Past Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the Sterling Hall of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included university President Richard C. Levin, former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D.

Please browse the topics of past Perspectives on Medicine Series' below.

The 2013–2014 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the Sterling Hall of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D. Topics range from the impact of the 80-hour work week for residents to the status of women in medicine to race-based disparities in health care.

Meetings are open to the Yale and medical center community and are held in Hope 110, 315 Cedar St., from 1 to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.


September 19, 2013

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman
Director of Admissions



October 17, 2013

Implementing the Vision of the Strategic Plan: The Teaching and Learning Center and the New Curriculum

Richard Belitsky, MD
Deputy Dean for Education
Harold W. Jockers Associate Professor of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Psychiatry


November 14, 2013

“A Role of the Arts at the Patient’s Bedside” (please note topic change)

Thomas P. Duffy, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Program on Humanities in Medicine


January 16, 2014

Evolutionary Perspectives on Health, Disease & Medicine

Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology 
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


February 20, 2014

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine - How to Build a Medical School

Bruce Koeppen, MD 
Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
Vice President for Health Affairs, Quinnipiac University 


March 27, 2014

Public Policy Approaches to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Marlene Schwartz, PhD ‘96 
Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity 



April 17, 2014

State of the School

Robert J. Alpern, MD
Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Ensign Professor of Medicine


Contacts

Laura R. Ment, M.D., Chair, Medical Student Council Speaker Series
Tel:203-785-5708

Barbara Watts, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series
Tel:203-785-3455 

Jacob Siegel, Medical Student Council President

The 2012–2013 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the Sterling Hall of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included university President Richard C. Levin, former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D. Topics range from the impact of the 80-hour work week for residents to the status of women in medicine to race-based disparities in health care.

Meetings are open to the Yale and medical center community and are held in Hope 110, 315 Cedar St., from 1 to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.


September 20, 2012

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman
Director of Admissions


October 18, 2012

Healthcare and Public Policy

Patricia Dillon, MA, MPH
State Representative--District 92 (New Haven) Assistant Majority Whip


November 15, 2012

HAVEN Free Clinic: Progress in Clinical Quality and Interdisciplinary Student Collaboration

Neel Butala, YSM/SOM ‘14 Jones-HAVEN Fellow Executive Director, HAVEN Free Clinic
Kelly Foss, YSPH ‘13 Executive Director, HAVEN Free Clinic
Janine Sun, YSN ‘13 Executive Director, HAVEN Free Clinic


January 17, 2013

State of the School

Robert J. Alpern, MD
Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Ensign Professor of Medicine


February 28, 2013

Treating Lung Cancer 2013 – The Rise of Molecular Medicine

Thomas J. Lynch, Jr, MD
Director, Yale Cancer Center Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Richard and Jonathan Sackler Professor of Internal Medicine


March 21, 2013

Cancer Survivorship: The Challenges of Care After Treatment

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH
Founder and Director, Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer
Director, Adult Survivorship Program and Lance Armstrong Foundation Clinic
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


April 18, 2013

An Update on Medical Education at Yale

Richard Belitsky, MD
Deputy Dean for Education
Harold W. Jockers Associate Professor of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contacts

Laura R. Ment, M.D., Chair, Medical Student Council Speaker Series
Tel:203-785-5708

Barbara Watts, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series
Tel:203-785-3455 

Joel Winer, Medical Student Council President

The 2010–2011 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the Sterling Hall of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included university President Richard C. Levin, former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D. Topics range from the impact of the 80-hour work week for residents to the status of women in medicine to race-based disparities in health care.

Meetings are open to the Yale and medical center community and are held in Hope 110, 315 Cedar St., from 1 to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.

September 23, 2010

The Past 200 Years in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman
Director of Admissions

October 21, 2010

The Future of Medical Education at Yale: Building on Excellence and Defining New Priorities

Richard Belitsky, M.D.
Deputy Dean for Education
Harold W. Jockers Associate Professor of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

December 2, 2010

Assisted Reproduction: Emerging Techniques Challenge Conventional Ethics

Mark V. Sauer, M.D.
Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology  
Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan
Professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

January 20, 2011

YNHH Performance in 2010 and Future Plans and Priorities

Marna P. Borgstrom
President & Chief Executive Officer
Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale New Haven Health System

March 24, 2011

The State of the School

Robert J. Alpern, M.D.
Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Ensign Professor of Medicine

April 14, 2011

The History of the Department of Pediatrics on its 89th Anniversary

Howard A. Pearson, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Yale School of Medicine

April 21, 2011

Health Reform: How it May Impact the Future of Medicine

Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

Contacts

Laura R. Ment, M.D., Chair, Medical Student Council Speaker Series: 785-5708
Claire M. Bessinger, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series: 785-5954
Chris Sauer, Medical Student Council President

2009-2010 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the Sterling Hall of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included university President Richard C. Levin, former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D. Topics range from the impact of the 80-hour work week for residents to the status of women in medicine to race-based disparities in health care.

Meetings are open to the Yale and medical center community and are held in Hope 110, 315 Cedar St., from 1 to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.

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September 24, 2009

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman
Director of Admissions

October 15, 2009

Cancer Research and Treatment at Yale 2012

Thomas J. Lynch, Jr, M.D.
Director of Yale Cancer Center

November 12, 2009

Strategic Planning for Education: Initial Recommendations and Plan for Feedback

Richard Belitsky, M.D.
Deputy Dean for Education
Harold W. Jockers Associate
Professor of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

January 21, 2010

Medical Progress: How Much Can We Afford?

Daniel Callahan, Ph.D.
President Emeritus of The Hastings Center
Co-Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy

February 25, 2010

"Planning for Our Future: Addressing the Needs of the Seriously Ill"

R. Sean Morrison, M.D.
Director, National Palliative Care Research Center
Herman Merkin Professor of Palliative Care
Vice-Chair for Research, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

March 25, 2010

The State of the School

Robert J. Alpern, M.D.
Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Ensign Professor of Medicine

April 22, 2010

Stem Cell Research: Progress and Clinical Promise

Haifan Lin, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and Genetics
Director of Yale Stem Cell Center

Contacts

Laura R. Ment, M.D., Chair, Medical Student Council Speaker Series: 785-5708

Claire M. Bessinger, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series: 785-5954

Josh Leinwand, Medical Student Council President