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      Arnall Patz, 45M, received the Leslie Dana Gold Medal for the Prevention of Blindness from the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
    Luther Clements, 47M, received the first Gold Medal Award of the Georgia Radiological Society in June 2005. A former Emory faculty member for 43 years, Clements was honored with an annual named lecture, now in its 14th year at Emory.  
      Marguerite Ballard, 48M, and her husband, Speights, received the Margaret Jones Award for Outstanding Preservation Stewardship from the Monticello Historical Preservation Commission for preservation of their family’s antebellum home.  
      Charles Skelton, 51M, the official poet laureate of Barrow County, GA, published his first two books in 2005, a volume of poetry and of short stories. In the story collection, Dirty Laundry Don’t Take No Doctor’s Orders, he draws on anecdotes from 40 years of practicing family medicine. For the past decade, he has contributed a column, ”Random Rants in Rhyme” to the Barrow County News.

Jean Stewart Staton, 53M, received the 2005 Physicians Distinguished Service Award from the Medical Association of Georgia.
    Harold Schulman, 55M, published a book on living, Tipping the Scales, in 2005.  

      Gerald Fletcher, 61M, former chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory, is a professor at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, where he does NIH-supported research in wellness and health, preventive cardiology exercise, and heart failure.

Douglas D. Glover, 61M, a retired professor of OB/GYN at West Virginia University School of Medicine, led a team that provided medical care at Camp Dawson, a National Guard post in West Virginia, for 327 evacuees from the Ninth Ward of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Of more than 50 patients whom Glover personally treated, none had previously been out of Louisiana or flown.

Cecil Wilson, 61M, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the AMA.
  1961 was a very good year  
  The class of 1961 has undertaken a group effort to endow a scholarship for Emory medical students. Contributions to the Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund establish a base that will grow annually and fill a vital need, helping recruit the very best students, giving relief to students in need, and opening wide the doors for students to enter any field of medicine without restrictions. This year, the fund honors deceased classmates Elliott Ackerman, Evan Boddy, George Ezzard, Fred Greiner, Wayne Lowe, Frank Miller, Frank Peacock, Robert Pierce, Ed Sammons, and John Wilson. As the class planned its 45th reunion in May 2006, contributions were approaching its $100,000 goal. For more information about contributing to this fund or creating a similar fund for your class, please contact Heather Pharris, 404-727-5932,  
    Richard Arnold, 72M, was honored for making a significant impact on cardiovascular health by the American Heart Association in Daytona Beach, FL, in May 2005. Among other efforts, he helped raise awareness of the need for automated external defibrillators in the local community.  
    Jon Kolkin, 77M, a hand orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Raleigh, NC, has trained surgeons in Vietnam and other international locales. He currently serves on the board of the American Orthopedic Society that oversees international mission projects, and he recently took a team to Moldova to work in an underserved area where his ancestors once lived.  
      C. Thomas Hopkins Jr., 80M, is the 2005-2006 president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.

Steven Peskin, 82M, is executive vice president and chief medical officer of MediMedia USA, a health care communications company.

Robert Winter, 83M, works at Florida Hospital Orlando in a vascular center that emphasizes coordination of radiology, vascular, and cardiology specialties.
    Lewis Weiner, 86M, has established a concierge medicine practice in Providence, RI, to deliver a high level of personalized health care that emphasizes prevention and early detection. His practice is affiliated with MDVIP.  
      Ed Brock, 87M, is chief of emergency medicine at Haywood Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He, wife Shannon, and daughter Anna live in Waynesville.

David Cutler, 88M, is a general cardiologist at the Heart Group in Akron, OH. He and his wife Robyn have four children and still find time to run together between their children’s baseball and soccer games.
    Campbell Patterson, 89M, was named chief of the division of cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in July 2005 and has served as director of the Carolina Cardiovascular Biology Center for the past six years. He and his wife, Kristine Patterson, 93M, an assistant professor of infectious dieseases at Chapel Hill and medical director of the Wake County HIV clinic, have two children, Celia, 4, and Anna, born on Halloween 2004.  
  A fall 2005 reunion brought Emory pediatrics residents from 1982 to 1986 together for a celebration at the Miller-Ward Alumni House.  
      Married: David Fiellin, 91M, and Lynn Sullivan in September 2005 in South Salem, NY. They met at Yale, where they are both faculty members. They also are physician-scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, MD.
      Margaret Williamson, 93M, an infectious disease physician, and her husband, Jose Navarette, 00MR, returned to Atlanta in September 2005 after working for several years in Ecuador. Navarette practices at Emory Crawford Long Hospital.

