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Distinguished Lecture Series to begin September 19

The Carver College of Medicine invites individuals to participate in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series beginning Thursday, September 19. The Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series features the most outstanding scientists from around the world for a monthly, college-wide lecture. Speakers are invited by basic research and clinical departments, as well as research centers and educational programs, ensuring topics of broad interest in a wide variety of areas.

These speakers are leaders in their respective fields and may provide valuable insight into research questions or offer new ideas for approaches to today's biomedical research challenges. As the college begins focusing more intently on interdisciplinary research, these seminars will also provide a forum for networking and collaboration within the university.

The series will kick off September 19 with a lecture by Charles T. Esmon, PhD. Esmon is the Lloyd Noble Chair in Cardiovascular Biology at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology and the Michael J. Brody Memorial Lecture is titled, "The role of the protein C pathway and histones in the control of coagulation and inflammation."

Most lectures in the series, with few exceptions, are held on the third Thursday of each month beginning in September. The seminars are open to all CCOM faculty, staff and students. See the schedule below for a listing of speakers, times and locations.

Further information and a printer-friendly seminar schedule is available at: www.medicine.uiowa.edu/research/biomedicalscholars.

Story Source: UI Carver College of Medicine

Media Contact: Angie Robertson, Carver College of Medicine Office of Scientific Affairs, (319) 353-3619 or angie-robertson@uiowa.edu.