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School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel 

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By now you may have heard or read 
about the newest requirement for 
our medical students. Members of 
this year's entering class have 
begun their medical education in a brand 
new way. Incoming students have been re- 
quired to purchase laptop computers to ac- 
cess the school's new electronic learning 
environment. Students are using their new 
"MedScholar" computers — specially de- 
signed for UNC School of Medicine — both 
in the classroom and in their community- 
based rotations throughout the state. 

This change is timely. There is no question 
that one of the major trends in medicine is 
the growing importance of on-line reference 
in routine clinical decision-making. Future 
physicians will have at their fingertips a vast 
source of information with which to make 
clinical decisions. Physicians of the future 
will need to information from these data 
sources in order to practice the highest level 
of medical care. 

Making today's students computer literate 
is not an educational frill or add-on. It is 
essential that students become comfortable 
with the tools they will use during their pro- 
fessional lives. They must become experts in 
using information technology in medical 
care and learn how they can manage and 
develop information environments to 
support them as continuous students and 
cuiTent practitioners. 

Another benefit of this new computer 
requirement centers on issues of pedagogy. 
Many subjects can be better taught on-line 
than through traditional laboratories and lec- 
tures. And with so many new data re.sources 
available on-line, students can more easily 
study, learn, search for information, make in- 
fonned diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, 
communicate with others, and become well 
informed about current issues and events. 

Students are also aided in their course- 
work by various kinds of software and tutori- 
als. For example, Netters' Interactive Atlas 
of Human Anatomy, a required textbook for 
gross anatomy, is accessible on-line and al- 
lows students to do things that the hard copy 
textbook does not, such as magnify sections. 

search for key words, and set up quizzes. 
Don't we all wish we had this kind of sup- 
port during our first years in medical school ! 

I am proud to say that the School of Medi- 
cine is also encouraging faculty to contribute 
to this new electronic learning environment. 
Already syllabi for first- and second-year 
courses are on line, and the Educational 
Technology Group, headed by Dr. John 
Loonsk, is developing a multimedia lab to 
give faculty access to the technology 
and the support to use it. 

The computer requirement also serves all 
of us well in another way. Students in com- 
munity-based rotations, who use computer 
resources to successfully complete their ro- 
tations, no longer find access to computers 
and connectivity back to campus problemat- 
ic. With the MedScholar computer, we are 
assuring that all first-year students will be 
able to stay connected to the school even 
when they are in their community settings. 

Our symbols have long been the tools of 
the trade. Now add one more image to the 
mix: A physician, white coat, stethoscope in 
the pocket, a computer in his or her lap. 




Jeffrey LHoiipt.MD 

Medical Alumni 
Association Officers 


Darlyne Menscer, MD '79 


James D. Hundley, MD "67 

Vice President 

Gordon B. LeGrand. MD '65 


Ralph L. Wall Jr.. MD '78 



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Hope for Healing Human Disease 6 

AHEC Celebrates 25 Years 8 

Dean Appoints Two to Research Posts 10 

Two UNC Scientists Achieve National Honors 12 

Alumni Profile: Joseph Baggett, MD '44 14 

3-D 'Map' to Aid Neurosurgery 18 


Dean's Page Inside front cover 

News Briefs 2 

Research Briefs 13 

Faculty Notes 16 

Donor List 20 

Development Notes 30 

Alumni Notes 31 

President's Letter Inside back cover 

CME/Alumni Calendar Back cover 

Correction: In the Fall IW7 issue of the Bulletin, ;/; the lacultx Notes section, we re^ 
ported incorrectly that Ann (1. liciiley, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology and 
pediatrics, was chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics ' Task Force on Circumci- 
sion. The chair of this committee is actually Carole M. Ixmnon. Ml). MPH, associate 
professor of pediatrics at UNC-CII. 

On the Cover: Cynthia Bradham. a graduate siudcrit m hioehciiiisti y. unrks in Da\ id 
Brenner's lab. (Photo hv Dan Crawford) 


Lineberger cancer center 
dedicates new building 

The UNC Lineberger Comprehen- 
sive Cancer Center at the School of 
Medicine dedicated its new building ad- 
dition on Friday, Nov. 7. 

Dignitaries speaking at the ceremony 
included Dr. Richard Klausner. director 
of the National Cancer Institute; Molly 
Broad, president of the University of 
North Carolina; Michael Hooker, UNC- 
CH chancellor; Dr. Jeffrey Houpt, 
School of Medicine dean; and Bemice 
McElrath. a cancer survivor and out- 
reach specialist. 

TTie 41.000 sq. ft. addition houses the 
laboratories of 1 5 to 20 faculty mem- 
bers, as well as headquarters for the 
UNC Lineberger Specialized Program 
of Research E.\cellence (SPORE) in 
breast cancer; the center's programs in 
cancer prevention, control, epidemiolo- 
gy and biostatistics; and cancer center 

"The best new science often comes 
from informal talks in hallways," said 
H. Shelton Earp III. MD, Lineberger 
Center director. "We designed our new 
facility to increase and foster such ex- 
changes among researchers from basic, 
clinical and public health science in one 
place for the first time. For North Car- 
olinians concerned about cancer and for 
cancer patients, it means increased po- 
tential for new therapies and screening 
and prevention strategies." 

The center, one of 3 1 comprehensive 
cancer centers in the countiy designated 
by the National Cancer Institute, in- 
cludes 190 faculty scientists from 
25 departments across UNC-CH. 

Funding for the building includes 
$8. 1 million from a North Carolina 
bond issue, a $2.8 million grant from 
the National Cancer Institute, and pri- 
vate donations from more than 130 indi- 
viduals, families, businesses and 

Jim Millis (left), chair of The Medical Foundation ofNordi Carolina, Inc. hoard of direc- 
tors, and his family dedicate the Millis Pavilion, a four-story office complex which houses 
Lineberger's SPORE in breast cancer and other cancer programs. 

Arthur Clark (second from left) and family help dedicate the Irma M. Parhad director's 
office in the new Lineberger building addition. The office is named for the late wife of 
Clark's son. Arthur W. Clark (right). Clark Sr is a board member of The Medical 
Foundation, as well as a member of the Lineberger Center's board of visitors. 

School of Medicine receives 
$6 million from NIH 

The School of Medicine will establish 
the nation's only clinical trials center devot- 
ed exclusively to developing and testing 
new sexually transmitted disease therapies 
and prevention methods as the result of a 
five-year, S6 million contract with the Na- 
tional Institute of Allergy and Infectious 

Cementing a partnership with the univer- 
sities of Washington at Seattle and Alabama 
at Birmingham and Family Health Interna- 
tional, the contract will provide the admin- 
istrative, medical and scientific 
infrastructure for future coordinated re- 
search, said project director Myron S. 
Cohen, MD, professor of medicine, micro- 
biology and immunology and chief of infec- 
tious diseases. 

Research will focus on syphilis, gonor- 
rhea, chlamydia and trichomonas, and such 
ulcerative illnesses as herpes and chancroid. 

Cohen can be reached at 
mscohen &' med. itnc. edit. 

Medical faculty book aids 
county health departments 

Health departments in more than 30 rural 
North Carolina counties are testing the ef- 
fectiveness of an educational intervention 
aimed at reducing cardiovascular disease 
among low-income women. 

As part of the Supplemental Cardiovas- 
cular Disease Project, patients with high 
cholesterol or blood pressure attend educa- 
tional sessions where health department 
einployees explain about healthy lifestyle 
choices - such as the importance of eating a 
low-fat diet -- and how those choices can 
lower their risk of heart disease. 

To assist them in this task, health depart- 
ment employees are using the book "A New 
Leaf: Choices for Healthy Living," devel- 
oped by Alice Ammennan, DrPH, assistant 
professor of nutrition, and Katherine W. 
Tawney, PhD, research assistant professor 

of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 

Since December 1995, nearly 2,500 
women have enrolled in the program, which 
is expected to continue through 2000. 

"About one-fourth of all North Carolini- 
ans have some form of heart disease, and it 
accounts for 41 percent of all deaths in the 
state," said principal investigator Wayne 
Rosamond, assistant professor of epidemi- 
ology. "Statistics show that 70 percent of 
adults in North Carolina do not get enough 
physical activity, 30 percent are obese, and 
30 percent smoke. These are all factors 
which contribute to heart disease and yet are 
largely preventable." 

To learn more about the hook contact 
Ammerman at aammerman@ sophia. or Tawney at ktawney® 

UNC Hospitals starts home 
health agency 

UNC Hospitals has begun operating its 
own certified and licensed home health 

UNC Home Health, acquired last sum- 
mer from Staff Builders, Inc., provides a full 
range of health care services to adults and 
children, for both chronic illness and fol- 
low-up to hospital care. 

"This is an important service to provide 
because we know that with the right kind of 
support, many patients can recuperate faster 
and more comfortably in their own homes," 
said Nancy Schan/. assistant director of op- 
erations for UNC Hospitals. 

"We also use this time in people's homes 
to teach patients and their families about 
how they can help in the recovery process or 
management of a chronic disease," she 

The agency currently serves patients in 
nine counties: Alamance, Chatham, 
Durham, Johnston, Lee. Moore, Orange, 
Randolph and Wake. 

For more information or to refer a pa- 
tient, call Tammie Stanton. RN. director 
UNC Home Health, at 919-966-4915. 

Two students named to 
research scholars program 

Two UNC medical students ai-e currently 
participating in the 1997-98 class of the 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National 
Institutes of Health Research Scholars Pro- 
gram (Cloister Program). 

Deitra Williams, MSII, and Kevin Roof, 
MSIII. were chosen from among 206 appli- 
cants representing 88 medical schools. The 
1997-98 class is the thirteenth group en- 
rolled since the program's inception. 

As HHMI-NIH Research Scholars, the 
students have the opportunity to perfomi re- 
.search in an NIH laboratory of their choice 
for a one-year period. 

UNC student serves AMA 

At the 1997 annual meeting of the Amer- 
ican Medical Association-Medical Student 
Section ( AMA-MSS), a fourth-year student 
at the UNC School of Medicine was elected 
to a national leadership position. 

Natalie Suzanne Groce was elected to 
serve as the alternate delegate of the AMA- 
MSS Goveminc Council. 

Natalie Suzanne Groce 

Scholarships awarded through Loyahy Fund 

Recipients of the 1997-98 Loyalty Fund 
Scholarships and Loyalty Fund Merit 
Awards were honored Nov. 21 at the Fall 
Medical Alumni Weekend banquet. 

Four-year scholarships were awarded to 
incoming students Charles Stephen Ebert, 
Lee V. Gray, Latonia E. Roach and Nam Dai 
Vo. Also receiving four-year scholarships 
were two first-year students in the MD/PhD 
program, Carol A. Albright and Michael H. 

In addition, 17 students who were select- 
ed as four-year recipients upon matricula- 
tion into medical school will continue to 
receive a scholarship during the 1997-98 
academic year. They are: Kimberly R. 
demons, Caroline M. Hoke, Shannon M. 

Sawin, Noah Hoffman and Jason Merker, 
MS lis; Peggy B. Byun. Latonya B. Thomp- 
son, Shaida K. Ryan, Thomas F. Laney and 
Mark L. Wood, MS Ills; Don M. Arm- 
strong, Cathleen M. Callahan, Jennifer S. 
Klenzak, William G. Pittman III, Brian 
Matthew Shelley, Kimberly Renee Single- 
tary and Stacie Jean Zelman, MS IVs. 

One-year Loyalty Fund Scholarships 
were awarded to Jeffrey E. Brown, Carolyn 
L. Hess and Charles Toulson, MS lis; Carrie 
L. Dul, Ellen M. Flanagan and Marion 
Louise Mull, MS Ills; Ted A. Bauman, Car- 
oline M. Corthren, Jonathan E. Fischer, 
Karolyn Beth Forbes, Nancy W. Knight, 
Miriam Watson and Adam Zolotar, MS IVs. 

The amount of each Loyalty Fund Schol- 

arship is $2,700 for the 1997-98 academic 
year. Recipients are selected on the basis of 
academic standing, service to humanity, 
breadth of personal and educational experi- 
ence, evidence of financial need and diversi- 
ty among recipients. 

Loyalty Fund Scholarships of $ 1 ,000 
each were also awarded to two Medical Al- 
lied Health Professions .students. This year, 
the scholarships went to Sally J. Bober, oc- 
cupational therapy, and Mark Miele, physi- 
cal therapy. 

Merit Award recipients for the 1 997-98 
year include Charles S. Smith and Tracy P. 
Jackson, MS lis; Steven Sheppard Dunlevie 
Jr. and Robert C. Bowen III, MS Ills; and 
Karen L. Grogg, MS IV. 






Lineberger fellows selected 

Lineberger Fellow awards were present- 
ed to graduate students Jonelle K. Drugan, 
Li-Fen Lee and Irene Zohn in November. 

The fellows received a $3,000 supple- 
mentary stipend to recognize the excellence 
of their research activities. They were se- 
lected by the UNC Lineberger Comprehen- 
sive Cancer Center's Program Planning 
Committee and honored at a recent meeting 
of the center's board of visitors, which start- 
ed the awards in 1987 to encourage promis- 
ing new cancer researchers. Program 
funding comes from Best Distributing Co. 
in Goldsboro. 

Drugan — who works in the lab of 
Sharon Campbell, PhD, assistant professor 
of biochemistry and biophysics — studies 
cell growth and the signals that trigger these 
normal cellular processes. 

Lee is a graduate student in the lab of 
Jenny Ting. PhD, professor of microbiolo- 
gy and immunology. They are studying 
Taxol. a drug used to treat ovarian and 
breast cancers. 

Zohn studies a type of cellular receptor, 
which when not in its typical form can con- 
tribute to the development of cancer, in the 
lab of Channing Der, PhD, professor of 

Video addresses psychosocial 
aspects of growth delay 

An educational video for health care 
providers and others who deal with growth 
hormone deficiency patients is available 
trom UNC Health Care. 

Titled ""Who We Are," the award-win- 
ning video was created by UNC professors 
Louis Underwood, MFJ, a pediatric endocri- 
nologist who treats the physical aspects of 
growth delay, and Brian .Stabler. PhD. Ml:d. 
a psychologist who deals with the emotion- 
al and social aspects of growth delay. 

The problems associated with growth 
delay range from learning disorders to so- 
cial isolation. "Psychological testing has 

shown that one in three children with de- 
layed growth has a serious psychological or 
school-related problem in addition to short 
stature." said Stabler. The video highlights 
ways to recognize and manage these psy- 
chosocial problems. 

To receive a copy of the 25-imnuie video 
free from UNC Health Care, call Rainbow 
Productions at 312-525-7701. 

New X-ray technique for 
breast imaging 

By creating significantly sharper, more 
detailed pictures of breast tissue, mice and 
other objects, a technical advance in radiog- 
raphy could dramatically improve mam- 
mography and other medical and materials 
imaging, new studies suggest. The ultimate 
goal will be to cut the number of breast can- 
cer deaths by diagnosing tumors earlier. 

A team of scientists from UNC-Chapel 
Hill, along with four other institutions, are 
developing the new imaging method using a 
single-energy X-ray source. Such sharply 
defined pictures have never been produced 
through conventional X-ray machines. 

"Mammography presents difficult imag- 
ing problems because the dcnsitites of the 
tissues are similar, and the lack of contrast 
often masks tumors," said Etta Pisano, MD, 
associate professor of radiology at UNC 
and the research team physician. 

"With our new method, which we call de- 
fraction-enhanced imaging, or DEI, we 
have produced images showing improved 
detail of cancerous tumors in human breast 
tissue," said Pisano. "The detail is just out- 

"While much work remains to be done 
before wc can use this with patients, we are 
absolutely excited about the possibilities," 
she said. "This has never been done before, 
and we know of no reason why it couldn't 
work on other parts of the body as well." 

A report on the findiiifis appeared in the 
November issue «/Physics in Medicine and 
Biology. Pisano can be reached ai 

'Sister burn center' relation- 
ships established 

In October 1997, Michael D. Peck. MD, 
professor of surgery and director of the 
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, re- 
turned from a trip to Taiwan. Republic of 
China, carrying signed copies of two 
Meinos of Understanding to create a "sister 
bum unit' relationship with prominent bum 
centers there. 

Peck and the bum center staff toured 1 1 
of the country's 30 burn centers and made 
five presentations. During the tour. Peck 
identified many areas in which ct)llabora- 
tion would be mutually beneficial, includ- 
ing burn prevention programs and burn 
survivor activities. 

Medical school to 
celebrate partnership 
with preceptors 

Sports fans should feel right at home at 
the 1998 Preceptor Celebration, where 
discussion will focus on coaching and 

The annual event, scheduled fiir Janu- 
ary 1 7, will be held at the Friday Center in 
Chapel Hill and will have as its theme 
"Celebrating Our Partnership." 

The days' activities will include a 
workshop, poster session, student presen- 
tations, and a luncheon featuring Dean 
Jeffrey Houpt as speaker Participants will 
be awarded four units of CMli credit. 

William Scroggs, UNC-CH associate 
athletic director and fomier UNC lacrosse 
coach ( 1979-1990), will discuss tech- 
niques he used in coaching his lacrosse 
teams to three NCAA championships. 
Respondents will look at how these tech- 
niques can be applied by preceptors. 

For more information, contact the Of- 
fice of Community Medical Education at 

Gene Orringer, MD. in one of the newly-appointed HAL modules. 

Hope for Healing 
Human Disease 

UNC opens gene therapy center 

by Melissa Anthony 

Imagine getting into your car and fum- 
bling through the glove box to fmd just 
the right tape. You pop it in the tape deck 
and out pours your fa\orite music. 

How does the music get there? It's been 
digitally recorded onto a ribbon, then put in 
a plastic cassette. To hear the music, you 
have to put the cassette into a tape player and 
press "play." 

Increase the complexity a little, says Gene 
Orringer. MD. director of UNC's Caviness 
Clinical Research Center, and you've got the 
perfect analogy for one of medicine's latest 
weapons in the tight against genetic-related gene therapy. 

Scientists now believe that they can heal 
illnesses, such as cystic fibrosis and hemo- 
philia, by introducing nomial genes into dis- 
eased animals and even humans. The theory 
suggests that by putting a healthy gene (the 
tape) into a vector (the cassette without a tape 
in it), doctors can inject the healthy gene into 
a diseased animal or human (the cassette 
player). Once inside the body, the vector re- 
leases the normal gene and prompts a correc- 
tion in genetic makeup. 

The key. researchers say. is finding the 
right vector, one the body will accept. 

Currently, the most efficient vectors are 
viruses. Under ordinary circumstances, 
viruses invade human cells and cause infec- 
tion. In the past few years, however, scientists 
have learned to alter viruses so they can still 
enter cells, but no longer cause damage. 

"Over time, viruses have developed very 
effective means for entering human cells." 
explained Orringer. "We can take advantage 
of that and use the modified viruses to smug- 
gle healthy genes into abnonnal cells." 

To date, gene therapy has primarily been 
tested in animals, and scientists have pro- 
duced relatively small amounts of the viral 
\ectors. .Several vectors, however, look quite 
promising and are currently awaiting FDA 
approval for testing in humans. Once the 
FDA gives the go-ahead, researchers will 

need to produce considerably larger amounts 
of the approved viruses before human studies 
can begin. 

Enter UNC's brand new Human Applica- 
tions Lab. Known affectionately as HAL. the 
state-of-the-art lab is one of only a handful in 
the United States. Its sole purpose is to 
produce enough virus to run the nuinber of 
clinical trials that need to take place before 
gene therapy can be introduced into main- 
stream medicine. 

How did UNC come to have such a 
cutting-edge facility? "Three to four years 
ago. gene therapy was an evolving technolo- 
gy." said Orringer. "Through our work with 
genetic diseases, we began to recognize how 
important the clinical application of gene 
therapy could be. That realization left us with 
a choice: we could rely on others, like Glaxo, 
to make the viruses we'd need for full-scale 
research, or we could make them ourselves." 

So Orringer and others in the School of 
Medicine approached UNC Hospitals about 
building a gene therapy center. To have a 
comprehensive operation, they reasoned, a 
gene therapy center needed to have two 
things: a developmental lab where viral vec- 
tors could be tested in animals (already in 
place at UNC). and a human applications lab 
where successful vectors could be replicated 
and stored. 

Hospital administrators responded with 
enthusiasm to the idea of a human applica- 
tions lab. "We are very fortunate that UNC 
Hospitals agreed to support this research ef- 
fort," Oninger said. "They saw in the HAL a 
direct link between bench research and clini- 
cal application, and an opportunity to show 
their commitment to and partnership with the 
School of Medicine." Orringer noted that the 
vast majority of money for the construction 
of the HAL came from the hospital. 

The commitment for the facility was in- 
strumental in (he successful recruitmeni of 
Jude Samulski. MD. in 1994. to direct the 
L'NC (icne Therapy Center. Upon joining 
the laculty. one ot his first responsibilities 
was to identify someone with human gene 

therapy experience to run the HAL. He found 
that experience in Chris Walsh. MD. who 
had conducted gene transfer studies at the 
National Institutes of Health. Walsh joined 
the gene therapy team in 1996. and is now re- 
sponsible for the day-to-day operations 
of the HAL. 

The 1.400-square-foot modular facility is 
housed in the Caviness Clinical Research 
Center, on the third floor of UNC Hospitals. 
Walk into it. and it's like you've stepped into 
the scene of a Robin Cook novel. Negative 
pressure rooms, light and pressure sensors, 
and special gases and ventilation are just 
a few of the things that make the lab so 

The HAL also has four separate chambers, 
where workers dressed in protective clothing 
can grow, refrigerate and freeze the viruses 
that will be used in gene therapy research. 

Within the next six to 12 months. Orringer 
expects to have approval from the FDA and 
lINC's Internal Re\ iew Board for several 
new clinical trials. And as other viral vectors 
are discovered in the developmental lab and 
receive approval for human study, the vector 
production facility known as HAL will have 
its work cut out for it. 

"We are very proud and fortunate to have a 
facility like HAL right here on our premises," 
said Oiringer. 

"We have high hopes for our research and 
for what it can mean to people suffering from 
genetic disease," he adds. "This new therapy 
may someday be used to treat HIV. cancer 
and .M/heimer's disease, and those are only a 
fraction of the potential uses." lJ 

AHEC Celebrates 25 Years 

by Karen Stinneford 

Dr. Susan Snider always knew she 
wanted to practice medicine in a 
small town. After all, she had 
grown up watching her grandfa- 
ther and uncle doing just that: healing the 
sick, comforting the wounded and celebrat- 
ing the milestones of their patient's lives. 

"I learned you could be a doctor and 
make a difference in the life of a small town." 
she said. 

But the traditional life of a doctor in a 
small town has its drawbacks. Being on-call 
days at a time can be exhausting. The local 
hospital lacks the latest sophisticated equip- 
ment found in big-city hospitals. There 
aren't a lot of other doctors with whom you 
can "talk shop" or seek a second opinion. 
Even keeping up-to-date with the recent re- 
search in your field can be a struggle. 

Now Snider is a family practitioner at 
Blue Ridge Family Practice in Spruce Pine in 
the Appalachian mountains of Mitchell 
County, population 13.000. She said she 
doesn't experience the typical problems of 
small-time medicine, thanks to the N.C. 
Area Health Education Centers program, 
which celebrated its 25th anniversary this 

"I can't imagine practicing medicine in a 
community like this without AHEC — it 
would be too far from support." she said. 

The concept behind the state's AHEC pro- 
gram is simple enough: If the public wants 
to encourage people to practice medicine in 
rural areas — which traditionally suffer from 
shortages of doctors, nurses and other 
providers — then the public must make it 
easier for them to work there. 

In North Carolina, the public has done just 
that, said Thomas Bacon. DrPH. director of 
AHEC and associate dean at the School of 
Medicine. "Literally hundreds of towns now 
have improved access to primary health-care 
services, thanks to AHEC," he said. 

During 25 years of service to the state, 
AHEC. based at UNC-CH. has made a no- 
ticeable difference in the state's health-care 
delivery system. Bacon said. Among the ac- 

• 500 family doctors trained in AHEC- 
based residency programs have settled in 
communities across North Carolina. 

• 27 of the state's 100 counties are desig- 
nated as "health profession shortage areas" 
by the federal government, down from 80 
counties in the early 1970s. 

• 1.000-plus people have earned bache- 
lor's and master's degrees in social work, 
public health and nursing at 49 AHEC-sup- 
ported off-campus programs in North Car- 
olina since 1982. 

• 61 percent of AHEC-trained family doc- 
tors remain in North Carolina; 40 percent 
settled in towns with fewer than 1 0,000 resi- 

• 7.5 physicians practice for every 10,000 
residents in the state's 75 rural counties, 
which compares favorably to the national 
rural average of 5.3 physicians per 10.000 

When looking at North Carolina today. 
Bacon acknowledged that the state still is di- 
vided into the urban "haves" and the rural 
"have nots." Doctors and other health-care 
workers still tend to establish their practices 
along the state's fertile crescent — an 
arch-shaped corridor between Charlotte 
and Durham. 

But while the shortage of rural health-care 
professionals still exists. AHEC has made a 
profound difference for the good of the 
.state's residents. Bacon .said. 

"In the United States, we can't force peo- 
ple to go into medically underserved areas 
and make them practice, so we have to use 
other educational and training schemes to ac- 
complish that." Bacon said. "The more stu- 
dents we put in rural communities, and the 
more we support existing practices in rural 
communities, the more attractive and better 
those practices become." 

The AHEC program was bom in the early 
1970s when the United States was experi- 
encing an acute shortage of health-care pro- 
fessionals: doctors, nurses, dentists, 
pharmacists and public-health workers. To 
help solve the problem, the Carnegie Com- 
mission on Higher Education offered several 
recommendations for how colleges and uni- 
versities might ease the shortage. 

"That report had a significant effect on 
training for health-care professionals," 
Bacon said. "That's when the concept of 
Area Health Education Centers was bom." 

The Camegie report said that more health- 
care students needed to leam and train work- 
ing hand-in-hand with practicing 
professionals, especially in rural areas. 
Health-care workers in rural areas also 
needed professional support and access to 
new technology and knowledge to avoid 
burning out. 

The national proposal coincided with a 
growing effort in North Carolina to establish 
statewide community training for health pro- 
fessionals and to reverse a trend toward 
shortages and uneven distribution of prima- 
ry-care physicians in the state's mral areas. 

"When we look back at that report written 
in 1 970. it was really quite prophetic." Bacon 
said. "And it had quite an impact on health 
education in this state." 

In 1972. Congress awarded money to cre- 
ate AHEC programs in 1 1 states. North Car- 
olina was one of them. Twenty-five years 
later, 44 states have developed AHEC pro- 
grams, but North Carolina's remains the 
largest and most comprehensive. 

AHEC's mission is to meet the primary 
health-care needs of the state by improving 
the supply, distribution and quality of health- 
care professionals. The program is supported 
mainly by state and local dollars. Each of the 
state's four medical schools at UNC-CH, 
Duke, Wake Forest and East Carolina are af- 
filiated with one or more of the nine centers 
in North Carolina. Each AHEC center is 
governed by a local board of directors, which 
fosters a university-community partnership. 
Bacon said. 

AHEC encourages students to practice in 
rural areas by allowing them to work along- 
side a rural practitioner. Doctors, nurses, 
pharmacists and dentists working in small 
rural practices are often asked to serve as 
"preceptors" — mentors who show students 
what real life in a rural practice is like. Stu- 
dents who attend UNC-CH's medical or 
pharmacy schools are required to complete 
nearly half of their clinical rotations at 
AHEC sites, and the other health-science 

schools use AHEC sites for community- 
based training, as well. 

AHEC also encourages professionals in 
established practices to remain in medically 
underserved areas. The truth is that small, 
rural practices are hard to maintain. Bacon 
said. Not only do practitioners often earn less 
money than their urban counterparts, but the 
demands are greater with less back-up help 
from other practitioners. And they can feel 
isolated. Bacon said. 

AHEC offers continuing education cours- 
es and an extensive library network to help 
rural practitioners remain on the cutting edge 
of health care. Last year. AHEC offered 
5,000 continuing education programs attend- 
ed by 140.000 professionals. In AHEC's 2? 
years of service, more than 2.3 million peo- 
ple have attended AHEC continuing educa- 
tion programs. 

"Continuing education is a major part of 
what we do." Bacon said. "I'll bet that if you 
talked with a registered nurse in a small hos- 
pital in the mountains, she'd tell you that 
she's taken many AHEC continuing educa- 
tion courses and that they were important 
to her." 

Practitioners also have easy access to an 
extensive on-line library stocked with current 
health care journals and textbooks. "Thanks 
to computers, modems and faxes, healthcare 
practitioners have access to all the medical 
information they need at their fingertips." he 

.Snider, the family practioner. agreed. "If 
there is something ue need to find out. some- 
one can get on the phone to Ashe\ille." she 
said. "The AHEC librarian there has an 
ama/ing ability to find out anything." 

Another benefit. Snider said, is AHEC's 
locum tencns (Latin for "I hold the place") 
program, where skilled and seasoned AHEC 
physicians come work at her private practice 
so Snider can attend conferences or even take 
a much-needed \acation. 

"My partner and I are both really busy, and 
so when one of us is gone, the other one is 
overwhelmed, which makes it pretty tough." 
she said. "If I'm going to a medical meeting 
or vacation, I know the practice can be cov- 

Speakers at AHEC's 25th anniversary celehratioii in September included, from left. 
William Friday. UNC president emeritus. Gov. .lini Hunt. UNC-CH Chancellor Michael 
Hooker, and AHEC Director Thomas Bacon. 

"Students are so idealistic and enthusias- 
tic, and they really want to help people, but 
they need to see that you can also live a rea- 
sonable life." Snider said. "AHEC helps doc- 
tors in practice live a reasonable life." 

Today, as AHEC celebrates its 25th an- 
niversary in North Carolina, nine regional 
AHEC centers are working to provide health 
care to rural residents and encourage students 
to practice in medically underserved areas: 

• Area L AHEC in Rocky Mount serves 
Edgecombe, Halifax. Nash. Northampton 
and Wilson counties. 

• Charlotte AHEC in Charlotte serves 
Anson. Cabarrus. Cleveland. Gaston. Lin- 
coln. Mecklenburg. Rutherford. Stanly and 
Union counties. 

• Coastal AHEC in Wilmington serves 
Brunswick, Columbus. Duplin. IV-nder anil 
New Hanover counties. 

• Eastern AHEC in (ireenville laffiiiated 
with East Carolina University) serves Beau- 
fort. Bertie. Camden. Carteret, Chowan. 
Craven. Currituck. Dare. Gates, Greene. 
Hertford. Hyde. Jones. Lenoir. Martin. On- 
slow. Pamlico. Pasquotank. Pert|UMnans. Pitt. 

Tyrell. Washington and Wayne counties. 

• Southern Regional AHEC in Fayetteville 
(affiliated with Duke University) 
serves Bladen. Cumberland. Harnett. Hoke, 
Moore. Richmond. Robeson. Sampson and 
Scotland counties. 

• Greensboro AHEC in Greensboro serves 
Alamance, Caswell. Chatham, Guilford, 
Montgomery, Orange. Randolph and Rock- 
ingham counties. 

• Mountain AHEC in Ashes ille serves 
Buncombe. Cherokee. Clay. Graham. Hay- 
wood. Henderson. Jackson. Macon. Madi- 
son. McDowell. Mitchell. Polk. Swain. 
Transyhania and Yancey counties. 

• Northwest AHEC in Winston-Salem (af- 
filiated with Wake Forest University) serves 
Alexander. Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, 
Caldwell, Catawba. Davidson. Davie, 
Forsyth. Iredell. Rowan. Stokes. Surry, 
Watauga. Wilkes antl Yatlkin counties. 

• Wake AHEC in Raleigh serves Durham, 
l-ranklin. Gram ille. Johnston. Lee. Person. 
Vance. Wake anil Warren counties. , , 

Dean Houpt Appoints 
Two to Research Posts 

by Nancy Kochuk 

The research enterprise of the 
School of Medicine is strong, and 
Dean Jeffrey Houpt intends to 
make it even stronger. This fall he 
created two new positions to support faculty 
research within the School of Medicine and 
to strengthen ties with other research units 
at UNC-CH. William Marzluff, PhD. direc- 
tor of the program in molecular biology and 
biotechnology and professor of biochem- 
istry and biophysics, has been named asso- 
ciate dean for research, and Dorothea 
Wilson, previously an assistant vice presi- 
dent for research at the University of Texas 
Medical Branch in Galveston, is the new as- 
sistant dean for research administration. 

Marzluff. who is taking on this part-time 
position while continuing to direct the pro- 
gram in molecular biology and biotechnolo- 
gy, says the time is right to take a look at the 
entire spectrum of research, clinical as well 
as basic. 

"The very nature of research is chang- 
ing." he says, pointing to the Human 
Genome Project as an example. "New re- 
search problems no longer fall within a 
single discipline. Most require a multidisci- 
plinary approach as well as a host of differ- 
ent technologies." 

To remain successful and competitive, he 
says the School of Medicine must begin 
making conscious decisions now about 
which projects to take on in the future. "We 
can't do everything well." he says. "We'll 
have to be selective. If we take on an area of 
research, we want to be out in front, just as 
we are in so many areas now." 

To address this new research reality, Mar- 
zluff has created a research advisory council 

that will meet regularly to tackle the thorny 
issues ahead. A researcher whose work is 
supported by two NIH grants him.self. Mar- 
zluff says having the insights of working 
scientists with different perspectives will be 
a valuable resource to the dean. 

The council's agenda will address imme- 
diate needs, such as core facilities, as well as 
long-range issues. One issue that will be 
taken up right away, Marzluff says, is the 
university's relationships with the biotech- 
nology industry. Dorothea Wilson agrees 
that the growth of that industry is putting 
enomious pressure on researchers. "Either 
we find ways to work with industry to bring 
the new technologies to market, or industry 
will simply do it without us." she says. 

Another issue, a perennial concern of 
faculty here and on other campuses around 
the country, is research funding levels. Al- 
though UNC recently advanced to first 
place overall in the South in terms of re- 
search grants from federal and other 
sources, Marzluff and Wilson both point out 
that federal support for research could be re- 
duced at any time. For fiscal year 1997. 
however, the news is good. Grants and con- 
tracts awarded to the medical school rose to 
$ 1 50.8 million, up $28 million over last 
year, which is close to a 23 percent increase. 

Nationally, support for biomedical re- 
search is enjoying an upward climb as well. 
At the moment, there are bills in both the 
U.S. House of Representatives and the Sen- 
ate that would double the National Institute 
of Health's budget within the next five 
years. Wilson, who has observed budget 
battles on Capitol Hill for many years, is op- 
timistic that some increased .support will be 

But there's another research issue that is 

coming to the fore, according to Wilson. 
There is growing concern within the federal 
government that the dwindling number of 
clinicians choosing careers in research will 
have a dramatic effect on future health care 
in this country. The issue is getting some at- 
tention in Congress, she adds. Hearings are 
underway to detemiine what can be done to 
reverse this trend, while other Congression- 
al inquires center on the proper definition of 
clinical research, whether federal funding 
should be in proportion to the incidence of 
disease, and the ongoing questions of 
whether clinical investigators are receiving 
a fair share of NIH research dollars. 

The issues largely revolve around money, 
Wilson adds. "The payback cost for medical 
education and lack of funding for clinical are two big drawbacks," she says. 
"Then add in the increased patient-care de- 
mands brought about by health care reform, 
and it's easy to see how young clinicians 
are discouraged from entering the field 
of research." 

Marzluff agrees. "Addressing the con- 
cerns of the clinical investigator is a nation- 
wide problem and one that the research 
advisory council will be addressing in the 
coming months," he says. 

In the race to position the university for 
the research opportunities ahead, both Mar- 
zluff' and Wilson hope that faculty will play 
up one of this institution's strongest suits — 
its penchant for collegiality. They see a nat- 
ural inclination for more bench-to-bedside 
collaboration here at UNC. and elsewhere. 
"That's the advantage we have in academic 
medical centers." Wilson says. "We are in 
a unique position to blend our strengths 
in order to solve complex public health 
problems." D 


Research Advisory Council 

Chair: William F. Marzluff, PhD. As- 
sociate Dean for Research; Professor of 
Biochemistry and Biophysics: Director. 
Program in Molecular Biology and 

Richard C. Boucher Jr, MD. Professor 
and Chief of Pulmonary Medicine: Direc- 
tor. Cystic Fibrosis Center 

Sharon Campbell, PhD. Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Biochemistry and Biophysics 

Shelton Earp III, MD, Lineberger Pro- 
fessor of Cancer Research: Director. 
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Stanley C. Froehner, PhD, Professor 
and Chair of Physiology 

Robert N. Golden, MD, Professor and 
Chair of Psychiatry 

T. Kendall Harden, PhD. Professor of 

Robert E. Johnston, PhD. Professor of 
Microbiology and Immunology 

David Lee, PhD, Professor of Microbi- 
ology and Immunology: Program Leader, 
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Beverly S. Mitchell, MD, Welcome 
Distinguished Professor of Cancer Re- 
search: Division Chief of Hematology-On- 

Eugene P. Orringer, MD, The Dr. 
Verne S. Caviness Professor of Investiga- 
tive Medicine: Director, UNC Comprehen- 
sive Sickle Cell Program 

Philip Frederick Sparling, MD, J. 
Herbert Bate Professor and Chair of Medi- 
cine; Professor of Microbiology and Im- 

Dorothea Wilson. Assistant Dean for 
Research Administration, ex ti/ficio 

Williaiu MarrJuft: PhD. and Dorothea \V,I 

Two UNC Scientists Achieve 
National Honors 

Roland Tisch, PhD. assistant profes- 
sor of microbiology and immunol- 
ogy, and Westley H. Reeves, MD, 
associate professor of medicine, 
and of microbiology and immunology, have 
been recognized with national awards. 


Tisch has won a Presidential Early Career 
Award, the highest honor bestowed by the 
U.S. government on scientists and engineers 
beginning their independent research 

He received the award Nov. 3 during a 
White House ceremony. 

Given by the National Science and Tech- 
nology Council, The Presidential Early Ca- 
reer Awards recognize scientists and 
engineers who show exceptional leadership 
potential. To be eligible, researchers must be 
independent of mentors, have less than five 
years of research experience since complet- 
ing postdoctoral training, and never have 
been the principal investigator on any NIH- 
supported research project other than small 

Tisch's research deals with the role of a 
protein in insulin-dependent, or Type I, dia- 
betes, an autoimmune disease in which the 
body becomes unable to make insulin. When 
this happens, sugar and fats remain in the 
bloodstream and, in time, damage the body's 

vital organs. 

In his research. Tisch is looking at how a 
particular protein acts as an "on-ofT' switch 
in the body, triggering the immune system to 
turn "on" its inappropriate diabetic response. 

"An essential property of the immune sys- 
tem is knowing the difference between anti- 
gens expressed in the body and antigens 
expres.sed by an invading organism," he said. 
"In autoimmune diseases such as insulin-de- 
pendent diabetes, the development and activ- 
ity of autoreactive cells proceed unimpeded. 
The focus of our laboratory is to investigate 
the mechanisms of these cells." 

Thwarting a body's diabetic response 
would have numerous benefits — diabetes 
might be prevented altogether in people at 
risk for the disease, and pancreatic trans- 
plants used to "cure" diabetic people may be- 
come more successful. Currently, a major 
reason why pancreatic transplants are reject- 
ed is that the autoimmune response is still 
functional in these patients, leading to the de- 
stmction of the transplant. 

Tisch and his colleagues have successfully 
prevented diabetes in mice: however, testing 
in humans is still years away, he said. 

Reeves has been given the Henry Kunkel 
Young Investigator Award from the Ameri- 
can College of Rheumatology. 

He received the award Nov. 1 1 at the col- 
lege's annual national scientific meeting in 
Washington, DC. 

The Henry Kunkel Young Investigator 
Award is given each year to a scientist under 
the age of 45 who has made important scien- 
tific contributions to the field of rheumatol- 
ogy. The award is named after Dr. Henry 
Kunkel, who helped train and mentor numer- 
ous investigators in rheumatic diseases. 

Reeves is a researcher at UNC's Thurston 
Arthritis Research Center, where he studies 
the causes of lupus, a chronic and largely ge- 
netic autoimmune disease that inflames vari- 
ous parts of the body, especially the skin, 
joints, blood and kidneys. 


Lupus, like other autoimmune diseases, 
occurs when the body's defense system goes 
awry. Normally, the body's immune system 
makes antibodies to protect itself against for- 
eign invaders, or antigens, such as viruses, 
bacteria and other materials. 

In lupus, the body loses its ability to distin- 
guish between antigens and its own cells and 
tissues. It makes antibodies directed against 
it.self. called auto-antibodies. 

Reeves co-discovered the Ku protein, 
which is recognized by auto-antibodies 
found in the blood of some lupus patients, 
and was a key investigator in defining the 
structure and function of DNA-PK. a com- 
plex of proteins essential for repairing dam- 
aged DNA. 

Reeves and his colleagues also study the 
chemical induction of lupus in mice using 
pri.stane. a chemical found in mineral oil. 

Currently, doctors treat lupus with potent 
drugs such as steroids and cytotoxic drugs. 
Reeves said, and so a better understanding of 
the immune abnomialities in lupus may lead 
to better treatments. 

"Right now, we hit the immune system of 
a lupus patients with a sledge hammer," he 
said. "It would be nice if we could use the 
smart-bomb approach instead." 


A sampling of research activity from the 
UNC medical center. Further details are 
available from the investigator. E-mail 
addresses are listed when available, 
otherwise, all researchers can he reached 
through the Carolina Consultation Center. 

medications are underused 

Many more people with coronary heart 
disease could benefit from cholesterol-low- 
ering drugs than are receiving them, accord- 
ing to a study by UNC researchers. 

Study results suggest that more consistent 
measurement of blood cholesterol levels 
could help increase the ranks of those who 
get appropriate medications. 

"Despite a series of landmark clinical tri- 
als demonstrating the long-term medical 
benefits of lowering cholesterol, we still have 
far to go in translating these benefits into 
everyday clinical practice." said Sidney C. 
Smith Jr.. MD. professor and chief of cardi- 
ology and co-author of the study. 

Chart reviews found that just 39 percent of 
patients who might benefit from cholesterol- 
lowering drugs actually were prescribed 
them, possibly because their LDL-C levels 
were not measured and recorded as recom- 

Study investigators, including UNC-CH 
faculty Caria Sueta. MD. principal investiga- 
tor, and Ross J. Simpson Jr.. MD. project co- 
ordinator, reviewed 48,S07 charts of patients 
with some fomi of coronary heart disease, in- 
cluding a history of heart attack or bypass 

Smith presented this research at the Amer- 
ican Heart Association Annual Scientific 
Sessions in November. For more information 
contact Sueta at sueta. cards(&'mhs.unc.edH 
or Simpson at rsimp\on(f ^ihhs. oil. 

Tomato sauce can protect 
against heart attack 

People looking for a gootl guilt-free rea- 

son to eat pizza might relish results of a 
major study that took place in nine European 

The study involved analyzing fat samples 
taken from 1 .379 men who suffered heart at- 
tacks and comparing them with fat samples 
from healthy control subjects. Researchers 
found that an antioxidant compound called 
lycopene appeared to have a protective effect 
against heart attacks. 

The chief source of lycopene in the aver- 
age diet is tomato sauce, and the food many 
Americans get most of their tomato sauce 
from is pizza. 

"Based on our findings, and other research 
showing lycopene can be an excellent an- 
tioxidant, we recommend that people eat 
tomato-based cooked foods," said Lenore 
Kohlmeier, PhD, professor of nutrition and 
epidemiology. "Tomato sauce on grains or 
pasta would be better than piz/a, however, 
because cheese can carry a lot of fat." 

The apparent protective effect of lycopene 
— or another unknown nutrient closely asso- 
ciated with it — was greatest among non- 
smokers, the study showed. 

A report on the research appears in the 
Oct. 15 issue of the American Journal of Epi- 
demiology. Kohlmeier can be reached at 

NF-kappa B protein may help 
in cancer control 

A natural, nomial beneficial protein called 
NF-kappa B teams up with a cancer gene to 
prevent cells in the body from killing them- 
selves as they are supposed to after turning 
cancerous, researchers have discovered. 

Using new drugs or other therapy, physi- 
cians might be able to prevent or control cer- 
tain tumors by turning off or nculrali/ing that 
protein. School of Medicine scientists say. 

"Our data show that activation of NF- 
kappa B suppresses activation of cell death 
that begins when a tumor gets started," said 
Albert S. Baldwin Jr.. PhD, associate profes- 
sor of biology at the Lineberger Comprehen- 
sive Cancer Center and senior investigator. 
"Programmed cell tlealh is a natural defense cancer. NF-kappa B prevents cells in 
some tumor types from dying from this pro- 
tective mechanism." 

A report on the study appears in the Dec. 5 
issue of the journal Science. For more infor- 
mation contact Dianne Shaw, communica- 
tions director for Lineberger. at 

Talking to teens 

Promising and maintaining confidentiality 
would allow U.S. doctors and other health- 
care providers to gain more complete infor- 
mation from teen-age patients and treat and 
advise them more successfully, a new study 

Adolescents assured their words will not 
be repeated are more likely than other teens 
to talk about smoking, drinking and drug use, 
sexual behavior and their mental state. They 
also are more likely to return for follow-up 
doctor visits. 

"These findings are important because 
some adolescents don't go for health care or 
talk openly with doctors because they are 
afraid their parents will find out things they 
don't want them to know." said principal in- 
vestigator Carol A. Ford, MD, assistant pro- 
fessor of pediatrics and medicine. 

