The Founders Day lectureship was established in 1979 to commemorate the founding of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and to recognize a faculty member for his or her significant scientific accomplishments. Each year, faculty and staff nominate a peer who embodies a model of an investigator whose research has a continuous thread of significance and who can effectively present that research with enthusiasm, vigor and inspiration.
A committee comprised of past honorees reviews nominations and selects a winner.
The date of the lecture coincides with the dedication of the College: November 17, 1967.
This year's lecture will be on Friday, November 15, 2019.