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Funding our future:

Funding BrochureWhile most of the investigators in the Department receive government funding for their work, private giving provides this important work with a margin of excellence. Private giving helps improve the quality of teaching and patient care delivered, and it allows the investigators the opportunity to pursue novel, potentially high impact research, which benefit all for years to come.

Despite the wonderful impact the Department of Pathology has had over the last century, we have a woefully inadequate endowment. Over the past several years, with your help, we have taken several large steps to correct this inadequacy. We have done this with two goals in mind. First, we wanted to honor extraordinary faculty members who have not only touched our lives but who have also had a significant impact on their fields. Second, we have tried to focus on helping our talented young trainees - the future of pathology. Over the past several years we have launched four campaigns. We want to inform you of these exciting efforts, to thank all of you who have contributed and to encourage those of you who haven't yet contributed to please consider making a pledge.


All of these campaigns remain open, but with your help they will be fully endowed. Thanks to all of you that have made this support a reality for our young pathologists.


The Grover M. Hutchins, M.D. Memorial Fund

Grover M. Hutchins, MD The friends and family of Grover Hutchins have joined together to establish The Grover M. Hutchins, M.D. Memorial Fund. Grover spent 56 years at Johns Hopkins University. First after completing his undergraduate and medical degrees and residency before serving on the Pathology Department faculty including a leadership role as Director of Autopsy Pathology from 1976 to 1998. He was a prolific clinico-pathologic researcher, with more than 500 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as hundreds of academic presentations, more than 50 book chapters, and two books. Grover was a tireless champion of the autopsy as a quality assurance, educational, and research tool. Among over 50,000 autopsies performed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1889, he personally examined reports and slides from over one quarter of the cases, as part of his research and educational work.

Most importantly, Grover was an acclaimed educator and medical school teacher. Many of the leading academic pathologists today were nurtured by collaborations with Grover. He leaves behind a magnificent legacy of academic achievement and mentorship, and is greatly missed. The endowment honors Grover and will provide research support for young trainees and junior faculty in the Department of Pathology, helping them transition to their independent careers.

If you would like to support this important fund, please mail your tax-deductible contributions payable to Johns Hopkins University to:

Attn: Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Carnegie 424
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417


The Donald L. Price Research Fund

Donal Price It is with great pleasure that we announce a campaign to endow a fund for research by trainees in neuropathology in honor of Dr. Donald Price. The Donald L. Price, M.D. Research Fund will not only honor one of our most respected scientists and mentors, but it will also support the research in neuropathology at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Price came to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in 1971 as the Director of the Division of Neuropathology and, since 1985, he has been the Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. He is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Neurology and Neuroscience.

For over four decades Dr. Price has made important contributions to the understanding of a variety of diseases, particularly peripheral neuropathies, disorders caused by toxins (tetanus toxin, botulinum toxin), and, most significantly, over the past two decades, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's Disease (PD). Dr Price's major research interest is to move between beside and bench and back again through the development and analysis of animal models that can be used to examine pathogenic mechanisms, to identify possible therapeutic targets, and test novel therapies. These approaches have become particularly important with the recent progress in identifying genes linked to diseases, and the power of transgenic and knockout approaches to clarify the biology of normal and abnormal gene products in vivo.

Dr. Price has recruited an outstanding cohort of young scientists to work on neurodegenerative diseases, and it is therefore only appropriate that we honor him by creating an endowment that will fund research by trainees in neuropathology to carry on the outstanding programs he has established.

If you would like to support this important fund, please mail your tax-deductible contributions payable to Johns Hopkins University to:

Attn: Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Carnegie 424
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417


The Joseph C. Eggleston Fund in Surgical Pathology

 Joseph C. Eggleston The Joseph C. Eggleston Fund in Surgical Pathology was launched in December 2000 with an anchor gift from Sylvia Eggleston-Wehr. This fund honors Joseph C. Eggleston, M.D. '62, former Director of Surgical Pathology and Professor of Pathology. Dr. Eggleston was an outstanding teacher whose influence was felt at every level of the medical community - students, housestaff in pathology, physicians in training in other departments, faculty and colleagues. He was a life-long student of human disease and a wonderfully talented diagnostic pathologist. It is only fitting that we honor him by creating the Joseph C. Eggleston Fund in Surgical Pathology. The income from this endowed fund will be allocated each year to Surgical Pathology residents or junior faculty members in the division of Surgical Pathology for projects that support their career development in Surgical Pathology. These may include research projects or other activities that support their training and careers. The fund remains open for additional gifts with the hope that it will reach a level sufficient to fund a faculty development chair or professorship in surgical pathology.

