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Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chairs
Endowed chairs are vital to cancer medicine—and represent highly coveted professional recognition for physicians and scientists. These funds enable Fox Chase Cancer Center to recruit and reward the best and brightest cancer clinicians and researchers.
Endowing a chair offers the opportunity to help advance great ideas and to align aspirations with those of a cancer leader of the highest caliber.
John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief, Head and Neck Surgery
This chair was established in 2012 by Carol and Louis Della Penna, two of Fox Chase Cancer Center's most generous and committed friends. This chair supports an outstanding leader in the field of head and neck oncology who represents the highest standards of excellence.
Richard Greenberg, MD, FACS
Chief, Urologic Oncology
This chair was established in 2012 by Carol and Louis Della Penna, two of Fox Chase Cancer Center's most generous and committed friends. This chair supports an outstanding leader in the field of urologic oncology who represents the highest standards of excellence.
John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS
Chief, Pancreaticobiliary Service
Established in 2008 by Concetta Greenberg in honor of her late husband Marvin S. Greenberg, MD, this chair was established to support a leader in the field of pancreatic cancer surgery who has demonstrated clinical leadership and who represents the highest standards of excellence.
Stephen C. Rubin, MD
Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
Established in 2001 with a bequest from Fox Chase patient G. Wilbur Raab and gifts from Dr. Grotzinger's family and friends, this chair honors Paul J. Grotzinger, MD, Chief of Surgery at the American Oncologic Hospital from 1960 to 1974, and supports an outstanding leader in the field of surgical oncology who represents the highest standards of excellence.
Paul F. Engstrom, MD
Acting Chair, Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Engstrom, who joined Fox Chase in 1970, has devoted his professional and academic career to improving cancer prevention and early detection research and service.
Eric M. Horwitz, MD
Chair, Radiation Oncology
Established in 2005, the chair honors Gerald E Hanks, MD, who served as Fox Chase's chairman of radiation oncology from 1985 until he retired in 2001.
Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS
Chair, Department of Surgery
Created in 1999 by Fox Chase Cancer Center Board Member Jane Pepper and friends and colleagues, this chair honors G. Willing "Wing" Pepper (1909-2001), former president of Scott Paper Company, a noted Philadelphia philanthropist, and Fox Chase board member from 1973 to 1987. The chair was established to acknowledge and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research who represents the highest standards of excellence.
Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President; Deputy Director; Chief Scientific Officer
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, whose commitment to discovery and collaborative science continues to define the robust research enterprise at Fox Chase. This chair was established to recognize and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research who represents the highest standards of excellence.
Beatrice Mintz, PhD
Established in 2002 by the Board of Associates at Fox Chase Cancer Center, this chair honors pioneering geneticist Jack Schultz, PhD, and his contributions to basic science, cancer research, and the life and character of Fox Chase. This chair was established to recognize and support an outstanding leader in the field of basic science who represents the highest standards of excellence.
Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP
Chair, Department of Clinical Genetics
This chair honors Timothy R. Talbot Jr., MD, the visionary scientific director of the Institute for Cancer Research and the first president of Fox Chase Cancer Center. This chair was established by Dr. Talbot's friends and colleagues to recognize and support an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research who represents the highest standards of excellence.
David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine; Chief, Gastroenterology Section; Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Research Program
The Audrey Weg Schaus and Geoffrey Alan Weg Chair in Medical Science was established in 2001 by Carol and Ken Weg, named for their children.
Joseph R. Testa, PhD
Scientific Leader, Kidney Cancer Working Group; Director, Clinical Cytogenomics Laboratory; Co-Leader, Cancer Biology; Director, Genomics Facility
Fox Chase Cancer Center Board Member Kenneth E. Weg and wife Carol Weg established this chair in 1998 to recognize and support an outstanding leader in the fields of cancer research and human genetics who represents the highest standards of excellence.
J. Robert Beck, MD
Senior Vice President; Deputy Director; Chief Academic Officer; Chief Administrative Officer; Professor
The H.O. West and J.R. Wike Chair in Cancer Research was established in 2005 by Lauren & Don Morel, West Pharmaceutical Services, H.O. West Foundation, Wike Family Trust, and Barbara M. & Robert C. Young.
Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP
Deputy Cancer Center Director, Translational Research Program; Co-Leader, Molecular Therapeutics Program; Professor, Department Hematology/Oncology
One of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s most generous and most consistent supporters, The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust established this chair in 1998 as a powerful demonstration of their confidence in Fox Chase’s stellar faculty and to advance the philanthropic vision of its founder William Wikoff Smith (1920-1976), a Philadelphia businessman. This chair supports an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research who represents the highest standards of excellence in academic research.
Richard I. Fisher, MD
President and CEO, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Cancer Center Director
This chair was established in 2007 through the generosity of Fox Chase Cancer Center board member Margot Keith and husband Robert Keith, as well as close friends and colleagues, to honor medical oncologist and cancer leader Robert C. Young, MD, an internationally recognized expert in lymphoma and ovarian cancer and Fox Chase's president from 1988 to 2007. This chair recognizes and supports an outstanding leader in the field of cancer research who represents the highest standards of excellence.
