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MEDICAL BEATFriday, April 23, 1982 The Times Medicine, religion seminar sets keynoter An Oklahoma heart surgeon. Dr. Tex Goen Jr. of St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa will address the 10th annual Religion and Medicine semi-nar scheduled Friday, April 30. by the chaplain service at Veterans Administration Medical Center. '. Goen will speak on the sig-nificance of a patient's at-titude in recovery In its an-nouncement. VA Medical Center said his performance of 400 open heart surgeries convinced Goen that a positive attitude by patient, family and surgeon is as vital as the surgery itself. Goen wrote a book. Smile ...or I'll Kick Your Bed, in support of that conviction. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Surgeons. He received his medical degree from the Univer-sity of Oklahoma Medical School and did his fliternship and residency at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, entering private practice in 1975. The seminar is open to clergy, social workers, medical professionals and others in the h field. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 2-W-47 at the VA Medical Center. Registration is at 8:30 am Goen Genetics lecture . A Nobel Prize winner in physiology and medi-cine. Dr. Hamilton 0. Smith, of the Johns Hopkins Univer-sity- School of Medicine in Baltimore. Md.. will lecture at LSU Medical Center on Wednesday. April 28. Smith will speak at 11 a.m.; in the LSU Medical Center! auditorium. His topic will be 'Application of Recombinant DNA Technology to Medi-cine." Recombinant DNA tech-nology is the ability to splice genetic material and reshuffle genetic information. The Johns Hopkins professor of molecular biology and genetics shared the Nobel Prize in 1978 With Werner Arber of Switzerland and Daniel Nathans, also of Johns Hopkins, for their work in restriction endonucleases. Endonucleases are enzymes that enable scien-tists to cut DNA and reassemble it to manipulate DNA for genetic engineering. They have been described as "the chemical knives and scalpels for gene splicing." Arbor found this ciass of enzymes, now called restriction endonucleases. and Smith isolated the first such enzyme and showed that it cuts DNA in a particular way Nathans showed that Smith's enzyme rived DNA of a particular virus in 11 well-isolated segments. With the application of such enzymes to the isolation of particular genes, and to recombinant (hybrid) DNA molecules, it has become possible to develop bacterial cultures that can produce large quantities of previously scarce enzymes and hormones, including human insulin. Smith is a member of many honorary and scientific societies, including the American Society of Biological Chemist and National Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Distinguished Research Professor in the American Cancer Society. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and did his research in microbial genetics first at the University of Michigan and later as a member of the microbiology faculty at Johns Hopkins. Smith Medical examiners The National Board of Medical Examiners has appointed Dr. Larry J. Embree, chairman of the department of neurology at LSU Medical Center, as chairman of its Part III Test Committee. The board's examinations in Parts I. II and III measure knowledge and competence of medical students and physicians during the preparation for their professional careers As indicators of quali-fication, these examinatuons have widespread ac-ceptance in the licensure system, the board claimed, reporting that 48 of 50 licensing author-ities accept certification by the National Board of Examiners without further examination. About 80 percent of all U.S. medical graduates are licensed through National Board certification, the board said. As a test committee chairman, Embree also serves on the board, a non-profit body committed to "rigorous evaluation" of professional com-petence. Stress management The head of a consulting service specializing in crisis therapy and stress management will conduct a seminar on "Managing Stress and Professional Burnout" on May 6. Dr Bruce Baldwin of Wilmington. N-C. will have charge of Louisiana Tech University's Division of Continuing Education-sponsored program. Ac-tivities are planned for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chateau Motor Hotel. Registration closes April 26. Tuition is $125. LHA board chairman Stephen B. Collins,, executive director of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, has been elected chair-man of the board of trustees of the Louisiana Hospital Association. . He said one of the areas LHA will address this year will be the nurse shortage in the state's hospitals. "It is vital that the LHA utilize every means at its disposal, within the community and on a statewide basis, to eliminate this serious prob-lem." Another challenge is cost containment, he said. Collins has been with Lake Charles Memorial since 1972. having previously been administrator at Rosewood General Hospital in Houston. Texas, and at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Ind
|Title||Medicine, Religion Seminar Set Keynoter|
Goen, Tex, Jr.
Smith, Hamilton O.
Embree, Larry J.
Louisiana Hospital Association
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