Peters is first faculty member from PSU selected for NIH honor

March 24, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Jeffrey Peters, professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State, was selected to give a lecture for The National Institutes of Health (NIH) director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) on March 11. Peters' presentation focused on the potential of targeting peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) for the treatment and prevention of diseases.

The WALS comprises weekly scientific talks by some of the world's top researchers in the biomedical sciences (http://www1.od.nih.gov/wals/schedule.htm). Previous speakers who have presented the WALS include Nobel Prize Laureates and members of the National Academy of Science. This lecture series reflects the outstanding contributions from Peters' research and his recognition as one of the best scientists at the national and international levels.

The lectures are viewable live on the Web and also on videotape at the NIH Library at http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp?c=3. The WALS is intended for advanced students and practitioners in biomedical fields, healthcare professionals, and doctoral-level scientists who seek to update and broaden their understanding of contemporary biomedical research. Peters is the first faculty member from Penn State who has been selected for this honor.

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