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									      Spring/Summer 2008

      The Magazine for the University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni and Friends
                                                                             Volume 4 Number 1

             1963 1968
Alumni Weekend
                             connecting with
                                     University of Utah School of Medicine

                           2008 Medical Alumni & Community Weekend September 4 - 6

             1983        1993
          1998      1973
Illuminations                                                                                                                                                                                             Message from the Dean

The Magazine for the University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni and Friends                                                                                                                             When they received their doctor of medicine degrees on May 24, the School of

                                                                                                                                                  M.D., M.S.P.H., 1980
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Medicine’s Class of 2008 felt a justified sense of accomplishment: they had completed the
Editor                                       University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association
Kristin Wann Gorang                                                                       Board of Directors                                                                                              demanding first phase of their medical education. But graduating from medical school

Photography                                  Fred F. Langeland, M.D., 976, President                                                                                                                     marks only the end of one phase of a physician’s education. It is also the beginning of next
University Medical Graphics                  Thomas H. Caine, M.D., 963, Past President
                                                                                                                                                                                                          phase: residency training. Like most of us, 87 of this year’s SOM graduates learned where

                                                                                                                                           Dean David Bjorkman,
                                             C. Hilmon Castle, M.D., House Staff, 957, Vice President
Illuminations                                Robert O. Hoffman, M.D., 98, Secretary                                                                                                                     they would receive their residency training on national Match Day, which fell
is published by the                          Lewis J. Barton, M.D., 964
University of Utah                           Richard S. Boyer, M.D., 973                                                                                                                                 on March 20. Others had participated in specialty matches earlier in the year.
School of Medicine                           Randall Walter Burt, M.D., 974
Alumni Relations Office                      Beth C. Hanlon, M.D., House Staff, 99                                                                                     University of Utah School of Medicine        professor and Chief of the Transplant        years of service to medicine. This year
                                             Janet K Harnsberger, M.D., House Staff, 98                                                                                seniors again had outstanding success,       Surgery Section is a Lieutenant Colonel      eight departments are participating in
For editorial information or                 Mark A. Johnston, M.D., 990                                                                                                matching in programs from Seattle to         in the Army Reserve. In that capac-          educational programs on Friday morn-
corrections, call (80) 585-388             August ‘Larry’ Jung, M.D., 96                                                                                             Boston. Our students matched in 7           ity he has been deployed over the past       ing on a variety of topics. The School
                                             Ronald M. Larkin, M.D., 975                                                                                                specialties, many with their top-choice      six years three times to combat zones,       of Medicine Alumni Association re-
Send address changes to:                     Kirk M. Neuberger, M.D., 963                                                                                               programs. Family medicine and inter-         2002 to Afghanistan, 2004 to Bosnia          cruited an exceptional group of speak-
Illuminations                                Ronald J. Ruff, M.D., 98                Ex-Officio:                                                                       nal medicine were the most popular           and in 2007/2008 to Iraq. It is this         ers to participate in the Saturday a.m.
Office of Alumni Relations                   Kent M. Samuelson, M.D., 97             Stephen Warner, Associate VP of Health Sciences                                   residencies, with 4 students match-         latest deployment he shares with us in       Continuing Medical Education sym-
540 South Arapeen Drive, Suite 25           Hugh D. Voorhees, M.D., 972                 for Development and Alumni Relations                                           ing in each program. Students also           this edition of Illuminations. His op-       posium, Health Care in Crisis: History,
Salt Lake City, Utah 8408-298              Homer R. Warner, M.D., Ph.D., 948        David Bjorkman, Dean, M.D., M.S.P.H., 980                                        matched in anesthesiology; ob/gyn;           portunity to work and train local Iraqi      Challenges and Opportunities. This                  Catherine J. Wheeler, M.D.,               Kristin Wann Gorang, Director                                                     pediatrics; emergency medicine; and          physicians provides us greater insight       provides a forum for an exchange of
                                                House Staff, 99                                                                                                        other specialties (for a complete listing,   into the quality of Iraqi treatment          ideas concerning the history of health
                                                                                                                                                                         please see pages 2-3.)                     facilities and the challenges facing Iraqi   care in the United States, a discussion
                                             Medical Student Representatives:                                                                                                 We know from experience that            and American medical personnel.              of the problems that have arisen over
                                             Joe Mortensen, MSIV                                                                                                         after completing their residencies,                Two of our medical students also       the past 5-20 years, and the pros and
                                             Billy Bixby, MSII                         Opt-Out of Illuminations Mailing: Please e-mail                                   many of our graduates return to live         contributed to this edition. Steve           cons of potential reform solutions.
                                                                                       Kristin Wann Gorang, Editor, at kristin.gorang@                                   and practice in Utah, serving the            Groke, Class of 20, shares his experi-           We close the weekend events with
                                                                              if you wish to discontinue receiving                                 residents of this state and the entire       ence with eleven of his classmates,          a tailgating party at the Alumni House
School of Medicine Alumni Relations Staff                                              Illuminations magazine.                                                           Intermountain West. Wherever their           providing medical care to rural com-         and a medical cheering section at the
                                                                                                                                                                         training and goals take them, I am           munities in Ecuador. In “A Medical           Utah/UNLV football game. Those
                                                                                                                                                                         confident the School of Medicine has         Metamorphosis” Steve Winder, Class of        of you who attended last year’s Utah/
                                                                                                                                                                         given them the foundation they need          200, describes the paradigm shift that      UCLA football game know our
                                                                                                                                                                         for successful and fulfilling careers.       occurred for him during his week-long        cheering section helped us secure
                                                                                                                                                                              Before heading off to the next          stay as part of the Summer Institute for     the upset victory!
                                                                                       Visit our new Web site:                                                           phase of their training, SOM graduates       Medical Students offered at the Betty              I hope to meet with many of you
                                                                                                                                had the good fortune of hearing Chase        Ford Addiction Treatment Center in           when I address recent changes, chal-
Melanie Osterud, Kristin Wann Gorang, Kathryn Robinson                                                                                                                   N. Peterson, M.D., give this year’s          Palm Springs, CA.                            lenges and achievements of the School
                                                                                                                                                                         commencement address. As you know,                 Finally, the center of the magazine    of Medicine on Friday, September
                                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Peterson served as vice president        highlights the September 4-6 Alumni          5 in Alumni Hall in the Spencer F.
What’s Inside                                                                                                                                                            for health sciences from 978-983           and Community Medical Weekend.               and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                         and president of the University of Utah            I encourage you to review the          Education Building. Until then have
                                                                                                                                                                         from 983-99. He remains an active         programs and join us for some of the         a wonderful summer, and see you
1   Message from the Dean              6   A Medical                    12 Match Day                    21 In Memorium                                                   member of our faculty as a professor         fun and educational activities we offer,     in September!
                                                                                                                                                                         of family medicine.                          even if it isn’t your reunion year. The
2   Battlefield Surgery in Iraq                                         14 News Notebook                22 Graduation Day                                                                                                                                          Sincerely,
                                       8   2008 Alumni Weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday evening School of Medicine
4   Medical Students Provide               • Awards Ceremnoy            18 Alumni Notebook              24 Match Day                                                     In This Issue of Illuminations               Awards Banquet at Little America hotel
    Care in Ecuador                        • Alumni Events                 • Highlights                    Celebration                                                   Several of our staff at the School of        promises to be rewarding as we recog-
                                                                           • News                                                                                        Medicine also work second jobs, serv-        nize our Distinguished Alumnus and
                                       11 Student Highlights                                                                                                             ing in the military Reserve or National      Distinguished Service recipients and         David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H
                                                                                                                                                                         Guard. John B. Sorensen, M.D.,               the Class of 958 as they celebrate 50-      Dean, School of Medicine

                                                                                                                                             Left Photo: 948th FST Medical Providers.
                                                                                                                                             From left: CPT Jarvis, CPT Collins, LTC Monson, LTC Sorensen, CPT Strube, LTC Johnston

                                                                                                                                                  As we discussed the progress           The ICU and patient wards were                     Iraq is a country of amazing
                                                                                                                                             of the physician exchange with our          overcrowded and lacking in equipment.         diversity with a rich culture and a
                                                                                                                                             commanders it became evident that an        The OR and radiology were reasonably          history which dates back to the earliest
                                                                                                                                             onsite assessment of the city hospital      modern although the lab was extremely         of recorded human events. The Iraqi
                                                                                                                                             and its capabilities would be important     deficient in its capabilities. At one point   people with whom I associated are proud
                                                                                                                                             in order to provide the right kind of       in the tour we stepped into an elevator       of their country and determined to put

Battlefield Surgery In Iraq
                                                                                                                                             assistance and raise the level of care      and realized too late that there was no       forth great effort to make life better
                                                                                                                                             available to the people of the province.    room for any members of our security          for their families. They face challenges
                                                                                                                                             Myself and a nurse anesthetist received     team. I will never forget the disturbed       which most people can only imagine in
By: John B Sorensen M.D.                                                                                                                     clearance to conduct a short survey of      look on the soldier’s face as the elevator    an extremely dangerous environment
                                                                                                                                             one of the two main hospitals in the        door was closing with us inside and his       which has driven many of the most
                                                                                                                                             city under the escort of a Special Forces   team outside. As we proceeded to the          capable and experienced professionals
My recent service with the U.S. Army took me to a sharp bend in the Tigris River about 100 miles                                             detachment.                                 sixth floor, he simultaneously ran up six     out of the country. While the outcome
southeast of Baghdad, adjacent to the city of Al Kut on an airfield known as Forward Operating Base                                               The trip into the city took us         flights of stairs, arrived about the same     of the current conflict in Iraq may be far
                                                                                                                                             over a bridge across the Tigris River       time we did and calmly said, “Sir, we         from certain, the commitment of most
(FOB) Delta. I was assigned to the 948th Forward Surgical Team (FST) along with two other surgeons,                                          and then through some busy market           won’t be taking the elevator any more”.       Iraqis to their families, their culture and
                                                                                                                                             and residential areas. No other drivers                                                   their country is beyond question.
three nurses, three nurse anesthetists, two operating room technicians, and several Army Medics.