This study was published in the Sept. 24 
issue of the Journal of the American Medical 
Association. Ford can be reached at 

u6rilcruniversity of 
North Carolina Hospitals 



Alumni Profile 

Taking Calculated Risks 

by Catherine Pritchard 

The approach of his ninth decade 
didn't stop Joseph Baggett 
from planning an ambitious 
business project. 

Nor did the fact that many people had long 
since given up on the location he had in mind 
— downtown Fayetteville. 

"I've always been one to take a calculated 
risk." Baggett said. "You want to do your 
homework but at some point you just have to 
go ahead with it. If you do the hard work, if 
you do what it takes, it should work out." 

Out of his conviction that downtown was 
ready to make a comeback came the project 
that kicked off the latest wave of private in- 
vestment there — the planned redevelopment 
of two Hay Street buildings into offices, 
stores and apartments. The project's first 
phase — a brewpub — opened last summer 
and has been drawing crowds ever since. 
Work on other phases has followed. 

Baggett says he feels good about the pro- 
ject's prospects. 

It is the latest in a long line of calculated 
business risks by Baggett. who mixed those 
interests with a full-time career as an 
OB/GYN physician. 

Hotel projects 

In the late "SOs, he persuaded two med- 
school friends. John Dennis and the late 
James McNinch. to partner with him on what 
turned into a handful of hotel projects. 

"Back in 1965 or so he wanted to be part- 
ners in some land in Boone." said Dennis, a 
retired radiologist in Maryland. 

Baggett didn't know then exactly what the 
partners would do with the land, but Dennis 
figured his friend was pretty smart, so he in- 
vested. Together with McNinch, they ended 
up building a Holiday Inn there that the group 
still owns. 

Later, they built a second Holiday Inn in 
Lenoir, also still in their stable. 

And when the owners of nearby Beech 
Mountain threatened to close the ski area to 
residents only, the partners bought two small 


Joseph Baggett, MD. class of 1944, has been willing in iiivc.u in tlcvclopincnt projects 
during a long career that has mixed business interests with a practice as a physician. 
He recently opened a brewpub in downtown Fayetteville. 

inns on the mountain to gi\e access to the 
guests at their other hotels. 

In the mid- 1 970s. Baggett shitted his 
sights from the mountains to the beach. Busi- 
ness was slumping at the Blockade Runner at 
Wrightsville Beach, and it was up for sale. 
Baggett saw possibilities, and the partners 
bought it, put money into it and turned it 
around. Two of Baggett's four children help 
manage the hotel today. 

Baggett wasn't averse to investing in his 
hometown either. He was one of the investors 
who ponied up money to reopen the Prince 
Charles after the downtown hotel was side- 
lined by bankruptcy. 

Downtown project 

He already had a financial stake down- 
town through his wife's family, which had 
owned the two Huske buildings on Hay 
Street for decades. Several Huske family 
members originally owned shares of the 
buildings, but they sold out to Baggett and 
his brother-in-law, John Huske, in the '8()s 
when downtown's future looked bleak. 

But Baggett said he never thought the in- 
vestment was a loser. Instead, he and Huske 
dreamed of doing something with the build- 
ings that would bring them back. 

"They talked a lot about opening a ham- 
burger place like Melvin's in Eli/.abeth- 
town," said Robin Kelly Legg. executive 
director of Fayetteville Partnership, which 
promotes downtown redevelopment. 

Huske died before they got any plans off 
the ground. Baggett bought out his share in 
the buildings and waited for the right time 
and the right idea to do something with them. 

The time came in 1994 when downtown 
boosters and local government hired South 
Carolina consultant Robert Marvin to come 
up with a vision and a plan for rc\ itali/ing 

"He felt like the city had liiially gone in the 
right direction, actually hiring someone who 
was a professional," said Joseph Baggett Jr.. 
Baggett's son and partner in the Huske build- 
ings project. "He just had a sense that down- 

town had dropped as low as it was going to 
drop and that it was the trend in the United 
States for downtowns to come back. He was 
very perceptive." 

Father wins day 

Back when Baggett first started enthusing 
about doing something large-scale with the 
buildings, his son wasn't .so sure the time was 
right to make a big investment downtown. 
His father won the day. 

"All things being equal, I probably would 
have said wait for the (Marvin) program to 
go forward a little more, wait another year." 
Joe Jr. said. "He thought it was time 
to move." 

In retrospect, though the Marvin plan isn't 
yet a certainty, and though the Huske build- 
ings project is far from over, Joe Jr has come 
to believe his father was right. 

"I think interest in downtown will only 
continue to grow." he said. "By being up in 
front, people will come to us and say, "Well, I 
want an office space, ya'll are already there 
and you've done a quality project and I want 
to be part of it." " 

Still active 

Now 80, Baggett has slowed some. He 
gave up delivering babies several years ago 
and now visits his medical office just one 
morning a week. Managers at the hotels han- 
dle day-to-day business there. 

But he's still fit enough to wear out the 
ladies on the dance floor at any party he goes 
to. He's still as eager to argue the merits of 
Carolina's basketball program over Mary- 
land's with longtime friend and partner Den- 
nis any day. He's still stylish enough to weiu" 
a Carolina blue seersucker suit and wide- 
brimmed straw hat to meet someone for 
lunch at the brewpub. 

And he's still plenty invoUed in his 

"He knows where ever>' penny goes." said 
Joe Baggett Jr "We have to sit down and jus- 
tify things we spend money on. He's fully in 

touch with the business part." 

Joe Jr. can't imagine it being any other 
way. "I think he draws his energy off 
working." he said. "Actually, he can make 
me get tired." 

'Go-go man' 

Dennis said that's how Baggett is. "Joe is 
an entrepreneur and a go-go man. and he's 
got to have .something going all the time," he 
said. "He's pretty shrewd. And he may not be 
done expanding in the motel business yet. 
He's talked to me about some possibilities." 

Baggett said he never worried about his 
business inve.stments. 

"I always said, if you have good credit you 
should use it," he said. 

Going into debt never bothered him — as 
long as he could make the payments if the 
business failed. 

"I didn't overreach," he said. "Maybe I 
should have. 1 would have been more 
successful." □ 

[Reprinted from the Fayetteville (NC) 
Observer- Times with permission from the 




Louis C. Almekinders, MD. associate 
professor of orthopaedics, has been invited 
to become a member of the editorial board 
of The American Journal of Sports Medi- 
cine for a five-year term. He previously 
served as a member of the journal's review- 
er panel. 

Stephen Aylward, PhD. research assis- 
tant professor of radiology and adjunct as- 
sistant professor of computer science, 
received an honorable mention for the Erbs- 
mann Award at the 1997 Information Pro- 
cessing and Medical Imaging conference. 

Aylward developed VTree 3D, a semi- 
automated system for extracting three-di- 
mensional representations of medical 
images such as vessels, bones or airways 
and displaying them from any point of view. 
VTree 3D is useful for neurosurgical plan- 
ning, and can be run on standard personal 
computers rather than bigger, more expen- 
sive computers. 

Robert E. Cross, PhD, professor of 
pathology and 
medicine, was 
honored with 
the Philip M. 
Blatt Award for 
and excellence 
in resident 
teaching of 
clinical pathol- 
ogy at the uni- 
versity and 
UNC Hospitals. The award was established 
in 1982 in honor of Blatt, medical director 
of the Coagulation Laboratory from 1974 
to 1982. 

J. Wilbert Edgerton, PhD, professor 
emeritus of psychiatry, was presented the 
Harold M. Hildreth Award for Distin- 
guished Public Service by the Psychologists 
in Public Service division of the American 
Psychological Association at its annual 
convention in Chicago in August. 

Charles Hackenbrock, PhD. professor 
and chair of the Department of Cell Biology 
and Anatomy, was reappointed as depart- 
ment chair for a two-year term effective 
June 1, 1997. 

A faculty member for 20 years, Hacken- 



brock specializes in cell biology, membrane 
biology, mitochondrial bioenergetics and 
molecular diffusion. He has chaired the de- 
partment and directed the Laboratories for 
Cell Biology since 1977. 

Gail E. Henderson, PhD, associate pro- 
fessor of social medicine and medicine, has 
taken a leave of absence to research the pri- 
vatization of health care in China. 

William D. Huffines, MD, professor 
emeritus of 
pathology and 
medicine, re- 
ceived the 
Frederic B. 
Askin Award 
for unparal- 
leled dedica- 
tion and 
excellence in 
resident teach- 
ing of anatomic 
pathology at 
the university and UNC Hospitals. This 
award for post-graduate medical education 
was established in 1991 by the department's 
resident physicians and honors Huffines for 
his 40 years on the faculty. Huffines .served 
from 1937 to 1997. 

William W. McLendon, MD, professor 
emeritus of pathology and laboratory medi- 
cine, was named a Pathologist of the Year 
by the College of American Pathologists 
(CAP) at their fall meeting in Philadelphia 
on Sept. 22. 

The award is given to a College leader for 
outstanding contributions to the field of 
pathology and to programs and activities of 
CAP. McLendon's contributions to the ad- 
vancement of the science and knowledge of 
pathology during his 14 years as editor of 
the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory 
Medicine have had significant impact on his 
colleagues and their practice of medicine. 

George F. Sheldon, MD. Zack D. 
Owens distinguished professor and chair of 
surgery, was presented with the William T. 
Fitts Jr. Medallion by the American Associ- 
ation for the Surgery of Trauma in Septem- 
ber. In conjunction with this honor. Sheldon 
delivered the Fitts Lecture, an annual ad- 
dress on a trauma-related topic. 


Sheldon also was named president-elect 
of the American College of Surgeons at 
their Annual Meeting of Fellows and Initi- 
ates in October. 

Anthony A. Meyer, MD, professor 
and chief of 
general surgery, 
presided over 
the first joint 
meeting of the 
American Asso- 
ciation for the 
Surgery of 
Trauma and the 
Japanese Asso- 
ciation for 
Acute Med- 
icine in Sep- 
tember. More 

than 600 registrants, including 91 from 
Japan, heard Meyer speak on "Death and 
Disability from Injury: A Global Chal- 

Harold C. Pillsbury HI, MD. Thomas J. 
Dark distinguished professor of surgery and 
chief of otolaryngology/head and neck 
surgery, has been chosen president-elect of 
the American Academy of Otolaryngology- 
Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. ( AAO-HNS). 

Pillsbury's election was announced Sep- 
tember 7 at the 10 1st annual meeting of the 
AAO-HNS Foundation. As president-elect, 
he will chair the academy's Health Policy 
Commission, meet with other specialty or- 
ganizations involved with otolaryngology, 
and serve on the AAO-HNS's board of 

Judith Tintinalli, MD, professor and 
chair of the 
Department of 
Medicine, was 
reappointed as 
chair for a 
four-year term 
effective Dec. 
1. 1996. 

has chaired the 
and served as 
residency program director since she came 


to the University in 1991. She recently was 
elected to the Institute of Medicine in honor 
of her professional achievement. 

Keith Wailoo, PhD. assistant professor 
of social medicine, is one of four 1997 re- 
cipients of the Philip and Ruth Hettleman 
Pri/es for Artistic and Scholarly Achieve- 
ment by Young 
Faculty. He re- 
ceived a 
$5,000 stipend 
and was hon- 
ored by Chan- 
cellor Michael 
Hooker at a 
UNC-CH Fac- 
ulty Council 
meeting in 

who holds 

joint appointments in the departments of 
Social Medicine and History, is regarded as 
one of the nation's preeminent medical his- 
torians. His research looks at the role tech- 
nology plays in 20th century medicine. His 
first book. "Drawing Blood: Technology 
and Disease Identity in Twentieth-Century 
America." won the American Public Health 
Ass(x:iation"s Arthur Viseltear Prize. 

The Hettleman Pri/e. founded by the late 
Philip Hettleman. a New York investment 
broker and Carolina alumnus, recognizes 


achievement by junior tenure-track profes- 
sors or recently tenured professors. Award 
recipients will deliver free lectures about 
their research during the year. 

James A. Bryan II, MD. professor of 
medicine, and William W. McLendon. 
MD, professor emeritus of pathology and 
laboratory medicine, spent much of June 
1997 in the west African country of Niger. 
working and observing at the hospital and 
clinics of Galmi. a small community in the 
southern part of the country not far from the 
northern border of Nigeria. 

Bryan wrote that "the experience provid- 
ed both a look backwards into medical his- 

tory and a glimpse forward to a frightening 
medical future if nothing is done by the 
global community here and throughout 
Africa about the rapid spread of AIDS and 
other emerging and reemerging microbial 

Bryan saw his first case of acute po- 
liomyelitis since the early 1960s, when it 
was ushered out of developed countries by 
the introduction of polio vaccines. Since his 
trip. Bryan said, five new cases have been 
reported in the Galmi area and the World 
Health Organization is now 

Carl W. Gottschalk, MD. distinguished research professor of 
medicine and physiology, died in Oc- 
tober. He was 75. 

One of the world's foremost kid- 
ney researchers. Gottschalk's career 
was highlighted by membership in 
such prominent scientific organiza- 
tions as the American Academy of 
Arts and Sciences (1970). the Insti- 
tute of Medicine (1973). and the Na- 
tional Academy of Sciences ( 1 975 ). 

Gottschalk received his medical 
degree from the University of Vir- 
ginia, where he began pursuing a life- 
long interest in the kidney's ability to 
produce and control body tluids. 

His research career at the UNC 

Got I sella Ik 

School of Medicine began in 1 952 with a small lab. a $500 re- 
search grant and no technical assistance. He believed that micro- 
puncture techniques, if properly developed, could reveal much 
about how the kidney worked. 

His contributions to the field of nephrology contributed to other 
fields. The Amencan Heart Association named him a career inves- 
tigator, assuring him lifetime support for his work. 

In 1978, Gottschalk received the O. Max Gardner Award, the 
only statewide honor given by the UNC Board of Governors, hon- 
oring a faculty member who made the greatest contribution to 
mankind during the school year. 

In 1969, the University named him Kenan professor of medi- 
cine and physiology, a title he retained until his retirement in 1 992. 
From that time on. he served as distinguished research professor of 
medicine and physiology. 

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Health Sciences Li- 
brary. UNC-Chapel Hill, CB# 75«5. Chapel Hill. NC 27599-7585. 

3-D 'Map' of Brain to Aid 

by Pavi Sandhu 

Consider navigating without a road 
map in an unfamiliar city with a 
complex ma/e of streets. That's 
what neurosurgeons do when they 
operate on the brain's complicated bundle of 
more than a hundred blood vessels. 

For years, medical images of those blood 
vessels have been crude and inadequate, like 
a map with many .streets missing or blurred. 
But because of an advance made by two re- 
searchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, doctors soon 
should have an easier time finding their way. 

The new technology — developed by Dr. 
Liz Bullitt, a neurosurgeon at the UNC med- 
ical school, and Dr. Steve Pizer, a computer 
scientist — combines two existing tech- 
niques to produce three-dimensional images 
that are the sharpest and clearest that doctors 
have yet seen. 

Once it becomes widely available, the new 
imaging technique will help physicians plan 
new surgical remedies and improve their un- 
derstanding of the brain's structure. 

For instance, doctors will be able to more 
easily identify aneurysms — swelling in the 
brain's blood vessels — and find the best 
path for treating them. 

"Navigation in the brain is hard enough," 
says Tony Bell, MD "84, a neurosurgeon at 
Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. "Having 
a 3-D representation to guide us is really 
going to be great. That takes all the guess- 
work out of it." 

Bullitt's work with Pizer is an example of 
the unusual collaborations that can form at 
research universities. Profes.sors at UNC-CH 
and other research campuses can readily 
team up with researchers in other disciplines, 
often gaining an expertise in fields they had 
never considered. 

Six years ago, for example, Bullitt was a 
computer novice. She then started tooling 
around at her terminal, and her hobby turned 


into an obsession. Before long, she was writ- 
ing her own computer code, taking courses in 
differential geometry and spending hours in 
front of the screen. 

"I realized it was taking up too much of 
my time. 1 wasn't sleeping," Bullitt recalls. "I 
decided I had to integrate it into my real life 
or I would get into trouble." 

Hoping to apply her computer skills to her 
work, Bullitt approached Pizer in 1992 with 
the idea of developing a 3-D medical imag- 
ing method for the brain. 

Pizer, head of the university's display and 
image processing group, previously had col- 
laborated with doctors in many different 
fields. He was uncertain at first whether the 
brain project would work, but Bullitt was not 
easily dissuaded. 

"She pounded on my door until she got my 
attention," Pizer says. "I said it's a pretty 
damn hard problem. She said "I don't Ciu-e. I 
want to solve it.' " 

Working together, the two .scientists start- 
ed writing software that would combine two 
common imaging techniques — X-ray an- 
giography and magnetic resonance imaging 
(MRI). In recent decades, both techniques 
have helped doctors visualize the brain's net- 
work of blood vessels, but both have limita- 

Widely used by doctors. X-ray angiogra- 
phy involves injecting a radioactive tracer 
into the patient's blood. The tracer shows up 
as a dark stain when expo.sed to X-rays, pro- 
ducing very sharp, detailed pictures with 
even the smallest vessels clearly resolved. 

But the image is limited to two dimen- 
sions, forcing doctors to estimate the spatial 
relationships of the blood vessels. Making 
such estimates, Bullitt said, is like trying to 
reconstruct the branches of a tree by looking 
at its shadow. 

Coinpared to angiography, MRI is simpler 
and faster, but it produces 3-D images with 
relatively poor resolution, making it hard to 

detect the smallest blood vessels. Approxi- 
mately 20 percent of the aneurysms in a 
patent's brain can be missed by an MRI scan. 

To combine the advantages of both tech- 
niques, Bullitt's and Pizer's method starts 
with the three-dimensional MRI image, then 
converts it into two dimensions. The flat, 
blurry image is then enhanced by using the 
X-ray image, which has much higher resolu- 
tion. Information from the two scans is then 
combined to construct a final image that con- 
tains complete 3-D information of even the 
smallest blood ves.sels. 

An added advantage is that the software is 
simple enough to be run on a desktop com- 
puter Previous imaging techniques required 
much more powerful workstations that can 
cost as much as $100,000. 

Surgeons can manipulate the image in sev- 
eral ways. Different sections of the brain's 
network can be highlighted in different col- 
ors, in order to focus on the target area. 

Bell, the Charlotte surgeon, said the 3-D 
imaging capability will be especially useful 
in endovascular surgery, a novel method in 
which a thin tube is inserted into the blood 
vessels to reach the aneurysm. This approach 
requires a much smaller incision and is less 
invasive than conventional brain surgery. 

After overcoming some technical hurdles, 
Bullitt and Pizer hope to have their technique 
ready for clinical applications in a few years. 
In the meantime, the two .scientists are being 
forced to think about marketing issues. 

Bullitt said she has mixed feelings about 
patenting and licensing the technology. Roy- 
alty payments would help her continue her 
research, but they also would limit how 
quickly the software could be widely avail- 

"I hate talking to lawyers," she says. "I just 
want to play with my computer." □ 

[Reprinted with permission of the Raleigh 
(NC) News & Observer.y 

Coinhlnini^ Iwo existing; icclmiqucs. Elizabeth Bullitt, Ml), associate professor in the Division oj NciiroMHi^cry, um:\ a vomjiulcr to 
construct sharp 3-D iimif^es of the brain. 

Report to Donors 

Dear Medical School Alumnus: 

On this page begins a list of the alumni who 
contributed to the Loyalty Fund during the pe- 
riod July 1, 1996 through June 30. 1997. The 
Loyalty Fund is the unrestricted giving pro- 
gram for alumni of the UNC-CH School of 
Medicine. During this past fiscal year, more 
than 400 alumni volunteered and a.ssisted Na- 
tional Chair John W. Foust, MD '55, in setting 
a new record of gifts received — $575,000. 
During the year 36 percent of alumni made 
one or more gifts to the Loyalty Fund and 326 
individuals made gifts of $1,000 or more, 
qualifying them for recognition as Loyalty 
Fund as.sociates. 

The Loyalty Fund provides support for stu- 
dent scholarships, student programs, addi- 
tions to the Medical Alumni Endowment, 
creation of an alumni teaching professorship, 
and a number of other programs helpful to 
continuing the e.xcellence of opportunities and 
programs here in Chapel Hill. This listing is 
published as a way of once again saying thank 
you for your annual gift support. 

Although the Loyalty Fund is the central 
focus of our alumni giving program, we re- 
ceive gifts from alumni for many other re- 
stricted purposes. Last year nearly 2,000 
alumni contributed a total of $1.91 million. 
These gifts provided for lectureships, scholar- 
ships, research, departmental funds, and cen- 
ter programs in arthritis, cancer, alcohol 
studies, burn treatment, and children's and 
women's programs, to name but a few. The 
Medical Foundation Donor Report includes 
recognition of all alumni who made gifts dur- 
ing the 1 996-97 fiscal year. 

Thank you for this generous support 
and your investment in the work of your 
alma mater 




Honor Roll of Donors 

$1.000-$9. 999 donors are printed in bold. 
$10,000 or more are printed in bold italics. 

CLASS OF 1 928 
Number in class: 2 
Percent donors: 50% 

Charles W. Robinson, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 

CLASS OF 1929 
Number in class: 2 
Percent donors: 50% 

Vance T. Alexander, M.D., Davidson. NC 

CLASS OF 1930 

Number in class: 4 

Percent donors: 25 % 

Rufus R. Linle, M.D., Ho Ho Kus, NJ 


Number in class: 8 

Percent donors: 38% 

Louis Appel. M.D.. Newtown. CT 

Ralph B. Garrison. M.D.. Hamlet. NC 

J. Allen Whitaker, M.D., Rocky Mount, NC 

CLASS OF 1932 
Number in class: 8 
Percent donors: 38% 

John H. Dougherty, Sr, M.D., Eureka Springs, AR 
George P. Rosamond, M.D.. Lancaster. PA 
Robert E. Stone. M.D., Evanston, IL 

CLASS OF 1933 
Number in class: 4 
Percent donors: 50% 

Paul H. Rhodes, M.D., Lakewood, CO 
Arthur F. Toole. M.D.. Talladega. AL 

CLASS OF 1934 
Number in class: 7 
Percent donors: 14% 

Jean R. Stifler. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 

CLASS OF 1935 
Number in class: 5 
Percent donors: 40% 

Eugene B. Cannon, M.D.. Asheboro, NC 
Julien H. Meyer. M.D.. Roanoke. VA 

CLASS OF 1936 

Number in class: 13 

Percent donors: 15% 

Robert M. McMillan. M.D., Raleigh. NC 

Annie Louise Wilkerson, M.D., Raleigh, NC 

CLASS OF 1937 

Number in class: 9 

Percent donors: 22% 

W. Skellie Hunt, Jr. M.D.. Wilmington, NC 

C. Willis Sensenbach, M.D., Oak Ridge, TN 

CLASS OF 1938 
Number in class: 10 
Percent donors: 40% 

Olivia Abemethy, M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Thomas W. Crowell. M.D.. Bellinghani. WA 
Horace H. Hodges, M.D., Matthews, NC 
James R. Wright, M.D.. Raleigh, NC 

Number in class: 14 
Percent donors: 36% 

James L. Copeland, President 

The Medical Foundation of North Carolina 


Co-Foiinders President Sarah Ellen Archie vLsits with Deem Jeffrey Hoiipl {right) and 
Dean Emeritus Stuart Bondurant. 

Jesse Appel. M.D.. East Hampton. NY 
Jesse B. Caldwell, Jr.. M.D.. Gastonia. NC 
Heni^ T. Clark. Jr. MD.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Edwin A. Rasberr\. Jr.. M.D.. Wilson. NC 
Pearl T. Huffman Scholz. M.D.. Baltimore. MD 

CLASS OF 1940 

Number in class: 24 

Percent donors: 50% 

Phil L Baninger, M.D., Monroe, NC 

Inez W. Elrod. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
John B. Graham. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Henr\ C. Guynes. Jr . M D.. RiKkwall. TX 
Robert E. Kirkman. M.D.. Miami, FL 
H. Lee Large. Jr.. NLD.. Charlotte, NC 
French H. McCain. M.D.. Bltximfield Hills. MI 
Lawrence E. Metcalf. M.D.. Asheville. NC 
Samuel L. Parker. Jr. M.D.. Kinston. NC 
George B. Patnck. Jr.. M.D.. Silver Spring. MD 
John L.Ranson. Jr. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
John H. E. Woltz. M.D.. Ro;inng Gap. NC 

CLASS OF 1941 
Number in class: 16 
Percent donors: 38% 

Marcus L. Aderholdt. Jr. M.D.. High Point. NC 

Robert M. Hall. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Jack Hushes. M.D.. Durham. NC 

C. Low rsPresslv.M.D. Charlotte. NC 

Carlton G. Watkins. M.D.. C'harlotte. NC 

Ernest H. Velton, \LD.. Kutherfordton, NC 

CLASS OF 1942 
Number in class: 24 
Percent donors: 38% 

JerT> H. Allen. Jr.. M.D.. Springfield. MO 
Fredenck A. Blount. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
James E. Davis. M.D., Durham, NC 
H. William Hams. .M.D.. Garden City. NY 
Thomas S. Pemn. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
James D. Pi\er. M.D.. Emerald Isle. NC 
George W. Plonk. M.D.. Kings Mountain. NC 
Harrs W. Sparrow. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
R. Bertram Williams. Jr.. M.D.. Wilmington, NC 

CLASS OF 194.1 
Number in class: 27 
Percent donors: 59% 

Truett V. Bennen. M.D.. Oriental, NC 
Douglas H. Clark. M.D.. Concord. NC 
S. Malone Parham. M.D.. Henderson. NC 
James H. Shell. Jr. M.D.. Baltimore. MD 
John R. Chambliss, Jr., ^LD., Rocky Mount, NC 
Da\ id S. Citron. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
James R Collett. M.D., .Morganton. NC 
Robert G. Cumn. MD . Henderson. NC 
James B. Greenwood. Jr. M.D.. Chariotte. NC 
William N. Hubbard, Jr., M.D., Hickory Cor- 
ners, .MI 

William F. Hulson. M.D.. Northbrook, IL 
Albcn J. Josselson. M.D,. Pasedena. CA 
Sarah T. Morrow. M D,. Raloigh. NC 
Frank R. Revnolds, M.I)., Wilmington. NC 
Kenneth W. "w ilkins, M.D., (Joldsboro, NC 
Kenan B, Williams. M.D.. Sanford. NC 

CLASS OF 1944 
Number in class: 45 
Percent donors: 38% 

Robert J Andrews. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
J Vincent Arey. M.D.. Concord. NC 
Joseph W. Bagi;ctt. M.D.. Favettevillc. NC 
Hilda 11, Bailev. M.D,. .Salisbury. NC 
Larl L, Corrcll. M.D.. Kannapolis. NC 
John W. Davis. M.D.. Hickory. NC 
Brice T. Dickson. Jr. M.D.. Gastonia, NC 
Francis P. King, .Sr., M.D., New Bern, NC 
Allen H.U-c. M.D. Selma.NC 
Isaac V Manly. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
( larcncc M. Miller. Jr.. M.D . Sewicklev. PA 

George D. Penick, M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Charles A. Speas Phillips, M.D., Pinehurst, NC 

J. Mitchell Sorrow. Jr.. M.D,. Chapel Hill. NC 
Charles W. Tillett. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
J. Taylor Vernon, M.D.. Morganton. NC 
Edwin J. Wells, M.D.. Wilmington. NC 

CLASS OF 194."; 
Number in class: 28 
Percent donors: 50% 

G, Walker Blair. Jr. M.D,. Buriington. NC 
G. Robert Clutts, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

A. Robert Cordell. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
J. Hicks Corey. Jr.. M.D,. Chattanooga. TN 
Courtney D. Egerton. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
Grafton C. Fannev. Jr. MD.. Euclid. OH 
Harold L. Godwin, M.D., Fayetteville, NC 
Ben M, Gold. M,D.. Rocky Mount. NC 
Kirby T Hart. Jr. M.D.. Petersburg. VA 
Hampton Hubbard. M.D.. Clinton. NC 
Weldon H. Jordan. M.D.. Fayetteville, NC 
John H. Monroe. M.D.. Winston-Salem, NC 
John R. Pender. III. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Roger A. Smith. III. M.D.. San Bemadino. CA 

CLASS OF 1 946 
Number in class: 30 
Percent donors: 47% 

Jules Amer. MD.. Denver. CO 
Walter C. Barnes. Jr. M.D.. Texarkana. TX 
Crowell T Daniel. Jr.. M.D.. Fayetteville. NC 
William W, Forrest. M.D. '46. Greensboro. NC 
Luther W. Kelly. Jr.. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Robert S. Lackey. M.D.. Charlotte, NC 
J. Edward McKinney, M.D.. Chattanooga, TN 
William E. Sheely. M.D.. Alexandria, VA 
H. Frank Starr, Jr., M.D., Greensboro, NC 
David G, Stroup. M.D,. Savannah. GA 
Arthur R. Summerlin, Jr., M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Allen D. Tate. Jr.. M.D.. Burlington. NC 
John E, Weyher. Jr. M.D.. Topsail Beach, NC 
Thomas E. Whitaker. II. M.D.. Greenville. SC 

CLASS OF 1947 
Number in class: 16 
Percent donors: 25% 

HarrvS. .Anderson. M.D. .Chattanooga, TN 
Edgar C. Sweeney. Jr.. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Harry G. Walker, M.D,. Statesville. NC 
Sarah L. Warren. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 

CLASS OF 1948 
Number in class: 26 
Percent donors: 3 1 % 

Robert R. Avcock. M.D.. Saint Helena. CA 
Tyndall R Hams. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Edwin R Hialt. M.D.. Wilmington. OH 
Louis T Kennon. M.D., Raleigh. NC 
John E. Lyday. MD.. Greensboro. NC 
Julius A, Mackie, Jr. M.D.. Bryn Mawr, PA 
Bate C. Toms. Jr.. M.D., Martinsville, VA 
T English Walker. M.D.. Davidson, NC 

CLASS OF 1 949 

Number in class: 40 

Percent donors: 25 % 

J. Dewey Dorsett. Jr. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Christopher C, Fordham III. M.D., Chapel Hill. NC 

F. Sidney Gardner. Jr, M.D.. Fayetteville. NC 
C. Theodore Hanis. Jr.. MD.. Charlotte. NC 
F:dward B, McKen/ic. MD,. Salisbury. NC 
Charies F Melchor. Jr. M.D . Myrtle Beach, SC 
Rose Pully, M.D.. Kinston. NC 

G. Earl Trevathan. Jr. M.D.. Greenville, NC 
Maxine D, Wallace. M.D.. Oakland. CA 
Charies I., Whisnanl. Jr. M D.. Atlanta, GA 

CI .ASS OF 195(1 
Number in class: 40 
Percent donors: 65% 

Gertrude A. Bales, M.D.. Rochester, NY 
Frederick O. Bowman. Jr., M.D., Chapel Hill, 

W, Grimes Byerly. Jr. M.D., Hickory, NC 
Jack O, Carson. M.D.. Gnt'ton. NC 
Elwood B. Colev. M.D,. Lumberton. NC 
John T. Dees. M.D., Cary. NC 
Amzi J. Ellington, Jr.. M.D.. Burlington, NC 
Gordon R. Heath, M.D.. Lakeland. FL 
Joel B. Huneycutt. M.D.. Lake Wylie, SC 
George Johnson, Jr.. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Harvey W. Johnston. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Benjamin H. Josephson. M.D.. Basking Ridge. NJ 
William S. Joyner. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
John A. Kirkland. M.D.. Wilson. NC 
Laurence B. Leinbach. M.D.. Winslon-Salem. NC 
Dan A, Martin. M.D,. Madisonville, KY 
John L. McCain, M.D.. Wilson, NC 
Glenn D. Moak. M.D., Indianapolis. IN 
James F. Morris. M.D.. Goldsboro. NC 
James H. Peedin. Jr, M.D.. Burgaw, NC 
J. Olin Penitt, Jr.. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
John W, Sawyer. M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Belk C. Troutman. M.D,. Grifton. NC 
Charles R, Vernon. M.D.. Wilmington, NC 
John L. Watters. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
John R. Wilkinson. Jr. M.D., Hickory, NC 

CLASS OF 19.'il 
Number in class: 44 
Percent donors: 27% 

Luther L. Anthony. Jr. M.D.. Gastonia, NC 
John S. Barlow. M.D.. Concord. MA 
S. Brace Berkeley, Jr, M.D., Goldsboro, NC 
William B. Blythe. II. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Matt C. Harper. Jr. M.D.. Kinston. NC 
Lawrence J. Hartley. M.D.. Lake Jackson, TX 
Harold C, Lane, M.D.. Ruthert'ordton, NC 
Karl L. Lawing. M.D.. Lincolnton. NC 
Murdoch R. McKeithen. M.D.. Laurinburg. NC 
Luther W. Oehlbeck. Jr. M.D,. LaBelle. FL 
Jack W. Wilkerson, M.D., Greenville, NC 
Charles H. Powell, M.D., Palm Coast, FL 

CLASS OF 1954 
Number in class: 35 
Percent donors: 34% 

Paul H. Bngman. MD,. High Point. NC 

George W. Brown, M,D„ Palmetto, GA 

A. Jo.seph Diab. M.D., Raleigh. NC 

Charles B. Fulghum. Jr. MD,. Atlanta. GA 

Sara L, Hoyt. M.D,. Rome. G A 

James C. Parke, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 

Cornelius T Partnck. M.D.. Washington. NC 

H. Durwood Tvndall. M.D,. Goldsboro. NC 

William H, Weinel. Jr. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 

Edward S. and Princess Williams. Jr.. M.D.. 

Durham. NC 

Virgil A, Wilson. M.D.. Winston-Salem, NC 

A, Donald Wolff. M.D,. Clemmons, NC 


Number in class: 51 

Percent donors: 59% 

Julian ,S. Albergotti, Jr.. M.D., Charlotte. NC 

Robert (•< Bramc. M D . Charlotte. NC 

Ralph E. Brooks, Jr.. M.D., High Point, Nt 

E. Ted Chandler. M,D,.Thomasville. NC 

Waller E. Dcyton. M.D,. Danville. VA 

Griggs C. Dickson, M.D., Charlotte, NC 

Charles F Hddinger. M D,. Spencer. NC 

John W. Foust, M.I).. Charlotte. NC 

J. Eugene Glenn. Ml).. Jacksonv illc. 11. 

Ira D.Godwin. Ml). l:iHla\.VA 

James W. Haves. III. M.I).. Burlington. NC 

William I). Humnes. M.I).. ( hapel Hill. NC 

.Samuel (J. Jenkins. Jr.. M.D.. Elizabeth City. NC 

Robert C, Jordan. Jr. M.I),. S.inlord. N( ' 

Samuel B, Joyner. Ml). Greensboro. NC 

William I., London. IV. Ml).. Durham. N( ' 

Lloyd C. McCaskill, M.D.. Maxton. NC 
Clarence R. McLain, Jr., M.D., Cincinnati, OH 
Andrew C. Miller, III. M.D.. Gastonia. NC 
J. Thaddeus Monroe. Jr.. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Thomas P. Moore. M.D.. Jacksonville. NC 
G. Irvin Richardson, M.D., Reidsville, NC 
Oliver F. Roddey. Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Mary F. Munch Rood. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Palmer F. Shelbumc. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Henry L. Stephenson, Jr.. M.D.. Washington. NC 
Robert L. Summerlin, Jr., M.D., Dublin, NC 
G. Reginald 1\icker, Jr., M.D., Emerald Isle, NC 
William J. Waddell. M.D.. Prospect. KY 
W. Wallace White, M.D., Cincinnati, OH 

CLASS OF 1 9.-^6 
Number in class: 52 
Percent donors: 56% 

Juris Bergmanis. M.D.. Honolulu. HI 

Richard A. Bovd, M.D., Statesville, NC 

Wade M. Brannan. M.D.. Port Arthur. TX 

John W. Deyton. Jr.. M.D.. Jacksonville. NC 

Stacy A. Duncan. Jr.. M.D.. Dunn. NC 

Margareta J. Duncan. M.D.. Dunn. NC 

Wilfiam E. Easterling, Jr., M.D., Chapel Hill, 


John T. Evans. M.D.. Chattanooga, TN 

Robert A. Farmer, M.D., Vacaville, CA 

Charles W. Fowler. III. M.D.. Orlando. PL 

Francis W. Green. M.D.. Albemarle, NC 

William R. Hams. M.D.. Hickory. NC 

John L. Hazlehursl. III. M.D.. Asheville, NC 

Otis M. Lowry, M.D., Spring Hope, NC 

Marvin M. McCall, III, M.D., Monroe, NC 

William W. McLendon. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 

J. Doyle Medders, M.D., Louisburg. NC 

Robert L. Murray, M.D., Roanoke, VA 

John W. Omiand. Jr.. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 

Clifton G. Payne. M.D.. Reidsville. NC 

Francis D. Pepper, Jr., M.D., Winston-Salem, 


Carey J. Perry. M.D., Louisburg. NC 

WUliam R. Purcell, M.D., Laurinburg, NC 

James F. Richards. Jr.. M.D.. Orlando. FL 

Mark W. Roberts, M.D.. La Jolla. CA 

W. R. Stafford, Jr., M.D., Greensboro. NC 

John W. Vassey. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Garland E. Wampler, M.D., Bumsville, NC 

Leonard S. Woodall, M.D., Smithfield, NC 

CLASS OF 1957 

Number in class: 51 

Percent donors: 53% 

F Norman Bowles. Jr.. M.D.. Sanibel. FL 

H. John Bradley, Jr., M.D., Greensboro. NC 

James H. Burrus. M.D.. Shelhv. NC 

James R. Clapp, M.D., Durham, NC 

Robert S. Cline, M.D., Sanford, NC 

Luther H. Clontz, M.D., Morganton, NC 

William R Cornell. M.D.. Phoenix. AZ 

Gordon C. Crowell. M.D.. Lincolnton. NC 

George S. Edwards. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 

John K. Farrington, M.D., High Point, NC 

Eric L. Fearrington, M.D., Greenville, NC 

S. Thomas Gupton, Jr.. M.D., Raleigh, NC 

J. Grayson Hall, M.D., Dobson, NC 

Bennett A. Haves, Jr., M.D., Favetteville, NC 

Jack B. Hobson, M.D., Charlotte, NC 

J. Paul Hurst, Jr., M.D.. Rydal. PA 

Richard V. Liles, Jr., M.D., Albemarle, NC 

H. Maxwell Morrison. Jr.. M.D.. Southern Pines. 


Harvey A. Page. M.D.. Pikeville. KY 

Raeford T. Pugh, M.D., Washington, NC 

Irl T. Sell, ni, M.D., Nathrop, CO 

Nathaniel L. Sparrow, M.D., Raleigh, NC 

James H. M. Thorp, M.D., Rocky Mount, NC 

Gerald M. Wagger. M.D., Palo Alto. CA 

Earl P. Welch. Jr.. M.D . Winston-Salem. NC 

Robert T Whitlock, M.D.. Easton. MD 

Dr. Benson R. Wilcox & Lucinda H. Wilcox. 
Chapel Hill, NC 

CLASS OF 1958 
Number in class: 50 
Percent donors: 30% 

Clarence A. Bailey, Jr., M.D., Durham, NC 
John I. Brooks, Jr, M.D., Tarboro. NC 
Maurice L. Canaday. M.D.. Lincolnton. NC 
M. Paul Capp. M.D.. Tucson. AZ 
Andrew J. Courts. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
David B. Crosland, M.D., Mt. Pleasant, NC 
Nancy P. Fawcett. M.D.. Pembroke Pines, H.. 
John S. Howie, M.D., Raleigh. NC 
Dan E. Johnson. M.D.. Concord, NC 
Luther S. Nelson, M.D., Amarillo, TX 
T. Lane Ormand, M.D.. Monroe. NC 
Dewey H. Pate. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
J. Richard Patterson, M.D., Danville, VA 
Charles W. Phillips. Jr.. M.D.. Gibsonville, NC 

B. Everett Thompson. Jr.. M.D.. Gary. NC 

CLASS OF 1 959 

Number in class: 51 

Percent donors: 35% 

Doris B. Braxton, M.D., Burlington, NC 

D. Whitaker Davis, M.D., Wadesboro, NC 

A. Eugene Douglas, Jr., M.D.. Bald Head Island. 

Otis N. Fisher, Jr., M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Joel S. Goodwin, M.D., Salisbury, NC 
Robert L. Green, Sr., M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
O. James Hart, Jr., M.D., Mocksville, NC 
F Smith Johnston. Jr.. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
David L. Kelly, Jr., M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
R. Wade Markham M.D.. High Point. NC 
Edward L. Mitchell, M.D., Prospect, KY 
Julian W. Selig, Jr., M.D., Elizabeth City, NC 
Martha K. Sharpless, M.D., (ireensboro, NC 
Shahane R. Taylor, Jr., M.D., (Jreensboro, NC 
Charles E. Trado, Jr., M.D.. Hickory, NC 
Bennie B. Wiird. M.D.. Shallotte. NC 

C. Carl Warren, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 
R. Lee West, M.D., Greenville, NC 

CLASS OF 1960 
Number in class: 61 
Percent donors: 30% 

Charles P Eldridge. Jr.. M.D.. Houston. TX 
J. Thomas Fox, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Robert H. Hackler. III. M.D.. Richmond. VA 
James R. Harper, M.D., Durham, NC 
Falls L. Harris, M.D., Greenville, SC 
G. Wyckliffe Hoffler. M.D.. Titusville, FL 

E. Carwile LeRoy, M.D., Charleston, SC 

K. Franklin McCain, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
William N. Michal, Jr., M.D.. High Point. NC 
Cecil H. Neville. Jr.. M.D.. Pinehurst. NC 
Duncan S. Owen. Jr.. M.D.. Richmond. VA 
Robert B. Payne. M.D.. Mooresville. NC 
Jerry M. Petty, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Jean R. Poirier. M.D.. Frederick. MD 
Elizabeth V. Raft, M.D.. Durham, NC 
G. Thomas Strickland, Jr., M.D., Baltimore. MD 
H. Mac Vandiviere. M.D.. Lanca.ster. KY 
P. Burt Veazey. M.D.. Sarasota, FL 

CLASS OF 1961 
Number in class: 51 
Percent donors: 49% 

Robert M. Boemer, M.D., Asheville, NC 
Charles O. Boyette, Sr. M.D.. Belhaven, NC 
William L. Brown. M.D.. Roanoke Rapids, NC 
H. David Bruton, M.D., Carthage, NC 
Robert K. Creighton. Jr.. M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Ellison F Edwards, M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
John C. Graham. Jr.. M.D., Kitty Hawk, NC 
Richard W. Hudson. M.D.. Bayboro, NC 
Richard D. Jordan, M.D.. Salisbury. NC 
William H. Kouri. M.D., Charlotte. NC 

Lloyd D. Lohr, M.D., Lexington, NC 
Zell A. McGee, M.D.. Salt Lake City. UT 
W. Stacy Miller, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
William W. Morgan, Jr.. M.D.. Reno. NV 
A. Ray Newsome. M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 

C. Rex OBriant. M.D.. Dallas. TX 
William L. Owens. M.D., Clinton. NC 
Cecil H. Rand, Jr.. M.D., Greenville, NC 
Uonard E. Reaves. Ill, M.D.. Men-,- Hill. NC 
W. Ray Samuels, M.D., Kiawah Island, SC 
Edward A. Sharpless, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
W. Ferrell Shuford. Jr., M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Joshua Tayloe. M.D., Washington, NC 
Zebulon Weaver, III, M.D., Asheville, NC 
Bonn A. Wells, M.D., Cary, NC 

CLASS OF 1962 
Number in class: 53 
Percent donors: 60% 

Karl L. Barkley. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Oscar H. Bolch. Jr. M.D.. San Diego. CA 
William S. Bost. Jr.. M.D., Greenville. NC 
Joseph H. Callicott, Jr, M.D.. Lynchburg, VA C. Craven. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Lawrence M. Cutchin, M.D., Tarboro, NC 
G. Thomas Davis, M.D.. Asheboro, NC 
Jerry J. Eller, M.D., Livingston, AL 
A. Ray Evans, M.D., Greenville, NC 
Thomas W. Gable. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
Manon W. Griffin. M.D.. Asheboro. NC 
Frederick D. Hamrick. III. M.D.. Lynchburg. VA 
H. Gerard Hartzog, III, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Dr. and Mrs. Ray M. Haj worth, Knoxville, TN 
Edward M. Hedgpeth. Jr.M.D.. Durham, NC 
Charles M. Hicks. M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Arthur S. Lynn, Jr.. M.D., Granite Falls, NC 
J. Newton MacCormack. M.D., Raleigh, NC 
John D. Marriott, M.D.. Pine Knoll Shores. NC 
Edward J. Miller. M.D.. Jefferson. NC 
John L. Monroe, M.D., Pinehurst, NC 
Kenny J. Morris, M.D., Wilmington, NC 
HelgaW Muiznieks. M.D.. New York. NY 
Carl S. Phipps, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Alton A. Reeder, M.D., High Point, NC 
J. Flint Rhodes, M.D., Raleigh, NC 

D. Emerson Scarborough, Jr., M.D., Raleigh, 

Fuller A. Shuford. M.D.. Asheville. NC 
James F Smith, M.D.. Hayesville. NC 
Richard L. Taylor. M.D.. Oxford. NC 
Henry C. "nirner, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
David T Watson. M.D.. Atlanta, GA 

