Vitamin D Expert to Speak
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Visiting scientist lec-turer to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport Jan. 22 will be Dr. An-thony W. Norman, pro-fessor and chairman of the biochemistry de-partment at the I'n-iversity of California, Riverside. He is in-ternationally known for his studies on vitamin I). Vitamin D expert to speak Dr Anthony W. Norman, internationally known for his studies on vitamin D. will lecture at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport on Jan. 22. Norman, professor and chairman of the biochemistry department at the University of California. Riverside, will come here as a visit-ing scientist lecturer. He will speak in the medical school auditorium, his topic being " F r om Vitamin D to 1. 25-Dihydrox-ycholecalciferol: Evolution of a Steroid Hormone." Norman's interest lies in the mechanism of steroid hormones, in particular, cholecalciferol (vitamin D) and calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. He has written more than 200 papers and has been frequently cited for his work with the vitamin, which is necessary for growth and maintenance of bone. (Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults.) He has received many honors, including the Public Health Service Career Development Award, the Mead Johnson Award of the American Institute of Nutrition, and the Ernst Oppenheimer Award of the Endocrine Society. He received the National Institutes of Health Special Fellowship. Norman is a Ph.D. lie received his education at Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Society of Biological Chemists, Biochemical Society of England, American Institute of Nutri-tion. Endocrine Society, and the Royal Society of Medicine. England.
|Title||Vitamin D Expert to Speak|
Norman, Anthony W.
Visiting Scientist series (Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport)
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