Dr. E. Jason Abel has been named the Robert F. and Dolores K. Schnoes Chair in Urologic Oncology. Dolores (Jinx) Schnoes and her late husband Robert (Bob) endowed this chair to support the Department in the realm of urologic oncology research, with a particular interest in renal cell carcinoma. This appointment recognizes Dr. Abel’s contributions in this area and will bolster his research program.
We would like to recognize Dr. Wade Bushman, the previous holder of this chair. Dr. Bushman’s research program was a worthy benefactor for this support, and he communicated regularly with the Schnoes family regarding the results of his research and the impact of the donation. Wade has been fully supportive of transitioning the chair to a productive renal cancer researcher to help advance the specific area of importance to the donors.