of Giving.pdf by shenreng9qgrg132

VIEWS: 13 PAGES: 28

									 F A L L   2 0 0 9   N   A   P U B L I C AT I O N   O F   S O U T H W E S T E R N   M E D I C A L   F O U N D AT I O N




       Building a
Legacy
   of Giving
 The Charles Cameron Sprague Community Service Award Presented to the Dedman Family
Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees 2009
Edward M. Ackerman           Joseph M. (Jody) Grant          J. Blake Pogue                 The Heritage Society
Sara Melnick Albert          Rolf R. Haberecht, Ph.D.        Richard R. Pollock
Ruth C. Altshuler*           Ron W. Haddock                  Caren H. Prothro               O F S O U T H W E S T E R N M E D I C A L F O U N D AT I O N
Rafael M. Anchia             Joe Haggar III                  Hedley Rakusin, D.D.S
Charlotte Jones Anderson     Nancy Strauss Halbreich         Carolyn Perot Rathjen          Anonymous (10)                        Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. McCullough
Barry G. Andrews             LaQuita Hall                    Mike Rawlings                  Mr. and Mrs. James R. Alexander       Carmen Crews McCracken McMillan
Marilyn H. Augur             Paul W. Harris*                 John L. Roach                  George A. Atnip#                      Ferd C. and Carole W. Meyer
Doris Bass                   Linda W. Hart                   Mrs. John V. (Jean) Roach II   Marilyn Augur*                        William R. and Anne E. Montgomery
Paul M. Bass*                Joe V. Hawn Jr.                 Mrs. Joel H. (Linda) Robuck    Paul M. Bass*                         Robert H. Munger#
Peter Beck                   Jess T. Hay                     Robert D. Rogers               W. Robert Beavers, M.D.               Louis Nardizzi, M.D., Ph.D.*
Gil J. Besing                Fred Hegi                       Catherine M. Rose              Drs. Paul R. and Rebecca B.           Gerard Noteboom, M.D.
David W. Biegler             Jeff Heller*                    Billy Rosenthal                  Bergstresser                        Rhea T. O’Connor*#
                                                                                            Michael H. Bertino, M.D.*             Thomas F. O’Toole
Jan Hart Black               Tom Hicks                       Lizzie Routman*
                                                                                            Josephine L. Biddle#                  Mrs. Sam Papert Jr.
Cecilia Boone                Lyda Hill                       Steve Sands
                                                                                            Jules Bohnn, M.D.*                    Thomas J. Parr, M.D. and
George W. Bramblett Jr.      James M. Hoak                   John Field Scovell
                                                                                            Beth Ann Borden                          Joannie Parr
Dan Branch                   Sally S. Hoglund                George Seay III
                                                                                            Nancy L. Branch                       Selma L.# and I. Benjamin Parrill#
Diane Brierley               David B. Holl                   George A. Shafer*
                                                                                            Carol A. Brown, M.D.*                 Patricia M. Patterson*
Jean Ann Brock               T. Curtis Holmes Jr.            Karen L. Shuford
                                                                                            Cherie Brown                          Billy Joe Pendley
Robert W. Brown, M.D.        Philip J. Huber, M.D            Lisa K. Simmons                Antonio J. Campdera*                  Shirley Pollock*#
Stephen Butt                 Walter Humann                   Ted C. Skokos                  W. Plack Carr Jr.*                    Doris E. Porter, P.T.
W. Plack Carr Jr.            Hunter L. Hunt                  William T. Solomon*            Dr. and Mrs. Anthony C. Chang         Mrs. Ashley (Kathryn) Priddy
Edward H. Cary III           Ray L. Hunt*                    Paul Stoffel                   Emogene B. Clardy                     Muriel Rabiner
Jeff Chapman                 Rex V. Jobe                     Ellen Terry                    Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Click          W. Paul Radman, D.D.S.
Mary McDermott Cook          Judith Johnson                  Michelle Thomas                Phyllis M. Coit                       Nancy Carol Reddick*
David R. Corrigan            Bob Kaminski                    Jere W. Thompson Jr.           Frank Crawford, M.D.                  Tom B. Rhodes*
Berry R. Cox                 Wright L. Lassiter Jr., Ed.D.   John C. Tolleson               Dorothy R. Cullum*                    Frank Ribelin
Robert H. Dedman Jr.         Laurence H. Lebowitz            Gifford Touchstone             Edwin R. Daniels*                     Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Riggs Jr.
Thomas M. Dunning            John I. Levy                    Jack C. Vaughn Jr.             Doris Russell Dealey*#                Jack D. Russell
Timothy Eller                Wendy Lopez                     Carolyn W. Walker              Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D.             Mr. and Mrs. John Carl Rutledge
Matrice Ellis-Kirk           Sarah Losinger                  Tom Walter                     Anne and Brian Dethrow                Stephen Raymond Salomon
Sandra Street Estess         Ann E. Margolin                 William Walton, M.D.           Grant A. Dove#                        Hortense# and Morton Sanger#
Robert A. Estrada            John McStay                     Kay Watson                     Joyce Allison Eberts and              Lorraine Sulkin Schein#
Roy Gene Evans               Susan Byrne Montgomery          Carol West                               .
                                                                                              John P Eberts, M.D.                 Dr.# and Mrs. John W. Schermerhorn
I. D. (Nash) Flores III      Jennifer Mosle                  Jimmy Westcott                 Mack M. Elliott#                      Mr. and Mrs. William L. Schilling
Terry Flowers, Ph.D.         Mike A. Myers                   George W. Wharton, M.D.        Gene and Charlotte Emery              Hans J. Schnitzler
Gerald J. Ford               Charles E. Nearburg             Laura L. Wheat                 Pamela and Roy Gene Evans*            F. Michael Schultz, M.D.*
                                                                                            Richard Ferguson                      Bette Claire Schuttler
Kay Fortson                  Stephen Ozanne, M.D.            Fritzi Woods
                                                                                            Robert G. Freeman, M.D.#              Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay*#
Alan D. Friedman             Teresa Parravano                Donald Zale*
                                                                                            Gretchen and Gerald Fronterhouse      William D. Seybold, M.D.*#
Kathleen Gibson              Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.*
                                                             *Executive Committee member    Dr. and Mrs. Norman F. Gant           Doyle L. Sharp, M.D.*#
                                                                                            David Ginn, M.D.*                     Tom and Dorothy Shockley
Southwestern Medical Foundation Honorary Trustees                                           Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Pete Goldman*      Mr. and Mrs. George A. (Tom) Shutt*
Gilbert Aranza               Printice L. Gary                Cipriano Munoz                 Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Graham            John S. Smale, M.D.
Louis A. Beecherl Jr.        William R. Goff                 J. Fulton Murray Jr.           L. Ruth Guy, Ph.D.#                   Dr. and Mrs. Neal C. Small
Joanne Stroud Bilby, Ph.D.   F.B. Pete Goldman               Joe Boyd Neuhoff               Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich            Ellen K. and Robert L. Solender*#
                                                                                            Sydney and Wallace Hall*              William T. Solomon*
Gene H. Bishop               Lee Halford Sr.                 Mrs. Sam Papert Jr.
                                                                                            Nancy B. Hamon*                       Alayne W. Sprague
Albert C. Black Jr.          Howard Hallam                   Nancy Penson
                                                                                            John P Harbin
                                                                                                    .                             Charles C. Sprague, M.D.*#
Stuart M. Bumpas             Nancy B. Hamon                  Jack Pew Jr.
                                                                                            Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Harris*        Ronald G. Steinhart*
Daniel H. (Dan) Chapman      Charles M. Hansen Jr.           Charles Pistor Jr.
                                                                                            Helen B. and Arthur E. Hewett         Eleanor P Stevens#
                                                                                                                                            .
George V. Charlton                   .
                             John P Harbin                   Mrs. Ashley (Kathryn) Priddy
                                                                                            Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Hibbert*       S. C. Stewart, M.D.*
B. Gill Clements             Laurence E. Hirsch              Mary Stewart Ramsey
                                                                                            Lyda Hill                             Sally Seay Stout*
William P. Clements Jr.      Keith W. Hughes                 Tom B. Rhodes
                                                                                            J. Roger and Dorothy A. Hirl          Douglas H. Unger, M.D.*
Ray Clymer Jr.               Philip R. Jonsson               Leonard M. Riggs Jr., M.D.     James M. Hoak                         Irene Wadel#
Dan W. Cook III              Darrell E. Jordan               Pete Schenkel                  Edmund M. Hoffman*#                   Carolyn W. and Thomas C. Walker
Edwin R. Daniels             James W. Keay                   Paul R. Seegers                Mr. and Mrs.# S. Roger Horchow        Tim Wallace
Joe D. Denton                Dale V. Kesler                  Carl Sewell                    Dr. J. B. Howell#                     Jean and Tom Walter
Robert J. DiNicola           Gary Kusin                      George A. (Tom) Shutt          Keith and Cherie Hughes               Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Walton
Thomas J. (Tom) Engibous     David M. Laney                  Roger T. Staubach              Robert and Myra Hull                  Dr. and Mrs. Clark Watts*
Gregg L. Engles              Thomas C. Leppert               Starke Taylor Jr.              Mrs. Morris I. Jaffe*#                Arthur G. Weinberg, M.D.
Robert Ted Enloe III         Irvin L. Levy                   Liener Temerlin                Berneice C. Johnson#                  Pauline Weinberger*#
Jerry Farrington             Lester A. Levy Sr.              Jim L. Turner                  Judith K. Johnson*                    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis White
Robert I. Fernandez          Wales Madden Jr.                John J. Veatch Jr.             Rollin W. and Mary Ella King          Linda Poe White
Lee Fikes                    Mrs. Eugene McDermott           Kent Waldrep                   Christine Kumpuris*#                  Evelyn Whitman-Dunn*
David L. Florence            Harvey R. Mitchell              W. Ray Wallace                 Wright L. Lassiter Jr.*               Mr.# and Mrs. Lawrence E. Whitman*
Dr. Edwin S. Flores          W. A. (Tex) Moncrief Jr.        Jon B. White                   Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee         Florence L. and Frederic F.
Robert S. Folsom             Robert W. Mong Jr.              Evelyn Whitman-Dunn            Will and Liza Lee                        Wiedemann
Gerald W. Fronterhouse       Philip O'B. Montgomery III      Terry M. Wilson                Willis C. Maddrey, M.D. and           Dr. and Mrs. Kern Wildenthal
                                                                                              Ann Matt Maddrey, Ph.D.             Karol Lynn Wilson
Southwestern Medical Foundation Officers                                                    Nelson L. Mauldin                     Terry M. Wilson*
                                                                                            Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas May Jr.        Mr. and Mrs.# Ivor P Wold
                                                                                                                                                        .
William T. Solomon           Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.    Kay Pritchard                  James M.# and Rosalee McConnell
   Chairman of the Board        President                      Secretary
                                                                                            John and Melinda McConnell
Paul M. Bass                 W. Plack Carr Jr.               Katy Sinor
   Chairman Emeritus            Executive Vice President       Assistant Secretary          Kay Moran McCord-Watson               * = Charter Member
Ruth C. Altshuler            Donald W. Seldin, M.D.                                         Peter A. McCullough, M.D., M.P .H.*   # = Deceased
   Vice Chairman                Vice President for Medical
                                Center Relations
                                                                                             table of contents
                                                                                                      Table of Contents




