CONTACT: JENNIFER BROWN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9917; fax(319) 335-8034
Release: Sept. 5, 2000
UI department of neurology to host first A. L. Sahs Lecture
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of neurology will host
the first A. L. Sahs Lecture at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 in Room 1502, the
Ziffren Conference Room, in the John Colloton Pavilion at the UI Hospitals
and Clinics. Health care professionals are invited to attend. A reception
will precede the lecture at 10 a.m. in the lobby outside the conference room.
The Adolph L. Sahs Memorial Visiting Lectureship Fund was established by
Mrs. M. Alice Sahs in memory of her late husband, A. L. Sahs, M.D., with a
$50, 000 gift from the Sahs family to the UI Foundation. The Adolph L. Sahs
Memorial Visiting Lectureship Fund is designed to bring renowned lecturers
in the field of neurology to the UI each year.
Sahs received both his undergraduate (1927) and medical (1931) degrees at
the UI and spent almost his entire career on the UI neurology faculty. He
was department head from 1948 to 1974 and was professor emeritus from 1974
until his death in 1986.
Sahs was internationally recognized as an expert in cerebrovascular disease.
He was also a renowned teacher and diagnostician who authored 185 publications
and had many affiliations with prominent medical organizations. Sahs was a
founding member and president of the American Academy of Neurology and president
of the American Neurological Association and the American Board of Psychiatry
The first A. L. Sahs Lecture will be given by Mark L. Dyken, M.D., professor
emeritus of neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dyken received
his medical degree in 1954 from Indiana University School of Medicine and
has been part of the faculty of the neurology department there since1961.
He was chairman of the department from 1971 to 1994 and has been professor
emeritus since 1994. An internationally recognized medical leader on heart
disease and stroke, Dyken is the author of 192 published papers and book chapters
and the recipient of many awards and honors including the Gold Heart Award
from the American Heart association in 1994 -- the organizations highest
honor. He was editor-in-chief of the journal Stroke from 1992 until July 1
Dyken, the father of Mark Dyken, M.D., UI associate professor of neurology
and director of the Sleep Disorders Center, was a long-time friend and colleague
of Sahs. His lecture " Dr. A. L. Sahs to you (1950s to 2000) A Saga of
Progress in Stroke" will focus on clinical trials in stroke, an area
of research in which Sahs was at the forefront.
For more information contact Harold Adams, M.D.,UI professor of neurology,
at (319) 356-4110
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