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Drs. Denise Galloway and Hans-Peter Kiem Receive Endowed Chairs

By January 3, 2019No Comments

Barbara Stephanus, a longtime donor to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has gifted not one but two endowed chairs to support the center’s science:

  • Dr. Denise Galloway, who studies the role of human viruses in cancer development, is the recipient of the Paul Stephanus Memorial Endowed Chair, named in honor of Barbara Stephanus’ late husband, who worked in real estate. (Galloway previously held one of the Hutch’s 40th Anniversary Endowed Chairs.)
  • Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem, a pioneer in stem cell and gene therapy, is the recipient of the Stephanus Family Endowed Chair for Cell and Gene Therapy. (Kiem previously held the José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research at the Hutch.)

Kiem’s and Galloway’s endowed chairs were celebrated at a recent Fred Hutch reception that was attended by Barbara Stephanus; her son, John; his wife, Evelina; and other friends and family. Attendees from the Hutch included Executive Vice President and Deputy Director Dr. Bruce Clurman, Senior Vice President and Human Biology Division Director Dr. Eric Holland and Philanthropy representatives Nancy Greenwood Vehrs and Dave Kolk.