The Fifth Annual Drs. Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship held on May 24 honored the memory of Gabor Kaley, Ph.D., who served as chairman of the Department of Physiology for 37 years. Akos Koller, M.D., Ph.D., second from left, chairman, Scientific Council Institute of Natural Sciences, University of Physical Education, Budapest, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pécs, adjunct professor of physiology at New York Medical College and a mentee and longtime colleague and friend of Dr. Gabor, was welcomed as this year’s guest lecturer. He presented “Alzheimer's Disease: Failure of Autoregulation of the Cerebral Circulation?”
Dr. Koller was welcomed by, from left: Christopher S. Leonard, Ph.D., professor and interim chairman of the Department of Physiology, Dr. Kaley’s son, David Kaley, and his widow, Harriette Kaley, Ph.D.
Dr. 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. He died in 2011 at the age of 85.