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Dr. Yusuf A. Hannun Installed as Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research
Investiture Ceremony also recognizes Past President Shirley Strum Kenny and family

Media Advisory / Photo Op

For Tuesday, March 11, 11:00 AM

Stony Brook University Wang Center Theatre

 Media Contact: 

Greg Filiano
Office: 631-444-7880; Cell: 631-338-7644

Dr. Yusuf A. Hannun Installed as Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research

Investiture Ceremony also recognizes Past President Shirley Strum Kenny and family

WHAT:

Dr. Yusuf A. Hannun, an internationally recognized cancer researcher, physician-scientist, and Director of the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, is formally installed as the Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research at a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, will bestow this endowed professorship, the University’s highest academic honor, upon Dr. Hannun.

Joining the ceremony as special guests will be Stony Brook University Past President Shirley Strum Kenny and her husband Robert W. Kenny. The Kenny Professorship honors the life and legacy of their son, Joel Strum Kenny, a scholar, educator and rabbi (1962-1999), who lost a valiant battle against leukemia. Holders of the Professorship will be investigators in the field of cancer genetics, a burgeoning field essential to unlocking the mysteries to many forms of cancer.

PHOTO/VIDEO OPs:

Presentation of a certificate to honor Dr. Hannun as the Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research;

Presentation of a certificate, and flowers, to Shirley Strum Kenny and Robert Kenny;

University faculty formally congratulating Dr. Hannun;

A brass trio and reception with Stony Brook faculty, students, and the University community

WHEN / WHERE:
Tuesday, March 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Stony Brook University Wang Center Theatre

WHY:

Stony Brook University is committed to the tradition and importance of endowed chairs and professorships that recognize and foster academic excellence among its faculty. Endowed faculty positions are a hallmark of leading universities. They provide a means of continuous funding that supports scholarly work, research, and recruitment of eminent faculty. The event is a new tradition at Stony Brook and marks the third investiture ceremony during President Stanley’s tenure.

DIRECTIONS:


LIE (495) to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Rd. 8.5 miles. Cross over Rt. 347 and make a left at the main Stony Brook University entrance. Drive straight into the Administration Building parking lot. Directly across lot is the Wang Center where the theatre is located.