The annual lecture will take place on October 3, 2011. The title of the lecture is, “The Essential Need for a Climate of Curiosity in Academic Hospitals: The ANCA Vasculitis Story.”
The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Ronald Falk, MD, Allan Brewster Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Director, UNC Kidney Center. The title of the lecture is, “The Essential Need for a Climate of Curiosity in Academic Hospitals: The ANCA Vasculitis Story.” It will take place October 3rd, 2011 at the Carolina Club, Alumni Halls at 5:30 PM.
About the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lectureship
The Dean and Advisory Committee of the School of Medicine established the Norma Berryhill Lectureship in September 1984. The Lectureship has two essential components: (1) a lecture to be given annually by a tenured or tenure track member of the faculty of the Medical School; and (2) a convocation of the Medical School to be held at the time of the lecture and at which new faculty members will be recognized.
The aims of the Lectureship are twofold. First, the selection of the Norma Berryhill Lecturer is meant to honor some of the Medical School’s most consummate scientists and scholars whose accomplishments have added distinction to the Medical School. Second, the convocation is intended to further a sense of community within the UNC School of Medicine.
The lectureship serves to recognize Norma Berryhill (1902-2005), who with her husband Dr. Walter Reece Berryhill, made substantial contributions to the development and success of the school, which began its four-year curriculum in 1952. Long before her death at the age of 103, her name came to symbolize Southern hospitality and selfless public service. Because Mrs. Berryhill was a major factor in developing this strong sense of community within the School, the Lectureship was named in her honor.