Publication Directors
Randal L. Daugherty
                                                                                              Building a Legacy of Giving
                                                                                                     The Dedman family was honored                3
Kay Pritchard                                                                          with the Charles Cameron Sprague Community
                                                                                                Service Award. One of the state’s most
Editor
                                                                                             generous philanthropic families, they have
Susan Eckert
                                                                                                 provided significant support to higher
  Eckert Communications
                                                                                                      education, public charities, civic
Creative Director                                                                               organizations and medical institutions.
                                                                                                                              _________
Ken Maxwell
  Weber Shandwick                                                                                                Mended Hearts
                                                                                             Jonathan Ray traveled halfway across the
                                                                                                                                              10
Art Directors                           Robert H. (Bob) Dedman Jr., Rachael             world to Dallas for surgery to correct a hole in
Beth Pedersen                           Dedman, Nancy Dedman, W. Bobby Nail                     his heart just weeks after he was born.
Bill Vance                              and Patricia Dedman Nail discussed               Researchers at UT Southwestern are working
   Weber Shandwick                      their philosophy of giving.                          to find genetic targets to treat congenital
                                                                                                 heart defects and adult heart disease.
Photographers
                                                                                                                              _________
Louis Curtis
David Gresham
Danny Turner
                                                                                          Future Dermatologist Honored
                                                                                                with 2009 Ho Din Award
                                                                                                                                              14
                                                                                          Tyler Hollmig received the highest honor for
Writers                                                                                       a graduating senior at UT Southwestern.
Heidi Cannella and Patrick Wascovich,                                                                                         _________
  Editorial Managers
Rachel Skei Donihoo
Robin Loveman
                                                                                                New Trustees: Sharing
                                                                                        Leadership, Talent and Support
                                                                                                                                              16
                                                                                           Making a commitment to enhance medical
Katherine Morales
                                                                                         research, education and patient care, 13 civic
Erin Prather Stafford
                                        Thanks to Dr. Joseph M. Forbess’ expertise   and business leaders join the Foundation’s board.
                                                                                                                              _________
Editorial comments and                  in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, the
contributions are welcome.
Send correspondence to:
                                        hole in Jonathan Ray’s heart was repaired.                    Visionary Gift Puts
                                                                                              Opportunities Within Reach
                                                                                                                                              18
  Randal L. Daugherty                                                                      Former Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr.
  Southwestern Medical Foundation                                                          gave an unrestricted gift of $100 million to
  Cedar Maple Plaza                                                                     Southwestern Medical Foundation, the largest
  2305 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 150                                                          single cash gift to any Dallas institution.
  Dallas, Texas 75201-7805                                                                                                    _________
  (214) 351-6143
  Fax: (214) 352-9874
  E-mail: rdaugherty@swmedical.org
                                                                                                         Making a Difference
                                                                                             The Foundation thanks generous donors            20
                                                                                         who provide significant support for medicine.
                                                                                                                              _________

                                                                                                             In Good Company
                                                                                      Trustees met at the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical
                                                                                                                                              22
                                        Former Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr.
                                                                                     Building on May 28 for the 2009 Annual Meeting.
                                        made a transformative gift of $100 million                                            _________
                                        to Southwestern Medical Foundation.                      Trustee and Officer News
                                                                                              Follow news about honors and activities
                                                                                                                                              24
                                                                                           of Foundation trustees as they work to help
                                                                                                                  other organizations.



                                                                                                                     SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   1
    Letter from the President



                                        Dear friends:

                                        Since 1991, the Charles Cameron Sprague Community Service Award has provided an
                                        important means for Southwestern Medical Foundation to express its heartfelt thanks
                                        to those who go to extraordinary measures to support medical research, education and
                                        patient care.
                                              In 2009, for the first time ever, we are pleased to present the Community Service
                                        Award to a family. The Dedman family continues to build upon the example set by
                                        Nancy Dedman and her late husband, Robert H. Dedman Sr. Together, Mr. and Mrs.
                                        Dedman recognized the importance of educational institutions in building
                                        communities, and it is very gratifying to see the many ways in which members of the
                                        second generation – Patty, Robert Jr. and his wife, Rachael – have continually supported
                                        and expanded those ideals over many years.
                                              2009 has been a hallmark year for the Foundation in many ways, but especially
                                        notable was a remarkable gift from a previous Sprague Community Service awardee,
                                        Gov. William P. Clements Jr. At a time when charitable organizations are facing
                                        unusually difficult challenges in a troubled economic climate, we were thrilled to learn
                                        from Gov. Clements that he had decided to donate $100 million to the Foundation
                                        for the benefit of UT Southwestern Medical Center – the largest single cash gift to
                                        any institution in Dallas’ history. Gov. Clements and his wife, Rita Crocker Clements,
                                        have provided tremendous leadership and resources to the Foundation and the
                                        Medical Center for many years, and this latest contribution will be truly transformative
                                        in its impact.
                                              An institution that hopes to continue to receive the level of commitment exemplified
                                        by the Dedmans and the Clements must depend on a steady influx of new ideas and
                                        support from younger generations. This spring, Foundation trustees elected 13 new
                                        members to the board. Please see the story on page 16 to learn why these individuals
                                        have dedicated their time and resources to keeping the Foundation and UT South-
                                        western – and our entire community and region – dynamic and successful.
                                              Since it was founded in 1939, Southwestern Medical Foundation has provided the
                                        integral bond between the medical and business communities. Today, this bond is even
                                        stronger, as evidenced by many factors: the outpouring of support for the recently
                                        completed Innovations in Medicine campaign; the evolution of a medical school that is
                                        now recognized as ranking among the top institutions in the world; and the Medical
                                        Center’s collaborative, productive relationship with its affiliated hospitals, which
                                        are outstanding in their own right. Please consider assisting our efforts to accelerate the
                                        momentum of success by helping Endow the Future of Medicine.


