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Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs are vital to cancer medicine—and represent highly coveted professional recognition for physicians and scientists.

Due to the generosity of trusted philanthropists, Fox Chase Cancer Center has a rich history of establishing such recognition and thus continues to employ the greatest minds in cancer research and care.
 

Louis Della Penna Family Chair in Head and Neck Oncology

Established in 2012 by Carol and Louis Della Penna to support an outstanding leader in the field of head and neck oncology.

Chair Appointments:
2012-Present:
 
 

Carol and Louis Della Penna Chair in Urologic Oncology

Established in 2012 by Carol and Louis Della Penna to support an outstanding leader in the field of urologic oncology.

Chair Appointments:
2012-Present:
 
 
 

Marvin S. Greenberg, MD Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Established in 2008 by Concetta Greenberg in honor of her late husband Marvin S. Greenberg, MD, to support an outstanding leader in the field of pancreatic cancer surgery.  

 Chair Appointments:
2008-Present: 
 
 

Paul Grotzinger and Wilbur Raab Chair in Surgical Oncology

Established in 2001 with a bequest from Fox Chase patient G. Wilbur Raab and gifts from the family and friends of former Chief of Surgery at the American Oncologic Hospital, Paul J. Grotzinger, MD, to support an outstanding leader in the field of surgical oncology.

Chair Appointments:
2014 – Present:
 
 
 

The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Chair in Cancer Prevention

Established in 2012 by Dorrance (Dodo) Hamilton to support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer prevention and early detection research

Chair Appointments:
2012- Present: 
 
 

G. Morris Dorrance Jr. Chair in Medical Oncology

Established in 2000 through contributions from G. Morris Dorrance Jr.’s friends, family members and colleagues on the Board of Directors to support an outstanding leader in medical oncology.

Chair Appointments:
2002 – 2007:
Lou M. Weiner, MD
2010-2011:
Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
2017-Present:

Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology

Established in 2005 to honor the late Gerald E Hanks, MD, former Fox Chase's chairman of radiation oncology and support an outstanding leader in the field of radiation oncology.

Chair Appointments:
2005-2008: 
Alan Pollack, MD
2008-Present:

G. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair in Cancer Research

Established in 1999 by Jane Pepper with friends and colleagues to honor the late G. Willing "Wing" Pepper, a noted Philadelphia philanthropist and Fox Chase board member, and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research.

Chair Appointments:
2000 – 2004: 
Kenneth D. Tew, PhD
2004- 2008: 
Monica Morrow, MD
2008-Present:

Stanley P. Reimann Chair in Oncology Research

Fox Chase Cancer Center's inaugural endowed chair, established in 1993 by the Fox Chase Board of Directors, honors Stanley P. Reimann, MD, the founder of the Institute for Cancer Research. This chair was established to recognize and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research.

Chair Appointments:
1993-2008: 
Robert B. Perry, PhD
2008-Present: 

Jack Schultz Chair in Basic Science

Established in 2002 by the Board of Associates at Fox Chase Cancer Center to honor geneticist Jack Schultz, PhD, and support an outstanding leader in the field of basic science.

Chair Appointments:
2002-Present:
 
 

Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair in Cancer Research

Established in 2006 by friends of the late Timothy R. Talbot, Jr., MD, former scientific director of the Institute for Cancer Research and the first president of Fox Chase Cancer Center, to support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research.

Chair Appointments:
2006-Present: 
 
 

Audrey Weg Schaus & Geoffrey Alan Weg Chair in Medical Science

Established in 2001 by Carol and Ken Weg in honor of their children to support an outstanding leader in the field of medical oncology.

Chair Appointments:
2002 – 2008: 
Robert Ozols, MD, PhD
2011-Present:

Carol and Kenneth Weg Chair in Human Genetics

Established in 1998 by Carol and Ken Weg to support an outstanding leader in the fields of cancer research and human genetics.

Chair Appointments:
 
2000 - Present: 
 
 

H.O. West and J.R. Wike Chair in Cancer Research

Established in 2005 by Lauren & Don Morel, West Pharmaceutical Services, the  H.O. West Foundation, Wike Family Trust, and Barbara M. & Robert C. Young to support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research.

Chair Appointments:
2011-Present: 
 
 

William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cancer Research

Established in 1998 by The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust to honor founder, the late William Wikoff Smith, and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research.

Chair Appointments:
2000 – 2009: 
Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD
2009-2016:
Anna Skalka, PhD
2016 – Present:

Robert C. Young MD Chair in Cancer Research

Established in 2007 by Margot and Robert Keith, along close friends and colleagues, to honor medical oncologist and former President and CEO, Robert C. Young, MD, and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research.

Chair Appointments:
2008-2013:
Jeffrey Boyd, PhD
2013-Present:

 

Pending Appointments

Donald E. and Shirley C. Morel, Stanley and Stella Bayster Chair in Molecular Diagnostics

Established in 2008 by Lauren and Don Morel to support an outstanding leader in the field of molecular diagnostics.

The Gloria and Edmund M. Dunn Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Established in 2002 by Edmund M. Dunn and his late wife Gloria support an outstanding leader in the fields of lung cancer research and thoracic surgical oncology

 

For information about how to support Fox Chase's endowed funds, please contact the Institutional Advancement Department at (215)728-2745 or giving@fccc.edu.

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