Groundbreaking Medical Researcher to Talk at The University of Scranton


An internationally recognized research scientist, Roscoe O. Brady, M.D., senior investigator, neuroscience, National Institutes of Health, will deliver the annual Dr. Harry and Ethel Mullin Memorial Lecture at The University of Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be presented in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

Dr. Brady’s work has centered on identifying and treating human hereditary metabolic storage disorders including Gaucher, Niemann-Pick, Fabry and Tay-Sachs diseases. In addition to developing diagnostic tests, carrier identification procedures and prenatal detection methods for these lipid storage disorders, he has made significant contributions to enzyme replacement therapy. His two current projects are improving treatment for patients with Fabry disease and advancing gene therapy for Gaucher and Fabry diseases.

Recognized worldwide for his groundbreaking research, Dr. Brady received the Gairdner International Award, Cotzias Award from the American Academy of Neurology, Pasano Foundation Award, Lasker Foundation Clinical Medical Research Award and Kovalenko Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

Complementing his medical research and practice, Dr. Brady has published more than 500 scientific articles and is the editor of five scientific journals. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Prior to joining the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Brady served in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps. He was a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Physiological Chemistry Department and a clinical fellow in the endocrine section of the Department of Medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., and interned at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

The Mullin Lecture series, which has brought to campus some of the world’s most distinguished scholars and scientists, including more than a dozen Nobel laureates, honors the late Ethel and Harry Mullin, M.D., who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University, then St. Thomas College, in 1931. He dedicated a lifetime of service to his profession and the Scranton community. The series is sponsored by their son, Brian Mullin, M.D. ’66, and their daughter, Robbin Mullin.

For additional information about the lecture, call 941-7401.

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