Marion B. Sulzberger, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship
In 1983, Mr. Murray Gruber established a lectureship to be administered by the AAD. There is also a separate grant from the Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education.
Award: The selected lecturer will receive a cash award of $10,000 and present a lecture during the Plenary session at the Academy's Annual Meeting.
The recipient should have made significant contributions to the understanding of clinical medicine via his or her basic research
The recipient should be younger, rather than older, and should still be actively engaged in clinically important basic investigation
The recipient should have proven ability as a communicator, both verbal and written
Application timeline: Applications open on January 15. The application process remains open throughout the year. Nominations submitted after January 15 will be held for the following cycle. Nominations remain active in the selection cycle for five years.
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The recipient will be selected by the Named Lectureship Task Force and presented to the Scientific Assembly Committee for approval at the planning meeting which is held in the Spring of the year prior to the presentation of the lecture. The Academy will announce its final decision in June of the following year.
Named Lectureship Task Force
Kevin D. Cooper, MD, FAAD, Chair, 2025
Jo-David Fine, MD, MPH, FAAD, Deputy Chair, 2025
Emily Y. Chu, MD, PhD, FAAD, Member, 2025
Robyn D. Siperstein, MD, FAAD, Member, 2024
Bruce Harris Thiers, MD, FAAD, Member, 2025
Janelle Pavlis, MD, FAAD, Member, 2025
David Rosmarin, MD, FAAD, Member, 2026
2023: David J. Margolis, MD, MSCE, PhD, FAAD
2022: Keith Choate, MD, PhD, FAAD
2021: John Harris, MD, PhD, FAAD
2019: Diane Thiboutot, MD
2018: Alan D. Irvine, MD DSc
2017: Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, FAAD
2016: Gil Yosipovitch, MD, FAAD
2015: George Cotsarelis, MD, FAAD
2014: Anthony Eugene Oro, MD, PhD, FAAD
2013: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, FAAD
2012: Richard L. Gallo, MD, FAAD
2011: Thomas S. Kupper, MD, FAAD
2010: Andrzej A. Dlugosz, MD, FAAD
2009: Kevin D. Cooper, MD
2008: John A. McGrath, MD, FRCP
2007: Kim B. Yancey, MD
2006: Gary S. Wood, MD
2005: Michael J. Detmar, MD
2004: Paul Khavari, MD, PhD
2003: Robert L. Modlin, MD
2002: R. Rox Anderson, MD
2000: Paul R. Bergstresser, MD
1999: Barbara A. Gilchrest, MD
1998: Ervin H. Epstein, MD
1997: Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD
1996: Luis A. Diaz, MD
1995: Thomas J. Lawley, MD
1993: Jouni J. Uitto, MD
1992: David Bickers, MD
1991: Kirk D. Wuepper, MD
1990: Thomas T. Provost, MD
Born in 1895, Marion Baldur Sulzberger was the son of the owner of one of the largest international meat-packing firms in the world. An early scholar, Dr. Sulzberger was a fan of the Latin languages and spoke German, Spanish, and French. He worked numerous odd jobs before becoming an aviator in the US Naval Service during World War I.
After serving with the Navy during World War I, Dr. Sulzberger began his medical studies in 1920 in Geneva, Switzerland, and continued his education at the University of Zurich.
Back in the military during World War II, Dr. Sulzberger served with the Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander. He became decorated by both the United States and France for outstanding research and study of the treatment of dermatoses caused by poison gases, burns, and tropical skin diseases.
Professor and chairman at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, and later professor of clinical dermatology at the University of California in San Francisco, Dr. Sulzberger was also adviser to the US Government, founder of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and president of the American Dermatological Association.