APS announces its 2002 Distinguished Lectureships

November 14, 2001

Bethesda, Md. - The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its Award Lectures and Distinguished Lectureships for 2002. Presentations by award winners will be given at the Experimental Biology meeting in New Orleans, La., on April 20 - 24, 2002.

Allen W. Cowley, Jr. - Medical College of Wisconsin
Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lecture
This is the Society's highest award and is presented to an outstanding physiological scientist. Dr. Cowley will present his lecture on "Genomics and Cardiovascular Function" on April 20, 2002.

Pontus B. Persson - Hümboldt University
The Henry Pickering Bowditch Lectureship


This Lectureship is designed to recognize the research promise of an APS member under 42 years of age. The awardee is acknowledged for original and outstanding accomplishments in the field of physiology. Dr. Persson will present his lecture "Control of Renin, From Cell Lysates to the Conscious Dog" on April 21, 2002.

Adrian Morrison - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinarian Medicine
The Walter C. Randall Lecture on Biomedical Ethics
The Randall Lectureship, sponsored by the APS and Taylor University, promotes integrity in sciences, especially to students in training, and otherwise fosters the highest ethical standards in biomedical research, publication, teaching and interaction with the public sector. Dr. Morrison will present his lecture "Developing an Ethical Position on the Use of Animals for Biomedical Research" on April 23, 2002.

DISTINGUISHED LECTURESHIPS

Recipients of these Distinguished Lectureships are chosen by the 12 APS Disciplinary Sections as outstanding contributors and representatives of the best research within their field. Awardees actively participate in the Experimental Biology meeting presenting their lectures and meeting with graduate and postdoctoral students during the meeting.

Albert F. Bennett - University of California, Irvine
The August Krogh Distinguished Lectureship - Comparative Physiology Section
Dr. Bennett will present his lecture "Experimental Evolution: Generating Biological Novelty for Functional and Genetic Analyses" on April 21, 2002.

Suzanne Oparil - University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship - Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section
Dr. Oparil will present her lecture "The Anterior Hypothalamic Area: Gatekeeper in the Pathogenesis of Salt-Sensitive Hypotension" on April 21, 2002.

Biff Forbush - Yale University
The Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship - Renal Section
Dr. Forbush will present his lecture "Regulation of the Na-K-Cl Cotransporter in Secretion and Absorption" on April 21, 2002.

Penelope A. Hansen - Memorial University, Newfoundland
Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship - Teaching Physiology Section
Dr. Hansen will present her lecture "Physiology's Recondite Curriculum" on April 21, 2002.

Celia D. Sladek - Finch University of the Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School
Joseph Erlanger Distinguished Lectureship - Central Nervous System Section
Dr. Sladek will present her lecture "Regulation of the Neurohypophyseal System: Neurotransmitter, Neuropeptide and Steroid Hormone Interactions" on April 22, 2002.

Norman C. Staub - University of California, San Francisco
Julius H. Comroe, Jr. Distinguished Lectureship - Respiratory Section
"Prevention and Treatment of Pulmonary and Systemic Responses to Endotoxin: Whole Animal Physiology Redux" on April 22, 2002.

David G. Harrison - Emory University
Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship - Cardiovascular Section
Dr. Harrison will present his lecture "Regulation of Vasomotor Tone by Redox Status: Physiological and Pathophysiological Implications" on April 22, 2002.

Harvey F. Lodish - Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Hugh Davson Distinguished Lectureship - Cell and Molecular Physiology Section
Dr. Lodish will present his lecture "ACRP30 and Fatty Acid Transport Proteins - New Approaches to Obesity and Diabetes" on April 22, 2002.

Bruce M. Spiegelman - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Solomon A. Berson Distinguished Lectureship - Endocrinology and Metabolism Section
Dr. Speigelman will present his lecture "Transcription Regulation of Energy and Glucose Homeostasis" on April 22, 2002.

Richard P. Lifton, Yale University
Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lectureship - Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section
Dr. Lifton will present his lecture "Genetics, the Kidney and Hypertension" on April 23, 2002.

John A. Williams - University of Michigan
Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship - Gastrointestinal Section
Dr. Williams will present his lecture "Regulation of the Synthesis and Secretion of Pancreatic Digestive Enzymes by Diet and Hormones" on April 23, 2002.

Peter D. Wagner - University of California, San Diego
Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship - Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section
Dr. Wagner will present his lecture "Maximum Oxygen Consumption and Its Limitation: the Good, the Bad and the Molecular" on April 23, 2002.

In addition to the APS-sponsored lectureships above, APS member Phyllis Wise - University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is the recipient of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Excellence in Science Award Lecture. Dr. Wise also will present her lecture "Estrogens: Potent Protective Factors in the Adult and Aging Brain" at the Experimental Biology meeting on April 21, 2002.
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The American Physiological Society is a professional scientific membership organization devoted to fostering scientific research, education, and the dissemination of scientific information. The APS supports a variety of educational activities including programs and fellowships to encourage the development of young scientists at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a particular focus on women and underrepresented minorities. Founded in 1887, the Society's membership includes more than 10,000 professionals in science and medicine.

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