<P>tulane.edu/som TULANE | MEDICINE FALL 2013 5 MEDICINE NEWS ASK RUDY SLAKEY USES TECH TO TEACH ABOUT KIDNEY DISEASE IN VIETNAMD r. Douglas Slakey spent six months teaching a course to Vietnamese doctors and medical students to help them improve medical care for patients with end-stage kidney disease. Despite teaching pupils located in Hue, Vietnam, Slakey didnt have to take a sabbatical. Other than two visits totaling three weeks, he was able to stay in New Orleans. The funding for the course came from the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), which was established in 2000 by Congress to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam relationship through educational exchanges. When he was awarded the scholarship from the VEF, Slakey saw an opportunity to use technology to remotely teach an in-depth course. In between the two visits at the beginning and then the end of the course, I gave live weekly lectures over the Internet to physicians and medical students from Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, says Slakey, chairman of the department of surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. As the word spread about the program, the number of viewers for each lecture continued to grow. When it ?rst started, Hue University expected about 35 or 40 physicians and a similar number of medical students, Slakey says. By the end, there were well over 100 physicians viewing the lectures throughout Vietnam. Slakey says that this type of training is of vital importance as the economy of Vietnam continues to improve. As access to health care increases, physicians can be overwhelmed by having to come up with cost-effective ways to treat kidney disease, which Slakey estimates to be twice as prevalent as in the United States. Using this model, he believes the same lessons can be brought to other developing nations and ?rst-world locales. Dr. Douglas Slakey taught a six-month course for students in Vietnam and did most of it from the comfort of his home. The real highlight for me was the ability to deliver educational materials halfway around the world, he says. Trevor Cabrera, left, and Cameron Callaghan enjoy their new stethoscopes at the annual white coat ceremony. Members of the Class of 2017 received their ?rst doctors white coats in a tradition-?lled ceremony in August. All 197 new students, plus 15 HEAL-X students admitted in January 2013, also received pins from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine, Tulane University coat badges and their ?rst stethoscopes (a gift from the Tulane Medical Alumni Association). COAT OF HONOR GLOBAL REACH Dear Rudy, How many buildings has the School of Medicine occupied? – Mark M. Dear Mark, Nine buildings so far: > In 1844 the school occupied its ?rst permanent home on the corner of Philippa and Common streets. In 1847 the Medical Department moved next door on Common Street. > In 1893 the school moved to Canal Street and into a building named for former dean Dr. Tobias G. Richardson. > In 1902 a bequest from Alexander Charles Hutchinson paid for several new buildings on the main university campus and the renovation of the Richardson Building, renamed the Josephine Hutchinson Memorial Building. > A new building constructed on the universitys uptown campus became the new Richardson Memorial Building. From 1907 until 1963, ?rst- and second-year classes were taught here. > In 1930 the School of Medicine moved to the new Hutchinson Memorial Building on Tulane Avenue, next to the old Charity Hospital. In 1959 the Libby Building added labs, a bookstore, a cafeteria and parking. > With the addition of the Burthe-Cottam Building in 1963, all four years were ?nally under one roof. > In 2007 the school acquired the Murphy Building on S. Robertson Street through a generous donation. Rudy, our resident know-it-all, is named for Dr. Rudolph Matas, the legendary faculty member whose encyclopedic mind was more useful than any library. Email your questions to mednotes@tulane.edu. 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