CLASS OF 1963 

Number in class : 52 

Percent donors: 46% 

William P. Algary, M.D., Greenville, SC 

Quincy A. Ayscue. M.D.. Norfolk. VA 
Neil C. Bender, M.D., New Bern, NC 
I. Kelman Cohen. M.D.. Richmond. VA 
Donald L. Copeland. M.D.. Huntersville. NC 
Robert J. Cowan. M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
John W. Dalton, Jr, M.D.. Santa Monica, CA 
Dave M. Davis, M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
William B. Deal. M.D.. Vestavia Hills. AL 
J. Phillip Goodson. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
William O. Jolly. Ill, M.D.. Albemarle, NC 
W. Bryan Latham, M.D., Miami, FL 
Charles I. Loftin, III, M.D., Roanoke, VA 
J. Marshall McLean. M.D.. Peoria, IL 
James L. Parker, M.D.. Hickory. NC 
Eugene W. Pate. Jr.. M.D.. Kinston. NC 
Tom S. Rand, M.D., Wilson, NC 
Charles J. Sawyer, III, M.D., Ahoskie, NC 
Samuel E. Scott" M.D.. Burlington. NC 
Richard W. Shermer, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
David W. Sillmon. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
Jerry A. Smith, M.D.. Memphis. TN 
Roy A. Weaver. M.D.. Fayetteville. NC 
David R. Williams. Sr.. M.D.. Thomasville, NC 

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in October 

CLASS OF 1964 

Number in class: 56 

Percent donors: 27 % 

J. Nichols Beard. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Harry L. Broome. M.D.. Alpharetta, GA 

John R. Cella. M.D., Raleigh. NC 

Roy L. Curry. Jr.. M.D., San Francisco. CA 

Clyde M. Gaffney. III. M.D.. Greer. SC 

G. Patrick Henderson. Jr. M.D.. Southern Pines. NC 

Charles A. Johnson. M.D.. Sarasota. FL 

Mickael M. Kannan. M.D.. Richmond. VA 

Jefferys A. Macfie, Jr., M.D., Greenville, SC 

Ronald L. Mauldin. M.D.. Gainesville, FT^ 

Noel B. McDevitt. M.D.. Southern Pines. NC 

James W. Rose. Jr. M.D.. Madison. WI 

Russell C. Taylor. M.D.. Boone. NC 

James L. Williams. M.D.. Spokane. WA 

L. Bernard Branch. M.D.. Lexington. KY 

Number in class: 56 
Percent donors: 29% 

Takey Crist. M.D.. Jacksonville. NC 
Robert V. Fulk. Jr, M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
EdgarG. Gallagher. Jr. M.D.. Jacksonville. NC 
Charles P Graham. Jr. M.D.. Topeka. KS 
Robert L. (;rubb, Jr.. M.D., (ilendale, MO 
Alexander C. Haltaway. III. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Howard Holdemess. Jr.. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Joe P. Hurt, M.D.. Ph.D., Svlva, NC 
Robert T Kuidles. .VI. D. Fori Walton Beach. FL 
Sue M, Kirkpalrick. M.I).. Scotts Vallev. CA 
Gordon B. I.e(;rand. M.D., Raleigh.NC 
Donald D. McNeill. Jr. M D.. U-noir. NC 
Peter A. Modrow. Ml).. Raleigh. NC 
William K. Sayers, M.D.. Winston-Salem, NC 
Evin H. Sides. 111. M.I).. Raleigh, NC 
Williamson B.Slrum.M.D., La JoIla,CA 


Number in class: 6() 

Percent donors: 58% 

J. Curtis Atx-ll. Ml).. Stalesville. NC 

Robert P Bamngcr. MI).. Gastonia. NC 

Robert H. Bilbro. M.I)., Raleigh, NC 

Paul L Burroughs. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 

Timothy F. Cloninger. M.D.. Ch;irlotle. NC 

(ieorge W. Cox, M.I)., Atlanta. (JA 

John R. Crawford. III. M.I)., Salisbury. NC 

William M. ( riitchnild. M.I)., Kli/abeth City, NC 

Philip C. Deaton, M.D., (Ireensboro, NC 
Robert C. Gibson, III, M.D., Portland, OR 

Cyrus L. Gray. III. M.D.. Hiawassee. GA 
George T. Grigsb\, Jr., M.D., Holly Springs, NC 
Carol H. Hackett.'M.D.. Mercer Island. WA 
Lawrence D. Henrv, M.D., Jefferson City, MO 

Howard T. Hinshawl M.D.. Charlotte, NC 
N. Neil Howell. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Stanleigh E. Jenkins. Jr.. M.D.. Ahoskie. NC 
Thomas J. Koontz, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Jacob A. Lohr. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Hugh A. McAllister, Jr., M.D.. Houston, TX 
Edgar M. McGee, M.D., Lexington, KY 
Peter L. Morris. M.D.. Santa Barbara. CA 
Duncan Morton. Jr. M.D.. Charlotte, NC 
Hugh G. Murray, Jr., M.D., Atlanta, GA 
R. Kenneth Pons. M.D.. Medford, OR 
James A. Pressly. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Surry P Roberts. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
Robert E. Sevier, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
J. Lewis Sigmon. Jr. M.D.. Davidson. NC 
H. Lee Smyre, M.D.. Greer. SC 
E. Walker Stevens. Jr.. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Donald A. Thomas. M.D.. Hendersonville. NC 
W. Hunter Vaughan. M.D.. Steubenville.OH 
James H. Whicker. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
James A. Yount. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Number in class: 67 
Percent donors: 76% 

Phillip G. Arnold. M.D.. Rochester. MN 
(Jeorge R. Avant, M.D., Nashville, TN 

F Walton Avery. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Rudy W. Barker. M.D.. Durham. NC 

CJerald W. Blake. M D.. Raleigh. NC 

Thomas W. Bundy, M.I)., Chambersburg, PA 

Brenda M.Cruikshank. M.I).. Iowa City. I A 

John L. Currie. M.D.. Hanover. NH 

Vartan A. Davidian, Jr., M.I)., Raleigh. NC 

C. Allan Eure, M.I)., Raleigh, NC 

David A. livans. M.D.. Monroe. NC 

M. Wayne Flye. M.D.. Si. I .mns. M( ) 

R. Donald Garrison. M.I) . Jacksonv illc. 11 . 

Jeremy W. (ireenc, M.I)., San Antonio, TX 

Robert V. Hale. M.D..Chapc-l Hill. NC 

Harvey J Hamrick. M.D . Chapel Hill. NC 

{■;. l-ranklin Hart. Jr. M.I).. Morganlon. NC 

Howard I). Ilomeslcv. Ml).. Winsion-Salem. NC 

1., Fuller lloncvcult. Jr. Ml).. Raleigh. NC 

AllenW Hullman, Jr. Ml), Hickory. NC 

James I). Hundley, M.D., Wilmington, NC 

Linda H, Jackson. M.D.. Arden, NC 

William H. Jarman, Jr., M.D., Gastonia, NC 

.Scott (;. Kleiman, M.D., Marietta, GA 

James R. Lane. Jr. M.D. . Tampa, FL 

Frank W. Leak. Sr, M.D.. Clinton. NC 

Hugh T Leller, Jr, M.D., Fort Worth, TX 

Clifford T. Uwis. Jr. M.D.. Wilniinglon. NC 

John Z. Little. M.D.. Springfield. OH 

Robert W. Madry, Jr., M.D., Corpus Christi, TX 

W. Jason McDaniel. Jr.. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

James N. McLamb. M.D.. Orange Park. FL 

Joseph T. McLamb, M.D., Goldsboro, NC 

Drs. Sharon N. and G. Farrell McNeely, 

(iainesville, FL 

Diinald H. McQueen. HI. M.D.. Rock Hill. SC 

Rudolph I. Mint/. Jr. MI).. Kinston, NC 

Harold B. Owens, M.D., Danville, VA 

H. Richard Parker. Jr. M.D., Greensboro, NC 

B.J. Parks. M.D.. Golden. CO 

(Jcrald Pelletier, Jr., M.D., New Bern, NC 

Bruce A. Phillips. Jr. M.D.. Eli/abethtown. NC 

Albert L. Roper, II, M.D., Norfolk, VA 

Douglas M. Russell, M.D., (Joldsboro, NC 

Waller RSahjston. M.D. . Kinston. NC 

James H. Spruill, M.D., Jackson, TN 

Henry C. Thomason, Jr.. M.D., (Gastonia, NC 

Jay R. "Hittle, M.D.. Vincennes, IN 

M. Dennis Wachs, M.D., Bedford, NH 

Benjamin K. Ward, Jr., M.D., Florence, SC 

Barry M. Welbomc. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Rhodcrick T. Williams. Jr., M.D., Roanoke Rapids, 


Number in class: 59 
Percent donors: 42% 
Joseph R Archie, Jr., M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Lucius Blanchard, Jr., M.D., Las Vegas, NV 
I. Alan Craig. M.D.. Kinston. NC 
Alan Davidson, III, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Terry D. Golden. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
Theodora L. Gongaware. M.D.. Savannah, GA 
Joseph W. (Jriffin, Jr., M.D., Augusta, GA 
W. Franklin Hancock. Jr. M.D., Burlington, NC 
Thomas L. Henley, M.D., Solano Beach, CA 
William O. Kearse". Jr. M.D., LubbcKk, TX 
John L. Kirkland. Ill, M.D.. Houston, TX 
Edward W. Kouri. M.D.. Ch;irlolte, NC 
Jerold E. Lancourt, M.D.. Dallas. TX 
R. Frank Lowry. Jr. M.D., Raleigh. NC 
Patrick T. Malonc. M.D.. Roswell, GA 
David J. Reese. II. M.D., Alexandria. VA 
David M. Rubin, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Carole W, Samuelson, M.D.. Birmingham. AL 
E. Franklin Shavender. M.D.. Durham. NC 
William S. Tcachev, M.D., Virginia Beach, VA 
F Charles Tucker. Jr. M.D.. Gulf Bree/e. FL 
Robert C. Vandcrberry. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Jack G. Wall. M.D.. Graham. NC 
J. Allen Whilaker. III. M.D., Wilson, NC 
JerryCWoodiird, M.D. Wilson. NC 

Number in class: 63 
Percent donors: 35% 
H. Wallace Baird. M.D., (Jreensboro, NC 
J. Hugh Bryan. M.I).. Fayeltcvillt, NC 
Don C. Chaplin, M.I)., Burlington, NC 
Andrew Davidson, M.D., New Bern, NC 
C. Ellis Fisher. M.D.. Gaslonia. NC 
Hugh J. (iranl. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Edw;ird W. Haselden. Jr. M.D.. Columbia. .SC 
John (J. Johnston. Ml). Charlotte. NC 
Richiird A Kcc\ci. Ml). High Point. NC 
C. Dayton Kirk. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
J.TiftMann, III, M.I)., Raleigh, NC 
David W. Pearsall. Jr. M.D.. Cireenvillc. NC 
H. Harris Pittman, M.D., Cave Springs, (;A 
.loseph I). Russell. M.D.. Wilson, NC 

J. Franklin Sanderson, Jr., M.D., Hampton, VA 
James W. Snyder, M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Karen Campbell Sorrels, M.D., Midlothian, VA 

Franklin T. Tew. M.D.. Orlando. FL 

W. Robert Turlington. M.D.. Jacksonville, NC 

Nelson B. Watts. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 

Russell E. Williams. Jr.. M.D.. Wichita Falls. TX 

William C. Allsbrook. Jr.. M.D.. Martinez. GA 

CLASS OF 1970 

Number in class: 69 

Percent donors: 46% 

Charles M. Almond, M.D., Wilmington, NC 

H. Clifford Baggett, Jr.. M.D.. Rocky Mount. NC 

Jerry C. Bernstein. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 

Robert G. Blair. Jr., M.D.. New Bern. NC 

William E. Byrd, M.D., Roanoke Rapids, NC 

Harold H. Cameron. M.D.. New Bern. NC 

Daniel L. Crocker. Jr.. M.D.. Rocky Mount. NC 

Charles E. Crumley. M.D.. Lincolnton. NC 

H. Shelton Earp. III. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Richard M. Freeman, M.D., Opelika, AL 

James O. Goodwin, M.D., Henderson, NC 

Joseph M. Harmon, M.D., Sullivan Island, SC 

John F. Hartness. Jr., M.D.. Monroe. NC 

W. Borden Hooks, Jr., M.D., Mount Airy, NC 

Donald D. Howe. M.D., Gastonia, NC 

Dr. and Mrs. Mark G. Janis, Seal Beach, CA 

James J. Jenkins, M.D., Saint Louis, MO 

Dr. and Mrs. William R. Jordan, Fayetteville, NC 

C, Bryan Koon. Jr.. M.D.. Durham, NC 

Frederick G. Kroncke. Jr.. M.D.. Rocky Mount. NC 

Thomas W. Nicholson. M.D.. Washington. NC 

R. Kirby Primm. M.D.. Wenatchee. WA 

Dr. and Mrs. David A. Rendleman, HI. Raleigh, 


Thomas A. Roberts. Jr.. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

James B. Sloan, M.D., Wilmington, NC 

T. Reed Underbill, M.D., New Bern, NC 

Ross L. Vaughan. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

E. Lance Walker, M.D., Littleton, CO 

William J. Weatherly, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

H. Grey Winfield. III. M.D.. Hickory. NC 

James E. Winslow, Jr., M.D., Roxboro, NC 

John W. Zirkle. M.D.. Jefferson City. TN 

CLASS OF 1971 
Number in class: 73 
Percent donors: 36% 

J. Richard Auman. M.D.. San Gabriel. CA 
Robert A. Bashford, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Charles B. Brett, M.D., Greensboro. NC 
James S. Coxe. III. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Bertram C. Finch. 111. M.D.. Charleston. SC 
Jane M. Foy. M.D., Oak Ridge. NC 
James S. Fulghum, HI, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Mary Susan Fulghum, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Joe e'. Gaddy. Jr., M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
W. Randolph Gngg. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
William D, Kassens. Jr.. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Michael R. Knowles, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
William A. Lambeth. 111. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Donald V. Lewis. M.D.. Cooperstown. NY 
Douglas J. Little, M.D., Sanford, NC 
James S. McFadden. M.D.. Pinehurst. NC 
Frederick S. Neuer, M.D., Emporia, KS 
William B. Pittman, M.D., Rocky Mount, NC 
R. Randolph Powell. M.D.. Fox Point. Wl 
John O. Reynolds. Jr.. M.D.. Salisbury. NC 
V. O. Roberson. III. M.D.. High Point. NC 
William D. Sasser. M.D.. Fredericksburg. VA 
J. Allison Shivers, M.D., Ashevillc, NC 
Sara H. Sinai. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
John P. Surratt, M.D.. Clinton, NC 
Dwight W. Wait, 111. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

CLASS OF 1972 

Number in class: 70 

Percent donors: 53% 

Larry L. Adams, M.D., New Bern, NC 


Robert L. Barnes. III. M.D., Knoxville, TN 
Myron H. Brand, M.D., Madison. CT 
Peter R. Bream, M.D., Jacksonville, FL 
L. Franklin Cashwell. Jr.. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Peter G. Chikes. M.D., Concord. NC 
W. Andrew Cook. M.D.. Houston, TX 
Randolph B. Cooke. M.D.. Owego. NY 
Charles Davant. III. M.D.. Blowing Rock. NC 
W. Rodwell Drake. Jr. M.D.. Henderson. NC 
Robert B. Felder. M.D.. Iowa City. lA 
Michael W. Gaynon. M.D.. Palo Alto. CA 
J. McNeill Gibson. M.D.. Davidson. NC 
Karen W. Green. M.D.. Holden. MA 
Alger V. Hamrick. 111. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
Gregory F. Hayden. M.D.. Charlottesville. VA 

F. Christian Hcaton, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Jon D. Hodgin, M.D., Oviedo, FL 
William B. Horn. M.D.. Boone. NC 
John S. Hughes. M.D.. New Haven, CT 
Joseph A. Jackson. M.D.. Pilot Mountain. NC 
Michael C. Jones. M.D.. Hendersonville. NC 
Howard S. Kroop, M.D., Woodbury, NJ 
Constance F Lefler. Ph.D.. M.D.. Fort Worth. TX 
Robert W. Little. Sr., M.D.. Burlington. NC 
William E. Long. M.D., Newton, NC 

John R. Lurain, III, M.D.. Oak Park, IL 
John T Manning. Jr.. M.D.. Houston. TX 
Steven R. Mills. M.D., Fairfax Station. VA 
Ronald A. Moore. M.D.. New Bern, NC 
Scott Y Pharr. 111. M.D.. William.sburg. VA 
James S. Reed, M.D., Gig Harbor, WA 
William J. Simons, M.D., Weaverville, NC 
Ronald J. Stanlev, M.D., Boone, NC 
William C. Tate. II. M.D.. Banner Elk. NC 
J. Barry Whitney. III. M.D.. North Augusta. SC 

G. Dean Wilson. Jr.. M.D.. Johnson Cky. TN 
J. Richard Young. M.D.. Sherbom, MA 

CLASS OF 197.^ 
Number in class: 79 
Percent donors: 25% 

Joseph E. Agsten. M.D., Kinston. NC 
Frederic F Bahnson. HI. M.D.. Bozeman. MT 
Ch;irles E. Baker. Jr. M.D.. Crossnore. NC 
G. Ruftm Benton. 111. M.D.. Brevard. NC 
Nady M. Gates. III. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Frank E. Davis. III. M.D.. Roanoke Rapids. NC 
Charles H. Edwards, II, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
J. Robert Forstner. M.D.. Southport. NC 
E. Ruffin Franklin. Jr.. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Donald B. Goodman. Jr.. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
J. Blake Goslen. III. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
J. Michael Harper. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Colin D. Jones. M.D.. Winton. NC 
Elisabeth A. Keller, M.D.. Brookline. MA 
S. Tyrus Maynard. Jr.. M.D., Asheville, NC 
James L. Maynard, M.D., Rock Hill, SC 
David R. Patterson, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
W. McLean Reavis, Jr.. M.D.. Lakeland. FL 
Hugh G. Shearin. Jr.. M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Robert R. Walther. M.D.. New York. NY 

CLASS OF 1974 
Number in class: 94 
Percent donors: 39% 

Robert M. Alsup. M.D.. Winston-Salem, NC 
Charles B. Beasley. M.D.. Kinston. NC 
W. Griffith Bowen. M.D.. St. Louis. MO 
William E. Bowman. Jr.. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Douglas C. Brewer. M.D.. Wilson. NC 
Donald C. Brown, M.D., Gary, NC 
David R. Clemmons. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Charles D. Collins, M.D., Rockingham, NC 
Paul M. Deaton. Jr.. M.D., Charleston. SC 
M. Catherine Dobbins. M.D.. Hillsborough, CA 
Thomas H. Dukes. 111. M.D.. Charleston. SC 
Donna E. Frick. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Martha F Goetsch. M.D.. Portland. OR 
Margaret A. Harper. M.D.. Winston-Salem, NC 
C. Norman Hurwitz. M.D.. Fairfield. OH 
Lynn D. Ikenben^. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Joseph M. Jenkins, M.D., Fayetteville, NC 
William H. Katz, M.D.. Auburn. ME 
Kenneth R. Kulp. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
John A. Lang. 111. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
William D. Lee, Jr.. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Clarence E. Lloyd, Jr.. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Joseph Majstoravich. Jr., M.D.. Newport. NC 
Sheppard A. McKenzie. 111. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
Forest P. Newman. III. M.D.. San Antonio. TX 
H. Clifton Patterson. HI. M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Thomas W. Powell. M.D.. Concord. NC 
C. Fredric Reid, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
David A. Rockwell. M.D.. Goldsboro, NC 
Roger L. Snow. M.D.. Boston. MA 
David E. Tart. M.D.. Hickory. NC 
David T. Tayloe, Jr.. M.D.. Goldsboro, NC 
John W. Thornton. III. M.D.. North Augusta. SC 
Larry E. Warren. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Kenneth H. Wilson. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
William G. Wilson. M.D.. Charlottesville. VA 
Charles D. Yoder, M.D.. A.sheville. NC 

CLASS OF 197.'^ 
Number in class: 106 
Percent donors: 34% 

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Julian T. Brantley. Jr., M.D.. Vienna. VA 
Samuel L. Bridgers, II, M.D., Woodbridge, CT 
E. Drew Bridges, M.D.. Wake Forest, NC 
Benjamin Douglas. M.D., Dillsboro, NC 
William H. Edwards, M.D., Nonvieh, VT 
Frank B. Fondren, III. M.D., Mobile. AL 
Richard F. Fox, M.D., Greeasboro. NC 
Donald G. Gregg. M.D., Greenville, SC 
Eric H. Helsabeck, M.D.. Asheboro. NC 
M. Lee Kirsch. M.D., Winston-Salem. NC 
Ernest F. Knig, III, M.D.. Rochester. MI 
David S. Lennon. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Robert H. Lester, M.D , Gastonia. NC 
Howard A. McMahan, M.D., Marietta, GA 
Michael W. Meriwether. M.D., Sarasota. FL 
S. Gill Mmor. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Frank H. Moretz. M.D.. Asheville. NC 
Wade H. Moser, Jr., M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Dan A. .Mvers, M.D.. Kinston. NC 
VV. Ronald Neal, M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
HenrA N. Nelson. III. .M.D., Indialantic. FL 
Lanmng R. Newell. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Marshall H. Odom. M.D., Boone. NC 
Henrv E. Parfitt. Jr.. M.D.. Fayetteville. NC 
Charles J. Parker, M.D.. Salt Lake City, UT 
James E. Peacock. Jr. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Hoke D. Pollock, M.D.. Wilmington, NC 
Joseph R. Pringle. Jr.. M.D.. Buriington. NC 
W. Paul Saw\er. M.D.. Tallahassee. FL 
Carol R. Teutsch. M.D.. Atlanta, GA 
Hendncks H. Whitman, III. M.D.. New Vernon. NJ 
E. Brooks Wilkins. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
James W. Winslow, M.D.. Tarboro. NC 
Kenneth H. Winter. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
Geraldine N. Wu. M.D.. Cincinnati. OH 
Michael H. Young. M.D.. Asheville, NC 

CLASS OF 1976 

Number in class: 120 

Percent donors: 31% 

Brenda L. Adams-Hudson. M.D., Moore, SC 

Warwick Aiken. III. M.D.. Ga.stonia. NC 

Janet C. Aiken. M.D.. Gastonia. NC 

Paul D. Barry, M.D., Greensboro. NC 

W. Br\ son Ba"teman. Jr.. M.D.. Goldsboro. NC 

Jean C. Bolan. .M.D.. Washington, DC 

Alexis CBoutenelf.M.D.. Litchfield. CT 

Richard A. Bowerman. M.D.. Ann Arbor. Ml 

Jack P. Byrd. M.D.. Cleveland. TN 

Marjorie B. Can. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Edward L. Cattau. Jr.. M.D.. Germantown. TN 

Richard N. Dutfy. III. M.D.. Hedgesville. WV 

Susan T Edwards. M.D.. Norwich. VT 

William H. (jamble, M.D., (jreensboro, NC 

Charles H. Hicks, M.D., V\ rightsville Beach. NC 

J. Lee Hotter. .M.D.. Temple. TX 

Roben H. Hutchins. M D.. Wilmington, NC 

Walker A. Long. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Ross D. Lynch. M.D.. Columbia. SC 

B. Douglas Morton. III. M.D.. Macon. GA 

Robert S. Moskalik. M.D.. Coldwater. MI 

E. Paul Nance, Jr., M.D., Nashville, TN 
David B. Neeland, .M.D.. Montgomery, AL 
Harold A. Nichols. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Kathleen Gallagher Oxner, M.D., Greenville, SC 
Charles V Pope. M.D.. Apex. NC 

Douglas C. Privette, M.D., (Jreenville, NC 
Sheldon M. Relchin. M.D.. Midlothian. VA 
Paul J. Saenger, M.D., Asheville, NC 
David F Silver. M.D.. Charlottesville. VA 
Grady M. Stone, M.D., High Point. NC 
Robert .1. Tallaksen. M.D., Morgantown, WV 
R. Henrv Temple. M.D,. Wilmington. NC 

F. Rav thigpen, M.D., Whitevllle, NC 
Mark E. Williams. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Richard L. Wing. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
.Solomon G. Zcrden, M.D., Savannah, (i\ 

CLASS OF 1977 
Number in class: 121 

Percent donors: 28% 

Michael L. Barringer. M.D.. Shelby. NC 

John R. Black. M.D.. Zionsville. IN 

Clinton A. Briley. Jr.. M.D.. Charleston. WV 

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Rockville, MD 

W. Sidnev Comer. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Joseph E. Craft, M.D., Guilford, CT 

Meyer E. Dworsky, M.D., Huntsville, AL 

Joseph C. Fesperman, Jr, M.D., North Wilkesboro, 


William B. Harden, M.D.. Bluefield, WV 

Charles H. Hoover, 111, M.D., Monroe, NC 

C. Frederick Irons, 111, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
William L. Isley. M.D., Overland Park, KS 
Judith M. Kramer, M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Ann D. Latimer. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Frederick H. Mabry. M.D.. Laurinburg. NC 
William H. Marsh. M.D.. Isle Of Palms. SC 
S. Rav MitcheU, M.D., Alexandria, VA 
Warren H. Moore. M.D., Sugar Land. TX 
H. Grady Morgan. Jr.. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Roben L. Munt. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Pamela A. Nelson. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Scott H. Norwood. M.D.. Tyler. TX 

Steven Piantadosi. M.D.. Rockville, MD 
Michael L. Pool, M.D.. Knoxville. TN 
Catherine M. Radovich. M.D.. Gallup. NM 
Keith M. Ramsey, M.D.. Mobile. AL 
William H. Ryan, III, M.D., Dallas. TX 

D. Gretchen Sampson, M.D., Los Angeles, CA 
Samuel T. Selden. M.D.. Chesapeake. VA 
Howard J. Stang. M.D.. Stillwater. MN 

J. Herbert Stanley. Jr.. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Richard H. Weisler. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Michael S. Wheeler. M.D.. Ruthertordton. NC 
Wayne G. Woods, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

CLASS OF 1978 
Number in class: 121 
Percent donors: 18% 
John D. Benson, M.D., Gary, NC 

Jean W. Carter. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Cynthia D. Conrad. M.D.. Ph.D.. Branford. CT 
Paul W. F Coughlin. M.D.. High Point. NC 
Martha L. Elks. M.D.. Lubbock. TX 
Susan D. Foreman. M.D.. Greenville. NC 
Michael D. Holland. M.D.. Rocky Mount. NC 
Allison D. Maker. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Jeflrey A. Margolis. M.D.. Tappahannock. VA 
Mark D. Monson. M.D.. Spartanburg. SC 
Thomas L. Pope. Jr. M.D.. Isle of Palms. SC 
Donna L. Prather. M.D.. Carrboro. NC 
John V. Pruitt. III. M.D.. Boston. MA 
Richard L. Rumley. M.D.. Greenville. NC 
Susan T. Snider, M.D., Spruce Pine, NC 
Robert W. Surralt. M.D.. Concord. NC 
Nancy L. Teaff, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Ban7 H. Teasley. M.D.. Goldsboro. NC 
William A. Walker. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Ralph L. Wall, Jr., M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
J. Bvron Walthall, Jr., M.D., Charlotte. NC 
Richard C. Worf. M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 

CLASS OF 1979 
Number in class: 120 
Percent donors: 23% 

Andrew H. Balder. M.D.. Longmeadow. MA 
Thomas A. Barringer. 111. M.D.. Charlotte, NC 
Gail M. Capel. M.D.. Schenectady. NY 
H. LcRoy Cromartie. III. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Waller E. Daniel. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
DouglasM l)cl,ong.M,D,.Lad\sniiih,WI 
Elizabeth A, Eagle. M,l).. (;reinshor<>, NC 
Allen R. Lduards. M.I)., SUiIcsmIIc, NC 
R. Thad Goodwin, M.D., Fort Myers, FL 
Patricia K. Hill, M.D., Slatesville, NC 
AnncT Kcifcr, M.D., Hershey, PA 
John C Keller, M.D., Hershey, PA 
Roger K. Kerley, M.D., Mount Airv, NC 
David W. Kohl. M.D., St. Petersburg, Kl. 

Steven Krumholz, M.D., West Palm Beach, FL 

Charles E. Lownes. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 

Julia E. McMurray. M.D.. Madison. Wl 

Darlyne Menscer. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

James G. Peden. Jr.. M.D.. Green\ ille. NC 

Thomas B. Prebble. M.D.. Marshfield. Wl 

Alan M. Ranch. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Charles N. Reed. M.D.. Hickory. NC 

J. Mark Rowles. M.D.. Atlanta.'OA 

James L. Sanderford, Jr., M.D., Winston-Salem, 


Richard L. Sigmon, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 

William L. Stewart, M.D.. Southern Pines. NC 

Margeo' S. Sved. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Frances R. Thomas, M.D., Chicago, IL 

Douglas B. Thomson. M.D.. Bowling Green. KY 

Paul A. Vadnais, M.D., Charlotte, NC 

Lynn E. Wesson. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Anita S. Westafer. M.D.. Gulf Breeze. FL 

John M. Westafer. M.D.. Gulf Bree/.e. FL 

Mack W. White, III, M.D., Charlotte, NC 

C. Phillip Whitworth. M.D.. Forest City. NC 

Leonard S. Wojnowich. M.D.. Savannah. GA 

CLASS OF 1980 
Number in class: 156 
Percent donors: 22% 

Edward H. Bertram. III. M.D.. Charlottesville. VA 

Wilbur B. Carter. Jr. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Lauren E. Cosgrove. M.D.. Potomac. MD 

W. L. Wells Edmundson. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Walter E. Egerton. III. M.D.. Aberdeen Proving 

Grounds. MD 

C. G'Neil Ellis, M.D.. Charlotte, NC 

Barry J. Freeman, M.D., Pacific Palisades, CA 

John C. Gudger. M.D.. Swansboro. NC 

Sandra K. Haigler, M.D., Lexington, KY 

Cari I.. Haynes. Jr.. M.D.. Kinslon. NC 

J. Patrick Holland, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 

Kenneth E. Hollingsworth. M.D.. Bethesda. MD 

Edward C. Jones. M.D.. Dobson. NC 

Michael A. Kepley. M.D.. Slatesville. NC 

Christopher M. Lakin. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Daniel M. Lewis. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Thomas H. Lineberger. M.D.. Pinehursl. NC 

Jimmy Locklear. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Christine C. Mahvi. M.D.. Middlelon. Wl 

E. John Markusheuski, Jr., M.D.. Huntsville, 


Steven K. McCombs. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 

T. Michael D. OShea. Jr. M.D., Winston-Salem, 


R. Brookes Peters. IV. M.D.. Tarboro. NC 

Bay:u-d L. Powell. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 

Pelrie M. Rainey. M.D.. Cheshire. CT 

Judith L. Rissman. M.D.. Lexington. MA 

Lyie S. Saltzman. M.D.. Melbourne. FL 

Paul C. Sorum. M.D.. Schenectadv. NY 

James P. Srebro, M.D., Napa, CA 

James V Taylor. III. M.D.. Wilson. NC 

Ben D. Thomas. Jr. M.D.. Atlanta. G A 

Donna W. Tilson. M.D.. Louisville. K'l' 

Susan J. Williams. M.D.. Winslon-Salem. NC 

Walter L. Wright. M.D.. Kinslon. NC 

CLASS OF 1981 
Number in class: 157 
Percent donors: 29% 
Rebecca I. Avres, M.D., Roswell, GA 

Eli/abelh S. Babcox. M.D.. Shaker Heights. OH 
G Tillman Bailey. III. M.D.. Rockv Mount. NC 
David S Barnes. M.D.. Shaker Heights. OH 
Elizabeth P. Belch. M.D . Melbourne. FL 
Phillip M. Bridgman. Ml) . Hannawa Falls. NY 
Stephen E. Buie. M.D.. Ashe\ ille. NC 
Michael C. Burnette. M.I).. Tampa. FL 
David M. Cowherd. Ml),. Pinehursl. NC 
David A. (Yews. M.D., (Jreensboro, NC 
Deborah II. Davis. M.D., Auburn, WA 
I)a\ id M, Deil/. M.D., Olympia, WA 


Frederick M. Dula, Jr., M.D., Salisbury, NC 
Thomas R. Easterling. III. M.D.. Seattle, WA 
Miriam C. Gardner. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
David A. Goff. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
David K. Harper, M.D., Concord, NC 
William M. Herndon, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Edward K. Isbey, III, M.D., Asheville, NC 
Jane Lvsko Isbey, M.D., Asheville, NC 
G. Wallace Kemodle. Jr.. M.D.. Burlington, NC 
Douglas P. Kiel. M.D.. Medfield, MA 
Garland C. King. M.D.. Franklin, NC 
Alan S. Kopin, M.D., Wellesley Hills, MA 
Jan P. Kovach, M.D.. Corrales. NM 
Leigh S. Lehan. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Robert E. Littleton. M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
Saundra A. Maass-Robinson. M.D.. East Point. GA 
John R. Mangum. M.D.. Sanford. NC 
Thomas H. McCoy. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
William H. Merwin. Jr.. M.D.. Knoxville. TN 
Stephen I. Moore, III, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Charles B. Nemeroff. M.D., Ph.D., Atlanta, GA 
J. Thomas Newton. M.D.. Clinton, NC 
Paul M. Parker. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
Ruth M. Parker. M.D., Atlanta, GA 
Larry B. Poe, M.D.. Binghamton. NY 
Scott L. Ramey, M.D.. Panama City, FL 
Timothy G. Saunders. M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Thomas J. Seely, M.D.. Summerfield, NC 
Elwood E. Stone, Jr., M.D., Cedar Rapids. lA 
William W. Stuck, M.D., Columbia, SC 
Ronald M. Walters, M.D.. Whiteville, NC 
James D. Whinna, M.D.. . Monroe. NC 
Roy Whitaker. Jr.. M.D.. . Savannah. GA 
Warden L. Woodard. 111. M.D., , Charlotte, NC 

CLASS OF 1982 
Number in class: 146 
Percent donors: 24% 

John C. Adams, M.D.. Matthews, NC 
Jimmie W. Adcock, M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Joseph L. Albright, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Mary John Baxley, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

Barbara L. Bethea. M.D.. Dunn, NC 
J. Lawrence Brady. Jr.. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Dennis N. Casey. M.D.. Kinston, NC 
Nancy C. Chescheir. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Herbert R. Clark, M.D.. Woodway. WA 
Rick J. Cornelia. M.D.. Myrtle Beach. SC 
Robert C. Dellinger. Jr. M.D.. Thomasville. NC 
Cindy S. Dieringer, M.D., Camden, SC 
Steven A. Dingeldein. M.D.. Burlington. NC 
H. Alexander Easley. III. M.D., Greenville, NC 
Terry L. Forrest, M.D., Goldsboro, NC 
Mary H. Foster. M.D.. Gulph Mills, PA 
Charles J. Fulp, Jr., M.D., Atlanta, G A 
Stephen M. Hux, M.D.. Winston-Salem, NC 
Timothy O. Jenkins, M.D., Concord, NC 
Angela Kendnck. M.D., Aloha, OR 
Virginia E. Killough. M.D.. Marquette, MI 
Mary T Korytkowski. M.D., Pittsburgh, PA 
Paula M. Kreitzer. M.D.. New York. NY 
David W. Lee, M.D., Tarboro, NC 
J. Temll Massagee, M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
Howard D. McClamrock, M.D.. Baltimore. MD 
Mark D. Peacock. M.D.. Mooresville. NC 
Donald W. Peters. M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Rildia J. Pritchett. M.D.. Gary. NC 
Jennifer C. Schaal, M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Michael N. Tate. M.D.. Hickory. NC 
Eric D. Van Tassel, M.D., Asheville, NC 
Stanley A. Wilkins, Jr., M.D.. Raleigh, NC 
Fred H. Wilson, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Wayne E. Young, M.D.. V/heelersburg, OH 

CLASS OF 1983 
Number in class: 150 
Percent donors: 17 % 

Ann G. Archer-Cobb. M.D.. Kensington. MD 
Marsha F Bertholf. M.D.. Jacksonville. FL 
James A. Bryan. III. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Donald W. Carringer, M.D., Robbinsville. NC 
Douglas W. Clark, M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Thomas C. Darrell, M.D., Fuquay-Varina. NC 
Gary L. Fink. M.D., Faith, NC 
Michael B. Fischer. M.D.. Gla.slonbury, CT 
Robert L. Green. Jr. M.D.. Lynchburg, VA 
Timothy J. Hall, M.D.. Rock Hill. SC" 
Robert N. Headley. Jr. M.D.. Lynchburg, VA 
John M. Herion, M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Mark W. Jacokes, M.D.. Nashville. TN 
Elizabeth S. Kopin, M.D., Wellesley Hills, MA 
Randy O. Kritzer. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
James D. Ladd. M.D.. Asheville. NC 
Jackie Newlin-Saleeby, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
James C. Osborne. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
Catherine C. Parrish, M.D., Ellicott City, MD 
Wanda M. Peterson, M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Barbara H. Smith. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

C. Stephen Stinson, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Gregory A. Underwood, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
John H. Williams, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Lawrence M. Wyner, M.D., Charleston, WV 
Thomas J, Zuber, M.D., Midland, MI 

CLASS OF 1984 
Niunber in class: 140 
Percent donors: 28 % 

James P. Alexander, Jr.. M.D.. Decatur, GA 
Jay A. Anderson, M.D., Sumter, SC 
Amelia F Bell, M.D., Cornelius, NC 

D. Antonio Bell, M.D.. Cornelius, NC 
Charles L. Ewell, Jr., M.D., Columbus, OH 
Eli D. Finkelstein, M.D., Edison, NJ 
Kathleen J. Foster- Wendel. M.D.. Ames, L^ 
Margaret L. Gulley, M.D.. San Antonio. TX 
Ronald P. Hargrave, M.D., Mt. Pleasant, SC 
James R. Harper. Jr. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 

J. Carver Hill. M.D.. Gary. NC 

Elgin Hobbs. Jr.. M.D.. Evans. GA 

Jan Roberts Hossler. M.D.. Columbia. SC 

Susan J. Joyner, M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Michael J. Knight. M.D.. North Hampton. NH 

Elizabeth W. Koonce. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Robert P Lineberger. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

R. Glen Medders, M.D., Raleigh, NC 

Jane H. Mun-ay. M.D.. Durham. NC 

Howard W. Newell, Jr., M.D., Goldsboro, NC 

R Claiborne Noble. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Douglas W. Peed. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Mark E. Peele, M.D., Portland, OR 

Ronald E. Pruitt, M.D.. Nashville. TN 

Richard G. Saleeby, Jr., M.D., Raleigh, NC 

David L. Sappenfieid. M.D., Durham, NC 

Paul W. Sa.s.ser, M.D., Eden, NC 

Mary A. Saunders. M.D.. Springfield. IL 

John M. Schotfstall. M.D.. Glen Mills. PA 

Thomas C. Spangler, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 

Sharon R. Stephenson, M.D., Carv, NC 

Richard C. Stuntz, Jr., M.D., Charlotte, NC 

Denny C. Tate, M.D., Burlington, NC 

Jean G. Taylor, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

Paul E. Viser, M.D., Clinton, NC 

Rolf B. Wallin, M.D., FayetteviUe, NC 

Mark L. Warren, M.D.. Greenville. NC 

Robert E. Wiggins. Jr. M.D., Asheville. NC 

John W. Williams, Jr, M.D., San Antonio, TX 

CLASS OF 1985 
Number in class: 151 
Percent donors: 23% 

Sheila M. Anderson. M.D., Osh Kosh, Wl 
Leslie A. Bunce, M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Kathleen M. Clarke-Pearson. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Su.san T Cookson. M.D.. Stone Mountain, GA 
Laura L. Crow, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Rhonda H. Davis, M.D., Smithfield, NC 
Douglas S. Feltman, M.D.. Coral Gables. FL 
Kenneth E. Fenrell. Jr.. M.D., Charlotte. NC 
Joel W. Hylton, Jr, M.D., Asheville, NC 
David V. Janeway, M.D., Winston-Salem. NC 

Bennie L. E. Jarvis. M.D., Rocky Mount. NC 
Brentley D. Jeffries, M.D.. Arden, NC 

Margaret G. Johnson. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Peter M. Jordan. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
David C. Joslin, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Theodore C. Kemer, Jr., M.D., Lewisville, NC 

John A. Kirkland. Jr., M.D., Charlotte. NC 
Mark H. Knelson. M.D.. Durham, NC 
Frederick W. Lawler, Jr, M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Elizabeth Smith McCuin, M.D., Roanoke, VA 
Gwenn E. McLaughlin, M.D.. Coral Gables, FL 
Nancy H. Miller. M.D., Longmeadow, MA 
Ten-ence D. Morton, Jr, M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Albert J. Osbahr, III. M.D.. Waynesville. NC 
Edward G. Sanders. M.D., Gary, NC 
Joel E. Schneider, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Martin E. Sheline. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
S. Patrick Stuart, Jr., M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Timothy K. Takaro. M.D.. Seattle. WA 
Claudia L. Thomas, M.D.. Sands Point. NY 
Howard S. Tuch. M.D., Tampa, FL 
Bradley K. Weisner, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Randall W. Williams, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Sherrie E. Zweig, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 

CLASS OF 1986 
Number in class: 147 
Percent donors: 22% 

Andrew S. Blum, M.D.. Elmhurst, IL 
J. Lancaster Bridgeman, Jr., M.D., Greenville, SC 
Mark A. Callahan, M.D., New York. NY 
Mary Beth Carter, M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Michael D. Carter. M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Kenneth R. Ellington. M.D.. Asheville. NC 
Herbert G. Garrison. Ill, M.D., Greenville, NC 
Lynne C. Garrison, M.D., Greenville, NC 
J. Curtis Jacobs, M.D., High Point, NC 
Cheryl Jeffries-Lynch, M.D., Burlington, NC 
Paul E. Johnston. M.D.. Ogden. UT 
Kim R. Jones, M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Walton K. Joyner, Jr, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Patricia C. LaRocco, M.D., Willingboro, NJ 
Jonathan K. Levine. M.D.. Charlotte, NC 
Leslie C. McKinney. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Charles G. Miller, M.D.. Boone. NC 
Michael E. Norins. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
David C. Pearce, M.D., Williamsburg, VA 
John D. Reed. M.D.. Concord. NC 
Joel D. Rice. M.D.. La Grande. OR 
Grayson K. Rodgers, M.D.. Birmingham. AL 
Susan L. Sanderson, M.D., Ogden, UT 
C. Wilson Sofley, Jr., M.D., Anderson. SC 
John G. Spangler, M.D.. Winston-Salem, NC 
Cathy Jo W Swanson, M.D., Roanoke, VA 
Deborah D.Viglione,M.D.. Gulf Breeze. FL 
Beveriy J. Waddell. M.D.. Arlington, VA 
L. Tyler Wadsworth, IH, M.D., Des Peres, MO 
Deborah T. Wadsworth, M.D., Des Peres, MO 
Johnathan D. Williams, M.D., Gastonia, NC 
Jack H. Wolf. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
James C. Womble. M.D.. Gary. NC 

CLASS OF 1987 
Number in class: 156 
Percent donors: 38% 

M. Abemethy. M.D., Raleigh. NC 

Linda R. Belhom. M.D., Mis.souri City. TX 

Thomas H. Belhom, M.D., , Ph.D., Missouri City, 


William S. Blau, M.D., , Ph.D., Chapel Hill, NC 

David W. Boone, M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Melissa W. Burch, M.D.. Shiprock. NM 

James M. Chimiak. M.D.. Pensacola. FL 

Gregor G. Cleveland, M.D., Ph.D., Florence, SC 

David A. Coggins. M.D.. Laconia. NH 

James B. Collawn. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Carey G. Cottle, Jr, M.D.. Greensboro, NC 

I. Gordon Early. Jr. M.D.. Spartanburg. SC 

James E. Edwards. M.D.. Charleston. SC 

Lee A. Furlong. M.D.. Portland. OR 

Ruih E. Genes. M.D., Tampa. FL 
Jama B. Greene, M.D.. Rocky Mounl. NC 
W. Stuan Hartley. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Andrea N. Hass, M.D.. Jupiter. FL 
R. Hratchia Havunjian, M.D., Glendale, CA 
James P. Hooten. Jr. M.D.. Elon College. NC 
R. Page Hudson, 111. M.D., Williston, VT 
Dudley A. Hudspeth, M.D.. Paradise Valley, AZ 
Dennis N. Jacokes, MD., Raleigh, NC 
R. Lee Jobe, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
J. Gregor>' Kaufmann. M.D.. Salisbury, NC 
William W. King. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
David A. Klein. M.D., Chapel Hill. NC 
Dennis D. Kokenes. MD.. Charlotte. NC 
Bret A. Kort. M.D.. Colorado Springs, CO 
Thomas E. Lawrence. MD.. Greensboro. NC 
Susan R. Lei\ v. M.D.. Roanoke. VA 
Catherine K. Lineberger. MD.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Gustav C. Magrinat. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
Jayne P. Maynor, M.D.. Lumberton. NC 
Gary C. McDonald, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Teresa B. Melvin, M.D., Mooresville, NC 
Douglas E. Mesler, M.D., Andover, MA 
Frances A. Owl-Smith, M.D.. Farmington. NM 
Rajiv D. Pandya. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
John M. Petitto. M.D.. Newberry. FL 
Virginia B. Petitto. M.D.. Newberry, FL 
Nancy W. Phifer, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
John b. Regan, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Joseph E. Roberts, Jr, .M.D., Pembroke, NC 
C. Alan Ross. M.D.. Summerfield. NC 
John R. Saltzman. M.D.. Westborough. MA 
Daniel M. Sappenfield. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Constance J. Sewell. M.D.. Placers ille. CA 
Ronald B. Shapiro. M.D.. Sioux Falls. SD 
David L. Sheppard. M.D.. Gulf Breeze. FL 
David J. Sheridan. M.D.. Columbia. SC 
Stephanie E. Spottswood. M.D.. Midlothian. VA 
Eve G. Spratt. M.D.. Isle of Palms. SC 
Robvn L. Slacv-Humphries. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Brian S. Strauss. M.D.. High Point. NC 
William R. Sunon. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Victoria B. Teague. M.D.. Alpharetta. GA 
Quang T. Tran. M.D.. Lynn Haven. FL 
Jonathan J. Weiner. M.D.. Durham. NC 
Paul A. Young, M.D.. San Antonio. TX 

CLASS OF 1988 

N umber in class: 150 

Percent donors: 18% 

Elizabeth 1. Blair. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Jon P Bnsley. M.D.. Roanoke. VA 
Brenton T Burkholder. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
Maura L. Campbell. M.D.. Murfreesboro. TN 
J. Craig Charles. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
PeterG. Dalldort. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Margie B. Eason. M.D.. Martinsville, VA 
Paul R. Eason. M.D.. Martinsville. VA 
Kirsten M. Gross. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Frenesa K. Hall. M.D.. Lilbura, GA 
Elizabeth H. Hamilton, M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Mary C. Hefele. M.D.. Portland. OR 
Hunter A. Hoover. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Allison L. Jacokes. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Michael D. Johnson. M.D.. Goldsboro. NC 
Kathryn P King. M.D.Can-boro. NC 
Jane M. Laco, M.D.. Minneapolis. MN 
.Stuart J. Levin. M.D., Raleigh. NC 
Bobby K. McCullen. Jr. M.D.. Gastonia. NC 
Catherine L. Munson. M.D.. Fort Mill, SC 
Philip J. Nahser, Jr., M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Charles E. Parke, M.D., Greenville, SC 
Mahrad Paymani, M.D.. Pittsburgh. PA 
Marjorie D. Paymani. .MD . Pittsburgh, PA 
Jeffrey E, Roller. M.D.. Morganlon. NC 
McCrae S. Smith. .M.D.. Grccnshcim. NC 
Edward VV. VVhitesidcs. M.D., Wilmington, NC 

CLASS OF 1989 
Number in class: 141 

Ethel and James A. Valone. MD, catch up with Liiion Hunt, former executive director 
of the Medical Foundation of North Caroliiut. Inc.. on Co-Founders Day. 

