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July 29, 2011 - Medical Student Research Day Set for August 5
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s 38th annual Medical Student Research Day will feature Dr. Talmadge King, the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine and chair of the department of medicine at the University of California in San Francisco.

The event will take place August 5, 2011, in the Medical Sciences Building. Oral presentations will begin at 9 a.m. and poster presentations will begin at noon. Dr. King’s lecture, “Physician-Scientist: Pursuit of a Career in Patient-Oriented Research,” will take place at 11 a.m. in the Medical Sciences Building Auditorium.

Dr. King’s research interests focus on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of inflammatory and immunologic lung injury.

Dr. King, who is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, serves on the executive committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is secretary-treasurer of the Board of Directors.

In addition, Dr. King serves on the advisory council of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and previously served as president of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Dr. King has served on the Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pulmonary and Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee Center for Drug Evaluation and Research of the FDA, and the NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association and the Fleischner Society. He is a master of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. King has been a member of several editorial boards and has co-edited several books, including the acclaimed reference book Interstitial Lung Disease, now in its 5th edition; Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (5th Ed.); and Medical Management of Vulnerable & Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, Population, the only reference currently available that focuses on the treatment of patients living with chronic diseases in poor and minority populations.

The USA Summer Research Program is a 10-week program that allows medical students to gain a better appreciation for biomedical research and the contribution it makes to the applied science that is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

For more information, contact Natalie Kent at (251) 461-1548.

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