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Doctors & Nurses Back from Helping in the Bayou 

Hurricane Katrina Relief

After spending nearly two weeks in Louisiana—easing the load for exhausted local medical personnel and helping out Hurricane Katrina victims—a group of five UPHS Pulmonary & Critical Care physicians and nurses returned home on September 22. When their plane touched down, they were eager to discuss their work under difficult circumstances and challenging experiences while in the hurricane zon.They helped in Baton Rouge and in the New Orleans area. Back row, Dr. Giora Netzer, research fellow; Dr. Colin Gillespie, research fellow; and Dr. Vivek Ahya, medical director of the Lung Transplantation Program, who initiated this trip to help a longtime friend, his counterpart in New Orleans. Front row, Lorrie Bokelman, medical intensive care unit nurse; and Lisa  Douglas, critical care research nurse coordinator.  (Additionally, Dr. Dan Sterman, director of Interventional Pulmonary, is not pictured but did go on the trip for the first few days).

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Blessings for the Bayou—Solidarity Donation Drive to raise funds for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army will be collecting donations from numerous campus sites (see the Penn Volunteers in Public Service list).

A panel will address, Critical Issues in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, on October 6 (see Talks in the October AT PENN calendar).

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 5, September 27, 2005

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