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April 27, 2005

Iowa Physiological Society Meeting To Focus On Stroke May 8-9

Doctors and scientists from around the state will participate in the Iowa Physiological Society's annual meeting May 8 and 9 at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch. Harald Stauss, University of Iowa assistant professor in the department of exercise science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and president of the Iowa Physiological Society, is the primary organizer for the meeting, which will feature local, national and international speakers on Cerebrovascular Function and Stroke.

During the meeting, John S. Smeda of Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada will deliver the exercise science department's annual Louis E. Alley Memorial Lecture, "Alterations In Cerebrovascular Function Associated With Hemorrhagic Stroke." He will speak from 10:10 to 10:55 a.m. on Monday, May 9.

This lecture is held in honor of Louis E. Alley, a longtime professor of biomechanics at the UI who died suddenly in 1991. Alley was head of the department for 18 years, beginning in 1960. He introduced the notion of areas of specialization for the department's graduate program and sought faculty members capable of providing in-depth instruction in these specialist areas. Alley's influence was also felt at the national level through his service as leader of every major professional group in his field.

Other distinguished guest lecturers at the meeting include Richard J. Roman of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Nicanor I. Moldovan of Ohio State University's Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. UI speakers include, William T. Talman, neurology, Frank M. Faraci, internal medicine, and Gina C. Schatteman, exercise science. A complete meeting schedule including lecture topics and times is online,

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