March 28, 2008

Global health symposium set

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A new chair in Neurology honors Gerald Fenichel, M.D. (photo by Neil Brake)

Nashville scientists will describe their efforts to relieve suffering around the world during an April 2 symposium on global health research.

The symposium, sponsored by the Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, will be held from 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in 214 Light Hall.

Speakers and topics include:

• Spyros Kalams, M.D., associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt — challenges in counting the immune cells targeted by HIV;

• Catherine McGowan, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt — CASAnet (Caribbean, Central and South America network for HIV epidemiology);

• Lawrence Merin, assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt and director of the Vanderbilt Ophthalmic Imaging Center — retinal screening in Peru;

• Timothy Sterling, M.D., associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt — tuberculosis research in Brazil; and

• Flora Ukoli, MBBS, MPH, associate professor of Surgery at Meharry Medical College — dietary risk factors for prostate cancer in Nigeria.

For more information, contact the Institute for Global Health at 322-9374.