The Marcus Foundation renews support for 15 physician researchers
The Marcus Foundation has announced a new $5 million gift to the Department of Pediatrics in Emory University School of Medicine to renew support for 15 pediatric physician/researchers in the Marcus Society in Pediatrics. The Society was launched in 2005, and elevated in 2012 with a $5 million gift from The Marcus Foundation. It serves as an “intellectual home” for the Marcus Professors, who practice medicine at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and conduct research in laboratories at Emory School of Medicine.
Three of the Marcus Professors are GDBBS faculty. Their names and their specialties are listed below:
- Larry Anderson, MD: infectious diseases. Dr. Anderson is an MMG faculty member.
- Subra Kugathasan, MD: gastroenterology. Dr. Kugathasan is a PBEE faculty member.
- Nael McCarty, PhD: cystic fibrosis. Dr. McCarty is the GDBBS Director and an MSP faculty member.
The Marcus Foundation’s generosity has helped the Department of Pediatrics grow to become a leader in research, patient care and teaching. When the Marcus Society was created in 2005, the Emory Department of Pediatrics was ranked #27 in National Institutes of Health funding, and today is ranked #5.