MEE Lecture Series

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign offers a series of lectures by recognized leaders in the field of medicine. This Medical Education Enrichment Series (MEE) invites clinicians, scholars, faculty, and experts to campus. During their visit, invited guests present their scholarly and clinical research in a public lecture. Most lectures are, live-streamed via YouTube and archived for subsequent viewing. During the presentation, attendees on- and off-line have the opportunity ask questions and interact with the speaker. Planned alongside the lectures are a variety of activities designed to provide students the opportunity to further engage with the lecturer. This associated programing ranges from workshops and visits to panel discussions to small group talks.

For questions regarding the MEE Lecture Series, please contact Heather Wright at (217) 300-2561 or email

View live and recorded lectures and events on our YouTube channel.

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Featured Speakers

Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D.
Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D. Director, MRI, UH Case Medical Center
Associate Professor, Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

The Career Path of One Physician Scientist in Radiology
March 8, 2016
Room 320 of the Medical Science Building or watch the live stream at
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Vikas Gulani received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UCLA. He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing his Ph.D. in Physiology under Prof. Paul C. Lauterbur, the winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology. After his MD and internship in Internal Medicine also at Illinois, he completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency and fellowship in Body MRI at the University of Michigan. During his third year of residency, he was at the University of W├╝rzburg in Germany, working as a research post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physics. He has been in the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University since 2006 and is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of MRI for the University Hospitals system in Cleveland. He also holds appointments in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Biomedical Engineering, Urology, and Epidemiology and Biostatics.

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Jamie Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Jamie Feldman M.D., Ph.D. Dept. of Family Medicine/Program in Human Sexuality
University of Minnesota

Issues in Transgender Primary Care - Transgender Health: What Physicians Need to Know
February 9, 2016

Listen to Archived Lecture

View Slide Deck (PDF)

Stuart King, M.D.
Stuart King, M.D. Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign

The Business of Medicine
January 26, 2016

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Michael Carrithers, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Carrithers, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

The Lab-Based Physician Scientist: Not Dead Yet
January 12, 2016

Watch Archived Lecture

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Robert Kaestner, Ph.D.
Robert Kaestner, Ph.D. Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and a
Professor in the Department of Economics of the University of Illinois at Chicago

The Affordable Care Act: Job Killer? Financial Protector?
December 9, 2015

Watch Archived Lecture

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Kenneth Ludmerer, M.D.
Dr. Kenneth Ludmerer, M.D. Professor, History and Biostatics
Washington University

Advancing Medical Education and Improving the Residency Experience
October 28, 2015

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Bernard Hammes, Ph.D.
Bernard Hammes, Ph.D. Director, Medical Humanities and Respecting Choices
Gundersen Health System

How Advanced Care Planning Can Improve Care
October 14, 2015

Marie Leger, M.D., Ph.D.
Marie Leger, M.D., Ph.D. Board Certified Dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology
New York University

How to Have a Creative Career in Academic Medicine
October 6, 2015

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