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Presidents | Bethel College

Posted: March 21, 2019 at 3:48 am

Cornelius H. Wedel (18601910)

Cornelius Heinrich Wedel was born in South Russia. In 1874, he migrated with his family to what is now Goessel, Kan. From 1876-80, Wedel taught school in that community. In 1881, he answered the call to do mission work in Darlington, Okla. However, he left that work the following year due to eye troubles.

Wedel attended McKendry College, Lebanon, Ill., and Bloomfield (N.J.) Theological Seminary. In 1890, he took a position at the Halstead (Kan.) School, teaching there for three years. He continued his studies at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa., earning his M.A. degree.

When Bethel College opened in 1893, Wedel became the first president as well as the professor of Bible, a position he held until his death in 1910.1

President of Bethel College 191011 and 192124

John Walter Kliewer, born in a German Mennonite community in Russian Poland, migrated to Kansas with his family in 1874. He went to high school in Newton and then continued his education at Halstead (Kan.) Seminary. After teaching a few years, he attended Bethel College and Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Ill., from which he received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1901.

Bethel College called him to become president in 1911. He resigned the post in 1920, but he was asked again, in 1925, to assume the presidency and served until 1932. In 1925, both Garrett Biblical Institute and Bluffton (Ohio) College gave him honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees. Kliewer presided over Bethel at a transitional time in the colleges history.2

John Ellsworth Hartzler grew up in Cass County, Mo. He received a B.A. from Goshen (Ind.) College, a B.D. from Union Theological Seminary, New York, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, a law degree from Hamilton College of Law, and a Ph.D. from Hartford (Conn.) Theological Seminary.

Before coming to Bethel College, Hartzler served as pastor of Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., and dean and president of Goshen College. He became a professor of Bible at Bethel in 1918 and served as president from 1920-21. When the Witmarsum Theological Seminary opened in 1921 at Bluffton (Ohio) College, Hartzler took the position of president.

In 1936, he joined the faculty at Hartford Theological Seminary, serving there for 11 years.3

Edmund G. Kaufman grew up near Moundridge, Kan. He earned an A.B. from Bethel College, an A.M. from Witmarsum Seminary, Bluffton, Ohio, a B.D. from Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Ill., and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

From 1917-25, Kaufman served as a missionary in China, working as superintendent of the Mennonite Mission School in Kai Chow.

Kaufman became president of Bethel College in 1932 in the middle of the economic depression. During his tenure, he led financial drives, a building program and helped revise the curriculum. In 1938, the college became accredited through the North Central Association. Before he left office in 1952, Kaufman saw the development of the Mennonite Library and Archives and the acquisition of the Kauffman Museum.

His commanding presence on campus was expressed in chapel services, in his required senior course in Basic Christian Convictions, and in his rigorous attention to the details of college activities.4

David C. Wedel, originally from Goessel, Kan., was a student at the Bethel Academy in the mid-1920s and graduated from Bethel College in 1933. From 1936-46, he pastored First Mennonite Church in Halstead, Kan.

Upon the invitation of President E.G. Kaufman, Wedel served one year as acting dean of Bethel while the current dean was on sabbatical. After that, he went on to get his doctorate in Christian education from Iliff School of Theology, Denver. In 1952, he took over the presidency of Bethel College, serving in that capacity until 1959.5

Joseph Winfield Fretz graduated from Bluffton (Ohio) College. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary and then M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Fretz taught sociology at Bethel College from 194263, serving as Bethels interim president from 195960. He left Bethel in 1963 to become the founding president of Conrad Grebel College at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. After serving in that position for 10 years, Fretz stepped down to teach sociology at the Conrad Grebel, which he continued until he retired in 1979. Upon retiring, he moved to North Newton.6

Vernon Neufeld was born in Shafter, Calif., and raised on the family farm. After high school, he spent several years on the farm before deciding to pursue a college education. Neufeld graduated from Bethel College in 1949 with a B.A. in music. He continued his studies at Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Chicago, receiving a divinity degree in 1954. In 1955, he moved to New Jersey so that he could carry on his studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a masters and doctoral degrees, in 1957 and 1960.

