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J.S. Bianca, M.D. J. S. Bianca, M.D., was installed as presi-dent of the medical staff of Schumpert Medical Center at the annual meeting of the staff in the auditorium at Schumpert Dec. 9. Other officers elected were Oscar L. Berry Jr., M.D., president-elect; John W. Berry, M.D., vice-president; and Joseph W. Cush, D.D.S., secretary. Members of the ex-ecutive committee, in addition to the new of-ficers, are Gene W. Slagle, M.D., outgoing president; Seborn Wood, M.D., chief, De-partment of Medicine; Broox C. Garrett, M.D., :hief, Department of Surgery; Warrent C. West Jr., M.D., chief, Department Ob-Gyn; Lucretia A. Little, M.D., chief, Depart-ment of Psychiatry; William H. Haynie, M.D. chief, Depart-ment of Pediatrics; W. H. Carroll, M.D., chief, Department of Radio-logy; David J. Werne, M.D., chief, Depart-ment of Pathology; and Franklin G. Noles, M.D., chief, Depart-m e n t of Anesthesiology. tion promotes the study of Gnotobiotics in vari-ous ways. Advisory Committee Appoints Loewensten Joseph E. Loewens-tein, M.D., has been ap-pointed to the En-docrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Ad-visory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug A d m i n i s t r a t i o n . Loewenstein is pro-fessor of medicine and chief of the Section of Endocrinology at LSU School of Medicine. The committee is made up of 11 members selected nationally Medical Briefs from experts in en-d o c r i n o l o g y and metabolism, statistics, and related areas. Most of the committee's work deals with the ap-proval of new drugs for marketing in the Unit-edf States, but it also advises the Com-missioner of Food and Drugs about drugs al-ready on the market. Dr. Loewenstein has been a member of the faculty at LSU School of Medicine since 1970. LSU Gets Research Grant A scientist at LSU Medical Center is con-ducting research to de-velop a new vacine against a common or-ganism that can cause complications to pa-tients who have cystic fibrosis, severe burns and cancer. Financed by a two-year grant of $91,575 from the American Cancer Society, Dr. Harry Gilleland, as-sociate professor of mi-crobiology and im-munology has under-taken the project en-titled "Development of an Outer Membrane Protein Vaccine for P s e u d o m m o n a s aeruginosa." Berg Elected To Board Dr. Rodney D. Berg, associate professor of microbiology and im-munology at LSU Medi-cal Center School of Medicine, has been elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the As-s o c i a t i o n for Gnotobiotics. Gnotobiotics is the study of animals in the absence of bacteria, fungi and virus — es-sentialy a germ-free animal. The associa-
Berg, Rodney D.
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