Flexner Dean’s Lecture
Apr. 7, 2021—Nicole Woods, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, will discuss “Back to Basics: Cognition, Curriculum and Context in Medical Education” on Monday, April 19, beginning at noon CT. Her talk is The John E. Chapman, M.D. Lecture in Medical Education for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series.
Jan. 20, 2021—Michael Ashley Stein, co-founder and executive director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and visiting professor at Harvard Law School, will present “Mental Health, Involuntary Treatment, Legal Capacity and Human Rights” on Friday, Feb. 5.
Dec. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's Flexner Deans' Lecture Series presents the annual Philip W. Felts Lecture in Humanities on Thursday, Jan. 12. Will Flanary will present “Life Lessons from a joke-telling Ophthalmologist” beginning at noon. Flanary is an ophthalmologist, writer and comedian who moonlights in his free time as “Dr. Glaucomflecken” on Twitter and TikTok.
Dec. 1, 2020—P. Preston Reynolds, a physician-historian at the University of Virginia, will give an online talk, “The History of African Americans in Medicine,” on Monday, Dec. 7, beginning at noon CT. Reynolds will return to join a panel of Vanderbilt faculty to discuss “The History of African Americans in Medicine: Abraham Flexner, Racism and Vanderbilt” on Monday, Dec. 14, also beginning at noon CT.
Nov. 1, 2020—Stephen Trzeciak, chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care and professor and chair of medicine at Rowan University's Cooper Medical School, will discuss "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference" on Nov. 16 at noon as part of the Flexner Deans' Lecture Series.
Oct. 12, 2020—Art Van Zee, a primary care general internist with the St. Charles Clinic in St. Charles, Virginia, will discuss "The Promotion and Marketing of Oxycontin: 20 Years Later, an Opioid Crisis, Lessons Learned and Opportunities not to Miss" on Monday, Oct. 19, beginning at noon.
Feb. 24, 2020—Marie Kuzemchak Patten and Samuel Trump will speak as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 2020 student lectures beginning at noon, Monday, March 23, in Light Hall, Room 208.
Feb. 10, 2020—David C. Henderson, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and assistant dean of diversity and inclusion at Boston University School of Medicine, will discuss the “Global and Local Impact of Mass Violence" on Monday, Feb. 17, beginning at noon in Light Hall, Room 208.
Jan. 24, 2020—Dr. Kimberly Manning, associate vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion at Emory University School of Medicine, will discuss "The Patient as our Teacher: Timeless Lessons and Teachable Moments" on Wednesday, Feb. 12, as part of the Flexner Dean's Lecture Series.
Dec. 12, 2019—Tait Shanafelt, Jeanie and Stewart Richie Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, will discuss "Organization and System-based Approaches to Promote Well-being" at noon on Monday, Jan. 13, in Light Hall, Room 208. The talk is part of the Flexner Deans' Lecture Series.
Oct. 25, 2019—James J. O’Connell, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will discuss "Medicine in the Streets: Three Decades Caring for Boston's Rough Sleepers" beginning at noon on Monday, Nov. 11, in Light Hall, Room 208.
Sep. 30, 2019—James Arthur, director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, will discuss "The Role of Character in Medical Education" beginning at noon Monday, Oct. 14, in Light Hall, Room 208, as part of the Flexner Dean's Lecture Series.