Neufeld began teaching in the Bethel College Department of Bible and Religion in 1959, and after teaching only one year, he accepted the position of president, serving from 196066. During his presidency, the Fine Arts Center was planned and constructed. Also, he played a significant role in the beginning stages of the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK).

Following his tenure, Neufeld returned to California to work as executive director for Mennonite Mental Health Services. He later retired and moved to Bakersfield.7

Orville L. Voth was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. He grew up a campus kid, since his father, John Voth, was on the Bethel faculty and taught Bible and industrial arts from 192546. Voth graduated from Newton High School but was forced to take a break from his studies at Bethel College when he was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1943. He served in Fort Collins, Colo., and Kalamazoo, Mich.

After graduating from Bethel in 1948, Voth continued his education at Oklahoma State University, earning an M.S. in chemistry with a minor in physiology. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in biochemistry with minors in bacteriology and organic chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.

Voth began his teaching career at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. He served as interim academic dean at Bethel College and then as president from 196771 before returning to Kansas Wesleyan as vice president of academic affairs. He ended his career as director of independent study at the University of Kansas.8

President of Bethel College 197191

President of Bethel College from 1991-95, Zehr was born near Foosland, Illinois. He married Betty L. Birky in 1951 and they were the parents of four children: Terry, Randy, Brent and Rhonda.

Zehr was a longtime professor and head of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois. He also served in a number of leadership roles with the Illinois Heart Association.

Zehrs undergraduate degree was from Eureka (Illinois) College and his graduate degrees, including the Ph.D., from Indiana University Medical Center. He did post-doctoral work at the Mayo Clinic and in Seattle before starting his career at the University of Illinois.

According to Zehrs daughter, Rhonda Gibson, Zehr was involved in some of the ground-breaking work on angiotensin, a hormone that causes a rise in blood pressure and is a target for many blood-pressure medications.

Zehr retired from Illinois in 1991 and he and Betty moved to North Newton, where he assumed the presidency of Bethel College. These were rewarding years for the Zehrs, involving traveling and entertaining on behalf of the college, and building many friendships across the country.

Keith Sprunger wrote of Zehr inBethel College of Kansas 1887-2012: Active in Illinois Mennonite Conference [of the Mennonite Church] activities, and son of a Mennonite pastor [Rev. Harold Zehr], he brought to Bethel his lifelong history of dedication to the Christian faith from the Anabaptist perspective. Accepting the Bethel presidency meant taking a huge financial hit, but he saw it as a worthwhile service to the church.

Sprunger went on to note that Zehr had to rebuild the administrative staff, with several positions falling vacant at the time of or soon after Harold Schultzs resignation in 1991 after six terms (20 years) as president.

Zehr hired Wynn Goering as academic dean and George Rogers as dean of students, first as interim, then as permanent, appointments.

Zehr was the first president to make Bethel a non-smoking campus, and he established the Mexico internship program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Although the latter did not continue, Bethel groups continue to go to Cuernavaca for short-term cross-cultural experiences.

Zehrs move to Bethel came late in his career, in his 60s, Sprunger wrote. In light of his age, he always considered [himself] a transitional president. Ever the incorrigible optimist, even in difficult times, he could always see opportunities.

Rhonda Gibson noted that in addition to his family and education, her fathers great loves included the Mennonite church and music.

Zehr served the local and larger Mennonite Church in many ways, particularly when it came to music. As someone gifted with a voice for singing, he was a regular song leader for the churches he attended, most recently First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, where he was a member at the time of his death in 2018 at the age of 88.

John and Betty Zehr sang in many duets and quartets in their younger years and were often heard singing around the house as their children grew up.

President of Bethel College 1995-2002

President of Bethel College 200205

Interim President of Bethel College 200506, 200910 and 2017-18

President of Bethel College, 200609

Barry C. Bartel grew up in La Junta, Colo. He graduated summa cum laude from Bethel College in 1984 with majors in mathematics (computer science emphasis), peace studies and Bible and religion.

