Conrad Jobst, a German immigrant, mechanical engineer and entrepreneur who made Toledo his home in 1913, suffered from vascular disease. Using his expertise, he designed custom made elastic stockings that dramatically improved his condition along with countless others. Upon his death in 1957, his wife Caroline became president of their company which became the largest manufacturer of equipment designed for those afflicted with poor venous circulation.
Before her death in 1993, Caroline Jobst established an endowment fund for the creation of the Jobst Vascular Center at the Toledo Hospital and the Conrad Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories at the University of Michigan. In 2010, a $2 million grant from the Jobst Foundation transformed the Center into the Jobst Vascular Institute whose staff professionals dedicate themselves to the advancement of vascular treatment and techniques. Join WGTE as we retrace the history of the Jobst family legacy and the state of the art institute that has brought the gift of medical promise, hope and life to millions.
Familiarizes citizens with the different types of hazards they face, so they can learn how to protect themselves and find out how our public and private organizations prepare for natural disasters, chemical spills, terrorism and biological events.
Presented in conjunction with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the local Metropolitan Medical Response System, the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus and Owens Community College, this original WGTE production explores in-depth the question: "What can I do in case of an actual emergency?"Read more
Friday, February 10, 2012
Dr. S. Amjad Hussain is professor emeritus of thoracic cardiovascular surgery at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is also an op-ed columnist for the Toledo Blade and a number of other publications. Since 1976, Dr. Hussain has visited Pakistan annually to teach at Khyber Medical College, his alma mater, in Peshawar. Dr. Hussain recently returned to the U.S. from Pakistan and will discuss the current political climate in Pakistan.Read more
Friday, February 17, 2012
Since 1992, Dr. Richard Keidan has been an attending surgical oncologist at William Beaumont Health System and clinical professor of surgery at Wayne State Medical Center. While exploring the Khotang region of Nepal in recent years, Keidan saw the primitive state of the health and hygiene infrastructure in the region. Soon after, he decided to found the Miles Levin Nepal Foundation for Health and Education, with his Nepalese foundation partner, Namgyal Sherpa.Read more