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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs. Volume XXXIX, Number 2. Outlook (ISSN 1042-2897) is published quarterly by the Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8508, 4444 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.





Cover story: Goodnight, Dialysis
Joseph Kimack is one of a growing number of end-stage kidney disease patients who are learning to perform in-home dialysis. Brent W. Miller, MD, assistant professor of medicine, and his staff at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Dialysis Center find that the procedure, nocturnal dialysis, saves both time and money.

The Heirs of MEN 2A
Inheriting an abnormal gene for disease doesn’t necessarily mean the worst. With early preventative treatment, many who are genetically predisposed can sidestep serious illness.

Rooms to Grow in
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Child Development Center allows kids to be kids and provides peace of mind to Washington University Medical Center parents.

The Peanut Butter Project
A simple food makes inroads into a complex problem—feeding young children in Malawi a peanut butter supplement helps them to survive and thrive.

Picture Page: Art on Campus
A group of 11 sculptures is currently on display at
the Medical Center campus.

2002 graduates Maitraya Patel, center, Elise Krejci, left, and Vivian Pao, right, at the Commencement Recognition Ceremony.