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 felt fitting that this lectureship be renamed to the Jacob Solomon and Hanna Rachel Blumenthal Lectureship in Allergy and Immunology.

Previous Lectureship Speakers 

2020 Blumenthal Lecture canceled

Due to the current travel restrictions and social distancing we have canceled the 2020 lecture


58th Annual Lecturer: 2021

Richard Locksley, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), University of California, San Francisco              

April 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Mayo Auditorium
Lunch will be served