Three medical school faculty to receive endowed professorships

Mark Davis

Youn Kim

Gregory Albers

The School of Medicine has recently named three faculty members to receive endowed professorships.

Mark Davis, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, has been named the Burt and Marion Avery Family Professor.

Davis, who is director of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, is known for his work on how T lymphocytes recognize foreign entities. He is a past chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

The professorship was established with assets from the Burt and Marion Avery Professorship in Immunology. The Avery chair was established in 1988 with a gift from the late Burt Avery and his wife, Marion. The Averys have ties to Stanford spanning three generations.

Youn Kim, MD, professor of dermatology, has bee appointed the Joanne and Peter Haas Jr. Professor for Cutaneous Lymphoma Research.

The professorship was established with a gift from Joanne and Peter E. Haas, Jr. Peter Haas graduated from Stanford in 1969. The Haas family are longtime Stanford donors to the School of Medicine, School of Education and athletics.

Kim's research interests focus on cutaneous lymphomas, especially mycosis fungoides. She is director of the multidisciplinary cutaneous lymphoma program and photopheresis unit, and director of the dermatology residency program.

Gregory Albers, MD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, has been appointed the Coyote Foundation Professor.

Albers' interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders. He has been director of Stanford's Stroke Center since 1992.

Established in 2004 by Vincent and Susan Borelli of Saratoga, the Coyote Foundation supports education, social services for children, and the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford.