J.S. and H.R Blumenthal Memorial Lectureship Series


Since 1963 when the lectureship was established, outstanding speakers have presented in the field of allergy and immunology.

This lectureship was established in memory of Doctor Jacob Solomon Blumenthal who went to medical school at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, he received his training in Internal Medicine and became interested in the field of Allergy and Immunology. Upon completion of his training he developed the Allergy Program at the University. He was an outstanding clinician, educator, and researcher. Upon his death, his family and friends established this lectureship to bring individuals outstanding in the field of Allergy and Immunology to the University of Minnesota.

His spouse, Hannah Rachel Blumenthal, was an educator and a supporter of the Allergy program at the University of Minnesota. She was instrumental in establishing this lectureship. Upon her death, it was fitting that this lectureship was renamed the Jacob Solomon and Hannah Rachel Blumenthal Lectureship in Allergy and Immunology.

Previous Lectureship Speakers

61st Annual Lecture: 2024

Katherine A Fitzgerald, PhD
Professor and Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair III
UMass Chan Medical School

"Nucleic Acid Sensing Pathways: the good, the bad, and the ugly"

May 10, 2024
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
In-Person Viewing Only
Lunch will be Provided