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Mobile, Ala. (September 8, 2010)
Contact: Ashley Givens, (251) 470-1682
Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Lecture and Visiting Professorship in Neurology to Feature Dr. Phillip A. Low

Dr. Phillip A. LowThe University of South Alabama department of neurology’s second annual Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Lecture and Visiting Professorship in Neurology will take place Sept. 14, 2010, at 9 a.m. at the USA Medical Center 2nd floor conference room.

This year’s lecture, titled “The Autonomic Neuropathies: Management of Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension,” will feature Dr. Phillip A. Low, Robert and Patricia Kern Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn.

During the talk, Dr. Low will address current and new advances in the field of autonomic nervous system clinical aspects, tests and new developments.

Dr. Low received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. He conducted his residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia. In addition, he completed a fellowship at the University of Sydney and in the pharmacology department at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Low founded the Mayo Clinic Autonomic Laboratory in 1983 and has been continuously funded by NIH for over 30 years. His research interests include human and experimental autonomic dysfunction, pathophysiology of orthostatic intolerance and its amelioration, multiple system atrophy, autoimmune autonomic neuropathy, and postural tachycardia syndrome.

In conjunction with the lecture, Tyler Elyse Gaston, a fourth-year medical student at USA, will receive the Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Scholarship in Neurology.

Gaston received her bachelor of science degree in chemistry and psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She serves as the secretary/treasurer for the USA College of Medicine Class of 2011 and is a member of the USA College of Medicine Student Assembly.

The Eran and N.Q. Adams Endowed Scholarship was established to support, in the early stages of their careers, young physicians engaged in neurology who wish to gain a better understanding of dysautonomia. Third and fourth year medical students at USA were invited to submit applications for the scholarship that included a unique research or learning opportunity.

For more information on the lecture, contact Kathleen Ramige at (251) 660-5118.

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