                                        Sincerely,




                                        Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
                                        President
                                        Southwestern Medical Foundation




2   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
T    H E                   D   E D M A N   F   A M I L Y



 The Charles
   Cameron
   Sprague
 Community
Service Award
 Presented to
 the Dedman
    Family
  By Rachel Skei Donihoo




                 Building a



                                                  SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   3
    T          H          E             D      E       D        M         A     N               F       A        M         I      L      Y




    Robert H. (Bob) Dedman Jr., Nancy Dedman, Patricia Dedman
                                                                          Clements Jr., Joe M. Dealey, Jerry Farrington, Earl A. Forsythe,
    and Robert Dedman Sr. in 1981.
                                                                          F.B. Pete Goldman, Cecil H. Green, Nancy B. Hamon, Jess Hay,
                                                                          Adelyn and Edmund Hoffman, Sydney and J.L. Huffines, Nancy
       Southwestern Medical Foundation has honored                        Ann and Ray L. Hunt, J. Erik Jonsson, George L. MacGregor,
    select individuals who have provided extraordinary support in         Margaret M. McDermott, Sammye and Mike Myers, Edith and
    enhancing patient care, medical education and medical research in     Peter O’Donnell Jr., Margot and Ross Perot, Madeleine and
    North Texas. This year the organization named the Dedman              T. Boone Pickens, Caren and C. Vincent Prothro, Charlene and
    family, whose name has become synonymous with generosity, as          Lee Raymond, Laura and Jack Roach, Ralph B. Rogers, Sarah M.
    the 2009 recipients of its highest recognition, the Charles Cameron   and Charles E. Seay, Annette and Harold C. Simmons, Jean
    Sprague Community Service Award. Nancy Dedman and her late            and Dr. Bob Smith, Gay F. and William T. Solomon, Dr. Charles
    husband, Robert Dedman Sr.; their daughter, Patricia Dedman           Cameron Sprague, Jean and Tom Walter, and Donald Zale.
    Nail; and their son, Robert H. Dedman Jr., and his wife, Rachael,
    join an elite list of community leaders whose dedication and long        The Dedman Family
    service to Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center has earned          Through their tireless leadership, the Dedmans have drawn
    them the award.                                                       The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and
       In 1991, the Foundation created a community service award,         the entire Dallas community into their vision for a better world.
    which later was renamed the Charles Cameron Sprague                   Their philanthropic efforts and humanitarianism have translated
    Community Service Award in honor of the Foundation’s former           into significant support of charitable organizations worldwide
    president, chief executive officer and chairman emeritus, and in      and paved the way for major clinical care and research endeavors
    recognition of the significant and lasting influence his leadership   at the Medical Center.
    had on medicine in our area.                                             One of the state’s most generous philanthropic families,
       Prior award recipients have included: Ruth Collins Altshuler,      the Dedmans gave a landmark $12 million gift to Southwestern
    James W. Aston, Paul M. Bass Jr., Julie T. and Louis A. Beecherl      Medical Foundation last year to establish the Dedman
    Jr., H. R. (Bum) Bright, Nancy Brinker, Rita C. and William P.        Family Endowed Program for Scholars in Clinical Care
                                                                          at UT Southwestern.
4   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
   The Dedman Foundation, created in 1995 by the late Robert H.          Dallas and the Women’s Council at the Dallas Arboretum. She is
Dedman Sr., has given significant support to higher education,           actively involved in the Katy Trail, the Dallas Contemporary
public charities, civic organizations and medical institutions.          Art Museum, Best Buddies, the Cattle Baron’s Ball, The Family
   The Dedmans and their foundation have made numerous gifts             Place, and The Chiapas Project with a focus on microfinancing
to Southern Methodist University, including donations for the            for women. In 2008, she married W. Bobby Nail, a real
Dedman School of Law, the Dedman College of Humanities and               estate developer specializing in luxury projects in unique,
Sciences, the Dedman Life Sciences building and the Dedman               upscale environments.
Center for Lifetime Sports. The Dedman School of Hospitality at            We had the opportunity to sit down with the Dedmans to talk
Florida State University is also named in honor of Robert Dedman         to them about their accomplishments, philosophies and dreams.
Sr. The University of Texas at Austin established the Dedman
Merit Scholars program, thanks to the family’s support.                  Mrs. Dedman, you and Robert Sr., along with the
   Robert H. Dedman Sr., who passed away in 2002, was the                rest of your family, have provided significant support
founder of Dallas-based ClubCorp, a leading operator of golf             to countless organizations. What inspired you
courses, private clubs and resorts. He received numerous                 and your husband to create and continue this legacy
honors throughout his career, including Texas Entrepreneur of the        of generosity?
Year, Dallas Humanitarian of the Year, Texas Business Hall of              Nancy: Bob and I just came to the conclusion that we had
Fame, and the Horatio Alger Award.                                       been blessed, and we simply wanted to share it with others. We
   Nancy McMillan Dedman was married for 49 years to Mr.                 both came from families that instilled in us a desire to give back.
Dedman. She was vice president of interior design at ClubCorp            My husband had a very generous heart, and I grew up with a
prior to its sale. Mrs. Dedman has served on the Board of                grandmother who lived her life helping the less fortunate. During
Visitors for UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics, the         the Great Depression, I remember seeing my grandmother feed
board of the Shelter Ministries of Dallas, and the Salvation             people who had lost their jobs. They were riding the railroads in
Army Advisory Board. She also is a supporter of the Dallas               the 1930s and would stop at my grandparents’ house because they
Museum of Art, the Texas Ballet Theater and the Dallas Center            knew they could count on a hot meal. Those kinds of experiences
for the Performing Arts. She was honored with the Annette                really touched me and inspired me to point my life in that direction.
Strauss Humanitarian Award and the SMU Distinguished Alumni
Award in 2004. Together, she and her husband received the Flora
Award and SMU’s Mustang Award.                                           Nancy and Robert Dedman Sr. meet with President George H.W. Bush.
     The couple’s son, Robert H. (Bob) Dedman Jr., former
chairman of the board of ClubCorp, is the general partner
of Putterboy Ltd. (the owner of Pinehurst Resort and Country
Club) and president and chief executive officer of the Dedman’s
family office, DFI Management Ltd. He serves on the boards
of Southwestern Medical Foundation, SMU, the UT Austin
Development Board, the Southwest Region of the Boys &
Girls Clubs of America, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts,
the Dallas Museum of Art and The Hockaday School.
   Mr. Dedman’s wife, Rachael, is involved in The Crystal Charity
Ball and serves on the boards of The Sweetheart Ball, Meadows
School of the Arts at SMU, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
President’s Advisory Committee and UT South-western’s Board of
Visitors and Patient Services Committee. She and her mother-in-
law co-chaired the 2009 Sweetheart Ball, which set a new funding
record for the charity. She also is on Mrs. Laura Bush’s special
advisory board for the Women’s Initiative.
     Patricia Dedman Nail spent 15 years in private practice as a
psychotherapist while teaching at SMU. She served on ClubCorp’s
board for 26 years, through the sale of the company, while
participating in interior design editing for clubs and resorts. She is
now a partner at Putterboy Ltd. and has an interior design
business. She serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of
                                                                                                                   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   5
                                                                          paint and too proud to whitewash.” Education allowed my father
                                                                          to rise above that. He got four degrees in five years – thanks in
                                                                          part to a Navy program that sent him to college instead of the war.
                                                                          I think he really understood that education elevates your standards
                                                                          and gives you an opportunity to see different worlds. That’s the
                                                                          reason so much of what we do from a philanthropic standpoint
                                                                          has been targeted toward education.
                                                                             Patty: My father used to say, “The more you learn, the more
                                                                          you earn.” I think that’s really true.
                                                                             Bob: And he continued by saying, “The more you learn, the
                                                                          more you live.”

                                                                          Robert Sr. was known for sharing jokes, quotes and
                                                                          anecdotes with others to make a point. In fact,
                                                                          you, Bob, have compiled two books of aphorisms
                                                                          gathered from your reading of history and literature.
                                                                          Do any of you have any personal favorites you’d
                                                                          like to share?
                                                                            Bob: One of the keys to his success was his sense of humor. He
                                                                          loved humor, even dark humor. One of his sayings was, “Cheer
                                                                          up, things could be worse. So he cheered up, and sure enough,



    Nancy and Robert Dedman Sr. attend a reception with Prince Charles.


