Carl F. Schmidt Honorary Lecture

Carl F. SchmidtCarl 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:

  • 2017 Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • 2016 Fred H. Gage
  • 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