Please contact Sandy Markowitz at 410-955-2163 or for additional information or you may send your tax-deductible contribution payable to The Johns Hopkins University.
Mail to:

Attn: Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Carnegie 424
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417


The Yener S. Erozan Fellowship in Cytopathology

Yener S. Erozan The campaign to endow the Yener S. Erozan Fellowship in Cytopathology was launched in May 2000. This fellowship honors Yener Erozan, M.D. Director Emeritus of the Cytopathology Institute and past president of the American Society of Cytopathology. The fellowship will emphasize diagnostic, teaching, and clinical research activities that are so much of Dr. Erozan's life. The income from this endowed fund will be allocated to a fellow in Cytopathology for projects that support their career development.

Please contact Sandy Markowitz at 410-955-2163 or for additional information or you may send your tax-deductible contribution payable to The Johns Hopkins University.
Mail to:

Attn: Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Carnegie 424
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417


The Robert H. Heptinstall Fellowship

Robert H. Heptinstall The campaign to endow the Robert H. Heptinstall Fellowship was launched in February 1999 with an anchor gift from the Mirowski Family Foundation, Inc. This fellowship honors Robert H. Heptinstall, M.D., former Baxley Professor and Director of Pathology and author of the classic textbook, "Heptinstall's Pathology of the Kidney." As Baxley Professor and Director, Heppy led the Department from the microscope age into the modern molecular age, and, importantly, he served as a mentor to over 200 residents and fellows. The Robert H. Heptinstall Fellowship is designed to promote the research activities or clinical training of outstanding young pathologists pursuing careers in research.

Please contact Sandy Markowitz at 410-955-2163 or for additional information or you may send your tax-deductible contribution payable to The Johns Hopkins University.
Mail to:

Attn: Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Carnegie 424
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417


The Mabel Smith Fund for Resident Research and Education

The Mabel Smith Fund for Resident Research and Education was launched in November 2004. This fund honors Mabel Smith, administrator in the Pathology Department and employee since 1961. At Mabel's request, income from the fund will be used to finance special courses, research projects, travel and other needs for residents in the Department. The recipient of these funds will be recognized each year at the Department's annual Awards Dinner. In this small way, we will honor Mabel Smith, continue her legacy, and encourage and recognize outstanding research by our resident trainees.

Please contact Sandy Markowitz at 410-955-2163 or for additional information or you may send your tax-deductible contribution payable to Johns Hopkins University.
Mail to:

Attn: Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Carnegie 424
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417


The John H. Yardley Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology

John H. Yardley The campaign to endow the John H. Yardley Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology was launched in April 1999 and honors John H. Yardley, M.D. former Baxley Professor and Director of Pathology. Dr. Yardley's legacy is perhaps best expressed in his teaching of fellows. Over the years, he has instilled in his fellows a lifetime love of research, patient care, and teaching. The John H. Yardley Fellowship was designed to promote the research activities and/or clinical training of promising pathologists pursuing advanced training in the field of gastrointestinal disease in the Department. Even more importantly, his fellowship program fosters intellectual curiosity, creating leaders who have pushed the specialty of gastrointestinal pathology to new heights. This fellowship is now almost fully endowed and we are pleased to announce that the first recipient of this fellowship is a talented young pathologist with a strong interest in liver disease, Dr. Michael Torbenson.

Please contact Sandy Markowitz at 410-955-2163 or for additional information or you may send your tax-deductible contribution payable to The Johns Hopkins University.
Mail to:

Attn: Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Carnegie 424
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

All of these campaigns remain open, but with your help they will be fully endowed.

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