Pulmonary Research Funded
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6-B Wed., Jan. 13, 1982 SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER The Times' Pulmonary research funded By SALLY REESE Times Medical Writer An Albert Hyman grant of $10,000 has been awarded to Dr. Gary T. Kinasewitz of LSU Medical Center by the American Heart Association of Lou-isiana for research on early develop-mental phases of pulmonary hyper-tension. Kinasewitz is an assistant professor of medicine in the pulmonary disease section at LSUMC. His project is en-titled "Pulmonary Vascular Responses in Granulomatous Vasculitis." He seeks to determine if abnormal. pulmonary vascular responses ob-served in a canine model, which mimic those observed in people with lung dis-ease, represent abnormal vasomotor medical beat reactivity or are simply a man-ifestation of an obliterated vascular bed.A demonstration that abnormalities of vasomotor tone contribute to the genesis of pulumonary hypertension could alter the prevalent view that little can be done for the patient with this problem, says the investigator. It could open up new areas of potential thera-peutic manipulation. "It is conceivable that by blocking these abnormal responses the p r o g r e s s i v e impairment of cardiopulmonary function observed in patients with lung disease may be ar-rested or reversed," he says. Kinasewitz came to the LSUMC faulty in 1980 from the University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine, Phil-adelphia, where he was an assistant professor of medicine in the cardiovascular-pulmonary disease sec-tion. Born in New York City, he re-ceived his medical degree from Wayne State University. Retiree Sharon Cooksey retired Dec. 31 after 30 years with the Caddo-Shreveport Health Unit. She had been clerical su-pervisor and administrative assistant since 1978. Roma Caldwell, nursing supervisor, said Mrs. Cooksey joined the health unit as a stenographer after previously being with the state depart-ment of veterans affairs and the state health referral program. Honor society Twenty students of LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport have been named members of Alpha Omega Alpha, national honor society in medi-cine. Students, selected on the basis of academic performance, are usually in the top 16 percent of their class. Selected from the class of 1982 were Michael Alexander, Darrell S. Barnett, Eric S. Bennos, Melanie C. Firmin, James L. Gates, Harrell A. Grand, Elaine R. High, H. Kennon Hughens, Arlene G. Kirschner, Cynthia C. Morgan, Thomas S. Roberts, Christa P Rodriguez, J. King White and R. Mark ' Williams. ^ Selected from the class of 1983 were Michael F. Doucet, Thomas G. Ledbet-ter and Laura F. Sherrod. >« Disabilities council The quarterly Developmental Dis* abilities Council meeting will be held**. Jan. 20 at the Hilton Hotel in Baton Rouge. It will begin at 10 a.m. and on its agenda will be "National Year for Dis-abled Persons — 1982" and grants for developmental disability programs. The council's meetings are open to the public.
|Title||Pulmonary Research Funded|
Kinasewitz, Gary T.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
Pulmonary Disease Section (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport)
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