The IU School of Medicine will bestow its Steven C. Beering Award for the advancement of biomedical/clinical science on Sept. 20 to Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon, who is director for the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University in St. Louis.
The ceremony and a subsequent lecture by Beering is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Walther Hall (R3) Auditorium, Room 2003, on the IUPUI campus. Gordon will speak on “The Gut Microbiota and Childhood Undernutrition: Looking at Human Development from a Microbial Perspective.”
On Monday, Sept. 19, Gordon also will deliver the 2016 Beering Student Lecture titled “A Microbial View of Human Nutrition: Opportunities and Challenges.” It is scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m., also in Walther Hall (R3) Auditorium, Room 203.
The Beering Award was established in 1983 and consists of a medal, as well as a prize of $25,000. Seven prior Beering Award recipients have become Nobel laureates.