Lyme Disease Expert to Lecture at UB's Health Sciences Library

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 30, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- John J. Halperin, M.D., world-renowned authority on Lyme disease, will deliver the 17th annual C.K. Huang Lecture, "Lyme Disease: Facts and Myths," at 7 p.m. May 16 in the Austin Flint Reading Room of the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

The lecture is being sponsored by the Friends of the Health Sciences Library.

The event will begin with a full buffet dinner at 6 p.m. in Room B5. A coffee and dessert reception will follow the lecture. The cost is $16 for members of Friends of the Health Sciences Library, $18 for non-members and $9 for students.

Infected ticks that spread Lyme disease have been found in Western New York. Halperin will describe the symptoms of Lyme disease, how the disease is diagnosed and treated, how to protect oneself from tick bites, and how to safely remove a tick.

Halperin chaired the committee that published the American Academy of Neurology guidelines for treatment and diagnosis of Lyme disease. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he is board-certified in internal medicine, neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

For reservations, contact Linda Lohr, 829-3900, ext. 136, or lalohr@buffalo.edu.