May 18 lecture focuses on nanotechnology’s medical applications

SAN ANTONIO (May 12, 2009) — Miniaturizing devices to a billion times smaller than a meter may one day help heart attack patients and others. The public can learn more at a “Medical Applications of Nanotechnology” lecture Monday, May 18, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

James R. Baker Jr., M.D., director of the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the invited speaker for the second Milka Mukhova Montiel, M.D., Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the UT Health Science Center Department of Pathology. Dr. Baker and his colleagues hold 14 patents related to his research interests.

He will speak at 4 p.m. Monday in Lecture Hall 409L of the School of Medicine building on the Health Science Center’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. The public is invited. Parking is in a visitor lot; guests may bring their tickets to have them stamped after the lecture.

The event honors Dr. Montiel, a pathology faculty member at the Health Science Center from 1973 to 2002. Among her contributions, she was a leader in the development of pathology services at the Health Science Center’s teaching hospital, University Hospital, and in the Department of Pathology’s labs.



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