You may have seen notices for the Dr. Hans G. Folkesson Memorial Seminar Series, held from September through May on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. - noon. in Room RGE-123.
What’s behind the name? And what happens at these seminars?
Also known as the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) Seminar Series, the lectures cover myriad topics including cardiovascular biology, obesity, diabetes, immunity, inflammation and neurodegeneration — reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the research in IMS. The lecturers are selected on the basis of their contributions to their area of research. William Chilian, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences, oversees the series.
The next event is today, Dec. 4, with a presentation by Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Ph.D., of the Medical College of Wisconsin Blood Research Institute and Blood Center of Wisconsin. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the presenter is Andrew D. Patterson, Ph.D., of Penn State University. After a break for the holidays, the series will resume in 2019.
The series is dedicated to the memory of Hans G. Folkesson, Ph.D., a NEOMED professor until his death in 2010 at age 48. At that relatively young age, Dr. Folkesson had already achieved recognition as an authority on lung development and mechanisms of fluid transport in the lung. Born and educated in Karlstad, Sweden, Dr. Folkesson joined NEOMED in 2000.
For news about future seminars, watch The Pulse or check the University’s Upcoming Events. Questions? Contact Ileen Ciccozzi, administrative lead, 330.325.6436.