Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2021 Robert E. Stowell Lecture

5 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Medical Education Building, #2222
Reception to follow in Breezeway Lobby

Kathleen R. Cho, M.D.

Kathleen R. Cho, M.D.

Peter A. Ward Professor of Pathology
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
University of Michigan Medical School

"Ovarian Cancers: Where do they come from, why does it matter, and what are we doing about it?"


  1. Recognize the potential for routine histopathological observations to be paradigm-shifting and practice-changing.
  2. Understand how animal model systems can be used to address fundamental questions about disease pathogenesis that are difficult to answer in humans.
  3. Observe examples of how animal model systems can serve as platforms with which to test novel strategies for cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.


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The Robert E. Stowell Lectureship supports the annual appointment of a distinguished scientist as a visiting lecturer at the UC Davis School of Medicine. The lectureship, established in 1991, is named for its founder, an internationally renowned pathologist and educator who, before his retirement, served as the first chair of the School's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Stowell is the recipient of the nation's highest award in pathology, the American Association of Pathologists Gold-headed Cane.

Previous Recipients of the Stowell Lectureship

2018 Abul K. Abbas, M.B.B.S.
2017 Eric J. Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
2016 Satdarshan Monga, M.D., Ph.D.
2015 Arlene H. Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D.
2014 Jeremy K. Nicholson, Ph.D.
2013 Thomas J. Giordano, M.D., Ph.D.
2012 Yuan Chang, M.D.
2011 Vinay Kumar, M.D.
2010 Stanley Cohen, M.D.
2009 Geoffrey S Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.
2008 Godfrey Getz, M.D.
2007 Stephen J. Galli, M.D.
2005 William A. Gardner, Jr., M.D.
2004 Helen M. Blau, Ph.D.
2003 Irving L. Weissman, M.D.
2002 Francis V. Chisari, M.D.
2001 Donald Orlic, Ph.D.
2000 Ronald S. Weinstein, M.D.
1999 Richard D. Klausner, M.D.
1998 Stephen J. DeArmond, M.D., Ph.D.
1997 Michael A. Gimbrone, Jr., M.D.
1996 Andrew H. Wyllie, MD, Ph.D.
1995 Fred Gorstein, M.D.
1994 Cheryl L. Willman, M.D.
1993 Peter M. Howley, M.D.
1992 Robert W. Wissler, M.D., Ph.D.
1991 Benjamin F. Trump, M.D.