This annual lectureship honors Dr. Thomas D. Gelehrter, a leader within the human genetics community and internationally recognized as an expert in human genetics. Dr. Gelehrter joined the University of Michigan Medical School faculty in 1974 and served as chair of the Department of Human Genetics for 17 years, from 1987 to 2004. He is currently an active Professor Emeritus in the department. The Lectureship builds upon Dr. Gelehrter's career dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care in medical genetics and will be an enduring legacy that continues to raise awareness about the importance of medical genetics and improve this vital field. A prominent scientist in the field of medical genetics who embodies the principles that inspired Dr. Gelehrter's outstanding contributions to human genetic research, teaching and patient care is invited to speak at the annual lectureship.
Thomas D. Gelehrter Lectureship
BSRB, Kahn Auditorium
109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ground Level
"Leveraging Nature's Success: Lessons from Modifiers of Cardiovascular Disease" by Harry (Hal) C. Dietz, MD, Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute