April 6, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 14


Making the Rounds

Of Note

Retirement Roundup


Making the Rounds

Dr. Autumn Dawn Galbreath, medicine/cardiology, project director for the UTHSC disease management center, gave birth to a baby girl at 12:58 p.m. Feb. 22. Little Mary Eleanor Galbreath weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Dr. Karl Klose, assistant professor in the department of microbiology, and his wife, Laurie, are the proud parents of a baby boy. Kyle McGarry Klose was born at 5:15 p.m. March 14. He weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Little Kyle is the Kloses' first child.

Congratulations to Drs. Marvin Forland and J. Bradley Aust, retired faculty members, who in 1970 were involved in a successful bilateral kidney transplant for patient Joan Wish. Wish recently received this year's Kathryn Dial Murray Award from the National Kidney Foundation of South Texas. Dr. Forland was her nephrologist and Dr. Aust was her surgeon.

Congratulations to Kay Petru, department of pediatrics/division of neonatology, and her husband, John. Their daughter, Elysia Gayle Petru, was selected as the first runner-up for Miss Fiesta 2001. Elysia was employed in the department of pediatrics as a student associate II during the summer of 2000.

The Health Science Center's Housestaff Council has new officers. They are Dr. Farrokh Farrokhi, resident in the division of neurosurgery, Dr. Rajdeep Kakar, resident in the department of internal medicine, and Dr. Maurice Sholas, resident in the department of rehabilitation medicine.

portrait of Dr. Arlan Richardson

Dr. Arlan Richardson participated as a panelist at The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce's "30th Annual Economic Outlook Conference." Dr. Richardson spoke about trends in medicine/biomedicine. He discussed the future of aging research in San Antonio and the nation, increases in the elderly population, and the aging program at the Health Science Center and the national recognition it has gained.

portrait of Melissa DeSantis

Melissa DeSantis, coordinator for microcomputer services at the Briscoe Library, recently was awarded senior-level certification in the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals.

portrait of Dr. David A. Kronick

Dr. David A. Kronick, professor emeritus of medical bibliography and former director of the Briscoe Library, had his article "The Commerce of Letters: Networks and 'invisible colleges' in seventeenth-and eighteenth-century Europe," published in the January 2001 issue of The Library Quarterly.

Dr. Patricia Wathen, medicine/general medicine, received the 2001 Clinical Educator Award of the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine at its annual meeting in New Orleans held March 3. She also completed her term as secretary-treasurer of the society.

Last month the UTHSC community bade farewell to Dr. Victor Sandoval, associate dean for student affairs in the Dental School. Dr. Sandoval, who had been with the UTHSC for 19 years, took a position as professor in the department of diagnostic sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. A reception was recently held in his honor.