                                                                                                                                               “That man is a member of my family.” The words were left hanging in
                                                                                                                                                            the air like the awkward arrival of an unwelcome guest.
         he building we used for a hospital   permanent, life altering disabilities for      a good opportunity for a practical, real
         was shared with an army medical      those who survived. The brutality of           time demonstration. The patient arrived
         support company which included       modern warfare is difficult to adequately      in extremis having lost over two thirds of
basic laboratory, x-ray, blood bank,          convey with words and will often spark         his blood volume. The bullet had entered        were allowed to get in between any of            During the visit we met with
and medical supply capability along           intense emotions within even the most          the left upper quadrant of his abdomen          the convoy vehicles. Upon our arrival       many members of the staff and
with general medical providers and            seasoned of combat veterans.                   and traversed subcutaneously to the right       the hospital was surrounded and all         several department heads. One of
physical therapy. Our FST was given the             As part of an effort by the Provincial   lower quadrant where it crossed into his        exits were guarded by our troops. We        the more aggressive looking soldiers
responsibility to provide damage control      Reconstruction Council and the Ministry        right upper leg. Here it destroyed a 3 cm       entered the lobby with an interpreter       actually got kicked out of the sterile
surgery for coalition troops patrolling the   of Health our unit began to develop            segment of Common Femoral Artery and            and a few fierce looking soldiers. We       area in the operating room by the
region along the Iranian border between       a relationship with a group of Iraqi           removed two thirds of the circumference         were quickly granted an audience with       OR charge nurse; he didn’t know that
Baghdad and Basra.                            physicians from Al Kut city. We invited        of the Common Femoral vein. From                the hospital administrator and we           you weren’t supposed to cross over
      The patients we saw included            6-8 Iraqi medical providers from the           there it continued on to fracture his           simultaneously called one of the Iraqi      the red line in street clothes ; and his
U.S. and coalition military, Iraqi Police,    city onto the FOB to participate in            proximal femur.                                 physicians from our exchange group          attire gave new meaning to the term
Iraqi Army, contracted government             medical training and to familiarize them             “That man is a member of my               who was undoubtedly a little unnerved       “street clothes”. No matter where you
employees and some enemy militants.           with some of our equipment which was           family.” The words were left hanging            that we were now in the building. He        go in the world, you don’t mess with
In certain instances and within certain       not yet available in the Iraqi civilian        in the air like the awkward arrival of          arrived quickly along with a neurologist    the OR charge nurse! We said our
guidelines we were also able to care for      hospitals. The discussions and training        an unwelcome guest. Dr. Naseer had              whom the administrator had called.          goodbyes and thanked the doctors
family members of Iraqi military or           revolved largely around trauma and             just seen the face of our newly arrived         Once we were able to establish a            and staff for their courtesy and for           Loading a MEDEVAC
police personnel as well as some other        critical care with an emphasis on basic        casualty. While the effort to provide           dialogue, I introduced myself as a          putting up with the disruption.
civilians (particularly children) with        equipment and techniques that could be         a training experience continued, the            surgeon and explained the purpose of        The trip back to the FOB was
life threatening injuries. Of the many        implemented quickly within the civilian        scenario had just become very personal          the visit. The level of tension decreased   uneventful. The visit had provided
seriously injured victims treated by our      hospitals in Al Kut. During the course         for all those present. We resuscitated the      dramatically and we were given a quick      useful information which had not
team approximately one third required         of this training we developed a strong         patient, repaired the vessels, stabilized his   but thorough tour of the facility. I        otherwise been available and allowed
emergency surgery for stabilization prior     rapport and high level of mutual trust.        leg and flew him to the Theater Support         believe the administrator had probably      us to identify some critical needs
to transfer to Baghdad or Balad where a             During one of our training sessions      Hospital in Balad. Obviously, the visiting      assumed we were there to arrest him.        which could be quickly addressed
higher level of care was available. Most      with the Iraqi doctors we were notified        physicians were happy with the outcome,         We spent 60 minutes in the building         by our team. The interaction with
of the people we cared for survived           of an Iraqi gunshot victim who had been        yet more than anything else they seemed         and it was extremely informative. The       various members of the Iraqi medical
their wounds although some did not.           treated in the city hospital and was in        genuinely impressed that we held nothing        most desperate conditions were found        community has so far resulted in
Penetrating injuries from bullets and road    need of care that could not be provided at     back in our effort to save this man’s           in the emergency room where there was       direct assistance with equipment,
side bombs created most of the casualties     their facility. Since much of the training     life. Over the next few weeks he                very little acute care capability and the   training, and educational materials
we treated. These horrific wounds             we had been providing was related to the       recovered and returned to a grateful            Trauma Room was particularly startling.     with the strong potential for greater
were devastating and often resulted in        management of injuries, we felt this was       family in Al Kut.                                                                           mutual cooperation in the future.              FOB Delta Bunker

Medical Students                                                                                                                   language in Ecuador, a number of the
                                                                                                                                   villagers only spoke a language known as
                                                                                                                                                                                 trip while others climbed to the peak of
                                                                                                                                                                                 a nearby inactive volcano.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This humanitarian trip as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              well as others are sponsored

    Provide Care in Ecuador
                                                                                                                                   Quechua, an ancient dialect dating back            Needing to return to classes and
                                                                                                                                   to the Inca Empire. Bilingual villagers       our families, each of us reluctantly         by the University of Utah
                                                                                                                                   willingly stepped in to help overcome this    boarded our respective flights for the       Global Health Alliance, a
                                                                                                                                   language barrier.                             long ride home. All of us were grateful
                               By: Steve Groke U of U School of Medicine Class of 2011                                                   Providing this service was              for the many new experiences we had,         non-profit organization
                                                                                                                                   educational, rewarding and fun. The           the patients we were able to help, and       based in the University of
                                                                                                                                   patients were clearly grateful. Smiles        the strong relationships we had built        Utah School of Medicine.
                                                                                                                                   and handshakes of gratitude were freely       amongst ourselves. Fourth-year student
                                                                                                                                   offered, and the women in each village        Peter Crane summed it up best, “I will       For more information about
This past spring break I found
                                                                                                                                   worked together to cook us a simple           never forget the beautiful children and      this program, or to provide
myself, along with thirteen other                                                                                                  meal of thanks. Upon return to Otavalo,       the quiet, humble people we were able
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              financial assistance for
University of Utah medical                                                                                                         despite being tired, we participated in       to serve. I saw really interesting disease
students and personnel, leaving                                                                                                    various activities to help us learn more      processes, practiced medical Spanish,        student scholarships for future
                                                                                                                                   about Ecuador and its rich indigenous         served people with great needs, and          international trips please
the comforts of Salt Lake to bring
                                                                                                                                   culture. We visited a rural health center     walked away with a lasting impression
medical care to remote Ecuadorian                                                                                                  and the local hospital, met with a            of the importance and excitement of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              contact Sara Demko (sdemko@
villages. Our group of thirteen                                                                                                    traditional healer (known as a Shaman)        international medicine. I expect this, Assistant Director
included Terri Sofarelli, P.A.,                                                                                                    and hiked to various cultural sites. As the   experience to launch me into a lifetime of   for Study Abroad.
                                                                                                                                   week ended some of us embarked                service to needy individuals both within
Harry Rosado Santos, M.D., and                                                                                                     on a guided, 30-mile whitewater rafting       the USA and abroad.”
medical students Jessica Maddox,
Anthony Petersen, Trent Shino,
Asha Sarma, Tammy Nguyen,
Lindsay Burt, Jen Mitchell, Ben                                                                                                    Photos below from left: Lindsay Burt treating a patient; Steve Groke checks heart sounds; Jeff Norris with local nurse.
Wilson, Steve Groke, Peter Crane,
and Jeffrey Norris.

       reparation for this volunteer         nestled amongst inactive volcanoes and      our arrival spread. Prior to seeing the
       experience began nearly five          verdant agricultural land at an altitude    medical provider or dentist, the first-
       months before the trip. Our           of over 8,400 feet, Otavalo served as       year medical students helped check-in
team held weekly meetings to discuss         the “base camp” for the following week.     the patients and obtained their vital
common diseases that would be                Staying in a small bed and breakfast,       signs. More valuable to our future
encountered and various treatments           team members awoke each morning,            careers, however, was the opportunity
and received our necessary vaccines.         assembled the supplies, and piled into      we had to assist providers in seeing
Funding for travel, lodging and supplies     the backs of trucks to drive to a nearby    patients. We all gained invaluable
was each participant’s responsibility.       small town. There we were joined by         experience by taking medical histories,
Fundraising events were scheduled,           two local nurses and dentists and one       conducting physical exams and forming
including one held at a local Latin          local physician. Our team then split up     treatment plans.
dance club, Club Karamba and donated
supplies were solicited from community
                                             into two smaller groups, each consisting
                                             of a physician provider, dentist, nurse
                                                                                               In total the two teams saw and
                                                                                         treated over 240 patients for a variety
                                                                                                                                      Utah Physician Job Fair - September 25, 2008
businesses—Salt Lake Regional Medical        and five first-year medical students. The   of issues, including well-child checks,
Center, Cardinal Health and the LDS          teams each took a bouncy truck trip         unmanaged high blood pressure,               The Utah Medical Education Council announces the Second
Humanitarian Office. A U.S.-based            along windy roads for many miles to         rashes, body aches and abdominal             Annual Utah Physician Job Fair to be held at the Rice-Eccles
non-profit organization, the Tandana         a different village every day to provide    pain. Due to unclean water and               Stadium Tower on September 25, 2008 from 4-7 p.m. Recruiters
Foundation (www.tandanafoundation.           medical care. Fourth-year medical           sanitary conditions, we also treated         from HCA, IASIS, Intermountain Healthcare, clinics and rural
org), helped organize the details of         student Peter Crane served as one of        many people for parasite infestations.
                                                                                                                                      hospitals throughout the state will be available to advise you
the trip, serving as guides, arranging       the physician providers, seeing his         Medications were prescribed, being
for transportation and lodging, and          own patients.                               conveniently dispensed from among            of practice opportunities and compensation. Please check
coordinating with Ecuadorian village               Upon arriving at a community’s        the donated supplies. The local nurse        out the Utah Medical Education Council website for
leaders and medical personnel.               small one- or two-room school               administered vaccines and also arranged      practice opportunities currently open in Utah.
      We flew into the capital city Quito,   building, we jumped into action.            for necessary follow-up visits with          ( For further information call or email
and then traveled two hours by van to        Villagers—infants, children and adults      specialists in Otavalo. While many of
                                                                                                                                      Paul B. Stevens at (801) 526-4566 or
the smaller city of Otavalo. Beautifully     alike—began congregating as news of         us were fluent in Spanish, the official

