nurse will show them some surgical instruments used in transplantation.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, April 23, 24 and 26, from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m., Jefferson transplant recipients will staff an information booth
and give out transplant-related materials, organ donor buttons and organ
donor cards, as well as answer questions.
On Thursday, April 25, at 11 a.m., the mosaic will be dedicated at the newly
renovated Cecil B. Moore subway stop near the Meade School. The mosaic will
remain on view at that location for approximately six weeks. Attending will
be representatives from the Meade School, SEPTA; the City; KIDNEY-1 (the
regional transplant agency) and Jefferson, including Michael J. Moritz,
MD, associate professor of surgery and director of the division of transplant
Throughout National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week, projects the
Meade students have created in previous years for the observance will be
displayed in the West Atrium cafeteria: a mural, a transplant quilt, and
a fairy tale which the children wrote and for which they created papier