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Carol Scott-Conner Lectureship

Carol Scott-Conner, BS, MD, PhD, MBAThe Scott-Conner Lectureship was established in 2011 to honor Dr. Carol Scott-Conner, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and emeritus Chair of the Department. Dr. Carol Scott-Conner received her BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MD from New York University College of Medicine. She completed her surgical residency at New York University College of Medicine, and went on to obtain a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from the Else School of Management at Millsaps College in 1995. Dr. Scott-Conner was only the second female head of a Department of Surgery in the nation when she came to Iowa in 1995. Among her many accomplishments during the nine years that she led the department was helping UI Hospitals and Clinics earn certification as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest level offered by the American College of Surgeons. The designation has helped transform trauma care at the hospital and surrounding region. She is the author of ten books and has published numerous papers and book chapters, has lectured widely, and served on countless committees institutionally, regionally, and nationally, including currently serving on NASA's Committee on Aerospace Medicine and the Medicine of Extreme Environments. Of equal if not greater importance, a very long line of Iowa surgery residents received, and continue to receive, superb training under Dr. Scott-Conner's tutelage.

The lectureship honors Dr. Scott-Conner's extraordinary career and ensures that her specialized knowledge and skills will be passed on to future generations of University of Iowa surgeons by way of an annual lecture by a prominent surgeon.

Inaugural Lecture, September 27, 2011:
Murray F. Brennan, MD
Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Lessons learned in Surgical Oncology"

John E. Niederhuber, MD
“The Importance of the Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer Progression”

Jeffrey A. Drebin, MD, PhD
“Targeted Therapy of Cancer:  a paradigm for translational research”

Douglas B. Evans, MD
"Novel Treatment Sequencing for Localized Pancreatic Cancer"

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
"Changing the Surgical Education Paradigm for the 21st Century"

Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD
"Winning at Tetris"

Steven Stain, MD
"Duty Hours, Professionalism and the Clinical Learning Environment"

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
"Evidence-based Surgical Management of Rectal Cancer"

Julie Freischlag, MD
"Clinical and Personal  Comparative Effectiveness"

Mary Hawn, MD, FACS
"Big Data, Promises and Pitfalls"

Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD, FACS
"Fortifying Surgeon-Scientist Careers: A Necessary Investment in Academic Surgery"

John A. Olson