Bartel and his wife, Brenda, served under Mennonite Central Committee for three years in Haiti and five years in Bolivia. He graduated from Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Ore., and worked as an attorney in Denver before becoming president of Bethel College. He is now practicing law in the Denver area.

President of Bethel College, 2010-17

Perry D. Whiteserved as the 14th President. Prior to his arrival in central Kansas, he served as Vice President of Advancement and Admissions at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI and as Vice President for Advancement at Monmouth College.

Before his move into College Administration, Perry served six years as the Director of Choral Activities and Music Department Chair at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. His previous teaching experience includes: serving as Director of Choral Activities at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas; Director of Choral Activities at Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge; and Director of Vocal Activities at Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Perry holds a bachelor of arts degree in vocal music education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. In 1988 he received his master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and received a doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma in 1998.

White now serves aschief executive officer of Harmony Foundation International, based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Molecular genetics – Wikipedia

Posted: March 21, 2019 at 3:44 am

Molecular genetics is the field of biology that studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level and thus employs methods of both molecular biology and genetics. [1] The study of chromosomes and gene expression of an organism can give insight into heredity, genetic variation, and mutations. This is useful in the study of developmental biology and in understanding and treating genetic diseases.

Gene amplification is a procedure in which a certain gene or DNA sequence is replicated many times in a process called DNA replication.

In separation and detection, DNA and mRNA are isolated from cells and then detected simply by the isolation. Cell cultures are also grown to provide a constant supply of cells ready for isolation.

First, laboratories use a normal cellular modification of mRNA that adds up to 200 adenine nucleotides to the end of the molecule (poly(A) tail). Once this has been added, the cell is ruptured and its cell contents are exposed to synthetic beads that are coated with thymine string nucleotides. Because Adenine and Thymine pair together in DNA, the poly(A) tail and synthetic beads are attracted to one another, and once they bind in this process the cell components can be washed away without removing the mRNA. Once the mRNA has been isolated, reverse transcriptase is employed to convert it to single-stranded DNA, from which a stable double-stranded DNA is produced using DNA polymerase. Complementary DNA (cDNA) is much more stable than mRNA and so, once the double-stranded DNA has been produced it represents the expressed DNA sequence scientists look for.[6]

This technique is used to identify which genes or genetic mutations produce a certain phenotype. A mutagen is very often used to accelerate this process. Once mutants have been isolated, the mutated genes can be molecularly identified.

Forward saturation genetics is a method for treating organisms with a mutagen, then screens the organism's offspring for particular phenotypes. This type of genetic screening is used to find and identify all the genes involved in a trait.[7]

A mutation in a gene can cause encoded proteins and the cells that rely on those proteins to malfunction. Conditions related to gene mutations are called genetic disorders. However, altering a patient's genes can sometimes be used to treat or cure a disease as well. Gene therapy can be used to replace a mutated gene with the correct copy of the gene, to inactivate or knockout the expression of a malfunctioning gene, or to introduce a foreign gene to the body to help fight disease.[8] Major diseases that can be treated with gene therapy include viral infections, cancers, and inherited disorders, including immune system disorders.[9]

Gene therapy delivers a copy of the missing, mutated, or desired gene via a modified virus or vector to the patient's target cells so that a functional form of the protein can then be produced and incorporated into the body.[10] These vectors are often siRNA.[11] Treatment can be either in vivo or ex vivo. The therapy has to be repeated several times for the infected patient to continually be relieved, as repeated cell division and cell death slowly reduces the body's ratio of functional-to-mutant genes. Gene therapy is an appealing alternative to some drug-based approaches, because gene therapy repairs the underlying genetic defect using the patients own cells with minimal side effects.[11] Gene therapies are still in development and mostly used in research settings. All experiments and products are controlled by the U.S. FDA and the NIH. [12][13]

