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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. 

Joshua C. Denny, M.D., M.S.

Joshua C. Denny, M.D., M.S.

  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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A Journey to Precision Medicine

Feb. 4, 2016
Sponsored by Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

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Roderick J.A. Little, Ph.D.

Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technologyt
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia

Feb. 11, 2016
Sponsored by Department of Anesthesiology

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Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health
  • Director, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB)
  • University of Michigan
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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The Essential Role of Bioinformatics in Exploring the World of Proteins and Characterizing the Human Proteome

Feb. 25, 2016
Sponsored by Biomedical Informatics

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Joseph T. Coyle, M.D.

  • Eben S. Draper┬áChair of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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N-Methyl-D- Aspartate Receptor Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: A Target for More Effective Treatments

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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Seven Transmembrane Receptors

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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Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.

  • 2015 Vanderbilt Prize Winner
  • Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
  • Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Investigator, HHMI
  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Apr. 21, 2016
Sponsored by Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

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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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Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

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

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Craig B. Thompson, M.D.

  • President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Institute of Medicine

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May 5, 2016
Sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center & Cancer Biology

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