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A Message From Interim Dean Jacobs

Acting Dean Jacobs

School of Medicine Alumni,

I hope you received your mailed copy of the School of Medicine alumni magazine, Grand Rounds. In this issue, “The Changing Face of Women in Medicine and Science,” you will find engaging stories of our faculty, researchers, alumni and students and their unique journey in medicine and science. You will read about the first woman to enter the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the aspirations of current female students.

The history of the School of Medicine is rich with leaders who transformed academic medicine, championed our students, and guided our school to excellence in education, clinical care and research. This fall, we honored the career of one of those leaders, former Dean and Vice President of Medical Affairs Robert W. Wilmott, M.D., with a portrait ceremony and the establishment of the Robert W. Wilmott Honorary Endowment in Pediatrics. The endowment will benefit the Department of Pediatrics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, where Dr. Wilmott served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for 17 years. Dr. Wilmott’s portrait is now hanging in the Dean’s Gallery on the second floor of Schwitalla Hall, a tribute to an accomplished physician, educator, leader, mentor and friend to many.

As another year ends, I wish you peace, health and happiness in the new year. 

Sincerely,

Acting Dean Jacob's signature

Christine K. Jacobs, M.D.
Interim Dean 
Interim Vice President for Medical Affairs
Saint Louis University School of Medicine