2017 - 2018 Flexner Deans' Lecture Series

All lectures will be held in 208 Light Hall at noon unless otherwise noted.

Lunch is provided with advance RSVP.

Friday, September 29, 2017  


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  Hannah Valantine, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.A.C.C.

  NIH Addresses the Science of Diversity:  Focusing on Institutional Change

  2017 Satcher Lecture, co-sponsored with the Master of Public Health Program

Hannah Valantine, M.B.B.S. leads the NIH’s efforts to diversify the biomedical research workforces as the first permanent NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity. Since 2014, Dr. Valantine has worked to develop a vision and comprehensive strategy to expand recruitment and retention, and promote inclusiveness and equity throughout the biomedical research enterprise.  Previously at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Valantine served as Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership, and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine. She studied biochemistry at London University and attended St. George’s Hospital Medical School. She completed her post-graduate work in the field of cardiology in London at Royal Brompton Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital.

Monday, October 9, 2017


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Hossein Ardehali, M.D., Ph.D.  

Going through MD/PhD program as an immigrant

Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute (FCVRI) – Center for Molecular Cardiology

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Pharmacology

Associate Director and Chair of Admissions of the Medical Scientist Training Program

Dr. Hossein Ardehali obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Vanderbilt University.  He completed his medicine residency and cardiology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He is currently a Professor of Medicine - Cardiology, and Pharmacology at Northwestern University, and is the Associate Director and Chair of Admissions of the Medical Scientist Training Program.  He also serves as the Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at Northwestern University.  Dr. Ardehali has received several awards, including the AHA BCVS Young Investigator Award, the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Award, and the Schweppe Foundation Award.  He is a member and Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and serves on numerous AHA committees, including the AHA Council Operations Committee and is the chair of the AHA BCVS communication/Membership committee.  His research focuses on the role of mitochondria and metabolism in cardiovascular disease, with a focus on the role of mitochondrial iron in this process. He has published manuscripts in several journals including Cell Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS, and EMBO Molecular Medicine.  

Monday, November 13, 2017



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Quinn Capers IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI, a specialist in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at The Ohio State University Medical Center, was named one of America’s Best Doctors of 2009. 

Dr. Capers is associate dean for admissions in The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and an assistant professor of clinical medicine and director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State and completed his internship, residency and fellowship from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Capers has received numerous teaching awards at Ohio State’s Medical Center. 

Dr. Capers was a National Research Service Award grantee of the National Institutes of Health as a cardiology fellow. In 2010, Dr. Capers received the Carter G. Woodson Award for Outstanding Community Service from Defense Supply Center in Columbus. He has authored several articles on the topic of proinflammatory gene expression in the vascular wall and several book chapters on peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Capers’ clinical interests include complex coronary and peripheral arterial interventions, hypertensive cardiovascular disease and peripheral arterial disease. His research focuses on vascular biology and high-risk coronary and vascular interventions. 

Monday, December 11, 2017


headshot.jpgRyan Bayley, MD, CPC

Ryan Bayley, MD, CPC is principal and founder of Pyriscent Coaching – a coaching practice dedicated to helping physicians create more intentional, fulfilling and balanced lives. As both a board certified emergency physician and credentialed professional development coach, Dr. Bayley works with individual physicians and group practices to help them achieve better results both at work and at home.

Dr Bayley obtained his BA from Harvard (‘00), and medical degree from Vanderbilt Medical School (‘08).  He completed his emergency medicine residency at the New York Presbyterian Teaching Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell Universities, and an EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship with the Fire Department of New York.  He has worked in both academic and private practice settings as both an emergency physician and an EMS medical director. 

It is in these varied settings that he watched numerous colleagues struggle with the practice of medicine, including having experienced burnout himself.  As a result of these experiences, he subsequently trained as a professional coach, and now uses coaching to work with physicians and healthcare executives on a wide range of professional and personal development issues.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., M.S.C.I

Monday, February 19, 2018 

Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D. 

Monday, March 5, 2018 


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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

 2018 AOA Featured Speaker


Monday, April 23, 2018


Dr. Aviad Haramati

Chapman Lecture Co- Sponsored with Academy for Excellence in Education

Monday, June 11, 2018