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Gifts of all sizes help the Department of Pathology to lead the world in innovative and compassionate patient care, groundbreaking research, and excellent medical education.

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To speak to someone directly about making a gift, please call 443-287-7947.

Donate by Mail

Donate by Mail

Mail your tax-deductible contribution made payable to Johns Hopkins University to:

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

More Ways to Give

Matching gifts, tribute giving and gift planning are additional ways to provide support to our department. For more detail, contact our Development Office at 443-287-7947 or HopkinsPathology@jhmi.edu.

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. For every dollar you donate to the Department of Pathology, your employer will match it either dollar for dollar, two dollars to one dollar, or, in more generous cases, three dollars to one dollar. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit https://ww2.matchinggifts.com/jhu. Complete the section of your Employer’s required matching gift request form or online request portal designated for employees. For printed forms, please mail it to us at the address below and we will take care of all the other details and paperwork.

Please send matching gift form to:
JHU/Development Business Services
Attn: Gift Processing Supervisor
3910 Keswick Road N2100
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Questions about matching gifts? Please email matchinggifts@jhu.edu.

Tribute giving

There are many opportunities to commemorate family members, friends, or colleagues on a birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion. For example, gifts can be made to the Department of Pathology in honor of a friend's special life event, or in honor of a physician who has played a significant role in your health or who has advanced research in a specific disease area. These gifts are greatly appreciated by the people being honored and their families.

A gift made to the Department of Pathology in memory of a person who has passed away is a special way to honor a beloved friend or family member. Such gifts not only memorialize the person, but also help fight the disease that caused them suffering.

Gift planning

Gift planning allows our donors to thoughtfully choose ways of giving that meet their needs—and the needs of the Department of Pathology. A development director from the Department and the Johns Hopkins University Office of Gift Planning can provide you with information on effective charitable planning options so that you can achieve optimum tax, financial, and philanthropic results.

Honoring Our Past, Funding Our Future

For more than 125 years, the Department of Pathology has continued the traditions of excellence in research and teaching begun by William H. Welch, M.D., the first Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins. Even before the hospital opened its doors in 1889 and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class of medical students in 1893, the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology has been at the forefront of medical research and education.

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The story of Johns Hopkins is at its heart a story of philanthropy. Johns Hopkins Medicine owes its existence—and its continuing excellence—to the generosity of private individuals. While most investigators in the Department of Pathology receive some level of government funding, contributions from private individuals, foundations, and corporations provide investigators with the additional funding that is crucial in helping to continue the quality of teaching and patient care for which Johns Hopkins Medicine is known. More importantly, philanthropic contributions provide the critical support that investigators need in order to pursue novel and potentially high-impact research that challenge the frontiers of medicine for the benefit of all—now and in the future, here at Johns Hopkins and around the world.

Our Funds & Endowments

Some of the world's most accomplished physician-scientists have been members of our faculty. These remarkable men and women had significant impact on their respective fields and were extraordinary teachers and mentors to generations of pathologists.

Your tax-deductible contribution to any of our endowed funds both honors our past and provides permanent support to fund our future. Thank you for your investment and partnership.

The Peter C. Burger Neuropathology Fund

Peter Burger

Support a Fellow in Neuropathology

The Peter C. Burger Neuropathology Fund is an endowed fund established in 2012. This fund honors Peter C. Burger, M.D., Professor Emeritus and former Director of Neuropathology Surgical Consultation Services in the Department of Pathology. The income from the fund supports a fellow in the Division of Neuropathology for research projects that support their career development.

