Thomas D. Gelehrter Lectureship

Heather C. Mefford, M.D., Ph.D.
Heather C. Mefford, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas D. Gelehrter Lecture in Medical Genetics

Friday, November 11, 2022

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Biomedical Science Research Building, Kahn Auditorium

109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ground Level 


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lecture by Heather C. Mefford, M.D., Ph.D.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Annual Lecture

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 Lecturers

  • 2021 - Leslie G. Biesecker, M.D. - To view his lecture, click here
  • 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID
  • 2019 - Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.
  • 2018 - Harry (Hal) Dietz - To view his lecture, click here
  • 2017 - James P. Evans - To view his lecture, click here
  • 2015 - Robert Nussbaum - To view his lecture, click here
  • 2014 - Andrew Feinberg
  • 2013 - Leon E. Rosenberg
  • 2012 - Kay Davies
  • 2010 - Francis Collins
  • 2010 - David Valle