February 28, 2019

Lecture: From Mayo Clinic to Vietnam: Memoirs of a Physician Serving in the War

By Neath Folger

Special invitation for Emeriti! 

Join us on April 11, 2019 as we travel through Vietnam gaining an appreciation of medical care through the eyes of James V Donadio Jr. MD, a retired nephrologist. Prior to his tenure at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Donadio was drafted into the US Army Medical Corps in 1966. He served in Vietnam for one year and completed his military commitment at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the following year.

Program: Donadio was fresh out of his Mayo residency training in 1966 when he was drafted into the Vietnam War to supervise a renal ICU. When he left the US, he left behind a wife, and four children under the age of eight. Come hear about his time serving our country treating patients in the renal unit as well as patients in the local villages suffering from tropical diseases that were prevalent in SE Asia at the time.

This event is sponsored by Learning is Forever (L.I.F.E)* and will be held at the Heintz Center, Rm HA112 on Monday, March 11, 10 am - noon.  If you are a member of L.I.F.E. (annual membership fee-$25) the cost is $13; $21 for non-members. Members can register online at www.learningisforever.net. Non-members can call Chrisanne Pieper at 507-280-3157 for more information or to register.

L.I.F.E is “A health club for the mind and soul”. Offered through Rochester Technical and Community College, L.I.F.E. offers a variety of classes and cultural trips that allows older adults to explore new or dormant interests.

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Heintz Center, Room HA112

1926 College View Road East

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