Percent donors: 11% 

Lisa K. Burke. M.D.. Marietta. GA 
Margaret F. Campbell. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Shannon S. Carson. M.D.. Chicago. IL 
Walter I Choung. M.D.. Beverly Hills. FL 
Bets\ M. Ens^lish. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Douelas B. Hansen. M.D.. Rock Hill. SC 
W. RMdall Hams. IV. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Jeffrey D. Hoffman. M.D.. Concord. NC 
Daniel M. Kaplan. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
William H. Kelly. M.D.. Fayetteville. NC 
William L. Lawing. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Kenneth S. Maxwell. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Melissa M. McLeod. M.D.. Norfolk. VA 
Mary C. Moody. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
G. Bradley Shenill. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Jon P Woods. M.D.. St. Louis. MO 

CLASS OF 1990 
Number in class: 149 
Percent donors: 13% 

L. Lorraine Basnight. M.D.. Greenville. NC 
Robert M. Bernstein. M.D.. Seattle. WA 
Anna R Bettendorf. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Marian 1. Butterfield. M.D.. Durham. NC 
Scott M. Cochrane. M.D.. Amherst. MA 
Edward M. Cox. Jr. M.D.. Albany. NY 
C. James Cummings. M.D.. Seattle. WA 
John W, C. Entwistle. III. M.D.. Richmond. VA 
Mao' I. Fatehi. M.D.. Branford, CT 
Susan J, Hardesty. M.D.. Mount Pleasant. SC 
Leigh H. Jones. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
John H. Krege. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Harrison A. Latimer. M.D.. Kinston. NC 
Nicolettc B. Naso. M.D.. Florence. SC 
William B. Naso. M.D.. Florence. SC 
Pamela J. Reitnauer. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
J. Gardiner Roddcy. Jr. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Patricia K. Roddey. M.D.. Chariotte. NC 
Ami J. Shah. M.D.. Arlington. TX 
Anne M. Traynor. M.D.. Milwaukee. WI 

CLASS OF 1991 
Number in class: 144 
Percent donors: 22% 

Came D. Alspaugh. M.D.. Morrisville. NC 
Robert C, Brooks. M D.. Pittsburgh. PA 
N. Elaine Kroskie. M.I).. Salem, OR 

Thomas R. Coleman. .Ml),. Madison. NC 
Robert I.. Cook. M.I).. I'lllsburgh. PA 
Megan M. Dayics. M.D.. Hendersonville. NC 
Amy C. Degnim. MD,. Chapel Hill. NC 
Deepak R. Gelol. MD , Kings Mountain. NC 

Catherine M. Gordon, M.D.. Boston. MA 

Parlvn T Hatch. M.D.. International 

Robert S. Hatch. M.D.. Washington. DC 

Drew A. Jones. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

Kenneth R. Lamm. M.D.. Elizabeth City. NC 

Constantine G. Marousis, M.D.. West Palm Beach. 


Thomas L. Mason. M.D.. Huntersville. NC 

Todd D. McDiannid. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

Scott R, McDuffie. M.D.. Sumter. SC 

Richard S. Moore. Jr. M.D.. Durham. NC 

Bryan R. Neuwirth. M.D.. Hickory. NC 

Linda M. Nicholas. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 

Gary J. Pace, MD., Dunn, NC 

Paul C. Padyk, M.D.. Grand Junction. CO 

Vincent C, Phillips. M.D.. Englewood. OH 

Todd A. Rogers. M.D.. Hickory. NC 

Danny Silver. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Michael F, Soboeiro. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 

Paul C, Tobin. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 

Andrew B. Wallach. M.D.. New York. NY 

Frederick M. Weeks. M.D.. Gainesville. FL 

Margaret W. Weeks, M,D., Gainesville, FL 

Edward H. Wrenn, M.D., Pittsburgh. PA 

Patricia J, Zurflieh. M.D.. Portland. OR 

CLASS OF 1992 
Number in class: 156 
Percent donors: 28% 

Helen P Atkinson. M,D,. Can,'. NC 
Richard A, Bennett, M.D., Hollidavsburg, PA 
Da\ id S. BIythe, M.D., Seattle, WA 
J. Wesley Boyd, M.D., Northampton. MA 
John C. Brockinglon. M.D.. Birmingham, AL 
Lisa A. Brone. M.D.. Blacksburg. VA 
Kim C. Brooks. MD.. Battleboro. NC 
Nancy C. Clayton. M.D.. Denver. CO 
Billie F. Cosgrove. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Christopher C. Cosgrove. M.D,. Wilmington. NC 
Carol L. Czop. M.D.. Olympia. WA 
Gregory R. Davis. M.D.. Suffolk. VA 
Mark W. Jenison. M.D.. Virginia Beach. VA 
PamclaC. Jenkins. M.D.. West I .cbanon. NH 
Rami S. Kaldas. M.D.. Stanford. CA 
Ron L. Kaplan. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Stephanie H. Kaplan. M D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Michael W. Kendall. MD . C-harlottc. NC 
AndyC. Kiscr. MD. Chapel Hill.NC 
Ban-ett T. Kilch. M.D.. Cambridge. MA 
David A. Konanc. M.D.. Raleigh, NC" 
Robert W. Larkin. II. M.D.. Latrobe. PA 
Thomas C. Logan. M.D..Owcnsboro. KY 
Susan R. Marcinkus. M.D., Durham. NC 


Family day fun. 

MarcellaT. McCord, M.D., Gary, NC 
Thomas R. Moore, M.D., Ooltewah. TN 
Walter S. Morris, III, M.D.. Southern Pines, NC 
Deborah L. Morris. M.D., Durham. NC 
Larry R. Padgett, Jr. M.D., Glen Allen, VA 
Edward J. Primka, III, M.D.. Avon Lake, OH 
Lynda R. Primka. M.D.. Avon Lake, OH 
Anthony M. Propst, M.D.. Milton. MA 
Ruth B. Propst. M.D.. Milton, MA 
Robert B. Raybon, M.D., Wendell, NC 
Carole C. Sawicki. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Derek L. Stirewalt. M.D., Seattle. WA 
ThorO. Svendsen, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Stephen L. Tilley, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Rita E. Treanor Plemmons, M.D., Oakwood. GA 
Bradford T. Winslow. M.D.. Denver. CO 
LisaC. Winslow. M.D.. Denver, CO 
Karen S. Wood. M.D.. Durham. NC 
Peter R. Young. Jr. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 

CLASS OF 1993 
Number in class: 149 
Percent donors: 26% 

Catherine C. Betor. M.D.. Tuckahoe. NY 
Mai-k L. Boles. M.D.. Lexington. NC 
Aleta A. Borrud. M.D.. Rochester. MN 
Catherine B. Bowman, M.D., Decatur. GA 
Erin E. Brewer, M.D., Sewanee, TN 
Harry L. Broome. Jr. M.D.. Phoenix. AZ 
John S. Chase. M.D., Iowa City, lA 
William L. Craig. III. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Carolyn J. Dalldorf. M.D.. Charlottesville. VA 
Karia L. DeBeck. M.D.. New Orleans. LA 
Therese M. Durkin. M.D.. St. Paul. MN 
Andrew E Hall. M.D.. Wenonah. NJ 
Jennepher N. Hart, M.D., Charlotte. NC 
Raymond C. Hausch. M.D.. Danville. PA 
Angela M. Hopkms-Luna, M.D., New York. NY 
Carol L. Hubbard. M.D.. Boston. MA 
Lauren P. Johnson, M.D.. Portland, ME 
C, Anthony Kim, M.D., Decatur, GA 
David S. Leslie. M.D., Wellesley, MA 
Lisa L. Lucas May. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
David T. May. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Eugene H. Maynard. Jr. M.D.. Smithfield. NC 
Jennifer L. Miles, M.D., Oakland, CA 
Margaret R. Morris, M.D., Chapel Hill. NC 
Karl H. Olson. M.D.. Mountain Home. ID 
John D. Phipps. M.D.. Chariottesville. VA 
Edward M. Pickens. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
John B. Piecyk. M.D.. Durham, NC 
Lawrence M. Raines, III. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Norman E. Sharpless. M.D.. Newton. MA 

Tammy R. Spear. M.D., Summerfield. NC 
Holly A. Stevens. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 
Theodore T Thompson. M.D.. Abingdon. VA 
Rebecca B. Tobin, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Paige C. Walend, M.D., Phoeniz. AZ 
Lisa L. Wang. M.D.. Houston. TX 
Brian R. Webster. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Kirk L. Woosley. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

CLASS OF 1994 
Number in class: 147 
Percent donors: 29% 

Nazir A. Adam, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Grace T. Ayscue, M.D.. Durham. NC 
Kurt C. Bachmann. M.D.. Birmingham. AL 
Laura H. Bachmann. M.D.. Birmingham. AL 
William L. Barrett. M.D.. Ariington. VA 
David A. Bartholomew. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Evan H. Black. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Michael E. Brame, M.D., Tampa. FL 
Jane H. Brice. M.D.. Carrboro, NC 
Erich G. Buehler. M.D.. Clyde. NC 
Marlene S. Calderon. M.D.. Ypsilanti. MI 
Wendi M. Carlton. M.D.. Pittsboro. NC 
Jennifer E. Chariton. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Peter T Chu. M.D.. Fletcher. NC 
Vivian G. Fischer. M.D.. Minneapolis. MN 
Tasha B. Ford. M.D.. Memphis. TN 
Lisa A. Gillespie. M.D.. Decatur. GA 
William H. Goodnight. III. M.D.. Richmond. VA 
Natalie S. Gould, M.D., Chapel Hill. NC 
Kathleen G. Hill. M.D.. Baltimore. MD 
Jeffrey C. Johnson, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Kent W. Kercher, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Melissa M. Lutz. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
John L. Matthews. M.D.. Durham. NC 
Karen F Mattocks. M.D.. Columbia, SC 
Michael W. Meredith. M.D.. Durham. NC 
J. Whitman Mims. M.D.. Winston Salem. NC 
Carolyn P. Misick. M.D.. Ann Arbor. MI 
Julia E. Norem-Coker. M.D.. Fayetteville. NC 
W. Lanson Plyler. M.D.. Hendersonville. NC 
Claudia C. Prose. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Jennifer L. Reed, M.D., Norfolk. VA 
Lisa A. Rietz. M.D.. Salt Lake City. UT 
John W. Rusher. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
H. Ian Savage. M.D.. Baltimore. MD 
Carrie A. Sheek. M.D.. Lebanon. PA 
Nitin R Shenoy. M.D., Hickory, NC 
Nicholas B. Sliz, Jr, M.D., Nashville. TN 
Terry S. Strand. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Carolyn L. Taylor. M.D., Tarboro. NC 
Mary J. Teague. M.D.. Peachtree City. GA 
Kathryn A. Yung. M.D.. Lebanon. NH 

CLASS OF 199.'i 
Number in class: 158 
Percent donors: 25 % 

Michael D. Applegate. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Helen V. Bell. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
Christopher V. Bensen. M.D.. Charleston. SC 
Joshua E. Bernstein. M.D., Boston. MA 
Barbra R Bluestone. M.D.. New York. NY 
Michele R. Casey. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Christina L. Catlen. M.D.. Baltimore. MD 
Paul R. Chelminski. Jr. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
David A. Chesnutt, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Ki Y. Chung, M.D.. Baltimore, MD 
Elizabeth C. Deterding. M.D.. Summerfield. NC 
David B. Dorofi. M.D.. Charlottesville. VA 
Dietrich A. Gerhardt. M.D.. Coralville. lA 
Richard R. Gessner. M.D.. Cantonsville. MD 
Sarah Y. Gessner. M.D.. Cantonsville. MD 
Gerard D. Henry. Jr. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Marcus T Higi, M.D., St. Petersburg. FL 
John B. Holtzapple. III. M.D.. Seattle. WA 
David K. Hutchinson. M.D.. Greenville. NC 
Bruce F. Israel. M.D.. Minneapolis. MN 
Kendrick K. Jeong. M.D.. River Ridge. LA 
Richard H. Jones. M.D.. Mount Pleasant. SC 

E. Carwile LeRoy. Jr, M.D.. Baltimore. MD 
Marilyn P McLean, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Thomas L. O'Connell, Jr.. M.D.. Cincinnati. OH 
John W. Ogle. III. M.D.. Palo Alto. CA 
Hiten K. Patel. M.D.. Charlotte, NC 
Linda D. Pegram, M.D.. Philadelphia. PA 
Monica L. Piecyk. M.D., Durham. NC 
Suzanne M. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Susan K. Seo. M.D.. Boston. MA 
David R. Shaffer. M.D.. St. Louis. MO 
Carol G. Shores. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Amanda I. Slater, M.D., Worchester, MA 
R. Scott Spies, M.D.. Can-boro. NC 
Jawal Suleman. M.D.. Lindenwold. NJ 
John W. Suries. M.D.. Greenville. NC 
Gregg M. Talente. M.D.. Lexington, KY 
Kelly M. Waicus, M.D.. Cincinnati. OH 
Douglas J. Wyland. M.D., Durham. NC 

CLASS OF 1996 
Number in class: 147 
Percent donors: 23% 

Darius K. Amjadi. II. M.D.. Durham. NC 
David K. Becker. M.D., Chapel Hill. NC 
Gay M. Benevides. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Cynthia J. Brown, M.D., Waterbury. CT 
Jason S. Burgess. M.D., Wrightsville Beach. NC 
Michael J. Ca.sey. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Christopher H. Chay. M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 
Lorraine D. Comwell, M.D.. Carrboro, NC 
Sharon L. Groom. M.D.. New Castle. DE 
Joan E. East. M.D.. Asheville. NC 
Katherine G. Ellis. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Anne George. M.D.. Boston, MA 
Douglas K. Graham, M.D., Highlands Ranch. CO 
James A. Haaksma. M.D.. Asheville. NC 
Julie A. Haizlip, M.D., Chapel Hill. NC 
Kimberiy J. Hamilton. M.D.. Hanover. NH 
Ann E. Hiott. M.D.. Winston-Salem. NC 
Emmanuel O. Keku. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Letitia P. Kinloch, M.D.. Albuquerque. NM 
Scott M. Klenzak. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Michael H. Lowry. M.D., Greenville, NC 
Daniel E Maher. M.D.. San Diego. CA 
R. Skyler McCuriey. M.D.. Elkridge. MD 
Tracey E. O'Connell. M.D.. Durham. NC 
David N. Quinn. M.D.. Columbus. OH 
Kathy W. Richardson, M.D., Falls Church, VA 
Lisa M. Roberts, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
R. Wesley Shepherd, M.D.. Richmond. VA 
Douglas H. Sigmon. M.D.. Charlotte, NC 
Jeffry P Simko, M.D., Ph.D.. San Francisco. CA 
William T Smith. IV. M.D.. Boston. MA 
Carlos A. Vargas. M.D.. Morgantown. WV 
Nathaniel F Watson. M.D.. Seattle. WA 
David G. Whaley, Jr. M.D., Imio. SC 

CLASS OF 1997 
Number in class: 160 
Percent donors: 6% 

Ibrez R. Bandukwala. M.D.. Atlanta. GA 
Raymond D. Cook. M.D.. Durham. NC 
Mark T. Dransfield. M.D., Birmingham. AL 
Leigh B. Goodwin. M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Todd F Griffith. M.D.. Elkndge. MD 
Jennifer S. Klenzak. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Donna B. McGee. M.D.. Spartanburg. SC 
Jennifer E. Rhodes-Kropf M.D.. Philadelphia. PA 
Brian R Wall. M.D.. Hillsborough. NC 

Medical Allied Health Graduates 

Emily S. Barrow, Chapel Hill, NC 
Pamela M. Bimbo, Asheboro. NC 
Betty H. Calloway. Wilmington. NC 
Frances D. Coleman. Mooresville. NC 
Sidney S. Curry. M.D.. Norcross. GA 
Sarah B. Damiano, Charlotte. NC 
Evelyn Framm. Paradise Valley. AZ 
Judith L. Glas. Oakdale. PA 
Sheila R. McMahon. Raleigh. NC 

Joanne R. Trammel, Homedale. ID 

Heidi Jo Young. Chapel Hill, NC 

Basic Sciences 

Susan Abelen, San Clemente, CA 

Kathy F. Baldw in, Kalamazoo, MI 

William F. Bird, Durham. NC 

Aziz A. Boxwala. Carrboro, NC 

Suzanne C. Bulkxk, Southpon, NC 

Margot G. Butchart, Omiond Beach, FL 

Paula S. Clark, Winston-Salem, NC 

Barbara F. Couch. Durham. NC 

Victoria Z. Coward. Jacksonville. FL 

Merle Moses Crawford. Hummelstown. PA 

Nancy H. Dalager. Bethesda. MD 

Debbie A. Daniel. Three Bridges. NJ 

Sharyn H. Davies. Little Rcx;k. AR 

Marc Dedmond. Ellenboro. NC 

Cherry R. Dula. Lenior. NC 

Cynthia B. Durham. Chapel Hill. NC 

Martha W. Easley. Femandina Beach. FL 

Harriet H.Ellis. Wilson. NC 

Debra R. Ernst. Southfield. MI 

Jane Y. Etherington. Pittsburgh, PA 

Florine Davenport Everton. Greensboro. NC 

Marie A. Foard. Daytona Beach, FL 

Elizabeth W. Francisco, Athens, GA 

Madeline Hechenbleikner Freeman, Greenville, SC 

Perry A. Genova, Chapel Hill, NC 

Jo Ellen F Gilbert, Collegeville, PA 

Robert R Gruninger, Chapel Hill, NC 

S. Revelle G wyn. Huntsville, AL 

Sylvia A, Hanchey. Wilmington, NC 

Harriett L. Hargis, Durham. NC 

Ann E, Harris, Fairfax. VA 

Suzanne H. Hinman. Pensacola, FL 

Edna D. Hodges, Washington. NC 

Linda R. Jackson. Anniston. AL 

Beverly N. Jones. W inston-Salem. NC 

Kenneth W. Jordan. Asheboro. NC 

Beth Ann Kostrewa. Wilmington. NC 

Sarah E. Lies. Cincinnati. OH 

Susan B. Litzsinger. Cary. NC 

Scott C. Livingston. Erie. PA 

Ann W. Marston. Tappahannock. VA 

Celia C. McCarty. Alpharetta. GA 

Tina W. McKeon. Atlanta. GA 

Sandra D. Mitchell. Goldsboro. NC 

Susan H. Moore. Raleigh. NC 

Dacia L. Neal, Tampa, FL 

Lynne F. Newton, Richmond, VA 

Chiquita L. Pearson, Roswell, GA 

Marguerite G. Pennington, Goldsboro, NC 

Pamela Penny-Davis, Mocksville, NC 

L. Edwin Price, III, Pittsboro, NC 

Joyce J. Prillman, Mocksville, NC 

Emily A. Rantzos, Ashcville, NC 

Constance Rothermel, Ph.D., Essex Fells, NJ 

Carolyn S. Scott, Fayetteville, NC 

Kurt W. Seufert, Charlotte, NC 

Elizabeth Sinteft, Pittsburgh. PA 

Susan S. Skeen, Elon College. NC 

Susan J. Smith. Newton, NC 

Martha L. .Soyars, Richmond, VA 

Sara J. Slitzer, Richmond. VA 

Jean L. Stout. Saint Paul, MN 

Deborah H. Strickland, Apex, NC 

Marisa M. Tomasic, M.S., Pittsburgh, PA 

Scott R. Tracy, III, Nampon, ID 

Irene Melvin Vandiviere, Lancaster, KY 

Elizabeth E. Via, Winston-Salem, NC 

Jeanne S. Wagner, Boise, ID 

Rebecca Wallace, Asheville, NC 

Geraldine H. Welbom, North Myrtle Beach, SC 

Tracey M W iklc. Simpsonville, SC 

Eli/abelh ( hcaihani Wilkinson, Youngsville. NC 

Karen B Witkin, PhD.. Rockville. MD 

Robert D. Wollord. Jr. Durham, NC 

Bamaby E. Wray, Durham, NC 

Rebecca R. York. Greensboro, NC 


Stephen R. Aviward, Chapel Hill, NC 

Stuart Bondurant, M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 

H. Robert Brashear, Jr., M.D.. Chapel Hill, NC 

Joseph A. Buckwalter, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Hanw ig Bunzendahl, M.D., Chapel Hill. NC 
Thomas V. Clancy. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Ernest Craige, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Manon Danis. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
J. Charles Daw, Ph.D. Chapel Hill, NC 
A. David Eksu-om. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Robert N. Golden. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Joseph W. Hall. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Walter Hollander. Jr. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Jeffrey L. Houpt, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
H. R. Lesesne. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Kenneth J. Levin. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Warner J. Lucas. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Stanlev R. Mandel, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Elizabeth S. Mann, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Michael R. Mill, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Don K. Nakayama, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Christian E. Newcomer, Chapel Hill, NC 
David R. Perry, Chapel Hill. NC 
Robert S. Sandler. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
James H. Scatliff. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Sidney C. Smith. Jr. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Colin G. Thomas. Jr., M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 

Houses taff 

Jerome H. Abramson. M.D., Chattanooga, TN 

Jeffrey C. Acker. M.D.. Asheville. NC 

Richard C. Andringa. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

David E. Ballard. M.D.. Albuquerque. NM 

A. John Bambara. M.D.. Bridgewater. NJ 

Mark V. Barrow. M.D.. Gainesville. FL 

Thomas M. Bashore. M.D.. Durham. NC 

Stephen N. Becker. M.D.. Libby. MT 

Jeffrey R Bomze. M.D.. Havertbrd. PA 

Thomas A. Brackbill, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

Wallace D. Brown. M.D., Raleigh, NC 

George F. Brumback, M.D., Greensboro. NC 

Edwin L. Bryan. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

William R. Bullock. M.D.. Charlotte. NC 

Hollv J. Burge. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Elizabeth E. Campbell. M.D., Raleigh. NC 

Robert L. Carithers, Jr., M.D., Seattle, WA 

Allen E. Cato. Jr. M.D.. Durham. NC 

Arsenio O. Cordoves. M.D.. Miami. FL 

Earl Grumpier. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

John T Cumes. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 

Donald G. Detweiler, M.D., Raleigh, NC 

Richard Essner, M.D., Los Angeles, CA 

Gary J. Fischer, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

Charles E. Frederick, M.D., Greensboro, NC 

Guiliana G. Gage, M.D., Raleigh, NC 

Todd H. Hansen, M.D., Asheville, NC 

Cari R. HartrampI, Jr. M.D., Atlanta, G A 

Xaver F. Hertle, M.D., Greensboro. NC 

Alan S. Holt/. M.D.. St. Louis. MO 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Huntlev, Chapel Hill, NC 

Harold N. Jacklin. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

Ali Jarrahi, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 

J. Jeff Johnson. M.D.. Padueah. KY 

Sheryl S. Joyner. M.D., Raleigh. NC 

Lee kasik. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

Jeffrev D. Kalz. MD. Greensboro. NC 

Shannon C.Kenney.M.D. Chapel Hill. NC 

William D. Kerr. Jr. M.D.. Winnetka, IL 

Tong-Su Kim. M.D., Hickory, NC 

Steven L. Kovach, M.D., Asheville. NC 

Jonathan S. Krauss. M.D.. Augusta, GA 

Randolph L. Lee. M.D.. Apex. NC 

Terrence J. Ixe. M.D.. Asheville. NC 

Debra C. Liu. M D . Winston-Salem. NC 

H. Raymond Madrv. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

Charles A. Mangano. Jr. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 

John P Man/ella. M.D.. York. PA 

Robert N. Marshall. Jr. M.D.. Lookout Mountain. 


Peter J. Massicott. M.D.. Boston. MA 

W. Benson McCutcheon, Jr., M.D., Durham. NC 

Cornelius T. McDonald. M.D.. Goldsboro, NC 
Morton Meltzer, M.D., Cameron, NC 
Steven L. Mendelsohn, M D., Asheville, NC 
David K. Millward, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
Thomas A. Montgomery, M.D., Athens. GA 
James J. Murphy. M.D.. Arden. NC 
Richard A. Nile's. M.D., Lynchburg. VA 
Louis V. Pacilio. M.D.. Leeds. Ma" 
Wanda Kotvan Panosh. M.D., Greensboro. NC 
William P Parker. Jr. M.D., Wilmington, NC 
Theodore A. Petti, M.D., Indianapolis, IN 
George H. Pierson, Jr, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Mark A. Powers. M.D.. Durham. NC 
Mary B. Rippon. M.D.. Greenville. SC 
Hal J. Rollins, Jr, M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Nat H. Sandler, M.D., Lexington, KY 
Kenneth I. Schlesinger, M.D., Johns Island, SC 
Roland E. Schmidt, MD , Chapel Hill, NC 
Michael S. Schur, M.D., Satellite Beach, FL 
Stephen B. Schuster. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Ronald R Schwarz, M.D., Raleigh. NC 
Michael C. Sharp. M.D.. Chapel Hill. NC 
Gregory E. Smith. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
John J. Solic. M.D.. Slate College. PA 
Dixie L. Soo. M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Liang Y. Soo, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
E. B. Spangler, Jr., M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Stanley M. Spinola. M.D.. Indianapolis. IN 
Steven J. Stafford, M.D., Raleigh, NC 
R. Knight Steel, M.D.. Gutlenberg. NJ 
Mary C. Steutemian. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
Charlotte A. Sweeney. M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Robert V. Sypher. Jr. M.D.. Greensboro, NC 
Bryce Templeton, M.D., Villanova, PA 
Cheryl A. Viglione, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC 
Peter A. Wallenbom, III, M.D., Asheville. NC 
Kenneth S. White. M.D.. Wilmington. NC 
Saralyn R. Williams. M.D.. San Diego. CA 
George T. Wolff. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 
Lucas Wong. M.D.. Temple. TX 
David R. Wood, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC 
Charles I. Woods, M.D., Manilas, NY 
H. Linton Wray, M.D., Chevy Chase, MD 
John A. Young, M.D., Charlotte, NC 
Peter R. Young. M.D., Greensboro, NC 
Nakhleh R Zarzar, M.D.. Raleigh. NC 
Thomas A. Zirker. M.D.. Greensboro. NC 

Ph.D. Graduates 

E. Randall Allen. Ph.D.. Wendell. NC 
Phvllis G. Andrews. Ph.D.. Durham. NC 
Mary S. Baker. Ph.D.. Seattle, WA 
Linda M. Boland, Ph.D., Woodbury, MN 
Wei Cao, PhD., San Diego, CA 
Lu-Ann M. Caron-Uslie, Ph.D., Wellesley, MA 
NadiaCarrell, Ph.D., Bethesda, MD 
Joy Ann Cavagnaro, Ph.D.. Lovettsville. VA 
Ronald K. Chariton. Ph.D.. Jacksonville. FL 
David N. Collier. Ph.D.. Greenville. NC 
James F Collins. Ph.D.. Pinole. CA 
Haroutune Dekinnenjian. Ph.D.. Knoxville. TN 
Janet L. Evans. Ph.D.. Stockton. NJ 
Christopher C. Field. Ph.D.. Springfield. MO 
James C. W. Finley. Ph.D.. Cleveland. OH 
W. B;irry Foster. Ph.D.. Chelmsford. MA 
Mao' Jo B. Fyfc. Ph.D., Durham. NC 
Nancy L. Haigwmid, Ph.D., Seattle, WA 
Vicki L. Horlon. Ph.D.. Lake Elmo, MN 
Tee-Ping, Ph.D., Williamsville, NY 
Michael J. U-livelt, Ph.D., Sun Prairc, WI 
James L. Meek, Ph.D., Hockessin, DE 
Thomas K. Miller, III, Ph I)., Raleigh, NC 
S. Michael Owens, Ph I)., Little Rock, AR 
Mary Ella M. Pierpont. PhD , Saint Paul, MN 
Robert A Schwart/man, Ph I) , Gaithersburg. MD 
Drusilla L. .ScotI, Ph.D., Ann Arbor, MI 
Peter R. Shank. Ph.D.. Rumford, RI 




Corporate committee names 
new chair 

Peter Meehan. president of The Green- 
wood Group in Raleigh, has been named the 
new chair of the Corporate Committee 
of The Medical Foundation of North Caroli- 
na. Inc. 

TTie Greenwood Group owns and operates 
the Manpower Temporary Services fran- 
chise for eastern North Carohna. Meehan. a 
member of the committee last year, will help 
to build on a newly established base of cor- 
porate support for the School of Medicine. 

The Corporate Committee, primarily con- 
centrated in the Triangle area, is beginning 
its third year. Past chairs are Jim Talton. part- 
ner with KPMG Peat Marwick in Raleigh, 
and Ernie Roessler. president of CCB in 
Durham and a member of the Medical Foun- 
dation board of directors. 

Comprised of corporate Triangle leaders, 
the committee will call on area businesses in 
Spring 1998 to raise money for the Medical 
Foundation Excellence Fund. This fund re- 
ceives unrestricted dollars for student schol- 
arships, preceptor support, medical 
education and operational support. Corpora- 
tions will be invited to attend breakfast with 
Dean Jeffrey Houpt to learn more about the 
UNC School of Medicine and the impor- 
tance of corporate support for medical stu- 
dent education. 

For more information on this committee, 
contact Anne Hager-Blunk, The Medical 
Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.. at 800- 
962-2543, or hagerblu@email. 


Loyalty fund dollars 
at work 

The generous giving of alumni to the Loy- 
alty Fund contributes to the overall excel- 
lence of the School of Medicine in many 
ways. From scholarships to research grants 
to technology support. Loyalty Fund dollars 
reach out to students, faculty and housestaff 
throughout the medical center, helping to 
fund projects and create opportunities that 
might not otherwise be possible. 

Following are some specific examples of 
the many achievements being accomplished 
in part by programs of the Loyalty Fund. 

• Work by Stan Beyler, PhD, clinical as- 
sistant professor in the Division of Repro- 
ductive Endocrinology, will be published in 
the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and 
Genetics and the journal Human Reproduc- 

The publications result from Beyler's re- 
search on the embryotoxic effect of hydros- 
alpingeal fluid, a portion of which was 
supported by a Medical Alumni Endowment 
Fund grant. The fund is credited in the jour- 

• David R. Jones, MD. chief resident in 
the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was 
published in the Journal of Surgical Re- 
search based on work supported by a Med- 
ical Alumni Endowment Fund grant. Titled 
"Reduced Ischemia — Reperfusion Injury 
with Isoproterenol in Non-Heart-Beating 

Donor Lungs." the research was also present- 
ed at the annual meeting of the Association 
for Academic Surgery in Chicago. Novem- 
ber 1996. 

• Jennifer Klenzak, MS FV, gave an oral 
presentation at the American College of Gas- 
troenterology's 62nd Annual Meeting in 
Chicago. November 1 997. thanks to the John 
B. Graham Student Research Travel Fund, a 
program of the Loyalty Fund. Her presenta- 
tion. "Esophagitis: Clinical Correlates with 
Disease and Symptom Reporting." was se- 
lected for oral presentation even though its 
submission was for poster presentation con- 
sideration only. The College's educational 
affairs committee deemed the submission to 
be of such high quality that is was worthy of 
a place in the Plenary Session. 

• Nam Pai, MS IV. completed a project 
which was accepted by the American Acade- 
my of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck 
Surgery Foundation for slide presentation at 
their annual conference in San Francisco, 
September 1997. Pai's paper was also select- 
ed to receive a Student Research Award, 
which was presented at the conference. The 
travel funds for this presentation and award 
were made possible by the John B. Graham 
Student Research Travel Fund. 

These four are among the many who 
thank all School of Medicine alumni for 
helping our physicians, scientists and stu- 
dents advance the work of medicine and 
medical education. 

Students by day, fund-raisers by night 

Carolina medical students (from left) Serina Floyd. Angle Silvera. Jennifer Yates. Susan 
George and Ariel Vincent were among the 1 1 fiiture physicians who participated in the 
Loyalty Fund Phone-a-thon over a three-day period in early November More than $30,000 
was pledged by alumni during the campaign. Volunteers not pictured include Heniy Bridges. 
George Brinson, Ellen Flanagan, May Ling Mah, Sydney- Partin and Adam Zanation. 



Robert A. Farmer, MD '56. plans to 
ride his bicycle in the GTE Big Ride 
Across America. The 3000-mile course 
runs from Seattle. Wash., to Washington. 
DC, and will take place June 15 through 
August 1. 1998. The ride will raise money 
for the American Lung Association. To 
pledge your support, contact Dr. Fanner at 
707-446-8470. or 550 Wellincton Way. 
Vacaville, CA 95688. 


Dave M. Davis, MD '63. is director of 
the Piedmont Psychiatric Clinic in Atlanta. 
He enjoyed a weekend in November with 
John Foust, MD '55. and Carl Hartrampf, 

MD. The three looked at old Cherokee 
relics and American Indian tools in 
Highlands. NC. 

James G. White, MD '63. a pediatrician 
in Ormond Beach, Fla.. was elected chair of 
the Florida Physicians Insurance Company 
and chair of the American Medical Associa- 
tion Political Action Committee. Both terms 
arefrom 1997 to 1999. 

Takey Crist, 
MD '65, was re- 
cently named 
honorary consul 
for the country of 
Cyprus. Crist, an 
gynecologist in 
Jacksonville, NC. 
is a first-genera- 
tion Cypriot 
American whose 
parents, Irene and 
Harry Crist, came to the United Stales in 

Crist was interviewed by Cyprus televi- 
sion in August regarding his perspective on 
the status of talks betw een Cyprus and 
Turkey, and has been intluential in the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of the Cyprus 
Museum in Jacksonville. 

Carol Hedden Hackett, MD '66. a fami- 
ly practitioner in Bcllevue, Wash., is presi- 
dent-elect of the King County Academy of 
Family Practice. She is also a clinical assis- 
tant professor at the University of Washing- 
ton medical school. 

Ronald Turco. MI) '67. basetl in Beaver- 

ton. Ore., announces the publication of a 
new book, "Closely Watched Shadows." 
published by Bookpartners. Inc.. PO Box 
922. Wilsonville. OR 97070. 


Bryson Bateman, MD '76, was elected 
president of the medical staff of Wayne 
Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, NC. He 
will serve his term in 1998. 

Deb Boyd, MD '77, is a general/vascular 
surgeon in Wilson. NC. She and her hus- 
band, Tom, have two sons. Brian. 6. and 
Kevin. 5. 

Francis Collins, MD '77, is head of the 
Human Genome Project at the National In- 
stitutes of Health. His daughter Margaret, 
27, is a second-year resident in internal med- 
icine at UNC. 

Joe Fesperman. MD '77. practices fami- 
ly medicine in North Wilkesboro, NC. He 
and his wife. Sarah, have three daughters, 
Carrie, 17, Rachel, 15. and Mary, 12. 

William B. Harden, MD '77. practices 
internal medicine in Bluefield. WV. He trav- 
els to Uganda yearly on medical mission 
trips, and is interested in practicing there 

George M. Johnson, MD '77. is a pedi- 
atric infectious disease specialist at the Med- 
ical University of South Carolina. He is 
director of the Pediatric Residency Program, 
and was elected to the executive committee 
of Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group this 

He traveled to Romania in 1991 to adopt 
two boys from an orphanage, and today has 
five children — Derek. 12. Scott, 12, Ivy. 8. 
Matthew. 7. and Michael. 5. 

William H. Marsh, MD '77. is a gas- 
trocnterologist living in Isle of Palms, SC. 
He and his wife, Pamela, have a 7-year-old 
daughter Courtney. 

Warren Moore, MD '77. practices nu- 
clear medicine and internal medicine and 
lives in Sugarland. TX. He and his wife. Jo 
Beth, have two children, Kathryn. 13, and 
Robert, 12. 

Melinda Paul, MI) "77, is a pediatrician 
in Cjreenshoro. She is married to Vincent 
Paul, .MD '76. and they have two children. 
Adam. 1 8. and Kirsten, 15. 

Duncan Postma, MI) '77. is an otolar> n- 
gologist. lie lues in lallahassee, Fla., and 

has three children, Tom, 10. Audrey, 7, and 
Galen, 2. 

Keith M. Ramsey, MD '77. is an infec- 
tious disease specialist in Mobile. Ala. He 
and his wife, Beth, have an 1 1 -year-old son. 

Catherine M. Radovich, MD '77, prac- 
tices internal medicine in Gallup, NM, 
where she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, 
and "raising more dogs than kids." She and 
her husband, Vincent Tom, have an 8-year- 
old child, Natani. 

Ellen Blair Smith, MD '77. practices gy- 
necologic oncology in Austin. Tex. She and 
her husband. Alan Campion, ha\'e two chil- 
dren. Blair Austin. 5. and Alison Elizabeth, 

Howard Stang, MD '77, is a pediatrician 
and lives in Stillwater, Minn., with his wife, 
Jill, and children Becky, 1 5. Erik, 1 3, and 
Danny, 1 1 . He notes that his spare time is 
"consumed by my three children, their 
sports and extra-curricular activities, leaving 
little time for woodworking." 

Anthony H. Wheeler, MD '77, practices 
neurology and pain medicine at the Char- 
lotte Spine Center He and his wife, Joyce, 
have two children, Ian. 14. and Jill. 6. 

Mike Wheeler, MD '77. is a pathologist 
who lives in Rutherfordton. NC. with his 
wife. Camille. and their children Patrick, 16, 
Anna. 13. and Eric. 10. 

Elsie Winstead, MD '77. is an internist 
who is currently "not practicing anything ex- 
cept motherhood." Her husband. Thomas 
Pohlman. is a nephrologist, and they have 
four children — Emily. 13. Sarah, 10, Katie, 
9, and Will, 5. They live in St. Louis. Mo. 

Larry Hooper, MD '79. is an active duty 
flight surgeon at Whiteman Air Force Base 
in Missouri, having left a position as a facul- 
ty pediatrician with the Texas Tech Universi- 
ty system in August 1996. He reports that he 
is "still doing some pediatrics, treating air 
crew, and serving as medical officer for the 
base. I am flying jets all around." 

He and his wife, the former Diane Joy 
Parkhurst from Oregon. ha\e three children 
ranging in age from I to 12 years. They 
bought a large old Civil War-era house in 
Windsor. Mo., a small town with a large 
Amish community, and welcome all visi- 
tors. His e-mail address is 
hooperK" whilsgOl .mediicl, 



Ernest Eason, MD '80, lost his wife of 28 
years to heart disease on June 21,1 997. 

Walter E. Egerton, MD '80, became 
commander of the health facility at Aberdeen 
Proving Grounds in the summer of 1997. He 
is awaiting promotion to the rank of colonel 
in June 1998. Egerton received a Meritorious 
Service Medal for his work as chief of staff at 
Keller Army Hospital at West Point, NY, his 
previous assignment. His e-mail address is 

Jonathan P. Tolins, MD '80, resigned his 
position as as.sociate professor of medicine at 
the University of Minnesota on January 1 , 
1998. He has joined InterMed consultants, a 
nephrology and critical care practice in Min- 
neapolis. He was remarried in January 1997 
to Milana Tolins, and they have a new baby, 
Anthony, who joins siblings Jackson, 10, 
Molly, 10, and Andrei, 5. 

Craig Charles, MD '88, and his wife, 
Martha, and 2-year-old son, Jackson, an- 
nounce the birth of Samuel Bennett Charles 
on August 22. 

Chuck Forster, MD '89, has been work- 
ing in family practice at the Yakima Valley 
Farm Worker's Clinic since 1992. In Decem- 
ber, he completed a two-year term as chair of 
the family practice department of Yakima's 
two hospitals. He and his spouse, Joan Ja- 
cobs, have two sons, Riley, 4, and Carson, 1 . 
He can be reached at 

Dan Goulson, MD '89, is an assistant pro- 
fessor of anesthesiology at the University of 
Kentucky in Lexington. 

Mary Frances (Casey) Moody, MD '89, 
is an obstetrician-gynecologist in private 
practice. She and her husband, Howard, and 
their daughter Michaela, welcomed twin 
boys on November 24, Matthew and 
Michael. The family lives in Raleigh. 


Paige Walend, MD '93, completed a fam- 
ily practice residency in 1996 and is currently 
in private practice in Ahwatukee, Ariz. She 

married Larry Tamburro, MD, also a family 
practitioner, in July 1997. They live in 

Mark W. White, MD '95, is a resident in 
general surgery in Orlando. Fla. His e-mail 
address is 


Theodore Pollock, MD '37 
Franz W. Rosa, MD '46 
Calvin Chamers Mitchener, MD '47 
C. Richard Fleming, MD '69 

James E. Davis, MD, c-med '42, died on 
October 27 of an apparent heart attack. 

A longtime Durham surgeon and commu- 
nity leader, Davis was the only North Car- 
olinian to be elected president of the 
American Medical Association in its 150- 
year history. He was best known in the Trian- 
gle as the man who in 1981 refashioned the 
image of Durham from a tobacco town into 
an internationally recognized medical mecca 
— a City of Medicine. He continued to serve 
as chair of the City of Medicine program 
until his death. 

Davis attended UNC as an undergraduate, 
obtaining his BS in chemistry in 1940. After 
two years at UNC's medical school, he com- 
pleted his MD at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1943. 

"Although Dr Davis was one of the univer- 
sity's most distinguished graduates, what I 
appreciated most about him was the time he 
took to show me the ropes when I first be- 
came involved in the AMA as an alternate 
delegate," said Darlyne Menscer, MD, presi- 
dent of the UNC-CH Medical Alumni Asso- 
ciation. "He had a dry wit which tempered 
his unfailing knowledge of procedure. His 
book "Rules of Order" remains the official 
parliamentary authority of the AMA and the 
N.C. Medical Association. I will miss his 
wise counsel." 

Davis received a Distinguished Service 
Award from the UNC School of Medicine in 
1960. and another from the UNC General 
Alumni Association in 1988. The N.C. Hos- 

pital Association honored him in 1997 with 
its Trustee Merit Award. 

In addition to his AMA presidency (1988), 
Davis served as president of the N.C. Med- 
ical Society ( 1975), the Greater Durham 
Chamber of Commerce ( 1983), and the 
American Society of General Surgeons 
(1992). He served as a trustee of Durham 
County Hospital Corp. (1991-97) and the 
North Carolina School of Science & Mathe- 
matics (1995). 

"In spite of his many achievements in his 
profession, I instead remember my father as a 
down-to-earth, decent person who cared 
deeply about his family and his community," 
said Kenneth R. Davis, the physician's eldest 
son and a Chapel Hill restaurateur 

Davis is also survived by his wife, Mar- 
garet Royall Davis of Durham; another son, 
George Harrison Davis of Athens, Ga.; and 
one sister, Martha Harrison Davis Schofield 
of Chapel Hill. 

Memorials may be made to the James E. 
and Carolyn B. Davis Memorial Scholarship 
Fund, UNC School of Law, External Rela- 
tions CB-NO3380, Chapel Hill NC 27599- 
3308. The fund was established in honor of 
Davis' son, James Evans Davis Jr., who died 
in 1980. 



The Norma Beiryhill Distinguished 
Lecture, given in October, was 
quite compelling. For School of 
Medicine alumni, it also was an 
opportunity to gather and share a warm feel- 
ing for what our alma mater has achieved 
and the people who made it happen. 

The truly distinguished lecturer, Joseph 
S. Pagano'. MD, told of the "Chapel Hill 
Odys'sey," 1963 to 1997. Dr. Pagano, 
Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research 
and Director Emeritus of the Lineberger 
Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of the 
people who ha\e made our School of Medi- 
cine great. 

So is Norma Berryhill. She and members 
of her family sat in the front row at the annu- 
al event named for her. She was honored for 
her role as "first lady" of the School of Med- 
icine during the years her husband. Dr. 
Reece Berryhill. served as faculty member 
and dean. 

The lectureship was conceived by Dean 
Stuart Bondurant and senior members of 
the faculty and began in 1985. Those who 
deliver the lectures are honored as the 
School of Medicine's most distinguished 
scientists and scholars. It is also an academ- 
ic convocation for welcoming new faculty 
to the medical school family. 

