Lectureships and Visiting Professorships

Several established lectureships enable the School to bring to the Medical Center each year distinguished guests who contribute significantly to the richness of student life.

Ben T. Abelson Memorial Lectureship in Pediatrics. Established by Mrs. Ben T. (Ann) Abelson, the first lecture was held on January 8, 1988.

Dr. Adolfo & Fanny Rizzo Endowed Lectureship.  Established in 2015 by Dr. Adolfo and Fanny Rizzo to support child psychiatry.

Harry Alexander Visiting Professorship Endowment Fund. Established in 1964 by former house staff and friends of Dr. Harry Alexander to provide an annual visiting professor in the Department of Medicine.

Michael Beardslee Memorial Lectureship. Established in 2015 by friends and colleagues to honor Dr. Michael Beardslee and recognize his extraordinary impact on cardiology.

Dr. David C. Beebe Lectureship Endowment Fund. Established in 2015 by colleagues, students, and friends in memory of Dr. David Beebe, who held the Janet and Bernard Becker Professorship in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Daniel R. Biello Memorial Lectureship.
Established in 1986 by friends, students and colleagues of Dr. Daniel R. Biello to provide an annual lectureship devoted to advances in radiology and nuclear medicine.

George H. and Ethel Ronzoni Bishop Fund and Lectureship. Supported by funds made available by friends interested in the advancement of neurology.

Bohigian Lectureship in Ophthalmic History and Visual Sciences. Established in 2010 by Dr. and Mrs. George Bohigian to focus on the history of ophthalmology and visual science.

Dr. John P. Boineau Memorial Lectureship. Established to honor one of the giants in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. John P. Boineau, who died in 2011. The lectureship was created to bring to Washington University internationally recognized speakers whose careers have been focused on either surgical or medical therapies related to the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

Dr. William “Grif” Bowen Endowed Lectureship. Established in 2014 through gifts from colleagues and friends to honor Dr. Bowen, a distinguished primary care physician and a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Estelle Brodman Lectureship Fund. Established in 1981 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Brodman in honor of her distinguished contributions to the School of Medicine.

The James Barrett Brown Visiting Professorship. Created in 1969 by patients, friends, colleagues and former students to honor Dr. Brown.

Thomas Burford Lectureship. Founded in 1971 by friends of Dr. Burford.

H. Marvin Camel Annual Lecture in Gynecologic Oncology. Established in 1999 by family, friends and colleagues to honor Dr. H. Marvin Camel’s retirement.

Glover H. Copher Research Fund. Founded in 1971 with endowment provided by Dr. Copher and friends.

Carl and Gerty Cori Visiting Professorship. Established in 1985 in honor of Nobel Laureates Carl and Gerty Cori by the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, colleagues, faculty and former students.

Dr. William S. Coxe Memorial Lectureship Fund. Established by colleagues and friends in memory of Dr. William S. Coxe, a highly-esteemed Washington University neurosurgeon who died in 2012. The lectureship was created to bring to the School of Medicine internationally recognized speakers whose careers have been focused on neurological surgery.

Philip E. Cryer, MD Lectureship. Established in 2015 by colleagues, students, and friends to honor the career of Dr. Philip Cryer, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and the second Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in Medicine.

Philip R. Dodge, MD Visiting Lectureship. Established in 1987 by friends and colleagues to provide an annual lectureship in the Department of Pediatrics.

The Professor and Dean Jay M. Enoch and Rebekah Enoch Endowed Lecture on Vision Science in Ophthalmology. Established in 2005 in gratitude to Dr. Bernard Becker. The lecture is meant to keep faculty abreast of new and emerging developments in Ophthalmology.

Joseph Erlanger Lectureship. Established in 1989 by the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology to honor Dr. Erlanger.

I. Jerome Flance Endowed Visiting Professorship. Established in 1977 by former students and friends of Dr. Flance to provide annually a visiting professor in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases.

