Rollins Foundation Creates Chair in Oncology
The R. Randall Rollins Chair in Oncology has been established in Emory School of Medicine with a gift of $2 million from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation.
H. Jean Khoury, professor of hematology and medical oncology and director of the Division of Hematology in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, is the first holder of the Rollins Chair, in partnership with the Winship Cancer Institute. The purpose of the chair is to support a faculty member with a focus in patient care and cancer research.
The Rollins family has been an Emory benefactor for generations. “This gift illustrates yet again the Rollins family’s generosity and commitment to the advancement of medicine and medical education,” says Thomas J. Lawley, dean of the School of Medicine.
“We are extremely grateful, and we know that Dr. Khoury’s appointment will yield great progress in research and patient care.”
Faculty, physicians, staff, students, and family members from as far away as Lebanon—Khoury’s home country—were on hand for the February celebration held in the James B. Williams Medical Education Building.