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Lecture Series

The School has a number of research and practice related seminar series that occur throughout the year and contribute to the intellectual community of the School, for students, staff, and faculty. 

This page highlights some of the named seminar series at the School, including the focus of each one, including the Dean's Lecture Series. A full listing of events can also be found on the events calendar.

 View our complete events calendar


The Anna M. Baetjer Lecture

Anna Baetjer, ScD '24, Professor Emerita, was a leader in establishing the field of environmental toxicology and occupational health. The Anna M. Baetjer Lecture in environmental health sciences was established by her friends, family and colleagues, after her death in 1983, to honor Dr. Baetjer’s contributions to occupational health.

Bloomberg Leadership Series

The aim of the Bloomberg Leadership Series is to foster personal and professional leadership skills among all students at the Bloomberg School. The program consists of a series of schoolwide speakers from diverse fields and backgrounds to address various aspects of leadership.

The Leroy E. Burney Lecture

Leroy E. Burney, MD, MPH, was the eighth Surgeon General of the United States Commissioned Corps (1956–1961). His seminal report linking smoking to lung cancer provided the template for every Surgeon General who followed, and a legacy for all those in health promotion and disease prevention who struggle to control tobacco use. After his death in 1998, Dr. Burney’s family, friends and colleagues established an annual schoolwide lecture to honor his contributions to public health.

The J. Douglas Colman Lecture

In 1974, friends and family of the late Dr. J. Douglas Colman established a memorial fund to support a periodic lecture by an outstanding individual on the subject of medical care evaluation, quality of care and modes of financing medical care.

The Edward and Nancy Dodge Lectureship

Established to honor Dr. Edward Dodge, MPH '67, and his late wife Nancy for their generous support of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, this annual lecture given by a distinguished visiting scholar addresses the public health implications of ecosystem change resulting from our personal and policy choices.

Dean’s Lectures

These lectures provide a forum to encourage and promote the interchange of information and ideas among professionals in the fields of public health practice and research, while celebrating the recent appointment or promotion of professors in the Bloomberg School.

Delta Omega Lectureship

The Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society sponsors a guest lectureship at their annual induction dinner.

The Larry Ewing Lectureship

Larry Ewing was professor of population dynamics at the Bloomberg School and associate director of the Johns Hopkins Population Center. When he died in 1990, friends, faculty, colleagues and former students of Dr. Ewing established a memorial fund to support an annual lecture by an outstanding visiting scientist in the field of reproductive biology.

The George G. Graham Lecture

George G. Graham, MD, served on the faculty for more than four decades and was an internationally known expert in child nutrition. The Middendorf Foundation established this annual lecture which is dedicated to improving the lives of children and mothers throughout the world with better nutrition.

The Dr. Lawrence Grossman Lectureship

Larry Grossman served as chair of the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 1975 to 1989. In 1991, Dr. Grossman’s friends, colleagues, former students and family established this endowed fund to honor him and support an annual lecture in biochemistry.

The John H. Hanks Lectureship in Immunology and Microbiology

In 1990, family, friends, faculty, colleagues and former students established an endowed fund to honor Dr. Hanks’ memory as an eminent scientist with a periodic lectureship on the topics of immunology and microbiology.

The Roger M. Herriott Lectureship

In 1975, friends and associates honored Dr. Roger M. Herriott upon his retirement as the chair of the Department of Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences by establishing a fund to support a periodic lecture in biochemistry and molecular biology.

The Harold and Marilyn Menkes Memorial Lectureship

Friends, faculty, colleagues and former students of Drs. Harold and Marilyn Menkes established this memorial fund in 1987 to support an annual lecture by a leading pulmonary scientist.

The Cecile Pickart Lectureship in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Cecile Pickart was a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and an early pioneer in the emerging field of study centered on the small protein, ubiquitin. The lectureship, initiated in 2007, brings together top biochemistry researchers to share their work with students, faculty and fellow scientists.

The Daniel J. Raskin Lecture

Established by his mother, Vivian Raskin, this annual lecture honors the work of the late Daniel J. Raskin who was a highly skilled human factors investigator and a tireless advocate for transportation safety and injury prevention.