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Inauguration week panels will highlight biomedical science, free expression

May 17, 2023

Two academic panels composed of Northwestern University faculty will convene to discuss contemporary topics of importance in higher education — biomedical science and engineering and freedom of expression — in the days leading up to the inauguration of President Michael H. Schill. 

On May 30 and June 1, Provost Kathleen Hagerty will deliver introductory remarks, and livestreams will be available on the inauguration website for those who cannot attend in person.

Both events are free and open to the Northwestern community. In-person attendance is limited; register to attend in person by May 24. Information about the panels and panelists follow.


The New Frontiers of Biomedical Science and Biomedical Engineering

Tuesday, May 30, 4 p.m.
Hughes Auditorium, 303 East Superior Street, Chicago Campus

From advances in artificial intelligence to the quest for longevity and the fountain of youth, to regenerative medicine and the promise of bioelectronics, Northwestern’s scientists and clinicians are making breakthroughs that advance health care beyond the individual patient. This panel will explore these innovations and consider what the future holds for scientists working to enhance the quality of human life. Learn more about the panel on the New Frontiers of Biomedical Science and Biomedical Engineering.

Moderated by Eric G. Neilson, dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine, the panel will feature faculty panelists:

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