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The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center Find "Partners for a Cure" at the 14th Annual Diamonds Gala - Recap

The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center and their guests celebrated their 14th annual “Diamonds Gala” event on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel. This year’s event raised more than $380,000 in corporate and donor support for the Saint Louis University Liver Center. 

We would like to give a special thanks to the following sponsors for their donations:

Platinum Sponsors – AbbVie, Gilead Pharmaceuticals, and Merck; Gold Sponsor – SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital; Silver Sponsors – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CVS Health/Specialty Pharmacy,  Express Scripts-Accredo, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Lenoir Charitable Trust, and Premiere Specialty Pharmacy; Bronze Sponsors – Acaria Health, Mr. & Mrs. John Alberici,  APEX Specialty Pharmacy, Dowd Bennett, LLP, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Imo, Mid-America Transplant, Quest Diagnostics, Renaissance Financial, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, and SSM/SLU Transplant Center; Research Sponsor – Dr. Robert Townsend; and Diamonds Jewelry Sponsor – MSG Jewelers

2016 Naomi Judd Award – Brent A. Tetri, M.D.

Brent A. Tetri, M.D.
Congratulations to Dr. Brent A. Tetri, this year's 2016 Naomi Judd Award recipient! Dr. Tetri received this award for his outstanding leadership role as the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology here at Saint Louis University and for his knowledge of how the liver works and its role in metabolism which led him to study non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – an emerging serious health problem that now affects more than 1 in 5 Americans. Dr Tetri has played an important leadership role in a small and select group of researchers funded by the NIH to study fatty liver disease – the NASH Clinical Research Network. Dr. Tetri has made Saint Louis University into a national center of excellence trying to discover treatments for this potentially fatal disease. In addition to his research excellence, Dr. Tetri is an outstanding and compassionate physician who provides excellent care for many patients with liver disease inside and outside of the hospital.

Category: Events
In September 2003 routine Liver Center meetings were started. These monthly meetings provide a forum for Liver Center investigators to share updates on their current laboratory research and discuss possible project collaborations. Liver Center meetings are held at Saint Louis University on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00 P.M. in the GI Conference Room. Meeting minutes and attendance are kept of each meeting.
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In September 2008 the Liver Center Journal Club was initiated. Liver Center members take turns presenting publications of interest and these monthly meetings provide an opportunity for all of the investigators to participate in a journal club discussion. Journal club meetings are held in the 3rd floor conference room of the Doisy Research Center on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00 P.M.