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2008-2009 Lectures
Date/Time/Location Event Honoree Reception Lecture Topic
Thursday,
November 6, 2008

4:00 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

The 32nd Annual Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, M.D.
Director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brian Injury


N/A "Waging Hope in the Shadow of Death"
Wednesday,
November 19, 2008

4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
The John M. Lewis Memorial Lecture
supported by the Irma T. Hirschl Trust
Rodney Rothstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics & Development
Columbia University
to follow in the Donald F. Tapley Faculty Club
630 West 168th Street, Fourth Floor

"Exploring DNA Repair Pathways & Stem Cell-Like Behavior in Budding Yeast"
Monday,
November 24, 2008

4:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street
The Honorary Lousia Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture
featuring Donald L.D. Caspar, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Florida State University
and
biographer Brenda Maddox, author of
"Dark Lady of DNA"


Rosalind Franklin, Ph.D.
(1920-1958)
to follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby
"A tribute to Rosalind Franklin, Ph.D. (1920-1958): her science, her life and her legacy"
Tuesday,
November 25, 2008

12:00 noon
Davis Auditorium
(Rm. 412), Schapiro Center (CEPSR)
530 West 120th Street

2008 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture
F. Ulrich Hartl, M.D.
Director, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry
Martinsried, Germany
N/A “Chaperone-mediated protein folding: Mechanisms and significance in disease”
Tuesday,
November 25, 2008

3:00 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street
2008 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture Arthur Horwich, M.D.
Sterling Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics
Yale University School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

N/A “Chaperonin-Mediated Protein Folding”
Thursday,
January 29, 2009

4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

The David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture L.D. Britt, M.D.
Brickhouse Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
Eastern Virginia Medical School
N/A "Graduate Medical Education at the Crossroads"
Tuesday,
April 21, 2009
4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

The Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture Sankar Ghosh, Ph.D.
Silverstein and Hutt Family Professor of Microbiology
Chair, Department of Microbiology
Columbia University
to follow in Auditorium lobby "NF-κB and Regulation of the Inflammatory Response"
Tuesday,
April 28, 2009

4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
The Thomas Q. Morris Symposium on Medical Education Daniel D. Pratt, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Clinical Educator Fellowships in Medical Education
Department of Educational Studies
Faculty of Education & Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
to follow in Auditorium lobby "Variations on a Theme of Excellence in Teaching"

2007-2008 Lectures
Date/Time/Location Event Honoree Reception Lecture Topic

Thursday, October 11, 2007
4:30 -5:30 p.m.
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 401
701 West 168th Street

Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture
 
Thomas C. Südhof, M.D.
Lloyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience
Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular Genetics
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


N/A
 
"How Calcium Triggers Neurotransmitter Release"
Friday, October 12, 2007
12:00 noon
Neurological Institute Auditorium, First Floor
710 West 168th Street
Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture Thomas C. Südhof, M.D.
Lloyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience
Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular Genetics
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

N/A "Neurexins and Neuroligins: Towards a Molecular Logic of Neural Circuits"
Thursday, November 15, 2007
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 401
701 West 168th Street

The 31st Annual Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture Thomas Murray, Ph.D.
President, The Hastings Center
N/A "Changing Values, Changing Goals: New Insights into End-of-Life Care"
Monday, November 19, 2007
10:00 a.m.
Roone Arledge Cinema,
Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Joseph G. Gall, Ph.D.
Staff Member, Department of Embryology
Carnegie Institution
American Cancer Society Professor of Developmental Genetics
N/A "Chromosome Odds and Ends"
Monday, November 19, 2007
1:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street,
First Floor

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D.
Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology and Physiology
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
University of California, San Francisco
N/A "Telomeres and Telomerase in Health and Disease"
Monday, November 19, 2007
3:00 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street,
First Floor
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Carol W. Greider, Ph. D.
Daniel Nathans Professor and Director,
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Professor of Oncology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

