Leaders in Biomedicine

The goal of this lectureship is to provide students and members of the HMS academic community with direct exposure to a wide range of existing leaders in contemporary biomedicine by offering a public lecture series in which such individuals are invited to speak on a subject of general interest.

October 17, 2013

Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College & Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University
"Close to the Bone: Novel Genes that Remodel the Skeleton"

Bruce AlbertsDr. Glimcher is the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where she is also Professor of Medicine. In addition, she is Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University.   Previous to her current positions, she was the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she was director of the Division of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she headed the immunology program.  She also served as Senior Physician and Rheumatologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. As an immunologist, her primary research interests are elucidating the molecular pathways that regulate CD4 T helper cell development and activation, critical for both the development of protective immunity and for the pathophysiologic immune responses underlying autoimmune, infectious and malignant diseases. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is a member of the American Asthma Foundation, Health Care Ventures, and Cancer Research Institute Scientific Advisory Boards and served on the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund and HHMI Scientific Advisory Boards. She sits on the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College, the Board of Trustees of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Board of Directors of the New York Blood Foundation and is on the Corporate Board of Directors of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation and the Waters Corporation.

Dr. Glimcher speaks nationally and internationally on rheumatology, immunology, skeletal biology and translational medicine and has contributed more than 350 scholarly articles and papers to the medical literature.

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2012 – Dr. Eric S. Lander

2011 – Dr. Bruce Alberts

2010 – Dr. Harold E. Varmus

2009 – Dr. Michael S. Brown

2008 - Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn

2007 - Sir Paul Nurse


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