Teri Longacre, John Sunwoo and Roeland Nusse receive endowed appointments.
Teri Longacre, MD, professor of pathology, was appointed the Richard L. Kempson, MD, Professor of Surgical Pathology, effective June 14. Her research and clinical interests include gynecological and gastrointestinal pathology, with a specialty in hereditary cancer syndromes. The professorship was established in 2002.
Kempson is an emeritus professor of pathology who specialized in gynecological pathology and co-founded the surgical pathology laboratory at Stanford Hospital.
John Sunwoo, MD, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, was appointed the Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor, effective June 14. He investigates the interactions between the immune system and head and neck cancers, with a particular focus on the role of natural killer cells.
The professorship is the fifth established with funds from the late Edward and Amy Sewall. Edward Sewall was a professor at Cooper Medical College in San Francisco, which became the medical department for Stanford. He was later a chief of otolaryngology and a professor of surgery, emeritus, until his death in 1957.
Roeland Nusse, PhD, professor of developmental biology, was appointed the Reed-Hodgson Professor of Human Biology, effective Sept. 1. His research examines the role of the signaling molecule Wnt, which is involved in embryonic development, cancer and functions of adult stem cells.
The late Richard Hodgson and his wife, Geraldine Coursen Reed, graduated from Stanford in the late 1930s and supported Stanford throughout their lives. Hodgson was a co-founder and director of Intel Corp. he served as an executive at International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., as well as several other technology companies.