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Department of Neurology hosts 15th Annual Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professorship Lecture May 24, 2024

Jerome (Pete) Engel Jr., M.D., Ph.D., internationally renowned director from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is featured speaker

Jerome "Pete" Engel Jr.,
M.D., Ph.D.

On Friday, May 24, 2024, the Department of Neurology will host Jerome “Pete” Engel Jr., M.D., Ph.D., who will present the lecture “The evolution of surgical treatment for epilepsy and the emergence of biomarkers.”

Engel is director of the Seizure Disorder Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the Jonathan Sinay distinguished professor of neurology, neurobiology, psychiatry and biobehavioral science, and a member of the Brain Research Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, his advanced degrees from Stanford University and completed his training in neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The lecture is from 8 to 9 a.m. in Clendening Auditorium in Robinson 2004 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd. in Kansas City, Kansas.

The annual Ziegler lectureship honors Dewey Ziegler, M.D., who led the section of neurology at KU Medical Center from 1966 until 1974, when it became the Department of Neurology. Ziegler went on to serve as chair of the department until 1985. During his tenure, he established the neurology residency program.

Nationally and internationally recognized, Ziegler helped establish neurology as an independent field and was one of the first headache specialists in neurology. He served a term as president of the American Academy of Neurology. Becoming a professor emeritus in 1990, he remained on the faculty until his death in 2012.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Mailstop 2012
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6970
Fax: 913-588-6965