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Dr. Chai received his medal from Dr. Stephen Bartlett, chair of the Department of Surgery, and School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece.
The late Dr. Young was a professor in the Department of Surgery and head of the division of Urology at the
A replica of the medal presented to Dr. Chai was given to Dr. Young's widow, Dorothy, who told the audience that her husband would have been proud to have such an accomplished physician receive the professorship bearing his name. Dr. Chai was equally proud to be receiving the honor. "At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I've been given the opportunity to achieve success," said Dr. Chai. "I'm humbled by the trust that this institution has shown me by nurturing my future endeavors with the John D. Young endowed professorship….This endowed professorship represents a vision for the future," he added. "All of us here today are part of that vision. So here's to the future."
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A slide shows the two sides of the medal now being awarded to endowned professors.
Dr. Chai's wife, children and parents were on hand to celebrate his accomplishment.