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Glimcher to deliver Vanderbilt Prize Lecture

Apr. 24, 2014, 9:11 AM

Laurie Glimcher, M.D., recipient of the 2013 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Lecture on Thursday, May 1.

Laurie Glimcher, M.D.

Her lecture, also part of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, is entitled “ER Stress Sensors in Disease.” The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall and is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.

Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, is internationally known for her contributions to understanding T helper cell development and its relevance to autoimmune, allergic and infectious diseases as well as cancer.

She and her colleagues recently reported in Nature on the role of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response in triple-negative breast cancer.

A member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, Glimcher also is Provost for Medical Affairs at Cornell University, and she is widely recognized for her mentorship of women in science.

The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, established in 2006, honors women who have made significant advances in the biological and biomedical sciences and who have contributed positively to the mentorship of other women in science.

Vanderbilt Prize winners receive a $25,000 award and serve as mentors to women who are pursuing graduate studies in the biomedical sciences at the School of Medicine. This year’s Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar will be announced during the Discovery Lecture.

For more information about the Vanderbilt Prize, go to and click on “Vanderbilt Prize.”

For a complete schedule of the Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, visit

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