If you would like to honor Dr. Peter Burger's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the Peter C. Burger Neuropathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Patricia Charache, M.D. Clinical Microbiology Fund

Patricia Charache

Support a Fellow in Microbiology

The Patricia Charache Clinical Microbiology Fund, an endowed fund in the Department of Pathology which provides fellowship support in the Division of Microbiology, was established to pay tribute to Patricia Charache, M.D., D(ABMM), a nationally and internationally known infectious diseases specialist and medical microbiologist who practiced at Johns Hopkins Medicine for more than 50 years. Pat received her bachelor's degree from Hunter College and her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. It was during medical school that she began her lifelong love of microbiology. After medical school, Dr. Pat (as she was affectionately known by colleagues and trainees) completed an internship in internal medicine at the Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) and then completed research and clinical fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Harvard University School of Medicine, Children's Hospital. She returned to Johns Hopkins in 1964 where she started her career as an instructor in the School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases. Over the next five decades, she served in multiple positions of increasing responsibility—some of them concurrently. When the microbiology laboratory was part of the Department of Medicine, Pat served as its medical director and continued to serve as the director of the division and its various laboratories for 20 years after the microbiology division became part of the Department of Pathology. Under her direction, the laboratory grew and obtained national recognition, added faculty members and organizational structure, expanded services such as virology and molecular diagnostics, and was responsible for launching an active applied research program.

Promoted to full professor in 1992, Pat was the 30th woman to reach that rank in the history of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and went on to hold the positions of Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs' Physician Advisor and Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Pathology; Director of the Park Medical Laboratories; and an 18-month tenure as the Director of the Department of Pathology, Zayed Military Hospital and associated hospitals, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Beginning in 1998, until her retirement in 2010, Pat served as program director of Quality Assessment and Outcomes Research Programs. Her early research interests involved the detection of genetic abnormalities using immunologic approaches. Later in her career, she focused on developing approaches to detect microbial pathogens, including AIDS and tuberculosis. An innovator, Pat developed a novel 19-test, agar-based, computer-assisted method of bacterial identification and susceptibility testing which revolutionized testing and was in use in the clinical laboratory for 30 years.

A gifted teacher, valued mentor, and exemplary researcher, Pat also held the title of Distinguished Professor Emerita of pathology, medicine and oncology in the School of Medicine, and a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Throughout her career at Johns Hopkins, she worked tirelessly and courageously to advocate for the professional development of all faculty members, especially women, and mentored many as they advanced in their careers. Pat published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than a dozen books or book chapters, and continued to be an active member of the pathology and microbiology fields until her death on September 12, 2015.

If you would like to honor Dr. Pat Charache's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in her memory to the Patricia Charache Clinical Microbiology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Joseph C. Eggleston Fund in Surgical Pathology

Joseph Eggleston

Support for Surgical Pathology Trainees

This Fund was established in December 2000 with an anchor gift from Dr. Eggleston's family. This fund honors Joseph C. Eggleston, M.D., a 1962 graduate of the School of Medicine and former Director of Surgical Pathology and Professor of Pathology. Joe 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. The income from this endowed fund is allocated each year to Surgical Pathology residents or junior faculty members for projects that support their career development. These include research projects or other activities that support their training and careers. Joe died in 1989.

If you would like to honor Dr. Joe Eggleston's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his memory to the Joseph C. Eggleston Fund in Surgical Pathology through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Yener S. Erozan Fellowship in Cytopathology

Yener Erozan

Support a Fellow in Cytopathology

The Yener S. Erozan Fellowship in Cytopathology is an endowed fund established in 2000. This fund honors Yener Erozan, M.D., Director Emeritus of the Division of Cytopathology and a past president of the American Society of Cytopathology. The income from the fund supports a fellow in the Division of Cytopathology for research projects that support their career development.

If you would like to honor Dr. Yener Erozan's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the Yener S. Erozan Fellowship in Cytopathology through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Constance A. Griffin Molecular Pathology Fund

Constance Griffin

Support a Fellow in Molecular Pathology

The Constance A. Griffin Molecular Pathology Fund was established in 2012 by the Department of Pathology in memory of Constance A. Griffin, M.D., an outstanding leader, teacher, and mentor at John Hopkins and internationally known pancreatic cancer researcher. The income from the fund supports a fellow in the Division of Molecular Pathology for research projects that support their career development.

