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All lectures, unless otherwise indicated, start at 4PM in 208 Light Hall.

Upcoming Lectures:



Sandro Galea, M.D., M.P.H., DrPHGalea Image

  • Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University of Public Heath
  • Past President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society

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Health Not Healthcare: What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Health

January 24, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics



Angelika Amon, Ph.D.Amon

  • 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science Recipient
  • Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research
  • Professor of Biology, Koch Instititute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

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Effects of Aneuploidy on Cell Physiology and Its Role in Tumorigenesis 

January 31, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Offices of the Executive Vice President for Research and the Dean of Basic Sciences


Lloyd B. Minor, M.D.

  • The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering

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Precision Medicine: Predict, Prevent and Cure Precisely

February 21, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology



Ronald Evans, Ph.D.

  • Professor and Director, Gene Expression Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • HHMI Investigator
  • March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology

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March 7, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics



Scott Zeger, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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April 18, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics



Tony Hunter, Ph.D.

  • American Cancer Society Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Renato Dulbecco Chair

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May 2, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


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.