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. 


Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., M.P.H.

Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics & Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Chief of Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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Acculturation: What immigrants teach us about being American

Feb. 26, 2015, 4 p.m. 208 Light Hall

Sponsored by Department of Pediatrics

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Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Lymphoid Malignancies Branch Head, Molecular Biology of Lymphoid Malignancies Section
  • Deputy Branch Chief, Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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March 19, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science

Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, M.D., FRCP, FRCPI, FRCPath, FRS, FMedSci

  • Co-Director, IMS; Director, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories; Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit
  • Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Royal Society, UK

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April 2, 2015
Sponsored by Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center

Roel Nusse, Ph.D.

  • Daniel Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
  • Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Department of Developmental Biology
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, National Academy of Science

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April 23, 2015
Sponsored by Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, CDB Distinguished Speaker

Eric I. Knudsen, Ph.D.

  • Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Neurobiology
  • Stanford University
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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April 30, 2015
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery

David Cortez, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Biochemistry
  • Ingram Professor of Cancer Research

Robert J. Coffey, Jr., M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Hilary A. Tindle, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Tobacco Research and Treatment

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May 21, 2015
Sponsored by Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

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