Married: Allyson Brown, 94M, and Ken Griffin in 2005 in Newton, MA. She is an instructor in OB/GYN at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Married: Thomas Connolly, 95M, and Mequel Schoen on April 2, 2005, in New Orleans. A pediatrician in Jacksonville, FL, Connolly is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

After completing a fellowship in infectious diseases at Emory, Bernard Comins, 97M, accepted a position in 2004 as an instructor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He is conducting clinical research at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to reduce morbidity and mortality from hospital-acquired infections.

Married: Melissa Schiffman, 97M, and Tom McLaughlin on August 3, 2005, at Lake Willoughby, VT. She is an internist in private practice in Philadelphia.
    Born: To Stephen Small, 97M, and his wife, Franny, a boy, Ellis, on March 24, 2005. Ellis has an older sister, Emma. Small completed his residency in emergency medicine in the summer of 2005 and now works as an ER doctor at Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medicine Associates in Charlottesville, VA.  
      Born: To Sunit Bissinger, 00M, and her husband, Zachary, a son, Anand Singh, on January 18, 2004. Sunit is a pediatrician, and Zachary teaches high school mathematics near Denver.

Married: Clay Chappell, 04M, and Tresa Allen, 04M, on April 9, 2005, in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Clay is a resident in internal medicine and Tresa in pediatrics, both at Vanderbilt.
    Residency Notes    
      Aashish Desai (medicine) is a cardiology fellow at the University of Florida.

Bruce Bodner (ophthalmology) received the Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the Lions of Virginia Foundation. He is medical director of the Lions Medical Eye Bank and Research Center of Eastern Virginia.

Married: Carlos Diaz (ophthalmology) and Alma Vasquez on June 11, 2005. Diaz is a partner at Thurmond Eye
Associates in Weslaco, TX.

Steven Dunton (pediatric hematology/oncology and pathology) has resigned as chief medical examiner of Gwinnett County, GA, and will begin the Master of Divinity program at Emory’s Candler School of Theology in fall 2006. In February, he began working part-time at the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office.

David Jones (pediatrics) practices pediatrics in Tallahassee, FL, and is president of a nonprofit HMO. He and his wife of 25 years, Dottie, have twins—Kelly who just started medical school, and Scott, who is pursuing a master’s degree in biology.

William Medd (medicine) practices internal medicine in Maine and serves as chair of the board of Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine, a doctor-owned malpractice insurance company and the major insurer of physicians and hospitals in northern New England.

John Olsson (pediatrics) is a member of the pediatrics faculty at the University of East Carolina in Greenville, NC.

      Sidney Kennedy Jr., 29M, of Florida, on March 29, 2005. He was 100. His Emory legacy includes son Sidney Kennedy III, 57C, William Kennedy, 65M, daughter Eleanor Kennedy, 75C, and grandson Warren Kennedy Abel, currently a freshman.  
      Franklin Eldridge, 34M, of Valdosta, GA, on May 30, 2005. He was 99. The first practicing radiologist in Valdosta, he founded Radiology Associates and served seven regional hospitals for 14 years. He retired from practice in 1975, having served as president of the Medical Association of Georgia, as an active member of the AMA, and 18 years as chair of the Valdosta City Board of Education. He is survived by two sons.

John Gifford, 39M, of Gainesville, GA, on November 21, 2005. After completing an internship and residency at the University of Florida Shands Hospital and service in WWII, he opened an obstetrics and pediatrics practice in Vero Beach, FL, in 1945. During his career, he delivered some 2,500 babies. He retired in 1973 and moved to Gainesville, remaining active with the Alachua County Medical Society. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Michele, three sons, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Maurice Rich, 39M, of Miami, on June 28, 2005. He was 89. A cardio-pulmonary physician, he helped found the University of Miami Medical School and Cedars Hospital, where he served as president of the medical staff. An avid art agent and collector, he was a dedicated supporter of the arts. He is survived by six children.
      James Dunn, 40M, of Opp, AL, on June 22, 2005. He opened a medical practice in 1946 in Opp, practicing for the next 40 years. He was active in the community, serving on the board of Mizell Memorial Hospital, Colonial Bank, the Opp Board of Education, Covington County Medical Association, and Blakely Peanut Company. He was also active at First United Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters, two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Charles Harris, 40M, of West Palm Beach, FL, on October 19, 2005. He was 88.
     He completed his internship and residency in surgery at Grady. After service in the U.S. Army in WWII, he opened a private practice in West Palm Beach and was the first surgeon in the county to be certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Surgery. He also was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
     During his career, he helped found many county clinics. He was responsible for the first intern program at Good Samaritan Hospital, and he was president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, president of the Florida branch of the American Cancer Society, and a founding director of the Southern Bank.
     He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret, one son, one daughter, and three grandsons.

