March 20, 1998

News Briefs

News Briefs

On Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27, the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes will present the sixth annual Albert Weinstein Visiting Lectureship.

Dr. Philip E. Cryer, Irene E. and Michael M. Karl professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will be the featured speaker at the two day event.

Cryer is one of the world's leading researchers on the physiology of glucose counter-regulation.

Titled "Hypoglycemia: The Limiting Factor in the Management of Diabetes," the Weinstein lecture will be held in 208 Light Hall at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 and will be

On Friday, Cryer will present a medical research seminar entitled "The Pathophysiology of Hypoglycemia: Associated Autonomic Failure in Type 1 Diabetes."

"It is wonderful to have a speaker of Dr. Cryer's caliber for the Weinstein Lecture," said Dr. Daryl K. Granner, Joe C. Davis Professor of Biomedical Science, chair of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and director of the Diabetes Center.

Esmail Dayani, of Leawood, Kan., died March 13 of congestive heart failure at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Mr. Dayani was 87 and is survived by his wife, Marzieh; two sons, John of Brentwood, and Jim, of Leawood, Kan.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Kim Dayani Human Performance Center is named for Mr. Dayani's firs son, Dr. Kim Dayani, who died in 1981. A granddaughter, Melanie, is a current member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

Each of Mr. Dayani's sons attended Vanderbilt University.

Services were held in Kansas City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kim Dayani Human Performance Center Fund at VUMC, 201 Alumni Hall, Nashville, TN, 37240.