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The Scripps Research Institute Lecture Series These lectures are free and open to the community. Please call 561-712-5253 to reserve a seat.


Spring 2015


Stopping Diabetes: Can it Be Done?
Diabetes is an insidious and prevalent disease that left uncontrolled contributes to premature death from heart disease and kidney failure. It also is the number one cause of blindness in adults. Almost one in ten Americans have diabetes including 25% of all seniors and the incidence in children is growing at an alarming rate. Join Dr. Patrick Griffin, renowned scientist and head of the Scripps Florida Molecular Therapeutics Department to hear how he and his colleagues are developing the latest tools to conquer diabetes.

Speaker: Patrick Griffin, Ph.D. received his B.S. degree in Chemistry at Syracuse University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Virginia. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Amongst his numerous awards and honors, Professor Griffin was a Dupont Chemistry Fellow and Dean’s Fellow at the University of Virginia.

> Thursday; Mar 12; 4:30-6:00 PM

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