MLA Awards and Honors
Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship
The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship was established in 1983 to stimulate
intellectual liaison between MLA and the National Library of Medicine
(NLM). The lecture is presented every other year at the association's
annual meeting and in alternate years at NLM. Lectures are chosen for
their ability to discuss subjects related to biomedical communications.
- 2012 (NLM): Frederick "Skip" M. Burkle Jr., M.D.
"Future Humanitarian Crises: Challenges to Practice, Policy & Public Health"
2011 (MLA): Peter J. Hotez
"Open Access and Control of the Neglected Tropical Diseases ('THe NTDs')
- 2010 (NLM): John D. Halamka
"Knowledge Services and the Role of Medical Libraries in Health Care Information
2009 (MLA): Ben Young, M.D.
"The Impact of Diseases on Hawai'i's Medical History"
2008 (NLM): Debra Lappin
"The 21st Century Patient - A New Partnership with the Biomedical Enterprise
2007 (MLA): Kent Smith, FMLA
"Laws, Leaders, and Legends of the Modern NLM"
2006 (NLM): Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases: Public Health Threat and the Research
2005 (MLA): Joycelyn Elders, M.D.
"Speaking the Truth Based on Knowledge and Experience "
2004 (NLM): Donald A. Henderson, M.D.
"Plagues for the 21st Century--A Communications Challenge"
2003 (MLA): Roz Diane Lasker, M.D.
"Making Waves: The Untapped Potential of Medical Libraries to Improve
the Public's Health"
2002 (NLM): Francis S. Collins, M.D.
and Society" (RealPlayer, 1:26)
2001 (MLA): Anthony J. Shuker, Ph.D.
2000 (NLM): Scott Ratzan, M.D.
1999 (MLA): Daniel Callahan, Ph.D.
"Can We Afford Technological Progress and an Aging Society?"
1998 (NLM): Jean-Claude Guedon, Ph.D.
"Is 'Virtual Library'
1997 (MLA): William W. Stead, M.D.
Library at the Center of the Biomedical Enterprise"
1996 (NLM): Larry L. Smarr, Ph.D.
"Digital Libraries in a Scalable America: Super Computers, JAVA, and HABANERO"
1995 (MLA): Daniel R. Masys, M.D.
"The Informatics of Health Care Reform"
1994 (NLM): M.R.C. Greenwood, Ph.D.
"21st Century Science"
1993 (MLA): Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D.
"Animating the Curriculum: Integrating Multimedia into Teaching"
1992 (NLM): Donna Cox
"Scientific Visualization and Renaissance Teams"
1991 (MLA): Joshua Lederberg, M.D., Ph.D.
"Scientists' Needs and Opportunities for Communication"
1990 (NLM): Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
"The National Library of Medicine: Evolution of a Premiere Information
1989 (MLA): Richard Selzer, M.D.
"The Surgeon as Writer"
1988 (NLM): Alvin M. Weinberg, Ph.D.
"Science, Government, and Information, Twenty-Five Years Later"
1987 (MLA): William H. Raub, Ph.D.
"Confluence of Ideas: The Emergence of Interdisciplinary Fields-Tending
the Borders of Biomedicine" and Warren J. Haas "Information Studies:
The Information Professional and Professional Leadership"
1986 (NLM): Ruth M. Davis, Ph.D.
"Where Will Technology Put the Library of the Twenty-First Century?"
1985 (MLA): Edwin Brownrigg, Ph.D.
"Wide Area Networks" and Edward H. Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D. "Artificial
Intelligence and the Future of Biomedical Information Transfer" and Patricia
M. Battin "The Wired Scholar'-How the Scholar Uses the New Technology"
1984: (NLM): Martin M. Cummings, M.D.
"The Effect of U.S. Policies on the Economics of Libraries"
For more information on the procedures for awards and honors nominations
or applications, contact Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094.