Lois EllisonThe Lois Taylor Ellison, MD Lectureship was established in 2011 in the Department of Physiology as a lasting tribute to its namesake, an internationally recognized physiologist and the first female postdoctoral fellow in the department. Her career was featured in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine's exhibition: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians.

The establishment of this lectureship through the MCG Foundation, Inc. enables the department to bring outstanding and distinguished leaders in physiology to the Augusta campus.  Guest speakers for this lectureship exchange work and ideas with Augusta University researchers, while inspiring students and young investigators.  The Physiology Postdoctoral Fellows are responsible for the nominations and election of guest speakers as well as for the organization of the lecture.


Upcoming Lecture:

December 6, 2018, 9 a.m., EC-210Dr. Meredith Hay
Meredith Hay, PhD
The University of Arizona

"Angiotensin-(1-7): A Novel Cognitive Protective Therapeutic, or “The Yellow Brick Road to Dementia Therapeutics”"


 Past Lectures:

Kathryn Sandberg, Ph.D.

Drs. Lois Ellison and Kathryn Sandberg

“The Endocrinology of Vascular Disease: Why Sex Matters” - Nov. 9, 2017

 Kathryn Sandberg, PhD, Georgetown University



Dr. Stephanie Watts

"Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease: a road less traveled" - Oct. 27, 2016

Virginia M. Miller, MBA, PhD, Professor, Mayo Clinic


 Dr. Stephanie Watts"What a wonderful mess: Serotonin, Science and Soul" - Oct. 1, 2015

Stephanie Watts, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Assistant Dean, Graduate School, Michigan State University

(Organizers: Theodora Szasz, Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau)

Dorris Taylor

"Building regenerative medicine solutions for cardiovascular disease: Where are we today?" - Nov. 6, 2014

Dorris Taylor, Director of the Regenerative Medicine Research and Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor St Luke's Medical Center

(Organizers: Anne-Cecile Huby, Theodora Szasz)

  Donna Arnett"Left ventricular hypertrophy: translation from genetic epidemiology to functional relevance" - Sep. 26, 2013

Donna Arnett, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health of University of Alabama, Former President of the American Heart Association

(Organizers: Anne-Cecile Huby, Jennifer Thompson)

Sue Barman“What can we learn about the neural control of the cardiovascular system by studying rhythms in sympathetic nerve activity?” – Oct. 4, 2012

Sue Barman, Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology/Toxicology, Michigan State University, President of the American Physiological Society

(Organizers: Helena Morrison, Bob Fellner)

 Marlene Rabinovitch“Molecular mechanisms leading to promising new therapies for pulmonary hypertension” – Nov. 3, 2011

Marlene Rabinovitch, Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Professor (by courtesy) of Developmental Biology Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Stanford University School of Medicine

(Organizers: Theodora Szasz, John Apolzan)