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First Booth Lecture
Set for Aug. 25

Dr. M. Harold Laughlin

M. Harold Laughlin, PhD, will deliver the inaugural Booth Lectureship in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health at 4 p.m. on Aug. 25 in Acuff Auditorium at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Laughlin, who is a University of Missouri Curators’ Professor, is stepping down as chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine after more than two decades. He also is a professor within the MU School of Medicine Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology and a research investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center.

His lecture is titled, “Application of Understanding of Physical Activity Induced Remodeling of Skeletal Muscle Vasculature to Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.”

Laughlin earned a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Iowa. His research focuses on the cardiovascular effects of exercise with the primary goal being to understand the effects of exercise training on the coronary circulation and skeletal muscle vascular beds. He has more than 325 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his resarch has been continuously funded by NIH for 37 years.

The Booth Lectureship series was created in 2014 to honor Frank Booth, an MU professor with appointments in the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Medicine Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Human and

Dr. Frank Booth

Environmental Sciences, and Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. With leadership from Brian Tseng, MD, PhD, who studied under Booth at the University of Texas at Houston, and John Thyfault, PhD, an associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Missouri, trainees and colleagues of Booth created an endowment to fund the lectures series in honor of Booth’s life-long commitment and contributions to research in exercise and human health. Booth has been published in more than 220 publications. He also has received numerous national and international honors from exercise biology organizations.

A reception will be held outside Acuff Auditorium immediately following Laughlin’s lecture.

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