Winter 2002 - Volume 13, No. 1

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WSU Recognized as Founding Member of AAMC


New Curriculum Addresses Aging and Geriatrics


Providing Answers About Viruses and Drug Resistance


Publication Shows Gene Programming is Coming Soon


Antacids May be More Important than Calcium in Osteoporosis Prevention


Congressman Rallies for Graduate Medical Education


Tracking Software Evaluates Students' Clinical Rotations


Prayer and Fellowship Promote Healthy Outcomes


Diabetes Program Participants See Sharp Drop in Risk Factors


Master's Degree Offered in Genetic Counseling


Influenza Vaccine Research Targets Large Capacity Virus


WSU School of Medicine Recognizes Excellence in Medical Student Research


In Memory of Professor Emeritus Maurice Bernstein


School Begins Multi-Million dollar Energy Savings Project


WSU Establishes Metabolic Research Center Dedicated to Diabetes/Obesity Research


Drug Delivery System Uses Liposomes to Treat Ocular Tumors


Dr. Goodman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association of Physical Anthropologists


Medical Students Learn and Practice Professionsl Values


Leukemia Drug Gets Priority Approval


Psychiatry Students Awarded for Research


Lower Cardiovascular Risk is Added Benefit of Exercise


$5 Million Grant Partners WSU and Florida A&M for Environmental Health Research


Graduates Earn PhDs

New Curriculum Addresses Aging and Geriatrics
Kris Manlove-Simmons is a fourth-year medical student who plans to specialize in geriatric medicine. She is thrilled about the new geriatric and gerontology curriculum being implemented at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Providing Answers About Viruses and Drug Resistance
One of the reasons HIV is so difficult to treat is the virus' ability to change.  Even the most successful drug treatments all too quickly become ineffective as the virus mutates and regains its foothold.  Ladislau Kovari, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, believes he now understands how the virus develops its drug resistance - information that could help in the design of new pharmaceuticals that can defeat the resistant viral forms.

Publication Shows Gene Programming Is Coming Soon
A research paper, which was selected as the cover article in the October 2001 issue of Molecular Human Reproduction, may represent a giant leap forward in understanding gene function, as well as a step toward the holy grail of genome reprogramming.

Antacids May Be More Important Than Calcium in Osteoporosis Prevention
The calcium in calcium supplements may not be the primary ingredient responsible for the prevention of osteoporosis, according to a study reported by Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Dr. Warren Lockette in February issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

State of the School

Welcome New Faculty




Continuing Medical Education