Introducing The Distinguished Seminar Series

The Institute for Population and Precision Health Distinguished Seminar Series is a forum for top leaders in the field of precision health to share their vision and work with researchers, public health practitioners, and academic trainees at UChicago and from the wider community. Seminars explore the impact of genomics, the microbiome, the environment, technology, and society on population and precision health research and policy with an emphasis on diversity and equity in a setting that fosters conversation and collaboration across disciplines, institutions, and geography.


Professor Andrew Hopkins

Founder and CEO of Exscientia
Fellow of the Royal Society
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Honorary Chair at the University of Dundee

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, 12-1pm CST/ 6-7pm UK
Seminar Title: “Redefining Medicine Through Patient-first AI”

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Dr. Vivian Lee MD, PhD, MBA

President of Health Platform at Verily Life Sciences
Former Dean, SVP and CEO at University of Utah Medicine
Sr. Lecturer at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital
Sr. Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, 4-5pm CST
Seminar Title: “The Long Fix: Lessons for Population Health from the Front Lines of Tech”

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Ralph Snyderman, MD

Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University
Dean Emeritus, Duke School of Medicine
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Executive Director, Duke Center for Personalized Health Care
Duke University
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 29th, 2023, 4-5 PM CST
Seminar Title: “Personalized, Precision Medicine: From Theory to Practice”

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Lloyd B. Minor, MD

Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the School of Medicine
Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology
Stanford University
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023, 4-5pm CST
Seminar Title: “Precision Health for All: Overcoming Barriers to Equity”

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