From 2022, left to right, Steve Daniels, Jessica Saifee, Michelle Monje,
Joe St. Geme
The Complex and Dynamic History of African Genomes in Health and Disease
Charles Rotimi, PhD
Scientific Director and NIH Distinguished Investigator, Division of Intramural Research
Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Institutes of Health
The annual lectureship, which began in 1987, honors Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD, former dean of the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, who was a national leader in the areas of research, education, and patient care.
The Medical Student Award is given at the Lectureship to a deserving fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated outstanding research with a mentor and who is interested in a career in academic pediatrics.
The guest speaker spends two days on campus meeting with faculty and culminating in the lectureship.
The Abby Stoddard Lectureship, which began in 1993, features case discussions and presentations in pediatric neurology. Recognized experts are incorporated in this annual, two-day lectureship.
The Jules Amer Lectureship focuses on community advocacy and global health. It is held on the first Friday in September and is sponsored by the Jules Amer Endowed Chair in Community Pediatrics and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The Frankenburg Lectureship and Visiting Professorship honors the pioneering leadership of Dr. William K. Frankenburg, who made developmental screening an integral part of pediatric practice throughout the world. Leading authorities in the field of developmental
and behavioral pediatrics are invited to speak at Grand Rounds and spend two days working with students, fellows, faculty, and community providers. This annual conference is funded by the Frankenburg-Camp Endowed Fund that supports research, training,
and advocacy for early identification and prevention of developmental and behavioral problems, with an emphasis on at-risk and vulnerable children.
Dr. Lula Lubchenco was faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado from 1943 to 1977. Although best known for her landmark description of the risk profile of variations in intrauterine growth by gestational age, Dr. Lu made contributions to regionalization of perinatal care, family-integrated care, inter-professional collaboration, and assessment of outcomes across the continuum from prenatal life to adulthood. Her research arose from the challenges she met as a clinician, and her scholarship continues to influence neonatal care around the world.
The Arnold Silverman, MD, Lectureship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition honors Dr. Silverman and his national and internal influence by bringing a nationally-renowned physician-education-researcher in the field of pediatric GI, hepatology and nutrition for a two-day visit to Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado to interact with students, house staff, fellows, faculty and caregivers from the community.
This prestigious lectureship is sponsored by the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. It honors Dr. Conger, who was a pioneer in development and clinical psychology, and a child psychologist who had an enormous impact on child policy in the United States. The guest speaker spends a two-day visit culminating in a lecture at Grand Rounds.
Pictured left to right from the 2023 event: Dr. Ron-Li Liaw, Dr. Kimberly E.
Hoagwood, Dr. David Keller, Dr. Sandra Fritsch