Work at Center Outlined at Horse Show Kickoff
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6-A Sunday, Feb. 6, 1972 THE SHREVEPORT TIMES Participants In The Shreveport Charity Horse Show Association's kickoff Saturday for its seventh annual production to benefit the LSU Medical School Birth Defects Center (left and right) Dr. Richard Speairs, associate professor and chairman of the biological sciences department at LSU-S, and Dr. Richard Juberg, director of the Birth Defects Center, look over information about the center. (Times Photo by John Moseley) Work at Center Outlined At Horse Show Kickoff By Elaine Tucker Of The Times Staff Functions of the Louisiana State University Medical School Birth Defects Center, the per-manent charity of the Shreve-port Charity Horse Show Asso-ciation, were outlined Saturday at the association's kickoff for its seventh annual Charity Horse Show. Dr. Richard Juberg, director of the Birth Defects Center, explained the work done by the center to about 75 persons who attended the session at the R. S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center. • . The 1972 horse show will be held May 10-13 at the Hirsch. Memorial Coliseum with pro-ceeds going to the Birth Defects Center. Also participating in Satur-day's kickoff program were Dr. Peyton Kelley, executive vice president of the horse show and who is in charge of ticket sales; V. C. Shannon, newly elected District 4 state representative; R. S. Barnwell, chairman of the Shreveport Charity Horse Show Association; and Dr. Richard Speairs, LSUS associate profes- ; sor and chairman of the depart-ment of biological sciences. . In explaining the work of the Birth Defects Center, Dr. Jub-erg said the work could be I divided into four phases: diag-nostic, investigative, prognostic and educational. The center serves as a con-sultant for birth defects, espe-cially those that are determined by genetics, he said. After work at the center is completed for each patient, a summary of all findings is written up by tne center and sent to the physician to whom the patient is referred, he said. At the center, finger, palm and sole prints of a patient are made for a n a 1 y s i s. Chromo-somes are also analyzed, Dr. Juberg noted. Referrals to the center are made from physicians, social or public health workers and some individuals contact the center initially, he said. One of the first steps taken when a patient comes to the center is to complete a family history — or pedigree — of the person with the defect, next a physical examination is made and then laboratory procedures are completed, Dr. Juberg ex-plained. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 1971, the center identified 40 families for diagnosis, 25 for genetic counselling and three families for investigation, he said. The center performs 34 labo-ratory procedures.
|Title||Work at Center Outlined at Horse Show Kickoff|
Shreveport Charity Horse Show (Shreveport, La.)
Birth Defects Center (Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport)
Juberg, Richard C.
|Notes||Photo of Dr. Richard Speairs and Dr. Richard Juberg|
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
|Coverage-Spatial||Shreveport (Caddo, La.)|
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