The John and Valerie Rowe Scholars Visiting Lecture

The John and Valerie Rowe Scholars Visiting Lecture Series is designed to bring distinguished health professionals, scholars, and researchers to the Storrs campus annually to speak about critical topics in health care. Speakers are chosen based on student input. The lecture series is funded through an endowment to the University of Connecticut by the Rowe Family Foundation and is part of the John and Valerie Rowe Health Professions Scholars Program.

2018 John and Valerie Rowe Scholars Visiting Lecture

Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, Joseph H. Flom Fellow on Global Health and Human Rights at Harvard Law School, Adjunct Lecturer on Health Policy and Management, and Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute for Science and Intellectual Freedom

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Student Union Theatre


Past Rowe Scholars Visiting Lecturers

2017 Eric Feigl-Ding, PhD (“Pursuing Diverse Health Careers to Change the World: Why Dropping out of Medical School was the Best Decision of My Life”)
2016 Renee Manworren, PhD, APRN, FAAN, BSN (“Personalizing Pain Management”)
2015 Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. (“Regenerative Engineering: The Theory and Practice of a Next Generation Field”)
2014 Michal Assaf, M.D. (‘Functional MRI – How Emerging Technology is Transforming Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders’)
2013 Gregory Tsongalis, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., C.C. (‘The Digital Human: How Genomics is Impacting You’)
2012 Vlad Coric, M.D. (‘New Clues to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease’)
2011 Steven Strongwater, M.D. (‘Health Care Reform and the Future of Medical Education’)
2010 Robert Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. (‘Autism: Myth, Legend, and Science’)
2009 Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. (‘Remembering the Past While Creating the Future’)
2008 Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D. (‘The Answer to Cancer…’)
2007 Wendy Everett, Sc.D. (‘Partnering with Patients in the 21st Century’)
2006 Joseph Civetta, M.D. (‘Beyond Technology: The Principles of Medicine’)


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