John L. Kemink, M.D. Memorial Lecture

Each year, the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery host a lecture and dinner in memory of John L. Kemink, M.D. Kemink was especially interested in neurotology and was a pioneer in the field of cochlear implantation prior to his death in 1992. Both his research and clinical work helped to advance patient care dramatically.

In order to continue the interdepartmental collegiality and scientific interchange begun by Kemink, colleagues and friends initiated this lectureship in 1993. Distinguished scholars of national stature are invited to discuss their latest clinical research and treatment modalities in the fields of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery.

In 1998, Steven Telian, M.D., from the U-M Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Department was appointed the first John L. Kemink Professor of Neurotology.

The Charles and Barbara Krause Lectureship

The Charles and Barbara Krause Lectureship was established in 1992 to enhance faculty and resident education. Lectures relate humanities topics, such as ethics, art or music, to the practice of medicine. Each year, a committee selects a distinguished speaker to give a thought-provoking lecture in conjunction with the year-end resident research presentations.

The first lecture took place on February 3, 1994 at the U-M Ford Amphitheater. The inaugural speaker, Benjamin Carson, M.D., discussed ethics in medicine.

Frank A. Lamberson, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship

Frank A. Lamberson, M.D., a 1959 graduate of our residency program, established the Frank A. Lamberson, M.D., Distinguished Lectureship in 1977. Residents and fellows in the department who have performed research present the results of their work, and a senior clinical investigator is invited as a special guest professor. This distinguished speaker will discuss a clinically oriented, common otolaryngologic problem, in addition to another presentation oriented toward a frontier of the specialty.

Typically, the Lectureship takes place in the fall. The year 2001 marked the 25th anniversary of this event.