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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.

All lectures start at 4PM in 208 Light Hall.

Andre Churchwell, M.D.

Linda Sealy, Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

Research and Education Advances

Sept. 8, 2016
Sponsored by Office of the President and CEO

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Joanne Lynn, M.D., M.A.

  • Director, Altarum’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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How to Build the Care System You Need when You are Very Old

Sept. 22, 2016
Sponsored by Center for Biomedical Ethics

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Elizabeth Engle, M.D.

  • Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Member, Broad Institute Investigator, HHMI

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Cranial nerve development in health and disease

Oct 6, 2016
Sponsored by Medical Scientist Training Program

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John W. Kappler, Ph.D.

  • Department of Biomedical Research National Jewish HealthInvestigator, HHMI
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Oct 20, 2016
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology (Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science)

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Mark T. Wallace, Ph.D.

Laura L. Dugan, M.D.

Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture

Translational Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt: Mechanisms and Targets for Brain Disorders

Nov 3, 2016
Sponsored by Office of the President and CEO

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Reinhard Fässler, M.D.

  • Director of Department of Molecular Medicine Max Planck Institute, Martinsried, Germany
  • Member, Austrian Academy of Science
  • Member, Germany Academy of Science

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Nov 10, 2016
Sponsored by Department of Medicine

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Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD

  • Research Professor ICREA-IDIBAPS
  • Service of Neurology, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona
  • Adjunct Professor Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Member, National Academy of Medicine

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Feb 23, 2017
Sponsored by Department of Pediatrics

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Ajit Varki, MBBS (M.D.)

  • University of California, San Diego Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
  • Co-Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center
  • Co-Director, UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA)
  • Adjunct Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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Mar 23, 2017
Sponsored by Department of Medicine

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James Spudich, Ph.D.

  • Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry
  • Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Apr 6, 2017
Sponsored by Cell and Developmental Biology

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Eric Gouaux, Ph.D.

  • Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute Jennifer and Bernard Lacroute Term
  • Chair in Neuroscience Research Investigator, HHMI

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Apr 20, 2017
Sponsored by MPB and Center for Structural Biology

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Eric R. Kandel, M.D.

  • University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience Columbia University
  • Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science
  • Co-Director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2000

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May 4, 2017
Sponsored by Pharmacology (Elaine Sanders-Bush Lecture Series)

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