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Vol. LXI, No. 20
October 2, 2009

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Wahl Slated to Deliver 7th Roberts Lecture, Oct. 15

Dr. Sharon Wahl will give the next Anita B. Roberts lecture.
Dr. Sharon Wahl will give the next Anita B. Roberts lecture.

The NIH women scientist advisors committee and Office of Research on Women’s Health announce the seventh lecture in the Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series, which highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists in the Intramural Research Program. Dr. Sharon Wahl will discuss “Host Defense Gone Awry: From Inflammation to Cancer,” on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.

Wahl is chief of the Oral Infection and Immunity Branch, NIDCR, and chief of the cellular and clinical immunology section. Her research focuses on the biological mechanisms that regulate inflammatory processes and how their dysregulation contributes to the development of infectious and autoimmune diseases. Projects in her lab aim to examine the effects of different therapeutic modalities on the regulation of immunopathological conditions that contribute to cancer progression, aberrant wound healing, infection by pathogens such as HIV and the development of allergic/asthmatic diseases.

The lecture is open to the public. Sign language interpreters will be provided on request. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Deirdre Andrews at (301) 496-3891 and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339, 5 days prior to the lecture. NIHRecord Icon

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