Dr. Griffin was born in Evansville, Indiana, and grew up in Akron, Ohio. Like her father, a pediatrician, she attended the University of Chicago for her undergraduate degree in biology before earning her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in 1977. After completing her internal medicine residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Dr. Griffin entered the medical oncology fellowship program at Johns Hopkins in 1981. Her strong belief in the importance of somatic genetic changes in cancer motivated her to pursue a fellowship in cytogenetics in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

In 1986, Dr. Griffin joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as an assistant professor of oncology and medicine, splitting her time between caring for oncology patients and directing the cytogenetics laboratory. Her team analyzed the chromosomes of solid tumors, rather than the more accessible blood malignancies, and took an early and sustained interest in pancreatic cancer.

In 1994, Dr. Griffin moved to the Department of Pathology where she spearheaded the adoption of new molecular cytogenetic methods and contributed to the identification of specific cancer-relevant genes located at the site of chromosome breaks. In 1998, she established and directed the Cancer Risk Assessment Program in the Department of Oncology to counsel patients with a familial history of certain cancers and, beginning in 2005, served as the interim director of the Department of Pathology's molecular pathology division. In 2008, Dr. Griffin was appointed Professor of Pathology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins, a position she held until her death in January 2012 from pancreatic cancer.

During her distinguished career at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Griffin made remarkable discoveries in the field of medical oncology and pathology. Her research helped to advance our understanding of pancreatic cancer, leading to the development of more effective ways to treat pancreatic tumors. Dr. Griffin has left behind a truly laudable legacy within the Division of Molecular Pathology at Johns Hopkins.

If you would like to honor Dr. Connie Griffins's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in her memory to the Constance A. Griffin Molecular Pathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Robert H. Heptinstall Fellowship Fund

Robert Heptinstall

Support a Pathology Fellow

The Robert H. Heptinstall Fellowship Fund was established in February 1999 to honor 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 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.

If you would like to honor Dr. Robert Heptinstall's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the Robert H. Heptinstall Fellowship Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Gary S. Hill, M.D. Renal Pathology Fund

Gary Hill

Support for Trainees in Renal Pathology

This endowed fund was established by family and friends in memory of Gary S. Hill, M.D., an internationally renowned renal pathologist and the former Chief of Pathology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Gary graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1968 and, after completing his residency in pathology in 1972, he became a member of the pathology faculty. An exceptional pathologist from the very beginning of this career, Gary and his bride Martha Norton Hill, an alumnus and later Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, honeymooned in an unlikely place—Cambridge, England—when Gary was invited to Cambridge University after receiving an award as "best new investigator" in pathology.

After rising steadily through the ranks in the Department of Pathology, Gary was appointed chief of pathology at Bayview in 1978, just a decade after earning his medical degree, a position he held for 18 years. He continued to teach during his tenure as chief and was highly praised by his students. While at Johns Hopkins, Gary's research in renal pathology revolutionized medicine's understanding of kidney disease where he pioneered new techniques for biopsying the organ's tissue.

In the late 1990s, Gary moved to Paris to become a visiting professor at l'UFR Broussais Hotel-Dieu at Universite de Paris. Fluent in French, he researched and developed a new, expanded method of identifying lupus and its severity. In his career, Gary also wrote a French-English medical dictionary and a textbook on renal pathology that was well received by his colleagues in the field. After returning to Baltimore, Gary died in February 2013.

The Gary S. Hill, M.D. Renal Pathology Fund provides support to medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty for their research in renal pathology.

If you would like to honor Dr. Gary Hill's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his memory to the Gary S. Hill, M.D. Renal Pathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here, choosing 'Other', and designating your gift to 'The Gary S. Hill, M.D., Renal Pathology Fund.'

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

Grover Hutchins

Research Support for Trainees

The friends and family of Grover Hutchins joined together to establish The Grover M. Hutchins, M.D. Memorial Fund. Grover spent 56 years at Johns Hopkins University. He first came to Hopkins in 1949 as an undergraduate in engineering. After serving in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1952-1954, Grover returned to Johns Hopkins where he completed his bachelor's degree and, in 1957, received his medical degree from the School of Medicine. He completed both his internship and residency in the Department of Pathology. Following his residency, Grover joined the Pathology faculty where he went on to become a full Professor and served in 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.

