The Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship is designed to feature the important role of advancing translational research in areas such as health policy, health disparities, regenerative engineering, chronic diseases and much more. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2011 to commemorate the memory and work of the late Dr. Lawrence G. Raisz.
Dr. Raisz was the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine who was dedicated to raising awareness of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases among physicians and the public. Each year a distinguished researcher or physician, notable for producing significant research related to clinical and translational research, is invited to give a public lecture at UConn Health or the University of Connecticut.
- Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Dr. Hannah Valantine, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH Office of the Director and Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Transplantation Genomics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- Dean Kamen, American engineer, inventor, and businessman
- John Ruffin, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health
- Dr. David Steffens, UConn Department of Psychiatry Chair
- Dr. Ernesto Canalis, UConn professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery
- Dr. Eric Topol, Scripps Research Institute