The Duke University School of Medicine hosts "Celebrating Scientific Discoveries that Advance Human Health: A Scientific Symposium in Recognition of Robert J. Lefkowitz’s 50 Years at Duke" on October 2 (from 9 am to 5:30 pm) and October 3 (from 8:30 am to noon).
All Duke faculty, staff, trainees, and students are welcome to attend. This event is also open to the public!
This two-day event will include scientific presentations from seven Nobel Laureates as well as other eminent scientists, including Executive Director of Duke Cancer Institute Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, who will moderate the opening session on Oct. 2.
Nelson Chao, MD, will co-moderate a panel on Oct. 3 on the Biology of Receptors and Stem Cells — featuring Stanford's Brian Kobilka, MD, co-recipient w/ Dr. Lefkowitz of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Harvard’s Stuart Orkin, MD, and Stanford’s Irving Weissman, MD.
The event also includes a special leadership session — led by Sim Sitkin, PhD — with Coach K, Mary E. Klotman, MD (executive vice president for Health Affairs and dean, Duke University School of Medicine), Vincent Price, PhD, MA (president of Duke University), and Robert Lefkowitz, MD.