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Fox Chase’s Richard I. Fisher and Jonathan Chernoff Elected to Historic Interurban Clinical Club

April 12, 2016

Richard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEORichard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEOPHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2016) — Richard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEO, and Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer — both from Fox Chase Cancer Center — have been elected to the Interurban Clinical Club.

In a unanimous vote by the council and general membership, Fisher was voted in as an honorary member and Chernoff was elected as an active member. They will be welcomed at the group’s next meeting in November 2016 in Philadelphia.

Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific OfficerJonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific OfficerJust seven new members were elected to the club this year, which meets twice a year. The meetings take place in a select group of rotating cities —New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Haven.

The Interurban Clinical Club was founded in 1905 by William Osler.  The Club was established so medical teachers in some of the leading medical schools in the Eastern United States could share ideas and fellowship.

       

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship and community outreach. 
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