Who will Jerry Gardner be rooting for ?

The University of Pennsylvania just beat Harvard to become Ivy league champions.  Their reward?  They get to play the top seed (Kansas) in March Madness. A medical school classmate  at Penn (Jerry Gardner) was an all American from Kansas in 1962. He played semipro ball to help pay his way through med school. It was awe inspiring to be in a pickup BBall game with him.

I wonder who he’s going to root for come March 15th.

Jerry had a brilliant career. Here are a few things he did — Former Chief Digestive Diseases Branch, NIH. Held 1st IND for Omeprazole. Conducted clinical studies with PPIs and H2RAs. Analyzed gastric and esophageal pH recordings ….

Here’s a link to what Jerry is doing now — http://www.scifororg.com/about.html.

In addition to being very smart Jerry’s  a very nice guy.

One story from our 50th medical school reunion.  Jerry was still quite trim, but using a cane as he’d just had a hip replacement.  He noted that the rules had changed, and that he still had a year of eligibility left if his hip continued to improve.

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