Written by Christina Crowe

The Department of Pathology is excited to announce three endowment updates for our faculty:

The endowment held by Yabing Chen, Ph.D., Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Education—a professorship—has been elevated to and is fully endowed as a chair. Dr. Chen is now the Jay M. McDonald Endowed Chair in Laboratory Medicine. The department is grateful for the ongoing support of former chair Jay M. McDonald, M.D., Ph.D., and his wife, Sarah, with the generous funding of this endowment.

Shu Chen, Ph.D., Professor, Neuropathology, is named the inaugural holder of the Ona Faye-Petersen Endowed Professorship, established in 2021, supported by the department. Dr. Chen joined the department in December 2021 from Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Pathology.

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Dr. Faye-Petersen earned emeritus status in August of 2020 after semi-retirement. In 2019 she established the Ona M. Faye-Petersen Educational Support Fund, which provides funds for supplemental learning opportunities for trainees in Anatomic Pathology. The professorship in her name was created by the department in 2021.

Han-Fei Ding, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular & Cellular Pathology, is named the inaugural holder of the Gene P. Siegal Endowed Professorship. Established in 2021, the endowment is supported by the department and honors Dr. Gene Siegal, M.D., Executive Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology.
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Dr. Ding joined the department in September 2021 from the Medical College of Georgia, where he was a professor in the departments of Pathology and Biochemistry.

In November 2020, Dr. Siegal was named to the inaugural class of fellows, Sigma Xi, "for distinguished contributions as a physician scientist and for exemplary scholarship as a teacher, mentor, author, reviewer and editor, and as a leader in academic medicine." A full description of his induction and recap of his laudable career is found here.

Join us in congratulating these deserving faculty on their achievements, and look forward to a series of articles in which we will profile them and their work, to come.