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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, unless otherwise indicated, start at 4:00 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.


Christine Grady, M.S.N., Ph.D. grady

  • Chief of the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center  

October 17, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society (Patricia Townsend Meador Lecture)

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Bennet Landman, Ph.D., Bradley Malin, Ph.D., and Colin Walsh, M.D., M.A. - Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecturece

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics

October 24, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences 


Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D. grady

  • Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Snofi Genzyme  

November 14, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center