Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Women Faculty Organization

Distinguished Women Lecture

Annual Distinguished Lectures

The WFO Annual Distinguished Women in Medicine and Science Lecture
Established in 1997 in memory of Carolyn Brent, M.D., founder of Northwestern University Medical Women Faculty Organization

2016

Joan Brugge    Ludwig Cancer Research    Brugge

JOAN BRUGGE, PhD

Harvard University, Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology, Director of the Ludwig Center at Harvard
"Modeling Morphogenesis, Tumorigenesis, and Drug Resistance in 3-Dimensions"

Read about the 2016 Distinguished Woman in Medicine and Science Lecture


2013

Andrea Dunaif    DWSM    Dunaif

ANDREA DUNAIF, MD
Northwestern University, Charles F. Kettering Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
"Following the Science from the Ovary to the Pancreas" 

Read about the 2013 Distinguished Woman in Medicine and Science Lecture


2012

Donahoe Lecture  Harvard Med School Logo Donahoe

PATRICIA K. DONAHOE, MD
Harvard Medical School, Marshall K. Bartlett Professor, Department of Surgery
& Director, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital
"Reproductive Development Instructs Treatment Strategies for Reproductive Cancers"


2011

Green Lecture   Feinberg   Green

KATHLEEN GREEN, PhD
Northwestern University, Pathology and Dermatology Departments
"The Importance of Sticking Together"

Read about the 2011 Distinguished Woman in Medicine and Science Lecture


2010

WENDY LEVINSON, MD
University of Toronto, Department of Medicine
"Disclosing Medical Errors: A Challenge for Physicians and Institutions"


2009

TERESA WOODRUFF, PhD
Northwestern University
"Behind the Scenes: The Bench to Bedside Story of Oncofertility"


2008

PAULA H STERN, PhD
Northwestern University
"From Ulna to Actin: an Osteo-odyssey"


2007

MARGARET SHIPP, MD
Harvard School of Medicine
"Molecular Heterogeneity and Rational Treatment Targets in Large B-cell Lymphomas"


2006

MARY J C HENDRIX, PhD
Northwestern University
"The Epigenetic Reprogramming of Metastatic Tumor Cells by Embryonic Microenvironments"


2005

CHRISTINE SEIDMAN, MD
Harvard Medical School
"Engineering Human Heart Disease Genes: Big Insights from Small Models"


2004

NEENA B SCHWARTZ, PhD
Northwestern University
"Why I Was Told Not To Study Inhibin and What I Did About It"


2003

ELIZABETH G NABEL, MD
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of NIH
"Cardiovascular Disease as a Paradigm for Genomic Medicine"


2002

CHRISTINA ENROTH-CUGELL, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
"What Old Folks See In A Young Person's World


2001

ELIZABETH H BLACKBURN, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
"Telomerase, Cell Proliferation, and Cell Death"


2000

JANET D ROWLEY, MD, DSc
University of Chicago
"Chromosome Translocations: Dangerous Liaisons"


1999

HELEN M BLAU, PHD
Stanford University
"Vascular Endothelial Grawth Factor (VEGF): Problems And Prospects For Gene Therapy"


1998

JUDITH G HALL, MD
University of British Columbia
"Non-traditional Inheritance: The Things Mendel Never Dreamed Of"


1997

SARAH S DONALDSON, MD
Stanford University
"Cancer Genetics and Clinical Research: Lessons from Pediatric Oncology"

WFO monthly meetings occur on the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 4 pm in the Women's Health Research Institute Conference Room, located in the Lurie Research Building, 303 E. Superior St., Room 10-123