Visiting Professor Lecture Series continues April 17 with radiation oncology expert Dr. David Kirsch
The Taubman Institute's Visiting Professor Lecture series will continue April 17 with a presentation by David Kirsch M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of radiation oncology at Duke University Medical College.
Dr. Kirsch is a clinician-scientist whose laboratory at Duke studies the genesis and growth of cancer at the genetic level, with the aim of developing new therapies. He also is an expert in the the effects of radiation therapy.
He talk, entitled "Using Genetically Engineered Mouse Models to Study Radiation Biology," will take place on April 17 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the MCHC Auditorium at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
CME credit is available to physicians.
Visiting Professor lectures are generally held monthly and represent the Taubman Institute's ongoing committtment to furthering translational medical research by creating opportunities for the most talented physician-reserachers to exchange knowledge and ideas.
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