4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5
A Medical                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We can also more
                                                                                                                              patients. It became obvious that, while        each physician’s own unique persona to
                                                                                                                              the intricacies of medical illnesses vary      serve as an antidote to potential physician
                                                                                                                              greatly in the general population, there are   burnout, including apathy, cynicism and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   effectively communicate
Metamorphosis                                                                                                                 elements of human fallibility and suffering
                                                                                                                              that are more universal. Whether the
                                                                                                                              problem is addiction, high blood pressure,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Regrettably, physicians’ compassion
                                                                                                                                                                             will not guarantee a favorable outcome                         the knowledge we
                                                                                                                              cancer, diabetes, or any of the other count-   for their patients nor will their empathetic
                       Scott Winder, MSII                                                                                     less maladies that ail us, I learned there     attentiveness to suffering always rid the                       have obtained in
                                                                                                                              is a shared, human element to a patient’s      patient of pain. Uncertainty, tragedy, and
                         University of Utah                                                                                   suffering and worry. Doctors’ medicinal        disenchantment will touch every physician                 our medical training
                                                                                                                              skills become most effective when they are     at some time in their career. The temper-
                        School of Medicine                                                                                    as receptive to this emotional component       ing of character through our acknowledg-                  when we understand
                                                                                                                              as they are to the physical manifestations     ment of our own humanity and vulner-
                                                                                                                              of the illness.                                ability will improve our ability to succeed                 the emotional needs
                                                                                                                                    The wonders of modern technology         in the difficult role of physician. We
The doctor-patient               It is this amphibian-like state that makes   received a bulletin from the Dean’s Office.     allow researchers to extract a chemical        can also more effectively communicate                              of our patients
                                 our views of the physician’s role somewhat   My weeklong stay at the center helped me        from the cone snail, purify it, and mass-      the knowledge we have obtained in our
interaction is one of the        of a novelty. During this singular time,     grow to understand how I can improve            produce it for treatment of chronic pain.      medical training when we understand the
most dynamic relationships       when we are most teachable and mal-          my interaction with future patients.            Similarly, the shared humanity and simi-       emotional needs of our patients and our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and our own
                                 leable, we must mold a character that will        Many of the healthcare providers at        larities between doctor and patient should     own needs as well. All medical students
that humans can experience.      allow us to be perpetually enlightened in    the Betty Ford Center are especially effica-    be drawn out, recognized and used to help      wonder, at one time or another, why it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  needs as well.
 As medical students, we         the clinic and use the newfound knowl-       cious in their endeavors because they have      the physician connect with the patient         we decided to pursue the lofty goal of a
                                 edge in subsequent patient encounters.       personally experienced what their patients      and improve their healthcare experience.       medical degree. As we gradually become
become privy to the complexi-           How does one become the type          were enduring. Yet my own exposure to           This connection and recognition of the         the type of physicians that can relate to,
ties of this interaction very    of physician that can accomplish this?       addiction was minimal. I wondered how           struggles and suffering common to all          learn from, and help all types of people,
                                 Indeed, the notorious rigors of medical      physicians could truly empathize with a         humanity can be developed within               we remember why.
early in our training through    school can threaten the genesis of this      patient’s suffering from an illness that they
realistic clinical simulations   metamorphosis. The immensity of the          had never experienced. However, as the
                                 medical curriculum can swallow any at-       week progressed the profoundly personal
and observational learning       tempt to maintain a balanced, well-round-    sharing of patients, baring their deepest
activities in the community.     ed existence. Thankfully, the climate of     and rawest emotions, brought home to me
                                 learning at the University of Utah School    the impact of this disease. Like a specimen
We occupy a sort of medi-
cal “limbo” in which we are
                                 of Medicine is such that most of us can
                                 already point to a handful of inspiring
                                                                              in the anatomy lab, it seemed that the
                                                                              patients were placing their souls on the        GIVING CORNER
                                 experiences that have splattered some        tabletop in plain view for examination and
not completely assimilated       color on the monolithic landscape of the     understanding.                                  Welcome to the Giving Corner. Through this column I hope to introduce the
                                 classroom. My experience happened last            I began to see real connections
into the medical culture but     summer.                                      between my own life and the lives of the        readers to various ways that charitable gifts can be made to the University
would not be grouped                    I had never heard of the Summer       patients despite being unfamiliar with          Medical Alumni Association and the School of Medicine to create a great ben-
                                 Institute for Medical Students offered       the ravages of addiction. I found that
with the lay population          at the Betty Ford Addiction Treatment        the therapy sessions I attended were just       efit to the University of Utah and also to you. In this first column I will discuss
in matters of health.            Center in Palm Springs, CA until I           as applicable to me as they were to the         how to leave a gift to the School of Medicine by creating a designation from                                                 Jeff Paoletti
                                                                                                                              your estate through a will or revocable (living) trust. This gift is delivered to
                                                                                                                              the School of Medicine Alumni Association after you have passed away.
                                                                                       Many of the healthcare                 The benefit to you is three-fold, the          sity of Utah School of Medicine, or            or percentage of the estate or the re-
                                                                                 providers at the Betty Ford                  gift qualifies for an estate tax deduc-        Alumni Association as beneficiary of           siduary of the estate and a description
                                                                                                                              tion and could provide you with tax            a specific amount of money, a per-             of the property) for its unrestricted use
                                                                                         Center were especially               relief; it does not impact your invest-        centage of your estate or the residual         or specific use and purpose.” To write
                                                                                                                              ments while you are alive, but if an           amount after all other gifts have been         a will or living trust, please consult
                                                                              efficacious in their endeavors                  endowment is established, the gift             distributed. The official legal bequest        your legal advisor. If you would like
                                                                                                                              provides you and your family a legacy          language to be used in your will or            information on the details of making
                                                                                 because they had personally                  of remembrance at the University of            trust is: “I, (name), of (city, state, zip),   a specific gift designation, please
                                                                                        experienced what their                Utah that lasts over time. To create           give, devise and bequeath to the Uni-          contact Jeff Paoletti, Executive
                                                                                                                              such a gift in your will or trust docu-        versity of Utah for its Medical School         Director of Planned Giving at the
                                                                                      patients were enduring.                 ment, you can designate the Univer-            Alumni Association, (written amount            University of Utah, 801-581-3726.

University of Utah School of Medicine
2008 Alumni Weekend
Connecting With U - September 4-6, 2008
Our weekend celebration promises to be a great gathering of the U of U SOM friends, colleagues, and classmates.
Watch for registration material coming in the mail in late June or go online to register at
                                                                                                                                                                                          Little America Hotel, downtown Salt Lake City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               General reception first then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               individual groups will dine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               together in private rooms.
                                                                                                                                                                                          MD Classes of: 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983*, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                          * The class of 1983 reunion will be hosted in a private home.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Family and Preventive Medicine and Programs: This multidisciplinary department is
                                                                                                                                                                                          gathering for an evening of friendship and connection at their office location at 375
                                                                                                                                                                                          Chipeta Way in University of Utah’s Research Park. Come join your current or former
                                                                                                                                                                                          colleagues for a grand meal and lively conversation.

                                       September 4
                                                                                                                                             Saturday                                  September 4
                                       Medical Alumni Awards Banquet at the Little America Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                       Continuing Medical Education                      7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
                                       Presentation of Distinguished Awards
                                       Harmon J. Eyre, M.D. ‘66
                                                                                                                                             Health Care Reform: History, Challenges and Opportunities
                                       Distinguished Alumni Award
                                                                                                                                             The mission and objective of the School of Medicine Alumni Conference is to help the health care professional gain a greater
                                       Past Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President for Research and Cancer                       understanding of the causes of health care problems in the United States, and to have a grasp of various solutions being proposed.
                                       Control Science at The American Cancer Society, the largest voluntary health
                                       organization in the United States and the world’s leading cancer control organization.                Attend this prestigious gathering as the best of Utah’s health care administrators, physicians, ethicists, and educators come
Harmon J. Eyre, M.D ‘66                                                                                                                      together to discuss the history of health care in America, the significant issues that influence health care costs, and potential
                                       The Spencer Stoddard and                                                                              reform proposals.
                                       Hope Fox Eccles Family
                                       Distinguished Service Award
                                       In recognition of the significant and
                                       continuing support given by the Spencer S.                                                                            Richard Sperry                                   Brent James, M.D.                                   Joe Jarvis, M.D.
                                       and Hope F. Eccles family to the University                                                                           Introduction and                                 Building Quality Care                               Too Much Market, Not
                                       of Utah School of Medicine to improve the                                                                             Moderator of Panel                               Systems: A New Outlook                              Enough Care
                                       medical education of its students.              Left: Spencer Fox Eccles and Cleone Peterson Eccles                   Discussion                                       for Humanity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  President, Joseph Q.
Spencer Stoddard and Hope Fox Eccles                                                   Right: Nancy Hope Eccles and Homer M. Hayward                         Associate Vice President                         Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jarvis Consulting, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                             of Health Sciences,                              Institute for Healthcare
                                                                                                                                                             Director, Governor                               Delivery Research
                                       Celebration of 50 Years!                                                                              Scott M. Matheson Center for Health            and Vice President, Medical Research
                                                                                                                                             Care Studies, University of Utah               and Continuing Medical Education,
                                       Presentation of Medallions to the Class of 1958
                                                                                                                                                                                            Intermountain Health Care, Adjunct
                                                                                                                                                                                            Professor, Family and Preventive                Accreditation: The University of Utah School
                                                                                                                                                             Greg Poulsen
                                                                                                                                                                                            Medicine, University of Utah                    of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation

                                                                                                                                                             Health Reform Issues:                                                          Council for Continuing Medical Education to
                                       September 5                                                                                                           History, Comparisons and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kim Wirthlin, MPA              provide continuing medical education for
 morning                               School of Medicine Department Events                       7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                                     Where are We Now?                                                              physicians.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Medical Workforce
                                                                                                                                                             Senior Vice President,                          Issues in Utah
                                       We welcome current or former faculty, house staff, and reunion class members to at-                                   Intermountain Health                                                           Designation: The University of Utah School
                                       tend one of these departments for a morning of information, instructional lectures and                                Care, member of State                           Vice President,                of Medicine designates this educational activity
                                       a gathering of colleagues. Continental Breakfast served. Site and speakers detailed in                of Utah Health Data Committee                                   Government Relations,          for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1
                                       your registration packet coming in late June.                                                                                                                         Associate Vice President       Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                             for Marketing and              commensurate with the extent of their participa-
                                        Department of Neurology/Department of            Department of Family and Preventive Medicine                         Jay Jacobson, M.D             Communications, Health Sciences                 tion in the activity.
                                        Neurosurgery/Department of Radiology             Department of Surgery                                                                              Center, University of Utah
                                                                                                                                                              Just Allocation of Health
                                        Department of Internal Medicine                  Department of Orthopaedics                                           Care: Needs, Limits and                                                       ADA: The University of Utah complies with the
                                        Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology                                                                               Obligations                                   Linn Baker                      Americans with Disabilities Act by providing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            qualified individuals with disabilities access to
                                                                                                                                                              Professor of Internal                         Market Driven                   the University programs, services and activities.
                                        Dean David J. Bjorkman, M.D.-State of the School Address 11:00 a.m.                                                   Medicine and Infectious                       Health Care                     A request for accommodation can be made by

                                                                                                                                                              Diseases, University of                       Former CEO, Public              calling (80) 58-859. Reasonable prior notice
                                                                                                                                             Utah, Chief of the Division of Medical                         Employees Health Plan,          is required.
                                        Free time to visit Red Butte Garden-Utah’s Botanical Garden and Arboretum or The                     Ethics and Humanities, LDS Hospital
 afternoon                              Utah Natural History Museum both located on the University of Utah Campus.                                                                                          State of Utah, Chair,
                                                                                                                                             and University of Utah                                         Board of Trustees,
                                        Discounted rates available.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Utah Health Policy Project
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 University of Utah School of Medicine
 2008 Alumni Weekend
 Connecting With U - September 4-6, 2008
                                                             2008                                                    Carissa Sorenson ’08 Receives Alumni Association Award
                                                                                                                                                                     who has, in the opinion of their class-
                                                                                                                                                                     mates, demonstrated academic achieve-
                                                                                                                                                                     ment, leadership ability, and community
                                                                                                                                                                     concern representative of an exemplary
                                                                                                                                                                           Nominators wrote that Carissa is
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Student Highlights

                                                                                                                                                                     a student who can do it all, and does it
                                                                                                                                                                     all with complete grace, organization,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the awareness and interest of rural high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          school students to medical careers. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          has held numerous leadership positions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          including with the Family Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interest group, the AMSA (American
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Medical Student Association), as a third-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          year class officer and as student body
                                                                                                                                                                     and efficiency. She has a great passion                   Carissa also managed to stay on top
Saturday           Tailgating Party Alumni House                   4:00 p.m.
                   Make you plans now for an afternoon of food, fun and football! Join us for our pre-game
                                                                                                                                                                     for working with the underserved in the
                                                                                                                                                                     community, serving as an active volun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of her studies even while training for and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          running in two marathons, skiing, rock
                                                                                                                     Carissa and Dr. Fred Langeland                  teer at the 4th Street Homeless Clinic               climbing, and planning her wedding.
                   festivities at the Alumni House where parking is free and the BBQ is hot! Then take               President, SOM Alumni Association               and The Road Home. She was involved                  She organized numerous social activities,
                   the short walk over to the Rice Eccles Stadium where your west side seat (with a back)
                                                                                                                     The Alumni Association recognized               in numerous activities with the Office               including the annual golf scramble tour-
                   is waiting. Time, cost and everything else you need to know will be in your registration
                   packet or check on-line at
                                                                                                                     Carissa Sorenson at the Dean’s Reception        of Diversity and Community Outreach                  nament, the student BBQ and The Road
                                                                                                                     with a plaque and a $500 gift for being         including science power, student doc-                Home triathlon. Carissa’s classmates
                                                                                                                     an outstanding member of the Class of           tors, and visits to elementary and junior            commented that she was always there for
                   Utah vs. UNLV                                                                                     2008. The Alumni Association Award              high schools to teach kids about science.            them and that she is an excellent example
                   Rice Eccles Stadium           6:00 p.m.                                                           was established in 990 by the Alumni           She went on trips with the Utah Rural                of someone who is truly committed to
                   Join your colleagues and be part of the hullabaloo and rumpus as we cheer Utah on in              Board and is presented to one individual        Outreach Program (UROP) to increase                  medicine for all the right reasons.
                   the opening game of the 2008 season. The SOM Alumni Association has a block of seats
                   reserved. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

