Arizona Respiratory Center Presents Dec. 4 Lecture on Using Modern Genomics to Find the Causes of Complex Diseases: The Case of Asthma

<p>A free lecture... describing genetic and environmental factors involved in the increase in asthma.</p>

Arizona Respiratory Center Presents Dec. 4 Lecture
on Using Modern Genomics to Find the Causes of Complex Diseases: The Case of Asthma


Nov. 30, 2001
From: Jean Spinelli, (520) 626-7301

MEDICAL WRITERS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS NOTE: Media are welcome to cover this event, which is open to the public.



--------------------------------------------------- EVENT: USING MODERN GENOMICS TO FIND THE CAUSES OF COMPLEX DISEASES: THE CASE OF ASTHMA

A free lecture, open to the public, describing genetic and environmental factors involved in the increase in asthma during the past 30 years and explaining how asthma and other diseases may be prevented in the future through genetic research advances. Question and answer period follows. Part of the 2001 Faculty Community Lecture Series sponsored by the UA Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

SPEAKER: Fernando Martinez, MD, director, Arizona Respiratory Center, and UA Swift-McNear professor, pediatrics. His research interests include childhood asthma, the genetic epidemiology of asthma and related conditions, and the early development of the immune system as a risk factor for the development of asthma.

DATE/TIME: TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 7:30 to 8:30P.M.

LOCATION: University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium

1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

FEE: Free.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact the UA Research and Graduate Studies office, 621-3512.

PLEASE NOTE: Upcoming lecture and speaker:

March 3, 2002, "Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea," Stuart Quan, associate director, Arizona Respiratory Center; director, University Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center; associate head, UA Department of medicine; professor, medicine and anesthesiology.