The Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation has pledged $1 million to Jefferson Medical College in order to establish the William Maul Measey Professorship of Surgery. The endowment will enable Jefferson to continue to recruit prominent faculty to the department of surgery, further strengthening its commitment to the highest quality education of its students.
"In today's highly competitive academic climate, an endowed professorship can guarantee uninterrupted excellence in research and education for many years to come," says Paul C. Brucker, MD, President of Thomas Jefferson University. "Endowing the William Maul Measey Professorship of Surgery is a fitting way to commemorate Mr. Measey's longstanding commitment to medical education in Philadelphia."
The Measey Foundation's gift is the latest in a long history of giving to Jefferson. Since 1976, Jefferson Medical College has received more than $1 million to fund scholarships benefiting more than 350 Jefferson medical students. These scholarships are awarded to students based on both financial need and academic merit. In 1993, support from the Measey Foundation enabled Reuven Rabinovici, MD of Jefferson's Department of Surgery to research the efficacy of an experimental oxygen-carrying fluid as a substitute for blood.
The William Maul Measey Professorship will be the latest endowed professorship to be added to the Department of Surgery. The three other prominent chairs are the Samuel D. Gross Professorship of Surgery, the Grace Revere Osler Professorship of Surgery, and the Gerald Marks Professorship of Colorectal Surgery.
William Maul Measey established the Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation in 1958 in memory of his parents. The Foundation has as its purpose the support of medical education in the Philadelphia area.
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