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Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series featuring the world's most eminent scientists, who will speak on the highest-impact research and policy issues in science and medicine today. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Timothy Jost, J.D.

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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Sept. 10, 2015
Sponsored by Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society, Patricia Townsend Meador Lectureship

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David M. Bader, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Gladys Parkinson Stahlman Chair in Cardiovascular Research

Nancy J. Brown, M.D.

  • Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology Chair, Department of Medicine
  • Physician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Thomas J. Wang, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute

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Vanderbilt Cutting-Edge Discovery: Human Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease and Treatment

Sept. 24, 2015
Sponsored by Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

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Ingeborg J. Hochmair, Ph.D.

  • Vienna University of Techology, Innsbruck University of Medicine
  • CEO and CTO of MED EL Corporation
  • Receipient, Lasker-Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award

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Oct. 8, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Otolaryngology

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Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT
  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering

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Nov. 5, 2015
Sponsored by MSTP

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Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.

  • 2014 Vanderbilt Prize Winner
  • Professor of Biology, MIT
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Nov. 19, 2015
Sponsored by VCHA

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Joe G. N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D.

  • Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
  • Arizona Health Sciences Center
  • Merlin K. DuVal, MD Endowed Chair for Leadership and Innovation
  • Professor of Medicine
  • UA College of Medicine
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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Dec. 10, 2015
Sponsored by Pediatrics

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Roderick J.A. Little, Ph.D.

  • Richard D. Remington Distinguished University
  • Professor, Biostatistics Department
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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Jan. 28, 2016
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences

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Joseph T. Coyle, M.D.

  • Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital
  • Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
  • Harvard University
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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Mar. 10, 2016
Sponsored by Pharmacology (Allan D. Bass Lecture in Pharmacology)

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Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D.

  • James B. Duke Professor, Duke University Medical Center
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2012

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Mar. 31, 2016
Sponsored by Molecular Physiology and Biophysics (Sutherland Lectureship)

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Philip S. Low, Ph.D.

  • Director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery
  • Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Investigator, HHMI

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Apr. 14, 2016
Sponsored by VICB

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Eric Betzig, Ph.D.

  • Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2014

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Apr. 28, 2016
Sponsored by Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB Distinguished Speaker)

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