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Flexner Dean’s Lecture

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Dr. Edward M. Hundert

Jun. 3, 2019—Edward M. Hundert is the Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School.

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RSVP for Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Mental Illness, Mass Shooting, and the Politics of American Firearms’

Apr. 4, 2019—Jonathan M. Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society will discuss “Mental Illness, Mass Shooting, and the Politics of American Firearms”.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Jessica Burris and Pedro Teixeira

Mar. 15, 2019—VUSM Student Lecturers on Friday, March 22, 2019

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Mamta Swaroop Feb. 25

Feb. 8, 2019—Mamta Swaroop, associate professor of surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine, will discuss "TRUE COMMUNITIES: An Evolution of Empowerment" as part of the Flexner Deans' Lecture Series.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Drew Gaffney Jan. 14

Jan. 2, 2019—Drew Gaffney, professor of medicine, emeritus, at Vanderbilt University, will discus “A Medical Journal through Space and Time” on Monday, Jan. 14, as part of the Flexner Deans' Lecture Series.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Laura Rothstein Nov. 30

Nov. 20, 2018—Laura Rothstein, professor of law and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, will discuss "Emerging Issues for Health Care Professional Programs for Individuals with Disabilities: Southeastern Community College Revisited" on Friday, Nov. 30. The Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series talk will begin at noon in Light Hall, Room 208.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Rana Awdish discusses best-selling memoir Dec. 10

Nov. 16, 2018—Dr. Rana Awdish is the author of In Shock, a critically acclaimed, best-selling memoir based on her own critical illness.

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Flexner Deans Lecture: ‘The Power to Heal’

Oct. 2, 2018—David Barton Smith, is an Emeritus Professor at Temple and Research Professor at Drexel’s Health Management and Policy Department.  His most recent book, The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health System, Vanderbilt University Press, received the Goldberg Prize for the year’s best book in the area of medicine.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: ‘Health Inequities in our Backyard and Strategies to Address Them’

Sep. 6, 2018—Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, is the Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance and Associate Professor of Medicine at both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: ‘Violence Seen through a Public Health Lens’

Aug. 29, 2018—As a trauma surgeon and health services researcher, Dr. Rogers’ clinical and research interests focus on the health care needs of underserved populations. He builds interdisciplinary teams to address health disparities and the societal factors that affect individuals and communities affected by violence

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First 2018-19 Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series event on Aug. 13

Aug. 8, 2018—Dr. William Stead, chief strategy officer for VUMC, will deliver, 'The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library – Past and Future – Changing What Clinicians Need To Know and How They Learn.'

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Upcoming Flexner Deans’ Lectures: Churchill June 15, Chibale June 18

May. 30, 2018—Larry R. Churchill, Vanderbilt professor of medical ethics, emeritus, will discuss "What Moral Knowledge is Essential to Doctoring?" beginning at noon Friday, June 15, in Light Hall, Room 208. Kelly Chibale, professor of organic chemistry at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, will discuss "Diversity in Academia from a Personal African Perspective" at noon Monday, June 18, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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