Science in Medicine Lecture Series

The Science in Medicine Lecture Series was officially established in 1976 as a means of recognizing and honoring notable School of Medicine faculty research achievements and providing an opportunity for researchers to be apprised of findings outside of their immediate field. See a complete list of previous Science in Medicine speakers. The series has evolved since its inception and now consists of five lecture categories: Science in Medicine Lectures, New Investigator Lectures, the WWAMI Lecture, the Distinguished Scientist Lecture and the Annual Lecture. The speakers are nominated by members of the UW scientific community and final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education.

New Investigator Lectures

The New Investigator Lectures, initiated in 1988, provide an important forum for the UW School of Medicine to learn about exceptional junior faculty members' current scientific research.

Science in Medicine Lectures

Science in Medicine Lecturers are accomplished faculty selected in recognition of their research as well as for a recent exciting discovery.

WWAMI Lecture

Established in 1985, the WWAMI Lecture is given by an affiliate faculty member from one of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) sites. The WWAMI Lecture provides a valuable opportunity for interaction between the invited speaker and colleagues at the UW School of Medicine.

Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Inaugurated in 1993, the Distinguished Scientist Lecture recognizes an accomplished UW senior scientist for outstanding achievements in his or her field of research.

Annual Lecture

The first Annual Lecture was presented in 1973 and later became incorporated into the official Science in Medicine Series. The Annual Lecture recognizes a prominent, nationally recognized scientist whose research has had a profound impact on his or her field.

2016/17 Science in Medicine Lecture Series

On behalf of the School of Medicine and the Council on Research and Graduate Education, we congratulate the presenting 2016/17 Science in Medicine Lecturers!

For questions regarding the Science in Medicine Lecture Series, please contact the Office of Research and Graduate Education at 206.221.5807 or email somevent@uw.edu.​

 

​October 6, 2016

Justin Kollman

​Justin Kollman, Ph.D.

UW Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry

Lecture Title: "The Structure and Function of Metabolic Enzyme Filaments"

Date/Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 1-2 PM
Location: Foege Auditorium | GNOM S-060
University of Washington

​October 26, 2016

Ellen McGough

Ellen McGough, PT, Ph.D.

UW Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Lecture Title: "Promoting Brain Health in Older Adults"

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 1-2 PM
Location: Turner Auditorium | HSB D-209
University of Washington

​November 17, 2016

Shao-En Ong

Shao-En Ong, Ph.D.

UW Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Lecture Title: "Kinome Analyses in Cancer"

Date/Time: Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 12-1 PM
Location: Foege Auditorium | GNOM S-060 ​
University of Washington

 

November 30, 2016

Patrick Stayton

Patrick Stayton, Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Bioengineering; Director, Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute

Lecture Title: TBA

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 1-2 PM
Location: Turner Auditorium | HSB D-209
University of Washington

​January 26, 2016

Valerie Daggett

Valerie Daggett,Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Bioengineering       

Lecture Title: TBA

Date/Time: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Location: TBD
University of Washington

February 15, 2017

Hans-Peter Kiem

Hans-Peter Kiem, Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Genome Sciences       

Lecture Title: TBA

Date/Time: Thursday, February 15, 2017
Location: TBA
University of Washington

 

​WWAMI Lecture
March 1, 2017

Craig McGowan

Craig McGowan, Ph.D.

 Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences       
University of Idaho
Lecture Title: TBA

Date/Time: March 1, 2016        
Location: TBA
University of Washington

​Distinguished Scientist Lecture
April 26, 2017

Benjamin Cravatt

Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.

UW Professor
Department of Medicine (Medical Genetics), Department of Genome Sciences
Lecture Title: TBA

Date/Time: April 26, 2017
Location: TBA
University of Washington

Annual Lecture
May 2017

Helen Lu

Helen Lu, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering; Chair, Graduate Studies, Columbia University
Lecture Title: TBA

Date/Time: May 2017
Location: TBA
University of Washington