Whitehead Lecture

Richard H. Whitehead Lecture

Wednesday, August 13, 2013
12:00-1:00 P.M.
Reception following the lecture
Medical Biomolecular Research Building (room 2204)

Carrots and Sticks: Lessons from my Teachers

Cheryl McNeil
Assistant Professor, General Neurology
Director of Clinical Resources Program


The Whitehead Medical Society, the student government of the School of Medicine, is named in honor of Richard H. Whitehead, M.D. who served as Dean from 1890 to 1905. The Whitehead Lecture was established in 1947 to recognize the high standards and leadership of Dr. Whitehead. It has been an annual event since 1980.

The lecturer is chosen by the Whitehead Council, Whitehead Medical Society’s governing body of elected officers. The selection is based on qualities of leadership, dedication, and devotion to medicine and teaching. A certificate is given in recognition of distinguished contribution to the science and art of medicine designating the recipient an Honorary Member of the Whitehead Society.