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Scientific meeting will mark Radiation Research Laboratory's 50th
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa department of radiology's
Radiation Research Laboratory (RRL) will hold a scientific meeting to celebrate
its 50th anniversary Oct. 30-31 in the East Room, Eighth Floor, at the
UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Established in 1948, the RRL was one of the first laboratories in the
United States dedicated to radiobiological research. In 1960 the RRL became
one of the first laboratories to establish a graduate program in radiation
biology. To date, the program has produced nearly 90 graduates who have
gone on to make significant contributions in the fields of academic radiobiology
and free radical research, academic medicine, and cancer research.
Radiation biology refers to the study of the effects of radiation on
living things. Studies on the interaction of radiation with living matter
are key to understanding how radiation can be used to investigate normal
and altered cell structure and function, and to diagnose and treat various
diseases, particularly cancer.
The meeting will feature research presentations by distinguished alumni
of the program.
Daret St. Clair, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky will deliver the
department's Titus Evans lecture on Oct. 30, and James Mitchell, Ph.D.,
of the National Institutes of Health, will give the keynote address on
Titus Evans, former UI professor and founder of the RRL, served as editor-in-chief
of Radiation Research, the official journal of the Radiation Research Society,
For registration or more information, contact the RRL (319) 335-8019.