John Godwin, 41M, of Atlanta, GA, on February 1, 2006, of complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 88.
     Internationally recognized for his contributions to cytology and radiation treatment, he had a career that spanned more than 60 years and four continents. After service in the U.S. Navy, he joined Memorial Hospital Sloan Kettering Institute as a pathologist and the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he was involved in research in the use of radiation for the treatment of brain tumors. In the mid-1950s, he became the first full-time pathologist and director of labs at St. Joseph’s Infirmary, where he served until 1979. He was chair of the Department of Pathology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia in the early 1980s, and while serving there for five years, he traveled to many countries, met numerous heads of state, and enjoyed owning a racing camel.
     Author of more than 100 research papers and a member of the editorial board of several medical journals, Godwin identified a benign tumor-like mass in the parotid gland, which now bears his name. He belonged to more than a dozen medical and scientific societies. He was clinical assistant professor at Emory, where he and his wife supported a medical scholarship, and an adjunct professor of allied health at Georgia State.
     He is survived by his wife, Sara, a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister.

Edwin Turner, 41M, of Valdosta, GA, and Nelson County, VA, on December 14, 2005, of cancer. He was 89.
     Turner received a scholarship to attend Emory, where he changed bedpans in the nursing home, drove an ambulance, and became head waiter in the university dining hall. After completing college and medical school, he served in WWII, then began a successful medical practice in Georgia. He was the first physician in his part of Atlanta to refuse to maintain separate waiting rooms for black and white patients.
     During the Korean War, he was recalled into the U.S. Air Force, serving tours of duty at NATO, Strategic Air Command in Massachusetts and Indiana, the Air Force reference hospital in England, and the Fifth Air Force, where he was the senior Air Force physician in the Far East at the height of the Vietnam War. He returned to private medical practice in 1974.
     Turner was one of the first members of the American Academy of General Practice, a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, and co-founder of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. He also founded the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians. While living in Valdosta, he was clinical professor of family medicine at Mercer University.
     He is survived by his second wife, Sarah, a son, three grandchildren, and a brother. (His first wife of 37 years, Martha, predeceased him in 1978.)

Oliver Bush, 42M, of Fort Collins, CO, on March 31, 2005, at 86.
     After completing an internship at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City in 1943, he served in the Army Air Corps and established a general medicine practice in Menard, TX, after the war. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1951, going on to serve as
director of anesthesia at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas and as clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology at Southwestern Medical School. He was the first president of the Dallas County Anesthesiology Society and was elected to the Academy of Anesthesiology in 1965.
     He moved to Colorado after surviving a heart attack in 1972 and resumed practice in Gunnison, where he became chief of staff at the county hospital. He is survived by his wife, Madelaine, six children, 16 grandchildren, and three brothers.

Charles Burge, 43M, of Atlanta, GA, on February 26, 2005, of complications from heart disease. With undergraduate and medical degrees and a residency in internal medicine from Emory, he practiced internal medicine in Atlanta for many years. He was prominent in influencing changes for racial tolerance in his church communities and his professional medical associations. He married Mary Reins in 1943, and they enjoyed traveling together until her death in 2000. Burge built two sailboats in his garage, was a passionate advocate of classical music and the Atlanta Symphony, read voraciously, and was an indulgent and proud grandfather. He is survived by two children and three grandchildren.

Howard Trimpi, 43M, of Macungie, PA, on January 15, 2005, of pneumonia.

