Larry J. Shapiro, M.D. (right), executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, welcomes Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., to the Medical Campus. Bond came to meet with leaders from the medical school and Barnes-Jewish Hospital to discuss the institutions’ involvement in the nonprofit Center of Research, Technology and Entrepreneurial Expertise in Midtown. The center will focus on technology transfer to new companies and the creation of jobs in urban St. Louis.