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Lecture Series

At UTHealth, learning goes beyond classrooms and laboratories.

The health issues facing our communities are diverse and complex. From heart disease to COVID-19, solving challenging health problems requires a workforce striving toward constant innovation and collaboration with experts around the world. At UTHealth, lecture series serve as a convening agent that connect our faculty and students with leading health professionals to inspire new discoveries.

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By bringing global health experts to UTHealth, our lectures expose students and faculty to new ideas, new perspectives, and new research opportunities. They allow our trainees to expand their knowledge and network with the brightest scientific minds to tackle the health issues that matter most.

Lectures also provide opportunities for our community—from our first-year students to tenured faculty and sometimes the public—to learn and engage in thought-provoking discussions that can lead to major scientific breakthroughs. By highlighting important topics across the health continuum, our lectures ensure our trainees can grow into the researchers and physicians who will drive the future of health care.

Your support of Many Faces. One Mission. helps bring leading physicians and scientists who are at the frontiers of health sciences to UTHealth to give lectures and engage our community in emerging health issues.

The future of our communities relies on health professionals trained to provide care, promote public health, and search for new cures. With the support of community partners like you, our lecture series will ensure our graduates can become the health leaders of tomorrow.

  • Preventive Cardiology Forum 

    Our annual Preventive Cardiology Forum has connected physicians, researchers, students, and the community to fight heart disease for more than 30 years. Highlighting new advances in heart health each year, this forum is a generator for new collaborations and partnerships across cardiovascular care. In addition to featuring international leaders in cardiology, the forum provides a venue for students and emerging experts to present their research and gain vital feedback to continue advancing cardiovascular research and care.

    Read more about our Preventative Cardiology Forum.

  • Innovations

    Our lecture series focus on cutting-edge research to promote discovery across the health professions. The John P. McGovern Lectureship in Biomedical Computing and Imaging helps foster the exchange of ideas to promote a deeper understanding of the information issues that drive innovation in health care and biomedical research. Similarly, the Harry E. Bovay Lecture Series in Molecular Medicine helps bridge the gap between the laboratory bench and the patient bedside by featuring top scientists investigating the molecular causes of disease.

  • Pressing Challenges

    Our lectures engage our community in pressing challenges for both patients and practitioners. The Women in Leadership Series invites speakers to share their stories to encourage and inspire women across health care in their pursuit of leadership roles. Additionally, the Cheves M. Smythe, MD, Endowed Lecture Series in Education and Geriatric Medicine features experts in aging and disease to highlight the health issues facing growing populations of older adults across the nation.