Friday, June 29, 2007
On June 25, 2007, an investiture ceremony was held to award Cedric X. Yu, DSc, with the inaugural Carl M. Mansfield, MD Endowed Professorship in Radiation Oncology. The professorship was established by Krishnan Suthanthiran, president and founder of Virginia-based Best Medical International, a multinational company specializing in radiotherapy products. It was named in honor of Dr. Carl Mansfield, with whom Suthanthiran worked to develop a product line targeting prostate cancer.
This investiture ceremony kicked off a new tradition of honoring faculty members who receive endowed professorships with a special medal to uniquely recognize their accomplishment. The front of the medal features the image of a founder and first dean, Dr. John Beale Davidge and the historic Davidge Hall. The back of the medal lists the four tenets of the
Dr. Mansfield received a replica of the medal that would be presented to Yu. "The endowed professorship and medal recognize the significant impact that you have had upon this institution and the field of radiation oncology," Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA told Dr. Mansfield at the ceremony.
Then it was Yu's turn to receive his medal. "To be named to an endowed professorship is extremely prestigious and acknowledges your career accomplishments and contributions to our academic community," said Dean Reece. "Your peers and colleagues in attendance today and throughout the
For more information on establishing an endowed professorship in someone's honor please contact the Office of Development via their website or at (410) 706-8503.
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