October 18, 2002

Lamson Lecture set for Oct. 22

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Frances Williams Preston, right, presents Fran Visco the breast cancer awareness award at a luncheon this week. (photo by Dana Johnson)

The 2002 Paul D. Lamson Memorial Lecture will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in 214 Light Hall. Robert J. Lefkowitz, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University, will present “Beta Arrestins: Traffic Cops of Cell Signaling.”

The Lamson Lecture Series was established in 1964 to honor the late Dr. Lamson, who organized the department of Pharmacology and served as its first chair from 1925 to 1952. Lamson made important contributions to the field of pharmacology, including the introduction of hexylresorcinol and tetrachloride for the treatment of hookworm disease and ascariasis. He was the first to artificially produce cirrhosis of the liver, and he built one of the first artificial hearts.

An exhibit called “Paul D. Lamson: A Retrospect” is on display in the department of Pharmacology, 4th floor Robinson Research Building, until Oct. 25.