Cincinnati—The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine will present the annual Edward
A. Gall Lecture at noon on April 6, in the Kresge Auditorium at the
Medical Sciences Building, 231 Bethesda Avenue.
The Gall lecturer
will be Arno G. Motulsky, MD, a physician-scientist who has worked
extensively on the genetics and biochemistry of hereditary red blood
cell defects. He is currently carrying out investigations on the role
of genetic polymorphism resistance and susceptibility to disease from
environmental agents (ecogenetics).
Motulsky is professor
emeritus of medicine and genetics at the University of Washington in
Seattle, a founder of the field of pharmacogenetics and the role of
genetic variation in response to drugs, and a recipient of the Allan
Award of the American Society of Human Genetics.
The Gall Lecture
is presented each year in memory of Edward A. Gall, MD, an
internationally renowned pathologist, teacher, and scientist who served
as the chairman of the UC Department of Pathology from 1948 to 1970.
Gall was the first vice president of the University for Medical Affairs
in 1970 until his retirement in 1974. One of only four to be named a UC
Distinguished Service Professor, Gall studied diseases of the liver and
lymph nodes. His colleagues, family, and friends established this
lectureship in his memory.