Peritz Scheinberg, 44M, of Miami Beach, on July 19, 2005, of complications of lymphoma and bone marrow dysplasia. He was 85.
     After service in WWII, he returned to his native Miami to establish the Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism Research Lab at the University of Miami Medical Research Unit, which some two years later, when the medical school began classes, evolved into the Division of Neurology and eventually the Department of Neurology, of which he served as chair until 1990. His leadership of the department produced nine chairs of neurology around the country, and he trained hundreds of residents.
     He is survived by his wife, Chantal, two sons, a daughter, and nine grandchildren.

David Funk, 46M, of Iowa City, IA, on March 13, 2005.

Luther Pararo, 46M, of Tallahassee, FL, on January 5, 2005.

Patrick Roche Jr., 47M, of Dublin, GA, on August 8, 2005, after an extended illness. He was a founding member of Dublin Internal Medicine, retiring in 1988. He was an active member of the community, serving as bank director, on the Dublin City Council, and as a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In 1999, he was named Senior Citizen of the year. He is survived by five children and 12 grandchildren. His son, W. Patrick Roche III, 83M, also graduated from Emory.

David Hein, 49M, of Atlanta, on June 16, 2005. He was 82 and had lived with Crohn’s disease for almost 70 years.
He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Cincinnati General Hospital and was a resident at Grady Memorial Hospital from 1952 to 1954. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, he was associate clinical professor at Emory, clinical assistant professor at the Medical College of Georgia, and an attending physician at Grady. An active staff member at St. Joseph’s Hospital and a founder of Northside Hospital, he was a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine, president of the Georgia Society of Internal Medicine, and a founder and president of the Georgia G.I. Society.
     After retirement, he continued to serve as preceptor of sophomore med students at Emory as well as serving on the internal review board and continuing medical education committees of Northside and St. Joseph’s. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia, two daughters, and one grandson.
      Walter Shehee, 52M, of College Park, GA, on August 29, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, three sons, three grandchildren, and two brothers.

Earl Walker, 52M, of Delaware, on November 3, 2005.

Freerk Wouters, 53M, of Cary, NC, on December 2, 2005. He was 77. A native of Atlanta, he returned to his family home in the Netherlands when he was three, coming back to the United States 12 years later when Germany occupied the Netherlands. A fellow of the American Psychiatry Society and a former officer in the U.S. Navy, he practiced psychiatry and devoted his career to public mental health. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and five sons.

Earl Ginn, 57M, of Nashville, TN, on May 17, 2004. A pioneer in the treatment of kidney failure by hemodialysis, he required this treatment during the last two years of his life.
     After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea, Ginn joined Vanderbilt as head of a new renal department, a position he filled until 1980. In addition to pursuing clinical research and practice, he was a founder of the Middle Tennessee Kidney Foundation, which paid tribute to him at its annual major fundraiser in 2004.
     In 1980, Ginn became the personal nephrologist for the king of Saudia Arabia’s wife, who suffered kidney failure. Following her transplant, he became chair of the medical department at King Faisal Research Hospital until 1989. While there, he started an organ transplant program and was instrumental in establishing a national law requiring the addition of vitamin D to milk.
     He returned to Nashville, serving as chief medical officer of REN Corporation for four years, as medical director of the transplant program at Centenial Medical Center for several years, and as a consultant with Nashville Nephrology Associates until retirement in 1997.
     He is survived by his wife, Judy, two children, four grandchildren, and two brothers.
      James Gray, 60M, of Winder, GA, on January 25, 2006, following an extended illness. He was 72. With residencies from Vanderbilt and Grady in pediatrics, he was an instructor at Emory School of Medicine and a primary care physician in Dunwoody for 20 years. A passionate lover of animals, he bred Whippets and was owner of the world famous Italian greyhound, Earl.

Harold Hurlbut, 63M, on February 22, 2005. He was 69.
Charles Gendel, 66M, of Franklin, TN, on May 1, 2005, after heart surgery. He is survived by his sister.

Eugene ”Buzzy” McNatt, 70M, of Marietta, GA, on July 23, 2005, following cardiac arrest. He was 60. A pathologist at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, he practiced pathology in Dublin, GA, after medical school. He was a deacon at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and served on numerous mission trips. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pam, four children, a sister, and two brothers.
      Brian Ling, 82M, of Asheville, NC, on March 10, 2006, of gunshot wounds. He was 50. The man who allegedly shot and killed Ling was the father of a former patient.
     After medical school, Ling completed a residency at Emory, joining the faculty in the medicine department from 1989 to 1997. He moved with his family to Asheville to enter private practice and became a partner at Mountain Kidney Associates.
     He is survived by his ex-wife, Lauren, and a daughter.