    Bob and Patty, how and when did you develop
    your own commitment to community and
    philanthropic activities?
      Bob: A good part of that ethic stems from our faith. My father
    always used the biblical injunction, “To whom much has been
    given, much is required,” and that idea certainly was instilled in
    Patty and me. Our parents were great role models. When I was 6
    or 7 years old, refugees were fleeing Cuba and coming to the
    United States. Our church sponsored a program where American
    families could “adopt” Cuban refugees, and I remember feeding
    these families who had been completely uprooted, thousands
    of miles from home and unable to speak English, and it made an
    incredible impression on me. I began to experience the real
    meaning of charity and community.
      Patty: Philanthropy was never a choice for us because it was
    just a part of life. Our parents were wonderful examples of what
    people can do for one another, and I think my personal mission to
    give back has been an extension of that.

    Much of your philanthropy has been focused on
    educational institutions. Please tell us your views
    about the importance of education.
      Bob: Education was very important to my father. He grew up
    poorer than poor. He always used the expression, “Too poor to


                                                                          Nancy and Robert Dedman Sr. relaxing at home.
6   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
T        H        E               D         E       D        M         A      N               F        A        M           I       L         Y




Nancy Dedman and Robert Dedman Sr. at the family’s famous Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.


things got worse.” On a more serious note, my dad used to talk         meant giving back as much as we can. If there is a legacy he would
about the “thrill of giving while living.” We have been trying         like for us to carry on, I think “giving while living” would be it.
to make that part of our family’s mission – our purpose in life – to
give as much as we can while we’re still here.                         In 2008, the Dedman Foundation pledged
   Nancy: Yes, he understood – as we all do – that you can’t take      $12 million to Southwestern Medical Foundation
it with you.                                                           to establish and sustain the Dedman Family
   Patty: Things he said reverberate through my mind almost            Endowed Program for Scholars in Clinical Care at
every day. I actually can remember some of his sayings and stories     UT Southwestern. How did this gift come about,
in my sleep. He had such a presence about him, which I think           and why is this area important to your family?
is why I remember him so vividly. He was a very generous person,          Bob: We were fortunate enough to sell our family business
and he had such a big heart. Everything he did reflected that.         several years ago, which gave us the opportunity to be more
   Nancy: Shortly before Bob died, Patty interviewed him on            involved philanthropically with the Medical Center. When we first
videotape. During the interview, she asked him how he wanted to        started talking to Dr. Kern Wildenthal, it was apparent that
be remembered. He said he wanted to be remembered as a                 the growth of UT Southwestern depended on both bricks and
founder, a builder and a giver. Now it’s on his epitaph.               brains. We really wanted to focus on the “brains” aspect because
                                                                       we were, and are, incredibly impressed by the example of a
Mr. Dedman often spoke about his P.L.A.N. 4 Life,                      gift made many years ago to support basic research and endow
highlighting four values for a balanced and fulfilling                 scholars. We thought there was an opportunity to achieve
life – Planning, Learning, Attitude and Noble                          something similar. By leveraging off the incredible success of the
Purpose. How do you incorporate these values?                          basic research side, we wanted to infuse the clinical care
   Bob: He was known for his speech where he used a four-leg           component, as well, in order to develop a renewed synergy
chair to illustrate the importance of balance. Each leg of the chair   between the two. When knowledge and research coming out of the
stood for a different value: P for planning; L for learning; A for     labs can translate into clinical trials, it effectively gives us more
attitude; and N for Nancy, who symbolized the importance of            shots on the goal, increasing the likelihood of success. Translational
finding a supportive partner to share your life with. I’ve since       research can speed discoveries and give greater opportunities to
changed that N to “noble purpose,” which in all of our cases has       researchers and clinicians to advance medical science.

                                                                                                                 SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   7
                                                                           where there are organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs, which
                                                                           offer at-risk children a safe place to go – a place where they can
                                                                           also learn skills – there is less crime. Cities that offer values-based
                                                                           alternatives to the street fare better than cities that don’t. It’s an
                                                                           organization with a tremendous amount of value and heart, and
                                                                           I’m really proud to be a part of it.

                                                                           Bob, as a member of the steering committee for the
                                                                           Innovations in Medicine capital campaign at
                                                                           UT Southwestern, you helped raise $770 million for
                                                                           medical research, education and patient care.
                                                                           Why did you ask people to support this project, and
                                                                           what type of responses did you receive?
                                                                              Bob: It’s not hard to ask people to support UT Southwestern
                                                                           because there is incredible appreciation in the community for
                                                                           what the Medical Center has become and the impact it has had on
                                                                           so many people’s lives. The institution has raised the bar for
                                                                           standards of excellence in science, medicine and education, and
                                                                           what it has given to the community is immeasurable.

                                                                           What advice can you give about educating the next
    Rachael and Bob Dedman Jr.                                             generation in philanthropy?
    Rachael, this year you and Nancy chaired The                              Nancy: Lead by example, and simply do the best you can.
    Sweetheart Ball, which raised more than                                   Patty: Bob and I were lucky to have wonderful examples in
    $1.9 million. The proceeds will be given to South-                     our parents, but it’s always a challenge to provide the same for
    western Medical Foundation to establish a                              your own children. My father didn’t spend his money frivolously.
    distinguished chair in cardiology at UT Southwest-                     When he earned it, he viewed it as just more money that he could
    ern. Why did you both dedicate your time and                           give away. He didn’t live a grand lifestyle while he could have. I am
    energies to this project?                                              certain that he wanted us – including his grandchildren and their
      Rachael: Nancy has been involved in the organization much            children – to follow in his footsteps. We’re very lucky to have
    longer than I have, but we were honored when they asked if we’d        several family foundations, and we’ve all made an effort to include
    be interested in chairing The Sweetheart Ball together. It was a       our children in the process of philanthropy – from planning
    special year to chair the event because the fundraising goal was to    meetings to decisions about where to give funding. We have a lot
    endow a chair in cardiology in honor of Dr. Wildenthal, who            of discussions about what’s really important.
    began his career as a cardiologist. Nancy and I think so highly of        Bob: I think it’s important to impart a message of stewardship
    him, so it has been a labor of love. We’ve raised almost $2 million    and responsibility to your children early on. If you give a child an
    for the distinguished chair, so we’re really thrilled.                 allowance, stipulate that one-third is for sharing, one-third for
                                                                           saving, and one-third for spending. In my mind, that sharing
    Patty, you are a member of the board of the Boys &                     concept has to come first. I think it’s one of the best ways to get
    Girls Clubs of Dallas. Why have you chosen to get                      kids involved in giving to a cause they are passionate about. It’s
    involved in that organization?                                         not the amount; it’s the actual act of service – giving of themselves
      Patty: My family has been behind the Boys & Girls Clubs for a        to people in need.
    long time, so I’m just carrying on the family tradition. Bob is           Rachael: Yes, and I think our philosophy goes back to Robert
    currently serving on the national board, and Rachael served on the     and his sayings. I often remember his little take on the cliché,
    Dallas board from 1999 until 2007. The organization has                “Give ‘til it hurts.” He would say, “Give ‘til it feels good.”
    developed an annual event with an award named after my dad (the           Bobby Nail: Robert Dedman believed in community
    prestigious Robert H. Dedman Lifetime Achievement Award for            building, whether it was through clubs or through charity. He
    Philanthropy), so the club has been a part of all of our lives for a   built a community that we all get to enjoy through medicine,
    long time. More importantly, the reason why we support the             through education, through the arts. The Dedman family believes
    organization is that it really works. Statistics show that in cities   in building communities. They do so through support of all
                                                                           these organizations.
8   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
Rachel Donihoo (right) meets with (from left) Patricia Dedman Nail, W. Bobby Nail, Rachael and Bob Dedman Jr. and Nancy Dedman to
discuss the family’s commitment to giving and how they share that passion with their children.

The Charles Cameron Sprague Community Service                       Podolsky, the next in a line of amazing leaders.
Award is presented to those who have provided                           Nancy: This award is a great honor because it’s coming from
significant support to the fields of healthcare,                    such a prestigious organization – Southwestern Medical
medical education and research. What does this                      Foundation.
award mean to you?                                                    Patty: Yes, UT Southwestern has been so important to all of
   Bob: We are certainly humbled and honored to receive the         us, so it’s really special to be recognized by an organization that
award as a family, in part because of Dr. Sprague’s incredible      you wholeheartedly respect and believe in.
leadership. He built UT Southwestern into a world-class campus        Rachael: It’s also really wonderful to be honored as a family,
full of the best medical minds around. We’ve also been very close   because I think it really speaks to what we can achieve together.
to Dr. Wildenthal, who did a phenomenal job by capitalizing on
what Dr. Sprague had created. And now, we have Dr. Dan
                                                                                                             SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   9
                                                     By Katherine Morales




         Mended                             Patients with Cardiac Birth Defects
                                         Find Help and Hope at UT Southwestern




                                                Billy and Dawn Ray’s Web site boasts
          dozens of images of their children leaping into swimming pools and playing
          on swing sets. Like many young couples, they enjoy sharing the joys of
          parenthood with friends and family, all the more important since they
          live thousands of miles from home.