N/A “Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction”
Monday, December 10, 2007
4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Basic Sciences Marian Carlson, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics & Development
Professor of Microbiology
To follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby "SNF1/AMP-activated Protein Kinases: Metabolic Control from Yeast to Humans"
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Clinical Sciences Donald W. Landry, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Nephrology
Director, Division of Experimental Therapeutics
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine
To follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby "Vasodilatory Shock: Bedside to Bench, and Back"
Thursday, January 31, 2008
4:30 p.m.
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 401
701 West 168th Street
The David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture Joseph G. Verbalis, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Georgetown University
N/A "Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia: the Role of Misinformation, Mismanagement and Myth in Modern Disease"

Monday, March 10, 2008
4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

The Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Sherman Fairchild Professor, The Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
To follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby "Dendritic Cells and B Cells in Immunity and Tolerance"
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
The Thomas Q. Morris Symposium on Medical Education Glenn Regehr, Ph.D.
Richard & Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research;
Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto;
Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network;
Associate Director, The Wilson Centre

To follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby
“Self-assessment, self-direction, self-regulation and other myths: Deconstructing the fallacy of the adult learner”
Thursday, April 24, 2008
4:00 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
The Cartwright Lecture Bert Sakmann, M.D.
Professor and Director Emeritus, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research
Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine, 1991

N/A "Cortical columns and decision making in the rodent brain"
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
The Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities David A. Freedberg
Pierre Matisse Professor of
the History of Art
Director, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Columbia University
To follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby "The Body in Movement: Art, Anthropology and Neuroscience"

2006-2007 Lectures
Date/Time/Location Event Honoree Reception Lecture Topic

Wed, Oct. 25, 2006
4:30 -5:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium


The 30th Annual Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture
 
Joan Didion

N/A
 
"The Gilded Boy Story and Other Amateur Views"
Tues, Nov. 21, 2006
12:00 noon
Davis Auditorium, Shapiro Hall
500 West 120th Street, Campus Level

The 2006 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lectures Roger D. Kornberg, Ph.D.
Winzer Professor in Medicine
Department of Structural Biology
Stanford School of Medicine
N/A “Chromatin Remodeling for Transcription”
Tues, Nov. 21, 2006
3:00 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor

The 2006 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lectures Roger D. Kornberg, Ph.D.
Winzer Professor in Medicine
Department of Structural Biology
Stanford School of Medicine
N/A “Mechanism and Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Transcription”
Thur, February 1, 2007
4:30 - 5:30 p.m
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
The 2006-2007 David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
N/A "The Role of Neuroimaging in the Development of Deep Brain Stimulation for Major Depression"
Thur, February 15, 2007
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street
First Floor
The Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology and Genomic Medicine
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

To follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby "Molecular Mechanism for Antibody Memory"
Wed, March 21, 2007
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street
First Floor
The Thomas Q. Morris Symposium on Medical Education Molly Cooke, M.D., FACP
William G. Irwin Endowed Chair
Director of the Academy of Medical Educators
Professor of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco
Senior Scholar,
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

To follow in Alumni Auditorium Lobby "Clinical Education for the 21st Century – Insights from the Carnegie Foundation National Study"
Tues, May 1, 2007
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 401
701 West 168th Street

Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture
Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D.
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Genome Science
Washington University School of Medicine

N/A "Dining in with a few trillion friends: Exploring the human gut microbiota and microbiome"
Wed, May 2, 2007
12:30 p.m.
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 401
701 West 168th Street

Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture
Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D.
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Genome Science
Washington University School of Medicine

Luncheon to follow, HHSC 13th Floor Conference Room "Thank goodness for gnotobiotics: Defining the operations of our very complex gut microbiota"

2005-2006 Lectures
Date/Time/Location Event Honoree Reception Lecture Topic
Fri, April 7, 2006
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Russ Berrie Conference Rooms 1 and 2
Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D.
Professor, The Salk Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology
Light lunch will be provided "Nuclear Receptors: Metabolic Engineering and the Dawn of Synthetic Physiology"
Thu, Apr 6, 2006
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D.
Professor, The Salk Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology
N/A "Nuclear Receptors: PPARs at the Crossroads of Inflammation and Metabolism"
Wed, Feb 22, 2006
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
2004-05 Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities Andrew Delbanco, Ph.D.
Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities
and Director of American Studies,
Columbia University
Reception - Alumni Auditorium Lobby "Melville, Our Contemporary"
Thu, Feb 9, 2006
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
The 2005-2006 David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D.
George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer and Harvard Faculty Dean for Academic Affairs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
N/A "The Periphery and the Brain: Critical Conversations in the Control of Energy Balance"
Mon, Nov. 21, 2005
12:00 noon
The Faculty Room, Low Memorial Library
535 West 116th Street
Horwitz Prize Lectures Dr. Ada Yonath
The Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology, Director, Then Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, Wiezmann Institute of Science

