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UI Ojemann lecture features Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Dr. James N. Campbell, professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, will present the Ralph H. and Freda E. Ojemann Visiting Professorship Lecture next week at the University of Iowa.

Campbell's discussion, which the UI Foundation and UI College of Medicine's Division of Neurosurgery will sponsor, focuses on "Neuropathic Pain: From the Neuron to the Clinic." The lecture starts at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331 of the General Hospital at UI Hospitals and Clinics. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Campbell received his medical degree in 1973 from Yale University. After completing his residency in neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, he remained on the faculty and became a full professor and vice chairman for the department of neurosurgery in 1988. He has published more than 150 manuscripts about the understanding of the central nervous system's physiology concerning pain and is recognized both nationally and internationally for much of his pioneering research in the field.

The Ralph H. and Freda E. Ojemann Visiting Professorship, which the Ojemann children established to honor their parents' commitment to education, is an endowed fund established to bring a distinguished professor to the UI College of Medicine for several days each year. Ralph Ojemann served on the UI faculty from 1929 to 1965.

The UI rotates the Ojemann professorship annually among the department of neurology, the department of surgery's Division of Neurosurgery and the department of psychiatry.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate or if you want additional information, please contact Sheila Cushing in advance at (319) 356-2772.