February 22, 2018

School of Medicine presents three upcoming Flexner Dean’s Lectures

The School of Medicine invites the Vanderbilt community to three upcoming lectures.

The School of Medicine invites the Vanderbilt community to three upcoming installments of the Flexner Dean’s Lecture Series:


Andy Perez and Jonathan Dallas


Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Noon, Light Hall 208

This installment of the lecture series features student lecturers Jonathan Dallas, second-year medical student, and Andy Perez, third-year medical student. Perez’s lecture is “Building Life in the Year 6000: Modern Lessons from Santiago Ramón y Cajals, Vision of the Future.” Dallas’s lecture is “Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes.”

Register to attend here.

Sam Quinones


Monday, March 5, 2018
Noon, Light Hall 208

Journalist and former Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones is author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (2015, Bloomsbury Press), the latest of his three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction.

His career as a journalist has spanned nearly 30 years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. In 2004 he returned to the U.S. to work for the LA Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories and gangs.

In 2014 he resigned from the paper to return to freelancing, working for National Geographic, Pacific Standard Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine and other publications.

Columbia Journalism School selected him in 2008 as a recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize, recognizing a career of excellence covering Latin America. He is also a 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given to print journalists.

Register to attend here.

Dr. Erling Norrby


Monday, March 12, 2018
Noon, Light Hall 208

Dr. Erling Norrby, a world authority on viruses, will present his lecture, “A Foray into Nobel Prizes: The Action Potential, Cholesterol and Maturing Molecular Biology.” For 25 years Norrby served as professor of virology and chairman of the School of Medicine of Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and during that time he became deeply involved in the selection process of the recipients of Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine. For six years he then served as permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, having overriding responsibility for the Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry and serving on the board of the Nobel Foundation. Now an emeritus professor of the Center for the History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy, he also has one of the leading functions at the Royal Swedish Court as Lord Chamberlain in Waiting.

Dr. Norrby will be signing copies of his book Nobel Prizes and Notable Discoveries immediately after his lecture. Copies will be available for purchase at $40, cash or check only.

Register to attend here.


Contact: Paige White, Office of Medical Student Affairs