10   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
Dr. Joseph M. Forbess performed the life-saving surgery to repair the ventricular septal defect in Jonathan Ray’s heart at Children’s Medical Center.


   And while technology can keep families in touch,                         recover after several days, doctors suspected underlying
those literal miles can be a nightmare when expert medical                  heart trouble.
care is direly needed.                                                         As the family feared, Jonathan had a hole in his heart called
   Such was the case for the Ray family. They currently reside              a ventricular septal defect. At the time, the Rays were living in
in Erbil, Iraq, where Mr. and Mrs. Ray work for a Christian-                a remote area of Turkey and they had no immediate means to
based children’s rescue organization after traveling as                     leave the country as quickly as they needed in order to get
missionaries for a time. During Mrs. Ray’s last pregnancy, the              Jonathan the surgery required. Thus began their harrowing
couple discovered their soon-to-be youngest son, Jonathan,                  journey to save the life of their youngest child.
might have heart defects, but for a short time after he was
born, he appeared healthy.                                                     Plight Captures a Nation’s Attention
   “He seemed quiet for a newborn,” Mrs. Ray said. “You                        The Rays were counting on a helicopter to take Jonathan to
literally had to be right next to him to hear him.”                         another hospital, during which time the Turkish media
   Jonathan was, in fact, struggling to survive. By the time he             discovered the gripping story. Jonathan’s struggle soon became
was 10 days old, his health deteriorated.                                   the focus of national attention in Turkey.
   “He had stopped eating. He looked sick. His breathing                       Doctors eventually decided to wait in hopes that Jonathan’s
wasn’t right,” Mr. Ray recalled. “We took him to the doctor,                health would improve, making him strong enough to
who said he needed to go straight to a hospital.”                           endure travel and subsequent surgery. But his struggle for
   Jonathan was treated for sepsis, a severe illness caused                 life intensified.
by bacterial infection in the bloodstream. But when he didn’t                  “We found out that most babies with his condition don’t



                                                                                                                          SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   11
                                               Billy and Dawn Ray              burn four times the fuel to get the same amount of work done.
                                               with their family.              Luckily for Jonathan and his parents, Dr. Forbess and his team
                                                                               had access to new strategies for cooling the body and redirecting
                                                                               blood flow to reduce the time he had to spend on mechanical
                                                                               heart and lung devices.
                                                                                  “In any study you look at, the total bypass time correlates with
                                                                               worse outcomes,” Dr. Forbess said. “In Jonathan’s case, we were
                                                                               able to repair both the hole and the narrowed passageway quickly.”
                                                                                  The family credits Dr. Forbess’ expertise with saving their son’s
                                                                               life. But behind the cutting-edge surgical methods, scientists and
     live past eight weeks, and he was already 6 weeks old,” Mr. Ray
                                                                               clinicians at UT Southwestern work not only to improve existing
     said. “We had to find a way to take him back to the United States.”
                                                                               treatments, but also discover ways to prevent heart defects like
        The family kept running into problems, including a rare solar
                                                                               Jonathan’s from ever occurring.
     eclipse best viewed in Turkey that created a flock of tourists,
     scientists and reporters. Most international flights were booked solid.
                                                                                 Research Provides Hope for the Future
        As their fears worsened, a friend of the Rays came through with
                                                                                 Dr. Eric Olson, chairman of molecular biology, is internationally
     a one-way ticket from Istanbul to the United States. But the family
                                                                               known for his work on gene regulation in the cardiovascular
     would have to make a five-hour drive to the airport in the middle
                                                                               system. Director of the Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Center for
     of the night. They were uncertain if Jonathan could even survive
                                                                               Basic Research in Cancer and the Nearburg Family Center for
     the road trip or the international flight. Moreover, they had not
                                                                               Basic and Clinical Research in Pediatric Oncology, Dr. Olson
     chosen a doctor in the United States with whom to consult about
                                                                               holds the Pogue Distinguished Chair in Research on Cardiac Birth
     Jonathan’s condition.
                                                                               Defects, the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Science, and
        “I said, ‘I’m not getting on that plane unless I have 100 percent
                                                                               the Annie and Willie Nelson Professorship in Stem Cell Research.
     peace in my heart,’” Mrs. Ray recalled.

        Surgical Skill Saves a Life                                            Dr. Eric Olson received recognition from the Institut de France’s
        The prayer was answered. About 10 minutes later the telephone          Lefoulon-Delalande Foundation.
     rang with news of yet another inexplicable and amazing
     development – another family friend called to let the Rays know
     that Perot Systems founder Ross Perot had heard about Jonathan’s
     plight and had telephoned Cyndi Bassel at UT Southwestern for
     assistance. Mrs. Bassel, vice president for external relations at the
     Medical Center, asked Dr. George Lister, chairman of pediatrics
     and holder of Robert L. Moore Chair in Pediatrics, to help find a
     physician who could treat Jonathan.
        Twenty-four hours later, Mrs. Ray and Jonathan landed to a
     waiting ambulance.
        “When we finally arrived at the hospital, everyone was waiting
     for us,” Mrs. Ray recalled. “Ross Perot walked up to me as I
     entered the room and said, ‘Hi, I’m Ross Perot. I just couldn’t
     sleep until I knew that baby was here safe and sound.’”
        After they arrived in Dallas, the Rays met with Dr. Joseph M.
     Forbess, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at
     UT Southwestern.
        “This wasn’t going to go on for two or three months. In the
     undeveloped world, these kids usually die within a year or so,”
     said Dr. Forbess, who holds the Pogue Distinguished Chair in
     Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Research. “Jonathan had a big hole in
     his heart and a narrowing just downstream from the heart.
     These babies don’t grow well because their heart is burning up so
     many calories.”
        Dr. Forbess compared it to an inefficient jet engine that must

12   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
                                                                        Cardiovascular Diseases and the Frank M. Ryburn Jr. Chair in
                                                                        Heart Research.
                                                                          These UT Southwestern researchers believe their investigations
                                                                        could significantly help advance the understanding of the role of
                                                                        adult stem cells in heart disease and repair.

                                                                           The Promise of a Full Life
                                                                           As for the Rays, they marvel as they watch Jonathan grow and
                                                                        thrive – an outcome they couldn’t have imagined without
                                                                        the depth of research as well as the clinical expertise available at
                                                                        UT Southwestern.
                                                                           He’s now a robust 3-year-old, keeping up with his two older
                                                                        brothers and traveling the world with his parents. The Ray family
                                                                        pictures show no hint of his fight for life as a newborn.
                                                                           “We are so thankful for the day that our paths with the team at
                                                                        UT Southwestern intersected. They literally saved our little boy’s
Drs. Jay Schneider, Eric Olson and Joseph Hill received a $2 million
                                                                        life with the utmost skill and competence,” Mr. Ray said. “We
grant to study the development and mechanisms of generating
                                                                        have been getting Jonathan’s heart checkups each year; the last one
new cardiac muscle cells.
                                                                        was with the best heart surgeon in Iraq. He said, “‘It’s as if he
                                                                        has a new heart!’”
   Much of what is known regarding cardiac gene regulation
and birth defects can be traced directly to Dr. Olson’s pioneering
work. His discoveries recently led to a major award from the
Institut de France’s prestigious Lefoulon-Delalande
Foundation for his investigations on gene regulation in the
cardiovascular system.
   “It’s a wonderful recognition of the many scientists in my lab
from throughout the United States and around the world
who have contributed to this effort. They really deserve the credit,”
Dr. Olson said of the award.
   His research is regarded as a major step in finding genetic
targets for treatment of congenital heart defects and adult heart
diseases, and it has illuminated the fundamental principles of
organ formation. Dr. Olson and his team have also discovered
networks of genes that initiate the formation of the heart and have
shown how inherited genetic mutations in these genes cause
congenital heart disease, the most frequent form of birth defect,
like Jonathan’s.
   Dr. Olson and fellow researchers Dr. Jay Schneider, assistant
professor of internal medicine; and Dr. Joseph Hill, chief of
cardiology, were recently awarded a $2 million grant from the
American Heart Association – Jon Holden DeHaan Foundation
Cardiac Myogenesis Research Centers Program to study the
development and mechanisms of generating new cardiac
muscle cells.
   UT Southwestern was only one of three institutions in the
country to receive this highly competitive award. Each center will
conduct a number of research projects to learn more about how
cardiac muscle cells develop and work together.
   “We are very hopeful that opportunities provided by this grant
will lead to improved outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Hill, who
holds the James T. Willerson, M.D., Distinguished Chair in              Dr. Jenny Hsieh and Dr. Jay Schneider study a DNA model.

