On the recommendation of Department Head Dr. Michael Green, Dr. Susan Phillips has been appointed Walter Rosser Chair in Family Medicine Research. Effective October 1, 2019, the appointment will continue until June 30, 2022.
In this role, Dr. Phillips will be responsible for conducting, supporting, and developing research within the department and cognate research units, as well as fostering and conducting research of a quality sufficient to attract funding from national peer-review agencies. She will also be responsible for the education, supervision, and mentorship of research students and trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral levels.
The Walter Rosser Chair in Family Medicine became effective January 1, 2017, with an endowment of $2.5 million. Dr. Richard Birtwhistle received the inaugural chair.