Heikkila Lecture Series

AAUP Heikkila Memorial Lectures

The AAUP Heikkila Memorial Lecture was named in honor of a former faculty member at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Past-President of the Council of AAUP Chapters at UMDNJ, Dr. Richard E. Heikkila.
Paul Starr, Ph.D., Sociologist, Professor at Princeton University, “The Continuing Social Transformation of American Medicine” and “Who Will Control the Practice of Medicine?,” 1985

Eli Ginzberg, Ph.D., Hepburn Professor Emeritus of Economics and Director of the Conservation of Human Resources Project at Columbia University, “The Medical Profession at the Crossroads,” 1986

Sidney Alexander, M.D., Head of Cardiovascular Section, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts, accepted Nobel Prize for Physicians for Social Responsibility., “The Responsibility of Health Educators in the Nuclear Age,” 1987

Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Rheumatology, New York University School of Medicine, “Medical Science and Medical Humanities,” 1988

Lawrence K. Altman, M.D., Senior Medical Correspondent for the New York Times, "Who Goes First? Self-Experimentation in Medicine," 1989

Lynn Payer, writer, “The French Liver and the German Heart: What European medical practices can tell us about ourselves,” 1990

Jay A. Winsten, Ph.D., Director, Center for Health Communication, Harvard School of Public Health, “Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Public Health: The Strategic Role of Mass Communication in a Health Strategy,” 1991

William J. Kissick, M.D., Dr.P.H., George Seckel Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, “Health Care Reform: The Time is Now,” 1992

Syeda Abida Hussain, Ambassador to the U.S. from Pakistan, “Health Care Delivery for Women in the Third World”, 1993

Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Minnesota, "Mapping Morality: Ethics and the Human Genome Project," 1994

H. Jack Geiger, M.D., Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community Medicine, City University of New York Medical School, President, Physicians for Human Rights, Vice President, Committee for Health in Southern Africa, “The Role of Physicians in Conflicts and Humanitarian Crises,” 1995

Karl Drlica, Ph.D., Member of the Public Health Research Institute and Research Professor of Biology and Microbiology at New York University, “The New Genetics: Double-Edged Sword,” 1996

David U. Himmelstein, M.D., Chief, Division of Social and Community Medicine, The Cambridge Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, “Profits from Pain: Market Medicine in the United States,” 1997

Michael Klaper, M.D., Founding Director, Institute of Nutrition Education and Research, Manhattan Beach, California, “Nutritional Medicine: Exploring the Connection Between Diet and Inflammatory Disease,” 1998

Sherwin Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, “In the Name of Medicine: The Edinburgh Anatomy Murders,” 1999

Arnold S. Relman, M.D., Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of The New England Journal of Medicine, “The Future of Academic Medicine in the Medical Marketplace,” 2000

Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., Director, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, “Serious Problems in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Food and Drug Administration,” 2001

Jerry S. Ehrlich, M.D., Physician with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), winner of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, “A Mission with Doctors Without Borders: The Experiences of an American Pediatrician in Sri Lanka,” 2002

T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, “An Astounding Effect of Nutrition on Human Health,” 2003

Kenneth R. Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at Brown University, “Origin of the Specious – Why Darwin Still Matters in an Age of Genomics,” 2005

John Horgan, Science Journalist and Director of the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology, “Will We See the End of Science?” 2006

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