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

Robert Kurman, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Human papillomaviruses and cervical neoplasia – Ubiquitous companion or sinister rogue

1992

Rev. Professor John Beazley, M.D.
Royal Liverpool Hospital

Person-to-Person

1993

Robert E. Scully, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Early ovarian cancer

1994

Tim Parmley, M.D.
University of Arkansas

The Placenta

1995

Ralph Hale, M.C.
Executive Director, ACOG

Primary Care – Future direction for Obstetrics and Gynecology

1996

Christopher Crum, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasm – Evolution of a concept

1997

Naren Patel, FACOG
President, Royal College ofObstetrics and Gynecology

Lessons of confidential enquiries in the United Kingdom

1998

Mary Hannah, M.D.
University of Toronto

Effective perinatal care: The need for better evidence

1999

S. Arulkumaran, M.D., Ph.D.

The Role of theObstetrics and Gynecology in the Management and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

2000

Adetokunbo O. Lucas, O.F.R.

The Challenge of International Health

2001

Janice M. Lage, M.D.

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

2002

Mel Barclay, M.D.

I Sing the Uterus Electric

2003

Debra Heller, M.D.

Warts Happening? HPV and the Vulva

2004

Thomas L. Baskett, M.D.
Dalhousie Univ., Halifax Nova Scotia

Hysterectomy: Perioperative and Medico-legal morbidity

2005

William Dunlop, FRCOG
Past President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Globalisation of Women's Health Care - What Role for National Institutions

2006

Alan Compton, M.D.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Too Posh to Push

2007

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

An Unfortunate Experiment

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

Jerome F. Strauss, III, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Too little, too soon and what can we do? Pre-term birth: Clinical challenges to the basic reproductive sciences

1995

Maria New, M.D.
Cornell University

Prenatal diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia

1996

Geula Gibori, Ph.D.
University of Illinois

Multifaceted action of prolactin in the ovary

1997

Joanne Richards, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Ovarian follicular development: Signal cascades and genes regulating proliferation and differentiation

1998

Sarah Newman, Ph.D.
Emeritus, University of Michigan

Does an interconnected network of hormone-sensitive brain areas integrate all social behaviors and mammals?

1999

Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

Estrogen:  A trophic and protective factor in the brain

2000

Kathryn Horwitz, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Science Center

The Paradox of Progesterone in the Uterus and Breast

2001

Gerson Weiss, M.D.
New Jersey Medical School

Physiology of Relaxin

2002

Benita Katzenellenbogen, Ph.D.
University of Illinois

Estrogen receptors, SERMs and women's health

2003

Susan Fisher, Ph.D.
Univ. of California, San Francisco

All I need to know in life I learned from the placenta

2004

Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
Univ. of Texas Medical Center

New insights into the molecular endocrinology of parturition

2005

Linda C. Giudice, Ph.D., M.D.
Stanford University Medical Center

A Genomics Approach to the Molecular Basis of Human Endometrial Function and Dysfunction

2006

Nanette Santoro, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Hormone Replacement Therapy Revisited: What Women and Their Physicians Should Know Before Making a Decision

2007

Bruce R. Carr, M.D.
University of Texas SW Medical School

Potential New Treatments for Endometriosis

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

Warren Pearse, M.D.
Executive Director, ACOG

1987

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

1988

George Morley, M.D.

Two score and seven

1989

Tommy Evans, M.D.
University of Colorado

The legacy of Dr. Sager

1990

S. Jan Behrman, M.D.
William Beaumont Hospital

The immunologic components of repeated pregnancy loss

1991

Jan Schneider, M.D.
Medical College of Pennsylvania

Snapshots of the Grim Reaper

1992

Robert Jaffe, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

What causes adrenal enlargement in congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

1993

Russell Laros Jr., M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Use of blood and blood products

1994

William Ledger, M.D.
Cornell University

Chlamydia trachomatis causes an auto-immune disease. The need for obstetrician/gynecologists to take a broader view

1995

Richard L. Sweet, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Premature rupture of membranes (PROM)

1996

Bruce Work, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia

Labor by Work

1997

James Youngblood, M.D.
University of Missouri, Kansas City; President-Elect, ACOG

From Abram to Timothy – 150 years ofObstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan

1998

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

Wither toxemia

1999

John Musich, M.D.
William Beaumont Hospital

When it comes to educating residents, a little intimidation…

2000

George W. Morley
University of Michigan

The Sesquicentennial Years of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan

2001

Rudi Ansbacher, M.D.
University of Michigan

Stop-Look-Listen
(Lessons Learned)

2002

Carolyn Westhoff, M.D.
Columbia University

Contributions of Epidemiology to Women’s Health

2003

Frederick B. Stehman, M.D.
Indiana University

Study of Humanities in Medical Education

2004

William Schlaff, M.D.
University of Colorado

How can I tell if I am winning?

2005

Ana Murphy, M.D.
Emory University

Clinic to Bench and Back: A New Paradigm forObstetrics and Gynecology

2006

Robert Hayashi, M.D.
University of Michigan

The Medical Malpractice Crisis Today:  A Perfect Storm

2007

Robert Rebar, M.D.
American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Characteristics, Diagnosis and Management of Premature Ovarian

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

Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM         

Normal birth: lessons from the two NHS trusts

2010

Mary Barger, PhD CNM, FACNM

Moving the VBAC Pendulum Back to Center

2011

Ari Weinzweig, Co-founder and CEO Zingerman’s

Living Servant Leadership

2012

Soo Downe, RM, MSc, PhD, OBE

Normal Childbirth:  Evidence and Debate