Lectureships

John R. G. Gosling Lectureship
(Established 1991)

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.

Gosling Lecture Speakers:

1991-2000

1991

Human papillomaviruses and cervical neoplasia – Ubiquitous companion or sinister rogue
Robert Kurman, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University

1992

Person-to-Person
Rev. Professor John Beazley, M.D.
Royal Liverpool Hospital

1993

Early ovarian cancer
Robert E. Scully, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

1994

The Placenta
Tim Parmley, M.D.
University of Arkansas

1995

Primary Care – Future direction for Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ralph Hale, M.C.
Executive Director, ACOG

1996

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasm – Evolution of a concept
Christopher Crum, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

1997

Lessons of confidential enquiries in the United Kingdom
Naren Patel, FACOG
President, Royal College ofObstetrics and Gynecology

1998

Effective perinatal care: The need for better evidence
Mary Hannah, M.D.
University of Toronto

1999

The Role of the obstetrics and Gynecology in the Management and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
S. Arulkumaran, M.D., Ph.D.

2000

The Challenge of International Health
Adetokunbo O. Lucas, O.F.R.

2001-2010

2001

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Janice M. Lage, M.D.

2002

I Sing the Uterus Electric
Mel Barclay, M.D.

2003

Warts Happening? HPV and the Vulva
Debra Heller, M.D.

2004

Hysterectomy: Perioperative and Medico-legal morbidity
Thomas L. Baskett, M.D.
Dalhousie Univ., Halifax Nova Scotia

2005

The Globalisation of Women's Health Care - What Role for National Institutions
William Dunlop, FRCOG
Past President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

2006

Too Posh to Push
Alan Compton, M.D.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

2007

An Unfortunate Experiment
Ron Jones, M.D., FRCS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG
University of Auckland, New Zealand

2008

Sexual and Reproductive Health: Rights and Responsibilities
Dorothy Shaw, M.D.
University of British Columbia

2009

James Young Simpson and the Drops of Nothingness: The Evolution of Evidence in Obstetrics
Professor James Neilson
University of Liverpool

2010

Gynecologic Pathology: Making Sense of Diagnostic Reports
Christopher Sahn, M.D.
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

2011-2020

2011

Sex After Childbirth: Will it Ever be the Same Again?
Ranee Thacker, M.D., MRCOG
St. George's University
 
Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries: What is the Bottom Line?
Abdul Sultan, M.D.
St. George's University

2012

Childhood Gynecologic Cancer - The Patient and Family Perspective
Hope Haefner, M.D.
University of Michigan

2014

PCOS Research, Translation and Education to Improve Healthcare Outcomes
Helene Teede, M.D.
Monash University

2015

Mouse Models of Ovarian Cancer: Biological Insights and Translational Applications
Kathleen Cho, M.D.
University of Michigan

2016

Challenging Cases in Obstetrical and Gynecological Pathology
Richard Lieberman, M.D.
University of Michigan

2017

The Machine Has No Brain: Do Electronic Medical Records Improve the Care of the Patients?
H. Frank Andersen, M.D.
Pavilion for Women & Children

2018

Healthy Women, Healthy Children, Healthy Planet: Realizing the Vision
Bert Peterson, M.D.
University of North Carolina

2019

Healthy women, healthy children, healthy planet: Realizing the vision
Herbert Peterson, M.D.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina
 

Anita Payne Lectureship
(Established 1994)

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.

Payne Lectureship Speakers:

1994-2000

1994

Too little, too soon and what can we do? Pre-term birth: Clinical challenges to the basic reproductive sciences
Jerome F. Strauss, III, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

1995

Prenatal diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Maria New, M.D.
Cornell University

1996

Multifaceted action of prolactin in the ovary
Geula Gibori, Ph.D.
University of Illinois

1997

Ovarian follicular development: Signal cascades and genes regulating proliferation and differentiation
Joanne Richards, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

1998

Does an interconnected network of hormone-sensitive brain areas integrate all social behaviors and mammals?
Sarah Newman, Ph.D.
Emeritus, University of Michigan

1999

Estrogen:  A trophic and protective factor in the brain
Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

2000

The Paradox of Progesterone in the Uterus and Breast
Kathryn Horwitz, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Science Center

2001-2010

2001

Physiology of Relaxin
Gerson Weiss, M.D.
New Jersey Medical School

2002

Estrogen receptors, SERMs and women's health
Benita Katzenellenbogen, Ph.D.
University of Illinois

2003

All I need to know in life I learned from the placenta
Susan Fisher, Ph.D.
Univ. of California, San Francisco

2004

New insights into the molecular endocrinology of parturition
Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
Univ. of Texas Medical Center

2005

A Genomics Approach to the Molecular Basis of Human Endometrial Function and Dysfunction
Linda C. Giudice, Ph.D., M.D.
Stanford University Medical Center

2006

Hormone Replacement Therapy Revisited: What Women and Their Physicians Should Know Before Making a Decision
Nanette Santoro, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

2007

Potential New Treatments for Endometriosis
Bruce R. Carr, M.D.
University of Texas SW Medical School

2008

Physiology and Cell Biology of the Ovarian Cycle
Anthony J. Zeleznik, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Normal birth: lessons from the two NHS trusts2009

Molecular Mechanisms of Oocyte Maturation: The Somatic Cell Connection
Marco Conti, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

2010

Formation and Hormonal Regulation of the Ovarian Follicle
Kelly E. Maya, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

2011-2020

2011

Identifying Molecular Targets for Dietary Intervention Brings Insight into the Pathogenesis of Ovarian Cancer
Buck Hales, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

2012

Endometriosis: Genetics, Epigenetics and Stem Cells
Hugh S. Taylor, M.D.
Yale University

