Faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Mary Leonard, Thomas Montine and Mark Nicolls have been appointed to endowed professorships at the School of Medicine.

Mary Leonard

Mary Leonard, MD, professor of medicine and professor and chair of pediatrics, was appointed the Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, effective Oct. 18. She is the physician-in-chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, the director of the Child Health Research Institute at Stanford and a co-leader of Spectrum Child Health. Her research has focused on the effects of chronic diseases on nutrition, physical function and bone health throughout life.

The professorship was established in 2000 by Leon W. “Pete” and Arlene Harman, and is intended for the chair of the department. The Harmans, who are now deceased, managed restaurants, including Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises, and were longtime supporters of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Thomas Montine

Thomas Montine, MD, PhD, professor and chair of pathology, was appointed the Stanford Medicine Pathology Professor, effective Oct. 18. His research examines the structural and molecular bases of cognitive impairment, with the goal of identifying therapeutic targets.

The professorship was established this year with funds from the Department of Pathology and is intended to support a member of the department.

Mark Nicolls

Mark Nicolls, MD, professor of medicine, was appointed the Stanford University Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, effective Oct. 18. He is the director of lung immunology, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine, and chairman of the board of the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Institute for Research. His research focuses on the relationship between the immune response and lung disease, as well as on lymphedema.

The professorship was established with funds from the School of Medicine in 2004 and intended to support the chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

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