                                                                                                                 SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   13
                             So Much More Than

SkinDeep                                                          By Erin Prather Stafford




                            Future Dermatologist
                            Honored with
                            2009 Ho Din Award
                             Dr. Tyler Hollmig is this year’s recipient of the Ho
                             Din Award – the highest honor given to a graduating
                             medical student.

                             Ho Din is a Greek acronym representing “the spirit
                             of medical wisdom,” and Southwestern Medical
                             Foundation has given the award annually since 1943.
                             The Ho Din, which includes a certificate, a gold
                             key charm and $7,500, honors Dr. E.H. Cary, the first
                             president of Southwestern Medical Foundation.
                             Winners are recognized for exhibiting outstanding
                             knowledge, understanding and compassion.


14   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
                                         A graduate of Duke University, Dr. Hollmig returned
                                     to Texas because of Ashley Ruff, the woman he has since married.
                                     She had begun law school at UT Austin after graduating
                                     from Duke.
                                         “I knew UT Southwestern was a great medical school that also
                                     happened to fit my personal interests,” he said. “It has been a
                                     great honor to attend an institution built through the efforts of so
                                     many legendary contributors to medicine. What has been
                                     especially wonderful is the opportunity to work closely with many
                                     of the new leaders in our field, faculty members on the front line
                                     of medical practice and at the peak of their careers.”
                                         Dr. Hollmig plans to specialize in dermatology. He calls
                                     Dr. Ponciano Cruz, professor of dermatology, both an inspiration
                                     and a great mentor.
                                         Dr. Cruz in turn had nothing but praise for Dr. Hollmig.
                                         “From a clinical perspective, Tyler is among only a handful of
                                     the very best students whom I have had the opportunity to
                                     interact with in two decades,” he said. “I am convinced he has a
                                     photographic memory and is capable of success in any aspect of
                                     dermatology he will be drawn to.”
                                         Dr. Hollmig says dermatology not only allows him to build
                                     relationships with patients but also is attractive because of the
                                     visual and scientific aspects of the field. In addition to the Ho Din
                                     Award, he is the winner of this year’s Excellence in Dermatology
                                     Award, an honor he shares with Dr. Shadi Kourosh.
                                         “The skin plays a key role in so many aspects of medicine,” said
                                     Dr. Hollmig, who will complete his residency at Stanford
                                     University School of Medicine. “From immunology, to oncology,
                                     to serving as a window to both internal and external pathology,
                                     it is a fascinating organ to study.”




“It has been a great honor to attend an institution built through the
 efforts of so many legendary contributors to medicine. What has
 been especially wonderful is the opportunity to work closely
 with many of the new leaders in our field, faculty members on the
 front line of medical practice and at the peak of their careers.”

                                                                               SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   15
                                                                                                                       By Robin Loveman




                                    N EW T RUSTEES
     Sharing Leadership,
      Talent and Support
     The Foundation’s board of trustees elected 13 new members at the Annual Meeting
     in May. These civic and business leaders have committed their talent and
     resources to enhancing medical research, education and patient care for the region.

       Gil J. Besing Dallas native Gil J. Besing is the founder and           Parkland Hospital Foundation Steering Committee.
     chief executive officer of Cardinal Capital Partners, a national            Mrs. Boone recently received the Susan B. Anthony Award from
                               commercial property investor. In addition      the League of Women Voters of Dallas Education Fund. She and her
                               to his core business of acquiring corporate    husband, Garrett, also were awarded the 2008 Gertrude Shelburne
                               real estate assets, Mr. Besing also develops   Humanitarian Award by Planned Parenthood of North Texas.
                               commercial properties through Cardinal            Kay Carter Fortson Kay Carter Fortson is a Fort Worth
                               Paragon, a partnership between Cardinal        community leader and volunteer dedicated to the arts and
                               Capital Partners and The Paragon Group.        education. The niece of the late Kay Kimbell, she was instrumental
                               His most recent development was named          in establishing the Kimbell Art Museum and was elected to
                               by the Austin Business Journal as “The                                 the board of the Kimbell Art Foundation
     Best Retail Real Estate Project for 2009.”                                                       in 1956 following her graduation from
       Mr. Besing, a 1983 graduate of The University of Texas at                                      UT Austin. She currently serves as
     Austin, and his family live in Dallas, where he and his wife, Tricia,                            the board’s president.
     are actively involved in a number of community and charitable                                       Mrs. Fortson has also served as a trustee
     activities. In addition to the Southwestern Medical Foundation                                   for Texas Christian University and the
     board of trustees, he is a member of the AT&T Performing Arts                                    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
     Center President’s Advisory Council.                                                             Other charities that have benefited from
                                  Cecilia Guthrie Boone Cecilia               her leadership include the Community Enrichment Center, the
                               Guthrie Boone is president of the Boone        Van Cliburn Foundation, Performing Arts Fort Worth, the
                               Family Foundation in Dallas.                   College of Fine Arts at UT Austin and the Collectors Committee
                                  An active volunteer and philanthropist,     of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
                               Mrs. Boone focuses on issues that most            LaQuita C. Hall LaQuita C. Hall is vice president of
                               affect women and girls. She serves on a                                AT&T’s Southwest Core Installation and
                               number of other boards, including the                                  Maintenance Organization. She has a
                               Planned Parenthood Federation of                                       bachelor’s degree in physics from Dillard
     America board, the Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard’s                                         University, a bachelor’s degree in electrical
     Kennedy School of Government, and the international Women’s                                      engineering from the Georgia Institute of
     Funding Network board. Locally, she serves on the Dallas County                                  Technology and a master’s degree in
     Community College Foundation board, the KERA board and the                                       management from Stevens Institute
                                                                                                      of Technology.
16   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
   Ms. Hall recently was named one of the Most Influential              Association and the North American Spine Society, and he is a
African-Americans in Business by the Profiles in Diversity Journal.     fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
   “UT Southwestern Medical Center is a phenomenal                         “I’m glad to be a part of the Foundation, to strengthen the bond
institution,” Ms. Hall said. “I’m honored to serve in this capacity     between the university and community medical efforts,”
to further its missions.”                                               Dr. Ozanne said.
   David B. Holl David B. Holl is president and chief                      Richard R. Pollock Richard R. Pollock of Dallas is
executive officer of Dallas-based Mary Kay Inc., where he has           secretary/counsel at Pollock Investments in Grand Prairie.
                          served in various capacities since 1993. He                                The University of Virginia graduate
                          serves on the company’s board of directors                              holds a law degree from SMU. Mr. Pollock
                          and on the board of the Personal Care                                   is a member of a number of boards,
                          Products Council, as well as the CEO                                    including Friends of the Dallas Public
                          Council of the World Federation of Direct                               Library, where he also is assistant
                          Selling Associations.                                                   treasurer; the Vogel Alcove, which
                             Mr. Holl also serves on various civic                                provides child care and social services for
                          boards, including those of the Dallas                                   homeless children in Dallas; the Dallas
Regional Chamber, The Nature Conservancy and the YWCA.                  Museum of Art, where he is chairman of the Education
   T. Curtis Holmes Jr. T. Curtis Holmes Jr. is president,              Committee; and the national advisory board of the Jefferson
chief executive officer and director of Texert Inc., a Dallas-based     Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia.
provider of governance, risk and compliance software. Prior to             Hedley Rakusin, D.D.S. Dr. Hedley Rakusin is president
                          joining Texert, Mr. Holmes served as          of the Dallas County Dental Society.
                          president and chief executive officer of         A native of South Africa, he earned his dental degree in 1973
                          MetaSolv Software before it was acquired                                and practiced general dentistry in England
                          by Oracle Corp.                                                         and South Africa for 10 years. He
                             Mr. Holmes also is a director of New                                 completed his endodontic training at
                          Jersey-based Elanti Systems and a trustee                               Baylor College of Dentistry in 1985. In
                          for Greenhill School in Addison. He holds                               addition to maintaining a full-time
                          a master’s degree in computer science                                   endodontic practice in Dallas, he is an
from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in computer                                        adjunct associate clinical professor in
science from Southern University.                                                                 Baylor’s graduate endodontic program.
                             Hunter L. Hunt Hunter L. Hunt                 Dr. Rakusin is a diplomate of the American Board of
                          is senior vice president of Hunt Oil Co.      Endodontics and a fellow of the American College of Dentists and
                          and president of Hunt Power LP,               the International College of Dentists.
                          both subsidiaries of Hunt Consolidated           “In light of the evolving knowledge regarding the oral-systemic
                          of Dallas.                                    connection, the Dallas County Dental Society is proud to be
                             Mr. Hunt also serves on the boards of      associated with UT Southwestern Medical Center and honored
                          the Southern Methodist University School      to be represented on the board of Southwestern Medical
                          of Engineering, Dallas County Community       Foundation,” Dr. Rakusin said.
College District Foundation, North Texas Public Broadcasting               Mike Rawlings Mike Rawlings is managing partner of CIC
(KERA) and the All Stars Project, a national community-outreach         Partners, a private equity fund in Dallas. He has been a director of
charity based in New York City.                                         many of CIC’s investments, including Ace Cash Express, Quizno’s,
   Stephen Ozanne, M.D. Dr. Stephen Ozanne, a board-                                              Furr’s, SignStorey, River Point Farms and
certified orthopaedic spine surgeon in Cedar Hill, is                                             Red Mango.
president-elect of the Dallas County Medical Society.                                                Previously, he served as president and
                             A graduate of the University of                                      chief concept officer at Dallas-based Pizza
                          Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Ozanne                                 Hut. Under his leadership, the chain was
                          volunteers at the Grand Prairie Wellness                                named the Best Company to Work For in
                          Center, which provides healthcare and                                   Dallas by D Magazine.
                          health-related education to low-income                                     Mr. Rawlings is the City of Dallas’
                          families. He is a member of the American      homelessness czar and has served as the chairman of the Dallas
                          Medical Association, the Texas Medical        Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Jesuit College          continued
                          Association, the Texas Orthopedic
                                                                                                                 SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   17
     N     E W            T    R U S T E E S


