John K. and Mary E. Davidson Lectureship

This Lectureship, endowed by generosity of Dr. John K. and Mary E. Davidson, supports a senior investigator to present a lecture in the general area of diabetes research.

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Due to COVID-19, this year's lecture has been postponed.  Stay safe everyone and stay tuned for further announcements.

Previous Lecturers

(2000)  Professor Alan Cherrington, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
(Inaugural Lecture presented in November at the Symposium entitled “Physiology 2000: A Century of Excellence”. Symposium celebrated the first Ph.D. graduate, Fredrick H. Scott, from the Department of Physiology and from the University of Toronto in 1900).

(2002)   Dr. Barry I. Posner, Director, Polypeptide Hormone Lab, Professor of Medicine, McGill University.  “Insulin Signaling: The Inside Story”

(2005)  Dr. Domenico Accili, Director, Columbia Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centre, The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia, NY
“Forkhead Proteins and Diabetes”

(2007)   Dr. Michael W. Schwartz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington
“Diabetes, Obesity and the Brain”

(2009)  Dr. Bradford B. Lowell, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
“Genetic Dissection of Neural Circuits Controlling Energy Homeostasis”

(2011)  Dr. Jerrold Olefsky, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, University of California, San Diego
"Role of Inflammation in Insuln Resistance and Diabetes"

(2012) Dr. Tamas Horvath, Director of the Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism, New Haven, CT
“Hunger-Promoting Hypothalamic Neurons Regulate Higher Brain Functions and Lifespan”

(2015) Dr. Robert Sherwin, Director, Diabetes Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine
“The Brain-Glucose Connection: In Diabetes and Obesity a Double-Edged Sword”.

(2018) Dr. Debbie Thurmond, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, California
“Daring to Defy Diabetes and Metabolic Dysfunction via Multi-tasking”