Julia Hudson Freund Oncology Lecture. Established in 1982 by S.E. Freund in memory of his wife to provide a visiting lectureship in clinical oncology in the Division of Oncology. This was endowed in 2002 by the Harry and Flora D. Freund Memorial Foundation.

Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Lecture on Aging. Established in 2001 to honor the Friedmans for their instrumental role in helping to create the Center for Aging and for their ongoing leadership and support.

Edwin F. Gildea, Jr. Endowed Lectureship Fund. Established in 1978 by friends, colleagues and former students of Dr. Gildea.

Joseph J. Gitt Visiting Professorship. Established in 1971 by his family and friends to honor Dr. Gitt.

Sidney Goldring Lectures. Established in 1992 upon the death of Dr. Sidney Goldring, who was the founder of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology.

Graham Colloquium. A gift from Mr. and Mrs. Evarts Graham, Jr., in 1963 to encourage opportunities for students to expand their views on social, philosophical, artistic and political topics.

Evarts A. Graham Lectureship. Established in 1985 by the Washington University Alumni of the Phi Beta Pi medical fraternity to honor the memory of Dr. Evarts A. Graham.

Samuel B. Guze Lectureship. Established in 1990 by friends and colleagues to honor Dr. Guze.

Carl Gayler Harford Lectureship. Established in 1977 by the family of one of Dr. Harford’s patients in gratitude for his contributions to teaching clinical medicine and virology.

Alexis F. Hartmann, Sr. Lectureship Fund. Established in 1960 by friends interested in pediatrics to provide an annual lecture in Dr. Hartmann’s honor.

Alex H. Kaplan Visiting Professorship/Lectureship. Established in 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Alex H. Kaplan to support a visiting psychoanalyst.

Michael M. and Irene E. Karl Lectureship in General Internal Medicine. Created in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Kopolow to provide an annual lectureship in honor of Drs. Michael and Irene Karl.

The Michael A. Kass, MD Endowed Lectureship Fund.
Established in 2005 by the Horncrest Foundation, in honor of Dr. Michael A. Kass, HS73 and head of the Department of Ophthalmology.

Jack and Barry Kayes Lectureship in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Established in 2001 by Dr. Jack and Mrs. Barry Kayes to endow a lectureship in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

The Charles Kilo, MD Lectureship. Established in 1998 by Mrs. Ola H. Blodgett to pay tribute to the expert and compassionate care provided by Dr. Charles Kilo.

David M. Kipnis Lectureship. Established in 1998 to provide an annual lecture in honor of Dr. Kipnis.

Rosalind Kornfeld Endowed Memorial Lectureship. Established in memory of Dr. Rosalind Kornfeld, a faculty member for 35 years, who died in 2007. She was very involved in promoting the careers of women faculty and was a founding member and first president of the Women’s Academic Network. The fund was features lectures by outstanding women scientists.

Korsmeyer, Stanley Memorial Lectureship. Established by colleagues, family and friends in 2005 in memory of Dr. Stanley J. Korsmeyer, a renowned cancer cell researcher and former Washington University School of Medicine faculty member.

The Kroc Visiting Lectureship Program. Established in 1985 by The Kroc Foundation in honor of Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc.

Paul E. Lacy Lecture and Kilo Foundation Award. Established in 1987 by The Kilo Diabetes and Vascular Research Foundation in honor of Dr. Lacy’s many contributions to pathology and diabetes research, and to recognize his collaboration over the years with the co-founders of The Kilo Foundation.

Landau Lectureship Fund. This lectureship was established in 1995 by friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Landau.

Irwin Levy Memorial Fund. Supports the Dr. Irwin Levy Visiting Lectureship in Neurology, which was established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Kopolow.

Oliver H. Lowry Lectureship Fund. Established in 1978 by friends, colleagues and former students of Dr. Lowry.

H. Relton McCarroll Visiting Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery Fund. Created in 1972 by patients, friends, colleagues and former students in honor of Dr. McCarroll.

Edward Massie Lectureship Fund. Established in 1981 by Edward J. Simon, MD, Bernard Shanker and other grateful colleagues and patients.

