Khoury, Pittman Lectures Featured at Masur in May
The NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) will host the annual George Khoury Lecture on May 8 and the annual Margaret Pittman Lecture on May 15.
The Khoury Lecture will be presented by Dr. Julie Pfeiffer, professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her talk is titled, “Getting by with a little help from their friends: how bacteria aid virus infection.” Her laboratory is studying several areas related to RNA viruses, pathogenesis, viral evolution, viral population dynamics, host barriers and the effect of intestinal microbiota on enteric viruses. The lab’s overall goal is to understand virus-host interactions that affect the development of disease.
This lecture was organized by NIH scientists to honor the memory of Khoury, who was highly regarded as a superb scientist and caring mentor of the postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory.
The Pittman Lecture will be presented by Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell, professor of oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Her talk is titled, “A community approach to breast cancer prevention: addressing health disparities.” Adams-Campbell’s research addresses health disparities with a particular emphasis on cancers that disproportionately affect African-Americans. Her research focuses on lifestyle interventions including physical activity, energy balance, obesity, metabolic syndrome and oral health among minority and underserved populations.
The Pittman Lecture is given by a researcher dedicated to advancing and improving the careers of women scientists. Since 1994 when this annual lecture began, every speaker has exemplified the intelligence, scientific excellence and drive that made Pittman a leader as the first female laboratory chief at NIH.
For lecture information and reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts, (301) 594-6747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.