Roger Blasberg, 85M, of Miami, FL, on October 6, 2005. He was 48. He completed a surgical residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, a radiology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and fellowships in New York and Florida. Board-certified in diagnostic radiology with specialty certification in vascular radiology, he practiced radiology in South Florida. He is survived by his mother, Norma, a sister, and a brother.
    Residency Deaths  
      Robert Awe (medicine) of Baylor, TX, on October 13, 2002. He served his internship at Grady and completed a residency in internal medicine and a pulmonary fellowship at Baylor, where he joined the faculty in 1973. He was chief of medicine and pulmonary medicine at Harris County Hospital, and he co-founded Omega House, a residential hospice for AIDS patients, serving as its volunteer medical director for 17 years. In 1998, the Texas Department of Health recognized him for his contribution toward the elimination of tuberculosis.

William Bruns (medicine) of Trenton, SC, on December 26, 2005. A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed an internship at Grady and a residency in OB/GYN at the Medical College of Georgia. He joined OB/GYN Associates of Augusta, practicing for 30 years until retirement in 1997. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two daughters, and one grandson.

James Crawford (GYN/OB) of Decatur, GA, on June 14, 2005.

Robert Dodd (radiology) of Lakeland, FL, on October 5, 2005, of colon cancer. He received his MD from the University of Virginia in 1958, followed by an internship in internal medicine at the University of Texas in Galveston and a residency in internal medicine and radiology at Grady. (Baseball legend Ty Cobb was among his patients at Grady.) He worked as a staff radiologist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and also at Dade City Hospital and East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. In 1999, he received the Triumph Medal from the Joslin Diabetes Center for having lived for more than 40 years with diabetes. He is survived by three children and two sisters.

Marshall Dougherty (medicine) of Paris, TX, on December 20, 2005. A native of Palestine, he completed an internship at Grady and a residency in pathology at Baylor. A captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he served as chief of pathology at the U.S. Darnall Army Hospital in Ft. Hood, TX. In 1968, he opened a private practice in Paris, serving for the next 30 years. In the early days of organ and tissue transplantation, he made many presentations to encourage organ donation, which became quite real to him in later years when heart failure required his own heart transplant. He is survived by his wife, Barrillon Felder, four children, and eight grandchildren.

Marion Dressler (medicine) of Bridgewater, NJ, on June 22, 2005. She served as assistant director for the DeKalb County, GA, Health Department for more than 20 years and then practiced psychiatry until retirement in 1982. A member of the AMA and the American Psychiatric Association, she was a founding member of First Moravian Church of Georgia. She is survived by three children, two grandchildren, and two sisters.

Thomas Greene III (medicine) of Detroit, MI, on June 1, 2005, of a heart attack. He was a cardiovascular anesthesiology assistant professor at Baylor, retiring from medicine in 1997 after a heart attack and stroke. He is survived by his mother, Yvonne Fowler.
  Theophilos Kipreos (medicine) of Richmond, VA, on April 21, 2005. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he was a faculty member at the University of Athens.  
      Margaret Lambino (cardiology) of Tucker, GA, on December 19, 2005, of cancer. A cardiologist and geriatrician, she received her MD at the University of Santo Tomas. She is survived by her parents and six brothers.

Julian Lentz (medicine) of NC on October 26, 2002, of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife.

Thomas Luckey (medicine) on June 14, 2005, of pancreatic cancer. He practiced internal medicine for 20 years and was affiliated with the DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, GA. He is survived by three sons, two grandchildren, one brother, and two sisters.

Arthur Madden (medicine) of Myrtle Beach, SC, on May 23, 2005. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins in 1959 and completed postdoctoral training at Emory and Grady. After serving in the U.S. Navy for two years, he entered private practice in gastroenterology and internal medicine with his father. He was an associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina Medical School, retiring in 1992. He is survived by his spouse, Brandon, four children, and two grandchildren.

