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November 15, 2012 - Med School Café - 'Pulmonary Hypertension: The Other BP'
The November Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Karen Fagan, associate professor of internal medicine and pharmacology and chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, and Dr. Ivan McMurtry, professor of pharmacology and internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Their lecture, titled “Pulmonary Hypertension: The Other BP,” will take place Nov. 29, 2012, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Fagan is a physician scientist with a special interest in pulmonary hypertension, a disorder of the lungs in which the pressure in the pulmonary artery – the blood vessel that leads from the heart to the lungs – rises above normal levels and may become life threatening.

Dr. McMurtry is a basic researcher who has been studying pulmonary hypertension for many years. His discoveries have led to the development of many treatments currently used in the care of pulmonary hypertension patients.

Dr. Ivan McMurtry

Drs. Fagan and McMurtry’s talk will focus on the pathway of research to the clinical setting. To illustrate this concept, they will highlight the translational research – or scientific research that involves the translation of science conducted in a lab to bedside clinical practice – that takes place at USA.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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