We alumni are likely to remember Dr. 
Pagano as a teacher of the curriculum in ge- 
netics and molecular biology. His lectures 
on the Epsiein-Barr \irus and its links to 
cancer were delivered with enthusiasm and 
humor that distinguished him from most 
other speakers. 

A faculty member since \'^tiS, he has re- 
ceived many honors, including the 1996 
North Carolina Award for Science. 

Most of the medical students Dr Pagano 
taught did not follow him into research or 
academics. But his skill as a teacher anil his 
brilliance as a scientist and researcher 
helped to make us better practicing physi- 
cians. His enthusiasm for learning is intec- 
tious and inspires the lifetime commitment 
to scholarship that is needed to stay current 
111 any Held of medicine. 

Although I remember Dr. Pagano quite 
clearly from my student days in the "TOs. I 
did not know at that time that he already had 
an international reputation. In fact. I was ig- 
norant of the well-recognized excellence of 
many others of our faculty. 

Recently, as a member of the dean"s 
search committee. I had a chance to look at 
our medical school relative to others. For 
the first time. I came to appreciate the rarity 
of our school's achieving excellence in both 
scientific investigation and preparing clini- 
cal medical practitioners, including those in 
primary care. 

North Carolina supports our medical 
school generously in comparison to most 
states, but still supplies less than a third of 
the funds needed to support our operations. 
For the School of Medicine to continue to 
thrive, it must have the ability to compete 
for NIH and other grants, as well as gain 
managed care contracts and other patient re- 

Alumni support is essential, not only in 
direct contributions, but also in advocacy 
with our many constituencies, some of 
which may understand only a piece of our 

Those of us in direct patient care are glad 
to offer the breakthroughs of modern sci- 
ence to our patients and can be an essential 
link to testing many hypotheses in the clini- 
cal arena. 

It was good to be back in Chapel Hill on 
that beautiful autumn day. It will be lovely 
in the spring, as well, when our alumni 
meeting will feature Distinguished Service 
Awards. Come see old friends, meet new 
ones, and celebrate the many facets of a 
great medical school. The one whose name 
hangs on your wall. You might tuid it's bet- 
ter than you remember 


Diirhnc Mt'iiMci: Ml) '79 

CME/Alumni Calendar 

Medical Alumni Activities 

January 1 3 

Guilford County Loyalty Fund Campaign Steering 
Committee Meeting 


January 15 

Durham County Loyalty Fund Campaign Steering ^ Durham 1 
Committee Meeting ^^_^.-^^ 1 

Jiinuary 15-16 

Challenges in Geriatric Practice 

Chapel Hill 

Januai"},' 22 

Wake County Loyalty Fund Campaign Steering 
Committee Meeting 


January 27 

Guilford County Alumni/Dean's Reception 


January 2S-3() 

THACCH Winter Inser\ ice Training 
( for teachers of autistic children) 

Chapel Hill 

h'chmary 3 

Durham Count) Alumni/Dean's Reception 


1-V'hruar\ 6-K 

Working with the Family in Pediatrics; 
Clinical Techniques for Primai7 Care 

Chapel Hill 

Febriian, 10 

Wake Ci>unt> Alumni/Dean's Reception 


February 12 

Forsyth Ciiunty Loyalty Fund Campaign Steering 
Committee Meeting 


Febmary 23 

HIV Care 199S 

Chapel Hill 

Febaiary 25 

Mecklenburg County Alumni/Dean's Reception 


March 3. 10, 

Mini Medical School 


March 10 

Forsyth County Alumni/Dean's Reception 


March 25-24 

Holistic Medicine Conference 

Chapel Hill 

April 1-3 

22nd Annual Internal Medicine Conference 

Chapel Hill 

Apnl 24-25 

Spring Medical Alumni Weekend 

Chapel Hill 

For more information about CME courses or alumni activities, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Alumni Affairs. 1 
School of Medicine. 23 1 MacNider Building. UNC. Chapel Hill. NC 27599. or call the Carolina Consultation Center at 800-862-6264. 1 

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Permit No. 


Spring 1998 

Medical Alumni 


Many of you have heard me say that 
one of the things which attracted 
me most to the UNC School of 
Medicine was its commitment to improving 
the health of the people of North Carolina. 
This commitment is grounded in being a 
part of the oldest public university in the na- 
tion. A university that, in the words of Frank 
Porter Graham, was created to '"open its 
doors in the name of the people." 

Our medical school powerfully embod- 
ies this notion in the work of the North Car- 
olina Area Health Education Centers 
program. It is most appropriate to recognize 
this program now, in its 25th anniversary 
year, and to consider how it might be as suc- 
cessful 25 years from now as it is today. 

First, the past. 

AHEC is essentially a series of partner- 
ships among academic medical centers and 
community providers that offers an exten- 
sive array of educational programs to 
improve the distribution, quality and 
retention of health care professionals in 
North Carolina. 

In partnership with colleagues at the 
other UNC health sciences schools and with 
the Wake Forest, Duke and East Carolina 
schools of medicine, and with community 
hospitals and other agencies across the 
state, we have created in AHEC a decentral- 
ized system for improving the health of all 
the people of North Carolina. And, it 
really works. 

Statewide, nearly 500 family physicians 
have completed training at one of the 
AHECs, and about two-thirds of those grad- 
uates have remained in North Carolina, hi 
addition, numerous communities across the 
state are served by general internists, 
pediatricians, obstetricians and general 
surgeons trained in one of the AHEC 
residency programs. 

AHEC offers continuing education pro- 
grams in every county in the state, frequent- 
ly using our faculty or those from other 
academic health centers. These programs, 
along with AHECs regional health sci- 
ences libraries, have improved the quality of 
health care and the practice environment for 

all health practitioners. 

UNC has made substantial contributions 
to these successes. We have produced 23 
percent of the practicing physicians in 
North Carolina, and 50 percent of the physi- 
cians in the 10 counties with the fewest 

As proud as we are of these accomplish- 
ments, the question remains: what about the 
future? It would be a terrible tragedy to 
stand still, to be .sedated by prior successes. 
I suggest that we begin to think about 
AHEC in a different way. 

For example, as we continue our com- 
mitment to the basic AHEC mission, we 
might give special consideration to the use 
of distance learning — computers and the 
Internet — to bring health education to 
communities in different ways. Why not 
connect electronically with our preceptors? 
Other educational systems? Community 
health educational programs? Perhaps, 
more importantly, we should consider con- 
tributing to North Carolina's secondary 
schools curricula. Maybe even prospect for 
future health professionals in middle 
schools and high schools. In short, we 
might begin to look at AHEC as a pipeline, 
or human network, for different kinds of 
community outreach. 

A fine example of this concept is embod- 
ied in ecu's School-Based Telehealth Pro- 
ject, a telemedicine program which 
provides health education to 9th graders in 
rural public schools and encourages an in- 
terest in health care careers. TTie technology 
inherent in such a system affords tremen- 
dous opportunities to expand AHECs reach 
and role in secondary .schools. 

For instance. Dean Jim Hallock of ECU 
tells us many schools can teach algebra and 
geometry but little beyond. Our resources 
could be used for strengthening the science 
and math curricula in those schools, giving 
students in small rural towns the same acad- 
emic opportunities that students in larger 
urban school systems have. 

At University Day in October, UNC Pres- 
ident Molly Broad noted that "the noble 
work our predecessors started is far from 

done. The question before us today is "How 
do we translate the strength and foresight 
embodied in our history into the capacity to 
meet the challenges of the future?" "' 

That's a good question. We look forward 
to pursuing answers with you as AHEC en- 
ters its second quarter century. 

}fii^ (- ^^tu^ 

Jeffrey L Hoiipt. MD 

Medical Alumni 
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Darlyne Menscer, MD "79 


James D. Hundley. MD "67 

Vice President 

Gordon B. LeGrand. MD "65 


Ralph L, Wall Jr.. MD' 78 



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UNC Tests Endovascular Repair Graft 6 

Teaching Alcohol and Dnjg Abuse Prevention on the Web 8 

His Patients. His Poets 10 

Teaching Beyond the Textbook 13 

Faculty Profile: Valerie Parisi, MD 14 

Alumni Profile: Karla Hauersperger, MD '91 18 


Dean's Page Inside front cover 

News Briefs 2 

Research Briefs 5 

Faculty Notes 16 

Development Notes 21 

Alumni Notes 22 

President's Letter Inside back cover 

CME/Alumni Calendar Back cover 

On ilw Ciivi'r: Suiart Bonduranl. MD. dean ot ihe School ol Metiicinc Iroin 1^)7') 
to 1994. and interim dean from 1996 to 1997. was honored March 24 at a reception 
markins: the unveiJinj: of his portrait. The liiillctin cover features Boiidiirant's shadow- 
box, which hangs in the Dean's Confeience Room in MacNider Hall .ilonj; w itii those of 
the deans who scr\etl beloiv him. The shallow boxes were createil b\ Pal Steinwa\ of ihe 
Stciiiwa\ (iailerv in Chapel Mill. A mmialiiie ivprcKluclion of Boiuhiraiirs portrait is 
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UNC lung cancer team first 
in state to use new detection 

For physicians at UNC Lineberger Com- 
prehensive Cancer Center, LIFE comes in 
shades of red and green. And for cancer pa- 
tients throughout North Carolina, these col- 
ors mean improved lung cancer detection 
rates and, perhaps, a better chance of surviv- 
ing some forms of cancer 

LIFE — which stands for Lung Imaging 
Fluorescence Endoscope — is a new device 
that uses clearly detectable red or green light 
waves to detect pre-malignant lung cancer 
more accurately and earlier than convention- 
al X-rays or sputum tests. Physicians at 
UNC have been using the tool, created by 
XILLIX. for the past few months. UNC is 
the only medical center in the state with the 
LIFE device. 

"It's 50 percent more sensitive than the 
traditional white-light bronchoscopy for pre- 
cancerous lesions," said M. Patricia Rivera, 
MD, clinical assistant professor in the Divi- 
sion of Pulmonary Medicine and a member 
of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology 
Program. "It is a good tool because it can de- 
tect pre-malignant lesions and allows us to 
follow them over time." 

Finding lesions early may improve a pa- 
tient's chance of survival. Last year, lung 
cancer was the second most prevalent cancer 
in the United States, and the leading cause of 
cancer deaths in North Carolina. 

Traditionally, physicians relied on white- 
light illumination to diagnose lung cancer. 
This method, now used with the LIFE de- 
vice, left some pre-malignant lesions undi- 
agnosed, Rivera said. 

"With the white-light method, even an ex- 
perienced bronchoscopist can miss a lesion," 
she said. "Because LIFE uses a different 
wavelength from the white-light illumina- 
tion method, areas of normal cells appear as 
bright green, and all areas that are abnomial 
appear red or brown-red." 

When physicians use white-light illumina- 
tion followed by the LIFE procedure, pa- 
tients receive the most accurate detection and 
diagnosis of lung cancer medicine can offer. 

"LIFE really allows you to diagnose lung 
cancer at an early stage," Rivera said. "By 
catching tumors that are pre-cancerous, we 
can make interventions and also encourage 
patients to stop smoking. We know that 
some pre-malignant lesions may regress if 
patients stop smoking." 

Currently, the LIFE device is used most 
often in patients at high risk for having lung 
cancer, including patients with family histo- 
ries of lung cancer, patients who had lung, 
head and neck cancers, and patients who 
cough up blood. 

Although Rivera is quick to admit that 
LIFE isn't flawless, she said the device is 
opening doors for physicians at UNC and se- 
lect facilities across the country. 

To refer patients or for more infonmition. 
Rivera can be reached through the Carolina 
Consultation Center. 800-862-6264. 

Houpt named president of 
American College of Psychiatrists 

Jeffrey L. Houpt, MD, dean of the 
UNC School of Medicine and vice chan- 
cellor for medical affairs, was named 
president of the American College of Psy- 
chiatrists at the organization's 33th annual 
meeting in February. 

Membership in the college is limited to 
leaders in the field of psychiatry, and cur- 
rently includes nearly 600 members and 

The traditional mission of the college is 

the continuing education of its members, 
as well as setting, enforcing and facilitat- 
ing standards of education for people who 
practice psychiatry. During Houpt's 
tenure, the college will look at how it 
might become more proactive in mental 
health policy discussions in the United 

Houpt was elected to membership in 
the college in 1982, and became a fellow 
in 1986. 

New book available from 
pediatric specialists 

A pediatrician in a small community 
hospital needs to treat a newborn with 
unexplained respiratory distress and a 
most unusual chest X-ray. She knows 
the case is serious, but she's not sure 
what to do. 

Now the physician can consult a new 
book, "Critical Care of the Surgical 
Newborn," written by School of Medi- 
cine physicians who specialize in birth 
and babies. 

"Here at UNC, because we are a 
major referral center, we see serious 
anomalies more frequently than our col- 
leagues in more rural areas do." said ed- 
itor Don Nakayama. MD. Colin G. 
Thomas distinguished professor and 
chief of pediatric surgery. "This book is 
a guide for practitioners in critical care 
units, including residents and nurses, 
who don't see these anomalies nearly as 

The work outlines management pri- 
orities — steps that have to be taken im- 
mediately. If a baby is going to be 
transferred to a major medical center for 
surgery, doctors and nurses need to 
know what precautions to take before 
the baby leaves. 

Other groups the book targets are 
perinatologists and obstetricians who 
sometimes make diagnoses while a 
baby is still in the womb, Nakayama 

"We have entire sections for each di- 
agnosis in terms of what features to look 
for in prenatal ultrasounds and what 
these portend for the baby," he said. In- 
cluded are descriptions of problems in- 
volving the lungs, trachea, esophagus, 
gastrointestinal tract, abdominal wall, 
brain and spinal column, as well as gen- 
ital and urinary anomalies. 

Contributing physicians from UNC 
include Carl Bose. MD. professor and 
chief of neonatology; Nancy Chescheir, 
MD. associate profes.sor of obstetrics 
and gynecology and director of prenatal 
diagnosis; and Robert Valley. MD. asso- 
ciate professor of anesthesiology and di- 
rector of pediatric anesthesia. 

I99H recipients of the Michika Kimo Award at Student Research Day were {from left) 
Kevin Thomas. Andrew Haputa. Patrick Mines and Paul Armistead. 

Student Research Day 

Fifty-one students presented research pro- 
jects on January 2 1 at the School of Medi- 
cine's 30th annual Student Research Day. 

Sponsored by the John B. Graham Re- 
search Society and the Whitehead Medical 
Society, the event recognizes the important 
role of research in medical education. This 
year, faculty judges presented awards to four 

• Paul Armistead. a third-year MD/PhD 
student from Waynes\ ille. NC. for his pro- 
ject "Rapid Electrochemical Detection of the 
RAK and FAK Oncogenes." 

• Patrick Hines, a second-year MD/PhD 

Second-year student Anuja Antony 
{center) was the recipient of the Scott- 
Neil Schwirk Fellowship Award at Student 
Research Day. She is pictured here with 
Peter (iiliii;(ui. PhD. associate professor 
of microhioloi^y and immunology, and of 
pathology and lahoratoiy medicine, and 
Noelle Granger PhD. (is\istant deiui for 
student affairs. 

student from Elizabeth City. NC. for his pro- 
ject "Identification of an Adhesive Region of 
Laniinin to Red Blood Cells of Sickle Cell 

• Kevin Thomas, a fourth-year student 
from Fort Washington. MD. for his project 
"The cloning and expression of A protective 
antigen homolog in Haemophilus ducreyi." 

• Andrew Haputa. 

At the awards banquet that evening, the 
annual Ralph R. Landes Lecture was pre- 
sented by Dr. Robert Lefkowitz. James B. 
Duke professor of medicine at the Duke Uni- 
\ersity School of Medicine and investigator 
of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
Research Laboratory. 

New center opens for 
pregnant women with 
substance abuse problems 

Hope Meadow, a new residential center 
for substance-abusing pregnant women and 
their children, opened its doors in January. 
Centrally located in Chatham County, the 
facility serves women from ihriuighoiit 
North Carolina. 

The brainchild of Horizons, a perinatal 
substance-abuse program at UNC's depart- 
ment of obstetrics and gynecology, Hope 
Meadow will offer women numerous ser- 
\ ices, including prenatal care, substance 
abuse treatment, and basic parenting skills. 

"The site is unique because it allows 
uomen to live in their own apartnients but 
also have staff available 24 hours a day." 
said Marcia Mandel. a clinical psychologist 
and executive director of Family Wellness 
and Recovery Services, which operates 
Hope Meadow. 

Remembrance of Things Past 

Today. Colin G. Thomas Jr. MD. is the 
Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Do.xey 
distinguished professor and former chair 
of surgeiy at the UNC School of Medi- 
cine. But in 1946. just three years after 
receiving his medical degree from the 
University of Chicago, he was called to 
military duty and stationed at Camp 
Rreckenridge. where he accpiired a 
battalion surgeon 's kit, pictured below. 

"These kits were probably declared 
surplus that year which is how I came to 
he in possessi(m of (me." .mys Thomas. 
"Apparently the concept originated 
during the Revolutionary War: kits 
were used by battalion surgeons to 
stabilize patients." 

The kit was on display in UNC's 
Health Sciences Library earlier this year, 
and .selected instruments may be used 
this Spring in a "Medicine Through the 
Ages " display in Raleigh. 

"Most residential programs require that 
women share rooms in a house with other 
women and their children." said Connie 
Renz. Horizons director. "Also, this is the 
only residential program in the state where 
women can bring their children o\ei the age 
of 5." 

Hope Meadow is an affiliate agencs of 
the Orange-Person-Chatham Mental Health 
Center. Women can he referred to Hope 
Meadow from anywheie in the state and can 
remain at the center for up to one year 

l(ir more information. Ren: can he 
reached at Hori:ons. ,SI)l)-S62-4().'i(). 

School marks Community 
Service Day, Preceptor 

Preceptors from across North Carolina came 
to Chapel Hill on Saturday, Jan. 17, to partici- 
pate in the 1998 Preceptor Celebration, spon- 
sored by the Office of Community Medical 

The day's activities began with a workshop 
led by preceptor Susan Aycock, MD, of Eliza- 
bethtown, and William Scroggs, UNC-CH 
ciate athletic director and former lacrosse coach 
( 1 979- 1 990). The topic was "Coaching as a 
Strategy for Teaching Medical Students." 
Scroggs discussed techniques he used in coach- 
ing his teams to three NCAA championships, 
and respondents looked at how these techniques 
can be applied by preceptors. 

Following the workshop, preceptors had the 
opportunity to view poster presentations of 
community sei'vice projects by medical students 
newly selected for membership in the Eugene S. 
Mayer Community Service Honor Society, and 
to attend audiovisual presentations by three of 
the students. At noon, students and preceptors 
gathered for an induction luncheon, featuring an 
address by Dean Jeffrey Houpt, who spoke on 
"Social Capital." 







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Alumnus and 
preceptor Ernest 
Eason. MD '80, of 
Burlington, learns 
from medical students 
{left to right) Tamara 
Green. Yewande 
Johnson and Tyhimba 
Hunt about the 
"Sister to Sister" 
community ser\'ice 

Preceptors Philip 
Mann. MD (left). R. 
Brooks Peters IV. 
MD '80. (center) 
and Wayne Ghans. 
MD (right), learn 
how to apply athletic 
coaching technicpies 
to medical student 


Yale professor delivers Merrimon Lecture 

Dr. Jay Katz, Elizabeth K. Dollard 
professor emeritus of law. medicine 
and psychiatry, and the Harvey L. 
Karp professorial lecturer in law and 
psychoanalysis at Yale University, 
presented "Reflections on Infomied 
Consent 40 Years After Its Birth" at 
the School of Medicine's annual 
Merrimon Lecture on Nov. 1 3. 

Katz has written extensively on 
law and medicine during his 39-year 

tenure at Yale. 

The Merrimon Lecture, estab- 
lished in 1966 by the late Dr. Louise 
Merrimon Perry in memory of her 
father, brings a distinguished lectur- 
er to the medical school each fall. It 
was Perry's wish that the lectures be 
concerned with the origins, tradi- 
tions, history and ethics of the med- 
ical professor, as well as its ethical 

UNC Home Health expands operations 

UNC Home Health, the division of UNC Hospitals which 
began providing home health services in the Triangle last 
summer, has acquired Home Health of Chatham County. 

"Our patients and nursing staff both will benefit from this 
agreement," said Charlie Home, manager of the new 
Chatham County office. "Becoming part of UNC Hospitals 
gives our patients access to top-notch physicians and other 
health care providers, and it provides more professional de- 
velopment and advancement opportunities for our staff." 

UNC Home Health provides a full range of services for 
both chronic illness and follow-up to hospital care. The 
agency now serves adults and children in Alamance, 
Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, 
Orange, Person, Randolph and Wake counties, as well as 
parts of Cumberland, Franklin, Guilford, Hoke, Johnston, 
Montgomery and Vance counties. To refer a patient to UNC 
Home Health or for more infonuation. call Tammie Stanton, 
RN. director, at 919-966-4915. 


Excess body weight unsafe at 
any age 

New research from a UNC nutrition ex- 
pert shows the best weight for a 60-year-old 
is the same as for a 30- year old. 

June Stevens. PhD. associate professor of 
nutrition and epidemiology, was principal 
investigator for one of the largest, most de- 
finitive studies ever done on obesity's im- 
pact on survival. 

"Our new study, which involved almost a 
third of a million subjects, showed that ex- 
cess body weight increased the risk of death 
from heart disease and other causes up until 
late life, and there was no change in the 
weight associated with the best survival 
until age 73," Stevens said. 

Researchers analyzed deaths among 
healthy white women and men who had 
participated in an American Cancer Society 
study. None of the subjects had ever 
smoked, was sick, or had a history of heart 
disease, stroke, cancer, or recent uninten- 
tional weight loss. Researchers controlled 
for age, education, physical activity and al- 
cohol use. 

A report on the fmdings appeared in the 
Jan. I issue of the New England Journal of 
Medicine. Stevens can he reached at 

Social support aids 
disadvantaged children 

A new study of children at risk of abuse 
or neglect shows that support from family, 
neighbors and community can go a 
long way toward protecting such disadvan- 
taged children. 

"The bottom line is that the old African 
saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," is 
true," said Desmond K. Runyan. MD. pro- 
fessor of social medicine and pediatrics. 
"We found that the more social supports 
surround a child, even in imperfect circum- 
stances, the less likely he or she is to have 
trouble with emotional, behavioral or devel- 
opmental problems." 

Researchers created a scale — a way of 
measuring support — by assigning points lo 
such conditions as two parents or parent llg- 
ures at home, help available for the mother. 

a maximum of two children at home, neigh- 
borhood support and regular church atten- 
dance. Scores were complied for each of the 
667 2- to 5-year-old children in the study, 
and then compared with their results on 
standard, widely used tests of behavioral, 
emotional and developmental difficulties. 

Overall, only 13 percent of the young- 
sters were classified as "doing well." Analy- 
sis showed clear correlations between 
church membership, perception of personal 
support and neighborhood ties. The pres- 
ence of any such "social capital" indicator 
increased the odds of doing well by 29 per- 
cent: this increased to 66 percent if two such 
indicators were present. 

A report on the findings appeared in the 
Jan. 6 issue o/ Pediatrics. Runyan can he 
reached at drunyan @ nied. unc. edu. 

Research in progress 

■ School of Medicine researchers are seek- 
ing post-menopausal women ages 45 to 70 
to participate in a pilot study of the effects of 
a low-dose, plant-based estrogen replace- 
ment drug on the ciu-diovascular system. 

"There is evidence that Estratab — a 
plant-based estrogen which is prescribed in 
lower doses than the standard animal-based 
estrogen — protects against bone loss and 
also improves cholesterol levels." said 
Susan Girdler, PhD, assistant professor of 
psychiatry and co-investigator in the study. 
"So we're looking at whether Estratab has a 
positive effect on cardiovascular function- 
ing: blood pressure and heart rate." 

"Several studies suggest that standard es- 
trogen replacement therapy helps prevent 
osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease in 
post-menopausal women, but the therapy 
can cause several side effects." said William 
Meyer, MD, principal investigator and as- 
sistant professor ol' obstetrics and gynecolo- 
gy. "If low-dose estrogen causes I'cwer side 
effects, women might be willing lo lake it 

The researchers are looking for women 
not currently taking post-menopausal estro- 
gen, who have not had a menstrual perioil in 
at least nine months and have not had breast 
cancer. The pilot study is non-iinasive and 
will test the effects of estrogen on heart 
function both at rest and durinu stress. 

Participants will receive a free gyneco- 
logical evaluation, six months of free hor- 
mones and $300. For more information, 
contact Meyer through the Carolina Con- 
sultation Center or at \vmeyerohgyn@ 

■ Women ages 20 to 45 with strong pre- 
menstrual symptoms can earn $ 1 50 and 
learn more about their bodies by pailicipat- 
ing in a study of stress-related hormones in 
premenstrual syndrome. 

A severe form of PMS, called premen- 
strual dysphoric disorder (PDD). leaves 
some women describing themselves as 
Jekyll-and-Hyde types, says Susan Girdler. 
PhD. principal investigator and assistant 
professor of psychiatry. 

"Half the month they're high function- 
ing, happy and symptom-free," Girdler said. 
"But the other half they feel out of control 
and unable — even though they know it's 
coming — to do anything about their de- 
pression, inability to control their emotions 
and anxiety." 

As Girdler enters the fourth and final 
year of her study, she wants to recruit 
more black women. 

"So far our results suggest that premen- 
strual symptom patterns may be very differ- 
ent for African-Americans than for 
Caucasians," Girdler said. 

"However, more African-American 
women are needed to test this hypothesis 
scientifically. If we find an ethnic differ- 
ence, that would be siimething physicians 
should consider in evaluating and treating 
the disorder." 

Study volunteers undergo extensive 
screening, including interviews and keeping 
a diary of symptoms for two months to de- 
termine if they have PDD. Once identified, 
women undergo non-in\asi\e laboratory 

For nuire infonnalioi}. Girdler can he 
reached through the Consuluition Center 


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Above and left, vascular surgeon Enrique Criado. assisted by his colleague, 
William Marston, MD. prepares to demonstrate the endovascidar repair 
procedure for the PBS television series Breakthrough. Below, Criado uses 
tubs of warm and cold water to illustrate how the graft expands once exposed 
to wann temperatures. Breakthrough is a television journal featuring stories 
on science and medicine. The story on endovascidar repair will air on 
WUNC-TV on Su?iday. June 7, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Outside the Chapel Hill 
viewing area, check your local PBS listings. 

UNC Tests Endovascular 
Repair Graft 

by Carol Henderson 

Elsie Taylor's 50th wedding an- 
niversary was only two weeks 
away. In the meantime, however, 
Elsie, 68. needed surgery. She had 
a dangerously enlarged blood vessel called 
an aortic aneurysm that threatened to rupture 
at any time. 

Thanks to a new procedure and a new 
product being tested by surgeons at UNC, 
Elsie had surgery and was back home with 
her husband a week before their anniversary. 

"With this new procedure, called en- 
dovascular repair, we make one small inci- 
sion in an artery in the groin," says Enrique 
Criado, MD, associate professor of surgery. 
"We then thread a state-of-the-art graft, 
which resembles a tiny piece of metal-lined 
tubing, up to the diseased area and attach it 
inside the damaged vessel." 

Patients usually go home in three days. 
Criado says. Conventional surgery, which 
produces the same results, involves making 
a long incision in the abdomen 
and then clamping off and replacing the dis- 
ea,sed vessel. 

"Patients spend roughly 10 days in the 
hospital and go home with a large, painful 
incision," he says. "Full recovery takes six 
to eight weeks," 

Elsie Taylor had surgery on a Wednesday 
and went home to Roseboro, N.C., that Sat- 
urday. "I'm walking all around the house 
and the yard every day," she said a week 
after surgery. "Generally, I feel pretty good. 
And 1 was so glad to be at home in time for 
my anniversary." 

"With this new endovascular surgery, pa- 
tients need less anesthesia, spend less time in 
intensive care and generally experience 
much less anxiety and few complications." 
Criado says. "Surgeons have been working 
on perfecting this complicated surgery for 
several years." 

UNC is one of 1 5 U.S. medical centers — 
and the only one in North Carolina — partic- 
ipating in an FDA-approved trial to test the 
new graft, called Vanguard. It is produced by 

TItc Vaiii^iiurd cndovuscular aortic i;nift. 

Boston Scientific and is t)nly available in (his 
country through the FDA trial. 

"This graft is made out of Dacron with 
metal on the inside which keeps it open," 
says Criado. "The metal expands and has lit- 
tle barbs that stick to the aoila untl hold the 
graft in place." 

Also participating in the study are 
William A. Marston. MD, assistant profes- 
sor of surgery, and Matthew A. Mauro. MD, 
professor of radiology and surgery. 

"The endovascular procedure is technical- 
ly demanding, and we rely heavily on X-ray 
imaging," Criado says. "Only about a third 

of patients with aortic aneurysms are candi- 
dates for this surgery at this time. The 
shape and the location of the aneurysm de- 
temiine eligibility." 

The endovascular approach will be a big 
advance for some patients, Criado says. 
"It will be used more and more for other 
types of surgeries as well. There's certainly 
a lot less risk and the recovery tiine is so 
much shorter." □ 

Teaching Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse Prevention on the Web 

by Freb Hunt-Bull and Linda L. Powell 

Efforts at UNC-Chapel Hill to dis- 
courage alcohol and drug abuse 
among students went on-line this 
fall with a new substance abuse 
prevention site on the World Wide Web. The 
UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies de- 
signed the site to help students at Carolina 
and people throughout the state learn how to 
stop alcohol and drug problems. 

Although students are a major target and 
topic of the web project, the substance abuse 
prevention infonnation is designed to be use- 
ful to anyone. Topics include wellness, 
managing stress, healthy drinking choices, 
safety and health risk factors, definitions of 
alcohol abuse and alcoholism, signs of prob- 
lem drinking, and sources for help in com- 
munities throughout North Carolina. There 
also is an overview of North Carolina's 
alcohol laws. 

Funded by one of UNC Chancellor 
Michael Hooker's Instructional Technology 
Grants, the web site is the first product of an 
initiative to use the World Wide Web for sub- 
stance abuse education. Matthew Sullivan, 
coordinator of UNC Student Health Ser- 
vices' Substance Abuse Programs, was a key 
collaborator in the project. Much of the in- 
formafion he teaches students in health edu- 
cation classes was integrated into the 
prevention site. 

"This project is exciting in many ways," 
explains Sullivan. "The information is im- 
portant. It will be useful to students and any- 
one else who is interested. Our audience 
reach is worldwide." 

"The Center for Alcohol Studies was for- 
tunate to get funds from the Chancellor's 
grant to put prevention and education items 
in a medium familiar to youth," says Fulton 
T. Crews, PhD, director of the Bowles center 
and a member of UNC-CH's Substance 

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Center for Alcohol Studies receives $8.2 million NIH grant 

A multidisciplinary team of re- 
searchers from the UNC Bowles Center 
for Alcohol Studies will spend the next 
five years piecing together possible an- 
swers to the puzzling issues of alco- 
holism, thanks to an $8.2 million grant 
from the National Institutes of Health. 

"The idea behind our proposal was to 
bring researchers together from pharma- 
cology, psychiatry, cell biology and 
anatomy, and medicine to try to under- 
stand the key steps in alcohol-related dis-," said Fulton Crews. PhD, professor 
of pharmacology and director of the 
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. "We 
will be using modern molecular tech- 
niques, gene delivery and imaging to at- 
tack all of the pathologies of 

The grant will fund six specific re- 

search projects on molecular pathology 
in alcoholism. 

Three grant projects will focus on dif- 
ferent aspects of the brain, particularly 
what is involved in the development, 
progression and sustaining aspects of al- 
cohol dependence. Researchers will use 
gene delivery to test what causes alco- 
holic dependence, studying what parts of 
the brain are important for negative con- 
sequences of drinking and determining 
the mechanisms of tolerance for alcohol. 

Two research teams will study the 
genes involved in alcoholic liver disease. 
Since it takes about 1.'^ years for cirrhosis 
of the liver to develop in humans, scien- 
tists believe that in the future, gene deliv- 
ery may effectively prevent the disease 
from developing. 

The sixth project will center on I'clal 

alcohol syndrome, a group of birth de- 
fects that includes slow growth before 
and after birth, deficient intellectual and 
social performance often associated with 
juvenile delinquency, and a consistent 
pattern of minor facial abnormalities. 
The studies will use modern molecular 
approaches to decrease the birth defects. 
Faculty members who will work on 
the new federal grant include George R. 
Breese, PhD. A^ Leslie Morrow. PhD, 
and David H. Overstreet. PhD. from psy- 
chiatry; David A. Brenner, MD, and 
Richard A. Rippe. PhD. from digestive 
diseases; .lohn J. Leniasters, MD, PhD, 
and Kathleen K. Sulik. PhD. from cell 
biology and anatomy; and Richard Jude 
Samulski. PhD. and Ronald G. Thur- 
man, PhD, from pharmacology. 

His Patients, His Poets 

by Nancy L. Kochuk 

Eleven-year-old boys can be pas- 
sionate about many different 
tilings. Rollerblading. Ice hockey. 
NBA baslcetball. Horror films. 

But when David Hill, MD, was that age, 
he remembers a different kind of passion. 
Even back then he considered himself a 
rabid fan of National Public Radio and its 
news programs. 

"it's been a dream of mine to be a contrib- 
utor to NPR since the sixth grade when my 
dad would drive me to school listening to 
public radio," he says. "Even back then I 
was thinking 'now that would be an accom- 
plishment.' I've always thought of NPR as 
the pinnacle of achievement, similar to the 
New York Times or the New Yorkei\' 

Finally, on the day before he turned 29. 
Hill, a fourth-year resident in internal medi- 
cine and pediatrics at UNC. got his wish. He 
recorded an essay. My Patients as Poets, for 
a national listening audience. The inspira- 
tion for this piece came out of his experi- 
ences with the fannworkers. millhands and 
grandparents who were his patients. 

"I kept a notepad in my pocket so when 1 
heard an interesting turn of phrase, I could 
write it down," he says, adding that all of the 
colloquialisms embedded in the essay came 
directly from his patients. 

Hill believes writing what you know is es- 
sential to literary success. In his case, it has 
only been in the last few years that he feels 
he has learned enough about the practice of 
medicine to write about it. "I tried submit- 
ting a piece once when I was in medical 

school." he confesses, but the piece was 
turned down. "Back then, I really didn't 
have that much to say." 

But rejection slips didn't deter him. And 
they still don't. He considers this journalistic 

"it's been a dream 

of mine to be a 

contributor to NPR 

since the sixth grade 

when my dad would 

drive me to school 

listening to 

public radio. 

urge an important dimension in his life. "It 
reminds me there is something in me other 
than medicine," he says. 

In addition to his national placement. Hill 
has had 17 essays air on WUNC radio, and 
he's also written editorials that have 
appeared on the op-ed pages of the Raleigh 
News & Observer. Topics have ranged from 

advance directives to violence in children's 

He attributes his success as a writer to an 
intense scrutiny of each word that 
goes down on paper To him. less is definite- 
ly more. 

"Writing these short. 250-word pieces 
forces me to pick very carefully which 
words and images to use," he says. He points 
to NPR commentator Bailey White, the 
Georgia school teacher with the quaver in 
her voice, as one of his Uterary role models. 
"She packs so much into a single story," he 
says admiringly. 

Before Hill submits any piece for publica- 
tion, it must pass muster at the highest levels 
— he reads it over the phone to his mother. 
The two of them have been editorial collab- 
orators since elementary school days, when 
she would mark up his papers with red ink. 

"She's the best editor I've ever had," he 
says. "When I start reading something to 
her, she'll say, 'Stop right there. That phrase. 
What did you mean?' She's got a good ear 
for what makes good language." 

One of Hill's most personal essays, about 
the death of a young patient (see Learning to 
Cry), obviously touched a nerve with his 
friends and colleagues at the medical 
center. "People in the hospital told me that 
they cried with me." he says. "For any 
writer, that's the highest compliment, for 
someone to say 'I laughed at that' or 'I cried 
at that.' " n 


My Patients as Poets 

Ever since I started medical school 
I've dreamed of becoming the next 
William Carlos Wilhams. After all. 
I won the big poetry contest in high school 
with a set of poems about sacking groceries. 
Now, like Williams. I could draw on the drama 
of birth, illness, and death. But since starting 
my residency in North Carolina I've been 
frustrated by a startling discovery, my patients 
are better poets than I am. 

The problem is not just that Chapel Hill and 
Durham are full of great authors and literature 
grad students. They don't come to my clinic. 
I'm being outdone every day by the farmers, 
millworkers and grandparents who account 
for most of my patients. Just last week I was 
still trying to decide whether an IV pole looms 
like an aluminum altar or strains its stainless 
steel spine skyward when the man beside the 
pole told me about his stomach pain. "Doc. 1 

feel like as to run my hand down my throat, 
get it by the roots, and throw it out." I crum- 
pled my poem into a tiny basketball and made 
the free-throw. 

I remember Mrs. Nesbitt in ninth grade 
English. She told us that sparsity of language 
is key in poetry. But how can I do better than 
the road grader who told me why he liked his 
work. "The air," he said, " being outside, and 
knowing that I made a good road." Nothing 
there to add or strike out. I send my haiku, 
where I refer to EKGs as tiny mountain 
ranges, flying into the recycling bin. 

I can't even escape by going to the cafete- 
ria. Violet the cashier steps out to give me a 
badly needed hug, and she says, "Boy. you 
hug so good it makes my liver curl!" I always 
wondered what that feeling was. 

I thought about writing fiction, but even 
there my patients get away with things 1 could 

ne\er pull off. How about a story whose hero 
is a child bom prematurely to a young, impov- 
erished Southern woman. She names him 
"Hardtimes" and the name proves prophetic. 
It's too contrived, too Tobacco Road for a 
young writer to submit, and 1 hold a tiny liter- 
ary grudge every time they come to the clinic 
and I see the name on his chart. 

I think that I am beginning to see in North 
Carolina what Williams noticed in New Jer- 
sey. He taught it to Robert Coles on their 
rounds together, and for all I know Coles 
passed it on to Peri Klass as she was writing 
her way through residency. If you're a doctor, 
you don't need to be a great poet. If you keep 
your ears open and a notepad in your pocket, 
the patients will write the poetry for you. 

— David Hill. MD 

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Learning to Cry 

As a little boy I was fascinated by 
the idea of my father crying. I 
ji- ' had never seen it happen, and I 
couldn't believe that it ever had. I knew 
that I cried if I was hurt or frustrated or sad, 
and I supposed that he must have cried for 
the same reasons. But I had seen him 
sprain his ankle, damage the car, even at- 
tend a funeral, all without a single tear. 

I remember asking Dad if he cried, and I 
was astonished when he said yes. He told 
me that as a pediatrician he would some- 
times cry when one of his patients died or 
got real sick. Growing up, I tried to picture 
this scene a hundred different ways, but 
still I could never see it. 

As I progressed through medical school 
I remained fascinated by this image of my 
father crying. I had long since learned how 
to keep my composure through pain, frus- 
tration, and loss. I had witnessed a couple 
of deaths and seen some people receive 
very bad news, but somehow I felt re- 
moved from it all. In fact, as my professors 
and classmates told stories about their own 
episodes of grief, I started to worry that 
perhaps I wouldn't be able to cry, even 
when it was appropriate. What if a patient 
or a family was expecting me to cry, and I 
couldn't do it? Could I fake it? Was I 
simply lacking the empathy that 
everyone says is so important to being a 
good doctor? 

I finished medical school without a tear, 
and as my residency progressed I no 
longer had time to worry about my empa- 
thy or lack of it. For example, when Sean, 
a 16-year-old boy with heart failure, came 
into the ICU, I was busy trying to fix him. 
Each day a new card would appear on his 
wall; often they were handmade. I knew 

Hill test-runs an essay with his long-distance, long-time editor, his mom. 

that looking at them too closely would dis- 
tract me from the vital signs and monitor 
readings that were my business. I saw his 
steady climb up the heart transplant list as 
a good thing, not a tragedy. After all, how 
else would he get a workable heart? The 
fear that I sometimes glimpsed in his 
mother's eyes didn't affect me, because I 
knew that we could sustain him like other 
patients I had seen, passing months of their 
lives in ICU beds awaiting transplants. My 
elderly patients might die, and premature 
babies might die, but with all the machines 
and drugs we had there was no way I 
would waste energy imagining a pleasant 
16-year-old boy dying. 

I was at lunch one day when I got the 
page. The "91 1" on my beeper meant that 
someone was in trouble, and I hoped it 

wasn't Sean. I surprised myself by drop- 
ping my sandwich and dashing up the 
stairs. After all, with the attending physi- 
cian and other residents upstairs, I had lit- 
tle to add to the efforts to save his life. I 
stumbled, panting, into the ICU to see my 
fear confirmed. The "code blue" was 
still going on, but it was clear this one 
wouldn't succeed. 

Since Sean was my patient, my duty 
was to stay calm, put on a pair of gloves, 
and join the code team. But I couldn't 
seem to control my chin, and my eyes 
were swimming. I turned and walked out, 
and I didn't stop until I was in the call 
room where no one, no one would see. 

— David Hill MD 


Teaching Beyond the 

by Nancy L. Kochuk 

Do you remember the first time you 
had to take a sexual history of a 
patient? Or the first time a patient 
cried in your office? Do you re- 
call how you learned about the business side 
of private practice? Or when you first noticed 
how very much the social, economic and cul- 
tural factors of the community affect the 
health of your patients? 

First- and second-year medical students in 
the School of Medicine are getting help in all 
of these areas and more through the Medical 
Practice and the Community course. MPAC 
introduces students to a broad range of clini- 
cal skills as well as those essential to working 
effectively in a community. Now in its third 
year, the course has proved to be popular not 
only with students, but also with the faculty 
members who teach it. 

Julie Grubb. MD, a clinical assistant pro- 
fessor of family medicine, is one of 33 facul- 
ty members — all of them in either internal 
medicine, pediatrics, OB-GYN or family 
medicine — who work with MPAC students. 
She has been meeting with her group of 
10 .second-year students since they first en- 
tered medical school, and it"s clear she is 
very proud of them. And she's definitely im- 
pressed with how they've grown over the past 
1 8 months. 

"It's heart-warming to see these students 
grow into the role of physician." she says. 
"When we started working together, they 
were brand new, wet-behind-the-ears med- 
ical students, and now they're more 
confident, more open to patient concerns, 
less judgmental, and generally more 
aware of what they may encounter in a 
medical practice." 

Grubb and the other faculty tutors invest a 
significant amount of time and energy to 
make that happen. They meet regularly to 
plan and discuss course topics, and they re- 
view student journals. They also meet with 
the student group for a half-day each week 
during the semester, except for the three 
weeks each year the students spend in com- 
munity practices. 

When the students and faculty tutors come 

MPAC tutor Julie Gruhb, MD. spends a lot of time listeniiii; ti.s tier secoiul-yccir students 
talk about their community experiences. 

together, enthusiasm reigns. Everyone wants 
to talk about their experiences in the commu- 
nity. At the start of each class, a debriefing al- 
lows that exchange to take place. Students 
talk about difficult patient encounters, com- 
munity service projects, interactions they've 
observed between health care professionals, 
or whatever else seems significant as they 
move toward the third year of medical school 
and their clinical rotations. 

Grubb encourages students to talk about 
their reactions and feelings. "This course is 
the first lime students have patient contact, 
and those experiences can bring up an array 
of feelings. We talk about their perceptions 
and reactions so that they will be better pre- 
pared for the next patient encounter." 

The MPAC approach is very different 
from Grubb's own medical school training al 
Duke only a lillle more than a decade ago. 
"When I was a medical student, all of the 
learning came from the teacher," she says. 

"Free interaction between faculty and stu- 
dents simply was not encouraged." 

Grubb admits she began the course in that 
same mindset, and it took her a little time to 
develop her own student-centered style. She 
likens teaching to parenting. "When you're 
first a parent," she says, "it's easy to fall back 
on doing things the way your parents did for 
you. Then over time you finally start 
to see how and where you want things to 
be different." 

Grubb had what she calls a defining mo- 
ment as a teacher during an early MPAC ses- 
sion, "i suddenly realized that all of the 
learning did not have to come from me," she 
says. "I realized that we all have a responsi- 
bility to participate, lo become engaged in 
the discussion, and lo offer suggestions to 
each other." Thai's now her guiding philoso- 
phy, and as a result. Gruhb believes that 
everyone — including herself — gets more 
out of the course. 


Faculty Profile 

Fulfilling a Father's Dream 

by Debra Pierce 

Valerie Parisi. MD. MPH. new 
chair of obstetrics and gynecolo- 
gy at UNC. didn't choose medi- 
cine as a career. Her father, 
William, made that decision for her when she 
was just a toddler. That .she honored his deci- 
sion and has been successful as a clinician 
and academician is a tribute to him and a tes- 
tament to her dedication and hard work. 

As a tlrst generation immigrant. Mr. Parisi 
and his wife, Aida, each worked three jobs to 
send themselves to law school. Mr. Parisi be- 
lieved medicine was an invaluable vocation 
for his only child. "From the time I was three 
years old. my father told me I would be a 
doctor," says Parisi. "Every Saturday morn- 
ing, my father and I would engage in some 
activity related to science and math to pre- 
pare me for medicine," she says with a fond- 
ness in her voice. 

There's no doubt her father was prescient 
about her calling. Medicine is not only her 
life's work — it's her passion. That passion 
and commitment brought her to UNC in De- 
cember to accept the position of Robert A. 
Ross professor and department chair, leaving 
behind her family, friends, and support sys- 
tem in her native New York. For Parisi, the 
choice to relocate to North Carolina was a 
simple one. 

