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American Physiological Society honors 16 scientists with awards/distinguished lectureships

Sixteen scientists singled out for their exemplary research by the American Physiological Society (APS) will receive awards and highlight their work in lectures to the Experimental Biology 2006 conference April 1-5 in San Francisco.

The awards include the Society's two highest: The Walter B. Cannon Award for lifetime achievement, to Jo Rae Wright of Duke University Medical Center, and the Henry Pickering Bowditch Award to Ulrich Hans Von Andrian for early-career achievement.

Editor's Note: APS welcomes members of the press to cover these distinguished researchers as well as presentations by leading physiologists at the 100 workshops and symposia -- and thousands of individual presentations -- on the latest physiological research. For the full program at the Moscone Convention Center, go to www.the-aps.org/meetings/EB06.

The APS award winners, the subjects of their lectures, and the dates of presentation are as follows:

Award Lectures
Jo Rae Wright Duke University Medical Center
Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lecture
APS gives this award for lifetime achievement to an outstanding physiological scientist.
Lecture: "The Wisdom of Lung Surfactant: Balancing Host Defense and Surface Tension Reducing Functions." Saturday, April 1, 5:45 p.m.

Ulrich Hans Von Andrian Harvard Medical School
Henry Pickering Bowditch Award Lecture
The Society presents this award to a scientist younger than 42 years of age whose accomplishments are both original and outstanding.
Lecture: "Migrants on a Single-minded Mission: How T-Cells Find Their Antigen." Sunday, April 2, 5:45 p.m.

Randall S. Prather National Swine Research and Resource Center, University of Missouri-Columbia
Walter C. Randall Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics
This award promotes integrity in science, particularly to students in training, and
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Contact: Christine Guilfoy
cguilfoy@the-aps.org
301-634-7253
American Physiological Society
15-Dec-2005


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