Horwitz Prize website

N/A "The Ribosome, an Ancient Biological Machine, is Targeted by Antibiotics"
Mon, Nov. 21, 2005
3:00 p.m.
New Location
HHSC Room 401
701 West 168th Street
"Ribosome Architecture, Polypeptides Formation, Protein Folding and Antibiotics Action"
Thu, Nov. 17, 2005
4:30-6:30 p.m.
New Location
NY State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
First Floor Auditorium, room 1601
Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture Max D. Cooper, M.D. Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Microbiology and Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Reception -Atrium Lobby, NYSPI, First Floor. "The Evolution of Adaptive Immunity"
Thu, Oct. 27, 2005
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
HHSC Room 401
701 West 168th Street
2004-2005
Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Clinical Sciences
David A. Brenner, M.D. Chair, Department of Medicine, Samuel Bard Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center Reception - Riverview Lounge, HHSC 4th Floor "Why the Liver Scars"
Wed, Oct. 26, 2005
4:30 -5:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
The 29th Annual Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture Kathleen M. Foley, M.D. Attending Neurologist, Pain & Palliative Care Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology, Cornell University Medical College N/A "Challenges in Advancing Palliative Care: Cure for the Rich, Care for the Poor"
Mon, Sept. 19, 2005
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
Thomas Q. Morris Symposium David M. Gaba, M.D. Associate Dean for Immersive & Simulation-based Learning, Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine Reception - Alumni Auditorium Lobby "The Route to Patient Safety through Simulation in Medical Education"
Tue, Sept. 13, 2005
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
2004-2005
Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Basic Sciences
James E. Rothman, Ph.D. Director, The Judith P. Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center, Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Biology Professor, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center Reception - Alumni Auditorium Lobby "High Throughput Cell Biology and the Columbia Genome Center"
Wed Feb 9, 2005
12:00 p.m.
Davis Auditorium
500 W. 120th Street, Campus Level
Special Lecture
The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture
Anthony J. Pawson, Ph.D. Director of Research, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute & University Professor, University of Toronto   "Modular Protein Interactions in Signal Transduction"
Wed Feb 9, 2005
3:00 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 W. 168th Street
Special Lecture
The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture
Tony Hunter, Ph.D. Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies   "Tyrosine Phosphorylation: Past, Present and Future"
Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Basic Sciences   Reception  
Tues Jan 25, 2005
Alumni Auditorium
4:30pm-6:30pm
David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture Harry Jacobs, M.D., DHC Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota   The Danger of Staphylococcal Superantigens: From Toxic Shock Syndrome to Lymphoma and Beyond
Tues Dec 7, 2004
Alumni Auditorium
4:30pm-5:30pm
Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture Dr. Michael Karin   The IkB Kinase (IKK) Complex: At the Crossroads of Inflammation and Cancer
Mon Dec 6, 2004
Alumni Auditorium
5:00pm-7:00pm
Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture Dr. Michael Karin   The IkB Kinase (IKK) Complex as a Coordinator of Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses
Tues Nov 30, 2004
Alumni Auditorium
4:30pm-6:30pm
Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture Dr. Klaus Rajewsky   Antibodies: Essential regulators of normal and malignant B cells
Wed Oct 6, 2004
Alumni Auditorium
Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture & Dinner Dr. Arthur Caplan   From Karen Quinlan to Terry Schiavo: Has Any Real Progress Been Made in the Withdrawal and Termination of Medical Treatments
Tues Sept 28, 2004
Alumni Auditorium
3:00pm-5:00pm
Thomas Q. Morris Symposium Dr. Haile T. Debas and Dr. Daniel H. Lowenstein   The Academy Movement: Restructuring of Medical Schools to Advance the Mission of Education


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