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Hochmair set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 1, 2015—The co-creator of the world’s first microelectronic multi-channel cochlear implant — a device that provides sound signals to the brain in deaf individuals — will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Photo: Discovery trio

Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Thomas Wang, M.D., left, Nancy Brown, M.D., and David Bader, Ph.D., explored the human determinants of cardiovascular disease and treatment at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Discovery Lecture explores health care cost controls

Sep. 17, 2015—“There’s no magic bullet” to control rising health care costs in the United States, health law expert Timothy Jost, J.D., said during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Vanderbilt researchers to discuss heart disease, treatment at lecture

Sep. 17, 2015—Three Vanderbilt University researchers on the cutting edge of discovery will discuss the “human determinants of cardiovascular disease and treatment” during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Sept. 24.

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Jost set for Sept. 10 Discovery Lecture

Sep. 3, 2015—The Flexner Discovery Lecture Series kicks off this fall with a discussion of health care cost control. Timothy Jost, J.D., emeritus professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, will speak on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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NIH director’s Discovery Lecture covers biomedical research landscape

Jun. 4, 2015—Last week in Langford Auditorium, Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivered what he referred to as a “romp through an awful lot of the landscape of biomedical research.”

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NIH director set for Discovery Lecture

May. 21, 2015—National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a special Discovery Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center next Thursday, May 28.

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Discovery Lecture to feature panel

May. 14, 2015—Three Vanderbilt University scientists will describe “gene-environment interactions in cancer etiology and prevention” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in 208 Light Hall.

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Photo: Learning expert speaks

May. 7, 2015—Stanford University neurobiologist Eric Knudsen, Ph.D., well known for his studies of learning and attention in birds, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall. For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/discoveryseries.

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Stem cells, Wnt signaling explored at Discovery lecture

Apr. 30, 2015—Our tissues are in a constant state of flux — cells are lost and cells are generated, with local signals and stem cells maintaining the balance, said Roel Nusse, Ph.D., during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Stanford’s Knudsen set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 23, 2015—Stanford University neurobiologist Eric Knudsen, Ph.D., well known for his studies of learning and attention in birds, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. April 30 in 208 Light Hall.

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Tissue regulation expert Nusse set for next Discovery Lecture

Apr. 16, 2015—Roel Nusse, Ph.D., an expert in the regulation of tissue growth and development by Wnt signaling pathways, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 23.

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