UF to showcase advances at brain institute series

Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 24, 2005 at 11:29 p.m.
University of Florida medical researchers will offer an inside look at recent advances and innovative new treatments in a series of public lectures beginning Feb. 1 at the McKnight Brain Institute.
Dr. Peter Stacpoole, program director of the general clinical research center at Shands at UF, will open the series by explaining how volunteers help test experimental medical treatments. His talk is set for 7 p.m. on Feb. 1.
On Feb. 8, Dr. Mark Brantly, professor of clinical care and pulmonary medicine, will speak on advances in treating chronic obstructive lung disease.
Innovative experimental therapies for childhood diabetes will be the subject of Dr. Desmond Schatz's talk on Feb. 15. Schatz is a professor of pediatric endocrinology.
Dr. Marian Limacher, chief of cardiology at the Gainesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will discuss findings of the nationwide Women's Health Initiative on Feb. 22.
On March 1, Dr. N. Lawrence Edwards, professor of rheumatology and immunology, will talk on arthritis and related disorders. Dr. Terence Flotte, pediatrics chairman, will conclude the series on March 8, speaking about gene therapy for inherited lung disorders.
Each 30-minute lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Deweese Auditorium, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
For more information, call the clinical research center at 265-0032.
Diane Chun can be reached at (352) 374-5041 or chund@gvillesun.com.

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