CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Release: March 25, 2002
Research Week symposium set for April 1-4
The theme for the annual University of Iowa College of Medicine/College
of Public Health/VA Medical Center Research Week April 1-4 is "The Intersection
of Science and Health: Celebrating 25 Years of the Medical Scientist Training
Program at Iowa." Activities planned for the four-day event include lectures,
poster sessions, seminars and workshops.
"We are in a time of unparalleled progress in biomedical research,"
said Michael Welsh, M.D., UI professor of internal medicine and a co-organizer
of the symposium. "This year's Research Week showcases that progress,
emphasizing discoveries that have improved people's health. It also highlights
opportunities for the future."
Featured speakers include Christine Seidman, M.D., department of genetics,
Harvard Medical School, on "Gene Mutations that Remodel the Heart;"
Michael S. Brown, M.D., departments of molecular genetics and internal medicine,
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, on "How Genes Control
Cholesterol;" Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., department of family and
preventive medicine, University of California-San Diego, on "Pills for
Memory Loss: Where Are We Now?" Brian J. Druker, M.D., department of
internal medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, "Targeted Cancer
Therapies: Lessons Learned from ST1571 and CML;" and Leon E. Rosenberg,
M.D., department of molecular biology, Princeton University and the Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, on "Revitalizing the
Physician-Scientist Career Path."
A panel discussion on "Finding a Balance: Your Personal Life and a
Career in Science/Medicine" will be on Thursday, April 4.
"Research Week provides an excellent opportunity for UI faculty, fellows,
staff and students to exchange ideas and learn about the wide variety of health
research taking place on campus and at the national level," said event
co-organizer Robert Wallace, M.D., UI professor of epidemiology. "These
connections often lead to new opportunities and collaborations."
For a complete schedule of Research Week events, including times and locations
of events, visit www.medicine.uiowa.edu/research/researchweek/information.htm,
or contact Marie Phillips at email@example.com
or (319) 353-5674.