Abraham J Gitlitz Memorial Lecturers

Abraham J. Gitlitz, M.D., (1906-1973) was Director of Laboratories at Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ, and Associate Professor of Pathology at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He was a member of the Association of Clinical Scientists since 1960 and participated in virtually all of its workshops and meetings. Dr. Gitlitz died on May 9 1973 as a consequence of a motorbike accident during a field trip to the Bermuda Biological Station sponsored by the Association. An obituary can be found here. The Abraham J. Gitlitz Memorial Lectureship commemorates his accomplishments as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and administrator.



Dennis W. Dickson, MD, Robert E. Jacoby Professor for Alzheimer’s Research, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, Contributions of Mayo Clinic Brain Bank to Discoveries in Neurodegenerative Disorders

2022 Kenneth E. Palmer, PhD, Drug Develoment in Academia During a Pandemic
2021 Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD, International Efforts in Combatting COVID19: Behind the Scenes of How to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine Suitable for Global Access
2019 Raphael Barishansky, Pennsylvania’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic
2018 Andy Futreal, PhD, Cancer Heterogeneity: Challenges and Opportunity for Clinical Impact
2016 Gareth Morgan MD FRCP FRCPath PhD, Multiple Myeloma – What We Have Learnd and What We Can Do
2014 Magali J Fontaine MD PhD, The Most Significant Changes in Blood Banking in the Last Ten Years
2012 J. Allan Tucker MD, Challenges of Smaller Facilities in the Changing World of Medicine
2010 Kilmer S. McCully MD, Lipoproteins, Infection, Homocysteine, and the Vulnerable Plaque
2008 Alan H Wilkinson MD, Kidney Transplantation: Past Successes and Future Hopes
2006 Shahla Masood MD, Breast and Prostate Cancers: Similarities and Differences
2004 Michael Laposata MD, The Future of Physicians in Laboratory Medicine
2000 Abdullah Kutlar MD, Hemoglobinopathies: Molecular Pathology and Clinical Correlations
1999 Eng M Tan MD, Autoantigens Associated with Carcinogenesis
1998 Charles J Carpenter MD, Anti-retroviral Therapy for HIV Infection
1996 Kenneth M Brinkhous MD, Hemophilia: Evolution of Understanding and Management
1994 Harry S Margolius MD, Kinins: Modulators of Vascular Resistance and Blood Pressure
1992 Jonathan L Miller MD PhD, Molecular Pathology of the Platelet von Willebrand Factor Receptor
1990 Michael R Hayden MD PhD, Huntington’s Disease
1989 Robert Fechner MD, Carcinoma-in-Situ: An Outmoded Diagnosis
1987 John Lazarchick MD, Flow Cytometric Analysis: Utility in Detection of Platelet Antibodies
1985 Philippe Grandjean MD PhD, Reference Intervals for Toxic Metals in Body Fluids and Tissues
1984 Joseph H Coggins PhD, Under-standing Cancer Induction: Clues for Diagnosis and Typing
1982 Paul I Terasaki MD, Monoclonal Antibodies to Tumor Antigens
1980 Owen M Rennert MD, Polyamines in Health and Disease
1978 Thomas Hayes MD, Discovery and Proof: The Role of Intuition and Logic in Electron Microscopy
1976 Ramon M Suarez MD, Aging
1974 Klaus Schwarz MD, Elements Identified as Essential for Animals