School of Medicine and Dentistry names new endowed chairs and professorships
At convocation in August, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry awarded 11 endowed chairs and professorships. At last year’s convocation, the School awarded 10.
Increasing the number of endowed professorships is a major goal of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Medical Center in The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester, the $1.2 billion fundraising effort.
This year’s recipients are:
David A. Bushinsky, M.D.
John J. Kuiper Distinguished Professor
Established in 2012, this new professorship supports the work of an outstanding faculty member in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine. Bushinsky is a professor of medicine in the Nephrology Division, a position he has held since October, 1992.Â He has been a member of the School of Medicine and Dentistry faculty since 1989.
Thomas L. Campbell, M.D.
William Rocktaschel Chair in Family Medicine
This professorship, a part of the Department of Family Medicine and Highland Hospital since the early 1990s, is new to the School of Medicine and Dentistry. It is to be held by the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Campbell was appointed department chair in 2004 and is currently professor of family medicine, a position he has held since 1998. He has been a member of the faculty since 1983.
Yuhchyau Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Philip Rubin Professorship in Radiation Oncology
Established in 1995, this professorship is held by the chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Chen was appointed chair in January, 2012, and is a professor of radiation oncology, a position she has held since 2006. She has been a member of the faculty since 1995.
Michael P. Eaton, M.D.
Denham S. Ward, M.D., Ph.D. Professorship
This is a new professorship, established in 2011, and is to be held by the chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. Eaton was appointed chair in January, 2012, and is professor of anesthesiology, a position he has held since 2011. He has been a member of the faculty since 1995.
Richard E. Kreipe, M.D. (FLW ’81)
Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney Professorship in Pediatrics Funded by Roger and Carolyn Friedlander
This new professorship honors Elizabeth R. McAnarney, M.D., for her service to children in the Rochester region and for inspiring volunteer involvement with the University. Kreipe is professor of pediatrics in the Adolescent Medicine Division, a position he has held since 1999. He has been a member of the faculty since 1981.
Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D. M.Sc.
Frank P. Smith Professor of Neurosurgery
This professorship was established in 1981 to help an outstanding member of the Department of Neurosurgery so that he or she can devote time to teaching and research.
Nedergaard was appointed co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine in 2007. She is professor of neurosurgery, first in the Center for Aging and Developmental Biology (2003–2007) and then in the Center for Translational Neuromedicine (2007 to present).Â She has been a member of the faculty since 2003.
Webster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D. (M ’83, PhD ’83, R ’89)
Ernest and Thelma Del Monte Distinguished Professorship in Neuromedicine
This new professorship was created in grateful appreciation to the University of Rochester Medical Center and Webster H. Pilcher, in particular, for health care provided for the Rochester community and for its broader mission of education and research.Â Pilcher is chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and professor of neurosurgery, positions he has held since 2002. He has been a member of the faculty since 1990.
Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Richard and Margaret Burton Distinguished Professorship in Orthopaedics
This is a new professorship, created to support a tenured faculty member with a primary appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research. Schwarz was appointed director of the Center in 2012 and is professor of orthopaedics in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, a position he has held since 2006. He has been a member of the faculty since 1997.
Robert L. Strawderman, III, Sc.D.
Dean’s Professorships were established in 1983 to be assigned to individuals of outstanding research excellence, usually, but not limited to, newly appointed faculty to the School of Medicine and Dentistry and designated by the dean of the School. Strawderman is the new chair and professor of biostatistics and computational biology.
Charles A. Thornton, M.D. (FLW ’90, ’92)
Saunders Family Distinguished Professorship in Neuromuscular Research
Established in 2012, this professorship provides transformational support for efforts in clinical and translational science in neuromuscular research. Thornton is a professor of neurology, a position he has held since 2006. He has been a member of the faculty since 1991.
Hulin Wu, Ph.D.
Dean’s ProfessorshipWu is a professor of biostatistics and computational biology, a position he has held since 2003 when he joined the faculty.
Students take medicine and care out of the hospital into the streets
Emma Lo, a third-year student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, has spent a lot of time in city parks, under bridges and wandering city streets, settings not usually recommended for students.