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Pinckney J. Harman Memorial Lectures

For 20 years, Pinckney J. Harman was the first Apical Dendrite of the Cajal Club. "During those nineteen years as Apical Dendrite, Pink was the Cajal Club, holding it together, nurturing it, and helping it to mature (Excerpt from Dr. George Clark)." The Cajal Club used to have an annual banquet with a featured dinner speaker. The Pinckney J. Harman Memorial Lecturer was a continuation of this banquet speaker. Elizabeth C. Crosby was one of the initial banquet speakers, and she gave the first Pinckney J. Harman Memorial Lecture in 1969. In the past 20, this impressive list of speakers has featured several members of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (Drs. Bloom, Gage, Kaas, McEwen, Rakic, Shatz, Swanson, Roberts, Jones and Walsh), one member of the Institute of Medicine (Dr. Rubenstein) and three Nobel Laureates (Drs. Sakmann, Moser and Moser).

This is a portrait of Pickney J. Harman in his lab.

Pinckney J. Harman

Professor Pinckney Harman, a notable and active member of the Cajal Club, was renowned for his extensive contributions to the field of Anatomy. An alumnus of Georgetown University, he obtained a B.S. and M.S. in 1934 and 1935 respectively. Between 1934 and 1937, he worked at Georgetown's Department of Biology before joining Yale as a Knight Fellow, earning his Ph.D. in Anatomy in 1941. Harman continued his career at Georgetown before moving to New York University in 1946, progressing from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. His interests lay heavily in comparative neurology, specifically nuclear masses differences in the primate brain, and he began his exploration into genetic disorders of the neuromuscular apparatus at the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory in Maine. In 1956, he became the Professor of Anatomy and Chairman at Seton Hall College of Medicine, later the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. Harman received distinguished awards like the John Carroll Award (1959) and the William Gaston Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Education (1964). 

Left, Pinckney J. Harman, MD. Image courtesy of The Lillian and Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives at NYU.

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Previous Awardees:​

1951-52

Lorente de No, 1st Banquet speaker

 

1952-53

James W Papez, 2nd Banquet speaker

 

1953-54

J Walter Wilson, 3rd Banquet speaker

 

1954-55

AT Rasmussen, 4th Banquet speaker

 

1955-56

Elizabeth C. Crosby, 5th Banquet speaker

 

1957-58

Ernst & Berta Sharrer, 6th Banquet speakers

 

1959-60

ST Bok, 7th Banquet speakers

 

1961-62

E Horne Craigie, 8th Banquet speaker

 

1963-64

Murray L Barr, 9th Banquet speaker

 

1965-66

Walle JH Nauta, 10th Banquet speaker

 

1966-67 RD Lockhart, 11th Banquet speaker

 

1967-68 Adolf Hopf, 12th banquet speaker

 

1968-69

Elizabeth C. Crosby, 1st Pinckney J. Harman Lecturer

 

1969-70

Antonio Villasana

 

1970-71

JZ Young

 

1971-72

John Szentagothai

 

1972-73

Richard L Sidman

 

1973-74

Rene Couteaux

 

1974-75

Lennart Heimer

 

1975-76

Vernon Mountcastle

 

1976-77

Clement A Fox

 

1977-78

Eugene Roberts

 

1978-79

Carl Cotman

 

1979-80

Fred A Mettler

1980-81

HGJM Kuypers

 

1981-82

Bernice Grafstein

 

1982-83

Richard P Bunge

 

1983-84

Harvey Karten

 

1984-85

Constantino Sotelo

 

1985-86

Pasko Rakic

 

1986-87

Thomas A Woolsey

 

1987-88

Pasquale P Graziadei

 

1988-89

Edward G Jones

 

1989-90

Alan Peters

 

1990-91

Clifford B Saper

 

1991-92

Henry J Ralston Ill

 

1992-93

Gary W Van Hoesen

 

1993-94

Ford F Ebner

 

1994-95

Nicole M LeDouarin

 

1995-96 Marcus E. Raichle

 

1996-97 Jon H. Kaas

 

1997-98

Ray W. Guillery

 

1998-99

Bruce S McEwen

 

1999-00

Floyd E Bloom

 

2000-01

Fred H Gage

 

2001-02

Carla J Shatz

 

2002-03

Oswald Steward

 

2003-04

Not given

2004-05 

Mark D'Esposito 

 

2005-06 

Bert Sakmann 

 

2006-07 

Ranulfo Romo

 

2007-08

Jonathan Horton

 

2008-09

Giacomo Rizzolatti

 

2009-10

Arnold Kriegstein

 

2010-11

Christopher Walsh

 

2011-12

Larry Swanson

 

2012-13

Pasko Rakic

 

2013-14

John Rubenstein

 

2014-15

Javier DeFelipe

 

2015-16

May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser

 

2016-17

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla

 

2017-18

Luis de Puelles

 

2018-19

Jeff Lichtman

 

2019-20

Linda Richards

 

2020-2021

Liqun Luo

 

2021-2022

Paola Arlotta

 

2022-2023

Tirin Moore

Background image Elizabeth C. Crosby, two time banquet speaker and 1st Pinckney J. Harman Memorial Lecturer. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, United States.

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