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 2016-2017 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the School 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 (except the 9/17/15 talk), 315 Cedar St., from 12 to 1 p.m. Lunch is served at 12 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.


September 8, 2016

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman

Director of Admissions



October 6, 2016

Medical Education in Syria - Challenges & Prospects

Mahmoud Hariri, MD

Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Scientific Vice Dean, Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine



November 10, 2016

State of the School

Robert J. Alpern, MD

Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Ensign Professor of Medicine



December 8, 2016

Yale Medicine


Paul Taheri, MD, MBA

Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs

Chief Executive Officer, Yale Medicine



January 12, 2017

Reaffirming Medicine's Social Mission:  Domestic Health Justice, Medical Education, and Student Activism

Tehreem Rehman, YSM '18

Robert Rock, YSM '18



February 9, 2017

Humanitarianism and Humanitarian Medical Action

Unni Karunakara, MD, MPH
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Yale University

International President (2010-2013), Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)


March 2, 2017

Making Science Policy in the White House

Jo Handelsman, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Frederick Phineas Rose Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology


April 6, 2017

The Curricular Subcommittee on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice in Medicine:  A Year in Review

Marcella Nunez Smith, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center



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:203-785-2696

Carrie Flynn, Medical Student Council President

The 2015-2016 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the School 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 (except the 9/17/15 talk), 315 Cedar St., from 12 to 1 p.m. Lunch is served at 12 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.


September 17, 2015
Harkness Auditorium

The Role of Physicians and Care Providers in Advancing the Nation's Public Health

Dr. Vivek Murthy MD '03 MBA '03
Surgeon General of the United States 

Boroff-Forman Lecture

Diagnostic Radiology Grand Rounds



October 8, 2015

Tradition, Integration and Innovation: The Transformation of Medical Education at Yale

Dr. Richard Belitsky, MD

Harold W. Jockers Associate Professor of Medical Education

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Deputy Dean for Education



November 12, 2015

Live, Learn, Serve: Yale Medical Students in the Community

Representatives from Several Student Service Groups


December 3, 2015

The Past Year in Admissions


Richard Silverman

Director of Admissions



January 14, 2016

State of the School

Dr. Robert J. Alpern

Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Ensign Professor of Medicine



February 18, 2016

Innovations in Medical Education: Learning with other Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Eve R. Colson, MD, MEd
Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)


March 24, 2016

Engineering, Medical Devices and Medicine

Dr. Mark Saltzman, PhD
Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering


April 21, 2016

How Doctors Can Provide Better Care - It May Not Be What You Think

Dr. Alan H. Friedman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Director of Medical Affairs, Yale-New Haven Hospital



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 

Sunny Chung, Medical Student Council President

The 2014-2015 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 11, 2014

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman
Director of Admissions



October 9, 2014

Big Data and the Future of Health Care

Harlan Krumholz, MD
Harold H. Hines Jr Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation


December 4, 2014

HAVEN Free Clinic: Closing Gaps in Healthcare Delivery and Education


Nicole Krenitsky, YSM ‘17
Co-Executive Director, HAVEN Free Clinic
Robert Rosen, YSM ‘17
Ian McConnell, YSM ‘17


January 15, 2015

State of the School

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


February 26, 2015

CancerCare 2020 – How Do We Promote Innovation?

Thomas Lynch, MD ‘86
Director, Yale Cancer Center
Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven


March 26, 2015

Tradition, Integration and Innovation:Transforming Medical Education at Yale

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



April 23, 2015

Achieving Health Equity

Marcella Nunez Smith, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center


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 

Andi Shahu, Medical Student Council President

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