                   Your registration packet will be mailed to you in late June. A registration form is also avail-   raising up the next generation of physicians
                   able on-line at : where locations, fees and more details
                   are available. Questions? (80) 58-859                                                          The Mentoring Program                           “My mentor experience has been incredible!
                                                                                                                                                                     My mentor was Dr. Dave Folland, a pediatri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         medical school to be a competitive applicant.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bryan Brimhall
                                                                                                                     As medical specialties have continued to        cian practicing in Sandy. I had some real
                                                                                                                     increase in number and complexity, medi-        misconceptions of the field of pediatrics—I’m       “My faculty mentor was Dr. Joyce Soprano
                                                                                                                     cal students find themselves confronted         afraid I thought it was primarily taking care       in Primary Children’s Pediatric Emergency
                                                                                                                     with a myriad of choices for specializa-        of sick children’s ‘crazy mothers.’ I had no idea   Department. I feel like I’ve learned a lot and
                                                                                                                     tion. The Mentor Program brings first           how much I would enjoy the atmosphere, the          the prospect of going on the wards this July
                                                                                                                     and second year students and alumni             parents, and the children! Dr. Folland has a        is decidedly less daunting. Dr. Soprano has
                                                                                                                     together in a one-one-one relationship          real gift taking care of children, and I feel so    become my proof - she’s my example of how to
                                                                                                                     where physicians are able to share their        grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to observe    go through seemingly endless education and
WEEKEND SPONSORS                                                                                                     perspective of the practice of medicine         him and be reminded of why I originally             maintain a genuine interest in continuing to
                                                                                                                     and their specialty.                            wanted to become a doctor.”                         learn; of how to treat everyone with respect,
                                                                                                                           The program is very flexible, with        Kendell Cannon                                      regardless of perceived rank; and of how to be
                                                                                                                     mentors connecting with students 5 to                                                               fundamentally interesting in addition to being
                                                                                                                                                                     “Working with Dr. Allen reaffirmed my               a physician and a female. Every time I start
                                                                                                                     15 hours throughout the year in various
                                                                                                                                                                     interest in orthopedics. Dr. Allen is a joint       to feel overwhelmed by the choice I’ve made
                                                                                                                     ways, including phone calls, shadowing,
                                                                                                                                                                     specialist so I got to see both a unilateral and    to become a physician I have the chance to go
                                                                                                                     sharing meals, and meeting at grand
                                                                                                                                                                     bilateral knee replacement, plus a hip replace-     back in the ED and shadow. And at the end
                                                                                                                     rounds. The following are comments the
                                                                                                                                                                     ment surgery. He provided some great insight        of a shift filled with stories, laughter, and an
                                                                                                                     Alumni Relations office received from           on what it takes to be in a position to apply for
                                                                                                                     some of our mentored students:                                                                      endless supply of amazingly cute kids I remem-
                                                                                                                                                                     the orthopedic surgery residency.” Beau Bailey      ber why I want this more than anything in the
                                                                                                                     “Dr. Rockwell has been a phenomenal teacher     “Dr. Dave Hansen Sr. was my mentor. He              world.” Theresa Tuan
                                                                                                                     and mentor and I have learned a tremendous      was very outgoing and kind and invited me to
                                                                                                                     amount from him already. He is patient, and     come and shadow him, which was reward-              Would you like to become a Mentor?
                                                                                                                     he provides a learning-friendly environment.    ing. It was interesting to see what he did on       If you are interested in volunteering as a
                                                                                                                     I am not afraid to ask him questions, and I     a day-to-day basis and during lunch I talked        mentor please phone 801-581-8591, or
                                                                                                                     am always surprised at the detail at which he   to him about the possibilities of dermatology       apply on our Web site:
                                                                                                                     answers them.” Jeremy Sunseri                   and what things to do during my first years at

