Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chairs

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chair Program logoA Living, Life-Giving Legacy

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

Endowed chairs 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.

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Faculty, donors, and friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center gathered for Prevailing Now: A Celebration of Fox Chase Cancer Center, on May 15, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, celebrating the annual endowed chair celebration, uniting Fox Chase faculty with donors who have established endowed chairs at Fox Chase. Photography by Scott Spitzer.

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May 17, 2011
April 15, 2010 or the
April 23, 2009 celebration.

An endowed chair offers significant and lasting benefts to its holder, to Fox Chase Cancer Center, and to the visionary philanthropist who makes it possible.

  • For the chairholder, it is a coveted professional reward, and ensures perpetual funding for promising lines of scientific inquiry.
  • Endowed chairs help Fox Chase Cancer Center strengthen the quality of its programs and its team of internationally renowned scientists and physicians.
  • For the philanthropist, it offers the opportunity to align his or her aspirations with those of a cancer leader of the highest caliber, to honor a physician or family member, and to demonstrate a powerful commitment to excellence in cancer medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center


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Endowed ChairsFox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chairs

Louis Della Penna Family Chair in Head and Neck Oncology

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.
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Carol and Louis Della Penna Chair in Urologic Oncology

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

Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS
Chief, Thoracic Surgery

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.
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Marvin S. Greenberg, MD Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

John P. Hoffman, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncology
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.
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Paul Grotzinger and Wilbur Raab Chair in Surgical Oncology

Stephen C. Rubin, MD
Chief of Gynecologic Oncology
Professor of Surgical Oncology
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The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Chair in Cancer Prevention

Paul F. Engstrom, MD
Acting Chair, Medical 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.
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Gerald E. Hanks Chair in Radiation Oncology

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.
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G. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair in Cancer Research

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.
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Stanley P. Reimann Chair in Oncology Research

Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President
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.
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Jack Schultz Chair in Basic Science

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.
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Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair in Cancer Research

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.
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Audrey Weg Schaus & Geoffrey Alan Weg Chair in Medical Science

David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Gastroenterology Section
Member: Keystone Program in Personalized Risk and Prevention
Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Research Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center

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.
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Carol and Kenneth Weg Chair in Human Genetics

Joseph R. Testa, PhD
Co-Director, Cancer Signaling and Genetics Program
Co-Leader, Keystone Program in Personalized Kidney Care

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

J. Robert Beck, MD
Senior Vice President
Deputy Director
Chief Academic Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Medical 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. More

William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cancer Research

Anna M. Skalka, PhD
Basic Science Director Emeritus
Scientific Director, Institute for Cancer Research
Member, Genome Stability Research
Program Member, Viral Pathogenesis Research Program

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.
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Robert C. Young MD Chair in Cancer Research

Jeff Boyd, PhD
Executive Director, Institute for Personlized Medicine
Senior Vice President, Molecular Medicine

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.
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Pending Appointments

G. Morris Dorrance Jr. Chair in Medical Oncology

Alfred G. Knudson Jr. Chair in Basic Science

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

For information about how to support Fox Chase's endowed funds, please contact:


Rich Santoro
Senior Director, Major and Planned Gifts
Institutional Advancement
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Tel: 215-728-3192
Fax: 215-728-2759
rich.santoro@fccc.edu