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Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine

The Joy McCann Professorship is awarded to a female faculty member who has demonstrated leadership and mentoring of students, residents and fellow faculty members.

About the Professorship

In 2002, KU School of Medicine's Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Program received an endowment from Joy McCann Culverhouse and Robert Daugherty, M.D., through the Joy McCann Foundation. This endowment established the Joy McCann Professorship.

The professorship is awarded every three academic years to a female faculty member who has demonstrated leadership and shown a history of mentoring students, residents and fellow faculty members. Terms last three years. 

The professorship is to be used to encourage, inspire, and reward female faculty in their academic careers and support the recipient's program plan for three years. The Joy McCann Professor recipient will receive an annual monetary award. 

Current Joy McCann Professor in Medicine and Science

Grace H. Shih, M.D.

Grace H. Shih, M.D.
2019-2022 Joy McCann Professor in Medicine and Science
Professor of Anesthesiology
GSHIH@kumc.edu

Dr. Grace Shih was named the newest recipient of the University of Kansas Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine by Robert Simari, M.D., Executive Dean, KU School of Medicine. Dr. Shih's term will run through June 30, 2022.

Dr. Shih's vision for the McCann professorship is to continue the legacy of the talented women who have received this professorship with regards to leadership, mentorship and academic promotion.

Previous University of Kansas Joy McCann Professors

2003 - 2006
Kimberly Templeton, M.D., Associate Professor

2007 - 2010
Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D. Professor

2010 - 2013
Susan K. Pingleton, M.D., FACP, Master Fellow, ACCP

2013 - 2016
Mary Zimmerman, Ph.D. Professor

2016 - 2019
Kimber Richter, Ph.D., MPH Professor

Questions about the Joy McCann Professorship?

For any questions about the Joy McCann Professorship, please contact Elizabeth Harner.

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