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The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series was founded at the College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1981 to provide a forum and formal vehicle for interdisciplinary academic exchange in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, and humanities. The lectures are designed to emphasize the cross-collaborative nature of scientific inquiry and to enrich the traditional scholarly exchange between the health sciences faculties, the other branches of Columbia University, and the metropolitan New York medical community—all while honoring the school's fundamental responsibility to maintain the highest standards of humanistic education.

Over the past thirty five years, we have been fortunate to have as speakers some of the world's leading basic scientists, clinicians, and humanistic scholars, all of whom have made significant and outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Yet, as expert as all of these speakers are in their areas of specialization, they have been able to bring their thoughts and experiences to life for those outside their traditional academic disciplines—some of whom ultimately have found new ways to advance this knowledge at the intersection of the arts and sciences.

Through the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, we look forward to continuing our tradition of bringing together students, professors, researchers and clinicians in the spirit of true intellectual curiosity and academic cooperation—sowing the seeds, perhaps, for the next great breakthrough discovery or cure in the process.



Available Videos:
Speaker: Domenico Accili, MD
Lecture Date: October 20, 2016
Lecture Title: “The New Biology of Diabetes”


2015-2016 EVENTS

Domenico Accili, MD

"The New Biology of Diabetes"

Domenico Accili, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes
Professor of Medicine
Director, Columbia Diabetes Research Center
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

Dr. Domenico Accili is professor of medicine, the Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, and director of the NIH-funded Diabetes Research Center at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He serves as an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. A graduate of the University of Rome, he joined the Columbia University faculty in 1999.

Dr. Accili's research has delved into diabetes pathogenesis, integrated physiology of insulin action, and mechanisms of pancreatic β-cell failure. He is best known for his work to elucidate mechanisms of hepatic glucose production, gut endocrine cell differentiation, and β-cell function. He has received numerous awards, including the Claude Bernard Medal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association's Lilly Award, the University of Chicago's Steiner Award, and the Endocrine Society's Astwood Award. He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. A member of several editorial boards and advisory panels for academia, government, and industry, his work is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Russell Berrie Foundation, and the JPB Foundation.

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PAST DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS IN THE CLINICAL SCIENCES

2014-15 - Megan Sykes
2013-14 - Wendy Chung
2012-13 - Siddhartha Mukherjee
2010-11 - David P. Roye
2008-09 - Angela M. Christiano
2007-08 - Donald W. Landry
2005-06 - David A. Brenner
2003-04 - Rudolph Leibel
2002-03 - Barbara Barlow
2001-02 - Anne Gershon
2000-01 - Myron L. Weisfeldt
1999-00 - Alan R. Tall
1998-99 - Donald Klein
1997-98 - Richard Mayeux
1996-97 - Herbert D. Kleber
1995-96 - Leonard Chess
1994-95 - Eric A. Rose
1993-94 - Harold C. Neu
1992-93 - Nancy S. Wexler
1991-92 - J. Thomas Bigger
1990-91 - Robert Canfield
1989-90 - I. Bernard Weinstein
1988-89 - Qais Al-Awqati
1987-88 - Lewis P. Rowland
1986-87 - L. Stanley James
1985-86 - DeWitt Goodman
1984-85 - Salvatore Di Mauro
1983-84 - Arthur Bank
1982-83 - Keith Reemtsma
1981-82 - Robert Mellins



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