WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., director of the Hypertension & Vascular Research Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will deliver the Brenner Lecture this fall during Renal Week 2007, the annual conference of the American Society of Nephrology. The event is scheduled for Oct. 31 through Nov. 5 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif.
Ferrario, professor of surgical sciences and physiology and pharmacology, is the Dewitt Cordell professor of surgical research at Wake Forest Baptist.
The lectureship is named for Barry M. Brenner, M.D., past president of the ASN and a highly recognized and regarded teacher, clinician, lecturer and researcher in the field of nephrology.
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.