College of Pharmacy

Past Ray Symposiums

Katherine Eban
Investigative Journalist
“The Hidden World Behind America’s Low-Cost Drugs”
April 30, 2020

2020 Ray Symposium Presentation


Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD
University Professor, The University of Connecticut
“Addressing the Future of Health in America: Diversity, Racism and Health Disparities”
April 18, 2019

2019 Ray Symposium Presentation


Alan I. Leshner, PhD
CEO-Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Former Executive Publisher of the journal Science
“Communicating Science Effectively”
April 19, 2018

2018 Ray Symposium Presentation

 Dana Goldman, PhD

Dana Goldman, PhD
Professor, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director for the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
“Re-Thinking Value in an Era of Health Reform”
April 20, 2017

2017 Ray Symposium Presentation

 Michael W. Kalichman, PhD

Michael W. Kalichman, PhD
Professor, Director of the UCSD Research Ethics Program
“Science, Truth and the Public Trust”
April 21, 2016

2016 Ray Symposium Presentation

 Ellen Peters, PhD

Ellen Peters, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Behavioral Decision Making Initiative, The Ohio State University
“Numeracy and Health: A Tyranny of Numbers”
April 30, 2015

2015 Ray Symposium Presentation

Eileen Crimmins, PhDEileen Crimmins, PhD
AARP Chair in Gerontology, USC Davis School of Gerontology
“Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”
April 17. 2014

2014 Ray Symposium Presentation

Patricia B. Crawford, Dr. PH, RDPatricia B. Crawford, Dr. PH, RD
Director, Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist
“Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention”
April 18. 2013

2013 Ray Symposium Presentation

Joshua S. Benner, PharmD, ScDJoshua S. Benner, PharmD, ScD
President and CEO, RxAnte, Inc. and Visiting Scholar, The Brookings Institution
“Reforming Health Care: Policy, Politics, and Patient Care”
April 12, 2012

2012 Ray Symposium Presentation

William E. Evans, PharmDWilliam E. Evans, PharmD

Director and CEO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“The Promise of Genomics – What Lies Ahead?”
April 21, 2011
2011 Ray Symposium Presentation 

Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScDMichael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD
President of The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
“Safe Medication Practices – Preventing Errors”
April 15, 2010

2010 Ray Symposium Presentation

David B. Reuben, MDDavid B. Reuben, MD
Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology (MPGMG) and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at UCLA Center for Health Sciences
“Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce”
April 9, 2009

2009 Ray Symposium Presentation

Brian Smedley, PhDBrian Smedley, PhD
Research Director and Co-founder of the Opportunity Agenda
“Eliminating Disparities”
April 17, 2008

2008 Ray Symposium Presentation

Lyle BootmanionLyle Bootman
Co-editor, 2006 National Institutes of Medicine Report –  Preventing Medication Errors
“Preventing Medication Errors”
April 19, 2007

2007 Ray Symposium Presentation