Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) proudly announced the establishment of the Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship in March 2018, recognizing MSM’s commitment to supporting neuroscience and to celebrate the contributions Peter and Marlene have made to advance education and scientific research at MSM.
The Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship Series is a Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) event established to:
- Recognize and celebrate the contribution of basic science, particularly neuroscience, to Morehouse School of Medicine,
- Invigorate and inspire students and junior faculty, and
- Inform the general public about advances in biomedical science and its impact on health.
The lectureship was established in 2017, thanks to initial funding gifts from Dr. Zach Hall, Former Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, his wife Julie Ann Giacobassi and Dr. Torsten Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University.
Honoring a Legacy
To honor the legacy of Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish and to ensure its continuation, Morehouse School of Medicine and its gracious donors have created an initial $200,000 endowment to support this high-profile lecture series bringing outstanding biomedical scientists to the MSM campus and surrounding community. You are invited to further support the Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship, by making a gift online by visiting giving.msm.edu.
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship lectures Wednesday March 27 – Thursday March 28, 2019. This year's lecturer is Dr. Emery Brown, Ph.D, M.D., the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and a practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
About Dr. Emery Brown
Dr. Emery Brown
Emery N. Brown is an internationally renowned anesthesiologist-statistician-neuroscientist. Dr. Brown has pioneered the use of systems neuroscience to decipher the mechanisms of anesthetic agents. His experimental research has identified maintenance of extracellular current oscillations in brain circuits as a primary mechanism through which anesthetics create the states of general anesthesia. These insights have led to new paradigms for monitoring the brain states of patient receiving general anesthesia, as well as neurophysiologically-based strategies for anesthetic drug dosing and for controlling precisely the anesthetic state. Dr. Brown is also widely recognized for his development of signal processing algorithms to characterize accurately the dynamic properties of neuroscience data.
He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, his M.A. and Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University and his M.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his residency in anesthesiology at MGH.
Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He is one of 21 people who are currently members of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Brown also served on President Obama’s NIH Brain Initiative Working Group. He has received an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the National Institute of Statistical Sciences Sacks Award and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research Award.
The Inaugural Lectures
The inaugural Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship Lectures were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Nobel Prize winner Martin Chalfie, Ph.D., co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the introduction of GFP as a biological marker. He is also a university professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. Learn more and watch the recorded lectures here.
About Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish