Goldstein Lecture

Murray Goldstein, DO, MPH


The Osteopathic Research Center established the Goldstein Lecture Award in honor of Murray Goldstein, DO, MPH, to recognize his many accomplishments that advanced the osteopathic profession. The Award is generously supported through a grant from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation in Columbus, Ohio.


Dr. Goldstein served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for his service. He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 1950 from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a fel­lowship in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and earned a master of public health degree from the University of California School of Public Health at Berkeley.


Dr. Goldstein was the first osteopathic physician to be appointed as a commissioned medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1953. He was subsequently named an assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Public Health Service with the rank of Rear Admiral.


Dr. Goldstein has been recognized internationally as a leader in re­search on cerebrovascular disorders and on disorders of the developing brain. He served as director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health from 1982 to 1993. He then served as director and chief operating officer of United Cerebral Palsy from 1993 to 2003. He has served on numerous advisory boards, commit­tees and councils throughout his career, including as past president of the Academy of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Goldstein currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland.


He has long been an advocate of developing a strong evidence base for osteopathic medicine. He served on a committee to develop a national center of excellence for osteopathic manipula­tion research. The work of that committee culminated in the founding of The Osteopathic Research Center here on our campus as the profes­sion-wide research center in 2002.

Replay of 2023 Goldstein Lecture by Francesco Cerritelli, MSc, DO (Italy), PhD, entitled “The Brain-Body Interaction in the Context of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.”


Replay of 2022 Goldstein Lecture by Per Gunnar Brolinson, DO, entitled “Concussion Research and Implications for Clinical Osteopathic Practice.”


Replay of 2021 Goldstein Lecture by John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, entitled “What Mediates the Effect of Osteopathic Medicine? Patient-Centered Care vs. OMT.”


Goldstein Lecturers to date include:


Dennis Turk, PhD, University of Washington
John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Research
Director, Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, & Effectiveness
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Journal of Pain
Lecture Title: Evidence-Based Practice, Meta-Analysis, and Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


Anthony Delitto, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Lecture Title: Toward Effectively Managing Low Back Pain: Less Discovery and More Implementation


Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, ABPP, University of Texas at Arlington
Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology
and Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Director, Center of Excellence for the Study of Health & Chronic Illnesses
Editor in Chief, Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
Lecture Title: The Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Pain: Past, Present, and Future Clinical Directions


John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Regents Professor and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research in Honor of Drs. David Richards and Benjamin Cohen
Director, The Osteopathic Research Center
Lecture Title: What Mediates the Effect of Osteopathic Medicine? Patient-Centered Care vs. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment


Per Gunnar Brolinson, DO, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vice President for Research
Lecture Title: Concussion Research and Implications for Clinical Osteopathic Practice


Francesco Cerritelli, MSc, DO, PhD, University of Technology – Sydney
Director, COME Collaboration
Lecture Title: The Brain-Body Interaction in the Context of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine