Mark Batshaw, M.D., will deliver the 2011 Danis Memorial Lecture at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Danis Auditorium in Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. He will present "Travels Around the Urea Cycle." All are invited to attend.
Board certified in pediatrics and developmental pediatrics, Batshaw is professor-chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean of Academic Affairs at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also executive vice president and chief academic officer of Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and principal investigator for the Center for Clinical and Community Research.
Batshaw performs clinical and translational research on inborn errors of metabolism, specifically urea cycle disorders. As a developmental pediatrician the focus of his work is to improve cognitive outcome in these devastating disorders.
About Peter Danis and the Danis Memorial Lecture
The Danis Memorial Lecture honors the memory of Peter G. Danis, M.D. Danis received his medical degree in 1931 from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and devised the idea for what would become the Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for Children.
In 1956, Danis' dreams became a reality when the hospital, named by Archbishop Joseph Ritter after Cardinal John Glennon, opened its doors to the children of St. Louis and surrounding areas with great community support.
Often called the father of Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, Danis was the first medical director and chief of staff and also served as chairman of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
He died Jan. 6, 1985, at the age of 75. Today, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center is the nation's largest free-standing Catholic pediatric hospital.