Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

November 2017 Richard A. Scott, MD Lecture


Richard A. Scott, MD Lecture

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 3:30 pm

Northwestern University
Baldwin Auditorium
Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL

The Center for Genetic Medicine of Northwestern University welcomes you to attend the Richard A. Scott, MD Lecture on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, featuring Christine Seidman, MD, Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Christine Seidman, MD is the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She was an undergraduate at Harvard College and received a M.D. from George Washington University School of Medicine. After clinical training in Internal Medicine at John Hopkins Hospital she received subspecialty training in cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Seidman is a faculty member of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she served as Director of the Brigham Biomedical Research Institute. She is also the founding Director of the BWH Cardiovascular Genetics Center.

Dr. Seidman’s laboratory uses genomic strategies to define causes of human cardiovascular disease, including congenital heart malformations and cardiomyopathies. By exploiting model systems to identify pathways impacted by mutations, these studies have enabled gene-based diagnostics and novel strategies to limit the deleterious consequences of human mutations. Dr. Seidman also leads multi-institution consortium that assess rare and common variants involved in cardiovascular phenotypes and that explore the clinical utility of genomic variation in early diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

The recipient of many honors, Dr. Seidman is a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and member of the Institutes of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.



The Scott Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) in Life Sciences, part of the Lectures in Life Sciences series.

The Scott Lecture Series was created as an educational platform to appeal to the medical community of Northwestern University. It is funded under the generous bequest of alum Richard A. Scott, MD. After Dr. Scott passed away, his wife and family established the lecture series in honor of Dr. Scott’s lifelong interest in research and learning.