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Internationally Renowned Expert Discusses Growth, Development and Biological Differences in Boys and Girls

 

WHAT: Internationally renowned authority, Ron G. Rosenfeld, MD, will discuss the latest on the endocrine basis of growth and development at the 31st Annual Frederic M. Kenny, MD, Memorial Lecture. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, along with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, is hosting this special continuing medical education event. This event also will be available via live Web cast on Children's Web site.

Dr. Rosenfeld's lecture, "Do Boys and Girls Grow Differently: The Evolution of Sexually Dimorphic Growth," will showcase his more than 25 years of experience of studying and understanding the biology of growth hormone and growth factors. His work has elucidated physiological, pathological, cellular and molecular aspects of mammalian growth, as well as the role of growth factors and their receptors in the fetus, newborn, child and adult in health and disease.

WHO: Ron G. Rosenfeld, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, Palo Alto, Calif.

Dr. Rosenfeld also is a professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, as well as professor and chair (emeritus) of Pediatrics and of Cell and Developmental Biology at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He also serves as president and CEO of ProteoGenix, Inc.

Dr. Rosenfeld received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1968 and his medical degree with honors from Stanford University in 1973. He stayed at Stanford as intern, resident and chief resident in Pediatrics and, thereafter, as a post-doctoral fellow in pediatric endocrinology. He joined the faculty at Stanford in 1980, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1985 and to professor in 1989. In 1993, he left Stanford to accept the position of chair of Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he served for nine years, before returning to Stanford.

WHEN: 8 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2006

Options for Attending: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Registration for the live Web cast, and the post-event archived session, is available through Children's at http://www.or-live.com/cpi/1554/.

Contacts:
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016, Melanie.Finnigan@chp.edu
Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016, Marc.Lukasiak@chp.edu

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