Classical gene therapies usually require efficient transfer of cloned genes into the disease cells so that the introduced genes are expressed at sufficiently high levels to change the patient's physiology. There are several different physicochemical and biological methods that can be used to transfer genes into human cells. The size of the DNA fragments that can be transferred is very limited, and often the transferred gene is not a conventional gene. Horizontal gene transfer is the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another that is not its offspring. Artificial horizontal gene transfer is a form of genetic engineering.[14]

The Human Genome Project is a molecular genetics project that began in the 1990s and was projected to take fifteen years to complete. However, because of technological advances the progress of the project was advanced and the project finished in 2003, taking only thirteen years. The project was started by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health in an effort to reach six set goals. These goals included:

The project was worked on by eighteen different countries including the United States, Japan, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The collaborative effort resulted in the discovery of the many benefits of molecular genetics. Discoveries such as molecular medicine, new energy sources and environmental applications, DNA forensics, and livestock breeding, are only a few of the benefits that molecular genetics can provide.[15]

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Integrative Medicine | Knight Integrative Medicine

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Integrative Medicine is a novel approach to health care that engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership dedicated to optimizing the patients health and healing. Its aim is to integrate modern technology with traditional values in treating the patient as a whole, recognizing that the subtle interactions of mind, body, spirit and community have a direct impact on vitality and well-being.1

Functional medicine is a subset of integrative medicine that is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:

1 copy defining functional medicine is from the IFM. 2008 The Institute for Functional Medicine as seen on Dr. Mark Hymans Website, chairman of the IFM.

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Integrative Medicine Defined | ABPS | Physician Board …

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Integrative Medicine Defined

Integrative medicine, as defined by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) offers integrative medicine certification through the ABOIM. Completion of the physician board certification process indicates that the Diplomate has provenmastery of the experience and knowledge required to practice integrative medicine. It also reflects the physicians commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics. The ABPS is the only multi-specialty certifying board in the United States to offer integrative medicine certification.

Andrew Weil, MD, a visionary physician and author, helped establish the field of integrative medicine as a specialty. His ideas about the treatment and care of the whole person integrate scientifically-validated therapies of conventional medicine with select practices derived from areas sometimes considered to be complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). His defining principles of integrative medicine include:

In addition to scientifically sound treatment concepts, the practitioner of integrative medicine espouses the broad concepts of health promotion/illness prevention and healthy living. Practitioners also are expected to exemplify these tenets and to remain open to self-exploration and self-development.

For integrative medicine certificationqualification requirements, contact the ABPS. ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

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Integrative Medicine – UNC Lineberger

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Integrative Medicine incorporates multiple approaches to healing and involves collaboration between conventional and complementary medicine practitioners. It offers a personal approach to health by combining complementary therapies that have been proven safe and effective with conventional medical approaches.

Many people going through cancer find that Integrative Medicine can relieve symptoms or side effects, ease pain, and enhance their lives during treatment. The Integrative Medicine Services provided at UNC Cancer Care are intended to complement traditional cancer care. Our Integrative Medicine program, which currently includes Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine Consults, Massage, Wellness Programs and Yoga can help lead you to improved well-being during cancer treatment and after its completion.

Many of our Integrative Medicine programs services are also offered at offsite locations, with easy access and parking for your convenience. Please contact Mindy Gellin at [email protected] 919-966-9519 for more information. See below for more information on our current offerings: Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine Consults, Massage Therapy, & Yoga.

More research is being done on how the practice of yoga can have positive health effects for people living with cancer, cancer survivors and their caregivers. Studies of the effects of yoga on quality of life in people with cancer have shown encouraging results. Yoga has been shown to improve insomnia, decrease fatigue, and reduce stress as well as the side effects of cancer treatment.

