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 

57th Annual Lecturer: 2019

Akiko Iwasaki , PhD
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology, and of Molecular Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Yale University

"Harnessing insights from antiviral immunity for better vaccines."

April 19, 2019, noon
Mayo Auditorium
Lunch will be served