The Kilo Diabetes & Vascular Research Foundation held its 35th Annual Kilo Diabetes Symposium Nov. 2-3 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in St. Louis. More than 400 health-care professionals attended the symposium, designed to present current management and clinical research results by experts in the field of diabetes, endocrine disease and cardiovascular disease. Among the speakers were School of Medicine faculty, including Kenneth Polonsky, M.D., the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the John Milliken Department of Medicine; Samuel Klein, M.D., the Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science and director of the Center for Human Nutrition; Clay Semenkovich, M.D., the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research; and Emil R. Unanue, M.D., the Paul and Ellen Lacy Professor of Pathology and Immunology. In addition, James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., former associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and currently clinical professor of medicine and senior health adviser on health affairs at Emory University School of Medicine, was also a speaker.
Four employees of the Bernard Becker Medical Library and one faculty member were honored in the library’s fourth annual Peer Recognition program. Bob Hamilton, library associate, and Cathy Sarli, librarian, each received an Outstanding Performance award; Kristi Holmes, bioinformaticist, and Martha Riley, librarian, each received a Bright Idea Award. Rosalie Uchanski, Ph.D., research assistant professor of otolaryngology, received the Community Spirit Award. …
Candice C. Morey, Ph.D., postdoctoral research scholar in psychology in Arts & Sciences, has received a three-year, $141,318 grant from the National Institutes of Health for research titled “Domain-General WM and Cognitive Control in the Prefrontal Cortex.”