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Sept. 6, 2005

Renowned Stroke Expert Will Deliver Annual Sahs Lecture

The University of Iowa Department of Neurology will host the sixth annual A. L. Sahs Lecture at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, in the Neuroscience Conference Room on the seventh floor of General Hospital of University Hospitals.

Pierre Fayad, M.D., the Reynolds Centennial Professor and chairman of neurological sciences at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., will present "Lessons Learned from Stroke Prevention Trials."

Fayad is an expert in stroke and neurovascular disease who has been involved in several clinical and epidemiological studies related to prevention of stroke.

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 from 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.

An internationally recognized expert in cerebrovascular disease, Sahs also was a renowned teacher and diagnostician who authored 185 publications. He was affiliated with many prominent medical organizations including being a founding member and president of the American Academy of Neurology and president of the American Neurological Association and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

For more information, contact Harold Adams, M.D., at 319-356-4110.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

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