John R. G. Gosling Lectureship
(Established 1991)

John R. G. Gosling, M.D., was an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received many honors and awards during his career at U-M, including the Markle Foundation Scholar Award, the University of Michigan Distinguished Service Award and the prestigious Henry Russell Award. He published important and original work concerning gynecologic malignancy and medical education, and held prominent positions in the U-M Medical School. In recognition of his many contributions, the physicians he trained established the John R. G. Gosling Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Gosling Lecture Speakers:

1991 Robert Kurman, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Human papillomaviruses and cervical neoplasia – Ubiquitous companion or sinister rogue
1992 Rev. Professor John Beazley, M.D.
Royal Liverpool Hospital
1993 Robert E. Scully, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
Early ovarian cancer
1994 Tim Parmley, M.D.
University of Arkansas
The Placenta
1995 Ralph Hale, M.C.
Executive Director, ACOG
Primary Care – Future direction for Obstetrics and Gynecology
1996 Christopher Crum, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
Cervical intraepithelial neoplasm – Evolution of a concept
1997 Naren Patel, FACOG
President, Royal College ofObstetrics and Gynecology
Lessons of confidential enquiries in the United Kingdom
1998 Mary Hannah, M.D.
University of Toronto
Effective perinatal care: The need for better evidence
1999 S. Arulkumaran, M.D., Ph.D. The Role of theObstetrics and Gynecology in the Management and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
2000 Adetokunbo O. Lucas, O.F.R. The Challenge of International Health
2001 Janice M. Lage, M.D. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
2002 Mel Barclay, M.D. I Sing the Uterus Electric
2003 Debra Heller, M.D. Warts Happening? HPV and the Vulva
2004 Thomas L. Baskett, M.D.
Dalhousie Univ., Halifax Nova Scotia
Hysterectomy: Perioperative and Medico-legal morbidity
2005 William Dunlop, FRCOG
Past President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Globalisation of Women's Health Care - What Role for National Institutions
2006 Alan Compton, M.D.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Too Posh to Push
2007 Ron Jones, M.D., FRCS, FRCOG, FRANZCOG
University of Auckland, New Zealand
An Unfortunate Experiment

Anita Payne Lectureship
(Established 1994)

Anita H. Payne, Ph.D., was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1969 and retired from U-M in 1996. In recognition of Dr. Payne’s many contributions to research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology -- specifically reproductive science -- the Anita H. Payne Lectureship in Reproductive Sciences was established in 1994. Traditionally, the Payne Lectureship is presented in conjunction with the Reproductive Sciences Program/Obstetrics and Gynecology Poster Day.

Payne Lectureship Speakers:

1994 Jerome F. Strauss, III, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Too little, too soon and what can we do? Pre-term birth: Clinical challenges to the basic reproductive sciences
1995 Maria New, M.D.
Cornell University
Prenatal diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia
1996 Geula Gibori, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
Multifaceted action of prolactin in the ovary
1997 Joanne Richards, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Ovarian follicular development: Signal cascades and genes regulating proliferation and differentiation
1998 Sarah Newman, Ph.D.
Emeritus, University of Michigan
Does an interconnected network of hormone-sensitive brain areas integrate all social behaviors and mammals?
1999 Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Estrogen:  A trophic and protective factor in the brain
2000 Kathryn Horwitz, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Science Center
The Paradox of Progesterone in the Uterus and Breast
2001 Gerson Weiss, M.D.
New Jersey Medical School
Physiology of Relaxin
2002 Benita Katzenellenbogen, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
Estrogen receptors, SERMs and women's health
2003 Susan Fisher, Ph.D.
Univ. of California, San Francisco
All I need to know in life I learned from the placenta
2004 Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
Univ. of Texas Medical Center
New insights into the molecular endocrinology of parturition
2005 Linda C. Giudice, Ph.D., M.D.
Stanford University Medical Center
A Genomics Approach to the Molecular Basis of Human Endometrial Function and Dysfunction
2006 Nanette Santoro, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Hormone Replacement Therapy Revisited: What Women and Their Physicians Should Know Before Making a Decision
2007 Bruce R. Carr, M.D.
University of Texas SW Medical School
Potential New Treatments for Endometriosis

Abram Sager Lectureship
(Established 1986)

Abram Sager, M.D., was chairman of Botany and Zoology from 1842 to 1854. In 1850, Dr. Sager became professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Diseases of Women and Children of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He remained in this capacity until 1874. In addition, Dr. Sager was named the first president (dean) of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1868, a position he held until 1875. Traditionally, a distinguished University of Michigan graduate, faculty member or former faculty member presents this lectureship.

Sager Lectureship Speakers:

1986 Warren Pearse, M.D.
Executive Director, ACOG
1987 J. Robert Willson, M.D.
University of New Mexico
1988 George Morley, M.D. Two score and seven
1989 Tommy Evans, M.D.
University of Colorado
The legacy of Dr. Sager
1990 S. Jan Behrman, M.D.
William Beaumont Hospital
The immunologic components of repeated pregnancy loss
1991 Jan Schneider, M.D.
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Snapshots of the Grim Reaper
1992 Robert Jaffe, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
What causes adrenal enlargement in congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
1993 Russell Laros Jr., M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Use of blood and blood products
1994 William Ledger, M.D.
Cornell University
Chlamydia trachomatis causes an auto-immune disease. The need for obstetrician/gynecologists to take a broader view
1995 Richard L. Sweet, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Premature rupture of membranes (PROM)
1996 Bruce Work, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia
Labor by Work
1997 James Youngblood, M.D.
University of Missouri, Kansas City; President-Elect, ACOG
From Abram to Timothy – 150 years ofObstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan
1998 James M. Roberts, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Wither toxemia
1999 John Musich, M.D.
William Beaumont Hospital
When it comes to educating residents, a little intimidation…
2000 George W. Morley
University of Michigan
The Sesquicentennial Years of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan
2001 Rudi Ansbacher, M.D.
University of Michigan
(Lessons Learned)
2002 Carolyn Westhoff, M.D.
Columbia University
Contributions of Epidemiology to Women’s Health
2003 Frederick B. Stehman, M.D.
Indiana University
Study of Humanities in Medical Education
2004 William Schlaff, M.D.
University of Colorado
How can I tell if I am winning?
2005 Ana Murphy, M.D.
Emory University
Clinic to Bench and Back: A New Paradigm forObstetrics and Gynecology
2006 Robert Hayashi, M.D.
University of Michigan
The Medical Malpractice Crisis Today:  A Perfect Storm
2007 Robert Rebar, M.D.
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Characteristics, Diagnosis and Management of Premature Ovarian

Terri Murtland Lectureship
(Established 2008)

The Terri Murtland MSN, CNM Lectureship and Scholarship was established in Fall 2008 by Terri’s mother, Audrey Murtland and is supported by Terri’s many family members and friends as a memorial to Terri who was an exemplary individual and midwife.

Murtland Lectureship Speakers:

2009 Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM          Normal birth: lessons from the two NHS trusts
2010 Mary Barger, PhD CNM, FACNM                      Moving the VBAC Pendulum Back to Center
2011 Ari Weinzweig, Co-founder and CEO Zingerman’s Living Servant Leadership
2012 Soo Downe, RM, MSc, PhD, OBE Normal Childbirth:  Evidence and Debate