                                                                                                                                                      Sadler, Christina Aurell             Rivas, Wyatt Harlan                  Manwaring, Jotham Charles             Mortensen, Joseph Mylan
 DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE 2008 – MATCH DAY                                                                                                        Baystate Medical Center, Pediatric   Baystate Medical Center, Emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                           Medicine Program,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                University of Utah Affiliated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hospitals, Obstetrics-Gynecology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Texas Health Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Center-San Antonio, Anesthesiology
                                                                                                                                                      Medicine Program, Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                                      Smith, Danielle Elise                Massachusetts                        Program, Utah                         Program, Texas
102 University of Utah               ORTHOPEDIC SURGERy                                                                                               University of Utah Affiliated        FAMILy MEDICINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Morris, Erin A,                       Preece, Kevin J.
                                                                                                                                                      Hospitals, Pediatric Medicine                                             University of Utah Affiliated         Vanderbilt University Medical
graduates matched in a total of      Allen, Lex Shapp
                                                                                                                                                      Program, Utah                        Bradstreet, Chester Upton            Hospitals, Obstetrics-Gynecology      Center, Anesthesiology Program,
                                     University of New Mexico,                                                                                                                             Alaska Family Medicine Residency,    Program, Utah                         Tennessee
53 different residency programs      Orthopedic Surgery Program,                                                                                      Steadman, Christopher John           Family Medicine Program, Alaska
                                                                                                                                                      University of Minnesota SOM,                                              Pace, Allyson Davis                   Rose, Kristi Hackworth D.
                                     New Mexico
located across 32 states.                                                                                                                             Pediatric Medicine Program,          Brinkerhoff, Joshua D.               UC Irvine Medical Center,             University of Virginia,
                                     Carlston, Cory Vernon                                                                                                                                 Ball Memorial Hospital, Family       Obstetrics-Gynecology Program,        Anesthesiology Program, Virginia
OPHTHALMOLOGy                        University of Southern California,                                                                                                                    Medicine Program, Indiana            California
                                                                                                                                                      Willey, Erin Keddington                                                                                         Soelberg, Cobin Douglas
                                     Orthopedic Surgery Program,                                                                                                                           Crane, Peter Melvin
Abdel-Aziz, Salwa A.                                                                                                                                  Pediatric Medicine Program                                                RADIOLOGy-DIAGNOSTIC                  Hospital of the University of
                                     California                                                                                                                                            Ball Memorial Hospital, Family                                             Pennsylvania, Anesthesiology
University of Utah Affiliated                                                                                                                         Candidate                                                                 Deer, Emily Lynn
                                     Faulkner, Nathan David                                                                                                                                Medicine Program, Indiana                                                  Program, Pennsylvania
Hospitals, Ophthalmology Research                                                                                                                                                                                               University of Utah Affiliated
                                     University of Wisconsin Hospital                                                                                                                      Guzman, Ignacio Valdivia                                                   Stott, Phillip Kevin
Fellowship, Utah                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hospitals, Radiology-Diagnostic
                                     and Clinics, Orthopedic Surgery                                                                                                                       UC San Francisco-Fresno, Family                                            University of Michigan Hospitals-
Meyer, Jay Jeffrey                                                                                                                                                                                                              Program, Utah
                                     Program, Wisconsin                                                                                                                                    Medicine Program, California                                               Ann Arbor, Anesthesiology
University of North Carolina,
                                     Speakman, Mori Samuel                                                                                                                                                                      Ekins, Jacob Brent                    Program, Michigan
Ophthalmology Program,                                                     Top: Kathleen (Kathy) Weiss and Amy Wilson                                                                      Hanson, Nicholas Gary
                                     Tripler Army Medical Center,                                                                                                                                                               Mayo School of Graduate Medical
North Carolina                                                                                                                                                                             Christus Santa Rosa, Family                                                Zurcher, Emily Brooke
                                     Orthopedic Surgery Program,                                                                                                                                                                Education, Radiology-Diagnostic
Ward, Matthew Stephen                                                      Kime, Matthew Hudson                  Wilson, Amy L.                                                            Medicine Program, Texas                                                    UCLA Medical Center,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Program, Minnesota
                                     Hawaii                                University of Utah Affiliated         University of Washington,                                                 Kroll, Becky S.                                                            Anesthesiology Program,
University of Iowa Hospital and
Clinics, Ophthalmology Program,                                            Hospitals, Internal Medicine          Psychiatric Medicine Program,                                             Natividad Medical Center, Family                                           California
                                     INTERNAL MEDICINE                                                                                                                                                                          GENERAL SURGERy
Iowa                                                                       Program, Utah                         Washington                                                                Medicine Program, California
                                     Allred, Nathan Alma                   Kolek, Matthew James                  Wilson, Phillip E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Drake, Frederick Thurston             NEUROLOGy
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lan, Timothy Y.                      University of Washington Affiliated
PHySICAL MEDICINE AND                University of Utah Affiliated         Vanderbilt University Medical         University of Utah Affiliated                                             Family Medicine Program              Hospitals, General Surgery Program,   Hanson, Jarom Elden
REHABILITATION                       Hospitals, Internal Medicine          Center, Internal Medicine Program,    Hospitals, Psychiatric Medicine                                           Candidate                                                                  Medical University of South
                                     Program, Utah                                                                                                                                                                              Washington
Adler, Zoe Amos                                                            Tennessee                             Program, Utah                                                             Latimer, Bridgette Marie                                                   Carolina, Neurology Program,
                                     Badger, Troy J.                                                                                                                                                                            Mattsson, Scott W.                    South Carolina
University of Utah Affiliated                                              Moore, Sarah W.                       PATHOLOGy                                                                 Family Med Residency of Idaho,       University of Nevada-Las Vegas,
Hospitals, Physical Medicine &       University of Utah Affiliated         Tulane University School of
                                                                                                                                                      Opening Match Day letters at         Family Medicine Program, Idaho                                             Weathered, Natalie Rae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Surgery Program, Nevada
Rehabilitation, Utah                 Hospitals, Internal Medicine          Medicine, Internal Medicine           Ashrafi, Shadi                       Rice Eccles Stadium                  McBride, Brayden Thomas                                                    University of Utah Affiliated
                                     Program, Utah                         Program, Louisiana                    University of Utah Affiliated                                                                                  Watson, Alexander R.                  Hospitals, Neurology Program, Utah
Blackham, Richard Brennan                                                                                                                                                                  Utah Valley Regional Medical         Banner Good Samaritan, General
University of Colorado-Denver,       Byreddy, Deepthi V.                                                         Hospitals, Pathology Research        RADIATION ONCOLOGy                   Center, Family Medicine Program,
                                                                           O’Neill, Brian T.                                                                                                                                    Surgery Program, Arizona
                                     Allegheny General Hospital,                                                 Fellowship, Utah                                                          Utah                                                                       MEDICINE
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation                                         BI Deaconess Medical Center,                                               Barney, Brandon Mitchell
                                     Internal Medicine Preliminary                                               Kulbacki, Evan Loren                                                                                           White, Autumn Lee
Program, Colorado                                                          Internal Medicine Program,                                                 Mayo School of Graduate Medical      Monroy, Franz Medina                                                       Hernandez, Alex Yasser
                                     Program, Pennsylvania                                                                                                                                                                      Albert Einstein University, General
English, Michael Lynott                                                    Massachusetts                         Duke University Medical Center,      Education, Radiation-Oncology        University of Utah Affiliated                                              Medicine Program Candidate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Surgery Program, Pennsylvania
University of Utah Affiliated        Cobell, William J.                    Qutob, Hisham Fozi                    Pathology Program,                   Program, Minnesota                   Hospitals, Family Medicine                                                 Joy, Sarah Brewster
                                     Fletcher Allen, University of                                               North Carolina                                                            Program, Utah                        Woods, Benjamin Gordon
Hospitals, Physical Medicine &                                             Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,                                                                                                                                                        Medicine Program Candidate
                                     Vermont Medicine, Internal                                                                                       EMERGENCy MEDICINE                                                        University of North Dakota,
Rehabilitation, Utah                                                       Internal Medicine Program, North      Lamb, Randy D.                                                            Munt, Katie Ward                                                           Miller, Jeffrey Von
                                     Medicine Program, Vermont                                                                                                                                                                  General Surgery Program,
Muir, Jeffrey Johnson                                                      Carolina                              University of Utah Affiliated        Bartlett, James A.                   University of Alabama School         North Dakota                          Medicine Program Candidate
Mayo School of Graduate Medical      Dickson, Landon Ellsworth             Regruto, Michelle                     Hospitals, Pathology Program, Utah   University of South Florida COM,     of Medicine, Family Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Powers, Annie Eisinger
Education, Physical Medicine and     Indiana University School of          University of Utah Affiliated         Simmons, Matthew Reeves              Emergency Medicine Program,          Program, Alabama                     ANESTHESIOLOGy
                                     Medicine, Internal Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                      Medicine Program Candidate
Rehabilitation Program, Minnesota                                          Hospitals, Internal Medicine          University of Florida-Shands         Florida                              Palmer, Michelle Lyn
                                     Program, Indiana                                                                                                                                                                           Finlayson, Troy Wesley                Pradhan, Saphu
Wixom, Jody L.                                                             Program, Utah                         Hospital, Pathology Program,         Bringhurst, Jade Reed                Utah HealthCare Institute, Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fletcher Allen, University of         Medicine Program Candidate
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation   Dube, Bukhosi B.                      Rich, Michael Everett                 Florida                              Grand Rapids Medical Education,      Medicine Program, Utah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vermont Medicine, Anesthesiology
Program Candidate                    ULCA Affiliated Hospitals, Internal   Georgetown University Hospital,                                            Emergency Medicine Program,          Sakaguchi, Farrant Hiroshi           Program, Vermont                      PLASTIC SURGERy
                                     Medicine Preliminary Program,         Internal Medicine Program,            PEDIATRICS                           Michigan                             Idaho State University, Family
John Daniel Desrochers                                                                                                                                                                                                          Humpherys, Clint Grant
                                     California                            Washington DC                                                              Hibbs, Luc Arnaud                    Medicine Program, Idaho                                                    Kelly, David Alexander
University of Southern Florida-                                                                                  Au, Charmaine, Kawehilani                                                                                      Mayo School of Graduate Medical
                                     Huntington, Mary Ann                                                                                             UC San Francisco, Emergency          Sorensen, Carissa                                                          Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr,
Tampa, Medicine-Pediatrics                                                 Weiss, Kathleen J.                    Loma Linda University, Medicine-                                                                               Education, Anesthesiology Program,
                                     Indiana University School of                                                                                     Medicine Program, California         McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Family                                          Plastic Surgery Program,
Program, Florida                                                           University of Pennsylvania Medical    Pediatrics Program, California                                                                                 Arizona                               North Carolina
                                     Medicine, Internal Medicine           Center Medical Education Program,                                          Mataoa, Scott                        Medicine Program, Utah
                                                                                                                 Chen, Stephanie Wei-Ying                                                                                       Huntington, Jeremy David
                                     Program, Indiana                      Internal Medicine Program,                                                 Yale-New Haven Hospital,                                                  Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
                                                                                                                 Loma Linda University, Medicine-     Emergency Medicine Program,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jeremy Huntington and
                                                                           Pennsylvania                                                                                                    OBSTETRICS-GyNECOLOGy                Center, Anesthesiology Program,
Right: Jeff Miller, Katie Munt, and Paul Lamber                                                                  Pediatrics Program, California       Connecticut                                                                                                     spouse with MSgt Henderson,
                                                                           Wikstrom, Sara Warnke                                                                                                                                New Hampshire
                                                                                                                 Crandall, Hillary Ann                                                     Callis, Mary C.
                                                                           George Washington University,
                                                                                                                 Pediatric Medicine Program
                                                                                                                                                      McKellar, Angela
                                                                                                                                                                                           Beth Israel Medical Center,          Kofford, Nathaniel David              Air Force recruiter
                                                                           Internal Medicine Program,                                                 University of Arizona Affiliated                                          Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
                                                                                                                 Candidate                            Hospitals, Emergency Medicine        Obstetrics-Gynecology Program,
                                                                           Washington DC                                                                                                                                        Center, Anesthesiology Program,
                                                                                                                 Glissmeyer, Eric Wallace             Program, Arizona                     New York
                                                                           Wilde, Nicole                                                                                                                                        New Hampshire
                                                                                                                 Children’s Hospital Boston,          Pelo, Jared William                  Empey, Ryan Bruce
                                                                           University of Utah Affiliated                                                                                   University of Iowa Hospitals and     Lambert, Paul Elwin
                                                                                                                 Pediatrics Program, Massachusetts    University of Virginia, Emergency
                                                                           Hospitals, Internal Medicine                                                                                    Clinics, Obstetrics-Gynecology       University of Michigan Hospital-
                                                                           Program, Utah                         Hanson, Liina Maaria                 Medicine Program, Virginia                                                Ann Arbor, Anesthesiology
                                                                                                                                                                                           Program, Iowa
                                                                                                                 Pediatric Medicine Program           Quick, Nichole Amber                                                      Program, Michigan
                                                                           PSyCHIATRIC MEDICINE                  Candidate                            UC Davis Medical Center,             Evans, Jennifer Louise
                                                                                                                                                                                           Indiana University School of         Lines, Robin Elizabeth
                                                                           Tuskenis, Elena Vilija                Jessop, Katherine Marie              Emergency Medicine Program,                                               University of Florida-Shands
                                                                                                                                                      California                           Medicine, Obstetrics-Gynecology
                                                                           St. Vincent’s Hospital, Psychiatric   Pediatric/Family Medicine Program                                         Program, Indiana                     Hospital, Anesthesiology Program,
                                                                           Medicine Program, New York            Candidate                                                                                                      Florida

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News Notebook                                                                                                                                                                                                                                News Notebook

Moran Eye Center Participates In Nationwide Study                                                                                                  The Department of Obstetrics                                 Mentoring Model

Patients and surgeons from the John A.             in determining suitability of                                                                   and Gynecology Receives                                      Developed at Department
Moran Eye Center participated in a five-           tissue for transplantation, and
year study concluding that cornea trans-           donor age may be less impor-                                                                    $2.1 Million Award                                           of Pediatrics
plant success rates for donors age 66-75           tant than previously thought.
years was the same as donors ages 2-65.           The study has provided a                                                                        C. Matthew Peterson, M.D. ’8, the John A. Dixon             Junior faculty initiating a career in modern academic
Both groups showed an 86 percent suc-              wealth of other information                                                                     Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics          medicine – women and men – face several challenges
cess rate. Because of this new finding, the        about cornea transplant sur-                                                                    and Gynecology and Co-Investigators Michael W.               distinct to our era: The increasing complexity of
donor age pool—often limited to donors             vival, and additional impor-                                                                    Varner, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Research,         mainstream medicine, higher thresholds for grant
65 and younger—should be expanded                  tant data will be collected as                                                                  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Joseph          funding, a dearth of senior clinical investigators,
to include donors up to 75 years of age.           the study is extended to                                                                        B. Stanford, M.D., M.S.P.H., Associate Professor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and increased regulatory requirements. Given
The study was funded by the National               0 years.”                                                                                      Department of Family and Preventive Medicine received
                                                                                                                                                                                                                these demands, the Department of Pediatrics has
Eye Institute (NEI) and published in the                 Donor corneas were                                                                        an award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National
                                                                                                                                                   Institute of Child Health and Human Development,             implemented mentor-centered faculty development
April issue of Ophthalmology.                      provided by 43 participat-
                                                                                     Dr. Mifflin M.D., teaching a student.                         National Institutes of Health for $2. million to            for junior faculty. The aim is to create and maintain a
      Mark Mifflin M.D., Associate                 ing eye banks including the
Professor of Cornea and External Disease,          Utah Lions Eye Bank at the                                                                      study Endometriosis: Natural History, Diagnosis and          culture of support and flexibility within a milieu that
was the Principle Investigator for Utah            Moran Eye Center. The Utah Lions Eye            eligibility, our donor pool has gradually       Outcomes (ENDO).                                             fosters academic excellence. “Flexibility” comprises
and also serves as the Medical Director            Bank was instrumental in providing sight        been on the decline since the Food and                The ENDO Study is a collaborative epidemiologic        advocacy and the recognized changing lifestyles
of the Utah Lions Eye Bank. He stated,             restoring corneas to more than 440 indi-        Drug Administration (FDA) began the             study designed to assess the relation between envi-          and attitudes of the present generation of physicians
“This well-designed, prospective, multi-           viduals last year. Director Chris Hanna         regulation of human tissues for transplant      ronmental exposure to polyhalogenated aromatic               entering a career in medicine.
center study confirmed that high quality           said this about the study: “The results         in 993. I am excited that we now have          hydrocarbon (PAH) chemicals plus other persistent                  Basic framework: Department-selected senior
tissue from older donors can be used               from this landmark study could not have         scientific evidence to support the              environmental chemicals and the incidence and sever-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                faculty members lead the three paths of academics:
successfully for middle-aged and older             come at a better time. Due to increased         inclusion of additional donors to our           ity of endometriosis among women aged 8-44 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the traditional physician-scientist, the clinician-scientist
recipients. Many factors are important             federal regulations on donor                    donor pool.”                                    PAHs are a class of persistent ubiquitous environmental
                                                                                                                                                   chemicals capable of bio-accumulating and bio-magnify-       (or clinical investigator), and the clinician-educator.
                                                                                                                                                   ing within the food chain, given their structural confor-    The model operates within two departmental
                                                                                                                                                   mation which resists degradation. The study is designed      infrastructures, the Children’s Health Research Center
                                                                                                                                                   to answer lingering etiologic questions about the role       and the recently-established Office of Clinical Research
Life-Altering Spinal Surgery Occurring at U’s Orthopaedic Center                                                                                   of these hormonally active environmental chemicals           in Pediatrics. The senior faculty leaders provide
                                                                                                                                                   (endocrine disruptors) and endometriosis, as well as         oversight for identifying individual mentors and
                                                                          orthopaedic surgery who practices at the University Orthopaedic          other gynecologic pathology. Participating women             committees for each of the junior faculty members
                                                                          Center and whose research focuses on ways to correct severe and          will complete an interview before surgery focusing on        regardless of career path. The myriad of resources
                                                                          crippling spinal deformities.                                            lifestyle and health history and agree to provide various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                within the Department and University for research,
                                                                                 Edward Henson was born with severe scoliosis and had a            biologic samples for toxicological analysis. Individuals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                (e.g., the Department grant writing workshop, regular
                                                                          stroke which almost killed him at birth. He had his first opera-         who wish to participate may enroll through a number of
                                                                                                                                                   private physician offices throughout the state. Interested   mentoring workshops) and education, (e.g., University
                                                                          tion at age five and 0 more before coming to Dr. Daubs for                                                                           teaching grants and masters in adult education) are
                                                                          help. “My entire life I’ve suffered with pain and hardly ever had        individuals may obtain more information at endostudy.
                                                                                                                                          or by contacting the Study Coordinator,             introduced to the faculty member at orientation and
                                                                          a full nights sleep. As I grew older the pain started to affect my
                                                                          everyday life and I was having trouble walking, standing and             Denise Lamb, RN at 80-585-2585 or 80-585-2945.             over the first two years. Meetings with the individual
                                                                          sitting. There were times when I didn’t want to live anymore.                                                                         mentor are on a regular basis, and meetings with the
                                                                          Going to school was hard too because kids would tease me, stare                                                                       mentoring committee occur every six months. The
                                                                          at me and talk behind my back,” Edward says. “I always prayed                                                                         goal is to provide the faculty with committed mentors
                                                                          for a miracle.”                                                                                                                       to help secure external funding or other appropriate
                                                                                 In December of 2006, Dr. Daubs performed life chang-                                                                           resources necessary to carry out their project
                                                                          ing surgery on Edward. The procedure included cutting small                                                                           objectives during their early years.
Image of Edward Henson’s pre-surgery and post surgery spine.              wedges out of the bone along the spine to change the angle and                                                                              While there exist many variables on the trajectory
                                                                          the curve. With long stainless steel rods and about 30 screws to                                                                      of success in academics (e.g., individual training in
Michael D. Daubs M.D. wondered how he was going to help                   anchor them to the spine, the spine-straightening surgery added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                research, support of the Division Chief, and of course,
Edward Henson. “When I first saw Ed I watched him walk in                 over five inches to his height. Standing tall and upright for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the faculty member herself ), the aim herein is to
my office and remember thinking, ‘How am I going to fix his               first time in his 24 years, he is as tall as his surgeon and it was a
spine? He was so off-balance and his spine was so convoluted.”            thrill for him to look straight into the eyes of the man he credits                                                                   provide the infrastructure and framework for success
Dr. Daubs is an orthopaedic surgeon and an assistant professor of         for giving him a new life.                                                                                                            within modern academic medicine.

