WUSTL Dining Services: There’s an app for that
Menus, nutritional information to be viewed on mobile device application developed by WUSTL students
By Jessica Daues
An Apple mobile application called WUSTL Dining — which allows potential diners to check out menu items at each WUSTL Dining Services location — now is available at the Apple App Store.
The new app is free and also allows users to find WUSTL Dining Services locations and view nutritional information on menu items on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FNLA Receives Award from the National Forum
Dr. Anne Goldberg was awarded with this year’s National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention ‘Public Policy Award’ on Friday, September 23rd in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Goldberg is recognized for promoting policy change in the prevention of heart disease and stroke.
The Forum quotes Dr. Goldberg as "your passion, drive and expertise have enabled the Foundation of the National Lipid Association to accomplish exceptional success in stroke and cardiovascular disease prevention for hundreds of thousands of Americans afflicted with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol that begins at birth and puts patients at extreme risk for premature cardiovascular disease and death.”
Siteman Cancer Center Achieves a Milestone
In July 2011, the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program at Siteman Cancer Center achieved an important landmark by completing its 5000th transplant.
The Washington University transplant program began in 1980 and the first transplant was performed in 1982 with bone marrow from a matching sibling. This year, the program expects to perform 400 transplants making it one of the largest transplant centers in the country.
John Dipersio, MD, PhD, Siteman’s Deputy Director and Chief of the Division of Oncology characterized this achievement as an enormous undertaking and recognized the hard work of the people that contributed to this very important milestone.
On September 8th, 2011, the Siteman Clinic and Treatment Staff were honored for their contributions with a huge pretzel in the shape of the milestone number, 5000. Also the Siteman Clinic Staff are sporting “5000 Bone Marrow Transplant” lapel pins to show their support and dedication to this program and the patients and families it serves.
Congrats to Our Star Performer, Tammy Preuss!
Tammy Preuss took her Dad's advice to heart
Tammy Preuss, medical assistant III, at the west county Medicine Multispecialty Center (Department of Medicine) is pictured at left with her supervisor Cindy Brubaker, practice office manager.
Tammy joined the staff of the multispecialty center in West County three years next month. When we asked her what was the best advice she ever received, Tammy replied,” I would have to say I have three favorites that my dad said to me. 1 - Always help others and work hard, it will make you and your heart rich. 2 - Never hold a grudge, you will not be at peace with yourself. And 3 - Remove the word can’t from your vocabulary, it will hold you back.”
“Tammy has the ability to make every one of our patients feel special and she truly experiences joy from helping others. She makes it her practice to ask every patient at check out if they were able to get answers to all of their questions. Patient satisfaction is very important to her, and I have seen her take patients to an empty exam room when the patient has further questions or needs clarification. This is just one example of the care and concern that she exhibits every day.”
Congrats to Our Star Performer, Barb Hobbs!
"A smile can change everything in a heartbeat."
Barbara Hobbs, adminstrative coordinator at the CAM Medicine Multispecialty Center (Department of
Medicine) is pictured at her award ceremony with Richard Brasington, MD, Division of Rheumatology.
The quotation above is from one of Barbara's patients commenting on her friendly demeanor.
Barbara says, "And I remeber thinking after she left that day "She is right". Even when I
think I've had a bad day, somone smiles and says hello, and it seems like everything is better.
So I took that as great personal advice for others.
Barbara has worked in Internal Medicine for more than 7 years. Her supervisor and co-workers
say this about her:
"Barb is here every morning to open the clinic and ensure everything is in order before our day
begins. She greats everyone with a smile and wants to be helpful to anyone who may need
"Barb sends the same message to every person with whom she interacts; she cares about you
and she is genuinely concerned about the welfare of our patients."