Congratulations to two School of Medicine’s faculty members who recently received endowed professorship appointments: Jennifer Cullen to the James T. Pardee – Carl A. Gerstacker Professorship in Cancer Research; and Peter Scacheri to the Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD Professorship in Oncology Research.
Cullen is associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, and associate director for Cancer Population Sciences at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC), supporting epidemiologic methods and biostatistical modeling. Her predominant focus is identifying and validating biomarkers and assay panels to forecast prostate cancer outcomes, in tandem with examining health disparities and quality of life trajectories for cancer survivors.
Scacheri, professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences and a member of the GI Cancer Genetics Program at the Case CCC), was at the forefront of the epigenetics of cancer. A leader in recognizing that regions outside of genes were critical for cancer growth, his research focuses on mechanisms that activate genes, driving the formation of cancer and its progression to overt metastasis.
There are currently more than 120 endowed professorships at the school, and more than two-thirds were established during the Forward Thinking campaign. Members of a prestigious legacy, these professors are elite among educators, scientists, doctors and scholars.
The School of Medicine is deeply grateful to the generous donors who make endowed professorships possible.