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U Faculty Have High Profile at                                                                                                              Federal Government Awards $9 Million to Expand Utah Telehealth Network
American Academy of Neurology Conference                                                                                                    The University of Utah has been                situations such as potential stroke, burn,    at up to 80 sites around the state. Other
                                                                                                                                            awarded $9 million by the Federal              or severe trauma.                             UTN partners include Intermountain
The University of Utah Department                the largest international gathering of          on neuro-ophthalmology, and dementia       Communications Commission (FCC)                     “As our members have expanded            Healthcare, Utah Hospitals and Health
of Neurology had a high profile at the           neurologists and attracted about 3,000         and Alzheimer’s disease expert Norman      to expand the Utah Telehealth Network          their use of health information technol-      Systems Association, the State of Utah,
meeting of the American Academy of               physicians worldwide. Pulst, an interna-        L. Foster, M.D., professor of neurology,   (UTN), a system that allows patients in        ogy, they are exceeding current network       the Association of Utah Community
Neurology (AAN) in Chicago, with U               tionally regarded expert in identifying         chaired a course on diagnosing dementia.   rural areas to see medical specialists in      capacity,” said Marta Petersen, M.D.,         Health and the Utah Navajo Health
faculty both teaching courses and having         genes that cause Parkinson’s disease and             Of 00 outstanding abstracts          Salt Lake City via video communication.        medical director for the UTN and profes-      System (UNHS).
five published studies highlighted at the        other neurological movement disorders, is       highlighted at the conference five were          With the goal of serving more areas      sor of dermatology for the University of            The network is also used for
annual conference.                               chair of the AAN Science Committee.             authored by University of Utah faculty.    with greater reliability and stronger          Utah. “The FCC award will allow us to         transferring radiology images, continu-
      “We had a remarkable presence in                In addition to chairing part of            The papers covered studies on imaging      security, the FCC funding will be used         redesign the network to meet these grow-      ing education for health care profession-
the educational and scientific portions          the conference, Pulst directed a day-           in dementia; the diagnosis of dementia     to upgrade and expand the system’s             ing needs, and with increased speed and       als, and training sessions hosted by the
of the meeting,” said Stefan M. Pulst,           long course on neurogenetics. John L.           using advanced imaging techniques; the     infrastructure and its IT backbone down        capacity comes greater reliability.”          Department of Health. The majority

M.D., Dr. Med., professor and chair of           Greenlee, M.D., professor of neurology,         consequences of muscular dystrophy         the I-5 corridor. The UTN system has               The UTN has an -year his-              of the expansion project, termed Utah
neurology. “The neurology department             led a course on acute central nervous sys-      on the heart; ion channel dysfunction      the potential to be at least 0 times faster   tory of connecting hospitals, clinics,        ARCHES (Advancing Rural Connections
is steadily increasing its national and          tem infections. Kathleen B. Digre, M.D.,        and general ataxia (neurological move-     than a normal internet connection. This        health departments and health systems.        for Healthcare and E-health Services),
international visibility.”                       professor of neurology and ophthalmol-          ment disorders); and results of the Utah   is crucial for emergency assessment            Currently, the network connects to over       is set to be complete in 20.
      The conference, held in April, is          ogy/visual sciences, taught three courses       diabetic neuropathy study.                                                                30 sites; the expansion will allow service

                                                                                                                                            Stefan-M. Pulst, M.D., Dr. med.
                                                                                                                                            Hired to Chair U’s Department of Neurology
Collaboration Key for                                                        The Utah Sports Research Network supports inter-de-            In October of 2007 Dr. Stefan-M Pulst                                                       patents relating to disease gene discovery
                                                                                                                                            was hired as Chairman of the Department                                                     and animal models. Work in his labora-
Utah Sports Research Network                                                 partmental and inter-institutional relationships to over-
                                                                             come existing barriers to sports medicine research by:         of Neurology at the University of Utah                                                      tory is funded by grants from the National
                                                                                                                                            School of Medicine. Prior to this appoint-                                                  Institutes of Health and the US Army
The Utah Sports Research Network (USRN) grew out of a desire                 •	 Advocating	for	high	institutional	standards	for		           ment he was Director of the Division                                                        Neurofibromatosis Research Program.
to increase research collaboration between investigators in Sports           	 student	athlete	health	and	wellness                          of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical                                                              Dr. Pulst served on the Education
Science and Sports Medicine across the campus of the University                                                                             Center in Los Angeles and holder of the                                                     Committee of the American Academy
of Utah. Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH, Associate Professor with                    •	 Identifying	a	lead	individual	at	each	institution	to		      Carmen and Louis Warschaw Chair in                                                          of Neurology, was the founding chair of
the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and also                    	 facilitate	faculty	and	athletic	department		                 Neurology. He was also a Professor of                                                       the Section on Neurogenetics and of the
Director of the University’s practice-based research network, the            	 participation	in	research
                                                                                                                                            Medicine, Neurology, and Neurobiology                                                       Basic Science Subcommittee. He has been
Utah Health Research Network (UHRN), the Primary Care                        •	 Building	inter-investigator	relationships	and		 	           at the UCLA School of Medicine. He                                                          a member of the American Academy of
Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and team physician for the               	 awareness	to	promote	research	collaboration                  received his neurological training at the                                                   Neurology Science Committee since 2004
University of Utah Athletic Department, felt poised to create a                                                                             Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in                                                         and Chair since 2006. Until recently, he
sports research network. The Network allows improved research                •	 Facilitating	access	to	the	large	volumes	of		               Germany and at Harvard Medical School                                                       chaired the NIH Genetics of Health and
efforts at the University of Utah, as well as expands sports-related         	 data	needed	by	investigators                                 in Boston. He then went on to do a                                                          Disease study section. He was on the
research outside the institution to include other universities                                                                              postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology        and invertebrate models to understand        editorial board of Continuum, was past
                                                                             •	 Providing	a	mechanism	for	athletic		
within the state and in Utah high schools.                                                                                                  at UCSF where he worked with Dr. Earl          normal and pathologic functions of hu-       editor-in-chief of the international journal
                                                                             	 department	leaders	to	raise	questions	to	be		 	
     The Utah Sports Research Network has a 3 member Board                  	 investigated	by	network	researchers                          Mayeri on peptidergic neurotransmission        man disease genes. Recently, his work has    Current Genomics, and currently serves
of Directors representing Family and Preventive Medicine,                                                                                   in aplysia.                                    also branched out into understanding the     on the editorial boards of Nature Clinical
Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,                    •	 Developing	network-wide	data	collection	                         His research focuses on inherited         genomic structure of human visual atten-     Practice Neurology, Journal of Molecular
Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise and Sports Science,            	 and	health	surveillance	protocols                            diseases of the nervous system with an         tion. He has co-authored more than 30       Neuroscience, Cerebellum, Experimental
Athletics, and the Vice President’s office. The Board meets                                                                                 emphasis on spinocerebellar ataxias and        peer-reviewed manuscripts including          Neurology, and Neurogenetics. He has
                                                                             •	 Working	with	Institutional	Review	Boards	to	
monthly to review ongoing projects, discuss development of new                                                                              Parkinson disease. Another interest relates    papers in Nature, Nature Genetics, Human     edited books on neurogenetics, genetics
                                                                             	 facilitate	the	review	process	for	research
projects, and facilitate research for other investigators. Currently                                                                        to genes controlling proliferation of          Molecular Genetics, American Journal         of movement disorders, and on the ataxias
two studies have been completed within USRN and there are                                                                                   Schwann cells and their role in neural crest   of Human Genetics and the Journal of         and spastic paraplegias.
seven other studies underway.                                                                                                               development. His group uses vertebrate         Neuroscience. He has been awarded 7 US

