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Nov. 2

Falk Gives Astute Clinician Lecture

Dr. Ronald Falk will give the Astute Clinician Lecture as part of the NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series on Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. He will present “Perspective on Autoimmunity: A View from the ANCA Vasculitis Looking Glass.” Falk is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose lifelong career has been the study of autoimmune kidney disease and antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies, or ANCA, vasculitis.

For more than three decades, his research has led to a deeper understanding of the causes and conditions that may lead to the development of ANCA vasculitis. Falk graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is currently the Nan and Hugh Cullman eminent professor and chair of the department of medicine at UNC.

The annual Astute Clinician Lecture, established in 1998 through a gift from the late Dr. Robert W. Miller and his wife, honors U.S. scientists who have observed unusual clinical occurrences and opened an important new avenue of research. Sign language interpretation can be provided. For information or accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts at (301) 594-6747 or, or call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

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