Murray Goldstein Commemorative Lecture in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine 

This is given each year in honor of Rear Admiral Murray Goldstein DO, MPH, FAAN, FAOCOPM, USPHS(ret.), a founding member of the College and the division of Public Health & General Preventive Medicine. Dr. Goldstein was designated a Fellow in 1985 and served as President of the College in 1990.


Rear Admiral Murray Goldstein DO, MPH, FAAN, FAOCOPM, USPHS(ret.) is an osteopathic physician with postdoctoral clinical training in internal medicine and neurology and research training in epidemiology and clinical research. RDML Murray Goldstein was the first DO to reach flag rank, serving as the Assistant Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service. At the National Institutes of Health for 40 years, he served for 11 years as the Director for the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, the federal government’s focal point for brain research. In 1975, while at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, he organized the first NIH Research Symposium on the Research Status of Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Following this in-depth analysis of what was known at that time about spinal manipulative therapy and the principles on which it was founded, recommendations were made about additional areas of research to targeted additional attention and priorities were established for research training opportunities in chiropractic and osteopathic professional schools. Thus, a stage was set for the further study of the broad area of manipulative (manual) therapy as an interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborative research endeavor. Dr. Goldstein served as the Medical Director for the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation in Washington, DC. He is a world-renowned authority on neurological disease. Recently he retired from the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine, on which he served for many years. Dr. Goldstein also serves on the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education and Training Review Committee (2007-2011) and the Advisory Board of the National Headache Foundation.

This is a named lecture given at the Spring convention of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine by someone who exemplifies service in the field of Public Health & Preventive Medicine.

Past Lecturers include:

1992 Infectious Disease - Howard S. Teitelbaum, DO, PhD, MPH, FAOCOPM

1994 Fernando A. Guerro, MD, MPH, FAAP

1995 One Million Refugees: One at a Time! - Larry J. Pepper, DO, MS

1996 PreMed Computer-Assisted Preventive Medicine - Wayne Brandes, DO 1997 Implementing Preventive Care Guidelines: One Specific Approach - Lynn Soban, MPH, RN

1998 Osteopathic Medicine and Rural Health: A Lasting Community - Michael Samuels, PhD, DPH

1999 Hepatitis C: containing an Invisible Epidemic - Gregory T. Everson, MD, FACP, AGAF

2000 Bloodborne Pathogens/Infectious Diseases - Francis X. Blais, DO, FACOI

2001 Healthy People 2010 - Robert J. Trenschel, DO, MPH

2002 Weapons of Mass Destruction - Lt. Gen. Ronald R. Blanck, DO, MACP

2003 Violence in the Workplace - Alan Hoffman, EdD

2004 Anthrax Investigation in Florida - Jean Maliche, MD, MPH

2005 Bioterrorism-Current Issues & Concerns - Lt. Gen. Ronald R. Blanck, DO, MACP

2006 Study Design - Howard S. Teitelbaum, DO, MPH, PhD, FAOCOPM

2007 Obesity Epidemic - Cheryl Iverson, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

2008 2008 Vaccine Update - Melissa Overman, DO, MPH, MA, CHES

2009 Your Role in Homeland Security: Evolution and Current Status of Disaster Response - Lauren
Ball, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

2010 Re-Emerging Diseases: Lymphatic Filiriasis in Migrant Workers - Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA

2011 Adult & Child Immunization Updates - Melissa Overman, DO, MPH, MA, CHES

2012 Health Care Personnel Prevention and Control: Vaccines & Body Substance Exposures - Nancy Gemeinhart, RN, MHA, CIC

2013 Outbreak Investigations - Howard Teitelbaum, DO, MPH, PhD, FAOCOPM

2014 Influenza Vaccine Update - Lisa A. Klatka, DO, MS

2015 Statistical Associations and Causation: Contributions of Different Types of Evidence - Charles Hennekens, MD, MPH

2016 Surviving the First Year: An Overview of Infant Mortality Data, Trends, and Intervention Opportunities - Amy L. Raines-Milenkov, DrPh and Mickey M. Moerbe, MPH, CPH

2017 Pain Control Amidst the U.S. Opiate Epidemic - Peter Lascrides, DO

2018 Environmental Medicine: Air Quality and Health, Vincent Fonseca, MD, MPH

2019 When "Public Health" is a Bad Thing: Working in a Conservative Political Environment
Bob England, MD, MPH

2021 Smoking Cessation, Babalola Faseru, MD, MPH