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        Alumni Highlights                                                                                 Alumni Notebook                                                                                                                          Alumni Notebook
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           James R. Swenson                            UDOH Director David Sundwall ‘69                                                       Marilyn Roubidoux, M.D. ’84 honored with University of
           ‘59 Symposium Day                           Elected to Lead National Health Group                                                  Michigan Community Service Award
           Honored with George S.
Endowed Symposium
                                                                                                                                              Marilyn Roubidoux, M.D. ’84 recently          teaching modules have                                           visit. While relatively
                                                       Utah Department of Health (UDOH)
                                                                                                                                              received the Community Service Award          also been used to train                                         simple in concept, the
           and Dolores Dore’ Eccles                    Executive Director David N. Sundwall,
                                                                                                                                              for faculty at the University of Michigan,    nurses and commu-                                               Telemammography proj-
                                                       MD, was elected president of the
           Foundation Endowment                        Association of State and Territorial
                                                                                                                                              where she is a professor of radiology. She    nity health representa-                                         ect required a tremendous
                                                                                                                                              received the award as recognition for her     tives in Mayo Clinic’s                                          amount of work to make
                                                       Health Officials (ASTHO) in a unani-
           The Division of Physical Medicine                                                                                                  work with the Northern Plains Indian          Native American WEB                                             it operational. What Dr.
                                                       mous vote during the Association’s
           and Rehabilitation at the University                                                                                               Health Service on breast cancer screening.    Program.                                                        Roubidoux began as a
                                                       annual meeting. ASTHO is the lead-
           of Utah School of Medicine recently                                                                                                She has provided culturally relevant meth-          To improve access                                         pilot trial in 2006 is now
                                                       ing voice for state and territorial public
           received a $00,000 endowment                                                                                                      ods of educating Native American women        to diagnostic mammog-                                           a full-fledged clinical
                                                       health initiatives across the nation. It
           from the George S. and Dolores                                                                                                     about breast disease and has followed         raphy in rural areas Dr.                                        operation funded by the
                                                       supports work on a wide range of state,
           Dore’ Eccles Foundation to support                                                                                                 those educational efforts with a practi-      Roubidoux coordi-                                               Indian Health Service.
                                                       national and global public health issues
           the annual James R. Swenson, M.D.                                                                                                  cal method of improving their access to       nated the Indian Health                                         The IHS screens up to
                                                       including emerging infectious diseases;
           Scientific Symposium Day. Dr.                                                                                                      screening and diagnostic mammography.         Service Mobile Digital                                          three dozen patients a
                                                       chronic disease prevention; pandemic,
           Swenson, Class of ’59 was awarded this                                                                                                   To teach the principles of breast       Mammography Project, organizing the           day in this manner.
                                                       natural disaster, and bioterrorism pre-
           tribute due to his selfless dedication to                                                                                          cancer detection in a way that is cultur-     remote transmission of screening mam-              Among her many honors and awards,
                                                       paredness; environmental health; access
           patient care, accomplishments in train-                                                                                            ally relevant to Native American women,       mograms from Indian Health Service sites      Dr. Roubidoux received the Department
                                                       to care; and infrastructure and systems
           ing many students and residents, as                                                                                                Dr. Roubidoux developed an interactive        at reservations in the Northern Plains to     of Veterans Affairs Service Award in
                                                       development.                                 Dr. Sundwall is a primary                 computer-based learning module based          the University of Michigan. This remote       2000; the bronze medal for her scientific
           well as his contributions to the field of         Dr. Sundwall is a primary care
           PM&R. This funding will guarantee           physician with more than two decades         care physician with more than             on popular television game shows. She         transmission and real-time interpretation     exhibit, Breast Cancer Detective, from the
           that Dr. Swenson’s legacy will live on                                                                                             designed four interactive games and made      of digital mammography is groundbreak-        American Roentgen Ray Society; and the
           and inspire future generations.
                                                       of experience in public policy and           two decades of experience in              them available free on the Internet or        ing work that has required an enormous        Moccasin Award from the Aberdeen Area
                                                       service. He earned his medical degree
                 The James R. Swenson, M.D.            at the University of Utah College of         public policy and service.                via compact disk. More than ,00 of          amount of technological coordination          Indian Health Service in 2003. She is list-
           Scientific Symposium Day was estab-                                                                                                the CDs have been distributed to health       between a mobile van housing a mam-           ed in The Consumers’ Research Council
                                                       Medicine and completed further train-
           lished in 2006 to honor Dr. Swenson’s                                                                                              care providers and individual patients.       mography unit and a technologist. Images      Guide to America’s Top Radiologists and
                                                       ing at the Harvard Family Medicine           systems. Prior to that appointment,
           contributions as Chair of the Division                                                                                             In Hawaii the Imi’hale Native Hawaiian        are remotely transmitted via satellite to a   in 2007 was included in The Best Doctors
                                                       Residency Program. He remains on             he was Administrator in the Health
           of PM&R for 37 years and as a past                                                                                                 Cancer Awareness Research & Training          land station in New York and then over-       in America list. She is a scientific reviewer
                                                       the faculty of the University of Utah        Resources and Services Administration.
           President of the American Academy of                                                                                               Network uses the game to educate their        land to the University of Michigan where      for Cancer and the American Journal of
                                                       School of Medicine as Associate                    Dr. Sundwall has served as
           Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.                                                                                              patient population. In addition, com-         images are read and real time interpreta-     Roentgenology, has made 48 scientific
                                                       Professor in the Department of Family        an advisor, task force member and
           This symposium highlights the recent                                                                                               munity outreach staffs from the five          tions are transmitted back to the mobile      presentations at national professional
                                                                                                    chairman of numerous committees

                                                                                                                                             Endowed Scholarship
                                                       and Preventive Medicine.
           research accomplishments and schol-                                                                                                Native Hawaiian health care systems           van. Patients who frequently travel many      meetings and published 7 articles in
                                                             In a distinguished career of           involved with public health policy
           arly activity in the Division of PM&R                                                                                              have had access to the game; the health       miles to the remote clinics can have a        peer-reviewed journals and is a fellow
                                                       academic appointments, public                and quality including those connected
           and the PM&R Residency Training                                                                                                    systems provide services to an average of     screening mammography, results and ad-        of the Society of Breast Imaging.
                                                       service and policy development, Dr.          with the Centers for Disease Control
           Program.                                                                                                                           25,000 Native Hawaiians annually. These       ditional views obtained during a same-day
                                                       Sundwall has been widely recognized          and Prevention and the Food and
                                                       for his professional achievements and        Drug Administration. In addition, his
                                                       contributions to healthcare policy           federal experience included serving
                                                       and advocacy. He was most recently           as the Assistant Surgeon General in
                                                       President of the American Clinical           the Commissioned Corps of the U.S.
                                                       Laboratory Association from 994 to          Public Health Service. During this
                                                       2003 and subsequently Senior Medical         period, he had adjunct responsibili-
                                                                                                                                              Walter T. Mullikin M.D. Endowed Scholarship Established
                                                       and Scientific Officer. He holds             ties at the Department of Health and      During his lifetime Walter T. Mullikin, M.D., ‘45 achieved many significant milestones. Along with serving twice as the mayor of
                                                       three medical school faculty appoint-        Human Services (HHS) including:           Artesia, CA he founded Mullikin Medical Centers in 960. By 995 Mullikin Medical Centers had grown to include a 99-bed hospital
                                                       ments, including Clinical Associate          Co-Chairman of the HHS Secretary’s        and 52-multi-specialty clinics in 3 states, employing nearly 3,000 physicians. and healthcare professionals. Mullikin medical centers
                                                       Professor, Department of Community           Task Force on Medical Liability           transformed the availability and quality of medicine and healthcare in Southern California by providing affordable, quality healthcare
                                                       and Family Medicine at Georgetown            and Malpractice, and was the              to hundreds of thousands of patients.
                                                       University College of Medicine,              HHS Secretary’s Designee to the                Dr. Mullikin was a practicing general surgeon before founding Mullikin Medical Centers. He was the company’s CEO until
                                                       Washington, D.C. He has held numer-          National Commission to Prevent            it merged with the Atlanta-based healthcare group MedPartners in 995 forming MedPartners Mullikin, the largest managed-care
                                                       ous positions in the public health           Infant Mortality.                         provider in the country. MedPartners Mullikin was the first privately owned network of doctors to be traded on the New York Stock
                                                       sector: from 988 to 994, he was                                                      Exchange, an enormous feat attributed to the long-term vision of Dr. Mullikin.
                                                       Vice President and Medical Director                                                         In recognition of his significant achievements, and appreciation of the training he received at the University of Utah Medical
                                                       of American Healthcare Systems, an                                                     School, his family has gifted a $00,000 scholarship to the School of Medicine in his name ensuring that his impact on the practice
                                                       alliance of not-for-profit multi-hospital                                              of medicine will continue into perpetuity.

