Science in Medicine Lecture Series

​​​​​​Call for Nomination​s

The School of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the 2014-2015 Science in Medicine Lecture Series!  To nominate someone for the lecture series, UW faculty should read the 2014-2015 Call for Nominations and complete the 2014-2015 Science in Medicine Nominations Form.

WWAMI affiliates should read the 2014-2015 WWAMI Call for Nominations and complete the 2014-2015 Science in Medicine WWAMI Nominations form.

Please send all complete nominations, using the appropriate form, to the Office of Research and Graduate Education, Attn: Kalli Plummer at kallip@uw.edu by the Friday, May 2nd, 2014 deadline.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Background 

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. 
  
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.

New Investigator Lectures
New Investigator Lectures recognize Assistant or early Associate Professor faculty for their outstanding research.  New Investigator lecturers are awarded a $2,500 gift to a research budget.

WWAMI Lectures
The WWAMI Lecture is given by an affiliate faculty member from one of the WWAMI region partner institutions (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). The lecture provides a valuable opportunity to hear about promising research discoveries within the greater UW School of Medicine community.

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture
The Distinguished Scientist Lecture recognizes an accomplished senior UW School of Medicine faculty member for outstanding achievements in his or her field of research.​

The Annual Lecture
The Annual Scientist lecture recognizes a prominent, internationally renowned scientist currently residing in the United States. A $2,000 honorarium is provided, and a dinner is held in their honor. Notable Annual Lecturers include Drs. Harold Varmus, Director of NIH, Francis Collins, Director of the Human Genome Project, and Nobel Laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn.​

  

Current 2013/14 Science in Medicine Lecture Series

All speakers are selected by a committee of peers made up of members of the Council on Research and Graduate Education ​(CORGE)​​.

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.​​

View recordings of the SIM Lectures

View our Cal​endar

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​October 2013


Houra Merrikh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Microbiology, University of Washington

New Investigator Lecture: "An Accident Waiting to Happen: How Replication-Transcription Conflicts Impact the Genome and Evolution of Bacteria"
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
1-2 PM | Turner Auditorium (HSB, D-209)
University of Washington

Broadcast remotely to the following locations:
  • Harborview Medical Center - NJB 1273/1274
  • UW Medicine at SLU - E Building, 130A
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute - Pearl Jam, Room 806
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - M2-B104
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage - HSB 301-B
  • WSU Spokane- Riverpoint Campus, SNRS 420

Heather C. Mefford, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington

New Investigator Lecture: "Epilepsy Genetics: A New Era of Gene Discovery"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
1-2 PM | Turner Auditorium (HSB, D-209)
University of Washington

Broadcast remotely to the following locations:
  • Harborview Medical Center - NJB 1360
  • UW Medicine at SLU - E Building, 130A
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute - Pearl Jam, Room 806
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Sze East, D1-084
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage - HSB 301-B
  • WSU Spokane- Riverpoint Campus, SNRS 420

November 2013

Joshua Akey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington

Science in Medicine Lecture: "Adventures in Recent Human Evolution Told by Massively Large Catalogs of Human Genetic Variation"
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
1-2 PM | Turner Auditorium (HSB, D-209)
University of Washington

Broadcast remotely to the following locations:
  • Harborview Medical Center - NJB 1360
  • UW Medicine at SLU - E Building, 130A
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute - Pearl Jam, Room 806
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - M2-B104
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage - HSB 303
  • WSU Spokane- Riverpoint Campus, SNRS 420

December 2013

Jonathan Himmelfarb, M.D.

Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington
Director, Kidney Research Institute
Holder of the Joseph W. Eschbach Endowed Chair in Kidney Research

Science in Medicine Lecture: Science in Medicine Lecture: “Kidney Disease and the Public Health: Problems, Progress and Prospects”
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013​​
1-2 PM | Turner Auditorium (HSB, D-209)
University of Washington

Broadcast remotely to the following locations:
  • Harborview Medical Center - NJB 1360
  • UW Medicine at SLU - E Building, 130A
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute - Pearl Jam, Room 806
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Sze East, D1-084
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage - HSB 303
  • WSU Spokane- Riverpoint Campus, SNRS 420

January 2014

Caroline Harwood, Ph.D.

Associate Vice-provost for Research
Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Professor of Microbiology

Science in Medicine Lecture: “How Do Bacteria Sense Surfaces?”
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
12-1 PM | Foege Auditorium, (Room S060, Foege-South)
University of Washington

*Please note that winter quarter lectures will not be televised to remote locations. Please join us on the UW campus by utilizing one of the convenient and free shuttles​.​
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February 2014

Russell Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D.

Boyd K. Bucey Memorial Chair, Professor, and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology
Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Biological Structure

Science in Medicine Lecture: “More Than Meets the Eye: New Retinal Photoreceptors, and the Promise of Vision Restoration”
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
12-1 PM | HSB, K-069, (Fialkow Biomedical Sciences Research Pavilion, K-wing)
University of Washington

*Please note that winter quarter lectures will not be televised to remote locations. Please join us on the UW campus by utilizing one of the convenient and free ​shuttles.​

March 2014

Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience
University of Montana
 
Science in Medicine WWAMI Lecture: “Rethinking the Role of Glutamate Transport in the Brain​”
Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014
12-1 PM | Foege Auditorium, (Room S060, Foege-South)
University of Washington

*Please note that winter quarter lectures will not be televised to remote locations. Please join us on the UW campus by utilizing one of the convenient and free ​shuttles​.

April 2014​

Fred Appelbaum, M.D.

Executive Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance​
Director, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor, Medical Oncology Division, University of Washington

Distinguished Scientist Lecture: "AML – Lessons from the Clinic"
Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014
11 AM-12 PM | Turner Auditorium (HSB, D-209)
University of Washington

Broadcast remotely to the following locations:
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - D1-080/084
  • Harborview Medical Center - NJB 1273/1274
  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute - Pearl Jam, Room 806
  • UW Medicine at SLU- Orin Smith Auditorium
  • May 2014​​

    Mitchell Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.

    Sylvan H. Eisman Professor of Medicine
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania

    Science in Medicine Annual Lecture: “Integrating Metabolism Around the Clock”
    Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    ​​ 12 -1 PM | Turner Auditorium (HSB, D-209​​)​
    ​University of Washington

    Broadcast remotely to the following locations:
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - SZE East & West​
  • Harborview Medical Center - NJB 1360
  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute - Pearl Jam, Room 806
  • UW Medicine at SLU - Orin Smith Auditorium
  • University of Alaska Anchorage - HSB 301-B
  • Washington State University Spokane - SPBS 204