Mondays: UNC Wellness at Meadowmont, Studio A 2:00-3:30 Wednesdays: UNC Wellness at Meadowmont, Studio B 2:00-3:30 Fridays: Wholistic Health Studio 10:00am-11:30am, 1000 Hackberry Ln, DurhamPlease call either 984-974-8100 or 919-966-9519 for more information If you are new to the yoga classes please arrive 15 minutes early

Drop-in-fee $5Passes: $50 for 12 classes

**There will be no class Labor Day, September 3rd, 2018

The Integrative Medicine Consult Service is designed to help cancer patients and survivors distinguish between the various forms of complementary medicine and decide which approaches are right for their individual needs. Consults often include a review of dietary supplements and referral for appropriate integrative therapies, but can include discussion of any factors related to integrative medicine and cancer care.

Practitioner: Gary Asher, MD, MPHGary Asher, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Director of Integrative Medicine Services, Assistant Director of the Chatham Hospital Emergency Department and Assistant Professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine. He has been a practitioner, teacher, and researcher in the field of Integrative Medicine for over 20 years. To make an appointment for an Integrative Medicine Consultation with Dr. Asher, call 919-966-3494.

Relax with a soothing massage that can relieve muscular tension, provide relief from temporary or chronic muscular discomfort, reduce pain and swelling, assist the body in achieving greater flexibility, increase circulation, and stimulate healing. Practitioners are licensed massage therapists experienced in treating patients with cancer.

Massage therapist available for oncology patients staying in the hospital and patients in oncology outpatient infusion. Call 984-974-8100 for more information.

The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques-such as sound waves, tiny electrical charges, and/or very thin needles. Acupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, originated more than 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is being used in the care of cancer patients to help alleviate pain, fatigue, hot flashes and dry mouth after radiation as well as post-operative chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. For more information visit

Practitioner: Wunian Chen, MD Dr. Wunian Chen completed his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine at Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He practiced Internal Medicine as a kidney specialist and acupuncturist at the Wuhan First Hospital in Hubei from 1983-1990. In 2002, he helped establish the UNC Family Medicine Acupuncture Clinic.

To make an appointment for acupuncture with Dr. Chen, call the UNC Family Medicine at 984-974-0210 and ask to make an acupuncture appointment with Dr. Chen. Fee: $105 first visit, $80 return visits. File on own for reimbursement.

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Integrative Medicine | Northwestern Medicine

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm

We strongly believe that integrative medicine is an approach to health that may be beneficial for all patients. Our team consists of specialty-trained integrative medicine physicians and providers, specially chosen for not just their skill, but also their personal desire to help heal our patients and community.

Integrative medicine is a philosophy and practice of how we care for patients and ourselves. Integrative medicine includes:

While integrative medicine has been referred to as the new medicine*, it is in many ways a return to principles of medicine from the time of Hippocrates: a focus on science-based practices while acknowledging the bodys natural healing capacity. By combining conventional Western medicine with time-tested, proven practices from around the world, we expand our care options for a variety of conditions and diseases. By remembering the core principles of healing and the need to care for the whole patient, we can better relieve suffering.

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicinewas founded in 1997 as Northwestern Memorial Hospital's official integrative medicine program. Since then our clinical program has grown to see thousands of patients every month; our research team investigates the benefits and mechanisms of how integrative medicine works; and we are the trusted "go-to" resource on integrative medicine for the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and the Chicago-area community. We are proud to be recognized* by The Bravewell Collaborative as one of the leading integrative medicine centers in the country.

In April 2014, our program was named the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in recognition of a generous gift from Bernard Osher*. With this gift, our Center joined a family of integrative medicine centersall affiliated with esteemed teaching hospitals and universities. In addition to our Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, additional Osher Centers are available at the following locations.

Our vision for the future of individual care and ultimately, our healthcare system revolves around introducing new integrative care models into the mainstream. The Osher collaborative is working together to create innovative clinical models of care, advance medical education, and collaborate on research initiatives. We are dedicated to taking a leadership role alongside the four other Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine to make our mark on academic medicine, community outreach and public policy.

The Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Medicine team invites you to experience a unique healing experience. We are dedicated to being your partner in achieving your goals.

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