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Release: Oct. 18, 2001

McCarron to deliver Visiting Professor of Nutrition Lecture Oct. 24

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A research specialist with expertise on the link between low calcium intake and high blood pressure will deliver the annual Visiting Professor of Nutrition Lecture at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

David McCarron, M.D., professor of medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., will discuss "Diet and Blood Pressure – The Paradigm Shift" during his presentations. McCarron will address medical faculty, dietitians and the general public at 9 a.m. in the Bean Conference Room, located in SE301 GH. His presentation to first-year medical students will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium.

For more than 20 years, McCarron has directed a multidisciplinary research program, including the NIH Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, at Oregon, investigating blood pressure regulation and the role of dietary nutrients in hypertension in human, animal tissue and cellular studies. He has authored approximately 250 medical journal articles, editorials and reviews, and he has also presented or authored more than 400 scientific papers at national and international meetings.

McCarron's lectures are sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Council. For more information, please contact Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.

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