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Expert to Speak on Adenosine, NKT Cells and Sickle Cell Anemia

Expert to Speak on Adenosine, NKT Cells and Sickle Cell Anemia

Joel M. Linden, a leading expert on adenosine receptors, will lecture on “Adenosine, NKT Cells and Sickle Cell Anemia on Wednesday, Oct. 14, as the first speaker in the 2009-10 Creighton University School of Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series.

The lecture, which is free to the public, will be held noon-1 p.m. in the Morrison Seminar Room at Creighton University Medical Center, 601 N. 30 St.

Linden is a member of the inflammation biology division of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in La Jolla, Calif. He formerly was a professor of medicine and vice chair for research at University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Linden, who has two adenosine products in clinical development, earned the 2002 Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year Award from University of Virginia. He sits on the editorial boards of Molecular Pharmacology, the Journal of Vascular Research, and Purinergic Signaling; he has authored more than 250 papers, primarily on the topic of adenosine signaling.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Creighton University Office of Continuing Medical Education and the School of Medicine. For a calendar of CME events, visit http://cme.creighton.edu.