Four faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Timothy Cornell, Kevin Shea, Joanna Wysocka and Tony Wyss-Coray have been appointed to endowed professorships.

Timothy Cornell

Timothy Cornell, MD, professor of pediatrics, was appointed the Chambers-Okamura Endowed Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, effective Dec. 4. His research interests include the role of epigenetics in the regulation of inflammation and the use of molecular biomarkers and precision medicine to improve outcomes for critically ill children. 

The professorship was established with a gift from Jeffrey Chambers and Andrea Okamura to support the division chief of critical care in the Department of Pediatrics. Chambers, who earned an MBA from Stanford, is chair of the board of directors at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Kevin Shea

Kevin Shea, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, was appointed the Chambers-Okamura Endowed Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics, effective Dec. 4. His research interests include health care system performance and quality improvement, sports medicine, ACL injury and the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee, elbow and ankle. 

The professorship was established with a gift from Jeffrey Chambers and Andrea Okamura to support a faculty member with a focus on pediatric orthopaedics in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Joanna Wysocka

Joanna Wysocka, PhD, professor of chemical and systems biology and of developmental biology, was appointed the Lorry Lokey Professor, effective Dec. 4. Her research examines how gene regulation and expression are related to human development, evolution and disease. 

The professorship was established with a gift from Lorry Lokey and an anonymous donor to support a basic science faculty member who specializes in stem cell research. Lokey, a Stanford alumnus and significant donor, founded Business Wire, which distributes press releases and regulatory disclosures.

Tony Wyss-Coray

Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, was appointed the D.H. Chen Professor II, effective Dec. 4. His research focuses on brain aging, neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease. 

The professorship was established with funds from the D.H. Chen Foundation and an anonymous donor to support a School of Medicine faculty member in the neurosciences.



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