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Dean's Lecture Series

The Dean’s Lecture Series links UC Davis Health System and the broader community with thought leaders on our nation’s critical health issues — with the goal of identifying new ways to improve health care and health for all. These public forums provide opportunities to better understand the ways in which science, medicine, technology and advocacy can reduce health disparities and enhance patient care, quality of life and community health.

Mark D. Smith

21st Century Health Care: Wedges, Homes and the
Future of Pedagogy
Mark D. Smith, M.D., M.B.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer, California HealthCare Foundation
October 3, 2013


Previous dean's lecture presentations can be viewed by clicking on the titles below.

Howard K. Koh

Best Practices in Public Health Leadership for a Healthier Nation
Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
October 30, 2012

Darrell G. Kirch

Transforming Health Care: The Leadership Imperative for Academic Medicine
Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.
President and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges
July 12, 2011

Carmen R. Green, M.D.

The Unequal Burden and Unheard Voices of Pain: Creating a Health-care System With Justice for All
Carmen R. Green, M.D.
Professor of anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology for the School of Medicine and professor of health management and policy for the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan Health System
November 3, 2010

Patricia Nez Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.

Toward Healthier Nations: Linking Medicine with Culture to Heal
American Indians

Patricia Nez Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice president of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health in South Dakota
September 16, 2010

M. Roy Wilson

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Historical, Institutional and
Personal Views

M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.
Ophthalmologist and chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver
December 3, 2009

Alan Leshner, Ph.D.

The Evolving Context for Science and Society: Creating Strong Dialogues and a Collaborative Approach Between Scientists and the Public
Alan Leshner, Ph.D., M.S.
Chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive publisher of the journal 'Science'
October 22, 2009