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And listen as some of the world’s foremost scientists introduce you to the innovative medicines and treatments headed your way from Scripps Research. Each one-hour virtual lecture is free and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.


The world’s preeminent scientists at Scripps Research package these traits with their endless curiosity on a quest to solve the challenges of modern human health.

You’re invited to join them on their journeys. In this fourth season of our popular Front Row Lecture Series, you’ll discover how scientists are mapping the secret complexity of tumors to help defeat aggressive cancers. You’ll learn how studying the machinery of brain cells may lead to new treatments for vision loss. And you’ll be intrigued by a novel strategy to prevent or even reverse the chronic inflammation that underlies diseases of the skin, intestines or joints.

Explore the full menu of this season’s lecture topics below, then mark your calendar for a scientific adventure.

  • Transforming the face of research: Enabling anyone, anywhere, to contribute to—and benefit from—biomedical research

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET

    Clinical trials are a critical part of advancing new medical innovations from the laboratory to patients. Traditional clinic-based trials, however, have several limitations. Trial participation is limited to those with access to the clinic and data gathered during those visits provides an incomplete, episodic picture of a person’s response to the intervention. Scripps Research is transforming that scenario. In this Front Row lecture, Katie Baca-Motes, MBA, and Julia Moore Vogel, MBA, PhD, will share how scientists at the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center seek to re-engineer trial participation by tapping into the power of digital technologies, such as wearable sensor devices, smartwatches and mobile apps. This site-less clinical trial model, pioneered at Scripps Research, is heralding a new era of diverse, participant-centric remote digital trials.
    Katie Baca-Motes

    Katie Baca-Motes, MBA

    Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
    Scripps Research Digital Trials Center


    Julia Moore Vogel

    Julia Moore Vogel, MBA, PhD

    Program Director, The Participant Center,
    All of Us Research Program
    Scripps Research Digital Trials Center