Neuroendocrinology Symposium

As a satellite to the Endocrine Society Conference in Washington, D.C., a symposium entitled "Four Decades of Neuroendocrinology: A Tribute to S.M. McCann" will be held June 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Masur Auditorium in Building 10. The symposium will span the many areas of neuroendocrinological research, including gonadotropins, atrial natriuretic peptide, and hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

Samuel McDonald McCann, who earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1948, has made seminal contributions to the understanding of neuroendocrine regulation of growth, reproduction, thyroid function, and responses to stressful stimuli. Most recently, McCann's research has centered on neuroendocrine immunology and interactions between the immune system and the central nervous system.

McCann, who is a professor of biomedical science at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the International Society of Neuroendocrinology.

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