The Andrew Mark Lippard Memorial Lectures were established in 1975 in memory of seven-year-old Andrew Mark, son of Professor and Mrs. Stephen J. Lippard, who died of an acute encephalopathy on September 29, 1973. Professor Lippard, who was then a member of Columbia's Department of Chemistry, and his wife established the lectureship to stimulate studies on the cause and pathogenesis of encephalopathic diseases, particularly with respect to viral components. The series is supported by the Andrew Mark Lippard Memorial Fund, the MD–PhD Program, and the Department of Neurology.
The Lippard Lectures: A Legacy in Neuroscience
For nearly four decades, the Andrew Mark Lippard Memorial Lectures have brought experts from across the field of neuroscience to Columbia University to share and discuss the latest cutting-edge research. The list of distinguished past Lippard lecturers is a testament to Columbia's position at the forefront of new ideas and approaches to neurology. See past lecturers.
Supporting the Lippard Lectures
Columbia's Department of Neurology remains a world leader in research and care dedicated to the human brain thanks to the generous support of its friends and partners. If you would like to make a gift to support the Andrew Mark Lippard Memorial Lectures, please visit our online giving page.
Each year the featured Lippard lecturer is chosen by an interdisciplinary committee comprised of research leaders from across Columbia University Medical Center. Current committee members include:
- Michio Hirano, MD
- Stephen Lippard, PhD (ex officio)
- George Mentis, PhD
- Timothy A. Pedley, MD
- Serge Przedborski, MD, PhD (Chair)
- Jonathan Rosand, MD
- Catherine Schevon, MD, PhD
- Neil Shneider, MD, PhD
- Ai Yamamoto, PhD
Upcoming 45th Annual Andrew Mark Lippard Memorial Lecture:
Toward a Genetic Theory of Childhood Infectious Diseases
Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD
Professor, The Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Head of Laboratory, St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases
Senior Attending Physician, The Rockefeller University Hospital
Visiting Professor, Necker Hospital and School of Medicine, University Paris Descartes
September 25, 2019
Vagelos Education Center (VEC), Room 201
104 Haven Avenue, NY, NY 10032
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