Dr. Morris S. Brent Lectureship

The Dr. Morris S. Brent Lectureship was established at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1989 by Brent General Hospital in honor of the late Morris S. Brent, M.D., to provide quality lecturers for continuing medical education during Medical Alumni Reunion Day. Dr. Brent, grew up in Detroit, attended Cass Technical High School and received two degrees from Wayne State University, a bachelor's degree in 1927 and a medical degree in 1931. He spent much of his career in general practice, specializing in surgery and obstetrics. In 1942, he founded Brent General Hospital, a non-profit corporation, and served as its administrator until his retirement. He married Anne, a dental hygienist, and they had two sons, Burton Brent, a graduate of Chicago Medical School, and Robert Brent, a graduate of the WSU School of Medicine (Class of 1960).

The Dr. Morris S. Brent Lectureship will take place in the Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons Margherio Family Conference Center. This year's program provides continuing medical education credits and feature presenters from our own Wayne State family of physicians who will speak on a variety of interesting topics.

Dr. Morris S. Brent Lectureship Series


8:00 a.m.

Steve Daveluy, M.D. '08, Res. '12
Vice President, Medical Alumni Association
Co-Chair, Medical Alumni Reunion Committee
Associate Professor and Program Director, Wayne State Dermatology
Immediate Past President, Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan

8:10 - 8:35 a.m. klisz

Teen Depression and Suicide: What Every Physician Needs to Know
Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, M.D. '04, Res. '07, Fel. '09
Assistant Professor, WSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, DMC/WSU
2nd Vice President, Wayne State Medical Alumni Association
Co-Chair, Wayne State Medical Alumni Reunion Committee


8:40 - 9:05 a.m.

jeffcritchfield​IR: The Struggles of a New Specialty
Jeff Critchfield, M.D. '01, Res. '06, FSIR
Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology
Associate Professor of Radiology and Oncology
Director of Vascular Interventional Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute


9:10 - 9:35 a.m.  

​Brain Over Body: Can You "Hack" the Stress System to Let Your Psychology Influence Your Physiology?

diwadkarVaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Co-director, Brain Imaging Research Division
Wayne State University School of Medicine


muzikOtto Muzik, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.

secord​Newer Concepts of Asthma Management Including New Biologic Therapies
Elizabeth Secord, M.D. 
Professor of Pediatrics
Wayne State University
Department of Pediatrics

10:35 - 11:05 a.m.

Vaping/First Vaping-Related Double Lung Transplant

Hassan Michael Nemeh, M.D., Res. '00
Chief of Section of Cardiac Surgery
Henry Ford Health System

11:10 - 11:35 a.m. teena chopra

COVID and the Future Outlook for Pandemics
Teena Chopra MD, MPH '11
Professor , Infectious Diseases ,Wayne State University 
Corporate Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology and Antibiotic Stewardship DMC and WSU
Director of Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection prevention, Vibra Hospital


Thank you to our planning committee!

Lawrence Blaty, M.D., Class of 1986
Angela Bully, M.D., Class of 1990
Chih Chuang, M.D., Class of 2006
Steve Daveluy, M.D., Class of 2008, Co-Chair
A. Bradley Eisenbrey, M.D., Class of 1986
Adam Folbe, M.D., Class of 2001
Melanie Hanna-Johnson, M.D., Class of 1985
Monte Harvill, M.D., Class of 1992
John Hilu, M.D., Class of 1986
Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, M.D., Class of 2004, Co-Chair
Lameitre Lockhart-Walker, M.D., Class of 2005
Hanh Nghiem, M.D., Class of 1987
Tina Pickett, M.D., Class of 1991
Gino Salciccioli, M.D., Class of 1961
Michael Sandler, M.D., Class of 1971
Piero Simone, M.D., Class of 1995
Alkis P. Zingas, M.D., Class of 1970