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2016 – 2017 Lectures

2016 – 2017 Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Annual Satcher Lecture
Camara Jones, M.D. Ph.D., M.P.H.​
American Public Health Association

Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Eric Horvitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Member,National Academy of Engineering
Technical Fellow & Managing Director, Microsoft Research

Speaking on data science and artificial intelligence in medicine

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Thursday, September 29, 2016


Brian Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Violence in America As Viewed Through the Lens of a Trauma Surgeon: July 7, 2016- Dallas ,Texas

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Joshua Denny

Joshua C. Denny, M.D., MS
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University
Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University

Monday, December 12, 2016

Joan W. Bennett

Joan W. Bennett, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University
Member, National Academy of Sciences

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Monday, January 9, 2017 


Damon Tweedy, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center
Staff Physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center

“Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine”

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Student Flexner Deans’ Lecture

Grace Fletcher
Candidate, MPH (Global Health) / MA (Latin American Studies), Graduation May 2017

“Integrating Anthropology and Global Health to Serve Latin American Populations”


Shilpa Mokshagundam
Vanderbilt Medical School, III

“The (He)Art of Healing: Lessons Learned from an Unexpected Hospitalization”

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Charles Ransford, MPP
Director of Science and Policy, Cure Violence
Leadership Fellow & Bowman Memorial Fellow, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series presents in conjunction with Global Health Student Committee

Activating the Health Sector to Reduce Violence

Monday, March 6, 2017


Ed Holloran Memorial Lecture
Congressman Jim Cooper

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Jacek Hawiger, M.D., Ph.D.,
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
and Louise B. McGavock Chair in Medicine,
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Research Health Scientist,
Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

“Heart Poisoning”

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Monday, April 24, 2017


Annual Chapman Lecture
Brian D. Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC​
Professor, University of Toronto
Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research, Wilson Centre
Executive-Vice President Education, University Health Network

“Educating Health Professionals in the 21st Century: What Will We Need Humans For?”

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