Dr. David S. Goldfarb, an internationally recognized expert on the prevention and treatment of kidney stones, will share some of his expertise when he visits the Eastern Illinois University campus as a visiting scholar.
Admission is free and the public is invited to his seminar, “Kidney Stones: Why Do They Happen and How Can We Prevent Them?” The talk is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium, Room 2030.
Goldfarb, a professor of medicine, physiology and neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine, teaches first year renal physiology, and is the director of the nephrology section of the second year pathophysiology course.
He was the recipient of The Distinguished Teacher in the Basic Sciences Award, voted by the Class of 2006 at the NYU School of Medicine. He has also been named Professor of the Year by the classes of both 2009 and 2010.
Goldfarb is also the director of the Metabolic Stone Clinic, NY Harbor VA Healthcare System (NYHHS); the Kidney Stone Prevention Program, Department of Urology, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; and the International Cystinuria Foundation. He is chief of the Nephrology Section at NYHHS and clinical chief of the Nephrology Division at NYU Langone Medical Center.
He has published more than 145 articles, and his research interests cover such areas of kidney function and disease as nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), chronic renal failure, hemodialysis and hypertension.
Goldfarb’s visit to Eastern’s campus is made possible through the College of Sciences’ Visiting Scholar Award Program, the Faculty Development Partnership Grant Program and the EIU Department of Biological Sciences.
While in the Charleston area, Goldfarb will attend a medical staff meeting at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and give a presentation on nephrolithiasis. In addition to his public talk on Thursday, he will spend the day with students and faculty.
On Friday, he and Steven Daniel, professor in EIU’s Biological Sciences Department, will be interviewed by Lori Casey for the show, “Being Well.” That segment is scheduled to air at 6 p.m. May 7 on WEIU-TV.
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