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Sept. 17, 2007

Vascular aging expert to speak at UI Sept. 20

A leading researcher in vascular aging will deliver the 15th annual Louis E. Alley Memorial Lecture in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Integrative Physiology Thursday, Sept. 20.

Doug Seals, a professor of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, will speak on "Habitual Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction with Aging" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in the seventh floor Atrium Dining Room at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Changes in large artery stiffness and vascular endothelial function that occur with aging in humans are the primary focus of Seals' research. His recent work also includes investigations into the integrated mechanisms that mediate vascular aging and its modulation by relevant biological and lifestyle factors.

The Louis E. Alley Memorial Lecture was established in 1992 in honor of Alley, who was a professor in the UI department of physical education, the predecessor to the department of integrative physiology, from 1950-1983. He served as department chair from 1960-1978. He was noted for his innovations in graduate education, and his leadership set the groundwork for the current nature of the academic programs in exercise science.

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