2012 Series Presentation Archive

The 2012 NSM Distinguished Lecture Series, "Science Impacting Health and Society," included five presentations that addressed breakthroughs in science and technology that are altering the prevention and diagnosis of disease, treatment modalities, and delivery of medical care.

2012 Speakers

April 25 (Wednesday)
“Toward a New Generation of Therapies for Diabetes, Obesity and Muscular Disease”
Bruce M. Spiegelman, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
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May 15 (Tuesday)
“Heart Making and Heart Breaking: New Strategies for Heart Repair”
Eric N. Olson, Ph.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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September 25 (Tuesday)
“Hormones in Health and Disease”
Jan-Åke Gustafsson, M.D., Ph.D., University of Houston
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October 23 (Tuesday)
“Improving Prediction of Heart Attack Risk”
Ioannis Kakadiaris, Ph.D., University of Houston
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November 27 (Tuesday)
“Regenerating Damaged Heart Muscle: Using Stem Cells and Systems Biology to Discover Drug Targets”
Mark Mercola, Ph.D., Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
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