Harrison Foundation Creates Chair in Orthopaedics

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Robert Bruce, an Emory specialist in pediatric orthopaedics, is one of the inspirations for the Harrison Foundation gift.

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The Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation has given $1.158 million to convert the R. Harold Harrison Endowed Professorship in Orthopaedics in Emory School of Medicine into an endowed chair.

The Harrison family has close ties to members of the department. Among the inspirations for the gift is the family’s relationship with Robert W. Bruce, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and chief of pediatric orthopaedics at the Emory Clinic.

“The establishment of a named chair is in keeping with our department’s and our physicians’ commitment to medical education. That is one of our most important missions, and we are very grateful for this gift toward helping us carry it out,” says James Roberson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.

“This is a significant gift not only because of its benefit to the department, but because it inspires others to give,” says Ada Lee Correll, who chairs Emory School of Medicine’s $500 million campaign. “As we head into the final stretch of Campaign Emory, gifts like these help keep up the momentum we need.”

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