Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series


The UCI School of Medicine Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to bring together influential leaders from healthcare and academia to share their insights, experience, and anecdotal stories with our faculty, staff, students and community members.

The program features a series of three speakers per year: one representing innovation in basic sciences; one representing advances in clinical medicine; and, one speaking on developments in clinical research.

Upcoming Lectures


Thomas R. Cech, PhD
Thomas R. Cech, PhD

Thomas R. Cech, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
Director, BioFrontiers Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Colorado Boulder

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1989)
Save the date: April 16-17, 2020
More information coming soon

Past Events


Maria T. Millan, MD

Maria T. Millan, MD

President and CEO
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

September 11, 2019: Community Lecture
September 12, 2019: Scientific Lecture
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Maria T. Millan, MD

Contact Us


Need to reach out to us for questions regarding the event? Or, are you interested in becoming a DDLS speaker? Please contact Rachel Corell for more information.

+1 949-824-2415