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Corcoran Lecture


         Each autumn, the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville sponsors a lecture series and luncheon featuring a nationally prominent medical speaker whose expertise in an area of medical specialty and/or biomedical research is internationally recognized. The annual Patrick J.V. and Margaret B. Corcoran Lecture is an endowed lectureship honoring the memory of the founding director of the southwestern regional campus, the IU School of Medicine-Evansville. Patrick J.V. Corcoran, M.D., was a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and assistant dean from 1971 to 1983. His wife, Margaret B. Corcoran, was a nurse and anesthetist. The lecture and luncheon are open to friends, members of the medical/health care community, biomedical and nutritional professionals, medical students and Bachelor/Medical Degree undergraduate students at the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, the host campus for IUSM-Evansville. The guest speaker usually also presents an afternoon session for students and an evening lecture open to the public, both on the USI campus.

          Dr. and Mrs. Corcoran’s four daughters represent their late parents at the October lecture and include Monica Corcoran, Sheila Corcoran, Ellen Corcoran Hegeman, all of Evansville, and Val Corcoran Wenzler, M.D., of Zionsville. The Patrick J.V. Corcoran Scholarship also supports medical student education at the Evansville Center of IUSM. Past Corcoran Lecture speakers include the following:

2013 Eva Mozes Kor
Nationally renowned speaker, Holocaust survivor, and author of Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, "Triumph of the Human Spirit, from Auschwitz to Forgiveness"

2012 Daniel J. Beckman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Surgical Director of Cardiovascular Critical Care,  IU Health Methodist Hospital.

2011 Gerald M. Reaven, M.D.
Endocrinologist and Active Professor Emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine. "The role of insulin resistance and its consequences in human disease, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardio-vascular disease"

2010 Mary Snow Wolff, Ph.D.
Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Oncological Services, Director of the Division of Environmental Health Science.  "Are Environmental Exposures Related to Breast Cancer"

2009 Randy Jirtle, Ph.D.
Director of the Laboratory of Epigenetics and Imprinting Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke University and Medical Center, 2008 Recipient of the first Epigenetic Medicine Award. "Epigenetics: The Ghosts in Your Genes"

2008 Lawrence Einhorn, M.D.
 The Lance Armstrong Professor of Medicine at Indiana University as well as the "Lance Armstrong Foundation Chair in Oncology. Lance Armstrong and the Tour de Cancer." Dr. Lawrence Einhorn has paved the way for cancer treatment in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Einhorn led the medical team treating testicular cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong, and is credited with increasing the testicular cancer survival rate from 10 percent to 95 percent through an innovative drug combination. Dr. Einhorn is a leading researcher, clinician and educator, teaching students important lessons in empathy for their patients.

2007 Kevin P. White, Ph.D.
A professor at the University of Chicago, "Systems Biology and Cancer Biomarker Development"

2006 George Q. Daley, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, "Stem Cells: Biology to Ethics"

2005 David M. Eisenberg, M.D.
Director, Osher Institute, Division of Research and Education I Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, "Complementary and Integrative Medicine in the USA: Current Trends and Future Opportunities"

2004 Virginia Stallings, M.D.
Director, Nutrition Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, “Nutrition and Pediatric Diseases"

2003 David A. Flockhart, M.D.
Ph.D., Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine

2002 Jeffrey D. Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2001 Allen D. Roses, M.D.
Vice President, Genetics Research, GlaxoSmithKline

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