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Kappler’s Discovery Lecture

Oct. 27, 2016—John Kappler, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of autoimmune diseases at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, visited with members of the family of the late Irwin Eskind, M.D., prior to delivering the Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science at VUMC last week.

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Iadecola set for Oates Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology

Oct. 27, 2016—Costantino Iadecola, M.D., an expert in the molecular pathology of ischemic brain injury and neurodegeneration at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, will present the 10th annual Meredith S. and John A. Oates Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology on Nov. 3.

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Autoimmune diseases expert Kappler set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 13, 2016—John Kappler, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of autoimmune diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in room 208 Light Hall.

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Engle’s Discovery Lecture

Oct. 13, 2016—Pediatric neurologist Elizabeth Engle, M.D., center, talks with Vanderbilt’s Christopher Williams, M.D., Ph.D., and Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., after her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Engle set for next Discovery Lecture

Sep. 29, 2016—Elizabeth Engle, M.D., a pediatric neurologist who discovered a group of genetic disorders affecting cranial nerves, will present the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Elder care planning

Sep. 29, 2016—Geriatrician and health services researcher Joanne Lynn, M.D., spoke on building health systems for the elderly during her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture. Lynn is the director of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at the nonprofit Altarum Institute.

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Lynn set for next Discovery Lecture

Sep. 15, 2016—Joanne Lynn, M.D., a geriatrician and health services researcher, will present the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Sept. 22.

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Lecture to focus on diversity in medical education

Sep. 1, 2016—The importance of diversity and inclusion to medical and graduate education and research will be discussed on Sept. 8 during the first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Thompson’s Discovery Lecture

May. 12, 2016—Craig Thompson, M.D., president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, spoke about his lab’s research linking metabolism to stem cell maintenance during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Betzig’s Discovery Lecture

May. 5, 2016—Nobel laureate Eric Betzig, Ph.D., a group leader at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, discussed his team’s work developing novel optical imaging tools during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Vanderbilt Prize lecture details ‘Goldilocks Principle’

Apr. 28, 2016—When it comes to the brain, levels of molecules involved in neuronal signaling must be “just right,” or things can go terribly wrong.

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Cancer expert Thompson to deliver May 5 Flexner Discovery Lecture

Apr. 28, 2016—Craig Thompson, M.D., president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on May 5.

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