Carl F. Schmidt Honorary Lecture

Carl F. Schmidt, M.D. was a revered member of the Department. Following his internship at HUP in 1919, he accepted the offer of Instructor in Pharmacology from A.N. Richards. Dr. Schmidt subsequently spent two years in China where, along with K. K. Chen, he discovered the sympathomimetic alkaloid, ephedrine. He returned to the faculty at Penn in 1924 and, thereafter, focused his research efforts on the actions of drugs on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Dr. Schmidt was appointed Department Chairman in 1939 and served in this role until 1959. He was an admired and respected teacher, who inspired students and colleagues alike.

Dr. Schmidt was the recipient of numerous awards and honors and was the 1st Annual Carl F. Schmidt Lecturer.

Previous Lecturers:

2015 Joseph M. DeSimone
2014 Richard A. Flavell
2013 Bonnie Bassler
2011 Olga Troyanskaya
2010 Keith R. Yamamoto
2009 Mario Capecchi
2008 Kay E. Davies
2007  Joseph S. Takahashi
2006  Allen D. Roses
2005  Ueli Schibler
2004  Bruce M. Spiegelman
2003  Bertil Hille
2002  Robert J. Lefkowitz
2001  David Botstein
1999  Salvador Moncada
1998  Thomas Caskey
1997  Ronald M. Evans
1996  Marc G. Caron
1995  Susan G. Amara
1994  Wylie W. Vale, Jr.
1993  Roger A. Nicoll
1992  S. F. Heinemann
1991  Edward A. Kravitz
1990  Charles F. Stevens
1989  George B. Koelle
1988  Stewart Wolf
1987  Avram Goldstein
1986  David Y. Cooper
1985  Orville Horwitz
1984  Isaac Starr
1983  James E. Eckenhof
1982  Christian J. Lambertsen
1981  Domindo M. Aviado
1980  Alexander G. Karczmar
1979  Arnold S. V. Burgen
1978  John C. McGiff
1977  Seymour S. Kety
1976  Carl F. Schmidt