APS announces 2005 Distinguished Lecturer Awards

December 14, 2004

Bethesda, Md. - The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its Award Lectures and Distinguished Lectureships for 2005. Presentations by award winners will be given at the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) meeting in San Diego, Ca. on April 1-5, 2005. Members of the press are welcome to attend.


Gerald F. DiBona, M.D. - University of Iowa College of Medicine
Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lecture
This is the Society's highest award and is presented to an outstanding physiological scientist.
Lecture Presentation: "The Wisdom of the Body: Neural Control of the Kidney" on April 2, 2005.

Ormond A. MacDougald, Ph.D. - University of Michigan
The Henry Pickering Bowditch Lecture
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.
Lecture Presentation: "Role of Wnt Signaling in Development of Adipose Tissues and Bone" on April 3, 2005.

Robert Williamson, Ph.D. - Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
Walter C. Randall Lecture in Biomedical Ethics
The Randall Lectureship, sponsored by the APS and Taylor University, promotes integrity in science, especially to students in training, and otherwise fosters the highest ethical standards in biomedical research, publication, teaching and interaction with the public sector.
Lecture Presentation: "Ethics, the Human Genome and Physiology: Designer Babies and Human Clones" on April 5, 2005.

Christin Carter-Su, Ph.D. - University of Michigan Medical School
Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award
2005 is the award that honors an APS member judged to have made outstanding contributions to physiological research and demonstrated dedication and commitment to excellence in training of young physiologists. An award luncheon honoring Dr. Carter-Su will be held on April 2, 2005.


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 are active participants at the IUPS meeting, presenting their lectures and working with graduate and postdoctoral students during the meeting.

Randy Schekman, Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley
Hugh Davson Distinguished Lectureship (Cell and Molecular Physiology Section)
Lecture Presentation: "Mechanism and Regulation of Cargo Protein Sorting in the Secretory Pathway" on April 4, 2005.

Roy E. Weber, D.Phil. - University of Aarhus, Denmark
The August Krogh Distinguished Lectureship (Comparative Physiology Section)
Lecture Presentation: "The Amazing World of (Hemo-)Globins: Models in Physiological Adaptation" on April 4, 2005.

Julian Paton, Ph.D. - University of Bristol, United Kingdom
The Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship (Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section)
Lecture Presentation: "Genes & Proteins in the Blood Brain Barrier Affecting Arterial Pressure Regulation: Implications for the Etiology of Hypertension" on April 3, 2005.

Soren Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Aarhus, Denmark
The Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship (Renal Section)
Lecture Presentation: "Aquaporin Water Channels in Kidney: Physiology and Pathophysiology" on April 1, 2005.

Ann J. Sefton, Ph.D. - University of Sydney, Australia
Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship (Teaching Physiology Section)
Lecture Presentation: "Charting a Global Future for Education in Physiology" on April 2, 2005.

Sten Grillner, Ph.D. - Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Joseph Erlanger Distinguished Lectureship (Central Nervous System Section)
Lecture Presentation: "The Selection and Intrinsic Function of Motor Programs - From Microcircuits to Integrative Function" on April 3, 2005.

Gabby Haddad, M.D. - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Julius H. Comroe, Jr. Distinguished Lectureship (Respiratory Section)
Lecture Presentation: "Tolerance to Low O2: Lessons from Invertebrate Genetic Models" on April 4, 2005.

Amira Klip, Ph.D. - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CA
Solomon A. Berson Distinguished Lectureship (Endocrinology and Metabolism Section)
Lecture Presentation: "Regulation of Glucose Transporters in Muscle Cells: Eppur si Muove" on April 1, 2005.

Roberto Bolli, M.D. - University of Louisville
Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship (Cardiovascular Section)
Lecture Presentation: "Preconditioning: A Paradigm Shift in the Biology of Myocardial Ischemia" on April 2, 2005.

Guiseppi Bianchi, Ph.D. - University of Milano, Italy
Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lectureship (Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section)
Lecture Presentation: "The Genetic Control of Renal Na Handling in Primary Hypertension" on April 2, 2005.

Ann Hubbard, Ph.D. - Johns Hopkins University
Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship (Gastrointestinal Section)
Lecture Presentation: "The Ins and Outs of Membrane Traffic in Polarized Epithelial Cells" on April 1, 2005.

Erik Richter, M.D., Ph.D. - August Krogh Institute, Denmark
Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship (Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section)
Lecture Presentation: "AMPK and Other Exercise-Induced Signaling in Skeletal Muscle: Relationship to Metabolism and Gene Expression" on April 3, 2005.
MEDIA ALERT - Press interested in attending one or more of the APS lectures or the 35th annual meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) at the San Diego Convention Center on March 31 -April 5 should contact Mayer Resnick (mresnick@the-aps.org or 301-332-4402) or Stacy Brooks (sbrooks@the-aps.org or 240-432-9697).

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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