Targeted Cancer Research

Howard and Lynne Halpern with Fadlo Khuri
Jack Kearse

Head and neck cancers are among the more challenging cancers to treat. Among the more generous—and personal—gifts made to Winship Cancer Institute during Campaign Emory is one to support research on this difficult type of cancer.

Lynne and Howard Halpern committed a $2.5 million planned gift to recognize one of the country’s most accomplished head and neck cancer researchers, and to support the development of new therapies. The Lynne and Howard Halpern Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Research will honor Fadlo R. Khuri and recognize his role as deputy director of Winship and his leadership of the head and neck cancer program.

“Dr. Khuri and his team saved my life,” Halpern says. “Lynne and I can hardly express the depth of our gratitude for the extraordinary care we received at Winship. Our hope is that the gift of an endowed academic chair will result in discoveries that save many more lives.”

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