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Albany Med Offers Free Seminar On Lyme Disease
   May 16, 2005

     

                ALBANY, N.Y., May 16, 2005 — A free seminar on Lyme disease will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, in Huyck Auditorium at Albany Medical Center. Presenters will be Timothy Sellati, Ph.D., who will speak about the latest research news on Lyme disease, and Elizabeth Higgins, M.D., who will discuss the latest on patient care.

Dr. Sellati, an assistant professor in the Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College, has been involved in Lyme disease research for several years having received grants from the Arthritis Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, among others. His work is focused on the underlying causes of chronic Lyme disease, with the goal of finding new treatments or vaccines.

As a general internist, Dr. Higgins treats patients with Lyme disease at Albany Medical Center’s internal medicine/pediatric group practice located in Latham.

To register, members of the public should call 518-262-1000.

Albany Medical Center is northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center. It consists of Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital; and the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Additional information about Albany Medical Center can be found at www.amc.edu.



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