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Barden on Steinbeck, UTMC looks at present, future and Greece

Dr. Tom Barden, dean of the Honors College, spoke eloquently on NPR last weekend on his new book about American author John Steinbeck and Vietnam called Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War.

Meanwhile the UT Medical Center had an extremely busy weekend in the news.

On Friday, Ch. 13 followed up on a story from earlier in the week about an altruistic kidney donation chain that crossed national borders. In December, an altruistic donor from Oklahoma gave one of her kidneys to Michalis Chelmis, a Greek citizen. Then last week, Michalis wife, Dora – who had worked to change Greek law to enable her husband to receive a kidney from an international donor – gave her kidney which promptly flew to a patient in need in Pennsylvania. Transplant surgeon Dr. Michael Rees, UT professor of urology who runs the Alliance for Paired Donation, explains further:


On Saturday morning, Four Seasons Bistro’s executive chef, Chef Scott, was highlighting UTMC’s new delicious, healthy cuisine for Ch. 11:


And on Sunday, the Blade, the Toledo Free Press and other news organizations reported on a new partnership between UT and the YMCA to have a new UT primary care clinic in one of the coolest looking buildings in Toledo the Y’s new downtown health center.


Not to mention the Glass City Marathon UT sponsored and served as the beginning and end for. Giant congrats to AS for your news at the finish line.


One Response to “Barden on Steinbeck, UTMC looks at present, future and Greece”

  1. Thomas Barden Says:

    Thanks for the mention, Jon. Scott Simon is such a great intrviewer; he makes you feel smart and at ease!

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