Ronald Masden (cardiology) of Louisville, KY, on December 2, 2004. He received his MD from the University of Louisville Medical School and completed an internship at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and internal medicine and cardiology residencies at Emory.
     He was the senior assistant surgeon at the CDC with the U.S. Public Health Service and a commander in the U.S. Navy. A professor and interventional cardiologist at Louisville, he helped build the cardiology program there and was the first to perform seven different cardiac procedures in the region, including the first balloon angioplasty in 1981. During his career, he performed more than 12,000 cardiac catheterizations and 7,000 coronary angioplasties and trained more than 200 cardiology fellows.
     In the 1990s, he helped establish a cardiology practice and cardiac cath lab in St. Petersburg, Russia. He founded Anchor-International Foundation in 1997 to fund training of Russian health care workers in cardiology and to check the quality of managed care programs in Russia. At the time of his death, he was the director of the cardiac cath lab at the Jewish Hospital Heart and Lung Institute.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Becki, whom he met at Emory, four children, three grandchildren, and a brother and sister.

William Olmsted (medicine) of Atlanta on May 29, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Linda, two children, his mother, two brothers, and a sister.
    Faculty Deaths  
  Eugene Stead, 32M (former dean and professor and chair of Medicine) on June 12, 2005. He was 97.
     After receiving his BS and MD degrees from Emory, he served on the faculty of Harvard. In 1942, he returned to Emory as the youngest chair ever of the Department of Medicine, and in 1946, he became dean of the School of Medicine, a position he held for one year. He next joined Duke as professor and chair of medicine, a position he held for 20 years.
     Stead had a major impact on how medicine was taught and practiced in the 20th century. His research teams described the physiologic basis of shock and congestive heart failure, and his pioneering studies in the 1940s with cardiac catheterization formed the basis of what is now used in the treatment of heart failure.
     In addition to his research innovations, he was an outstanding medical educator. He produced more chairs of medicine departments (33 in all) than any other medical educator. In 1966, he spearheaded a revision of the Duke curriculum to cut in half the required basic sciences and thereby provide room for a full year of research. He also founded the physician assistant (PA) profession, starting the first PA education program at Duke in 1965.
     He is survived by a son, two daughters, and three grandchildren.
  Arthur Falek (professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) in November 2005. A faculty member for more than 40 years, he was internationally known for his work in human genetics and the effects of heredity on intelligence and behavior. His work to understand the incidence and causes of birth defects helped lay the foundation for today’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the CDC. When Jimmy Carter served as governor of Georgia, Falek worked to decentralize mental health care in favor of community-based care. He also established the Georgia Huntington’s Disease registry and co-founded a group that evolved into the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). Because of his work, the HDSA established the first Center for the Care and Cure of Huntington’s Disease at Emory in 1989.
     In addition, he undertook one of the first NIH studies to understand how drugs affect the ability of addicts with AIDS to fight HIV and other infections. His work in this field contributed to the formation of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology and the Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology. His efforts to understand and prevent fetal alcohol syndrome resulted in formation of the Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Project at Emory and the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinic at the Marcus Institute. Both projects broadened understanding and treatment in Georgia and the United States.
  Robert Gunn (professor and chair of Physiology) on June 26, 2005 of lymphoma. He was 65.
      Gunn came to Emory in 1981 and served as professor and chair of Physiology for more than 23 years. He directed the MD/PhD program for 13 years and the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching program until his death.
     An internationally recognized authority on the molecular mechanisms of ion transport across cell membranes, he received the Kenneth Cole Award for his work on anion transport across red blood cells. Just days before his death, he was awarded the 2006 Distinguished Service Award by the Biophysical Society.
     He is survived by his wife, Sharon, three daughters, one son, two grandchildren, and three brothers.
  Jerome Sutin (professor and former chair of Anatomy) on July 10, 2005. Joining Emory in 1966, he guided the Department of Anatomy (later renamed Cell Biology) for more than 30 years to become one of the strongest in the country. In the course of his academic career, he influenced the disciplines of neuroscience and cell biology, and in particular, he made significant contributions to understanding the brain, ranging from the hypothalamus to the cerebral cortex, and through the use of varied study techniques such as electrophysiology, fiber degeneration, and pathway tracing.
     His interest in the nervous system led to co-authorship of the 8th edition of Human Neuroanatomy. He also served on numerous NIH panels and the editorial boards of five journals. He received the Henry Gray Award in 1994, the highest honor presented by the American Association of Anatomists, of which he served as president. Shortly after his retirement in 1996, the Department of Cell Biology inaugurated the Jerome Sutin Lecture in his honor.
     He is survived by his wife, Avril, two sons, and three grandchildren.

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