2019 Dean's Lecture Series
Discover innovative solutions to the biggest health challenges facing our nation and the world.
This year, to commemorate 50 years since the Apollo moon landing, the ANU College of Health & Medicine Dean’s Lecture Series is titled Medical Moonshots, and focuses on innovative solutions to the biggest health challenges facing our nation and the world.
Just as ‘putting a person on the moon by the end of the decade’ was an audacious goal at the start of the 1960s, the challenges addressed in this year’s Dean’s Lecture Series are hugely significant, but they are also complex, uncertain, risky, and may even depend on technologies that aren’t yet developed.
Presented by Professor Russell Gruen, Dean ANU College of Health & Medicine, each free public lecture will be hosted at Kambri at ANU and will include a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm with the presentation.
Dr Patrick Osewe, Asian Development Bank.
Jessica Halem MBA, Harvard Medical School
Professor Si Ming Man will discuss his research on the importance of the immune system in recognising microbes and the role of inflammation.
Professor Jason Mattingley discusses the ways psychologists are demystifying the mechanisms of the brain that generate our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Join us for a discussion about what we do and don’t know about the limits to our lives, and what we might do with that knowledge, if we had it.
Professor Sharon Friel will discuss the health challenges of global warming.