Dr. Kurt Varner Receives Ken Moore Distinguished Alumnus Award

 

   Pictured above (l to r) are Dr. Ken More, former head of the department at MSU, Dr. Kurt Varner, and Dr. Susan Barman, Dr. Varner’s PhD mentor and past president of the American Physiological Society at the Michigan State University Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 50th year anniversary celebration.Pictured above (l to r) are Dr. Ken Moore, former head of the department at MSU, Dr. Kurt Varner, and Dr. Susan Barman, Dr. Varner’s PhD mentor and past president of the American Physiological Society at the Michigan State University Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 50th year anniversary celebration.

 Dr. Kurt Varner has been awarded the Ken Moore Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2016.  Dr. Varner received the award at the 50 year anniversary celebration of the founding of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University (MSU) this past September. 

The celebration included a symposium at which Dr. Varner gave a talk entitled, “Cardiovascular toxicity of environmentally persistent free radicals:  a unique pollutant particle system.”  Dr. Varner is the Lederle Laboratories/David R. Bethune Professor of Pharmacology and Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and the LSU SRP Leader of Project 4:  Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals Increase Cardiac Vulnerability to Ischemia.