World-class faculty inspire the next generation of practitioners, develop clinical innovations that benefit patients globally, and generate discoveries that push the scientific frontiers of medicine. Recruiting and retaining outstanding physicians and scientists is essential to the School of Medicine’s continued success and to the success of global medical research.
Receiving an endowed professorship is the highest honor the university can bestow on a faculty member. It empowers faculty to pursue novel research opportunities that offer great potential for yielding breakthrough discoveries. Among individuals who hold endowed professorships at the School of Medicine are pioneers whose research laid the groundwork for the development of immunotherapy to treat cancer, illuminated the role of the gut microbiome in health and disease, and led to the creation of a blood test that can identify Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms arise.
An endowed professorship exists as long as Washington University endures. It becomes a tradition, developing its own character from the donor who founded it, the physician who holds it and the honoree for whom it is named.
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