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The annual DDLS program includes three events, each with unique speakers: an extraordinary person from the basic sciences, an influential leader from the clinical arena and an exemplary individual from the area of clinical trials.

The event consists of a scientific presentation and a separate community event, which draws more than 200 guests.

Colorful Helix with text Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Past Lectures


Ardem Patapoutian

Oct 17, 2023


Nobel Laureate Ardem Patapoutian, PhD

Professor and Presidential Endowed Chair in Neurobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Scripps Research

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Headshot of Bohdan Pomahac

May 10, 2023


Bohdan Pomahac, MD

Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Yale New Haven Health

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Headshot of Richard Barohn.

Mar 06, 2023


Richard J. Barohn, MD

Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean, University of Missouri School of Medicine

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Headshot of Thomas R. Cech.

Oct 20, 2022


Nobel Laureate Thomas R. Cech, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder | Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Headshot of Robert J. Leftowitz

Nov 12, 2021


Nobel Laureate Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD

James B. Duke Professor of Medicine & Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry Duke University School of Medicine

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Headshot of Maria Millan

Sep 11, 2019


Maria T. Millan, MD

President and CEO California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

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