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Scott Lecture Series

The Scott Lecture Series, co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, was created as an educational platform to appeal to the medical community of Northwestern University and beyond. 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 his lifelong interest in research and learning.

This series is open to the Northwestern University community and medical school affiliates and alumni, as well as area research and academic institutions.


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About Richard A. Scott, MD, and Anne Lesak Scott

Richard A. Scott earned his medical degree at Northwestern in 1968. His long career encompassed research, teaching, consulting and clinical medicine. He was the recipient of the Joseph A. Capps Award from the Chicago Institute of Medicine and the Hektoen Award from the Chicago Pathological Society for his research in cardiovascular disease. He was appointed vice chairman in the department of pathology at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, and chief pathologist, chief of staff and director of laboratories at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, West Virginia. He was widely published and was a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology and a member of the International Academy of Pathologists and the American Medical Association.

His wife, Anne Lesak Scott, also taught at a college level, worked in medical research and co-authored papers and laboratory textbooks. She holds master's degrees in biology and gerontological nursing and is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society and a charter member of the Gamma Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. She is a member of the board of directors of the Slovak American Charitable Association, which owns and operates a long-term care senior living residence in Zion, Illinois.

In 1999, the Scotts worked toward establishing an English-language medical library at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

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