College of Medicine Alumni Council's 35th John S. Latta Lecture

NEST360: How Engineers and Clinicians Can Work Together to Transform Outcomes for Small and Sick Newborns in Low-Resource Settings 

Presented by:

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D. 
Malcolm Gillis University Professor 
Director, Rice 360 Institute for Global Health 
Department of Bioengineering at Rice University 

Thursday, April 18, 2024
12 - 1 p.m.

UNMC Wigton Heritage Center Atrium

A boxed lunch will be available for the first 80 guests.

RSVP by April 11th:

About the Latta Lecture
The Latta Lecture is named after the late John S. Latta, Ph.D. Dr. Latta taught courses in embryology and histology at UNMC from 1921 until 1963. He was chairman of the department of anatomy from 1940 to 1960, when he retired. Dr. Latta remained active for three more years and then was given an appointment at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases where he continued his work until 1968. As the number of years of teaching increased and number of students multiplied, Dr. Latta became one of the most admired and respected faculty members of the College. He passed away in1989 at the age of 94. 

The John S. Latta Lectureship was established by the College of Medicine Alumni Association (now Alumni Council) in 1980 to commemorate his dedicated service to the College of Medicine. Dr. Latta’s son, Rex Latta, M.D. is a 1957 graduate from the College of Medicine and resides in Omaha.

Dial-In Information

This event is being offered in a hybrid format. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants. RSVP:

Thursday, April 18 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

UNMC Wigton Heritage Center Atrium

Event Type

Academics, Campus Life, Outreach, Research


Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Public


Alumni Relations



no cost - lunch available for the first 80 attendees

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