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Noted neuroscientist Sur set to deliver Discovery Lecture

Nov. 15, 2012—Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Nobel laureate Sharp to speak at VUMC

Nov. 8, 2012—Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 15.

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NPR’s Palca discusses state of science reporting

Nov. 1, 2012—Overly enthusiastic reporting about the promise of scientific discovery has contributed to a “backlash” against science in this country, NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., said at Vanderbilt University last week.

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NPR correspondent Palca to deliver Discovery Lecture

Oct. 18, 2012—National Public Radio Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25. His talk, entitled “News and Science: A Marriage of Convenience,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Palca earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and has been...

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Forgetting fear key to aiding trauma survivors: Lecturer

Oct. 4, 2012—If two people experience the same traumatic situation, like an armed bank robbery, for example, they will both likely have an acute fear response: increased heart rate, chills, hot flashes, nausea, abdominal stress, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, sweating and light headedness.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Sep. 27, 2012—Nationally known bioethicist R. Alta Charo, J.D., of the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, speaks about pharmaceutical development at her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.

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Discovery Lecture set to focus on mechanisms of fear

Sep. 20, 2012—Psychiatrist and fear researcher Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Charo set for season’s first Flexner Discovery Lecture

Sep. 13, 2012—R. Alto Charo, J.D., a nationally known bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Stanford’s Südhof to speak on synapse development, function

Jan. 5, 2012—Thomas Südhof, M.D., the Avram Goldstein Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will deliver the first Discovery Lecture of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 12. His talk, “Neurexins: from synapse formation to synapse function,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Südhof’s laboratory investigates how synapses — the...

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