The Fourth Annual Drs. Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship held on May 1 hosted esteemed researcher, Fabio A. Recchia, M.D., Ph.D., second from left. The lecture is endowed by the family of late faculty member, Gabor Kaley, Ph.D., who served as chairman of the Department of Physiology for 37 years. His widow Harriette Kaley, Ph.D., attended the May 1 lecture and spoke to the audience of her late husband’s dedication to scientific research and NYMC.
This year’s visiting lecturer was formerly a post-doctoral research fellow and faculty member at NYMC. He currently serves as professor of physiology, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy and adjunct professor of physiology, Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Recchia is renowned for his work on the metabolism of the failing heart versus the healthy heart. He presented, “Cardiac Energy Turnover in Health and Disease.”
Joining Dr. Recchia was Edward J. Messina, Ph.D., ’73, right, professor of physiology, who introduced Dr. Recchia and Akos Koller, M.D., Ph.D., left, professor of physiology, who provided a brief update on other Kaley family contributions to cardiovascular micro-circulation research. Dr. Gabor Kaley, served on the NYMC faculty for 43 years. When he stepped down from his post as chairman in 2007, he was the longest sitting chair of a physiology department in the nation.