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Lectureship Honors the Late Gabor Kaley, Ph.D.

The Third Annual Drs. Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship held on April 14 welcomed a host of faculty including several professors emeriti, students and staff, to Chouake Auditorium to honor the memory of Gabor Kaley, Ph.D., who served on the NYMC faculty for 43 years. When he stepped down from his post as chairman in 2007, after 37 years, Dr. Kaley was the longest sitting chair of physiology in the nation. He died in 2011 at the age of 85. View the photo gallery here.

This year’s visiting lecturer is no stranger to NYMC. Irving Zucker, Ph.D. ’72, second from right, now the Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research, chairman of cellular and integrative physiology in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and editor-in-chief of the The American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, was Dr. Kaley’s first graduate student. Dr. Zucker presented “Cardiac Sensory Endings in Heart Failure: It’s Not Just About the Pain.”

Joining Dr. Kaley’s son, David Kaley, third from left, and his widow, Harriette Kaley, Ph.D., center, at the occasion were mentees of Dr. Kaley: From left were: Dr. Kaley’s second graduate student Edward J. Messina, Ph.D., ’73, professor of physiology; Akos Koller, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology; Dong Sun, M.D., Ph.D.’97, associate professor of physiology; Dr. Zucker; and Thomas H. Hintze, Ph.D. ’80, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology.