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Dr. Laura E. Nagy to Deliver 24th Annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture at the National Institutes of Health

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What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Laura E. Nagy, Ph.D., will deliver the 24th Annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture. The title of her presentation is “Inflammation and Cell Death in Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease.”
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Who: Dr. Nagy is currently a professor of molecular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and a staff member in the Departments of Inflammation and Immunity, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Nagy is an internationally recognized leader in the field of alcohol research who has made major contributions to our understanding of alcohol’s impact on organ and immune system interactions. In particular, she has made significant contributions to our understanding of the innate immune system’s role in the progression of alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD). She also has done pioneering work on alcohol’s impact on adipose tissue and on the interaction between adipose tissue and the liver in the development of ALD. Her laboratory consistently produces new and innovative insights into mechanisms of alcohol damage to the liver by following unique avenues of research. 
When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Lipsett Amphitheatre, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md. This lecture will be streamed via NIH Videocast.
Background: NIAAA established the Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series as a tribute to Mr. Keller’s pioneering contributions to the field of alcohol research. The series features a lecture by an outstanding alcohol researcher whose work makes significant and long-term contributions to our understanding of how alcohol affects the body and mind, how we can prevent, diagnose and treat alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder, and how today's scientific advancements can provide hope for tomorrow. NIAAA is pleased to present this series of scientific lectures to acknowledge the advances researchers are making in a wide range of alcohol-related research and to honor the memory of an individual whose pioneering research remains relevant today.
Please see the NIAAA website for additional information about the lecture.
The Keller Honorary Lecture is free and open to the public. Sign language interpreters will be provided. For other reasonable accommodations or further information call Joanna Mayo, 301-443-3860, or visit For TTY callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. 

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