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962                                        2002, 2004 and 2005. Dr. Hall was           in Salt Lake City. He is an associ-                               Joseph Q. Jarvis,    990                                         surgery. He and his family love the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kirk Leininger, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Leininger practices medicine at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    office in American Fork, UT. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 2005 a third Mumford boy,
                                            a member of Rogue Valley Medical            ate clinical professor for the U of U                             M.D.
                                            Center Board 990-996 and president        Department of Ophthalmology                                       Dr. Jarvis has                               Kyle Barnett,        warmth of Arizona, but miss skiing at       Utah Valley Regional Medical Center         Max, was added to the family.
Laurence Gee                                                                                                                                                                                                                times during the winter                     in Provo. He has served as a medical
Dr. Gee is a retired pediatrician living    of RVMC staff from 993-994.               and is a past president of the Utah                               served at the                                M.D.
                                                                                        Ophthalmology Society.                                            State Health                                 Dr. Barnett has                                                  volunteer for Healing Hands for Haiti       Casey Cotant, M.D.
in North Salt Lake City.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and for the Deaf Olympics, hosted in        Dr. Cotant is serving in the Air Force
                                            M. Elizabeth Hale Hammond, M.D.                                                                               Officer in Nevada                            been practicing      995                                        Salt Lake City in 2007.                     and practicing nephrology at the
J. Richard Rees, M.D.                       Dr. Hammond is a professor at the U         Bruce T. Taylor, M.D.                                             and as faculty                               gastroenterology
                                            of U. She is a former chairman of the       Dr. Taylor is retired. He and his wife                            at the National                              in Shreveport                              Matthew                                                           Wilford Hall Medical Center near San
Dr. Rees is board certified in general                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jennifer Peters, M.D.                       Antonio, TX.
                                            pathology department at LDS Hospital        are teaching English in Qingdao, China     Jewish Center in Denver, Colorado. He                               Louisiana for the                          Hansen, M.D.
and thoracic surgery and practices                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Peters currently practices in
                                            and currently a member of the IHC           through BYU’s Kennedy Center.              was a Utah State Senate Candidate in                                past 4 years.                             Dr. Hansen went
part-time at the Medical Weight-Loss                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plymouth, Massachusetts, where she
and Nutritional Clinic in Ogden.            Board of Trustees. Dr. Hammond is                                                      2006. In the past Dr. Jarvis served as      This past April he moved back to Utah                              to the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        helped establish a successful hospitalist   2005
                                            currently editor of Amirsys, Inc., and                                                 board chair and president of the Utah       to start his practice with Granite Peaks                           of Michigan for
Dr. Rees was a surgeon and resident
                                            was recognized in 2005 by the College       977                                       Health Policy Project.                      gastroenterology in Sandy, Utah. He                                his residency in      practice at a community hospital.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scott Larson, M.D.
surgeon at the New York Hospital at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Since it was started in 2000, the prac-
                                            of American Pathologists as Pathologist                                                                                            and his family are excited to return to                            pediatrics and                                                    Dr. Larson is currently an anesthesia
Cornell University. He was Utah Heart                                                   Paul F. Bray, M.D.                                                                                                                                                              tice has grown from two practitioners
                                            of the Year. She received the University                                               Max S. Lundberg, M.D.                       Utah and he looks forward to seeing                                is currently a                                                    resident at Georgetown University.
Association Director from September                                                     Dr. Bray practices medicine at Jefferson                                                                                                                                        to ten and they are still growing. She
                                            of Utah’s School of Medicine’s                                                         Dr. Lundberg practices rheumatology         previous classmates.                         pediatric hematologist/oncologist in
972 to 980. He also did a guest                                                       Medical College in Philadelphia. He                                                                                                                                             likes to spend time with her family
                                            Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.                                                    at Alta View Hospital in Sandy, UT.                                                      Boise, Idaho
lectureship at the University of Utah                                                   has been Chief of Hematology at                                                                                                                                                 sailing and driving around the coast of     House Staff News
College of Nursing Masters Program                                                      Jefferson Medical College, direc-                                                      992                                                                                     New England.
from 974-975.                             Karl Douglas Nielson, M.D.
                                            Dr. Nielson lives in Heber City, UT         tor of the Cardeza Foundation for
                                                                                                                                   Paul McBride, M.D.
                                                                                                                                   Dr. McBride lives in Snohomish, WA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            996                                                                                    990-Neurology
                                                                                        Hematologic Research, and an investi-                                                  Lloyd Jensen, M.D.
J. Ronald Shaffer, M.D.                     and practices Neurosurgery at the Utah
                                                                                        gator for the Women’s Health Initiative.
                                                                                                                                   and is an allergist/immunologist for
                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Jensen practices pediatrics in Idaho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Holly Casey          200                                                               Louis J. Ptáček,
Dr. Shaffer is one of the original 22       State Hospital in Provo.                                                               the Everett Clinic. One of his most sig-                                                                        Wall, M.D.
                                                                                        He and his wife, Nancy, and their son                                                  at the Pocatello Children’s Clinic at the                                                                                                                   M.D.
primary care doctors who established                                                                                               nificant achievements was developing a                                                                          Dr. Wall is cur-     Ryan Williams, M.D.
                                                                                        Sean, live in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.                                                  Portneuf Medical Center. He is enjoy-                                                                                                                       Dr. Ptáček was
the Sacramento Sierra Medical Group         Klint H Stander, M.D.                                                                  clinical research center.                                                                                       rently a partner     Dr. Williams finished a triple board
                                                                                                                                                                               ing life in Idaho with his family.                                                                                                                          recruited to the
in Sacramento, CA. Since then it            Dr. Stander started the first open heart                                                                                                                                                               with her husband     residency in Boston and moved to
                                                                                        K. Ning Chang, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of
                                            surgery program in Provo, Utah in
has grown to 200 physicians and has
                                            982 and later opened an urgent care        Dr. Chang practices plastic surgery        987                                        Robert C. Moesinger, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and father-in-law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   They are building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tulsa for a fellowship in child abuse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and neglect. He is moonlighting,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Neurology at
become the Sutter Medical Group. Dr.                                                    at the California Pacific Medical                                                      Dr. Moesinger is a gastrointestinal                                                                                                                         the University
Shaffer was a board member for 9 ½          clinic at the Walter Knox Hospital in                                                                                                                                                                  their own office,    covering child psychiatry services for
                                                                                        Center and the California Plastic          John Adair, M.D.                            surgeon at McKay-Dee Hospital and                                                                                                    of California, San Francisco in
years and now sits on the benefits com-     Emmett, Idaho. He retired from                                                                                                                                                  med-spa, surgery center, and overnight      a local shelter that accommodates
                                                                                        Surgery Clinic in San Francisco. He        Dr. Adair practices neurology at            Ogden Regional Hospital. He has                                                                                                      2003. He is currently the Coleman
mittee. He and his wife, Carole, have       practicing cardiac, thoracic, and                                                                                                                                               room. She has recently returned from        children in the foster care system. He
                                                                                        received the Outstanding Clinical          the University of New Mexico in             been an assistant professor in surgical                                                                                              Distinguished Professor of Neurology,
three children and four grandchildren.      vascular surgery and currently is                                                                                                                                               a cleft lip and palate mission to Xi’an     and his wife, Vanh, have two little girls
                                                                                        Faculty Award from the University of       Albuquerque, NM.                            oncology and associate director of                                                                                                   Director, Division of Neurogenetics
Dr. Shaffer plays a little golf, likes to   working part-time in general                                                                                                                                                    China. She reports that her two and         and are enjoying life in Tulsa.
                                                                                        California, San Francisco. He is the                                                   surgical residency program at the                                                                                                    and Investigator, Howard Hughes
read mysteries, and continues to love       practice and urgent care.                                                                                                                                                       three year old sons “Keep me running!”
                                                                                        author of numerous articles and book       Rex Head, M.D.                              University of Maryland, as well as the                                                                                               Medical Institute. He was recently
the practice of medicine.                                                               chapters on various aspects of surgery.    Dr. Head supervises several mental          general surgery assistant chief of service                                               2002                                        elected to the Institute of Medicine
                                            970                                                                                   health clinics in southeastern Idaho.       at John Hopkins Hospital. He is mar-         997                                                                                    of the National Academies. His work
Leo M. Stevenson, M.D.                                                                  Kate Kohler, M.D.                          He is the founder and director of           ried to Sheila Magnon Moesinger and                                                                                                  involves investigating the genetic muta-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scott H. Mumford, M.D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In Memorium
Dr. Stevenson practices medicine at         David Coppin, M.D.                          Dr Kohler retired from practicing          the Orphanage Support Services              has five children.                           Kevin Gardner, M.D.                                                                     tions that contribute to a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Mumford continues to practice
McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.          Dr. Coppin retired after a career as        obstetrics/gynecology in January 2006.     Organization (OSSO) which supports                                                       Dr. Gardner is the medical director for                                                 genetic disorders of the brain,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pediatrics at the Utah Valley Pediatrics
He is currently in his thirty-eighth        an OB-GYN, first in the U.S. Army           She has served as an ACOG section          developing world orphanages and             Craig Shane, M.D.                            Lifeline EMT training. He has been                                                      nerve and muscle.
year of practice and assists in surgeries   followed by 27 years in Logan, dur-         chairman, as volunteer medical director    consults on orphanage care worldwide.       Dr. Shane is practicing emergency            married for 20 years and is the father of
and doing office gynecology. He has         ing which time he delivered 8,300           of Albany County Family Planning for       He is the father of five children and       medicine at LDS Hospital and                 two children. He currently resides in
been the mission physician for the          babies. He served as the Medical Staff      twenty-four years, knitted over ,000      currently resides with his wife, Melodie,   Intermountain Medical Center. He             Layton, Utah.
Utah Ogden Mission since the st of         President of the Physician Division         baby caps for newborns since 994,         in Rexburg, Idaho.                          is the chairman of LDS Hospital
December 2003. Dr, Stevenson has            Board at IHC and is currently chair         and has been married for 39 years.                                                     Department of Emergency Medicine             Todd Harris, M.D.
eleven children, twenty-nine grandchil-     of the Board of Trustees of the Utah        She currently resides in Green             Jamie E. Ohriner, M.D.                      and associate medical director of            Dr. Harris lives in Idaho Falls, ID and
dren and one great-grandchild.              Festival Opera Company. He had been         Valley, Arizona.                           Dr. Ohriner practices pediatrics at Fair    Intermountain Life Flight.                   practices anesthesiology at the Eastern
                                            married 42 years with 4 children and                                                   Oaks Hospital and has served as the                                                      Idaho Regional Medical Center.
W. Dean Wilcox, M.D.                        7 grandchildren. Dr. Coppin enjoys         Don L. Reese, M.D.                         Pediatric Unit medical director. She        Steven Warnock, M.D.                                                                            Bryce Betteridge, M.D.                     MD 946            03 Jan 07
Dr. Wilcox is an Emeritus Professor at      traveling and devotes a large part of his   Dr. Reese has completed twenty-six         is married to William Ohriner, who          Dr. Warnock practices medicine at            Anne M. Hutchinson, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine.        time to teaching and doing genealogical     years of private practice of dermatology   is also a pediatrician. They live in        Primary Children’s Medical Center and        Dr. Hutchinson worked in private                   Glen W. Corbett, M.D.                      MD 940            09 Nov 07
He is currently retired and living in       research.                                   in Salt Lake City. He and his wife,        McLean, VA and have four children.          Alta View Hospital. He did cranial           practice in Boston Massachusetts after
Atlanta, Georgia.                                                                       Rebecca, have five healthy children and                                                facial surgery with a volunteer service      her residency. In 2003 she joined
                                                                                        two marvelous grandchildren.                                                           in Guatemala. He is currently keeping        a practice in South Ogden and has                  Charles Gordan Frank, M.D.                 MD 962            9 Jan 08
                                            972                                                                                                                                                                            recently accepted a faculty position
967                                        Don Granger, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                               busy with his cosmetic surgery practice.
                                            Dr. Granger practices internal medicine     982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at the McKay-Dee Family Medicine                   V. Robert Kelly                            MD 95            05 Mar 08
Roger V. Hall, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Residency Program. Her son, Gabriel,
Dr. Hall practices as Rogue Valley
                                            and specializes in infectious diseases at                                                                                          994                                         was born in May of 2006.
                                            the University of Utah Medical Center       Stephen George Babel, M.D.                                                                                                                                                             E. Conrad Monson, M.D.                     MD 945            07 Feb 08
Medical Center in Medford, Oregon.
                                            and the Veteran’s Association Medical       Dr. Babel is an interventional radi-                                                   Keith Soderberg, M.D.                        David C. Larsen, M.D.
He has been senior cardiac surgeon
                                            Center.                                     ologist affiliated with Heart Hospital                                                 Dr. Soderberg practices in an eight          Dr. Larsen reports from Holladay, UT               Kenneth Wadsworth, M.D.                    MD 993            25 Mar 08
since 987. The heart program has
                                                                                        of New Mexico and the Gerald                                                           man ENT group in Tucson. They                that he finally got married and is now
received the “Solucient 00 Top
                                            Steven T. Jackson, M.D.                     Champion Regional Medical Center in                                                    cover three of the main hospitals in         the proud parent of three children.
Hospitals Cardiovascular Benchmark
                                            Dr. Jackson practices ophthalmology at      Alamogordo. He was recently inducted                                                   town and provide full service ENT,           He practices family medicine at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Walter T. Mullikin, M.D.                   MD 945            04 Apr 08
for Success Award” in 2000, 200,
                                            Cottonwood Eye and Laser Clinic             as a Fellow in the American College of                                                 allergy, pediatrics, and head and neck       Holladay Family Practice Clinic.
                                                                                        Radiology.                                                                                                                                                                             A. Hamer Reiser III, M.D.                  MD 976            0 Jun 08

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                                               2008                                                               2008 Graduates
                                                                                                                                                                            Doctor of
Graduates heading into Kingsbury Hall

                                                                                                                                                                             2008 Graduates

                                        Jaron Hanson, M.D., Will Cobell, M.D. Mike Rich, M.D. Joe
                                        Mortenson, M.D., Nate Kofford, M.D.

Shadi Ashrafi, M.D. receives her                                                                                  Chase Peterson, M.D. presenting graduation address
certificate from Dean David Bjorkman

                                                                                                                                                                             David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., Dean, School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                             A. Lorris Betz, M.D. Senior V.P. for Health Sciences,

Reciting the Hippocratic Oath                    Nate Kofford, M.D., Carrisa Sorensen, M.D., Franz Monroy, M.D.   Becky Kroll, M.D. and son Nicholas Kroll, Class of 2011

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                      Match Day
In recognition of their graduation from medical school and progression into residency training, the Class of 2008 celebrated with a
dinner party on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Salt Lake City. It was a time to share, what for many of them,
will be the last time together as a class before they begin the advanced training portion of their career. The School of Medicine
Alumni Association was a primary sponsor of the event.

                                                                                4th year Match Day party.

Michelle Regruto, Emily Deer amd friend

      Dinner Celebration
                                                            (Clockwise from Top Left) Emily Deer, Amy Wilson,
                                                            Kristi Rose, Sarah Moore, Elena Tuskenis, Mary Callis,
                                                            Michelle Regruto, Zoe Adler

Alex Watson, Matthew Kime
                                                                         Becky Kroll, Farrant Sakaguchi

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