"You look around the country at depart- 
ments of obstetrics and gynecology and there 
are very few the caliber of the one here at 
UNC." she says. "It is an A-plus department 
that sits in an A-plus medical .school that sits 
in an A-plus university that sits in an A-plus 
area of the country. I was given the opportu- 
nity to come here and do something signifi- 
cant," she says. "That's what I plan to do." 

She's already identified four critical goals 
for the department. While they are 

all of equal importance, research is the 
goal she first mentions. 

"I've been reading that in the new millen- 
nium, 1 percent of the academic medical 
centers will be doing 90 percent of the signif- 
icant research. I want to be one of the 10 per- 
cent doing the work," she says. Identifying 
specific areas of research to nourish and grow 
are currently underway. 

Protecting and increasing clinical volume 
is another goal. To that end, the department 
opened an OB/GYN clinical practice in 
Raleigh recently. Parisi says the strength of 
the department in the future will depend on 
expanding its patient base and serving the 
people of North Carolina in highly special- 
ized areas. 

She also intends to maintain the excellence 
in education programs at all levels — med- 
ical school, residency, fellowship and gradu- 
ate levels — as well as build and expand 
patient education programs. A Women's 
Wellness Center is an attractive idea, says 
Parisi, giving the medical center the chance 
to work closely with women, teaching them 
preventative measures and using interactive 
technology to enhance what women may al- 
ready know about disease and treatment. 

The biggest challenge, perhaps, is to pro- 
vide cost-effective care. "That has always 
been a big challenge for an academic medical 
center," says Parisi. "We need to start worry- 
ing about it now and put some measures in 
place to make sure we operate effectively and 

Doesn't it seem an awesome task? "I'm 
anxious about it all but I have no fear," she 

Parisi won that battle long ago. A native of 
Brooklyn, she was the first woman to gradu- 
ate from a New York public high school and 
be accepted at Brown University. She was a 
member of the first graduating class from the 

medical school at Brown. She's the first in 
her extended family to attend college beyond 
New York City. 

While at Brown, she obstetrics and 
gynecology after observing her first delivery. 
"That was a cool thing." she recalls, "so I de- 
cided to concentrate my efforts in obstetrics 
and gynecology." 

From Brown, she headed to Berkeley and 
received an MPH in Maternal and Child 
Health from the University of California in 
1980. She went on to become a clinical in- 
structor, then clinical assistant professor, in 
the OB/GYN department at UC-San Francis- 

In 1984, she moved to the University of 
Texas Medical School at Houston, accepting 
a position as assistant professor. Within a 
short time there, she was named associate 
professor and director of maternal-fetal med- 
icine, building the division and its fellowship 
program from the ground up. In 1992, she 
was named medical director of the family 
center at Hermann Hospital in Houston. She 
left Texas in 1 994 to accept the chaimianship 
of the department of obstetrics, gynecology 
and reproductive medicine at the State Uni- 
versity of New York at Stony Brook. 

She was in year four of her own 10-year 
plan for Stony Brook when presented with 
the opportunity to move to Chapel Hill. In 
those four years, she had put the struggling 
department at Stony Brook in the black, and 
increa.sed patient volume in both the faculty 
and residency practices. In one year at Stony 
Brook, deliveries increased by one thousand. 

"The faculty within the department here 
(at UNC) is extremely .strong," .she says with 
pride. "I don't know that consumers in the 
Triangle and the state know it, but they are. 
Every single person on this faculty has na- 
tional and, in many cases, international 
recognition in their specialty. 


"It really is important to me that we suc- 
ceed and that we keep the academic mission 
way out front." she continues. "It's equally 
important that we remain fiscally sound and 
clinically productive." 

After just three weeks on board. Parisi had 
delivered several babies and been on-call 
twice. "I'm never as happy as I am when I'm 
covering labor and delivery and seeing pa- 
tients. That's where it's at and right where I 
want to be." 

With the schedule she keeps as administra- 
tor, instructor and physician, she has few pre- 
cious hours for other interests. And. because 
she's indoors a large part of the time, when 
she does find time for herself, she spends it 
outdoors. She's participated in several 100- 
mile bike races and half-marathons. Since 
moving to Chapel Hill, she's purchased a 
couple of books about area hiking trails and 
plans to go sailing this spring. 

Parisi earns an A-plus for picking up on 
things important to most Tar Heels — she has 
season tickets to Carolina basketball games. 
In fact, her hectic schedule had her slated to 
be in Florida for a national conference the 
week of the Carolina-Duke game in Febru- 
ary. So, Parisi left the meeting to return for 
the game. That night, she was back on a plane 
to catch the rest of the meeting. "I am a loyal 
fan." she says. We don't doubt it. 

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Mary V. Allen, MD. assistant professor 
of pathology, 
was recently 
appointed to 
tiie College of 
Path PAC or- 
PathPAC is a 
political action 
which works 
to affect legis- 
lation to en- 
sure quality laboratory services and serve as 
advocates for both patients and physicians. 
Allen has previously served as a member of 
the college's House of Delegates. 

The College of American Pathologists 
serves more than 13,500 physician mem- 
bers and the laboratory community 
throughout the world. It advocates for high 
quality and cost-effective patient care, and 
is widely considered the leader in laborato- 
ry quality assurance. 

Craig Blackmore, MD, MPH, assistant 
professor of radiology, has been named a re- 
cipient of the 1998 GE-AUR Radiology Re- 
search Academic Fellowship. Blackmore is 
one of three radiologists to receive the 1998 
award, which is valued at $5,000 a year for 
two years. The research fellowship is co- 
sponsored by the Association of University 
Radiologists and GE Medical Systems, a 
supplier of medical diagnostic imaging 

Kenneth F. Bott, PhD, professor of mi- 
crobiology and immunology, has been 
elected fellow 
of the Ameri- 
can Academy 
of Microbiolo- 
gy. The acade- 
my is the only 
honorific lead- 
ership group 
devoted entire- 
ly to microbi- 
ologists and 
the science of 
gy. More Bott 

t h a n 1 ,300 fellows from 27 countries have 
been elected to meinbership for demonstrat- 
ing scientific excellence, originality, leader- 
ship, high ethical standards, and scholarly 
and creative achievement. 

Mauricio Castillo, MD. associate pro- 
fessor of radiology and director, neuroradi- 
ology section, has received the Charles A. 
Bream Teaching Award and was named as- 
sociate editor for Academic Radiology. 

Richard L. Clark, MD, professor of ra- 
diology and vice chair for research, was 
elected president of the Society of Uroradi- 
ology at its annual meeting in Sante Fe, 

William Droegemuller, MD. professor 
of obstetrics and gynecology, was reap- 
pointed to a four-year term on the National 
Board of Medical Examiners. The board is a 
national non-profit organization that pre- 
pares and administers qualifying exams for 
medical licensing and education. 

Sue Ellen Estroff, PhD, associate pro- 
fessor of social 
medicine, was 
included in the 
article "What 
1 5 Top Anthro- 
pologists are 
Working on 
Now" in the 
November 21 
issue of The 
Chronicle of 
Higher Educa- 
tion. Estroff 
wrote about her 
study of people with psychiatric disorders 
and the risk of violence within their social 
network, as well as how people with serious 
mental illness applied for and received dis- 
ability income. 

Laura Hansen, MD, assistant professor 
in the division of general medicine, was 
named a faculty scholar for the Project on 
Death in America. PDIA faculty scholars 
are involved in clinical, research and educa- 
tional programs to improve the care of the 

Laurence Katz, MD, assistant professor 
of emergency medicine, was elected to the 
Society of Neurosciences. 

Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, professor of 



psychiatry and 
vice chair of 
research, was 
awarded the 
1998 APA 
Award for Re- 
search in Psy- 
chiatry. First 
awarded as the 
Prize, this is 
the most sig- 
nificant award Uehermuu 
given for re- 
search by the American Psychiatric Associ- 
ation. It is given in recognition of a single 
significant contribution, a body of work, or 
a lifetime contribution that has had a major 
impact on the field or altered the practice of 

The $2,500 award and a plaque will be 
presented to Lieberman at the APA meeting 
on June I . 

Michael J. McMahon, MD, assistant 
professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has 
received a Junior Faculty Development 
Award in the amount of $5,000 for calendar 
year 1998. McMahon's research involves 
identifying predictors of successful labor in 
women with previous Caesarean sections. 

Gary B. Mesibov, PhD, director of the 
Division for the 
Treatment and 
Education of 
Autistic and re- 
lated Commu- 
n i c a t i o n 
has been hon- 
ored by the 
American Psy- 
chological As- Mesibov 
sociation for 

Distinguished Professional Contributions to 
Public Service. 

The citation reviewed Mesibov's work 
with the developmentally disabled, the 
quality of his academic research in the field 
of autism, and his innovative training and 
leadership skills. 

Based at the UNC-CH School of Medi- 


cine and run through six centers statewide, 
TEACCH is the nation's only state-funded 
program of its i<ind; comprehensi\e and 
community-based, wortcing with profes- 
sionals and families to help them understand 
and treat autism and avoid unnecessary in- 
stitutionalization. Services provided by 
local centers include diagnostic evaluations, 
follow-up home teaching and consultations 
to preschool programs, public schools. 
group homes and adult day-care programs. 

Anthony A. Meyer, MD, PhD. and 
Harold C. Pillsbury, MD. were recently 
named vice chairs for the Department of 
Meyer has been 
with the d e - 
p a r t m e n t 
since 1984. be- 
came a profes- 
sor of surgery 
in 1990. and 
was appointed 
chief of general 
surgery in 
1 99 .V Pillsbury 
joined UNC's 
faculty in 1982 
and has served 
as chief of 
head and neck 
surgery since 
1983. He was 
recently elect- 
ed president of 
the American 
Academy of 
ogy/Head & 
Neck Surgery. 
Christian E. Newcomer, VMD. director. 
di\ ision of laboratt)ry animal medicine, re- 
cently began his second term as vice presi- 
dent of the Council on Accreditation, 
a committee of the Association for Assess- 
ment and Accreditation of Laboratory 
Animal Care International. The association 
promotes the responsible treatment ot 
animals in science through voluntary 

David Overstreet, PhD. research associ 
ate professor of psychiatry. recei\etl the 


1997 Annual 
Award in 
tary Medicine 
for his re- 
search into 
herbal medi- 
cines. The 
award was pre- 
sented at a cer- 
emony in 

December Overstreet 

held at the 
Rougemoni Hotel in Exeter. England. 

Overstreet has been researching a Chi- 
nese herbal remedy for alcoholism and alco- 
hol abuse. 

William Rutala, PhD, professor in the 
division of infectious diseases and director. 
Statewide Infection Control, was recently 
appointed to the General Hospital and 
Personal Use Devices Panel of the Medical 
Devices Advisory Committee, an 
appointment he will serve until the end 

Stephen F. Shaban, MD, as.sociate pro- 
fessor in the division of urology, was in- 
stalled as president-elect of the 
Durham-Orange Medical Society. 

George F. Sheldon, MD, Zack D. Owens 
distinguished professor and chair of surgery, 
was elected chair of the Association of 
American Medical Colleges" Council of 
Academic Societies at the AAMC annual 
meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 31 
through Nov. 6. 

The AAMC represents the 1 25 accredited 
U.S. medical schools; the 16 accredited 
Canadian medical schools; some 4(K) major 

Edward C. Curnen .Jr., MD. founding 
chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the 
School of Medicine in 19.52, died Dec. I after 
a long illness. He was 88. 

Curnen was the last surviving chair of the 
medical school's original five clinics. He 
served at UNC for eight years before moving 
on to Columbia University, where he was head 
of pediatrics until he retired. 

According to an editorial in the Chapel Hill 
News in 1975, Curnen "established the stan- 
dards on which the national reputation of the 

teaching hospi- 
tals, including 
74 Veterans 
tion medical 
centers; and 87 
academic and 
al societies 

faculty, Sheldon 

1 02.000 residents and 67,(K)() medical stu- 

Frank T. Stritter, PhD. professor of 
family medicine and interim director of the 
Office of Educational Development, was 
presented the Merrel D. Flair Award in 
Washington, D.C., on November 3. 

The award is presented annually by the 
Association of American Medical Colleges 
to an individual making a major career con- 
tribution to medical education in North 
America. Stritter is the 1 0th recipient of 
the award. 

Flair, for whom the award is named, was 
the founding director of UNC's Office of 
Medical Studies. He served in that role from 
1970 to 1980. Stritter joined the UNC facul- 
ty in 1 97 1 . and succeeded Flair as director 

David K. Wallace, MD. assistant profes- 
sor of ophthalmology and pediatrics, has 
been appointed residency program director 
for the Department of Ophthalmology. 

Bradford B. Walters. MD, associate 
professor in the di\ ision of neurosurgery, 
was installed as disli ict councilor of the 

department of pediatrics was later built." He is 
remembered by friends in Chapel Hill for his 
love of F,nglish literature and great music, 
which he encouraged his staff lo enjoy. 

Curnan is survived by his wife. Dr. Mary 
G.M. Cumen of Bethany, Ct.; three daughters, 
four sons, and I I grandchildren. 

Memorial contri hut ions may be made to the 
Kdward C. Curnen Jr Memorial Pediatric 
Fund, c/o The Medical F-'oundaiion of 
North Carolina. 8(M) Airport Road, Chapel Hill 


Alumni Profile 

Dr. Detective 

by Kimberly Yaman 

The 18-month-old girl's face and 
hands were badly burned. The 
child had somehow managed to 
pull an iron down on top of her- 
self, her mother said — you know how tod- 
dlers get into things. 

Maybe. But Karla Hauersperger, MD 
'91 , was not convinced. 

"She hadn't brought the child in until a 
couple days after the injury, and she could- 
n't explain why she'd waited ,so long," says 
Hauersperger. "And the burns — they 
weren't consistent with simply having an 
iron fall on a child; it was something that 
had to have been placed firmly on her for 

As a pediatric emergency physician at 
Children's Hospital, the pediatric institution 
of Ohio State University in Columbus, 
Hauersperger often has to play the detective 
— puzzling out the clues of illness, tracking 
down causes of injury. And sometimes she 
has to play the security guard as well. 

As Hauersperger talked with the mother 
about her child's injuries, "the mother be- 
came very defensive and agitated," says 
Hauersperger. "She suddenly decided she 
didn't want her daughter treated, and I had 
to physically block the door to keep 
her from leaving the emergency room with 
her child." 

Both fortunately and unfortunately, says 
Hauersperger, she's become well-trained in 
treating child abuse injuries and dealing 
with the family dynamics that surround the 
young victims. Asthma has become the 
No. 1 reason for emergency room visits for 
children, she says, but child abuse isn't far 
behind. In this, Hauersperger's experi- 
ence in dealing with literally hundreds of 
similar cases helped her talk with the moth- 
er and persuade her to allow the child to be 
treated. The mother also agreed to cooper- 
ate with an investigation. 

Children's Hospital in Columbus is one 
of the largest children's hospitals in the 

Karla Hauersperger. MD '91 

United States, treating 322,000 patients an- 
nually. The hospital houses the second 
busiest pediatric emergency department in 
the country, with more than 75,000 patients 
each year. Hauersperger herself sees tens of 
pediatric patients each day whose illnesses 
and injuries run the gamut from skin rashes 
to severe trauma. 

Although the scope and magnitude of 
her patient's needs can seem overwhelming, 
she says, the variety of her work is 

"The cases I see are completely different 
from day to day," she says. "One day I'll 
have a three-day-old infant who is jaun- 
diced, which could be from dehydration or 

from breast-feeding that just isn't giving the 
infant as much fluid as he or she needs, or it 
could be from blood problems causing the 
blood cells to break down in an improper 
way. My next tough of the day might be 
finding a congenital metabolic disease, 
meaning I'll need to do a lot of investigative 
medicine, find the clues and put them to- 
gether and figure it all out to solve the prob- 
lem. In between, there might be children 
who were just out playing and fell over their 
bikes and sustained a 
mild injury. Those are 
the cases that you hope 
to see more of. I can help 
them out with their pain, 
fix them up and send 
them on their way." 

Hauersperger was 
sent on her way while 
she was a high school 
sophomore in Charlotte. 
She determined to study 
medicine after partici- 
pating in a national sci- 
ence competition to 
select experiments to be 
performed on NASA's 
space shuttle. 

Her entry in the com- 
petition won, and on 
July 4. 1984, the STS IV 
Columbia rocketed into 
space with Hauersperg- 
er's experiment aboard. 

"It has this long title 
— 'The Effects of Pro- 
longed Space Travel on 
Levels of Trivalent 
Chromium in the Body' 
dietary and blood-level monitoring for 
chromium in the astronauts before and after 
their flight." she says. 

Chromium, she explains, is used by in- 
sulin to control glucose in the body. Too lit- 
tle chromium can result in glucose 
intolerance. Hauersperger's experiment 
hinged on her hypothesis that space travel 
might alter blood chromium levels and 

cause glucose intolerance. 

"The initial findings of my experiment 
were that space travel actually can decrease 
levels of chromium in the body," 
Hauersperger says. "It leads to the specula- 
tion that space travel may lead to glucose in- 
tolerance, and what that means for 
preparing astronauts for their missions." 

Based on the findings of Hauersperger's 
experiment. NASA decided to run it again 
on a later, longer space flight. But because 

As a physician at tiw nation 's second busiest pediatric eineii^i 
Hauersperger doesn't liave time for second-,i;uessini; when it ■ 
patients ' needs. 

and it involved 

the experiment was no longer Hauersperg- 
er's property after it was flown on the first 
mission, she doesn't know what the subse- 
quent findings were. 

"For a 16-year-old. it was pretty exciting 
just to know that 1 had created a sort of start- 
ing point." says Hauersperger. "Ol' course. 
I'm curious to know what the results ha\c 
been, but I'm just glad to have been able to 
launch an experiment of my own." 

Her NASA experience launched not only 
her chromium experiment but also 
Hauersperger's future mission. With the 
goal of becoming a medical researcher, 
Hauersperger studied chemical engineering 
as an undergraduate at N.C. State, then went 
on to the School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. 
After medical school. Hauersperger leapt 
at the chance to accept a pediatric residency 
at Columbus Children's Hospital. She loved 
the work and was selected to serve as chief 
resident. And some- 
where along the way, 
she decided to special- 
ize in critical-care pe- 
diatrics. After her year 
as chief resident, she 
began a fellowship at a 
Wisconsin children's 
hospital, but stayed 
only two months be- 
fore realizing that she 
truly belonged in 
emergency medicine. 

"1 had some serious 
concerns regarding the 
care of patients at the 
end of their lives," 
says Hauersperger. "I 
enjoy and respect the 
science of critical-care 
pediatrics, but some- 
limes the heroics of 
end-of-life care put a 
lot of burden on chil- 
dren and their fami- 
lies. So many other 
physicians are more 
skilled in those types 
of issues than I am. and 1 feel better suited to 
emergency medicine. It was a good decision 
to make." 

As an emergency physician. 
Hauersperger says, she is more often the 
first contact rather than the last resort for 
families with critically ill children. And 
she's comfortable in that role. 

"Because of my experience and training. 
I'm in a position lo help llieni anficipaie 

in \ ilcpiirlnient 
(lines lo her 


I'm the first one ever to ask the family of a 
chronically ill child to what extent they 
would like life-support measures applied if 
or when their child reaches a critical phase. 1 
want them to make their own decisions 
about this — which is easier for them when 
they know ahead of time that there may be 
tough decisions to make." 

She cites as an example a young boy who 
was in septic shock — meaning there was a 
blood infection overwhelming his body's 
defenses, she explains. Although his life 
was saved in the trauma room, he was 
chronically ill afterward. 

"The expectation is that if he survived, the 
family would all go back home and he"d be 
the same child he was beforehand," says 
Hauersperger. "But for some children, that 
just doesn't happen. It's important for fami- 
lies to know that there are many possible 
outcomes in these situations, not just sur- 
vival and loss. Educating them about those 
possibilities allows them to make more in- 
formed decisions when the time comes for 
them to make them." 

Hauersperger's emergency room role 
generally doesn't make it easy for her to 
track individual patients through the entire 
process of their treatment, but she makes an 
effort to make that follow-up contact when- 
ever she can. It's an effort that comes easier 
with some of her patients — the "frequent 
flyers." as they're called — who require 
frequent emergency care because of their 

"Although I may have only a few hours 
here and there with these children. I get to 
know them and their families, and that in- 
creases the comfort level for them." says 
Hauersperger. "It's difficult for kids and 
families to have someone different ask them 
all these bothersome questions over and 
over again." 

Many of her frequent patients suffer from 
asthma and other respiratory diseases. 

"Asthma is the most common chronic dis- 
ease in children, and it's becoming more 
prevalent due to a number of factors." she 
says. "More people live in the cities, for in- 
stance, and so there is some overcrowding. 

increasing exposure to cockroaches, stress 
and environmental pollutants. And houses 
are built tighter these days, with more insu- 
lation, so there's less air flow to clean out 
some of the allergens in homes." 

She also points to secondhand smoke as 
being a great contributor to the problem. 

"It's just one of the worst things going for 
children with airway," Hauersperg- 
er says. "I don't know how many times a 
day I have to tell parents, if you can't stop 
smoking, then smoke outside." It's hard for 
all of us to realize that we have to modify the 
behavior of our entire family in order to 
manage some diseases." 

Hauersperger understands the difficulty 
of coming to this realization because she's 
also been guilty of not making obviously 
needed modifications. It took her seven 
years to give up her cat, even though she 
knew she was allergic to her feline friend. 

"I was coughing and losing sleep, but it 
was so hard to let her go," says Hauersperg- 
er. "She's in foster care now with my mother 
in Charlotte, and we're both probably doing 
much better." 

But behavior modification isn't enough 
for many of her patients, and Hauersperger 
is constantly on the lookout for better meth- 
ods of treating airway diseases. For the past 
year and a half, she has been conducting her 
own clinical study on the use of a mixture of 
helium and oxygen to more effectively de- 
liver medication to the bronchial system of 
asthmatic children. 

"The critical situation for asthmatics is 
that breathing becomes such hard work, 
they just tire out from the act of breathing," 
she says. "It's absolutely vital that we keep 
that from happening. 

"Because helium is a lighter gas," she ex- 
plains, "it's easier to breathe it than regular 
air or even oxygen alone. With a careful 
mixture of helium and oxygen — or 'he- 
liox,' as we call it — more of the albuterol 
medication can get further into the chil- 
dren's systems and do more benefit." 

Hauersperger examines the children's 
lungs before and after the therapy, then per- 
forms three luns function tests an hour later. 

She's currently in the middle phases of her 
study and hopes to one day see this form of 
treatment used in emergency management 
of asthma in pediatric patients. 

In the meantime, she's also developing 
another study that involves a review of pa- 
tients' treatment charts to evaluate types of 
emergency-room and intensive-care-unit 
management of asthma. She believes this 
retrospective study will point to certain 
treatment factors that will allow physicians 
to better predict outcomes. 

"We're all getting educated about asthma 
— those who have asthma, their families 
and physicians and hospital staff as well," 
says Hauersperger. "There's no quick fix. no 
shot, no pill that can correct this condition. 
Preventive care is one of the most important 
issues in all areas of health care, and educa- 
tion all around is the key to helping patients 
manage not only asthma but other diseases 
as well." 

As for her own education. Hauersperger 
says she's not nearly done. 

"My medical training has been full of 
wonderful learning experiences, and I'd like 
to keep building on them," she says. 

"But the real .source of education has been 
and probably always will be my patients. 
Working with babies and children and their 
families has taught me so much, yet not 
enough — maybe never enough. But I'm 
ready to learn more." Fl 

[This article first appeared in the ahonni 
magazine of N.C. State University. Reprint- 
ed with permission. ] 



Business Leaders Support Medical Education 

Triangle business leaders on the Medical Foundation 's Corporate Committee 
visited the School of Medicine January 21 to meet school representatives, tour UNC 
Hospitals, and learn more about the importance of corporate support for medical 
student education. Pictured, from left, are Anne Hager-Blunk. The Medical Foundation 
of North Carolina: Rick Fowler. BB&T: Ed Willingham. First Citizens Bank: Stan 
Mandel. MD, UNC Hospitals chief of staff: Peter Meehan. committee chair. The 
Greenwood Group: Earl Tye, BB&T: Hugh Shearin, Smith, Helms, Mullis & Moore: 
Elizabeth Woodman: Bill Bodges. Glaxo Wellcome: Jim Braine. Brame Specialty: Tony 
Maupin. Maupin Travel: Nancy Dougherty. Dougherty & Littlewood. CPA: Steve 
Cadwallander: James L Copeland. president. The Medical Foundation of North 
Carolina. Corporate Committee members not pictured include Marc Ascolese. 
Exide Electronics Group: Jim Talton. KPMG Peat Marwick: and Jim Wcdker The 
Advi.sory Group. 

1W7 Sigma Chi Derby Daxs cluur Eric Roxster presents fund-raising proceeds to 
Edward Lawson. MD. professor and vice chair of jwilialrii s. in the N.C. Children 's 
Hospital pediatric playroom. 

Children's Program Update 

More than $53,000 has been raised in 
support of North CaroHna Children's Hos- 
pital through various events held over the 
past several months. 

On November 2. the inaugural Darien's 
Dash and Sunshine Run, a fun run and 5K 
race through the UNC-CH campus, raised 
$4,500 for the Darien Brown Fund. Named 
for Darien Denzel Brown, a 4-year-old who 
died of cancer in April 1997, the fund pro- 
vides amenities for needy families of pedi- 
atric patients and enhances educational 
programs and therapeutic activities for hos- 
pitalized children. 

In December, $3,200 was raised when the 
complete 1997 collection of 69 Beanie Ba- 
bies, including retired editions, was raffled 
to benefit the Jason Clark Fund. Jason was a 
teenager when he died of cancer in 1994. 
The fund's proceeds will help build the 
Jason Clark Teen Room in the new N.C. 
Children's Hospital currently under con- 

Le Cirque, the 1998 Children's Ball to 
benefit the N.C. Children's Hospital, was 
held on January 24 at the Governors Club in 
Chapel Hill. The event featured a silent 
auction of elaborate table-top displays 
created by professional artists, decorators 
and merchants, and raised .$25, ()()() for 
children's programs. 

Most recently, checks totaling $21,000 
were delivered to Pediatric Vice Chair Ed- 
ward Lawson, MD. by representatives from 
Sigma Chi Fraternity. Through their annual 
Sigma Chi Derby Days event, the fraternity 
helped fund three new programs at 
N.C. Children's Hospital: a performing 
arts program, an in-hospiial \ itleo library, 
and a Spanish-language \ ideo for expect- 
ant women. 

For more infornialioii on chiklivn's pro- 
grams at UNC or upcoming events, contact 
PhiferCrute at The Medical l-'oundation of 
North Carolina. Inc.. ') I 9-966- 1 20 I or 
pcruteC" email. Line. etlii. 


An internationally recognized expert on 
the diagnosis and treatment of depres- 
sion, Evans serves on the National Scien- 
tific Advisory Board of the National 
and Manic 
and has held 
funding from 
the NIH 

since the 
early 1980s 
for studies of 

While in his 

residency at 

UNC, Evans 

was a fellow 

in the Robert 

Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program. 

He received his medical degree from 

Temple University School of Medicine. 



Benjamin Staples. MS '80, is health 
center administrator in the private diag- 
nostics clinics at Duke University. He is 
responsible for the operations of clinical 
services in outpatient psychiatry, and is 
an adjunct faculty member with the de- 
partment of rehabilitation counseling. 
Formerly, he was director of Envision 
Healthcare, a rehabilitation management 
consulting firm. Staples earned an MBA 
from Seattle Pacific University in 1991. 
He lives in Durham with his wife, Brenda 
Nevidjon. and their 5-year-old son, 

Pamela Dockery-Howard, MD '83. is a 

pediatrician for Aegis Family Health 
Centers in Winston-Salem. She and her 
husband, Alvin, announce the birth of a 
daughter, Erin Elizabeth, on Oct. 21, 
1997. She joins sister Lauren Camille. 5. 

Terance Amb, MD '85, is a staff physi- 
cian with Johns Hopkins Medical Ser- 
vices in Baltimore. 

Bill Leiand, MD '87, and Lisa Sykes 
Leland, MD '89, announce the birth of 
twins, Mary McCall and John "Jack" 
Whitfield, on December 29, 1997. The 
twins join siblings Will. 6. Caroline, 4, 
and Janie, 2. Bill has been a gastroen- 
terologist with the Tarboro Clinic since 
November 1995, and Lisa is focusing on 
her exclusive pediatric practice — their 
five children . 

Kimberly Grigsby-Sessoms, MD '89, 

opened a private internal medicine prac- 
tice last July in Rose Hill, NC, after five 
years at the Rural Health Clinic there. 
Her husband, Rodney Sessoms, is also an 
internist: he opened a private practice in 
Clinton, NC, in February 1997. The cou- 
ple has three daughters — Krysten, 7, 
Kameryn, 4, and Karmyn, 2. 

Rosemary Jackson, MD '89, was named 
medical director of the North Carolina 
Correctional Institute for Women 
(NCCIW) in Raleigh, December 1997. 

Merle Miller, MD '89, was recently 
made director of the physician group and 
emergency department at Longmont 
United Hospital in Boulder, Colo. Mes- 
sage to classmates: start planning for 10- 
year reunion in Spring 1999! 


Knut Kverneland, MD '90, was married 
to Jennifer Mahoney of Gainesville. Fla., 
on November 28, 1997. He has been in a 
hospital-only internal medicine practice 
in Gainesville since 1993, and notes that 
positions are available for BC/BE in- 

Bryan Neuwirth, MD '91, and his wife, 
Elyse, welcomed their third child, Cam- 
dyn Lee, on July 9, 1997. 

Jennifer Moore. MD "92, is a pediatri- 
cian practicing in the Nashville, Tenn., 
area. She was married to Brian James 
Harris on Oct. 1 1, 1997. The couple lives 
in Greenbrier, Tenn. 

Sandeep Rahangdale. MD '93, is an in- 
ternist in Melbourne. Fla. He has joined 
the largest multispecialty group on the 
East Coast of Florida, which includes 
eight UNC alumni. With the addition of 
he and Dennis Derveke. MD, former 
chief resident in medicine at UNC Hospi- 
tals, there are now 10 Tar Heels in the 

C.E. Michael Oldenburg, MD, MPH 
'94, is a board-certified family physician 
with Northwest Family Physicians in 
Crystal, Minn. He and his wife, Niki, had 
a baby girl, Kirsi Sophia, on Sept. 5, 
1997. The family lives in Minneapolis. 


Charles T. Harris Jr., MD '49 

Nicholas A. Love, MD, Housestaff '52-'54 

Robert Louis Stein, Housestaff '54-'55 

Edwin E. Dean, MD, Housestaff '62-'66 

Jerry W. Greene, MD "67 

Ira Green, MD '73 



The Nonnu Bern hill Distinguished 
Lecture. gi\en in October, was 
quite compelling. For School of 
Medicine alumni, it also was an 
opportunity to gather and share a wami feel- 
ing for what our alma mater has achieved 
and the people who made it happen. 

The truly distinguished lecturer. Joseph 
S. Pagano, MD. told of the "Chapel Hill 
Odyssey." 1965 to 1997. Dr. Pagano. 
Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research 
and Director Emeritus of the Lineberger 
Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of the 
people who have made our School of Medi- 
cine great. 

So is Norma Berryhill. She and members 
of her family sat in the front row at the annu- 
al event named for her. She was honored for 
her role as "first lady" of the School of Med- 
icine during the years her husband. Dr. 
Reece Berryhill. served as faculty member 
and dean. 

The lectureship was conceived by Dean 
Stuart Bondurant and senior members of 
the faculty and began in 1985. Those who 
deliver the lectures are honored as the 
School of Medicine's most distinguished 
scientists and scholars. It is also an academ- 
ic convocation for welcoming new faculty 
to the medical school family. 

We alumni are likely to remember Dr. 
Pagano as a teacher of the curriculum in ge- 
netics and molecular biology. His lectures 
on the Epstein-Barr virus and its links to 
cancer were delivered with enthusiasm and 
humor that distinguished him from most 
other speakers. 

A faculty member since 1965. he has re- 
ceived many honors, including the 1996 
North Carolina Award for Science. 

Must of the medical students Dr. Pagano 
taught did not follow him into research or 
academics. But his skill as a teacher and his 
brilliance as a scientist and researcher 
helped to make us better practicing physi- 
cians. His enthusiasm for learning is infec- 
tious and inspires the lifetime commitment 
to scholarship that is needed to stay current 
in anv field of medicine. 

Although I remember Dr. Pagano quite 
clearly from my student days in the "7()s. I 
did not kninv at that time that he already had 
an international reputation. In fact, I was ig- 
norant of the well-recognized excellence of 
many others of our faculty. 

Recently, as a member of the dean's 
search committee, I had a chance to look at 
our medical school relative to others. For 
the first time, I came to appreciate the rarity 
of our school's achieving excellence in both 
scientific investigation and preparing clini- 
cal medical practitioners, including those in 
primary care. 

North Carolina supports our medical 
school generously in comparison to most 
states, but still supplies less than a third of 
the funds needed to support our operations. 
For the School of Medicine to continue to 
thrive, it must have the ability to compete 
for NIH and other grants, as well as gain 
managed care contracts and other patient re- 

Alumni support is essential, not only in 
direct contributions, but also in advocacy 
with our many constituencies, some of 
which may understand only a piece of our 

Those of us in direct patient care are glad 
to offer the breakthroughs of modern sci- 
ence to our patients and can be an essential 
link to testing many hypotheses in the clini- 
cal arena. 

It was good tt) be back in Chapel Hill on 
that beautiful autumn day. It will be lovely 
in the spring, as well, when our alumni 
meeting will feature Distinguished Service 
Awards. Come see old friends, meet new 
ones, and celebrate (he many facets of a 
great medical school. The one whose name 
hangs on your wall. You might find il"s bet- 
ter than you remember. 

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CMh/ Alumni Calendar 

Medical Alumni Activities 

April 22-26 

NC/SC Society of Ophthalniological Physicians 
and Surgeons 


April 24-25 

Spring Medical Alumni Weekend 

Chapel Hill 

April 25-26 

Glomerular Disease Collahoralive Network 

Chapel Hill 

April 30 

Greater Atlanta Alumni/Dean's Reception 


May 1 

9lh Annual May Day Trauma Conference 

Chapel Hill 

May 13 

New Hanover County Alumni/Dean's Reception 


May 2 1-22 

19th Annual TEACCH Conference: Scientific 
Approaches to Identifying and Understanding 

Chapel Hill 

June 6 

Medicolegal Seminar 

Chapel Hill 

June 11-14 

Changes and Challenges in Anesthesiology 

Hilton Head. SC 

June 1 2 

Liver Disease LIpdate 

Chapel Hill 

June 28 - July 1 

23rd Annual Meeting: ACLl Medical Section 


July 13-17 

TEACCH Training for Professionals Working with 

Autistic Children (also July 20-24. July 27-31 and August 3-7) 

Chapel Hill 

July 16- 17 

Heart Eailure Management 1998 

Amelia Island, FL 

August 9-15 

Disorders of Attention and Learning 

Research Triangle Park 

Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 

Pediatric Bronchoscopy 

Chapel Hill 

October 1 -4 

Robert A. Ross OB-GYN Society Annual Meeting 

Sea Island, GA 

October 9- 10 

Fall Medical Alumni Weekend 

Chapel Hill 

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Medical Alumni 

Match Day 1998 


During this first year as Dean of the 
School of Medicine, I have studied 
the many programs and organizations 
within the school that fulfill our mis- 
sion of scholarship and service to the state and to 
the nation. I've appreciated all of the candid feed- 
back from alumni, faculty, and students. At this 
September's faculty meeting I will summarize 
my analysis of the past year and describe my 
plans for evolving the management of the school 
in the context of the changing health care envi- 
ronment. More than ever before, we'll have to 
work together across departmental lines in the 
school and across school boundaries in the uni- 
versity to accomplish our mi.ssions. We'll need to 
study ourselves continuously to monitor our effi- 
ciency and effectiveness in teaching, health care 
delivery, and research endeavors. 

Among the changes I'll be describing at the 
September faculty meeting is the unification of 
the groups that serve our educational mission 
under a new executive associate dean for Med- 
ical Education. Dr. Cheryl McCartney, professor 
of psychiatry and foriner associate dean for 
Student Affairs, has agreed to head this effort 
which will integrate the functions of the divisions 
listed below. 

Admissions: UNC is one of four medical 
schools in the countiy that rank in the top 20 in 
both research and production of primary care 
physicians. To represent both strengths of our bi- 
niodal medical school to our applicants, faculty 
co-chairs of the Admissions Committee have 
been appointed. Dr. Paul Farel. professor of 
physiology and winner of numerous teaching 
awards, will co-chair the committee with Dr. 
Axalla Hoole, professor of medicine and former 
director of the Physical Diagnosis course. Mr. 
Larry Keith will assist them as the director of Re- 
cruitment, while he continues his role as director 
of the highly successful Medical Education De- 
velopment (MED) program. Ms. Rachel Castle, 
presently our school's registrar, has been named 
director of the Admissions Office. 

The new group already has been hard at work 
learning about our history and analyzing our pro- 
cedures. The Advisory Committee of the School 
of Medicine has approved their proposal to 
amend the admission requirements to replace 
one semester of general biology and encourage 
applicants to take courses in molecular biology 
and genetics and/or cellular and developmental 
biology instead. We will maintain our commit- 
ment to our strong combined degree programs: 
MD/PhD and MD/MPH. We will remain com- 
mitted to our mission to "provide access to ca- 

reers in the health professions to qualified appli- 
cants with a special emphasis upon North 
Carolinians," and to meet our "obligation 
to achieve representation of minorities in the 
health professions." 

I have expressed my appreciation to Dr Eliza- 
beth Mann for her contributions in seven years as 
associate dean for Admissions and almost 
20 years' service on the Admissions Committee. 

Curriculum: Dr. Nancy Chescheir, associate 
professor and former acting chair of obstetrics 
and gynecology, will be the associate dean for 
Curriculum. Her reputation for excellence in 
teaching was recognized by our students when 
they elected her to deliver the Whitehead lecture 
in 1996. She already has begun to review the fac- 
ulty management structure for the curriculum 
and to integrate student feedback. 

The Medical Practice and the Community 
course, popular for its exposure of first- and .sec- 
ond-year students to clinical medicine, is under 
her review as she assuines the leadership of the 
Office of Community Medical Education. 
OCME links us with hundreds of community 
physicians who precept our students in clinical 
experiences. Dr. Paul Farel will also serve as as- 
sociate dean for Pre-clinical Education. His vi- 
sion includes not only attention to the teaching of 
basic science to medical students, but also to im- 
provements in the university and MED curricula 
to excite college students about medical careers. 

We are grateful for the contributions to the ed- 
ucational program of Dr. William Mattem, pro- 
fessor of medicine and former senior associate 
dean for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Michael 
Sharp, professor of pediatrics and former direc- 
tor of the OCME. 

Student Affairs: Dr. Georgette Dent, associate 
professor of pathology and former assistant dean 
for Student Affairs, has been promoted to the 
role of associate dean for Student Affairs. She is 
hard at work preparing the seniors' dean's letters 
while assuming responsibility for the wide range 
of student support programs from orientation 
through graduation, including academic assis- 
tance, financial aid. and career counseling. 

Dr. Noelle Granger, professor of cell biology 
and anatomy, will continue as assistant dean for 
Student Affairs. Dr. Granger coordinates the very 
successful programs for student advocates and 
student research, including the Whitehead Med- 
ical Society, which is undertaking a comprehen- 
sive review of its constitution in order to 
strengthen its ability to lead and to represent our 
student body. The society manages a large bud- 
get to support the activities of student groups. 

many of whom provide community service 
across the state. 

Office of Educational Developnieni: Dr. Carol 
Tresolini will now direct this office, whose staff 
will refocus on support to the curriculum through 
institutional research, continuous quality im- 
provement of courses, and new styles of faculty 
development. Dr. Frank Stritter. retired OED di- 
rector, will continue his contributions in faculty 
development. We will expand the use of stan- 
dardized patients for teaching and then assessing 
students' competence in physical diagnosis and 
interviewing. Mr. Larry Keith is enlarging the 
MED program in order to offer rigorous prepara- 
tion for medical studies to non-traditional stu- 
dents as well as disadvantaged students. 
Programs for talented high school students inter- 
ested in health science careers will also grow. 

I thank all of the administrators who are step- 
ping down for their hard work over many years, 
which brought the school to its present strength 
and vitality. I wish the new leaders good luck as 
they evolve our programs to meet the emerging 
needs in medical education, research, and 
clinical care. As always. I am interested in 
your thoughts. 

Jeffrey L.Hoiipt.MD 


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Is There a Doctor in the House? 6 

The Ties That Bind : The Bum Center and Taiwan 10 

Pearls Day Review 12 

Faculty Profile: Charles van der Honst. MD 14 

Match Day 1998 jg 

Distinguished Service Awards 20 

New MAA President: Jim Hundley. MD '67 2 1 


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Faculty Notes 16 

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Spicer-Breckenridge lecture 
focuses on humanity of medicine 

Rafael Campo, MD. professor of medicine 
at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
in Boston and instructor of medicine at 
Harvard Medical School, was the keynote 
speaker at the 1998 Spicer-Breckenridge 
Memorial Lecture, held April 24 in con- 
junction with Spring Medical Alumni 
Weekend. Campo is the author of "The 
Other Mem Was Me'.' which won the 1993 
National Poetry Series award, and a col- 
lection of essays titled "The Poetry of 
Healing: A Doctor's Education in Empa- 
thy. Identity and Desire." Pictured behind 
Campo is Arnold Breckenridge. a 1939 
graduate of the School of Medicine who 
was killed while training for the invasion 
of Okinawa. 

Third mini medical school a 
hit with Raleigh audiences 

More than a dozen medical school faculty 
lecturers addressed some of the latest devel- 
opments in medical science at the School of 
Medicine's third Mini Medical School, a 
popular community lecture series initiated 
in 1996. 

Held at the N.C. Museum of Art in 
March, the five-part series was attended by 
more than 260 people, including science 
teachers, health careers students, and those 
simply interested in the science behind 
modern medicine. And as with previous 
Mini Medical Schools held in Chapel Hill 
and Charlotte, each session was highly rated 
for its content, speaker presentations and 

stimulating discussion. 

In the first session, titled "The Miracle of 
Life and the Curse of Addiction," Kathleen 
K. Sulik, PhD, professor of cell biology and 
anatomy, spoke on embryo development 
and the causes of birth defects. Fulton T. 
Crews, PhD, professor of pharmacology 
and director of the Bowles Center for Alco- 
hol Studies, addressed pleasure and reward 
systems in the brain and the causes of 

Week two featured Gerry S. Oxford, 
PhD, professor of physiology and director 
of the neurobiology curriculum, and Robert 
N. Golden, MD, professor and chair of psy- 
chiatry, who addressed how the brain func- 
tions and the neurobiology of depression, 

Attendees learned about battling infec- 
tious diseases during the third lecture. 
Myron S. Cohen, MD. professor of medi- 
cine and microbiology and immunology 
and chief of infectious diseases, talked 
about the body's defenses and the microbial 
wars. Charles van der Horst, MD. as.sociate 
professor of medicine and director of the 
UNC AIDS clinical trials unit, spoke on 

putting a halt to HIV. 

Part four of the series highlighted the 
ABCs of genetics: Oliver Smithies, D.Phil., 
Excellence professor of pathology, spoke 
on the basics of inherited diseases and how 
mistakes happen; Beverly H. Roller, PhD, 
research assistant professor of medicine, 
spoke on animal models for human genetic 
diseases; and Richard J. Samulski. PhD. as- 
sociate professor of pharmacology and di- 
rector of the UNC Gene Therapy Center, 
spoke on gene therapy. 

The wrap-up session, "Medicine for All 
Ages." featured Don K. Nakayama. MD. 
Colin G. Thomas distinguished professor of 
surgery and pediatrics, who addressed 
surgery for birth defects; Carol A. Ford. 
MD. assistant professor of pediatrics and 
medicine and director of the UNC Adoles- 
cent Medicine Program, who spoke on ado- 
lescent medicine; Harold C. Pillsbury III, 
MD, Thomas J. Dark distinguished profes- 
sor of surgery and chief of otolaryngology, 
who talked about cochlear implants for se- 
niors; and Jeffrey A. Houpt, MD, dean of 
the UNC-CH School of Medicine, who 
spoke on excellence in medical education. 

A thank-you to acting department chairs 

The School of Medicine held a reception in March to recognize and thank six faculty 
members who served as acting chairs of their re.spective departments. Pictured with 
Dean Jeffrey Houpt (third from left), they are: Laurence E. Dahners. MD. 
Orthopaedics: Ronald L Swanslroin. PhD. Biochemistry and Biophysics: Williatn F. 
Marzluff. PhD. Biochemistry and Biophysics: .lanne G. Cannon. PhD. Microbiology 
and Immunology: Michael G. O'Rand. PhD. Cell Biology and Anatomy: and Nancy C. 
Chescheir. MD. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Ultrasound center earns 

The Perinatal Diagnostic Center at UNC 
Hospitals recently received full ultrasound 
accreditation from the American Institute of 
Ultrasound in Medicine (AILIM). making it 
the only certified facility in the Triangle. 

Since 1996. the AIUM has certified 
322 sites, nine in North Carolina, and 
suggests that insurance companies eventu- 
ally may cover only ultrasounds at accredit- 
ed facilities. 

The recent trend toward accreditation fol- 
lows a push by the AIUM for higher stan- 
dards of quality assurance in ultrasound 
centers. To gain certification, centers must 
prove a high level of competence based on 
well-trained personnel, up-to-date equip- 
ment and properly documented case stud- 

Jeffrey Kuller. MD. associate professor 
of obstetrics and gynecology, organized the 
accreditation application. UNC did not 
make any changes in its existing operating 
practices in order to earn the accreditation, 
he said. "Although the accreditation was not to obtain, we felt confident in the high 
quality of ser\'ice that our unit already pro- 
vided."" said Kuller. 