     Preparatory School of Dallas trustee has been an
     active lecturer at many universities as well as an
     adjunct professor at SMU.
        “UT Southwestern is a leader in American
     healthcare, education and research,” he said. “It
     is exciting to help this great organization as it
     strives to reach even higher goals for the future.”
        Linda Harbin Robuck Linda Harbin
     Robuck is the wife of developer Joel H. Robuck,
     owner of Berkshire Inc., and the daughter of
                               Dallas philanthropist
                               John P. Harbin.
                                   The many
                               organizations that have
                               benefited from her
                               membership and
                               participation include the
                               Junior League of Dallas,
     Children’s Medical Center, The Dallas Woman’s
     Club, Meals on Wheels and Artreach-Dallas. Mrs.
     Robuck served on the Highland Park PTA board,
     the Dallas Garden Club board and the founding
     board of the Dallas Family Life Counseling
     Center. She also was co-founder of the Women’s
     Guild of the American Heart Association.
        Theodore (Ted) Skokos Dallas
     entrepreneur Ted Skokos is a retired attorney and                   By Rachel Skei Donihoo
     retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in the
     Persian Gulf War. Ted founded several wireless
                               telecommunications
                               companies and a heart
                                                           Visionary Gift
                               valve company. He and
                               his wife, Shannon,
                                                                       Puts Opportunities
                               established the Ted and
                               Shannon Skokos
                               Foundation, which
                               awards grants to public
                                                            Within Reach
     charities that advance education, the arts,            Former Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr. made a
     science or religion.
                                                            visionary act in June 2009 with an unprecedented
        Mr. Skokos serves on the boards of his
     foundation, ATS Medical Inc., the Dallas Opera,        $100 million gift to Southwestern Medical
     Denison Ministries and the North Texas
     Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. He also is a
                                                            Foundation for the benefit of UT Southwestern
     member of the Dallas Center for the Performing         Medical Center, marking the largest single
     Arts President’s Advisory Council and the
     Brinker International Forum Advisory Board.            donation in the institution’s history and the largest
                                                            single cash gift to any Dallas institution.
18   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
   The unrestricted contribution creates the William P.                   served as a UT System Regent from 1996 to 2007.
Clements Jr. Fund, which will support the work of a new                      In 2006, Gov. Clements donated $10 million to complete a
generation of outstanding Texas physicians, medical researchers,          clinical and medical research facility at UT Southwestern now
and healthcare professionals at the Medical Center.                       named the Bill and Rita Clements Advanced Medical Imaging
   Gov. Clements said, “In supporting UT Southwestern, my                 Building, in honor of Mr. Clements and his wife. In 1998 he
single goal is to help encourage and advance scientific discovery         donated $1.25 million to create the Rita C. and William P.
and innovation, prepare the next generation of physicians for             Clements Jr. Scholar in Medical Research to support newly
Texas and the nation, and ensure the delivery of world-class              recruited and especially promising faculty members.
medical care, which I believe uniquely happens at this academic              In 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Clements were honored with
medical center, already recognized as one of the top institutions in      Southwestern Medical Foundation’s highest honor, the
this country.”                                                            Charles Cameron Sprague Community Service Award. In
   In making his gift, he paid special tribute to the late Dr. Charles
Sprague, the first president of UT Southwestern and the
governor’s classmate at Southern Methodist University, and to
Dr. Albert Roberts, professor of internal medicine at                    “There can be no more fitting
UT Southwestern and his personal physician for many years.
   Gov. Clements said he hoped UT Southwestern would find
                                                                          legacy for Bill Clements
ways to leverage his philanthropic gift to attract even more
contributions to the institution.
                                                                          than changing people’s lives
   William T. Solomon, chairman of the board of Southwestern              for the better.”
Medical Foundation and lifelong friend of Gov. Clements, said,
“Bill Clements is and always has been a man of bold vision and
purpose. In making the largest single gift in UT Southwestern
history, he underscores the vital role of philanthropy in building        2009, the UT System Board of Regents conferred upon the
strong institutions where medical breakthroughs actually happen.          couple the System’s highest honor, the Santa Rita Award,
And the breakthroughs at UT Southwestern – from the labs to the           in recognition of their exceptional leadership, service
classrooms to the clinics and hospitals – are in fact life-changing.      and support.
There can be no more fitting legacy for Bill Clements than                   “To those who may have questioned the prospects for
changing people’s lives for the better.”                                  philanthropy in a time of economic uncertainty, Bill Clements
   Gov. Clements was the first Republican to serve as governor of         has answered in a profound and extraordinarily selfless way,”
Texas since Reconstruction, serving from 1979 to 1983 and from            said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern
1987 to 1991. He achieved major success as an oil drilling                and holder of the Philip O’Bryan Montgomery Jr., M.D.,
contractor before he went into politics. He founded SEDCO in              Distinguished Presidential Chair in Academic Administration
1947, and it grew to become the world’s largest oil and gas drilling      and the Doris and Bryan Wildenthal Distinguished Chair in
contracting company, merging with Schlumberger Limited in                 Medical Science. “This historic gift, especially noteworthy in
1984. He retired as chairman in 1985. Gov. Clements today raises          his insistence that there be no restrictions on its use, allows us
cattle and is an avid Texas history enthusiast, with a personal           to create the William P. Clements Jr. Fund with our pledge to
library of more than 8,300 volumes, most of which are about               apply it strategically in truly transformative ways to advance
Texas history and the Southwest.                                          and improve the human condition.”
   An adviser to U.S. presidents, Gov. Clements, from 1969                   Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of UT Southwestern from
through 1970, served on the Department of Defense Blue Ribbon             1986 to 2008 and current president of Southwestern Medical
Defense Panel. He was Deputy Secretary of the Department of               Foundation, added, “Gov. Clements was a true champion of
Defense from 1973 through 1977 and is credited with helping               higher education during his time in government, and his
modernize America’s armed forces and institute sound business             personal philanthropic generosity has been equally
practices and efficiencies. In 1983, he served on the President’s         noteworthy. It has been a privilege to work with him over the
Commission on Central America and the President’s Commission              years, and also with Mrs. Clements during her distinguished
on Strategic Forces.                                                      service on the Board of Regents. We are tremendously
   A 1939 alumnus of SMU, he served on its Board of Governors             honored that he has selected UT Southwestern as the
for many years and as its board chairman. He is married to Rita           beneficiary, and Southwestern Medical Foundation as the
Crocker Clements, herself a distinguished UT Austin alumna who            custodian, of this transformative gift.”

                                                                                                                     SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   19
                                                                                                          By Rachel Skei Donihoo




     Southwestern Medical Foundation is grateful to the many foundations, corporations and
     individual donors who provide generous support. These major contributions are
     just a few of the gifts received from friends of the Foundation and the medical center.




