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Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine


In 2002 the School of Medicine's Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Program received an endowment from Joy McCann Culverhouse and Robert Daugherty, MD through the Joy McCann Foundation to establish a Joy McCann Professorship. The professorship is awarded to a female faculty member who have demonstrated leadership and mentoring of students, residents and fellow faculty members.


Kimber P. Richter, PhD, MPH
2016-2019 Joy McCann Professor in Medicine and Science
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Main Phone: (913) 449-0157

Dr. Kimber Richter was named the newest recipient of the University of Kansas Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine by Robert Simari, MD, Executive Dean, KU School of Medicine. Dr. Richter's term will run through June 30, 2019. 

Dr. Richter's vision for the McCann professorship is to enhance compensation, advancement, mentoring and recognition for women at KUMC. To leave the medical center a better learning and work environment for women after her tenure than it was before. 

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Previous University of Kansas Joy McCann Professors

Kim Templeton 2003 - 2006
Kimberly Templeton, MD, Associate Professor
Y Wan 2007 - 2010
Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D. Professor
S Pingleton 2010 - 2013
Susan K. Pingleton, MD, FACP, Master Fellow, ACCP
Mary 2013 - 2016
Mary Zimmerman, PhD Professor


For questions about the Joy McCann Professorship please contact Krista Wimberly.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018

The McCann Professorship promotes and collaborates with the Women in Medicine & Science Program.

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