Above all, Grover was an acclaimed educator and medical school teacher until his unexpected death in 2010. Many of the leading academic pathologists today were nurtured by collaborations with him. Grover left behind a magnificent legacy of academic achievement and mentorship. The Grover M. Hutchins, M.D. Memorial Fund honors his legacy by providing research support for trainees and junior faculty in the areas of autopsy, cardiac or pediatric pathology in the Department of Pathology.

If you would like to honor Dr. Grover Hutchin's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his memory to the Grover M. Hutchins, M.D. Memorial Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents

Risa Mann

Support Resident Research & Education

The family, colleagues, and friends of Risa B. Mann, M.D. joined together to create the Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents to honor the life and work of an outstanding physician-scientist. Sadly, Risa died on June 26, 2015. She was a part of the Johns Hopkins family for more than 35 years before her retirement in 2004. Risa obtained her bachelor's and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins University and then completed four years of training in Anatomic Pathology at Hopkins, serving as Chief Resident in the Department of Pathology. After completing a fellowship in Hematopathology at the National Institutes of Health, she returned to Johns Hopkins where she was an active member of the Surgical Pathology service for 27 years. In 1995, Risa was named Professor of Pathology and Oncology, the 44th woman professor named at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and for 17 years served as Director of the Residency Training Program where she mentored the Department's residents and fellows as they embarked on their careers in pathology. A nationally recognized hematopathologist, she served on panels and boards of many professional organizations during her career and received numerous honors such as the Faculty Teaching Award in Pathology.

Throughout Risa's career, she was a staunch supporter and advocate for women in the field of Pathology. For many years, she taught medical students in the Year Two course in Pathology, introducing them to Dorothy Reed, a female pathologist at Johns Hopkins who was involved in recognizing the malignant cell in Hodgkin's Disease. A wife and mother of two, as well as an outstanding academic, Risa served as a role model for young women in medicine by showing them how to achieve success both personally and professionally.

The Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents provides support for resident research and education in the Department of Pathology.

If you would like to honor Dr. Risa Mann's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in her memory to the Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents through the Department of Pathology's online giving form by clicking here.

The Donald L. Price Research Fund

Donald Price

Support Research in Neuropathology

In honor of Dr. Donald Price's legacy at Johns Hopkins, the Department of Pathology established an endowed fund, The Donald L. Price Research Fund, to support trainees in the Division of Neuropathology.

Don came to Johns Hopkins in 1971 as the Director of the Division of Neuropathology, and Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Neurology, and Neuroscience. Beginning in 1985, he served as the Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center until his retirement in 2007.

For over four decades, Don 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, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's Disease (PD). Don's major research interest was to move from bedside to 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 in identifying genes linked to diseases, and in the power of transgenic and knockout approaches to clarify the biology of normal and abnormal gene products in vivo.

Don recruited an outstanding cohort of young scientists to work on neurodegenerative diseases, and it is appropriate that we honor him by building this endowment to support the research of trainees in neuropathology to carry on the outstanding programs he established.

If you would like to honor Dr. Don Price's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the Donald L. Price Research Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Lorraine Parent Racusen Renal Pathology Fund

Lorraine Racusen

Support a Fellow in Renal Pathology

The Lorraine Parent Racusen Renal Pathology Fund is an endowed fund established in 2012. This fund honors Lorraine Parent Racusen, M.D., Professor Emerita and former Director of the Renal Pathology Laboratory in the Department of Pathology. The income from the fund supports a fellow in the Division of Kidney-Urologic Pathology for research projects that support their career development.

