December 8, 2011

Photo: Family affair

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(photo by Anne Rayner)

Speaker Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D., center, talks with Annette Eskind and her sons, Jeffrey Eskind, M.D., left, and Steven Eskind, M.D., right, before last week’s Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science. The annual event honors the late physician, philanthropist and graduate of Vanderbilt and VUSM.

Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, described studies that could lead to promising new therapeutics for metabolic diseases including diabetes.