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October 28, 2011 - Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Scholarship in Neurology to be Awarded at Lecture
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s neurology department will award the Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Scholarship in Neurology at the department’s third annual Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Lecture and Visiting Professorship in Neurology. The lecture will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. in the USA Medical Center’s second floor conference center.

This year’s lecture, titled “Disorders of Orthostatic Intolerance-Syncope, Orthostatic Hypotension and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome,” will feature Dr. Roy L. Freeman of Harvard University, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders in the department of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Freeman's research and clinical interest is in the physiology and pathophysiology of the small nerve fibers and the autonomic nervous system. He is also an expert on the neurological complications of diabetes, neuropathic pain, the autonomic complications of Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy, and the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic and peripheral nervous system disorders.

Dr. Freeman received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) from the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa. He completed his neurology residency and served as chief resident in neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Freeman is the principal investigator on National Institute of Health funded studies on the pathophysiology of orthostatic intolerance, autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy, and hypoglycemia and the autonomic nervous system. Dr. Freeman is the chairman of the World Federation of Neurology research group on the autonomic nervous system. He is a co-editor of Autonomic Neuroscience – Basic and Clinical, associate editor of the Clinical Journal of Pain, and on the editorial board of Clinical Autonomic Research.

The Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Scholarship was established to support, in the early stages of their careers, young physicians engaged in neurology who wish to gain a better understanding of dysautonomia. Third and fourth year medical students at USA were invited to submit applications for the scholarship that included a unique research or learning opportunity.

For more information on the lecture and the scholarship, contact Nicole Sheehan at (251) 445-8262.

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