UNC's Perinatal Diagnostic Center is 
also the only facility in the Triangle that has 
both an on-site ultrasound unit and its own 
screening program for fetal abnormalities. 
The center is staffed by five maternal- 
fetal medicine specialists, three genetic 
counselors and four diagnostic medical 

Biography of Dr. Berryhill 

Drs. Bill Blythe, Floyd Denny and Bill 
McLendon are preparing a biography of 
Dean Reece Berryhill, which will include a 
history of the foundation of the academic 
medical center at Chapel Hill. It is anticipat- 
ed that this will be completed before the 
50th anniversary celebration in 2f)02 of the 
opening of North Carolina Memorial 
Hospital and of the beginning of clinical ed- 
ucation for medical students at Chapel Hill 
in iy.'S2. 

The authors would appreciate hearing 
from anyone who would be willing to share 
reminiscences, anecdotes, correspondence 
or photographs of Dr. and Mrs. Berryhill. To 
help or for further information, please con- 
tact one of the following: 

• Dr. Bill Blythe. 1 14 Hillcrest Circle. 
Chapel Hill NC 27.5 1 4. (9 1 9) 942-ft.'i()() 

• Dr. Floyd Denny, 92 1 Dcxisons 
Crossroads. Chapel Hill NC 275 16, 

• Dr. Bill McLendon, 902 Wo(xlbine Drive. 
Chapel Hill NC 27514, (919)942-5227 

Gambel delivers 18th Zollicoffer Lecture 

Vanessa Nonhiiifiton Gamhcl. MD. PhD (left), visirs with attendees foUowinii her 
clelivery of the 199H Zollieoffer Leeture In February. Gambel Is direetor of the Center 
for the Study ofRaee and Ethnicity in Medicine at the University of Wisconsin at 
Madison. Established in 1981 . the Zollicoffer Lecture commemorates more than 
30 years of minority presence in the UNC-CH School of Medicine. Lawrence 
Zollicoffer. MD, who died in 1976. was the fourth African-American f^raduate of the 
School of Medicine and a founder of the Garwyn Medical Center in Baltimore. He 
was also widely recofiiiized as a civil and human rifihts activist. 

Stamping out breast cancer 

I he UNC Lineberi.;er Comprehensive Cancer Center was the site of the east coast 
unveilin}' of the breast cancer research "seniipostal" stamp. The new 41) cent stamp l.\ 
valid for 32 cent First Class postage. Seventy percent of the difference will fund breast 
cancer research at the National Institutes of Health, and 30 percent will i-o to the 
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Frof>ram. Ceremony speakers were {fnmi left I 
UNC System President Molly Broad: Cancer Center Director //. Shelton Farp III: 
Senator l.aiich Faircloth. who spon.sored the leiiislation creating the stamp: Sue Moore, 
(ofoniuler of the Breast Cancer Coalition ofNC: Colonel Irene Rich, diredor of 
Department of Defense Medical Research Pn>,i;rams: and Chapel Hill Postmaster 
Robert McClain. 



A sampling of research activity from the 
UNC medical center. Further details are 
available from the investigator. E-mail ad- 
dresses are listed when available, other- 
wise, all researchers can be reached 
through the Carolina Consultation Center. 
(HOO) 862-6264. 

Scientists find eye pigment 
controls circadian rhythm 

Carolina researchers have discovered a 
new hght-sensitive pigment in the eye, the 
skin and pail of the brain responsible for the 
body's internal clock. The discovery is the 
first of its kind in more than a century and 
might lead to better treatment for depressed 
people or fewer accidents at work during 
late-night shifts. 

The pigment, called cryptochronie 
or CRY. appears to control mammals" 
circadian rhythm, the 24-hour biological 
timer that regulates numerous bodily func- 
tions. Those processes — synchronized to 
light and dark by light at dawn — range 
from body temperature and blood pressure 
regulation to intellectual performance, 
sleeping and wakefulness. 

"We are extremely excited about this fun- 
damental discovery because it appears to be 
so central to mental and physiologic func- 
tioning." said Aziz Sancar. MD. PhD. 
Kenan professor of biochemistry and bio- 
physics at the School of Medicine. "In the 
past, it was assumed that the same pigment 
in the eye was responsible for both vision 
and circadian synchronization. We have 
now shown that that's not true. 

"Understanding how circadian rhythm 
works has many practical applications." 
said Sancar. "First, individuals with a dis- 
ease called seasonal affective disorder, or 
SAD. suffer serious depression during the 
winter months with short daylight. It may 
be that SAD patients have a defective gene 
that doesn't produce the pigment properly 
or simply suffer from a vitamin B-2 defi- 
ciency. Maybe we can treat some patients 
with vitamin B-2." 

Second, industrial accidents such as 

those at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl 
often occur at night. American industry has 
collected data showing most accidents hap- 
pen during the midnight shift. 

"That's because people's circadian 
clocks have told them that it is time to 
slow down, and mistakes are more likely." 
Sancar said. 

Findings appear in the May 26. 1998 
Proceedings of the National Academy of 

Sweet tooth, personality 
traits predict risk of 

A new study by researchers at UNC's 
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies offers 
compelling evidence that a strong prefer- 
ence for intense sweet taste combined with 
a particular personality profile can help di- 
agnose alcoholism with great accuracy. 

The findings also may pave the way for 
development of an easy-to-administer diag- 
nostic test for determining the risk of devel- 
oping alcoholism. 

"So far, the combination of a 'sweet test' 
and a written survey called the Tridimen- 
sional Personality Questionnaire — which 
evaluates the levels of novelty seeking, 
harm avoidance, and reward dependence — 
allowed an accurate diagnosis of alco- 
holism in 85 percent of the subjects 
studied." said Alexey Kampov-Polevoy. 
PhD. p.sychiatry research fellow. "Actually, 
the word alcohol is never mentioned 
throughout this testing routine, which takes 
about 1 5 to 20 minutes. No other diagnostic 
test for alcoholism shows such results." 

Kampov-Polevoy said a strong liking for 
sweets alone is not enough to accurately in- 
dicate the presence of alcoholism. Only sweet-liking individuals who have a 
certain personality profile are vulnerable to 
the development of alcoholism. 

Research findings were published in the 
May 1998 issue of the journal Alcoholism: 
Clinical and Experimental Research. Kam- 
pov-Polevoy can he reached at <akam->. 

Childhood obesity grows 
among second-generation 

Adolescent obesity increases significant- 
ly among .second- and third-generation im- 
migrants to the United States, according to a 
new UNC-CH study. Why is not known, 
.scientists say. but less physical activity and 
a higher-fat. more plentiful diet probably 
are responsible. 

"Childhood obesity is a major public 
health problem affecting nearly 25 percent 
of all North American children." the authors 
wrote. "Its effects on health during child- 
hood and adulthood and its related social 
and economic consequences are becoming 
clearer. What is less clear is the way in 
which patterns of adolescent obesity vary 
by race, age and sex." 

All Asian immigrant groups, except Chi- 
nese and Filipinos, doubled their proportion 
of obese children during the transition from 
first-generation to second-generation resi- 
dency, the study showed. The level of in- 
crease between first- and second-generation 
Hispanics was almost as great. 

"TTiese results tell us that the power of the 
process of adapting to the American 
lifestyle of diet and activity is far greater 
and occurs more rapidly than we thought." 
said Barry M. Popkin, PhD. professor of nu- 
trition at the School of Medicine and one of 
the authors. 

A report on the findings appears in the 
May 1998 issue of the Journal of Nutrition. 
Popkin can he reached at <popkin.cpc@>. 

Researchers discover key 
cancer control mechanism 

A gene called ARF attaches to and dis- 
ables a protein known as MDM2 and in the 
process helps protect the body against can- 
cer. School of Medicine researchers have 

The mechanism appears to be one of the 
most potent natural ways of fighting tumor 

development and might be manipulated to 
treat cancer more successfully or detect it 
earlier, the scientists say. 

"While this work is not a cure for cancer, 
it is very important for several reasons." said 
Yue Xiong. PhD. assistant professor of bio- 
cheiTiistry at the UNC Lineberger Compre- 
hensive Cancer Center. "First, it provides a 
mechanism by which ARF suppresses 
tumor growth. It also may explain why a 
certain genetic locus, or site on a chromo- 
some, is frequently missing in human can- 

A report on the discovery appears in the 
March 20. 199S issue o/Cell. Xioni^ can he 
reached at <yxion<;(a email. iinc.edio. 

New RNA repair may 
lead to more successful 
gene therapy 

A possible new fonn of gene therapy de- 
signed to mask genetic mutations — instead 
of cutting away and replacing them — has 
been developed by scientists at the School 
of Medicine and Bern University in 

The technique, so far limited to laborato- 
ry cell cultures, involves using small RNA 
molecules to block defective processing, or 
splicing, inside cell nuclei of a messenger 
RNA that codes for a blood protein known 
as beta-globin. 

Since the short RNA fragments block the 
faulty processing sites, cells' splicing ma- 
chinery can only use functional, non-mutat- 
ed locations, researchers say. What results 
is steady production of healthy "messen- 
gers," which then relay accurate genetic in- 
structions into cell cytoplasm where nonnal 
proteins assemble. 

"This work offers real hope that one day 
we will be able to cure — not just treat — 
beta thalassemia, an inherited deficiency of 
hemoglobin, the essential protein that car- 
ries oxygen and gives blood its red color." 
said R)s/ard Kole. PhD. professor of phar- 
macology and one ol the authors. 

A report on the research appears in the 
April 2fi, I99H issue oj the Proceedings ot 

the National Academy of Sciences. Kole 
can he reached at <kole(a>. 

State program boosts 
immunization rates 

North Carolina's practice of buying al- 
most all vaccines distributed to doctors' of- 
fices and public health clinics across the 
state has been a wise investment, a new 
study concludes. 

"North Carolina's universal purchase 
program has had a significant positive im- 
pact on immunization rates, especially for 
children with inadequate insurance for 
well-child care," said Gary L. Freed. MD. 
associate professor of pediatrics at the 
School of Medicine. 

"We found that as a result of this pro- 
gram, children who were either uninsured 
or underinsured increased their immuniza- 
tions by up to 10 percent." he said. "That's a 
very big difference because boosting rates 
for those particular kids is especially diffi- 
cult, and that was the reason for the pro- 

Freed presented the findings on May 5, 
1998 at the Pediatric Academic Societies' 
annual tneeting in New Orleans. He can he 
reached at <f>ary J'reed0.imc .edu> . 

Scientists create 3-D map of 
cell membrane ion pump 

For the first time, scientists have succeed- 
ed in mapping the structure of an ion pump 
in cells" plasma membrane — the "bag" 
that holds human and animal cells together 
and separates them from neighboring cells. 
The researchers did it by crystallizing the 
membrane and studying it under electron 

Their work is a basic science break- 
through, the investigators say, because of 
the great diftlculty involved and the iiiipor- 
lance of membranes, which conlrul many 
key bodily functions. 

"Before you can understand how some- 
thing in the body works, you have to know 

what its structure is at the atomic level, and 
that's what we have been investigating," 
said Gene A. Scarborough. PhD. professor 
of phamiacology at the School of Medicine. 
"The ion pump we studied is especially im- 
portant because it is part of a family of 
membrane proteins that regulate blood 
pressure, heart function, nerve conduction 
and acid .secretion." 

A report of the findings appeared in the 
May 1998 issue o/Nature, the top British 
biological journal. Scarborough can be 
reached at <> . 

New test for detecting 
radiation damage shows 
great promise 

Canadian scientists collaborating with a 
School of Medicine researcher have devel- 
oped the most precise test yet for genetic 
damage caused by ionizing radiation and 
cancer-causing chemicals. 

The new test promises to be extremeh 
useful because it is some lO.CXX) to 100.(X)() 
times more sensitive than other assays, the 
scientists say. Experiments w ith the tech- 
nique also suggest doctors soon may be able 
to boost the body's ability to repair genetic 

"Potentially, this assay could measure 
clinically relevant damage from ionizing ra- 
diation even in a clinical situation," said 
Steven A. Leadon. PhD. professor of radia- 
tion oncology at the School of Medicine. 
"Before long, we also may be able lo moni- 
tor the effects of irradiating tumors much 
better than we can now ," 

A report on the research appears in the 
Max 15 . 1998 issue ofthe journal Science. 


u6ni6r University of 

North Carolina Hospitals 


Is There a Doctor in 
the House? 

Perhaps not, hut it might not matter. One of the nation s top teJemedicine 
programs is connecting remote rural patients with the best care available. 

by Dale Gibson 

Walker Long, MD. was up 
early on a September morn- 
ing, but it could have been 
any morning in any month. 
Not unlike most of the physicians at UNC 
Hospitals, he works long hours, somehow 
trying to extend his expertise to every nook 
of the state that pays his salary. 

On this moming, his mission was one he 
embarks upon regularly: 7:30 a.m., board 
one of the small prop plans that comprise 
the "UNC Air Force," spend 40 minutes in 
the air, another 10 or so in a cab and end up 
at New Hanover Regional Medical Center 
for a day's work. 

There, Long calls on his training as a pe- 
diatric heart specialist to diagnose the wor- 
risome cases that have been referred to the 
Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, which has been 
a staple of the Wilmington hospitaFs re- 
gional outreach since 1 968. 

Caring for kids is a passion with Long, 
but he has developed another mission of late 
— using technology to bring better and 
more affordable health care to those who 
need it without requiring travel. Grouped 
loosely under the tenn "telemedicine." it's a 
growing mantra that Long finds compelling 
and crucial to the future of his profession. 
That's why he agreed a year ago to increase 
his already considerable work burden 
to take on the job of director of the Office 
of Telemedicine at the UNC School 
of Medicine, where he is a tenured as.sociate 

"Tm on a dead run," said Long, who at 48 
maintains a youthful appearance despite a 
full .shock of graying hair. 

Mark Williams, MD. a colleague of 
Long's at UNC, also is a believer in the ben- 
efits of telemedicine. But unlike Long, 
Williams is a geriatrics specialist and he has 
established a program that involves consul- 
tation with patients and doctors in remote 

areas of North Carolina through video 

In one case, Williams had a patient in 
Northampton County with a liver problem 
who had been going back and forth between 
home and UNC Hospitals for tests. The pa- 
tient would return to his family doctor back 
home, and along with him he carried the 
burden of interpreting what he had been told 
in Chapel Hill. Much like the game of "Gos- 
sip," there was little confidence the mes- 
sages were being conveyed accurately. 

"The patient felt he was the purveyor of 
the information back to his local doctors, 
and he wasn't sure if he was carrying all the 
information he needed to," said Williams. 
"He asked if we could have a telemedicine 

With the liver specialist in the Chapel Hill 
studio and the patient, his doctor and a 
physician's assistant at the other end, the 
conference was convened. "The discussion 
went back and forth, and this was important 
because the range of possibilities went from 
doing nothing at all to major surgery," 
Williams noted. 

The session was videotaped, and the pa- 
tient took the tape home to show his wife. 
"The documentation was far superior to a 
written set of notes," Williams said. "By 
having everybody involved, a systematic 
plan emerged." Surgery was deemed unnec- 
essary, and the patient is doing just fine. 

Digital diagnosis 

Telemedicine actually is but a piece of an 
overall revolution that Long, among others, 
sees coming in health care, courtesy of ad- 
vances in technology and telecommunica- 
tions. "Telemedicine right now is an arcane 
little area," Long said as he took a break 
from examining children at the New 
Hanover clinic. "What we're really aiming 
for is the digital transformation of 

health care." 

Almost as if by script, a UNC resident 
who had accompanied Long on this trip to 
the New Hanover clinic presented his men- 
tor with a case that makes Long's point. A 
boy we'll call Scott has suffered the effects 
of muscular dystrophy and severe mental 
retardation for all of his 15 years. His small 
and twisted body is so imperfect that he reg- 
ularly must contend with new and recurring 
health problems. 

Long was asked to review Scott's file 
after the boy's family doctor in rural New 
Hanover County became concemed about a 
problem with his heart rhythm. Long 
opened the file, about a quarter of an inch 
thick, and surmised in mere seconds that it 
didn't contain enough infonnation to make 
a proper diagnosis. About the only docu- 
ment worth reviewing was an electrocardio- 
gram, and it was badly out of date. 

A boy with such chronic health problems 
would have amassed huge medical files. 
"Where are they?" Long posed. "Some of 
them may be in the basement of this hospi- 
tal — on microfiche — and if I want them I 
have to go down there, find them, make 
prints ... not a very effective use of any doc- 
tor's time." More of Scott's files undoubted- 
ly are stored at his family doctor's office; 
others might be in Chapel Hill or any of a 
number of facilities. 

Long's point: Information about patients 
is a vital ingredient in delivering effective 
health care and today's paper-based system 
of record-keeping is a huge impediment. 

His solution: Technology. 

When the two subjects are merged — 
care for patients and technology — Long 
can barely contain himself. "Seeing patients 
is always fun — especially children, be- 
cause they're so full of life," he said. "But 
I'm so excited about what technology can 
do to improve health care that I can 
hardly sleep." 

Long said the digital revolution — the 

Dr. Mark Williams has a teleconference with Edith Ediiumson and her nurse. Kim Jahnsou. at Our Commiinitx Hospital in Scotland 
Neck. Williams says that "patients quickly i^et into the encounter — very much the wax a person feels a part of the action in a 
movie theater." 

Internet, att'ordable technology — offers 
the opportunity for the health-care business 
to solve some of its most egregious prob- 
lems and. in the process, deliver belter care 
at less cost. 

This is a realm of telemedicine that 
might best be described as the "backshop" 
of the technology. Long foresees the cre- 
ation of a medical Internet, which might 
piggy-back the current Internet. In his vi- 
sion, the birth of a human being would 
mark the beginning of lifelong electronic 
tracing of that person's medical history, 
which u ould be readily accessible to physi- 
cians everywhere. 

Reasons for change 

A sometimes lecturer in the Kenan-Fla- 
gler Business School on the financial as- 
pects of health care. Long ticked off the 
reasons his profession must embrace tech- 

• \5 percent of this country's gross 
domestic product is for health care. 

• 40 percent of that is spent on the stor- 
age and retrieval of information. 

• 20 percent of that is spent in error. 

Long, a native of Raleigh w ho earned his 
medical degree with honors from the UNC 
School of Medicine in 1976, ultimately 
wants every doctor in every facility around 
the globe to have access to a computer that 
would give that physician quick access to 
complete patient records. 

The technology is here, he reasoned: ATM 
cards are an example of such electronic com- 
munications. As a first step in that direction, 
the UNC medical school is installing 12S 
computer tenninals that will use ISDN tech- 
nology, modems and inexpensive cameras to 
establish voice and video communications 
among doctors within the hospital as 
well as at other facilities that have similar 

"This is critically important to the future of 
health care for three reasons." Long said. 
"The patient wants access to information and 
expertise: the physicians need access to pa- 
tient data: and leaders in health care need 
access to the aggregate data so they can accu- 
rately judge what's going on in the business." 

Beyond that, several programs are under 
way at UNC that clearls fit the nxire narrow 

definition of telemedicine — the use of 
technology to close the distance between 
healthcare providers and those in need of 
their expertise. 

Thinking globally 

UNC is not alone in experimenting with 
telemedicine. but its year-old program al- 
ready has been judged among the best in the 
nation by a national publication that tracks 
the field. 

Ultimately, through technology, patients 
and doctors may be brought more closely to- 
gether than they have for years. For example, 
in one program at Ft. Gordon. Ga.. doctors 
are placing computers in homes that are 
linked to their ofllces — the virtual return of 
the house call. 

"Technology can truly lake us back to the 
future." Williams said. 

Although Long and Williams specialize at 
opposite ends of the human life cycle, their 
interests converge in technology. Two pro- 
jects they are overseeing separately provide 
case studies of how Carolina is working to 
extend the vast metlical expertise ot the UNC 

Dr. Robert McAnor and a technician perform an echocarclioi^rani on a newhoni at New Hanover Rciiional Hospital in Wilmington. 

system across the state and beyond. 

"Chancellor [Michael] Hooker said short- 
ly after he arrived here that the medical 
school is the best ambassador for this Univer- 
sity because we're out there," Long said. 
"Now. we're going out there virtually." 

As one of six pediatric heart specialists at 
UNC, Long's expertise is in demand. At New 
Hanover Regional, which serves seven coun- 
ties, about 300 infants are admitted to the car- 
diac intensive care unit every year — many 
of them with puzzling heart anomalies that 
can be diagnosed most accurately by 
a pediatric heart specialist. And the region 
has none. 

For years. Long and other specialists from 
UNC have traveled to faraway comers of the 
state for clinics, workshops and consulta- 
tions. And, of course, patients routinely visit 
UNC Hospitals for care. 

"With telemedicine, distance will no 
longer be a barrier." Long said. "We will be 
able to provide the of this hospital 
— there are 600 physicians here — without 
making the patient or us travel, and it will be 
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week." 

Such care, in fact, already is available in a 
telemedicine program that links UNC Hospi- 

tals with five hospitals in North Carolina: 
New Hanover Regional; Cape Fear Memori- 
al in Fayetteville; Women's Hospital in 
Greensboro: Moore Regional in Southern 
Pines: and Scotland Memorial in Laurinburg. 
The system is even linked to a hospital in 
Santiago, Chile — providing a glimpse of the 
promise of virtual care on a global basis that 
Long envisions. 

One of the fastest connections now avail- 
able, a T-1 line, links UNC to New Hanover. 
The others are linked by less expensive ISDN 
lines, which although slower are adequate, in 
Long's judgment. UNC has loaned each of 
the hospitals a computer system designed by 
Long and a Raleigh consulting company that 
provides all of the necessary equipment to 
transmit echocardiograms of newborn hearts 
to Chapel Hill for expert diagnosis. 

Equipped with a small camera produced 
by a Wilmington company, the doctors can 
even hold video consultations. Dr. Robert 
McArtor, director of the pediatric ICU at 
New Hanover and a professor in UNC's De- 
partment of Pediatrics, can wheel the unit di- 
rectly to the crib of a newborn and scan the 
baby with the camera, .sending the image to 
Chapel Hill. Or he can take an echo, which is 

simultaneously transmitted for diagnosis. 
Often, though, the echo is videotaped and 
transmitted with a written diagnosis faxed 
back within an hour. 

Previously, videos were shipped by ex- 
press mail services — causing significant de- 
lays in diagnosis. Or a diagnosis was made 
by a without specialized training 
in the newborn heart. 

"We're finding this to be a critical element 
in the care we offer," said McArtor. "This 
simple technology may indeed save lives in 
that babies sometimes are bom with a condi- 
tion that may appear to be a lung disease but 
actually is a heart problem that only can be 
treated at UNC." 

Often. McArtor or the pediatricians in 
Wilmington can take care of the baby's prob- 
lems. In severe cases, the newborn may be 
transported to Chapel Hill. In the past, 
though, babies that didn't need transport 
often were sent to Chapel Hill — at consider- 
able trouble and expense. 

"What telemedicine does, it changes the 
definition of a hospital," said Long. "What 
UNC Hospitals offers now will be a cohesive 
service. Ultimately, the buildings will just 
be assets." 

Back at UNC Hospitals. Ih Walker Loiii; reads the image. 

Elder care 

At the other end of the age spectrum in 
health care is Williams, who uses the N.C. In- 
formation Highway to deliver virtual care 
and consultations to geriatric patients in the 
rural northeastern comer of North Carolina at 
Halifax Memorial Hospital. Our Community 
Hospital in Scotland Neck, and the Rural 
Health Group in Jackson. 

The N.C. Information Highway is a dedi- 
cated electronic network — essentially an in- 
trastate Internet — connecting educational, 
medical and other state agencies with the 
purpose of improving communications 
and services. 

Though a significantly more expensive 
transmission mode than ISDN or even T- 1 
lines. Williams said, the quality of the infor- 
mation superhighway provides the clarity 
that's necessary to make patients feel 
confident in the care they are receiving in 
his program. 

Unlike Long's pediatric program, which 
primarily involves diagnosis. Williams' pro- 
gram is based on consultation. Older adults 
require a variety of specialists because of 
myriad health challenges that arise with age 

— hospital services, mental health services. 
social services, nursing services, long- 
term care. 

Williams has turned a small room at UNC 
Hospitals into a TV studio-like conference 
room, complete with cameras, audio equip- 
ment and the computers necessary for trans- 
mission. Similar rooms are in place at the 
remote facilities. There, hospital specialists 
are brought into a consultation that includes 
the patient and the patient's local 
care providers. 

"We can confidently feel the human pres- 
ence over this system." said Williams. "We 
have a large-screen TV so individual images 
are life size, a very good audio system and 
those elements allow patients to quickly get 
into the encounter — very much the way a 
person feels a part of the action in a 
movie theater." 

Focus group research has even returned a 
startling fintling: Some patients actually pre- 
fer the teleconference approach to a face-to- 
face encounter with their doctor. "We hear 
patients tell us, 'I've got my doctor's undivid- 
ed attention; he's not standing there with one 
hand on the doorknob and one on the chart. 
There arc no interruptions, and the environ- 

ment is not hostile.' " 

Long and Williams concede their projects 
should be considered demonstrations at this 
point. Challenges remain, including con- 
cerns about privacy. Accepting a long-dis- 
tance diagnosis is one thing: health care 
providers also must be sure they can maintain 
the integrity of their patient records over a 
far-reaching computer network holding a 
wealth of personal and sometimes sensitive 

As such issues are being addressed. Long 
and Williams see themselves as helping de- 
fine the leading edge of the future of health 
care. Step by step, they are working to prove 
that telemedicine not only works, but does so 
in ways that no other form of medical out- 
reach can match. J 

jl Ins article first appeared in the 
Mayl.liine /y^cS' Carolina Alumni Review. 
Reprinted with perniissidirj 

The Ties That Bind 

by Robin C. Gaitens and 
Carolines. Stuck, MPH 

'/ ■ ^ stablishing a 'sister relationship" 
* Bj is like adding members to a fami- 
I ' ly,""saidJimmy Wang, chair of the 
.^^M^board of directors for the 
Childhood Burn Foundation in Taiwan, 
during a luncheon with N.C. Jaycee Burn 
Center staff. 

This spring, Wang and three other burn 
care specialists and surgeons from Taiwan 
visited the Burn Center, met with staff and 
School of Medicine Dean Jeffrey Houpt, and 
attended rounds and clinic. During the two- 
day visit, the Burn Center signed a "sister 
agreement" with the Childhood Bum Foun- 
dation to assist it in establishing burn sur- 
vivor activities — such as a children's 
weekend bum camp and an adult reunion — 
and a bum prevention program. 

"Much of the CBF"s public education ef- 
forts focus on how to apply first-aid after a 
burn has occurred," explains Michael Peck, 
MD, N.C. Jaycee Bum Center director. "We 
think we can help them build a bum preven- 
tion program that more closely resembles 
our 'Learn not to Bum" program.'" 

The CBF was established by MacKay 
Memorial Hospital and the Ali Shan Oasis 
Shrine Club in Taipei in 1988 to provide 
medical, financial and psychosocial support 
to Taiwanese burned children. It currently 
contracts with more than 30 burn centers in 
Taiwan. Each year, the CBF educates the 
public on preventing bums and appropriate 
first-aid care, assists approximately 500 
burned children with their financial needs, 
assists hospitals in education and research, 
and solicits approximately $3 million in do- 
nations from the community to support these 

Last fall. Peck traveled to Taiwan accom- 
panied by the Bum Center"s nurse manager, 
Anita Maready Fields, BSN, and dietitian 
Yih-Harn Chang, MS, RD, CNSD. They 
spent a week touring the region's major bum 
centers, making five presentations and estab- 

The Taiwanese delegation to Chapel Hill this spring included, from left. Dr Kwant-Yi 
Tung, plastic surgeon and future director of MacKay Memorial Hospital burn center in 
Taipei: Rev. Ging-Song Chen, social worker from MacKay Memorial Hospital and 
executive secretary of the CBF: Dn Jimmy Wang, chair of the CBF board of directors: 
and. far right. Dr Hsian-Jenn Wang. FICS. dean of National Defense School of Medicine 
in Taipei. They are joined here by Burn Center Director Michael Peck (center). Burn 
Center Dietitian Yih-Harn Cluing, and School of Medicine Dean Jeffrey Houpt. 

The N.C. Jaxcee Burn Center team in front of the Grand Hotel on Chen Chin Lake with 
host Capt. Jen-Yu Schoung. director of the ROC Naval General Hospital burn center in 

lishing long-term ties. While in 
Taiwan, Peck signed two "sister agree- 
ments" — with MacKay Memorial Hospi- 
tal in Taipei and w ith Changhua Christian 
Hospital in Changhua — to exchange edu- 
cational resources, research and personnel 
of all disciplines, including surgeons, nurs- 
es, therapists and dietitians, to facilitate 
the care of bum patients on both sides of the 

Taiwan, which has benefited from pros- 
perity and political stability in the last three 
decades, boasts of medical care facilities 
that parallel the best in the Asia and burn 
care not unlike that available here in the 
United States. Although burn surgeons in 
the Orient find themselves handicapped by 
certain cultural problems, such as the lack 
of cadaver donations for skin, they make 
up for this in ingenuity: one surgeon, 
Tsuo-Wu Ling, at National Taiwan Univer- 
sity Hospital, grows transgenic pigs 
as a source of non-reactive pig skin to tem- 
porarily cover the wounds of patients with 

Dr. Peck and Siipenmendent Dr. Chiaii-Scng Hwaiii; sign one of the first "sister 
ciiireement.'s" at Changhua Chrisitian Hospital. 

large bum injuries. 

"Seeing what other countries can do with 
such limited resources instilled a desire to 
come back [to Chapel Hill] and do even 
more than we had before," .says Fields. 

Before he left Chapel Hill, CBF chair 
Wang said how much he looked forward to 
having "our new family visit us again in 
Taiwan." The Bum Center hopes to send an- 
other team to the sister hospitals this fall. □ 

Study finds Russian women, children 
not getting enough iron in their diet 

Russian women and children, especial- 
ly those from poorer families, fail to con- 
sume enough iron in their diets, and the 
deficiency could seriously damage their 
health, according to a recent report from a 
UNC research team. More than half the 
iron they do ingest is lost through interac- 
tions with other foods. 

"Introduction of free-market policies 
and loss of traditionally important suppli- 
ers has led to a sharp rise in the cost of 
many basic foods in Russia," said Martin 
Kohlmeier, MD, research professor of nu- 
trition at the School of Medicine. "This 
has raised concerns that some Russians 
cannot allbrd the foods they need to main- 
tain optimal health. 

"An adequate supply of iron is espe- 
cially important for the unborn child 

throughout pregnancy and for young chil- 
dren because their mental and physical 
development can be slowed by even mod- 
erate deficiencies," Kohlmeier said. 
"Brain and other sensitive tissue may suf- 
fer irreversible deficits." 

Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for In- 
temational Development, along with sev- 
eral Russian academic and government 
institutions, the research involved analyz- 
ing infonnation from the Russian Longi- 
tudinal Monitoring Study, a continuing 
large Moscow-based survey about health 
and nutrition. 

The survey, repeated four times, in- 
volved interviews with a representative 
sample of 3, 1 88 women of reproductive 
age about diet and other lifestyle charac- 
teristics. Among them, the women had 

1 ,764 children ages 1 3 or younger. 

From answers about how much meat 
and non-meat foods such as fruit were 
consumed, researchers estimated iron 
consumption. They found total dietary 
iron among the women was only two- 
thirds of the recommended level in Rus- 

Educated meal planning can boost iron 
intake from available foods, Kohlmeier 
said. Besides stressing inclusion of vita- 
min C-rich foods with iron-rich meals, 
young women need to know that avoiding 
inhibitors of iron absorption can help. In 
the Russian diet, tea. rye bread, nuts and 
seeds are among the most common iron 
absorption inhibitors. 


"To he successful and happy, learn 
respect" was the message from Dr. 
Anthony Meyer. Surgery. Respect your 
peers. Respect hospital staff. Respect 
your family. And respect yourself. 

Dr Chip Baker, Surgery, told a 
parable while performing Tai Chi. 

Dr. Steve Kiscr, Medicine, recited a 
poem about "Dr Proctor, the doctor, the 
healer of all he sees" to point out that 
much of illness is due to an.\iety and 

By relating a personal e.xperience. Dr. James Bryan, 
Medicine, warned students to be careful of trying to help 
patients too much. 

Among the pearls from Dr Nancy Cheschier. OB-GYN: 
Become a lifelong learner. Take risks and push limits. Immerse 
yourself Learning is work so be sure to pamper yourself. 

Dr Charles van der Hoist. Medicine, was the first to deliver his pearls to the class of 1998 at the popular animal event. Also 
invited to share their wisdom were, below from left, Drs. Mekmie Mintzer. Family Medicine: Lee Berkowitz. Medicine: Henry Lesesne, 
Medicine: Steve Wells. OB-GYN: Anthony Lindsey. Psychiatiy: Don Nakayama. Sioi;eiy: Robert Bashford. Psychiatry: and Harvey 
Hamrick. Pediatrics. 

Faculty Pwfih 

He's Not the Perfect Doctor 

by Dale (Jibson 

Hutch, the narrative character in 
Reynolds Price's emotion- 
churning novel. The Promise of 
Rest, gazed in wonderment as 
Dr. Margaret Ives stood at the bedside of his 
son. Wade, as the young man lay dying of 
the plague called AIDS. 

Wade wanted a promise of no extraordi- 
nary life-prolonging measures. "Margaret 
Ives hcnt and kissed Wade's arm at the 
elbow hinge. Her voice .said. 'Swear Every 
one of us swears. You sleep on that' " 

Dr. Margaret Ives is a fictional character. 
Dr. Charles van der Horst is not. He is a liv- 
ing and life-giving medical doctor, a spe- 
cialist in infectious diseases and director of 
the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at UNC Hos- 
pitals. Books have been written about a lot 
of people who have touched fewer lives than 
this 46-year-old. Hai-vard-trained specialist. 
Van der Horst has hugged his patients; he 
has fought their delegation to the lower 
rungs of America's classes; and he has felt 
the heart- wrenching pain of loss. 

So much loss. 

In an early year of this decade — a time 
when AIDS was even more feared and less 
understood than it is today — van der Horst 
experienced the crossroads of his work and 
his emotions when a patient lay dying. The 
antibiotic treatment was failing, but the 
patient wanted to continue it. "Charlie." as 
the doctor is known by his patients, might 
have agreed. Van der Horst. the clinician, 
could not. 

"I knew they [antibiotics] were not going 
to improve things," he said. "They would 
just prolong it." 

So much pain. 

Yet, with each step backward, van der 
Horst and his colleagues at UNC and across 
the nation have made strides forward. None 
perhaps was more satisfying than the an- 
nouncement they made on the last day of 
February in 1997, when a newspaper head- 
line read: "AIDS "cocktail" saves lives." 

The researchers had proved that a power- 
ful new combination of drugs not only re- 
stores sick people to health. It also gives new 
life to those who were learning how to die. 

That such an announcement, which 
gained worldwide attention, came from 
Chapel Hill was supremely appropriate. 
Since 1 988, van der Horst has built the UNC 
AIDS Clinical Trials Unit into the largest of 

40 in the nation — a place where 1,100 pa- 
tients receive care each year; some 
$500,000 worth of life-giving drugs are dis- 
pensed free of charge; and significant 
knowledge has been gained in combating a 
dark disease. 

So much success. 

'"Charlie ... has clearly led the way in de- 
veloping new therapies for patients with 
AIDS," says Dr. William Powderly, an 
AIDS researcher at Washington University 
in St. Louis. Dr. Steve Schnittman. a scien- 
tist at the National Institutes of Health in 
Washington. D.C.. adds, "Among all of 
those in the world who are involved in 
AIDS research, Charlie is among the 
upper echelon." 

Yet, like Margaret Ives, van der Horst's 
compassion sometimes takes people aback. 
They are not accustomed to such emotion in 
a person of science. Van der Horst suffered 
mightily in 1992 as a patient named Nat 
Blevins was slowly losing his fight against 
AIDS. Blevins" mother, Bemita, wrote this 
in a letter to van der Horst: '"I think of all the 
people who are such a blessing to Nat and to 
us as Nat's parents, and you are at the top of 
the list. Thank you for being such a wonder- 
ful friend as well as a great doctor for Nat, 
and others. I'm sure."" 

For van der Horst. there's simply no other 
way. ""Keeping a distance from patients, I 
don't believe in that," he said. "It's incredi- 
bly wonderful when you hug a patient." 

A deadly virus-in-waiting 

Van der Horst was born in Holland but 
moved with his parents to upstate New York 
while an infant. His parents spotted a keen 
mind early on and enrolled him at Phillips 
Academy in Andover. Mass., after which he 
journeyed south to attend Duke University 
and earned a degree in history in 1974. But 
young van der Horst was fascinated 
with science and had a natural acumen for 
math, so he enrolled in Harvard Medical 
School where he obtained his medical de- 
gree in 1979. 

During his residency in New York, he de- 
cided to .specialize in infectious diseases be- 
cause "you can treat the patient and make 
them better." Besides, he was intrigued by 
the structure of viruses. 

'"The artistry of them is really beautiful." 
said van der Horst as he pulled a book from 

his cluttered shelves to locate photos of the 
microscopic organisms. Pointing to one in 
particular he said admiringly: "'They have a 
very elegant, simple structure — beautiful." 

In the case of the AIDS virus, beauty is 
deadly. And little did van der Horst know 
during his residency studies that one of his- 
tory's most deadly viruses lay in waiting to 
challenge his training. He eschewed the 
bills, malpractice worries and the other has- 
sles of private practice, and instead came to 
UNC in 1982 as a fellow in infectious dis- 
eases. He subsequently taught at Duke for 
two years before joining Research Triangle 
In.stitute, where he helped oversee all of the 
AIDS research being done throughout 
the nation. 

Today, as a doctor in the hospital and as 
an assistant professor in the School of Medi- 
cine, he embraces his three professional 
lives: Care of patients, research into infec- 
tious diseases and mentoring young physi- 
cians. Van der Horst is driven by two other 
passions — his family and standing up for 
what he believes is right. 

Family man, gadfly 

He tries to leave work by 6 p.m. most 
days to spend time with his wife, who heads 
the Hypertension Center at Duke Universi- 
ty, and two daughters. "'I'm good at making 
time for them," he said. "I guess I'd be more 
famous nationally if I didn't." 

Otherwise, van der Horst might be some- 
where on the UNC campus protesting an ad- 
ministration decision or at his word 
processor firing off his opinion to editors. 
This year, he donned his academic regalia 
and joined some 200 students to protest the 
$7. 1 million contract between Nike and the 
UNC athletic department. 

In a letter published in The News & Oh- 
seirer. van der Horst wrote: "What message 
are we sending the students, our future lead- 
ers and thinkers, when we say to them: 
Come to Carolina, play sports for a universi- 
ty with a history of over 200 years of acade- 
mic freedom and thought, but make sure 
you always wear a jock strap with a Nike 
swoosh, never cover it up and remember 
don't criticize Nike or think an independent 
thought unless you talk to your coach, the 
university attorney and the chancellor first." 

Some believe van der Horst's position is 
hypocritical his ACT unit accepts 

Charles van dcr Ihnsl. MI) 

funding from pharmaceutical com- 
panies, including giant Glaxo Well- 
come. "Good point." he said. "The 
difference is our funding is unre- 
stricted. The University should not 
accept money from a company that 
tells it what to do with it." 

Before Nike, van der Horst 
fought some of the most powerful 
people in North Carolina state gov- 
ernment, arguing that anonymous 
testing for AIDS should be allowed. 
He finally gave in on that issue in 
exchange for a nondiscrimination 
law for persons with AIDS. 

He was incensed when Chancel- 
lor Michael Hooker fired tenured 
professor Barry Nakell after a 
shoplifting conviction last year, say- 
ing the professor needed treatment, 
not punishment. 

Does the word "gadfly" fit? 

"Yeah. It's important!" van der 
Horst answered between sips of 
coffee while sitting on a sofa in his 
hopelessly disheveled office. 

Van der Horst is the product of a 
mother who survived the Holocaust 
and a father who was a passionate 
believer in the Bill of Rights and a 
member of the ACLU and the 

"Children of Holocaust survivors 
are different." he said. "My mother 
was chronically depressed. It was 
my job to cheer her up." 

While other kids were being 
dragged to athletic fields, young 
Charlie was marching behind his fa- 
ther in civil rights parades. "1 re- 
member one time when he was in 
charge of picking the kids for an 
overseas study program," van der 
Horst .says. "And he picked one who 
had refused to stand up for the flag. 
The kid was qualified, but it would 
have been much easier on my dad 
not to pick him." 

But he did. 

A\nd now his offspring is Charlie 
van der Horst — family man, ac- 
tivist, caregiver, researcher, teacher 

And. yes, a Hawed human being. 

"I'm not the perfect doctor." he 
said. "That would be someone who 
is a little less emotional than 1. But 1 
believe the most important thing 1 
can teach students is thai tloclors are 
human beings," 

I Tins article jirsi appeared in 
the March/April I9^JS Carolina 
Alumni Review. Reprinied wuli 
permission. J 




Briggaman Receives Distinguished 
Faculty Award 

Robert A. Briggaman, MD, professor 
and chair of dermatology, has been 
awarded the 1998 Distinguished Faculty 
Award. The award recognizes excellence 
in teaching, contributions to medicine, 
leadership in continuing medical educa- 
tion and efforts to improve communica- 
tion among alumni, faculty and North 
Carolina residents. 

Darlyne Menscer, MD, president of the 
Medical Alumni Association, which 
gives the annual award, made the presen- 
tation to Briggaman at the Spring Med- 
ical Alumni Banquet on April 24 in 
Chapel Hill. 

"Dr. Briggaman is a faculty member 
who embodies the noble ideals of our 
profession and translates those ideals into 
practice," Menscer said in presenting the 
award. "He's the kind of teacher who res- 
idents describe as sensitive, caring and al- 
ways available, and patients describe as 
pleasant and unassuming." 

Christopher C. Baker, MD, professor of 
surgery and associate chair for medical edu- 
cation, has been selected as a recipient of the 
Association for Surgical Education's Out- 
standing Teacher Award. He was honored at 
the association's annual meeting in Vancou- 
ver, British Columbia, on April 24. 

Stuart Bondurant, MD, dean emeritus 
and professor of medicine, was recognized 
for his academic 
and personal 
contributions to 
the university, 
the state of 
North Carolina, 
and the School 
of Medicine 
when the 
UNC-CH facul- 
ty awarded 
him the presti- 
gious Thomas Bondurant 


During his 
tenure as 
chair of the 
of Dermatol- 
ogy, Brigga- 
m a n has 
fostered im- 
portant and 
active re- 
search. His 
own study of 
inherited blis- Briggaman 

tering diseases has garnered international 
respect and led to numerous awards. 

Briggaman, a graduate of Trinity Col- 
lege, earned his medical degree from the 
New York University School of Medi- 
cine. He was an intern and resident at 
University of Virginia Hospital in Char- 
lottesville, Va., and a resident and fellow 
at UNC. He joined the UNC-CH School 
of Medicine faculty in 1968. 

Jefferson Award at the April 24 Faculty 
Council meeting. 

Bondurant is credited with recruiting cut- 
ting-edge researchers and scholars, institut- 
ing a curriculum that later became a national 
model, overseeing the expansion of the organ 
transplant program, and developing a model 
emergency medicine program. 

The annual award, which includes a 
$5,000 prize, was created in 1961 by the 
Robert Earil McConnell Foundation to honor 
a faculty member who "through personal in- 
fluence and pert'omiance of duty in teaching, 
writing and scholarship has best exemplified 
the ideals and objectives of Thomas Jeffer- 

Timothy P. Bukowslii, MD, assistant pro- 
fessor in the Division of Urology, received a 
Junior Faculty Development Award to study 
ACE gene receptors in children with obstruc- 
tive nephropathies. 

Donald K. Bynum, MD. associate profes- 


sor of orthopaedics, has been named presi- 
dent-elect of the North Carolina Orthopaedic 

Robert N. Golden, MD, professor and 
chair of psychiatry, was among the guests on 
WUNC radio's weekend talk-show "The 
State of Things" on May 29 and 3 1 . The topic 
of the show was "Creativity and Mental Ill- 

David Kaufman, MD, PhD, professor of 
pathology and 
laboratory med- 
icine, was re- 
cently elected 
vice president of 
the Federation 
of American 
Societies for 
Biology, an 
international or- 
ganization rep- 
resenting 56.000 
scientists in 17 
member .societies. Following his one-year 
term as vice president, he will serve as 
FASEB president for a year. Kaufman has re- 
ceived international recognition for his re- 
search on the molecular development 
of cancer 

Nobuyo Maeda, PhD, professor of 
pathology and 
laboratory medi- 
cine, was select- 
ed to receive 
the prestigious 
Method to Ex- 
tend Research in 
Time (MERIT) 
Award for her 
research grant ti- 
tled "Apolipopro- 
tein Genes and 
Macda Atherogenesis in 

Animals," funded by the National Heart, 
Lung and Blood Institute of the National In- 
stitutes of Health. The MERIT Award is de- 
signed to provide long-temi, stable support to 
investigators whose research competence 
and productivity are distinctly superior, and 
who are likely to continue to perform in an 
outstanding manner. 

