Lectureships allow us to share research and findings among scientists and physicians and create learning opportunities that can inspire future innovation and discovery. Thought leaders in women’s health have a platform to share ideas, broaden perspectives, and engage diverse members of a community dedicated to improving healing and hope for women and families. 

John R. G. Gosling Lectureship (Established 1991)

John R Gosling

John R. G. Gosling, M.D., was an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received many honors and awards during his career at U-M, including the Markle Foundation Scholar Award, the University of Michigan Distinguished Service Award, and the prestigious Henry Russell Award. He published important and original work concerning gynecologic malignancy and medical education and held prominent positions in the U-M Medical School. In recognition of his many contributions, the physicians he trained established the John R. G. Gosling Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

2021 Gosling Lecture

Teamwork makes the dreamwork: Uncovering key drivers of ovarian cancer progression and developing novel therapies through effective clinical-translational collaboration.

Analisa DiFeo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michigan Medicine

2022 Gosling Lecture

Elise C. Kohn, MD,
Head, Gynecologic Cancer Therapeutics, 
National Cancer Institute

Anita Payne Lectureship (Established 1994)

Payne Lecture

Anita H. Payne, Ph.D., was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1969 and retired from U-M in 1996. In recognition of Dr. Payne’s many contributions to research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology -- specifically reproductive science -- the Anita H. Payne Lectureship in Reproductive Sciences was established in 1994. Traditionally, the Payne Lectureship is presented in conjunction with the Reproductive Sciences Program/Obstetrics and Gynecology Poster Day.

2018 Payne Lecture

Mysteries of the Endothelium: More Secrets Unraveled

Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
UCLA Medical School

2019 Payne Lecture

Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, Northwestern University,
Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine

Abram Sager Lectureship (Established 1986)

Sager Lecture

Abram Sager, M.D., was chairman of Botany and Zoology from 1842 to 1854. In 1850, Dr. Sager became a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Diseases of Women and Children of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He remained in this capacity until 1874. In addition, Dr. Sager was named the first president (dean) of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1868, a position he held until 1875. Traditionally, a distinguished University of Michigan graduate, faculty member, or former faculty member presents this lectureship.

2018 Sager Lecture

It's All Your Choice

Hope Haefner, M.D.
University of Michigan

2019 Sager Lecture

Thanks! Gratitude in Practice

Mary Ciotti, M.D.
University of Southern California

Terri Murtland Lectureship (Established 2008)

Murtland Lecture

The Terri Murtland MSN, CNM Lectureship and Scholarship was established in Fall 2008 by Terri’s mother, Audrey Murtland, and is supported by Terri’s many family members and friends as a memorial to Terri who was an exemplary individual and midwife.

2020 Murtland Lecture

Reframing maternity care- building a community based program informed by equity and love

Leseliey Welch, MPH, MBA
Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Wayne State University
Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Michigan
Co-Founder, Birth Detroit

Elon Geffrard
Co-Founder, Birth Detroit 

2021 Murtland Lecture

Community Birth: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Timothy Fisher, M.D., M.H.C.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

George Nolan Lectureship (Established 2017)

Nolan Lecture

The George Nolan, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM Lecture Series was established in 2017 buy a generous donation from Dr. Nolan in recognition of Dr. Timothy R.B. Johnson and the accomplishments of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology under his tenure as Chair (1993-2017). 

Dr. George Nolan, a distinguished former MFM faculty at the University of Michigan (1970-1980) who then went on to be Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Howard University from 1980-1990, and Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan from 1990-1999.

2020 Nolan Lecture

Moms 2B: Can a Community-Based Program Reduce Infant Mortality

Steven Gabbe, M.D.
Patricia Gabbe, M.D.
Ohio State University

2021 Nolan Lectures

February 4, 2021

Prevention of Infection after Cesarean: Whither Negative Pressure Wound Therapy?

Method Tuuli, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown University School of Medicine

November 11, 2021

Perinatal depression: actionable tips of the busy OB/Gyn

Emily Miller, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology &
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern Medicine

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