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Virtual Medicine Grand Rounds Presents: The Second Annual Alan Jacobs Humianism in Medicine Memorial Lecture

September 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dan Cable Presenting: “The Imposter Syndrome”

Dan Cable, PhD
Dan Cable, PhD


Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s research and teaching focus on organizational culture and getting employees into commitment instead of just compliance. Dan is Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Talent Award, and The Academy of Management has twice honored Dan with “Best article” awards, and The Academy of Management Perspectives ranked Dan in the “Top 25 most influential management scholars.”

Dan’s newest book is Exceptional, published September 2020. Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do appeared in 2018, and his first book was Change to Strange.  He also has edited two books and published more than 50 articles in top scientific journals.  His most recent research was published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly.  This research recently has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, New York Times, and Business Week.

Dan’s clients include Amazon, BMW, Capital One, Deloitte, EY, Estee Lauder, Facebook, HSBC, Ikea, MetLife, NBC Universal, O2, Porsche Consulting, Prudential, PwC, Rabobank, Randstad, Roche, Sanofi, Siemens, and Twitter.

Twitter: @DanCable1


Alan Jacobs
Alan Jacobs

The Alan Jacobs Memorial Lecture

Alan Jacobs passed away in February 2016 from complications of cardiac amyloidosis. Prior to his diagnosis, Alan led a successful career in film spanning over 40 years. Beginning in the 1960s, he produced documentary films supporting the civil rights and feminist movements and critiquing the Vietnam War. Alan held executive positions at the Trans-Lux Corporation and Hallmark Entertainment Company, where he produced films for television; and board positions at both Sundance Film Festival, of which he was a founding member, and The American Film Institute. In his later years, Alan taught cinematic history and film production at California State University, Long Beach. As impactful as his professional accomplishments was Alan’s character. Those fortunate to know him enjoyed his intellect, warmth, and humor.

Alan spent his last years in North Carolina and was a patient at UNC Hospitals. Throughout his illness Alan maintained an interest in the science of his condition and a firm belief in the importance of humanism in patient care, including end-of-life care. One of Alan’s final wishes was to establish a lectureship at the UNC School of Medicine to support the kind of compassionate care that he was so fortunate to receive.

The Department of Medicine is grateful for the generous donation by Alan’s family to establish the Alan Jacobs Memorial Lecture.


September 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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