If you would like to honor Dr. Lorraine Racusen's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in her honor to the Lorraine Parent Racusen Renal Pathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Noel R. Rose Pathobiology Graduate Program Fund

Noel Rose

Support Graduate Student Research & Education

The Noel R. Rose Pathobiology Graduate Program Fund is an endowed fund honoring Noel R. Rose, M.D., Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Division of Immunology and the Johns Hopkins Pathobiology Graduate Program, and founder of the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center. Dr. Rose passed away on July 30, 2020. The income from the fund is used to support the educational and research mission of the Johns Hopkins Pathobiology Graduate Program.

After completing his bachelor’s degree in Zoology at Yale University in 1948 and his doctoral degree from Penn State University in 1951, Dr. Rose took a position as an assistant instructor in the School of Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, ultimately receiving his medical degree in 1964. He then became a Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Buffalo, serving as Director of Immunology until 1973 when he accepted a position at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, as Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. In 1982, Dr. Rose joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University as a Professor holding appointments in both the School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he served as Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. In 1994, he was appointed Director of the Division of Immunology in the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology. In 1999, Dr. Rose founded the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center, a collaborative research effort with the school of public health, serving as its inaugural director until his retirement. From 2005 to 2015, he also served as Director of the Pathobiology Graduate Student Program, helping to shape the program into the unique, world class program it is today. He retired from Johns Hopkins in 2015, relocating to Boston where he continued to teach and mentor students as a member of the pathology faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

For more than 65 years, Dr. Rose made enormous contributions to the academic community at Johns Hopkins and beyond. His long and distinguished research career was launched in 1950 with the pioneering studies on autoimmunity thyroiditis in which he developed the first model of autoimmune disease that helped to initiate the modern era of autoimmune research. This was just the beginning of his remarkable career which included not only his landmark contributions in autoimmunity but also his extraordinary dedication to teaching which served to inspire and motivate countless students.

In 2012, the Noel R. Rose Pathobiology Graduate Student Fund was established by the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology to honor Dr. Rose’s long career as an outstanding physician-scientist and medical educator by supporting talented young scientists as they take the next steps in their academic careers.

If you would like to support our Pathobiology students and honor Dr. Noel Rose’s legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the Noel R. Rose Pathobiology Graduate Program Fund through the Department of Pathology’s secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Dorothy Rosenthal, M.D. Cytopathology Fund

Dorothy Rosenthal

Support a Fellow in Cytopathology

The Dorothy Rosenthal, M.D. Cytopathology Fund is an endowed fund established in 2012. This fund honors Dorothy Rosenthal, M.D., Director Emeritus of the Division of Cytopathology and former Vice-Chair of the Department of Pathology. The income from the fund supports a fellow in the Division of Cytopathology for research projects that support their career development.

If you would like to honor Dr. Dorothy Rosenthal's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in her honor to the Dorothy Rosenthal, M.D. Cytopathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The Mabel Smith Endowment for Resident Research & Education

Mabel Smith

Support our Residents

The Mabel Smith Endowment for Resident Research and Education was established in November 2004. This fund honors Mabel Smith, former administrator and dedicated member of the Pathology Department's staff for more than 50 years until her retirement in 2013. Income from the fund is used to finance special courses, research projects, travel and other needs for residents in the Department. The recipients of these funds are recognized each year at the Department's annual Awards Dinner. In this small way, we honor Mabel Smith, continue her legacy, and encourage and recognize outstanding research by our resident trainees.

If you would like to honor Mabel Smith's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in her honor to the Mabel Smith Endowment for Resident Research and Education through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.

The John H. Yardley Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology

John Yardley

Support a Fellow in GI Pathology

The John H. Yardley Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology was established in April 1999 in honor of John H. Yardley, M.D., former Baxley Professor and Director of Pathology. John's legacy is perhaps best expressed in his teaching of fellows. Over the years, he instilled in his fellows a lifetime love of research, patient care, and teaching. John died in 2011. The John H. Yardley Fellowship promotes the research activities and/or clinical training of promising pathologists pursuing advanced training in the field of gastrointestinal disease in the Department.

If you would like to honor John Yardley's memory, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the John H. Yardley Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking here.