The Richard B. Horenstein, MD, JD, Memorial Lectureship will be held March 14, noon to 1 p.m., in the Medical Center Auditorium (Shock Trauma, T1R18) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The Horenstein Memorial Lectureship was established in memory of Richard B. Horenstein, MD, JD, associate professor of medicine. Horenstein had an intellectual hunger for learning and carried this passion into all aspects of his life and work. He was collegial, collaborative, compassionate, and a true renaissance man. Horenstein came to the University of Maryland in 2001 as a fellow in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition and joined the full-time faculty in the Department of Medicine in 2004. He passed away in 2017 after battling cancer. The Horenstein Lectureship was established to honor prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of translational medicine.
The lecture will be presented by Rudolph L. Leibel, MD, the Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Professor of Diabetes Research, head of the Division of Molecular Genetics, and co-director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University. His topic will be “Molecular physiology of the control of body weight: Experimental strategies for understanding human obesity.”