Effects of Lead Poisoning On The Brain to Be Lecture Topic

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 9, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Gary W. Goldstein, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Johns Hopkins University and president and chief executive officer of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, will deliver the annual Edward Fogan Lecture in Neurology at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in the Center For the Arts on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

Goldstein's topic will be "Neurologic Aspects of Lead Poisoning."

The lecture, sponsored by the UB Department of Neurology, will be free and open to the public.

The Kennedy Krieger Center operates one of the most successful neurorehabilitation programs in the world for children and young adults. Its Lead Poisoning Prevention and Treatment Program is the model followed by communities throughout the U.S.

Goldstein received his medical degree from University of Chicago in 1966. He completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota and neurology residencies at Stanford Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following a two-year commitment as a major in the U.S. Army, served at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Goldstein spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow in neurology at the University of California in San Francisco.

His 28-year academic career has included six years at the University of California in San Francisco and nine years at the University of Michigan, where he was professor of neurology and pediatrics and a research scientist in the Center for Human Growth and Development. He has been at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Center since 1988.

Goldstein is principal investigator on a 1997 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study molecular mechanisms of inorganic lead neurotoxicity. He has published nearly 90 articles in professional journals and authored 31 book chapters.

Reservations for the dinner to follow the lecture are being taken at 878-7848. The cost of the dinner will be $35 per person.