Silverstein Lecture Series
The Silverstein Lecture Series was established by the Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Medical Research Fund for Genetic Medicine to bring advances in genetics research and medicine to the general public. Twice a year, the series features a renowned expert who discusses their research in a community forum at a level aimed at the general rather than professional audience. The events are always free and open to the public.
About the Silversteins
A generous gift from the Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Foundation supports educational and research initiatives within the center. The gift funds programs that foster genetics research and technologies, sponsors promising students and scientists and furthers the center's efforts to improve the public’s understanding of genetics through the biannual Silverstein Lecture Series.
Herman Silverstein was an eminent attorney, board chairman and president of Chicago’s George F. Harding Museum and chairman of the board and president of the Mid-American National Bank of Chicago. Over almost 50 years, Herman and Bea Silverstein donated generously to the arts and the field of medicine, with such gifts as the Herman M. Silverstein Arms and Armour Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Herman M. Silverstein Outpatient Surgical Waiting Room at Passavent Hospital.