G. Leland Melson II Lectureship Fund. Established in 1993 in memory of Dr. Melson by his friends and colleagues.

J. Neal and Lois Middelkamp Lectureship Fund. Established in 2001 by Dr. J. Neal and Lois Middelkamp to support a pediatric lectureship in infectious diseases and advances in pediatric education for medical students, residents and pediatricians, all life-long interests of Dr. Middelkamp.

Dr. and Mrs. William B. Mill, Jr. Lectureship. Established in 2001 in the Department of Radiation Oncology by Dr. and Mrs. William B. Mill, Jr. This was given in recognition of the career accomplishments of Carlos A. Perez, MD, and the impact he had on the professional development of Dr. Mill.

Carl V. Moore Lectureship in Medicine. Established in 1973 by friends and patients of Dr. Carl V. Moore.

Carl A. Moyer Visiting Professorship of Surgery. Established in 1978 by The Harry Freund Memorial Foundation to support an annual lecture in honor of Dr. Moyer’s contribution to surgery.

National Kidney Foundation — Saulo Klahr, MD Lectureship. Established in 1991 by the Kidney Foundation to honor Dr. Klahr, past president of the National Kidney Foundation and the John E. and Adaline Simon Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Washington University.

Joseph H. Ogura Endowed Lectureship Fund. Established in 1977 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Ogura as a tribute to his numerous scientific accomplishments and contributions to the School of Medicine and graduate medical education, and his commitment to patient care.

Charles W. Parker Lecture in Allergy & Immunology. Established in 2014 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Parker to honor his legacy as a pioneer in the field of allergy and immunology and as a dedicated educator.

Carlos A. Perez Endowed Lectureship in Oncology. Established in 2002 in the Department of Radiation Oncology by Dr. Perez’s friends, colleagues and current and former trainees in grateful recognition for his inspiration, guidance and leadership.

Petrie, Dr. Roy H. Lectureship. Established in 2000 with gifts from various donors in memory of Roy H. Petrie, MD.

Rose and Samuel Pollock Surgical Lectureship. Established in 1976 by Dr. Joseph H. Pollock in memory of his parents.

Probstein Oncology Visiting Lectureship. Established in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Norman K. Probstein in appreciation of professional services provided by William Fair, MD, former head of the urology division of the Department of Surgery, and Carlos Perez, MD, professor emeritus of radiology and head of radiation oncology at the medical center’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

James A. Purdy Endowed Lectureship. Established by Elekta Oncology Systems, Ltd. in 2002 to honor Dr. James Purdy for his contributions to the field of Radiation Oncology.

Eli Robins Lectureship in Psychiatry. Established in 1977 by friends, colleagues and former students of Dr. Robins.

The Peggy Sansone Memorial Lectureship. Created in 2002 by Anthony F. Sansone, Jr. and the Peggy Sansone Special Angel Foundation to promote the exchange of ideas and scientific information on the topic of depression and the role of spirituality in personality development, happiness and mental health. The lecture is a memorial to Mr. Sansone’s wife, Peggy Sansone.

Julio V. Santiago Fund, Department of Pediatrics. Established in 1999 by the Department of Pediatrics as a lasting tribute to Julio V. Santiago, MD, for his long-standing contributions to the areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.

Rena Schechter Memorial Lectureship in Cancer Research in the Department of Medicine. Established in 1996 by Dr. Samuel E. Schechter to create a lectureship in cancer research in memory of his wife, Rena Schechter.

Dr. Alexander & Helena Schonfeld Lectureship in Medicine Fund. This lectureship was established in 1994 by Mrs. Helena Schonfeld, in honor of her son, Gustav Schonfeld, Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

Henry G. Schwartz Lectureship Fund. Created in 1983 by former residents and colleagues from the neurosurgery department to honor Dr. Schwartz.

Wendell G. Scott Lectureship Fund. Established in 1972 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Wendell G. Scott.

