Seeking Nominations: Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

The Selection Committee for the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture seeks nominations for the 2017 Lecturer.

Dear School of Medicine Faculty and Alumni:

The Selection Committee for the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture seeks nominations for the 2017 Lecturer. Instructions for nominating a member of the School of Medicine faculty accompany this letter.

The Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture is our annual convocation. It is a time when we reflect upon our School’s splendid heritage of collegiality and excellence, to which Norma Berryhill contributed so much. It is also the occasion on which we formally welcome our newest faculty members.

Previous lecturers are:

1985  John B. Graham, MD (Pathology)

1986  G. Philip Manire, PhD (Microbiology)

1987  Floyd W. Denny, MD (Pediatrics)

1988  Mary Ellen Jones, PhD (Biochemistry)

1989  Colin G. Thomas, Jr., MD (Surgery)

1990  Carl W. Gottschalk, MD (Medicine)

1991  William B. Blythe, MD (Medicine)

1992  George Johnson, Jr., MD (Surgery)

1993   Stuart Bondurant, MD (Medicine)

1994  Judson J. Van Wyk, MD (Pediatrics)

1995  Christopher C. Fordham III, MD (Medicine)

1996  Frank C. Wilson, MD (Surgery)

1997  Joseph S. Pagano, MD (Medicine)

1998  Joe W. Grisham, MD (Pathology)

1999  P. Frederick Sparling, MD (Medicine)

2000  George F. Sheldon, MD (Surgery)

2001  Edward A. Norfleet, MD (Anesthesiology)

2002  Oliver Smithies, MA, DPhil (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)

2003  Harold R. Roberts, MD (Medicine & Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)

2004  Philip A. Bromberg, MD (Medicine)

2005  Joel E. Tepper, MD (Radiation Oncology)

2006  Robert C. Cefalo, MD, PhD (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

2007    H. Shelton Earp, III, MD (Medicine)

2008    Richard C. Boucher, Jr., MD (Medicine)
2009    Jeffrey L. Houpt, MD (Dean Emeritus, Psychiatry)

2010   Jenny P-Y Ting, PhD (Microbiology & Immunology)

2011   Ronald Falk, MD (Medicine and Pathology and Lab Medicine)

2012   Eugene Orringer, MD (Medicine)

2013   Judith Tintinalli, MD, MS, FACEP (Emergency Medicine)

2014   Myron Cohen, MD (Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health)

2015   J. Charles Jennette, MD (Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

2016   Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD (2015 Nobel Laureate, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics)

Please submit your nominations to the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture Selection Committee to Carol Edenton ( via email by April 14, 2017.


M. Andrew Greganti, MD, Committee Chair

AnnaMarie Connolly, MD

Blossom Damania, PhD

Wesley Fowler, MD

James P. Evans, MD, PhD

Janet Hadar, MS, MBA

Peter Gilligan, PhD

Terry Magnuson, PhD

Karen McCall, MBA

Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

Tony Meyer, MD

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD


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 a member of the faculty whose accomplishments have added distinction to the Medical School.

Second, the convocation is intended to further a sense of community within the Medical School.  Because Mrs. Berryhill was a major factor in developing this sense, the Lectureship was named in her honor.


  • The Lecturer shall be an actively employed member of the faculty of the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the time of selection. Fully retired faculty and recently appointed faculty who have not arrived in Chapel Hill are not eligible.
  • Nominations for the Lecturer shall come from individual faculty members and alumni. Departmental, divisional, or other corporate nominations will not be accepted.
  • Nominees should have made distinguished contributions to the stature of the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • The Committee requests that you send the name (s) of your nominee(s) with your reasons for the nomination stated briefly. The Committee will be responsible for obtaining other supporting materials, such as curriculum vitae, etc.