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Mobile, Ala. (July 24, 2009)
Contact: Ashley Gruner, Office of Public Relations, 470-1682

Dr. David Harrison is featured Speaker for USA COM Student Research Day


Dr. David Harrison

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s 36th annual Medical Student Research Day will feature Dr. David Harrison, the Bernard Marcus Professor of Medicine and director of cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The event will take place Friday, July 31, 2009, in the Medical Sciences Building. Oral presentations will begin at 9 a.m. and poster presentations will begin at noon. Dr. Harrison’s lecture, "Inflammation,

Adaptive Immunity and Hypertension,” will take place at 11 a.m. in the Medical Sciences Building Auditorium.


Dr. Harrison received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and his residency in clinical cardiology at Duke University. In addition, he completed a cardiovascular research fellowship at the University of Iowa, where he later served on faculty.


In 1990, Dr. Harrison was appointed as professor of medicine in cardiology at Emory University. He has also served as the director of cardiology in VA hospitals in both Iowa City and Atlanta.


Dr. Harrison’s interests focus on vascular functions, the practice of cardiology, and the education of young physicians. He has been an established investigator of the American Heart Association and has served on numerous AHA committees. Dr. Harrison has also served as chairman of the American Heart Association Council on Circulation and the National Institutes of Health Experimental Cardiovascular Studies Section.


In 2004, Dr. Harrison received the Novartis Award from the American Heart Association Council on High Blood Pressure, which is the highest award AHA presents for hypertension research.


The USA Summer Research Program is a 10-week program that allows medical students to gain a better appreciation for biomedical research and the contribution it makes to the applied science that is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.


For more information, contact Ms. Natalie Kent in the USA College of Medicine at 251-461-1548.

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