Bioscience

Buffmire Lectureship: Dr D. Holmes Morton

November 5, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

The Fall Buffmire Lectureship will be at the College of Medicine in Phoenix, on November 23rd at 5:30pm, and at the University of Arizona, DuVal Auditorium in Tucson on November 24th at 12pm.

The lecture will feature Dr D. Holmes Morton who specializes in genetic disorders of Old Order Amish and Mennonite children. In 1989 Dr Morton established a nonprofit, Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania to focus on these diseases.

Morton is a former member of the United States Merchant Marine and a 1979 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he was an avid reader of everything from literature to developmental psychology, neurobiology, and child development. He attended Harvard Medical School and served his residency at Children’s Hospital Boston. His interest in biochemical genetics research led him to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins University, and finally to the Pennsylvania Amish community. Morton received the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1993 and was named one of Time Magazine’s “Heroes of Medicine” in 1997. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” for his work.

RSVP for Phoenix lecture by Nov. 10 to Mindy Shields at buffmirelectures@gmail.com or (602) 827-2076