The annual Voyage & Discovery lecture series continues
Tuesday, Feb. 20, with a talk by cardiac surgeon Vincent
Gott at 8 p.m. in Mudd Hall Auditorium.
Begun in 1999 and held on the Homewood campus, the
lecture series is designed to inspire undergraduates who
want to pursue careers in science and medicine by
presenting the personal and professional journeys of
world-renowned physicians and researchers.
Gott's lecture is titled "The Roles of Opportunity,
Luck and Serendipity in Scientific Discovery: A Cardiac
Surgeon Looks Back and to the Future." Gott is a professor
emeritus and former chief of cardiac surgery at Johns
The series continues at 8 p.m. the following Tuesday,
Feb. 27, also in Mudd Hall Auditorium, with Thomas LaVeist,
who will speak about "An Unlikely Route to Nirvana: My
Journey to the Public's Health." LaVeist is a professor in
the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and
Management and director of the Hopkins Center for Health
Ben Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the
Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is currently the last
scheduled speaker, with his talk at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 17, in 1 Remsen. The students organizing the series
are hoping to add another speaker in the spring.
Gregory Riggins kicked off the lecture series Feb. 6
with a talk about becoming a neurosurgeon and his brain
tumor research, titled "Are We Winning the War on Cancer
— and is Joining the Battle for You?" Riggins directs
a brain tumor research laboratory and is an associate
professor of neurosurgery and oncology at Johns Hopkins.
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