Landes-Merrimon Lecture and the John B. Graham Student Research Day

The lecture will be held Jan. 27. Edward J. Benz, president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Professor at Harvard Medical School, will be this year's presenter. His talk is entitled, "Mentors, Messages, and the Future of Physician Scientists." Poster and slide presentations by John B. Graham Student Research Society Inductees will follow the lecture.

When Jan 27, 2010
from 12:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where 2204 MBRB
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About the presenter
Dr. Benz became the president and chief executive officer of the Institute in 2000 and also serves as chief executive officer of Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and as a trustee of Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Care. Dr. Benz is presently the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, professor of Pediatrics, professor of Pathology, and faculty dean for Oncology at Harvard Medical School. He received a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Princeton University, a medical degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Medical School, and a master's degree (privatum) from Yale University. Immediately prior to assuming the presidency of the Institute, Dr. Benz was chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sir William Osler Professor of Medicine. Author of over 200 articles, books, chapters, reviews, and abstracts, he is a past president of both the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and is currently an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The Ralph R. Landes Lecture
Ralph R. Landes, M.D. of Danville, Virginia, was a clinical professor of Surgery and former historian of the American Urological Society. The fund named in his honor enables the school to invite a renowned investigator to teach and to interact with students of the School of Medicine and inspire them to continue their interest and participation in research.

The John B. Graham Student Research Society
The Society was established in 1987 to recognize and promote student research at the School of Medicine. Students whose abstracts are accepted for poster or slide presentations at Student Research Day are inducted. Throughout the year, student members exchange ideas and share their experiences about conducting research.   In addition, the Society serves to encourage collaboration with faculty to promote productive research opportunities for students.


Ralph R. Landes Lecture
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
2204 Medical Biomolecular Research Building

John B. Graham Student Research Day
1:45 - 5:30 p.m. - Judging of John B.Graham Student Research Projects
Medical Biomolecular Research Building

John B. Graham Student Research Day Banquet
6 p.m. - reception
6:30 - 8 p.m. banquet - John B. Graham induction ceremony and banquet
George Watts Hill Alumni Center

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