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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 3, 2013) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine will welcome a distinguished alumnus and pioneer HIV-AIDS researcher to campus in May for its commencement ceremony. Leonard Calabrese, D.O., professor of medicine and vice chair of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the keynote address.Since graduating from KCUMB in 1975, Dr. Calabrese’s career has focused on the advancement of prevention and treatment of HIV-AIDS and immunodeficiency diseases. He began his research with a groundbreaking presentation in 1983 as an immunologist at Cleveland Clinic. His topic was AIDS, at that time a mystery to local physicians.
Since then, Dr. Calabrese has become part of a larger landscape of HIV-AIDS research and patient-care. His work has led to major breakthroughs in the exploration of disease pathways related to HIV-AIDS.KCUMB’s commencement will be held at 8:30 a.m., May 18, 2013, in Weaver Auditorium at KCUMB in Kansas City, Mo.About KCUMBKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.
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