Lecture Dec. 10 to honor former residency grad

John Olson Jr., MD, PhD, a 1998 graduate of the Washington University General Surgery Residency Program, will give a lecture in honor of the late Keith D. Amos, MD, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Connor Auditorium at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the Medical Campus. Olson also will receive an alumni award named for Amos.

Dharnidharka named director of pediatric nephrology

Vikas Dharnidharka, MD, an award-winning specialist in pediatric kidney disease and transplantation, has been named director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Five pediatrics faculty to lead academic organizations

Washington University Department of Pediatrics and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have been catapulted into the national spotlight by the simultaneous election of five pediatric faculty into the top national leadership roles in large and distinguished medical societies.

A closer look at Becker’s special collection

In one way or another, nearly everyone at Washington University School of Medicine has heard of Bernard Becker, MD. Many use the beautiful Bernard Becker Medical Library or consult rare eye books there from the well-known Becker collection. In the Department of Ophthalmology, which Becker chaired for more than 35 years, faculty members know well his landmark research on glaucoma.

Middelkamp, professor emeritus of pediatrics, 86

J. Neal Middelkamp, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at his home in St. Louis following a brief illness. He was 86. “Dr. Middelkamp has been a pillar of the academic pediatric community at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital since his graduation from our School of Medicine in 1948,” says Alan L. Schwartz, PhD, MD, the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics.
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