G. Morris Dorrance Jr. Chair in Medical Oncology
Donald E. and Shirley C. Morel, Stanley and Stella Bayster Chair in Molecular Imaging
The Gloria and Edmund M. Dunn Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Established in 2002 by Edmund M. Dunn and his late wife Gloria, this chair was created to honor and support an outstanding leader in the fields of lung cancer research and thoracic surgical oncology who represents the highest standards of excellence.
For information about how to support Fox Chase's endowed funds, please contact:
Senior Director, Individual Giving
W.J. Avery Endowed Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Connelly Foundation
The Betty A. and R. Reginald Bishop Endowed Fund for Cancer Research
Betty A. & R. Reginald Bishop
The Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Directors' Postdoctoral Fellowship
Board of Directors
Roberta P. Dubrow Endowed Research Fund
Lowell H. Dubrow
Max E. & Estelle H. Falik Endowed Fund
Max E. & Estelle H. Falik
The Richard P. Federici and Gerard R. Flaherty Endowed Fellowship for Lung Cancer Research
William J. & Susan C. Federici
The Carolyn Galbraith-Panicola Endowed Research Fund
The Sylvia Glassman Student Internship
The Glassman Foundation
Lawrence H. Greenwald Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Madeline & Lawrence Greenwald Foundation
The Greenwald Foundation
The Jane & Robert Salzer Foundation
Ann & Edward Sickles
Sickles Charitable Trust
Paul J. Grotzinger, MD, Lectureship Fund
Regina M. Grotzinger
William Randolph Hearst Cancer Genetics Counseling Fellowship Fund
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
The John P. Hoffman Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
Neil F. & Renee Hall
Lunevica Foundation Inc.
Mary F. Kuehns
Lincoln T. Griswold
Wendy B. Trow-Fox
Karen Hoster Havelin Nursing Scholarship Fund of the friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center
Friends of the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center
David A. Hungerford Endowed Fund in Basic Chromosome Research
Alice M. Hungerford
The Eileen Stein Jacoby Endowed Fund
Cheryl & Scott Herman
Family & Friends
F.M. Kirby Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Neurologic Disease
F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
Hedda L. Komins Fund for Breast Cancer Research & Prevention
Jill & Norman Rosenblum
Douglas & Jaclyn Rosenblum
The Kresge Science Initiative: NMR Fund
The Kresge Foundation
The Kresge Science Initiative: Mass Spectrometer Fund
The Kresge Foundation
Robert L. Krigel Lecture Fund in Hematologic Cancers and Translational Research
Robert L. Krigel
D. Bonnie Perlmutter
Lippincott Breast Evaluation Center
Philip & Naomi Lippincott
The Herman Lopata Endowed Research Fund
Frances Lopata and Family
Richard B. Millham, Sr., Endowed Fund for Cancer Research
Richard B. Millham
Kathryn Ann & Thelma T. Milliken Fund
Thelma T. Milliken
Jeanne E. and Robert F. Ozols, M.D., PhD Endowed Summer Research Fellowship
Debra & Leo M. Sniger
Carol & Kenneth Weg
Barbara & Robert Young
Palmgren Fund for Ovarian Cancer
Russel W. Palmgren
Elizabeth Knight Patterson Postdoctoral Fellowship
Elizabeth Knight Patterson
John H. Baker
Margaret M. Dickenson
Board of Associates
Helen P. Coon Trust
John H. Simpson
Eden Charitable Foundation
Endowment from the Estate of Phyllis Peters
Phyllis E. Peters
Millie and Jules Roden Endowed Research Fund
Richard C. Roden
The Debbie and Arthur Roedel Endowed Fund for Lung Cancer Research
Debbie & Arthur Roedel
Bruce R. Ross Visiting Professorship and Lectureship in Developmental Therapeutics
Byron K. Schader and Gay E. Schader Fund for Bladder Cancer Research
Gay E. & Byron K. Schader
Leo A. Shifrin M.D., Clinical Investigator Training Program Fellowship in tribute to Stephen H. Goldman, M.D.
Leo A. Shifrin
Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Nursing Scholars Fund
Mary R. Talbot
The Robinson Foundation
Jill Marie Tulli Fund for Breast Cancer Research
Jill Marie Tulli Fund
Family & Friends
Anthony H. Whitaker Fellowship Fund
Mary Ethel Pew
Institute for Cancer Research Board of Directors
Family and Friends
Wick R. Williams Endowed Lectureship Fund in Epidemiology
Helen J. Williams-Gebhardt
Kenneth L. Williams
Medical Equipment from Sarah H. Wolfberg and Toby Wolfberg Endowed Fund
Sarah H. Wolfberg and Toby Wolfberg
The Young Gastrointestinal Research Fund in memory of Frank L. & Louis H. Young
Steven P. & Shelley Harris
Dr. Michael & Nancy Y. Markowich
Pearl Young Foundation
Justin L. Young
Frank L. & Pearl Young
*Of $25,000 or more