Alumnus Returns to Campus to Present Seminar

Event Details

Date: June 23, 2009

Times: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Augustana College campus, Gilbert Science Center, Room 101

SIOUX FALLS – Ken McClain, MD, PhD, class of 1967, returns to campus Wednesday, June 24, to lead a seminar titled “Immune System Confusion: Defenders Defect.” The seminar begins at 3:00 p.m. in Gilbert Science Center room 101.

Dr. McClain (shown right) is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. His visit to Augustana and Sioux Falls is sponsored by the departments of Biology and Chemistry, and the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.

Dr. McClain majored in chemistry at Augustana and graduated cum laude. He served as president of Augustana’s chapter of the American Chemical Society and was a member of Kappa Theta Phi.

Dr. McClain is a member of the leukemia/lymphoma teams of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. His clinical interests are hematologic disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, histiocytosis and Sickle Cell Disease.

He earned his MD and PhD at The University of Chicago School of Medicine.  He is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Pediatric Hemaotlogy/Oncology, and sits on the board of the Histiocytosis Association of America. He is a past-president of the Histiocyte Society and the Gulf Coast Hematology Society.

Gilbert Science Center is located at the corner of 33rd Street and Summit Avenue in Sioux Falls.

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