2013

FSH Signaling in Ovarian Granulosa Cells: How PKA Hijacks Other Pathways to Regulate Gene Expression
Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Ph.D.
Washington State University 

2014

Mind the Gap: Which Endometrial Factors Influence Embryonic Implantation
Robert N. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
Wake Forest Baptist Health School of Medicine

2015

Orphan Nuclear Receptor Regulation of Ovarian Function
Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D.
University of Montreal

2016

Functional Genomics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Jerome F. Strauss, III, M.D. Ph.D.
VCU School of Medicine

2017

Regulation of pituitary development and function: stem cells and patient mutations
Sally Camper, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

2018

Mysteries of the Endothelium: More Secrets Unraveled
Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
UCLA Medical School

Abram Sager Lectureship
(Established 1986)

Abram Sager, M.D., was chairman of Botany and Zoology from 1842 to 1854. In 1850, Dr. Sager became 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.

Sager Lectureship Speakers:

1986-1990

1986

Warren Pearse, M.D.
Executive Director, ACOG

1987

J. Robert Willson, M.D.
University of New Mexico

1988

Two score and seven
George Morley, M.D.

1989

The legacy of Dr. Sager
Tommy Evans, M.D.
University of Colorado

1990

The immunologic components of repeated pregnancy loss
S. Jan Behrman, M.D.
William Beaumont Hospital

1991-2000

1991

Snapshots of the Grim Reaper
Jan Schneider, M.D.
Medical College of Pennsylvania

1992

What causes adrenal enlargement in congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
Robert Jaffe, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

1993

Use of blood and blood products
Russell Laros Jr., M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

1994

Chlamydia trachomatis causes an auto-immune disease. The need for obstetrician/gynecologists to take a broader view
William Ledger, M.D.
Cornell University

1995

Premature rupture of membranes (PROM)
Richard L. Sweet, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh

1996

Labor by Work
Bruce Work, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia

1997

From Abram to Timothy – 150 years of obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan
James Youngblood, M.D.
University of Missouri, Kansas City; President-Elect, ACOG

1998

Wither toxemia
James M. Roberts, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh

1999

When it comes to educating residents, a little intimidation…
John Musich, M.D.
William Beaumont Hospital

2000

The Sesquicentennial Years of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan
George W. Morley
University of Michigan

2001-2010

2001

Stop-Look-Listen (Lessons Learned)
Rudi Ansbacher, M.D.
University of Michigan

2002

Contributions of Epidemiology to Women’s Health
Carolyn Westhoff, M.D.
Columbia University

2003

Study of Humanities in Medical Education
Frederick B. Stehman, M.D.
Indiana University

2004

How can I tell if I am winning?
William Schlaff, M.D.
University of Colorado

2005

Clinic to Bench and Back: A New Paradigm for obstetrics and Gynecology
Ana Murphy, M.D.
Emory University

2006

The Medical Malpractice Crisis Today:  A Perfect Storm
Robert Hayashi, M.D.
University of Michigan

2007

Characteristics, Diagnosis and Management of Premature Ovarian
Robert Rebar, M.D.
American Society of Reproductive Medicine

2008

Physical Activity and the Pelvic Floor
Ingrid Nygaard, M.D.
University of Utah

2009

Leadership: The Fourth Leg of the Stool
Michael Hopkins, M.D., M.E.d.
Northeastern Ohio University

2010

Maternal PKU: Maternal Diabetes Similarities and Differences
Gabriella Pridjian, M.D.
Tulane University

2011-2020

2011

Wounds and Wombs: Protecting the Mother and Fetus in Motor Vehicle Crashes
Mark Pearlman, M.D.
University of Michigan

2012

The Safest and Most Successful Way to Manage Your Patients with HELLP Syndrome
James Martin, M.D.
University of Mississippi

2013

Simulation Update
Diana Curran, M.D. and David Marzano, M.D.
University of Michigan

2014

Robots & Pink Elephants: Is there a future for surgical innovation in Gynecology?
Arnold Advincula M.D.
Columbia University

2015

Communication in Medicine, Why is it so Hard?
Wendy Hansen, M.D.
University of Kentucky

2016

From Academia to the Corporate Corner Office
Ellen Sheets, M.D.
CSA Medical, Inc. Lexington, MA

2017

Developing an Academic Career: Decisions & Strategies
William Hurd, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

2018

It's All Your Choice
Hope Haefner, M.D.
University of Michigan

2019

Thanks! Gratitude in Practice
Mary Ciotti, M.D.
University of Southern California

Terri Murtland Lectureship
(Established 2008)

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.

Murtland Lectureship Speakers:

2009-2010

2009

Normal birth: lessons from the two NHS trusts
Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM         

2010

Moving the VBAC Pendulum Back to Center
Mary Barger, PhD CNM, FACNM

2011-2020

2011

Living Servant Leadership
Ari Weinzweig, Co-founder and CEO Zingerman’s

2012

Normal Childbirth: Evidence and Debate
Soo Downe, RM, MSc, Ph.D., OBE

2013

The Role of Physiologic Birth in Quality and Safety
Amy Romano, MSN, CNM

2014

What is a Good Birth? How Do We Know?
Ray de Vries, PhD

2015

Michelle Collins, CNM, PhD

2016

Reducing the Primary Cesarean Birth Rate: "It Takes a Village"
Lisa Kane Low, PhD

2017

Prenatal Care: Can We Do Better? Reviewing the Science and Implementation of the Group Prenatal Care Model
Ellen Tilden, CNM, PhD
 

2018

Our Microbes, Ourselves
Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH

2019

Maltreatment, PTSD, and childbearing:  Mobilizing a Trauma-informed Continuum of Care
Julia Seng, Ph.D., CNM, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean for Strategic Affairs
Michigan Medicine