Maeda's research centers on developing a 


deeper understanding of the genetic basis of 
Gregory Mears, MD. assistant professor 
of emergencN 
medicine, has 
been named 
medical director 
of the North 
Carolina State 
Office of Emer- 
gency Medical 
Services effec- 
tive July I. 
1998. Mears 
has been med- 
ical director of 
Orange County 
Emergency Medical Services since 1993. 
During his tenure, he instituted a tiered re- 
sponse system using an "IRV"" or Initial Re- 
sponse Vehicle, which has provided Orange 
County with a medically efficient and cost- 
effective system. He also developed an Auto- 
matic External Defibrillator program which 
is being used as a model for w ider distribu- 
tion of AEDs in the community. 

Suresh K. Mukherji, MD. assistant pro- 
fessor of radiol- 
ogy and surgery, 
was named the 
recipient of the 
Roentgen Ray 
M e 1 v i n M . 
Figley Fellow- 
ship. The intent 
of the fellow- 
ship is to im- 
prove the 
quality of medical journalism by allowing 
the selected individuals to spend one month 
at the editorial office of the American Jour- 
nal of Roentgenology to receive fonnal train- 
ing in the fundamentals of medical 
journalism. Mukherji also received the jour- 
nal's 1997 Editor's Recognition Award for 
Distinction in Reviewing for Radiology. In 
addition. Mukherji was appointed to the edi- 
torial boards of The Indian Journal oj Ratli- 
nlogx and Imaging and the Journal offlie 
Hong Kong College of Radiologisls. 

Michael I). Peck, MD. director of the 
N.C. Jaycee Hum Center at UNC Hospitals, 
has been appointed to the Injury Control 
Committee of the North Carolina Medical 
Society. He was also elected to membership 
in the American Association for the Surgery 
ol Trauma. 

(ierry S. Oxford, Phi), professor of phys- 
iology, has been named a recipient ol the 
University Professor of Distinguished Teach- 
ing Award, which rccogni/es career-long ex- 
cellence in teaching. 
Oxford specializes in neuroscience at the 



cellular level. 
He is an editori- 
al board mem- 
ber of the 
Journal of Gen- 
eral Physiology. 
has served on 
the National In- 
s t i t u t e s of 
Health physiol- 
ogy study sec- 
Uon, and directs 
the UNC-CH 
curriculum. Since joining the School of Med- 
icine in 1976, Oxford has won two Medical 
Basic Science teaching awards, the CCB Ex- 
cellence in Teaching Award, and the Kaiser 
Permanente Award for excellence 
in teaching. 

Established in 1995. two University Pro- 
fessor of Distinguished Teaching awards are 
presented to tenured faculty — one from aca- 
demic affairs and one from health affairs — 
every three years. Oxford will receive a 
S.^.OOO stipend during each of the three years 
he holds the award. 

Nancy Raab-Traub, PhD. professor of 
and immunolo- 
gy, received one 
of four 1998 
Awards for 
reate Instruc- 
t i o n . The 
awards were 
presented by 
UNC-CH Chan- 
cellor Michael 
Hooker at a banquet on April 23, and include 
a $5.()()0 stipend. 

Raab-Traub, a member of the Lineberger 
Comprehensive Cancer Center, studies Ep- 
stein-Barr virus, which causes infectious 
mononucleosis and has been linked to sever- 
al cancers. She was cited for epitomizing the 
behaviorof a university profes.sor. "Dr. Raab- 
Traub fosters creative thinking and allows 
her students to develop their own ideas, both 
of which are critical factors that allow stu- 
dents to become independent researchers." a 
nominator said. 

Oliver Smithies, DPhil. excellence pro- 
lessor of pathology and laboratory medicine, 
has been elected a foreign member of the 
Royal Society of London. Foreign members 
are recognized as "persons of the greatest 
eminence for their scientific discoveries and 
attainments." Up to six foreign members are 
elected annually. 

Smithies, who joined the UNC-CH faculty 
in 1 988. was selected for his contributions to 





7 /^y<f'f 


advancing the 
knowledge of 
events in hu- 
mans, and for 
applying this 
knowledge to 
innovate gene 
targeting in 
cells. Using 
gene targeting, 
he has devel- 
oped mice with 

mutations that model human genetic dis- 
eases, such as cystic fibrosis. Currently, he is 
conducting research with genetically altered 
mice to better understand the genetic factors 
which contribute to high blood pressure, a 
common human problem. 

Founded in 1660. the Royal Society is an 
independent body promoting the natural and 
applied sciences. 

P. Frederick Sparling, MD, J. Herbert 
Bate professor 
and chair of 
medicine, was 
named to a 
panel set up to 
r e V i e w the 
p e e r - r e V i e w 
system at the 
National In- 
stitutes of 

In recent 
years, r e - 
searchers have 
complained that the study sections that evalu- 
ate and score grant applications are poorly 
organized. The panel will look into the cur- 
rent arrangement and decide if it appropri- 
ately categorizes today's science. The panel 
intends to recommend within a year whether 
the process needs to be overhauled or updat- 

Bradford B. Walters, MD, PhD, associ- 
ate professor in the Division of Neuro- 
surgery, was appointed by Gov. James B. 
Hunt to the North Carolina Council on 
Health Policy Information. 

Bernard E. Weissman, PhD. professor of 
pathology and laboratory meilicine and 
member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehen- 
sive Cancer Center's molecular carcinogene- 
sis program, was appointed to a three-year 
term as a member of the Oral Biology and 
Medicine I study section for the National 
Institutes of Health. The committee reviews 
grants for dental research in the areas of 
infectious disease, ilcnial prosthesis and 
oral cancer. 



Match Day 1998 

For the first time since the target was 
established in 1995, the UNC 
School of Medicine has surpassed its goal of 
60 percent or more of its graduates entering 
primary care. 

This year, 62.4 percent of Carolina's 
newly-minted physicians will begin 
residencies in those specialties that com- 
prise primary care — family practice (20.8 
percent), internal medicine (17.4 percent), 
pediatrics (14.8 percent), obstetrics- 
gynecology (8.1 percent), and medicine- 
pediatrics ( 1 .3 percent). 

Of the 149 seniors participating in the 
match process, 75 percent were placed with 
their first or second choice, 48 percent will 
continue their studies in the Southeast, and 
29 percent will remain in North Carolina. 
Eleven percent will stay in Chapel Hill and 
work at UNC Hospitals, while 10 percent 
will become residents at one of five N.C. 
AHEC sites. 

The following list excludes students who 
did not wish to have their names released or 

are undecided. 


Paul Winslow (right, 
reacts to his match 
at UNC Hospitals 
in ophthalmology. 
His classmate Sean 
McLean will study 
general surgery 




at Barnes-Jewish 


< /. ..,- 



Hospital in St. Louis. 

Univ. of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor 


Forbes, Karolyn Beth 

Rothschild, Yadira Hurley 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St, Louis 

Forrest, Brian Ray 

Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital, , 

Emergency Medicine 

Henderson, Paul Manning 

Mountain Area Health Education Center, 

Gorton, Rebecca A. 

SUNY HSC at Brooklyn 


Park, Robert Sang Hoon 

Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, 

Hoben, Michael Skow 

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte 


Hoffman, Rebeccah Alice 

AUMC-Forbes Regional, Pittsburgh 

Shahnawaz. Homa 

Wayne State UnivVDetroit Medical Center 

Ingram, Denise Gumbinger 

Mountain Area Health Education Center, 

Sherrod, William Maxwell 

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 


Singletary. Kimberly Renee 

Univ. of Maryland Medical Center, 

Knight, Nancy Watson 

Univ. Hospital Inc., Cincinnati 


Lathrop, Deborah 

Mountain Area Health Education 

Stevison, Kathleen Frances 

Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak 

Center, Asheville 

Lawn, IL 

Lindrooth, Miriam Watson 

Cook County Hospital, Chicago 

Walger. Michael Mel 

Loma Linda Univ. Medical Center, Loma 

Noland, Daniel Kelly 

Riverside Regional Medical Center, 

Linda, CA 

Newport News, VA 

Outen, Ronnie Brian 

Mountain Area Health Education Center, 

Family Practice 


Abstier, Elsie Denise 

U Missouri-Kansas City Program 

Shelley, Brian 

Univ. of New Mexico. Albuquerque 

Baker, Brian Dale 

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte 

Sinno, Mona Anwar 

McLennan Co. Family Practice, Waco, TX 

Baunnan, Ted Albert 

Mercy Medical Center, Redding, CA 

Stephens, Thomas Eric 

Mountain Area Health Education Center, 

Beckham, Mictielle Wilkins 

Cabarrus Family Medicine Res, Concord, 



Taylor Jr, William Fitzhugh 

U Florida Program/Shands Hosp, 

Borack. Carol Anne 

Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY 


Brown, Brian Daniel 

UPMC St. Margaret. Pittsburgh 

Zanard, Robyn Kim 

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, 

Brown, Malgor^ata Anna 

UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh 


DeVente, Jason Edward 

Univ. Medical Center-Eastern Carolina, 

Zolotor, Adam Jason 

Univ of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor 

Fairchild, Amy Dawn 

UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill 

Internal Medicine 

Fang, Charlie Weichin 

Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh 

Allen III, James Browden 

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte 

Farmer, Cheryl Belinda 

Lehigh Valley Hospital. Allentown, PA 

Brown Jr. Stephen Dechman 

Fletcher Allen Health Care. Burlington, VT 

Fischer, Jonathan Eli 

UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill 

Chang. Jacgueline Cyen 

Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center, Nashville 

Curlin.Farr Andrews 
Dalston, John Scott 
Rsher, Maxwell Ellis 
Fowler, Amy Mane 

Gockennan, Amy Lynn 
Hastings, Susan Nicole 
Hlggins, Melany Allison 
Lee. Hannah Mu-En 
MacMillan Jr, Douglas Pierce 
Ma22ella, William J, 
Petty, William Jeffrey 
Pittman III, William Gibbs 
Prochnau, Caroline Corthren 
Ray, Tracee Putnam 

Rothschild, Jason Bnan 
Rott)schild, Yadira Hurley 
Setty. Amar Babu 

Shalaby, Marc 
Shapiro, Scott Stephen 
Sherrod, William Maxwell 

Sturgill III. William Hugh 

Thiede. Stephan Gerhard 
Timko, Bnan Allen 
Varanasi, Sangeeta Chugha 

Wang. Anthea 
Wang. Mei 
West, James Earl 

Univ of Chicago Hospitals 

U Texas Southwestern, Dallas 

Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center. Nashville 

Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital. 


Christ Hospital. Cincinnati 

Stanford Health Services. Stanford. CA 

UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

New England Medical Center Boston 

B I Deaconess Medical Center 

Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte 

Duke Univ Medical Center. Durham 

U California-San Francisco 

U Tenn Grad Sch Medical. Knoxville 

Good Samaritan Reg'l Medical Center. 


Barnes-Jewish Hospital. St. Louis 

Bames- Jewish Hospital. St. Louis 

Univ of Maryland Medical Center. 


Hosp of the U of Penn . Philadelphia 

Mount Auburn Hospital. Cambridge. MA 

Univ Medical Center-Eastem Carolina. 


National Naval Medical Center Bethesda. 


UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 


UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, 


Medicine - Pediatrics 

Dmy. Measha LaTawn Peterson Wayne State U/Detroit Medical Center 

(Post Graduate) 

itwin. Traci Elizabeth LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans 

Shah. Poorvi Jagdish UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 


Setty. Amar Babu 

U Alabama Hospital-Birmingham 


Annstfong. Don Michael 

Univ of Virginia. Charlottesville 

Brame, Amy Wilkinson 

Carolinas Medical Center. Charlotte 

Collms, Matthew Till 

Medical Univ of South Carolina. 


Culver. James O'Barr 

UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

Gantt. Angela Brawley 

Ohio State Univ, Medical Center, 


Hartison. Joshua Lee 

Women & Inlants Hospital of Rl, 


Landen Jr, Charles Nicholson 
Mangum, Colby Elizabeth 

O'Connor, Siobhan Marie 
Pratt, Tanya Suzanne 

Schafstedde, Nancy Lenhardt 
Waters. Anne Boat 

Medical Univ, of South Carolina, 

Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital, Winston- 

Univ. of Louisville School of Medicine 
Riverside Regional Medical Center 
Newport News. VA 
U Health Center of Pittsburgh 
Univ. Hospital Inc., Cincinnati 


Fowler. Amy Marie Duke Univ. Medical Center. Durham 

Phillips. Stephen Jervais Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore 

Winslow III. Paul Lawrence UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill 

Brinson, George Moore 
Durland Jr , William Frederick 
Gunnlaugsson, Chad Bjorn 
Hunter Shannon Elizabeth 
Johnson, Kenneth Lee 
Yoon. Jong Chul 

UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill 

U Wisconsin Hosp and Clinics, Madison 

Univ of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor 

Duke Univ Medical Center, Durham 

U Alabama Hospital-Birmingham 

Univ of Kentucky Medical Center, 



Daniels, Jasmin Cornette 
Grogg. Karen Lynne 

U Texas Southwestern. Dallas 
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. 
Rochester MN 


Burton, D, Scott Univ. Medical Center-Eastern Carolina. 


Copenhaver Christopher Charles U Rochester/Strong Memorial HS. 
Rochester, NY 

Univ Medical Center-Eastern Carolina. 

U Texas Southwestern. Dallas 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Portsmouth, 

UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 
Baystate Medical Center. Springfield. MA 
Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA 
Univ of Washington Affil Hosps. Seattle 

Crowder. Mary Snyder 

Dail. Tonya Annette 
Dawson. Mary Catherine 

Garland, Kathy Lynn 
Giragos, Jumana Camille 
Goth. Melanie Michele 
Hall. Timothy Ralph 

Honeycutt. Travis Clarke Fipps UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

Marks. Kevin Patnck 
Miller. Robert Christopher 
Par Namrata 
Palazzi, Debra Lynn 
Schmidt. James Malcolm 
Shoflner. Jonathan Daniel 
Sluder Jennifer Ann Dorrity 
Smith. Shelia Deloise 

Steinbach, William Joseph 
Thompson. Kelly Mane 

UC San Francisco-Fresno 

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh 

Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore 

Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte 

Carolinas Medical Center. Charlotte 

Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center Nashville 

Michigan State Univ-Kalamazoo 

U Florida Program/Shands Hosp. 


Stanford Health Services. Stanford. CA 

Univ of Connecticut. Farmington 

Woods, Kristi Elena 


Bennett, Marty Neal 
Cook, Alan 
Fox, Fiona Jane 

Gaafar Nadia Ann 
Gavin, Barbara Kristin 
Grier, Nichole Danniele 
King, Mane Elizabeth 

Shapiro. Scott Stephen 
Whoriskey. Alexandra Tate 

Radiology - Diagnostic 

Bui. Vu Long 


Baird, Christopher Wallace 
Bell, Richard Bryan 
Black, Dalliah Mashon 
Brinson, George Moore 
Gant, Dean Alan 

Groce. Natalie Suzanne 

Gunnlaugsson, Chad Bjorn 
Jenkins, Joseph Thomas 
Johnson, Kenneth Lee 
MacKenzie, Karen Marie 

McLean, Sean Edward 

Medical Univ of South Carolina. 

U Texas Southwestern, Dallas 

UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

Georgetown Univ Medical Center 

Washington. DC 

Duke Univ Medical Center Durham 

Harvard Longwood Psychiatry. Boston 

UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital. 


Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston 

Harvard Longwood Psychiatry, Boston 

U Colorado School of Medicine, Denver 

U Health Center of Pittsburgh 

UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill 

Thomas Jefferson Univ., Philadelphia 

UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill 

Madigan Army Medical Center. Tacoma. 


Rhode Island Hosp/Brown U SOM. 


Univ of Michigan Hospitals. Ann Arbor 

UNC Hospitals. Chapel Hill 

U Alabama Hospital-Birmingham 

Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation. New 


Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St, Louis 

Southerland. Elizabeth Beymer Good Samaritan Hospital. Cincinnati 

Taylor, Andrew John 

Bui. Vu Long 
Hargrove. Roderick Neil 
Phillips. Stephen Jervais 

Winslow III. Paul Lawrence 


Elmore. James Michael 
Reagan Jr. Robert William 

Warner. John William 

Willard, Thomas Brian 

New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center Wilmington. NC 

St. Vincents Hospital. New York. NY 

Methodist Hospital. Memphis 

U Hawaii Integ Transitional. 


Carillon Health System, Roanoke. 


U Texas Southwestern. Dallas 

Ohio State Univ. Medical Center 


George Washington Univ. Hospital. 

Washmgion, DC 

Univ Hosp & Clinics/Columbia. 

Columbia. MO 


1998 Distinguished Service 


by Melissa Anthony 

The School of Medicine of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 
its Medical Alumni Association presented 
six 1998 Distinguished Service Awards 
April 24 during the annual Spring Medical 
Alumni Banquet. 

The award, established in 1955, recog- 
nizes alumni and friends whose distin- 
guished careers and selfless contributions 
to society have brought honor to UNC- 
Chapel Hill and the medical school. 

This year's recipients are Christopher 
C. Fordham HI. MD. former UNC-CH 
chancellor and dean emeritus of the 
School of Medicine; E. Carmack Holmes, 
MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at 
UCLA School of Medicine; William R. 
Purcell, MD, North Carolina state senator 
and former mayor of Laurinburg; Charles 
I. Sheaffer. MD, a pediatrician and com- 
munity activist from Chapel Hill; John 
Stackhouse, Jr., owner of Stackhouse In- 
corporated and Goldsboro resident; 
and James H.M. Thorp, MD, a Rocky 
Mount obstetrician. 

Jeffrey Houpt, MD, dean of the medical 
school, presented the awards. 

■ Fordham was recognized for his illus- 
trious career and contributions to the 
School of Medicine, the University and 
North Caroli- 
na. "He was a 
professor of 
medicine, a vi- 
sionary dean, a 
dynamic vice- 
chancellor of 
Health Affairs 
and an ener- 
getic chancel- 
1 o r who 
UNC to emi- 
nence in higher education," said Houpt. 



■ Holmes, a North Carolina native and a 
1964 graduate of the UNC-CH School of 
Medicine, was honored for his ground- 
breaking re- 
search and 
roles. Houpt 
"His determi- 
nation to excel 
has earned 
him wide 
recognition as 
a scientist, 
thoracic sur- 
geon, and aca- 
demic administrator." 

■ Purcell was noted for his long-term 
dedication to serving the public as a 
physician and 
politician. "He 
is guided by 
the conviction 
that the health 
of his patients 
is intimate- 
1 y linked to 
the health 
of the c o m - 
the dean . 
"He shares 
this view with 

medical stu- 
dents and 
pediatric res- 
idents by invit- 
ing them to his 

■ Sheaffer, a 
pediatrician in 
both private 
practice and 
the academic 
Sheaffer world, was 


recognized for his compassion for chil- 
dren who were victims of sexual or physi- 
cal abuse, as evidenced by his work with 
the Orange County Department of Social 
Services and his energy in creating pro- 
grams such as CRIB, a program to assist 
single mothers. 

■ Stackhouse was noted for his faith, 
prayer and per- 
severance in 
providing spe- 
cialized care 
for burn vic- 
tims in North 
"After con- 
tributing from 
his personal 
savings to help 
create the 
North Carolina 

Jaycee Burn 
Center, he spearheaded a massive grass- 
roots campaign to generate additional 
funding," said Houpt. 

■ Thorp was honored for being a "su- 
perb clinician 
and compas- 
sionate care- 
giver." Houpt 
noted that 
Thorp has put 
that compas- 
sion into 
practice in 
ways, from 
chairing Nash 
General Hospi- 
tal's Depart- 
ment of Obstetrics and Gynecology to 
personally caring for women in the Nash 
County Health Department. 



A Recipe for Life 

by Andrea Beloff 

Take a teaspoon of oregano. a 
25-pound king mackerel and a dash 
of sweet basil for good measure. Stir 
well, and you have the spice of life for Jim 
Hundley. MD. Between learning to golf and 
fishing for mahi mahi. the new Alumni As- 
sociation president is never lacking for 
things to do. 

"I've always had a lot of variety in my 
life." says Hundley, who practices or- 
thopaedics in Wilmington. "For that. I thank 
my family. They've added greatly to my 
life." He and his wife. Linda, have a son and 
daughter living nearby in Wilmington. They 
travel often to visit their other daughter in 

Hundley came to Carolina in 1 9.59 as an 
undergraduate majoring, not in biology or 
chemistry like most pre-medical students, 
but in English. The school's emphasis on 
concise writing skills served Hundley well, 
though. He now writes a medical column 
for "Wilmington Business to Business" 
magazine by inter\'iewing other physicians 
and putting their scientific infonnation into 
contexts that lay readers can understand. 

Soon after his 1 967 graduation from 
medical school. Hundley added a bag of ice 
to his recipe for life. For more than 20 years, 
he has w orked as the team physician for 
UNC-Wilmington. In 1 994. the school hon- 
ored him for his contributions to its student- 
athletes by presenting him with the William 
J. Brooks Distinguished Service Award. 
"You hear so many bad things about young 
people nowadays," shares Hundley. "But I 
go work with these young adults, and I see 
very highly motivated people who do well 
not only athletically, but scholaslically and 
socially as well. It's given me a great im- 
pression of today's youth." 

Even with his busy orthopaedic practice, 
the fishing, the writing and the healing. 
Hundley still makes lime for his communi- 
ty. An active member of the Rotary Club of 
Wilmington, he directed the club's chil- 
dren's clinic, served as president and was 
selected as I98S Rotarian of the Year. 

It is with this philanthropic commitment 
that Hundley takes on the role of Alumni 
Association president. "I do it on a basis of 
duty." he explains. "I feel grateful to the 
school for the opportunities it has afforded 
me. This is my chance to partly return 
that favor." 



Cluini>ing of the i>iitinl: new MAA prcsidcui Jim HiiiuUcy wirli dcpuniitfi president 
Darhne Menseer. 

Dear Fellow Alumni. 

It is with trepidation, i^ratitiule and honor that 1 have heeome president ofy<nir Assoeia- 
tion. Darlyne Menseer and those before her have .set standards that I ean only hope to em- 
ulate, never exceed. I am most grateful to the UNC School (f Medicine for the 
opportunities it has afforded me. I am honored to he your president. 

I would he awed hy the responsihility hut for the knowled.qe that most of the work will he 
done hy die creative and effective medical alumni staff' led so ably hy Bill Easteiiing and 
Stephanie Stadler. Furthermore. I request and expect you to let me know how we're doing. 
M\ e-mail address is or xou can use turtle mail at 2001 S. 17th St.. 
Wilmington. N.C. 28401. 

If xou weren't in Chapel Hill for the Spring Medical Alumni Weekend, you mis.sed .sonw- 
thing special. Dean Hinipt knows his business and exudes vitality, personality, and deci- 
siveness. The banquet on Friday night was delightful and the recognition of those who 
have done so much for our school extremely well done. The CME meetings on Saturday 
morning were entrancing and relevant, even to an orthopaedic surgeon. We heard some 
new .stuff about the old problem of esophageal reflux. A program to assist our aging popu- 
lation not oidy brought the issues into fin us. it offered some .solutions. Hot off the press was 
the first presentation of the Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Prevention Trial to a medical group. 

A major personal goal, along with trying to do the usual things expected of your presi- 
dent, is to tiy to get you to Chapel Hill for your alumni meetings. 

The school that has meant .so nuich to us in the past strives to contimw to be relevant to 
our current needs. Those who come to the meetings know that. Please .set aside the week- 
end of October 9 and JO for the Fall Medical Alumni meeting. Your friends have told me 
that they expect to see you there. 

— .Jim llundtex 

As presulcnl. Huiulle\ aims lo increase 
alumni attendance at the spring aiul fall 
meetings. "'I think the best way for people lo 
capitalize on their relationship to the school 
is to come visit," he claims. "Whenever peo- 
ple come, they always seem delighted at 
how goiKl the meetings are. " 

Alreaily having served on llic HoartI of 

Councilors ami the Nalional Loyally Fund 
Committee. Hundley has clearly demoii- 
siraled his commitment lo the school ami 
ihe alumni. As he says, the medical school 
IS ihe plalfonn upon which his life is based, 
or in other vsords. Ihe phiio upon which his 
recipe IS seiAcd. 



Bashford receives first Medical 
Alumni Professorship 

Robert A. Bashford. MD. clinical associ- 
ate professor of psychiatry, has been named 
the first Medical Alumni Distinguished 
Teaching Professor at the UNC School of 
Medicine, effective July 1, 1998. 

The professorship was established over the 
last three years by the medical alumni 
through their annual, unrestricted support of 
the Loyalty Fund. 

The purpose of the three-year term profes- 
.sorship is to recognize a demonstrated excel- 
lence in teaching. 

Bashford is a 1971 graduate of the UNC 
School of Medicine, and joined the faculty in 

During his tenure at UNC Bashford has 
been recognized numerous times for his 
teaching excellence. He received the White- 
head Medical Society Excellence in Teach- 
ing Award in 1994, 1996 and 1997: the First 
Annual Second- Year Spirit Award for Out- 
standing Teaching in 1996: and Director of 
Best Preclinical Course Award in 1996. In 
addition. Bashford was a UNC School of 
Medicine Teaching Scholar in 1991-1993, 
and was invited to be the medical school's 
commencement speaker in 1996 and 1997. 

Formal ceremonies to inaugurate the pro- 
fessorship will be held during the 1998 Fall 
Medical Alumni Weekend October 9-10. 

In brief 

• Ed and Dorothy Hubbard of Sanford. 
NC, have established the Edwin A. and 
Dorothy B. Hubbard UNC Diabetes Support 
Fund out of gratitude for the care the Ed re- 
ceives from John Buse. MD. director of the 
UNC Diabetes Care Center This gift will be 
provided through the proceeds of a charitable 
remainder unitrust and will support the clini- 
cal, educational, and research activitie.s of 
UNC's highly regarded diabetes program. 

• Francis Pepper. MD, has endowed a pro- 
fessorship in the department of radiology in 
the name of Ernest Wood, the department's 
first chair The retired radiologist from Win- 
ston-Salem pledged $333,000 to establish 
the Ernest H. Wood. MD, distinguished pro- 
fessorship in radiology. The first recipient of 
the professorship is Joseph Lee. MD. profes- 

Al the Spring Medical Alumni Banquet in April, reunion and reiilonal vonuuiltee 
chairs presented Loyalty Fund cliecks to Dean Jeffrey Houpt. Final canipaii^n totals 
are listed below. 

Number of Percent Total Cash 

Class/Reg ion Volunteers Participation & Pledg es 

Class of 1938 


Class of 1963 


Class of 1968 


Class of 1973 


Class of 1978 


Class of 1988 


Class of 1998 


Durham County 


Forsyth County 


Guilford County 


Mecklenburg Co. 


Wake County 


33/33 (66%) 
36/82 (44%) 
33/101 (53%) 



Atlanta. Buncombe and New Ham iver i ampaii^ns were in progress at press time. 

sor and chair of radiology. 

• Exide Electronics Inc. will donate an Un- 
interruptable Power Supply (UPS) to UNC 
Hospitals to be used in the main computer 
room of the new Children's and Women's hos- 
pitals currently under con.struction. The UPS 
system, valued at $31,000, will provide state- 
of-the-art technology to ensure quality patient 
care and safety. As thanks for the gift, the Hos- 
pitals will name the Exide Electronics Confer- 
ence Room / Library in the company's honor 

• The Charles Goren Foundation has 
pledged $48,400 to name two rooms in the 
new North Carolina Children's Hospital - the 
Charles Goren Pre-Op Room and the Charles 
Goren Intermediate Day Room. Goren. a 

world-champion bridge player and national- 
ly .syndicated bridge columnLst. established a 
charitable tnist during his lifetime, which be- 
caine a foundation on his death in the early 
1990s. Said foundation director Tom Hazen. a 
Carolina law professor. "When we heard 
about the Children's Hospital we decided it 
was a worthy project for the foundation. 
Being a professor. I know the importance of 
private funding to the university." 

For more information about any of the pre- 
ceding briefs, contact the Medical Founda- 
tion of North Carolina at (800) 962-2543 or 

Loyalty Fund Leadership 1997-98 

Area Campaigns 

Gi'orai' W. Cox. MD '66, Cluiir 
Buncombe County 
Janws D. Uuld. MD \S3. Co-Chair 
Jam- Lwsko Ishex. MD \SI. Co-Chair 
Durham County 

William L Lmckm IV. MD '?.\ Chair 
Forsyth County 

Thomas C. Spant;lt'r MD 'S4. Chair 
Guilford County 

David R. Pauerson. MD V.l Chan- 
Mecklenburg County 
Julian S. Alhergotti Jr. MD '55. 

John A. Kirklaiid Jr. MD ■,S'5. 

New Hanover County 
John M. Herion. MD 'S3. Cluiir 
Wake County 

\'arlan .A. Davidiaii Jr. MD '67. 

Class of 1958 - 40th Reunion 

/ Richard Patwrsim. MD. Cluiir 
Clarence A. Bailey Jr.. MD 
John I. Brooks Jr.. MD 
M. Paul Capp, MD 
Thomas Craven Jr.. MD 
David B. Crosland. MD 
Carl A. Furr Jr.. MD 
George W. Hamby. MD 
T. Lane Onnand. MD 
W. Robert Story. MD 
Paul M. Weeks. MD 

Class of 1963 - 35th Reunion 

Neil C Bender. MD. Cluiir 
William R Algary. MD 
W. Paul Biggers. MD 
I. Kelman Cohen. MD 
Donald L. Copeland. MD 
William B. Deal. MD 
Benjamin W. Goodman Jr. MD 
George C. Hemingway Jr.. MD 
Tom S. Rand. MD 
Charles J. .Sawyer III, MD 
Samuel E. Scott. MD 
Richard W, Shermer. MD 
David W. Sillmon, MD 
W, Landis Voigl. MD 
Roy A. Weaver. MD 
Jack H, Welch. MD 
JamcsG. White. MD 
l)a\idR Williams Sr.MD 

Class of 1968 -30th Reunion 

David M. Riihiii. MD. Chair 
Alan Da\idson III. MD 
Theodora L. Gongaware, MD 

Thomas L. Henley, MD 
Ed\N;ird W. Kouri. MD 
Jerold E. Lancourl. MD 
George G. Lothian. MD 
R. Gale Martin. MD 
Valene L. Stallings. MD 
William S. Teachey. MD 
F. Charles Tucker Jr.. MD 
Robert C. Vanderberry Jr.. MD 

Class of 1973 - 25th Reunion 

Charles H. Edwards II. MD. Chair 

Class of 1978 - 2()th Reunion 

.h>hn D. Benson. MD. Chair 
Michael C. Alston. MD 
Thomas R. Andrus Jr. MD 
Brian J. Cohen. MD 
Paul W. F Coughlin. MD 
John D. Davis Jr.. MD 
Susan D. Foreman. MD 
John B. Gordon III. MD 
Seth V. Helherington. MD 
Dorothy M. Linster. MD 
Luisa A, Lorenzo. MD 
Carol A. Martin. MD 
AllenG. MaskJr.. MD 
John T McElveen Jr.. MD 
W. Ronald Molfitt, MD 
A. Price Monds. MD 
Peter J. Morris. MD. MPH 
Michael Y. Parker. MD 
Thomas L. Pope Jr.. MD 
David C. Powell. MD 
H. Craig Price. MD 
Stuart C. Segemian. MD 
Thomas C. Shea. MD 
Alan D. Stiles. MD 
Robert W. Surratt. MD 

Barry H. Teasley. MD 
John C. Trotter. MD 
J. Byron Walthall Jr.. MD 
David M. Warshauer. MD 
Richard C. Wort. MD 

Class of 1988 - lOth Reunion 

Edward W: W'hilesides. MD. Chair 

Darren F Biehler. MD 

Elizabeth E. Blair. MD 

Jon P Brisley. MD 

Jack M. Cole. MD 

Debra L. Coles. MD 

Sara H. Collins. MD 

Peter G. Dalldorf, MD 

Gail Q. Eddens. MD 

John D. Hendrix Jr.. MD 

Sylvia S. Hendrix. MD 

David C. Hillsgrove. MD 

Hunter A. Hoover. MD 

Stephen C. King. MD 

Ritsu Kuno. MD 

Pamela D. Love. MD 

Andrew S. Neish. MD 

Charles E. Parke. MD 

Julie T. Peck. MD 

Richard M. Peek Jr.. MD 

Elizabeth A. Pryor. MD 

H. Kyle Rhodes. MD 

Class of 1998 -4th Year 

Maxwell E. Fisher MD. Cluiir 
Elsie D. Absher. MD 
Don M. Armstrong. MD 
Christopher W. Baird. MD 
Ted A. Bauman. MD 
Amy W. Bramc. MD 
Daniel R. Briggs, MD 
Georce M. Bnnson. MD 

To m (:, 'v, ^, aOTartrtfccr 


Vu L. Bui. MD 
Alan Cook. MD 
JamesO. Culver. MD 
Suzanne D. Dixon. MD 
Winny Hung. MD 
James M. Elmore. MD 
Jonathan E. Fischer. MD 
Angela B. Gantt. MD 
Cynthia L. Gay. MD 
Jumana C. Giragos. MD 
Joshua L. Hardison. MD 
S. Nicki Hastings. MD 
Maija Holsli. MD 
Travis C.F Honeycutt. MD 
Joseph T. Jenkins. MD 
Michaux R. Kilpatrick. MD 
Erin E. Lee. MD 
Douglas R MacMillan Jr.. MD 
Colby E. Mangum. MD 
Desiree McCarthy. MD 
Robert S. H. Park. MD 
WilliamJ. Petty. MD 
Robert W. Reagan Jr.. MD 
James M. Schmidt. MD 
Kimberiy R. Singlotary. MD 
Sheila D. Smith. MD 
Elizabeth B. Southerland, MD 
Thomas E. Stephens. MD 
Kathleen F Stevison. MD 
William H. Sturgill III. MD 
Andrew J. Taylor. MD 
Stephan G. Thiede. MD 
Kevin L. Thomas. MD 
Michael M. Walger. MD 
John W. Warner. MD 
Thomas B. Willard. MD 
Knsti E. Woods. MD 
Robyn K. Zanard. MD 
Stacie Zelman. MD 

riic Delta Delhi Delia 
sororilx rccciuly 
sjxnisdretl a linlc-iii- 
one UninianieiU lo 
benefit pedialrie cancer 
pniiiranis al I'NC. 
Alllioufih llie eveni was 
rained out nvi( e. the 
sorority still raised over 
$5,000. Holly Houi-h. 
event orifanizer, 
presented the donation 
to Joe Wiley. MD. chief 
of pediatric hematolot^y- 
oiicoloyy (left), and If. 
Shelton Earp III. MD. 
director of the l.ineheif'er 
C'oniprelicnsivc ( 'ant er 




H.H. Baird, MD '40. is retired and living 
in Lancaster. S.C.. not Lancaster. Penn.. as 
reported in tiie last issue of the Bulletin. 
When not in Lancaster. Dr. Baird spends 
time at his condo in Charlotte. N.C. 


David A. Rosin, MD, Housestaff '64- 

'65. writes. "After 24 years in private psychi- 
atric practice in Tidewater. Virg., |I] directed 
a humanitarian aide operation in Rwanda 
and Zaire in 1994. On return to the U.S. in 
1995. moved to Nevada - currently state 
medical director for mental health and men- 
tal retardation." He can be reached at 
drosin(5)govmail. state. 

Takev Crist, MD '65. was awarded the 
1998 Eliis Island Medal of Honor by the Na- 
tional Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. 
The award is based on Crist 's work with the 
American Hellenic Institute, Cyprus Com- 
mittee and American Hellenic Educational 
Progressive Association. He was one of 120 
recipients who were honored at St. Patrick's 
Cathedral in New York for humanitarian ser- 
vice. To be considered for the award, a per- 
son must exemplify a life dedicated to the 
American way and seek to preserve the her- 
itage of a particular group; support Ameri- 
can values and expand those of a particular 
ethnic group: achieve the reinforcement of 
bonds between a heritage group and its land 
of origin: as well as contribute to humanity 
in one's profession. 

Carol Hedden Hackett, MD '66. has 
been installed as president of the King Coun- 
ty (Wash.) Academy of Family Practice for 
the year 1998-99. A private practitioner in 
Bellevue. Wash.. Hackett is past chair of the 
Department of Family Practice at Overlake 
Hospital Medical Center, and is a clinical as- 
sistant professor at the University of Wash- 
ington School of Medicine. She is mamed to 
John P. Hackett. a dermatologist: they have 
three children. 


Isadore M. Pike. MD, Housestaff '69- 
'71. is vice president of clinical and medical 
operations at Quintiles Oncology Therapeu- 
tics. Previously, she was with Bristol-Myers 
Squibb Oncology for 10 years. She can be 
reached at 

Sheldon M. Retchin, MD '76. is presi- 
dent and CEO of MCV Physicians, the fac- 


ulty group practice of Medical College of 
VirginiaA'irginia Commonwealth Universi- 
ty, in Richmond. The group includes 625 
physicians. He is also a professor of internal 
medicine and associate vice president of Vir- 
ginia Commonwealth University for Clini- 
cal Enterprises. He writes. "This past July 
was a busy one. I published an article on the 
care of stroke patients in HMOs in JAMA. 
As a result of the publication. I was inter- 
viewed on CBS. National Public Radio and 
other national media. Eleven days later my 
wife. Tracy, delivered twin boys, Michael 
and Matthew. We also have a 5-year-old 
daughter. Sarah. My wife is an attorney, but 
fmds herself consumed by the job of raising 
our daughter and twin boys." Contact Dr. 
Retchin at 

Chri-stian Paletta, MD '79. has been ap- 
pointed director of the Division of Plastic 
and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis Uni- 
versity, a position his father. Dr. F.X. Paletta. 
held from 1950 to 1985. His wife. Blair For- 
law, from Greensboro. N.C. works as an 
urban planner at East West Gateway. Palet- 
ta's e-mail address is 


Carl Haynes, MD "80. now practices in 
LaGrange, N.C, as a member of Kinston 
Medical Specialists. 

Ronald W. Cottle, MD '83. is an assis- 
tant professor of family medicine at Medical 
University of South Carolina. Previously, he 
was in private practice at Whiteville Family 
Practice in Whiteville, N.C. for 1 1 years. 
Contact him at 

Terance Lamb, MD '85. is a staff physi- 
cian with Johns Hopkins Medical Services 
in Baltimore. [Editor. s note: in the last /«.v//e 
of the Bulletin, Dr. Lamb's name was printed 
incorrectly as Amh. Our apoloi^ies for the 

James R. Hubbard, MD, Housestaff 
'85-'88. is chair of Pediatrics at the Medical 
Associates Clinic in Dubuque. la. He is an 
alternate delegate to the AMA House of Del- 
egates, representing the Iowa Medical Soci- 
ety, and facilitator for an IMS-sponsored 
task force which guided a new state Chil- 
dren's Health Insurance Program through 
the Iowa legislature. Contact Dr. Hubbard at 


Robert G. Berkenblit, MD '90. assistant 
professor of radiology at Montetlore Imag- 

ing Center, announces the birth of a son, 
Brett Philip, on October 12. 1997. Brett joins 
sister Carly Sarah, who is 3. 

Louise Horney, MD '90. is medical di- 
rector at Emory Clinic at Wesley Woods 
Geriatric Center in Atlanta. 

Lawrence Nycom, MD '90. is complet- 
ing his clinical gyn oncology training at 
Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He will 
spend the next year doing research at the Na- 
tional Cancer Institute. His e-mail address is 

Danny Silver, MD '9L is medical direc- 
tor of the emergency department at Sampson 
Regional Medical Center. His e-mail address 

Ted A. Behar, MD, Housestaff '92. 
writes. "Following four successful years in 
practice with a senior associate. I'm pleased 
to be establishing Tennessee Pla.stic Surgery. 
This solo practice in plastic and reconstruc- 
tive surgery will continue to serve my pa- 
tients at my three office locations in and 
around Nashville." 

Thomas R. Moore, MD '92. is in private 
practice in anesthesiology in Hickory, N.C. 
He and his wife. Patti. have two daughters, 
Brenna and Madison. 

Sher Lynn Gardner, MD '93. has joined 
the medical staff at Decatur Pediatric Group 
in Clarkston. Ga. Gardner served her resi- 
dency at the Emory University School of 
Medicine, where she was associate chief pe- 
diatric resident in 1995 and chief pediatric 
resident in 1 996. She is a member of the 
American Academy of Pediatrics, and is ac- 
tive in World Changers Church Intemational. 

Holly Stevens, MD '93. joined Universi- 
ty OB/G YN in Charlotte in August 1 997 
after finishing residency at the University of 
Florida. She is the co-author of "Women's 
Health: Your Guide to a Healthier, Happier 
Life,"publishedinMay 1998. 

Elizabeth Faircloth Rostan, MD '95, is 
a resident in dermatology at Duke Universi- 
ty. She was married in October 1997 to 
Robert S. Rostan, who works at Deloitte and 
Touche in Raleigh. 

Carolyn Church, MD '96. and North J. 
Davis, MD '96. are both residents at North 
Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. 
They were married in September 1997. 

Alesia T. Cottrell, MD '97, is a resident 
in anesthesia at UT Hospital in Knoxville, 
Tenn. She and her husband. Garland, wel- 
comed their first child. Kelli Nicole, on Jan- 
uary 7, 1998. 


In the past year. Tve had a terrific op- 
portunity to enrich my understanding 
of and appreciation for the UNC 
School of Medicine. That's because I 
had the privilege of being your Alumni As- 
sociation president, and I want to thank you 
for it. 

I've had the opportunity to talk with 
alumni at receptions in Greensboro, Win- 
ston-Salem. Durham. Raleigh and Char- 
lotte. And I had the pleasure of introducing 
our new dean. Jeffrey L. Houpt. to 
each group. 

Dean Houpt combines a fresh outlook 
with a great respect for traditions and 
achievements of our medical school. At 
these receptions around the state, he talked 
with us of the new initiatives he is leading 
and invited all of us to tell him our ideas on 
how the school can be improved. 

At the Spring Alumni Banquet in Chapel 
Hill, on behalf of the Alumni Association I 
presented the Distinguished Faculty Award 
to Dr. Robert Alan Briggaman. chair of the 
department of dermatology. He is an inter- 
national expert in inherited blistering dis- 
eases. But this honor recognized his 
compassion for patients, excellent teaching, 
and warm personal leadership of his depart- 
ment. Dr. Briggaman can add this award to 
his collection, which includes major nation- 
al and international honors for medicine and 
research, as well as some outside his profes- 
sion: The first Town of Chapel Hill Resi- 
dential Garden Award, and an award for 
carving decoy ducks. 

At the same banquet. Dean Houpt pre- 
sented six Distinguished Service Awards. 
The School of Medicine has given these 
awards since \955 to recognize those 
"alumni and friends whose distinguished 
careers anti unselfish contributions to soci- 
ety have added luster and prestige to the 
university and its medical school." Faculty 
are rarely eligible until they have been sepa- 
rated from the university for at least 
three years. 

This year's recipients were Christopher 
C. Fordham 111. MD, former dean of the 

School of Medicine and chancellor of the 
university: E. Camiack Holmes. MD. chair 
of the department of surgery at LICLA: 
William R. Purcell. MD. Laurinburg pedia- 
trician, five-term mayor, and state senator: 
Charles I. Sheaffer. MD. a Chapel Hill pedi- 
atrician w ho has made it his mission to help 
create community resources for children 
and adolescents traumatized by physical or 
sexual abuse; John Stackhouse Jr.. whose 
leadership and personal zeal was instru- 
mental in establishing the North Carolina 
Jaycee Burn Center; and James H.M. 
Thorp. MD. a Rocky Mount obstetrician/ 
gynecologist (and fomier Alumni Associa- 
tion president) who has improved access for 
poor women in hi.s county and assisted in 
developing services for the homeless in 
his community. 

On Saturday, several classes held re- 
unions. Next year, I will help to organize the 
Class of I979's 2()th reunion. I hope a large 
number of my approximately 1 .^0 class- 
mates will come back to renew old friend- 
ships and discover how much has changed 
about this excellent school. I think they will 
also be impressed at how little has changed 
in that which truly matters, despite the 
new buildings, one-way streets and ubiqui- 
tous computers. 

This is still a place where excellent minds 
are challenged by inspiring teachers to learn 
as much as they can about science, human 
nature, and how disease can best he eased, if 
not cured. It's a good place to visit for re- 
newing yourself and finding your own rea- 
sons to support it. 

Now. Jim Hundley has been installeil as 
our president. We know he'll lead us ably. 
Thanks for all the memories of this year as 
your president. 1 won't say goodbye, be- 
cause I'll still be around. 



Darlyiic Mcnscei; MD ' 79 

CME/Alumni Calendar 

Medical Alumni Activities 

September 1 

3rd International Symposium: 3-D Radiation 
Treatment Planning & Confomial Therapy 

Research Triangle Park 

Sept, 30 - Oct. 3 

Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy Course 

Chapel Hill 

October 1-4 

Robert A. Ross OB-GYN Society Annual Meeting 

Sea Island, GA 

October 9-10 

Fall Medical Alumni Weekend 

Chapel Hill 

October 16-17 

Hayward Symposium: An Update in Neurology 

Chapel Hill 

October 23-25 

Herbals & Nutritional Supplements Used by Patients in Health Care: 
A Review of the Evidence, Biological & Clinical Effects 

Chapel Hill 

October 30 

Domestic Violence 

Chapel Hill 

October 30 

Psychiatry Across the Ages 

Chapel Hill 

October 3 1 

George Ham Symposium 

Chapel Hill 

November 6-7 

New Developments in Vascular Surgery: 8th Annual Meeting 

Chapel Hill 

November 13-14 

Critical Issues in Thoracic Oncology 


April 23-24. 1999 

Spring Medical Alumni Weekend 

Chapel Hill 

For more information about CME courses or alumni activities, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Alumni Affairs, 
School of Medicine, 231 MacNider Building, UNC, Chapel Hill. NC 27599, or call the Carolina Consultation Center at 800-862-6264. 

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