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2020 – 2021 Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series

All lectures will be virtual.
If you have any questions about the lectures, please email

Previous Lectures

Sanjana Salwi, MS4

Are Doctors Liars? How Examining Pelvic Exams on Anesthetized Women Can Help Us Improve Informed Consent

Mollie Limb, MS4

The Price of Pretending: Why I Hid My Depression and What I Learned from Asking for Help

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP

What The Eyes Don't See:
A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Michael Ashley Stein, PhD, JD

Mental Health, Involuntary Treatment, Legal Capacity, and Human Rights

William Flanary, MD

Life Lessons from a Joke-telling Ophthalmologist

Panel Discussion

The History of African-Americans in Medicine:
Abraham Flexner, Racism, and Vanderbilt

P. Preston Reynolds, MD

The History of African-Americans in Medicine

Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH

Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence
That Caring Makes A Difference

Art Van Zee, MD

The Promotion and Marketing of OxyContin:
Twenty Years Later, An Opioid Crisis, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities Not to Miss