     JEANETTE AND LAMAR NORSWORTHY                                          Dr. Samson is chairman of neurological surgery at UT South-
        A successful businessman and world-traveler, Lamar                western and director of the Mobility Foundation Center for
     Norsworthy has enjoyed a life full of adventure, so it seemed a      Rehabilitation Research. He holds the Lois C.A. and Darwin E.
     particularly unkind twist of fate when a catastrophic brain          Smith Distinguished Chair in Neurological Surgery and
     hemorrhage nearly claimed his life three years ago.                  the Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research.
        When Mr. Norsworthy arrived at UT Southwestern, the               Dr. Yu is an assistant professor of neurological surgery
     prognosis was grim; but “against all hope,” the Medical Center’s     and neurology.
     neurosurgeons saved him, said his wife, Jeanette. The
     Norsworthys’ gratitude has translated into a $155,000 gift to        Lamar and Jeanette Norsworthy
     Southwestern Medical Foundation to support the research of
     Drs. Duke Samson and Wengui Yu.
        “We’ll never be able to repay them for the incredible care they
     provided Lamar, but we want to do all we can to help prevent and
     treat brain-stem bleeding in other patients,” Mrs. Norsworthy
     said. “UT Southwestern’s doctors and staff – who became like
     family – gave us hope when we had very little. My husband is so
     grateful to have a future, and he is excited to help improve the
     prognosis for others like himself.”
        Mr. Norsworthy is former chairman and chief executive officer
     of Holly Corporation. He and Mrs. Norsworthy are active in a
     number of civic and volunteer organizations including the
     Alzheimer’s Association.




20   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
                            SHIRLEY AND BILL MCINTYRE
                               Longtime Dallas community leaders Shirley and Bill McIntyre
                            have given $1 million to Southwestern Medical Foundation in
                            support of neuroscience research and clinical care at UT South-
                            western, as an expression of their gratitude for the care they’ve
                            received at the Medical Center and their confidence in the quality
                            of its physicians and scientists.
                               “We have great respect and admiration for the wonderful work
                            being done at UT Southwestern and feel very fortunate to have
                            such a fine institution in our community,” said Mrs. McIntyre.
                            “Our personal experiences at the Medical Center have been top-
                            notch in terms of the quality of care we’ve received, and we
                            are very excited by the level of research being explored. We are
                            honored to support UT Southwestern and encourage others
                            to do the same.”
                               Mr. McIntyre has been involved in property/casualty insurance
                            since 1962. He is chairman and chief executive officer of
                            American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG). Mr. McIntyre
                            also is chairman of the International Risk Management Institute
                            (IRMI), a leading publisher of technical insurance and risk
                            management information for buyers and sellers of commercial
                            insurance. He has been active in numerous professional and
                            civic organizations.
                               In addition to the funds donated by the couple, Mr. McIntyre
                            serves as a pro-bono risk management consultant for
                            Southwestern Medical Foundation.
                               Mrs. McIntyre serves on the boards of UT Southwestern’s
                            Center for Human Nutrition; the Dallas Symphony Orchestra;
                            the Dallas Arboretum; Dallas Heritage Village at Old City
                            Park; and Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. She is the co-founder
                            and past co-chairman of a Night of Light, a benefit for the
                            Center for Nonprofit Management and has served in leadership
                            roles of numerous organizations including The Family Place,
                            the Dallas County Heritage Society, Easter Seals and The Crystal
                            Charity Ball.




Bill and Shirley McIntyre
                                                                    SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   21
     In Good Company


     Southwestern Medical Foundation 2009 Annual Meeting




     Ruben Esquivel, Mike A. Myers and Frederick B. Hegi Jr.   William T. Solomon with Drs. Kern Wildenthal
                                                               and Daniel K. Podolsky




     Nancy Strauss Halbreich and Kathleen Gibson               Linda Robuck, John P. Harbin and John McStay




     LaQuita Hall, T. Curtis Holmes Jr. and Sally Ridgway      Paul Harris and Brent Christopher



22   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
Southwestern Medical Foundation trustees gathered at the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building on May 28 for the 2009 Annual
Meeting. Dr. Daniel Podolsky, president of The University of Southwestern Medical Center, provided updates on research,
education and patient care activities. Trustees also presented committee reports and elected 13 new members to the board. This
year’s Ho Din Award recipient, Dr. Tyler Hollmig, was introduced to the trustees.




Ruth Altshuler and Dr. Willis Maddrey                                Dr. Al Gilman and Jan Hart Black




Sally S. Hoglund, Cecilia Boone and Ann E. Margolin                   John Tolleson, Ted C. Skokos, Gil J. Besing and David B. Holl




 George A. Shafer and Paul M. Bass                                    Lizzie Horchow Routman, William T. Solomon
                                                                      and Carolyn Perot Rathjen


                                                                                                          SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES   23
     Trustee and Officer News



     In addition to the leadership our trustees and officers provide to Southwestern Medical Foundation, they serve many other civic and professional
     organizations. Many of them have been honored or have taken on new challenges since our last issue, and we want to share their news with you,
     our readers. Please forward any announcements or news to Randal L. Daugherty at rdaugherty@swmedical.org, or call (214) 351-6143.



     Awards and Recognition                                                     Deaths
     Trustees of the Dallas Museum of Art elected philanthropist Mary           Honorary trustee Jane Browning passed away in April. Her
     McDermott Cook vice president of the DMA board in June.                    community involvement included membership in the Dallas
     Cook will serve a two-year term.                                           Women’s Club and the Mary K. Craig Class, the Dallas Garden
          Southern Methodist University will present its Distinguished          Club, the S.O.S. Investment Club, Brook Hollow Golf Club, the
     Alumni Award to Frederick B. Hegi Jr. at a dinner at the                   Dallas Shakespeare Club and Northway Christian Church. She was
     Hilton Anatole Hotel on Nov. 5. The founding partner of Wingate            an enthusiastic supporter of the Happy Hill Farm Academy in
     Partners and community leader is a 1966 graduate of SMU.                   Granbury, Texas.
          Ray L. Hunt and his wife, Nancy Ann, will be honored by                    Honorary trustee Dr. Doyle L. Sharp passed away in
     the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council at the organization’s 61st          January. Dr. Sharp was a longtime supporter of UT Southwestern
     Annual Awards Luncheon at the Arlington Convention Center on               and Southwestern Medical Foundation. He earned his medical
     Oct. 28. The Hunts will be recognized for their many years of loyal        degree from UT Southwestern and completed his residency at
     support of healthcare in Dallas and Fort Worth.                            Parkland Memorial Hospital. A surgeon, Dr. Sharp was affiliated
          Sally S. Hoglund and her husband, Forrest, will receive               with HealthSouth, one of the nation’s largest providers of healthcare
     the 2009 Spirit of Generations Award at a luncheon at the Hilton           services. Dr. Sharp was a charter member of The Heritage
     Anatole on Nov. 23. The Senior Source presents the award each              Society of Southwestern Medical Foundation, and he left the
     year to an individual or group of individuals who contribute               majority of his estate to the Foundation.
     significantly in “thoughts, words and deeds” to all generations of the
     Dallas community.
          The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center presented
     philanthropist Caren Prothro with the Ruth Sharp
     Altshuler Award at the Appetite for Advocacy luncheon at the
     Sheraton Dallas on April 17. The award, presented by Mrs.
     Altshuler, recognizes community leaders and professionals who
     have gone “above and beyond” the call of duty to help support
     abused children in our community.
          Both houses of the Texas Legislature honored Dr. Kern
     Wildenthal in April for his 22 years of leadership at
     UT Southwestern. He was praised for boosting education, research
     and clinical care while guiding one of the world’s leading and
     most rapidly growing medical centers.
          Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky was elected to the Institute of
     Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences on Oct. 11.




24   SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES
                                                                                                    Nonprofit Org.
                                                                                                      U.S. Postage
                                                                                                         PAID
                                                                                                     Dallas, Texas
                                                                                                    Permit No. 3997
Cedar Maple Plaza
2305 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 150
Dallas, Texas 75201-7805


 Change service requested.
 Although we try to continually update our
 address list, errors and duplications sometimes
 occur. Please call us at (214) 351-6143 to inform
 us of any necessary corrections. In the meantime,
 we hope you will share any extra copies of
 Southwestern Medical Perspectives with a friend.




                                                     UT Southwestern
                                                     Medical Center
                                                     Ranked Among
                                                     Top Hospitals
                                                     by U.S. News & World Report
                                                       UT Southwestern Medical Center has been named in
                                                     U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” and is
                                                     one of only three hospitals in the North Texas area to achieve
                                                     top rankings in one or more specialties. The UT Southwestern
                                                     specialties and their ranks on the list include:



                                                     #18 Neurology and Neurosurgery

                                                     #25 Urology

                                                     #36 Kidney Disease

                                                     #48 Gynecology

								
To top