May 24, 2007

Ninety-three Students receive their M.D. degrees

John Morley imageDayton, Ohio—John E. Morley, M.B., B.Ch., is the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony for the Boonshoft School of Medicine Class of 2007 at the Schuster Performing Arts Center on the evening of May 25. His address to the graduates is entitled "Agape, Science and the Future History of Medicine."

Ninety-three senior medical students will receive their M.D. degrees Friday evening. Twenty-one percent will continue their training in Dayton-area residency programs; 50 percent will enter Ohio residencies and others enter programs in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Morley is the Dammert Professor of Gerontology and director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at St. Louis V.A. Medical Center.

Morely was educated at the University of Witwatersrand in his native South Africa, continued his residency training in Johannesburg and completed postgraduate training at the University of California in Los Angeles. He is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States and the world and the recipient of many prestigious awards, including: Medical Director of the Year through Life Care Centers of America; Foundation IPSEN International Prize in Longevity; Nascher/Manning Award from the American Geriatrics Society; the Circle Award from American Dietetic Association; and the Joseph T. Freeman Award from the Gerontological Society of America. A prolific writer of more than 20 books and 1,000 publications, his current research involves memory function, nutrition, and endocrinology of the elderly.