Sixteenth Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day Set For December 18
Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, will be the keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day on December 18, in the Medical Education Center.
Dr. Schwartzman, internationally recognized for her research on the role of lipid autacoids in the regulation of vascular function, inflammation and metabolism in the areas of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, will present “The Road to Discovery: GPR75 - A Novel Therapeutic Target for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases.”
Dr. Schwartzman is currently utilizing gene targeting, transgenic animals and human material to elucidate the pathophysiological significance of these molecules in promoting hypertension and insulin resistance. She has published more than 240 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Circulation Research and she is the editor of the journal Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators.
She has been honored with numerous awards including the New York Medical College (NYMC) Dean’s Distinguished Research Award. Dr. Schwartzman has held continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1981 and has served as a member of several NIH study sections, NIH review panels and journal editorial boards.
Dr. Schwartzman obtained her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in 1981 and joined NYMC Department of Pharmacology in 1981 as a post-doctoral fellow on an NIH Fogarty Fellowship, rising to the rank of full professor in 1993, and assuming the chair in 2012.
The Louis R.M. DelGuercio Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day was created to honor Dr. DelGuercio’s distinguished leadership and pioneering research efforts during his tenure as chair of the Department of Surgery from 1976 – 2001, and stimulate and promote surgical research across New York Medical College and its affiliates.