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Nobel Laureate to Deliver LCRC Distinguished Lecture

Posted on November 3, 2015


Nobel Laureate Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c., will discuss “Experimental and Clinical Studies on the Management of Some Hormone‐Dependent Cancers With Analogs of Hypothalamic Hormones” on Thursday, November 12, 2015, beginning at noon, in the first‐floor conference room of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave. Anyone with an interest in this scientific lecture is invited to attend.

Dr. Schally, who is currently the Distinguished Leonard M. Miller Professor of Pathology at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and chief of the Endocrine, Polypeptide and Cancer Institute at the Miami Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, achieved international recognition as a 1977 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology. The prize was in recognition of his discovery of the structure of certain key hormones of the hypothalamus, which led to acknowledgement of the hypothalamus as the controlling factor of the pituitary gland. Schally’s work opened the door to new research in contraception, diabetes, cancer, abnormal growth, and mental retardation, as well as depression and other human disorders.

Schally was awarded the Nobel Prize jointly with Roger Guillemin and also shared the honor with a third scientist, Rosalyn Yalow.

Dr. Schally joined the faculty of Tulane University School of Medicine as an associate professor of medicine in 1962, while also serving as chief of the Endocrine, Polypeptide and Cancer Institute at the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. He rose to professor of medicine at Tulane in 1966 and became head of the Section of Experimental Medicine in 1980. He continued in his posts at Tulane and the New Orleans VA until 2005, when he assumed his current positions in Miami.

This scientific lecture is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in the Louisiana Cancer Research Center garage, accessible from S. Derbigny St. Light lunch will be provided.