Claude P Brown Memorial Lecturers

Claude P. Brown, M.D., (1875-1976), was a pathologist at the U.S. Veterans Hospital at Coatesville, PA, and later served as Director of the Bureau of Laboratories of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. After retirement from that position in 1948, he established a private clinical laboratory in Philadelphia, PA, which he directed until age 96 years. Dr. Brown made important research findings in microbiology, serology, allergy, and clinical microscopy. He was active in the Society of American Bacteriologists and was a founder of the Association of Clinical Scientists. He attended every meeting of the Association from 1956 to 1971 and was the first recipient of the Association's Diploma of Honor (1957). He was beloved for his modesty, kindness, generosity, and good humor. The Claude P. Brown Memorial Lectureship commemorates his furtherance of clinical science.



Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research, and Director of the Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis in the Era of Biomarker

2022 Craig James McClain, MD, The Many Roads to Steatohepatitis and its Treatment
2021 Faisal M. Khan, PhD, Towards Improved Outcomes of Hematological Malignancies: Three Approaches of Precision Medicine
2018 Stanley R Hamilton, MD, FCAP, AGAF, The Road to Precision Oncology: Are We There Yet?
2017 X Long Zheng MD, PhD, New Treatments for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
2015 Mary P Bronner MD, Circulating Tumor DNA: Disruptive Technology in Cancer
2013 Kyle C Kurek MD, Cartilage Tumor Syndromes – Genetic Discovery to New Tumor Paradigms
2011 James L. Wittliff PhD MD hc, Deciphering the Genomics and Proteomics of Human Cancer to Predict Clinical Behavior
2009 Santo V Nicosia MD, Frontiers of Ovarian Cancer
2007 Robert E Brown MD, Morphoproteomics in Guiding Targeted Cancer Therapies
2005 Philip R Cunningham PhD, Smart Weapons in the War Against Antibiotic Resistance
2003 John M Opitz MD, Genes and Ice Cream: The Role of Cholesterol in Development
2001 Joseph W Grisham MD, Molecular Pathogenesis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
1999 Pascal J Goldschmidt MD, The Molecular Basis of Atherosclerosis
1998 James L Madara MD, Pathobiology of Neutrophil-Epithelial Interaction
1997 Joseph A Knight MD, Free Radicals, Aging, and Disease
1995 Armand B Glassman MD, Cytogenetics, Gene Fusions, and Cancer
1993 Abby L Maizel MD PhD, Human B Cell Neoplasia
1991 Raymond L White PhD, Identification of the Gene Responsible for Neurofibromatosis Type I
1989 Thomas W Tillack MD, Glycolipid Organization in Membranes and Lipid Bilayers
1988 F William Sunderman Jr MD, Oncogenes, Finger-Loops, and Metals
1986 Aubrey J Hough Jr MD, Aging Phenomena in Joints and Osteoarthritis: Cause or Coincidence?
1985 David J Morris PhD, Studies on Aldosterone Metabolism
1983 Joseph Larner MD PhD, Cell Membrane Signals in the Mechanism of Insulin Action
1981 Richard F Lockey MD, Advances in Understanding of Allergic Mechanisms
1979 Robert M Galbraith MD, Recent Advances in Immunology
1977 F William Sunderman Sr MD PhD, The Perils of Mercury
1975 Hillel J Gitelman MD, Future Shock from the Laboratory