Major G. Seelig Lectureship. Established in 1948 in the field of surgery by friends of Dr. and Mrs. Seelig.

Philip A. Shaffer Lecture Fund. Founded in 1957 by friends of Dr. Shaffer in recognition of his accomplishments in biochemistry.

Earl E. & Wilma Shepard Orthopedics/Otolaryngology Memorial Lecture Series. Established in 1994 through a bequest by Dr. and Mrs. Shephard.

Frank O. Shobe Lectureship. Established in 1986 by friends of Dr. Shobe to honor him as a physician and teacher.

Donald C. Shreffler Memorial Lectureship. Established in 1995 by Mrs. Donald C. Shreffler as a memorial to her husband.

Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship Fund. Established in 1988 by Mr. and Mrs. William Wolff in honor of Dr. Slatopolsky’s 25-year association with the School.

The Karl and Sue Smith Lecture in Pediatrics. Established in 2007 by Dr. Carl Smith, School of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics, with a focus on pediatric lab medicine.

Dr. Burton P. Sobel Memorial Lectureship. Established in 2013 through gifts from faculty and alumni of the Cardiovascular Division in memory of Dr. Sobel, past director of the division whose revolutionary work in the care of acute coronary syndromes laid the groundwork for ongoing discoveries and outstanding patient care.

Spector Lectureship Endowment. Established in 2015 by the Department of Otolaryngology and by colleagues and students as a tribute to Dr. J. Gershon Spector’s 44 years of service and the spirit of exploration and collaboration he exemplifies . The lecture will bring to campus internationally recognized speakers whose work focuses on the biology of the head and neck and oncologic research.

C. Ronald Stephen Lectureship and Clinical Research. Established in 1986 by former students, residents, faculty and friends in honor of Dr. Stephen, first Head of the Department of Anesthesiology.

The Sterling Visiting Professorship. Established in 1986 to honor Ernst Zander, MD, former medical director of Sterling Drug, Inc.

Arthur W. Stickle, MD Lectureship Fund. Established by Arthur and Emily Stickle in 1995 with their generous gift in recognition of Dr. Stickle’s medical training in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and his special professional contribution to the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

The Strunk Family Lectureship in Asthma. Established in 2005 by Dr. Robert C. Strunk and his family to provide lectures in the area of pediatric asthma.

Dr. Richard A. and Elizabeth Henby Sutter Visiting Professorship. Established in 1985 by Dr. and Mrs. Sutter to encourage opportunities for students, faculty, other physicians and the St. Louis community to expand the understanding and practice of occupational medicine.

Dr. Jessie L. Ternberg Pediatric Surgery Visiting Lectureship Fund.
Made possible from a fund established in 1977 by Mr. Meyer Kopolow to honor Dr. Ternberg.

Robert J. Terry Endowment for the Advancement of an Appreciation of Gross Anatomy.
Established by alumni and Charles S. Terry, his son, respectively, “for the purpose of fostering greater appreciation of the study of anatomy.”

Don L. Thurston Memorial Lectureship. Established in 1988 by his wife, Dr. Jean Holowach Thurston, and his colleagues and friends, the lectureship is devoted to the history of biomedical advances.

Leonard J. Tolmach Lectureship. Established in 1995, this lectureship was endowed by friends and colleagues to honor the legacy of Dr. Tolmach. The lecture theme is radiation biology in clinical radiation oncology.

Dr. Mildred Trotter Lectureship Fund. Established in 1975 by friends and former students of Mildred Trotter to bring a distinguished woman scientist to the School of Medicine each year.

Rudolph A. Tuteur Pulmonary Lectureship. This lectureship is endowed by family, friends, patients and colleagues of the Tuteur family to memorialize Rudolph A. Tuteur. The goal of this annual fall event is to promote further understanding of problems associated with chronic pulmonary disease from which he suffered.

Todd Wasserman Endowed Visiting Lectureship. Established in 2004 by Dr. Wasserman and funded by MedImmune, Inc. and friends and colleagues of Dr. Wasserman.