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14 April 2011


ST. LOUIS, MO.: The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center announce that the organization has elected new officers for their Board of Directors.

The newly elected officers for the Friends Board of Directors are:

Todd Aschbacher, President

Todd Aschbacher has served on the Friends Board of Directors since 2009, and was most recently the Vice President of the Board. He is an attorney in private practice.

Robin Ude, PhD, Vice President
Robin Ude played a key role in the formation of the Friends of the SLU Liver Center, and has been on the Board of Directors since the organization’s inception. Ude has served the organization in a number of roles on various committees and positions on the Board. She is currently a therapist with Women’s Healthcare Partners.

John Price, Treasurer
John Price has served on the Friends Board of Directors for the past several years, and served the previous term as the Board’s President. Price is a partner with Rubin Brown.

Lou Ann Biermann, RN, MSN, Secretary
Lou Ann Biermann is the Administrative Manager for the Saint Louis University Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the SLU Liver Center. Since day one, Lou Ann has been very involved with the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center, serving as a key leader on many of the important initiatives for the organization.

“Each of these dedicated individuals has already made an indelible impact on the Friends organization. I am personally looking forward to working with them as a team, and each one of them individually during their board terms. I know that their leadership, both within and outside of the Friends organization, will make an incredible difference for the future of our organization,” notes Saint Louis University Liver Center co-founder Dr. Bruce R. Bacon.

The Friends organization has raised and donated more than $2 million for the SLULC since its inception. The funds help support the critical infrastructure of the Liver Center from faculty salaries to visiting professorships and patient-oriented seminars and research. By leveraging the donations of the Friends, the Liver Center is able to use the “seed money” as a match for larger grants from outside sources that generate $18 new dollars from outside the region for every $1 raised locally.

To learn more about the new Board of Director officers, please contact Friends Executive Director Leisa Duff at 314-576-3078 or Additional information can be found at the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center’s website at

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