UAMS Lecturer Series Features Columbia University Researcher

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LITTLE ROCK – Henry N. Ginsberg, M.D., of New York’s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, will speak at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on May 15 about hyperlipidemia and diabetes. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Ginsberg will speak at 4 p.m. in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute as part of the UAMS College of Medicine’s 2007 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series.


“Dr. Ginsberg is a world authority on the causes and treatment of hyperlipidemia, which is the elevation in cholesterol and triglycerides that lead to premature heart disease,” said UAMS’ Aubrey Hough, M.D., associate dean for translational research and special projects in the UAMS College of Medicine. Hough nominated Ginsberg to be one of this year’s four Dean’s Distinguished Lecturers.


Ginsberg, the Herbert Irving Professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventive Medicine, will speak on “Hypertriglyceridemia and Fatty Liver in Patients With Diabetes: Lessons From Cells, Mice, and People.”


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